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  1. Hi All! I just returned from the MOST AMAZING trip and wedding ever! Pics and review to follow shortly! In the meantime, if any of you have any specific questions or are leaving soon please just reach out and I will answer any questions I can email is katiembowman (at) hotmail (dot) com
  2. Hi All - my wedding is at IRHS in just over a month! I have pretty much everything squared away with the resort and my various vendors. If anyone has any specific questions please feel free to reach out!
  3. Hi All! I am finally back into the swing of planning....took a few months off when I was super busy at work. Now that I am about 5 months away I need to get back on track! Here is my current wedding weekend time line and some questions (figured i'd ask here before i go back and annoy the resort wedding planner again!) Friday, November 7th Bachelor/Bachelorette party at the resort. Planning on going to the spa in the late afternoon with my 5 bridesmaids followed by dinner at the Hibachi restaurant. Do they have nightly entertainment at the resorts? if so, we will probably go to that then to the club. I think that the guys will all just meet us at dinner....I didnt want to seperate the couples that were coming since this is our vacation. On our Wedding Weekend Itinerary i plan on listing this activity as 'optional' Saturday, November 8th Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner (tentative) pending what the beach party includes....plus I dont want to over schedule things. Beach Party - I will ask the resort wedding planner to section off an area of the hotel's beach party for our guests. Again, this will be listed as 'optional'. Does anyone know what time the Beach Party that the resort throws on Saturday nights starts? Also, what does it include? Dinner? Entertainment? etc. Sunday, November 9th (Wedding Day) Hired Rashel Edwards for hair/makeup for myself and bridesmaids. Currently I asked here to be onsite by 10:30 am. Not sure if this is too much time or not enough. Does anyone know if I can let my mom use the hair service that I get with my wedding package? 4:30 pm - ceremony (with steel drum band) - again, not sure if this is the best time. I plan on emailing my photographer (Misha Early) to find out when the best time would be for photos etc. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (steel drum band to continue) - Cocktail party - again timing pending what the photographer says. I am not sure where I want the cocktail hour to be - has anyone thought about this? Since i plan on having the wedding and reception on the beach should I keep the cocktail hour on the beach also or change it up? 6:30 pm - 11? - Reception (not sure if the hotel lets it go until 11) Right now my plan is to have a reception on the beach with a rented tent, dance floor and lighting. I have received the pricing from the resort and although it is more than I had originally wanted to spend it is really my dream to have the reception under the stars with the ocean! Monday, November 10th Trash the Dress photo session at Rose Hall (Aqueducts etc) If anyone has any answers to some of these questions I'd love your help!
  4. Hi All! I am finally back into the swing of planning....took a few months off when I was super busy at work. Now that I am about 5 months away I need to get back on track! Here is my current wedding weekend time line and some questions (figured i'd ask here before i go back and annoy the resort wedding planner again!) Friday, November 7th Bachelor/Bachelorette party at the resort. Planning on going to the spa in the late afternoon with my 5 bridesmaids followed by dinner at the Hibachi restaurant. Do they have nightly entertainment at the resorts? if so, we will probably go to that then to the club. I think that the guys will all just meet us at dinner....I didnt want to seperate the couples that were coming since this is our vacation. On our Wedding Weekend Itinerary i plan on listing this activity as 'optional' Saturday, November 8th Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner (tentative) pending what the beach party includes....plus I dont want to over schedule things. Beach Party - I will ask the resort wedding planner to section off an area of the hotel's beach party for our guests. Again, this will be listed as 'optional'. Does anyone know what time the Beach Party that the resort throws on Saturday nights starts? Also, what does it include? Dinner? Entertainment? etc. Sunday, November 9th (Wedding Day) Hired Rashel Edwards for hair/makeup for myself and bridesmaids. Currently I asked here to be onsite by 10:30 am. Not sure if this is too much time or not enough. Does anyone know if I can let my mom use the hair service that I get with my wedding package? 4:30 pm - ceremony (with steel drum band) - again, not sure if this is the best time. I plan on emailing my photographer (Misha Early) to find out when the best time would be for photos etc. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (steel drum band to continue) - Cocktail party - again timing pending what the photographer says. I am not sure where I want the cocktail hour to be - has anyone thought about this? Since i plan on having the wedding and reception on the beach should I keep the cocktail hour on the beach also or change it up? 6:30 pm - 11? - Reception (not sure if the hotel lets it go until 11) Right now my plan is to have a reception on the beach with a rented tent, dance floor and lighting. I have received the pricing from the resort and although it is more than I had originally wanted to spend it is really my dream to have the reception under the stars with the ocean! Monday, November 10th Trash the Dress photo session at Rose Hall (Aqueducts etc) If anyone has any answers to some of these questions I'd love your help!
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by kristinac Katie, Who is your photographer? Hi - Sorry for the delayed response. I am going with MishaEarle. I looked at Saab and Sungold also but decided on Misha.
  6. Hi Kritinac! You are way ahead of the game!!!! althought my wedding is 6 months after yours so I guess I have time. Your OOT bag sounds awesome! the only other things i thought about putting in there was some candy/gum and a mug of some sort. Whenever I go to an all inclusive i bring an insulated mug b/c the drinks they make you are usually in tiny cups and I like the idea of everyone having a mug with our logo on it! I know that the resort requires you to use someone for flowers but other than that I think the vendors are your call. For example, I already booked my photographer. Hope that Helps! Katie
  7. Hi There! I have seen other brides on here that checked multiple bags to Jamaica and just paid the extra baggage fees. Also, they have asked family and friends to check additional luggage and paid the fees for them. I was thinking of trying to get a few junky suitcases at the Goodwill or something and doing that then I would just leave them in Jamaica....?
  8. Please Copy, Paste, & Add your date! Happy Planning! 2013 Brides: 01-04-2013- Justine416(Justine & Ryan)- Beach 01-07-2013 - Shauna253 - Suites 01-14-2013 - Erin - Suites 01-20-2013- Jreist - Beach 0 01-26-2013 - Grand 01-27-2013 - mthackeray (Adam and Marci) - Beach 01-28-2013 - erin2100 - Beach 02-20-2013 - newbiebridetobe - Suites 02-21-2013 - Cateyedcutie (Monique & Robert) – Grand 02-24-2013 - HollyandJohn - Suites 03-07-2013- mcc842002 (Meagan & Tom) - Beach 03-13-2013 - kristencanada (Kristen & Kyle) - Grand 03-23-2013 - Laura2013 (Laura & Jonathan) - Beach 03-28-2013-Kassi22 (Karen & Wayne) - Suites 04-17-2013 Vanessa and Robert - Suites 04-18-2013 - niquira 04-26-2013 cancemini (Becky & Anthony)- Beach 04-27-2013 - albellis (Andrea & David) - Beach 04-30-2013 - ashlee430 ( Ashlee & Mike) - Suites 05-04-2013 - CourtandMatt (Courtney & Matt) - Suites 05-04-2013 - DaniScales2B (Danielle and Robert) - Grand 05-05-2013 - LauraKr - Suites 05-12-2013 - fut MrsAntenor (Tanae and Vladimir) - Suites 05-16-2013 - WendyJune (Wendy & Gordon) - Beach 05-17-2013 - katiemck22 ( Katie & Anthony) - Suites 05-18-2013 kinsellak1 (Roland and Kate)- Suites 05-23-2013 - heather1214 (Jack & Heather) - Suites 05-26-2013 - allieplask (Allie and Nick) Suites 05-29-2013 - sfox4214 (Stephanie & Phil) Suites 05- -2013- amybutz89- Suites 06-01-2013 - madison87 - Grand 06-02-2013 - Lillove81 - Suites 06-04-2013 beachbaby1192 (Andy & Debbie) - Beach 06-17-2013 - Bruuning17 (Laura & Jaden) -Suites 06-21-2013- kfarkas26 (Kristi and Jack)- Grand 06-22-2013 abbeynmike (Abbey and Mike) - Grand 07-01-2013 HeyMonBride - Suites 07-06-2013 - DanaB16 (Dana & Russell) - Suites 07-18-2013 - Julzman22 (Julie & Chris) - Suites 07-20-2013 - CokonLove (Naima & Satu) - Suites 08-13-2013- cander916 -(CharnayandCarl) - Suites 08-31-2013 - jleg04 (Jen & Tim) - Suites 09-02-2013- krystal084 (Krystal & Kurt)- Suites 09-09-2013 - Emily & Kieran (ejbunting) - Grand **I was deleted off after the last time I posted so I'm adding myself again! 09-21-2013 - (Amber & Nate) - Suites 10-12-2013-hollings04unc (Sabrina&Travis) - Grand 10-15-2013- KMidura (Kristina & Rich) - Beach 10-26-2013- onyxluxenoir (William & Keisha) -GRAND 11-08-2013- carajoe08 (Cara & Joe)- Suites 11-12-2013 Chris & Lisa - Suites 11-12-2013- cherri (Kenny & Cherri) - Beach 11-13-2013-Papoue (Pascale & Eric)- Beach 11-14-2013 – nattiejamrock (Natalie and Mike) 11-16-2013-Alier1 (Aliya & Thomas) - Suites 11-17-2013- ChelseaCat802- Suites 11-18-2013- HeatherandMatt - (Heather & Matt) - Beach 12-07-2013- MrsDSO (Brandy and Joe) - Suites 12-08-2013- ShayF (Shay and Dwayne)- Suites 2014 Brides: 01-02-2014 - cdelaney09 (Carrie & Kyle) - Beach 01-18-2014- wugambi812 (Maria and Greg)- Suites 01-19-2014- KWandCM (Krista and Chris) - Suites 01-20-2014- AliciaRichards - Suites 04-01-2014-Oceangrl16 (Rachel & Justin)-Suites 07-15-2014-Tara Thurau (Tara and Josh) - Suites 11-09-2014-kmbowm (Katie and Chris) - Suites
  9. Nope, the most I have done is secure the date, talk to a travel agent and start a wedding website. Oh and I found the Save the Dates that I liked...just need to order
  10. 1stmarriage - I have not sent mine out yet but I have them picked out and I plan on sending out in early August so that my guests have over a year to plan and save!
  11. I started it! Let the fun begin!! http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/86721/2014-iberostar-rose-hall-suites-brides
  12. Hi, All! Stealing this idea from the 2013 brides... Thanks Ladies!! I will update this when I have more information/when we book everything, but the following are my details/thoughts: Date: Nobember, 9, 2014 Time: ? Hotel: Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Ceremony Location: Beach or Lazy River Cocktail Hour: ? Reception Type: I'd like to have a private reception on the beach - if I have enough people. Reception Location: ? Reception Time: 7-10:30pm Music: DJ Photographer: ?? Looking at a few Videographer: ?? Travel Coordinator: Gary at Pan World Guest Amount: ?? Probably 50. We are inviting 200 Don't forget to add your date to the roll call: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/70055/iberostar-rose-hall-and-suites-roll-call And, make sure to check the huge Iberostar Rose Hall forum for answers to any questions (although we can post 2013 relevant questions here): http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/34054/iberostar-rose-hall-brides-post-all-info-questions-here Happy planning!
  13. Hi Ladies - Just confirmed my date with IRHS for 11/9/2014 - Excited to plan the big day with some other fall 2014 brides!!! Has anyone seen this thread? http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/77561/2013-iberostar-rose-hall-suites-brides It is for 2013 IRHS brides to share ideas, issues etc....maybe we should start one. I've read through this one and it had a TON of great info. Plus we wouldn't have to page through 500+ pages!
  14. Hello Ladies - Just wondering if anyone could provide some feedback on their experience since it seems everyone in this thread has been married at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. I have been searching all over and this place seems great and just what I am looking for but I'd love to hear some first-hand stories!
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