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About FutureMrsBarr13

  • Birthday March 12

Wedding Information

  • Wedding Date
    June 14, 2013
  • Wedding Location
    Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  1. FutureMrsBarr13

    The Jewel Dunn's River Resort

    ReneeG, Beautiful photos! I'm so happy to hear that you had a great experience. It makes me really miss that place! Gotta love rain on your wedding day. lots of liquid sunshine! Bride79, I'm not sure about the extra $20 charge person? We had the platinum sunset ceremony package and did not have an extra charge for each person for the ceremony. I guess that depends on which package you get? I remember we looked at the cost of not doing the package and getting everything we wanted "ala carte" and the cost is WAY more expensive. I think just getting an decorated arch is around $700 (barf). Anything with "wedding" labeled is always overpriced!
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    The Jewel Dunn's River Resort

    Great! They are wonderful! I can't stress that enough! PM anytime. I swear I will post pics soon. Btw it only took 4 weeks to get my marriage certificate! And they sent me 2 copies which is good
  3. FutureMrsBarr13

    The Jewel Dunn's River Resort

    Thank you thank you! It was an amazing experience! Sheika and her team are absolutely wonderful. They will do anything for you and are very attentive. We had the Platinum sunset package as we wanted to get married at 5pm. It includes everything that's listed in the package. You pick the location of your ceremony a few days before. They take you around and show you the options, etc. The beach option was nice, however, their beach is very narrow (especially as the tide comes in). We actually chose the boardwalk by the pool as we felt it had the most privacy for the ceremony. Well, it didn't matter that day as it rained and we ended up having our ceremony indoors at The Moonstone near the last minute! It was still very beautiful and they worked their butts off to get things organized at a different location last minute. My mom and sister helped me get into my dress. Sheika has a team she works with, I'm sure someone will be able to help you. As far as flowers go, there are some flowers that they are unable to get i.e. Gerber daisies. I had the tropical bouquet that was listed in the package and they were absolutely beautiful. I would ask Sheika for pictures. She'll help you out and answer your questions. Photography - When inquiring about photography from the resort, they only emailed me two or three pictures to show me their work. that was not enough for me to make a decision as photography was very important to us - it's all you have left! We actually hired an outside photographer - Brian Nejedly. He was absolutely fantastic. Here's his website: http://www.briandesign.com/. Even though we opted for an outside photographer, the Platinum package still included some photos from the resort (18 5x7 photos). So we actually had two photographers (we had no idea that they would still take pictures even though we had an outside vendor!). Our resort photographer Kevin did a good job. I would ask for him to do your photos if you can. Enjoy the planning process. Email Sheika about the details, she will any any question for you and is just FANTASTIC to work with. She really put us at ease. Please tell her Ashley said HI!
  4. FutureMrsBarr13

    The Jewel Dunn's River Resort

    We just returned from our wedding at the jewel! It was a wonderful experience! PM me if you have questions!
  5. FutureMrsBarr13

    2013 Brides in Jamaica

    Just returned from our wedding at The Jewel Dunn's River! Will post a review later on!
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    2013 Brides in Jamaica

    Woo hoo for 6/15/13! Getting married at The Jewel that day!
  7. FutureMrsBarr13

    Secrets St James/Wild Orchid Weddings 2012/2013

    My FI and I ran into this issue as well. We ended up sending the certified copy from vital statistics (my birth certificate is actually OH). It's watermarked and stamped - you can't get anymore official than that! They processed our birth certificates/passport information without an issue.
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    Reception band help!

    My FI and I are getting married 6/15/13 at The Jewel Dunn's River Resort & Spa, Ocho Rios. We are planning to have live music for the reception...we are just not sure what to choose?! We have the choice between: calypso band, reggae band, jazz band, steel drummers (3), and mento band. We are definitely having a steel drum player for the ceremony, but not sure if we want that for the reception. I you-tubed the different bands to get an idea, but I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on these choices as they all sound great to us! We definitely want to dance and party!
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    Any other 2013 Brides??

    Getting married June 15, 2013 at The Jewel Dunn's River Resort & Spa in Jamaica!!!
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    The Jewel Dunn's River Resort

    These posts are a little old..but I'll see if someone replies! My fiance an I are considering The Jewel for our wedding in June 2013. If anyone has any experience or reviews about that resort in general? I'm a little worried that no one has posted much of anything about this place. It looks beautiful!!
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    Wedding in Antigua

    Congrats! I'm also looking at St James Club or the Verandah for June 2013. Would appreciate any feedback on either place and pictures!!
  12. FutureMrsBarr13

    Planning for 2011 Wedding in Antigua

    I am also looking at the Verandah and St James. Any info would be helpful!!!
  13. I was actually thinking about Curacao as well. Are the marriage law requirements the same as Aruba? (you have to have a civil ceremony in the court house or get married before you come?)
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    Any Antigua brides out there?

    My fiance and I are considering Antigua as our wedding destination and are having difficulty choosing a resort :/. I loved Sandals Antigua resort, but we are having single guests (i.e. his mom and brother) and I think it's a bit pricey for a single occupant. We are looking at the Verandah and would love to hear any feedback when it comes to cost for the wedding and any reception ideas. Thanks!