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Soon2bmzbrooks

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About Soon2bmzbrooks

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    Maryland

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  • Wedding Date
    October 02, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Secrets Montego Bay Jamaica
  1. Soon2bmzbrooks

    Weather? Wedding In October?

    KG1990 I've tried to download some pics but I need to take the time to download them again. I thought it was successful, but it wasn't. I'd even love to download the video Secrets created. I'm working on it.
  2. I've been trying to get some pics on here from my 10/2 Secrets Wild orchid wedding. For those who are curious about the quality of photography that's included in their packages, this is what you are working with. I am pretty satisfied. They took 451 photos and pretty much captured each moment from the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception. Let me know if you have any questions.
  3. I am in search of a way to share my 40 minute wedding video and wedding photos from my destination wedding so that my family that wasn't able to attend can enjoy them, possibly through a website that I can build or somtheing. Any suggestions or recommendations??
  4. Are you getting the ultimate wedding package that comes with the band? That's what I did and they were great. However, I think the dj is well worth it. And for your decorations, I brought some of my own decorations for the table just to add some color and they didn't charge me for putting them out. I asked if I could have my family do it for me and they agreed to do it for me for nothing. And they were creative in making it work.
  5. Soon2bmzbrooks

    Weather? Wedding In October?

    I was just married in Jamaica on 10/2/15 and was scared of the same. Let me just say that out of the whole week we were there the morning of my wedding was the only morning that it was pouring down raining. However as the day went along it began to clear up. So yes like you've heard, I believe they if and when it rains for the most part it just passes through and clears up. Don't worry, your October wedding in Jamaica will be just fine.
  6. Soon2bmzbrooks

    Secrets Wild Orchid

    I was married on 10/2/2015 at Secrets Montego Bay. I'd like to provide comments and/or answer any questions for all you anxious Montego Bay Brides to be. First of all the wedding coordinators at Wild Orchid at very good at what they do. My wedding turned out to be better than I imagined and/or planned. So I had planned to have my ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception outside on the beach using the Beach Casita area. On the morning of my wedding it rained like crazy!!! At that point I had prayed more than I could, worried more than I should and I figured there was nothing else left to do. So I just was like "Oh Well" Anyway as the morning went on it cleared up a bit with a slight overcast. My wedding was scheduled for 4pm, and at able 130 or 2pm, Samone the wedding coordinator called me to tell me that the wedding ceremony would still be at the casita, however, my ceremony is being moved to the Seaside restaurant/grill because of the weather. As some of you might know, their policy is that they will not and can not close a restaurant just to host your reception. Well they did for me. And it was perfect!!!!! So many of you on this site told me to trust their wedding coordinators and you were right. Although at times there is lack of communication and/or understanding they really seem to know what they are doing. In addition to the live band that came with the cocktail hour, I added the DJ. It was DJ BLUE. He was the best!!! It was just perfect. He conducted the whole reception and it was perfect ( and cute!!!) LOL.. I will add that I also used their sound system for the ceremony. I don't think that was worth it. The coordinators did tell me that because I was getting the DJ for the ceremony, they would let me use the sound system for the ceremony. Well their sound system didn't have a microphone, and my bro in law operated it and he said his karaoke machine at home worked better than that. However, it did allow me to come down the aisle on my selections. That's the one down side of my ceremony, while the officiant was talking and making us laugh throughout the ceremony. My guests say they couldn't hear anything at all. So sometime today, I'm going to try upload some pics on here. I used their photographer and videographer. And I'm satisfied with their work. Of course compared to some pics I've seen on here, they didn't match up to them, However, the pics does capture the moments, I'd like to remember with decent quality. So I'll just say for the price for SECRETS Ultimate package, I think I got my money worth and am satisfied. I opted not to do a lot of additions with décor, because I felt their prices were ridiculous!!! I purchased a roll of violet studded material at a clearance rate, and I purchased a lot of peacock feathers, which I intended to be my theme décor. (I hadn't known that there were peacocks roaming the resort). So the wedding team at NO extra cost added my pieces to the table and even put a few feathers on the cake and a few places on the table, being creative. And they did well!!!! That's all I can think of right now. But shoot out the questions, if you have any. ** I want to try to upload the DVD onto youtube. Does anyone have any experience with that? It's approximately 35 minutes long.
  7. Whew!! I'm glad it's just not me. When I call them, I get the impression that my event is not important. They don't sound understanding at all. This is very frustrating. I can't wait to see your pics. Im on the computer at work right now, and for some reason I'm not able to view your pics. But thank you again for your viewpoints.
  8. Thankk you @@cora4600 your reviews/tips and these posts were SOOOOO useful. i'm getting married there 10/2. Your answers really helped me. Even though Im going through some "issues" with the wedding crew there right now. Your comments sort of help me feel a little more positive about things. Because I have been lately regretting choosing this resort. Thanks so much. Ladies lets try to keep this thread going? For some reason There's not alot out here on SECRETS Montego Bay
  9. Soon2bmzbrooks

    Any Jamaica Brides Please Read

    I think that's a great idea. I will be there Sept 29th preparing for my wedding and would love donations!!!...Enjoy and Congrats!!
  10. Ok.so I just found out the SWO's only solution to the issue is that they want "ME" to pay for a tent just in case there is inclement weather. Because they have a huge event that was booked over a year ago where this company wants all of the indoor ballrooms. So initially I only reserved the outdoor venue for 10 people, but was told that I can ALWAYS upgrade. So now that I have been trying to upgrade for 25 people, SWO is telling me that theydon't have a back up venue (indoor) in case of inclement weather. I think this is unfair. I was asked to rent a tent in case it rains, at my expense or I can consider changing my date to the next day and only 11am and 2pm are available. I AM DO FURIOUS!!!! and don't know what to do. Of course it's too late to cancel. If it were just my funds I would, However I have these 25 people that have paid their balances. ANY SUGGESTIONS!! Everytime I call them I get so upset I want to fuss and cuss, but I am going to start crying!!!! HELP!!
  11. Ok.so I just found out the SWO's only solution to the issue is that they want "ME" to pay for a tent just in case there is inclement weather. Because they have a huge event that was booked over a year ago where this company wants all of the indoor ballrooms. So initially I only reserved the outdoor venue for 10 people, but was told that I can ALWAYS upgrade. So now that I have been trying to upgrade for 25 people, SWO is telling me that theydon't have a back up venue (indoor) in case of inclement weather. I think this is unfair. I was asked to rent a tent in case it rains, at my expense or I can consider changing my date to the next day and only 11am and 2pm are available. I AM DO FURIOUS!!!! and don't know what to do. Of course it's too late to cancel. If it were just my funds I would, However I have these 25 people that have paid their balances. ANY SUGGESTIONS!! Everytime I call them I get so upset I want to fuss and cuss, but I am going to start crying!!!! HELP!!
  12. I'm looking to hire a DJ for my wedding and reception in Montego Bay. I'm thinking that outside DJs might save me some money. Help please. Any recommendations or suggestions??
  13. They seem to have booked another big event and they want to use all the ballrooms. THey are meeting with them this weekend to see exactly what's needed. So it's only if there is some type of inclement weather, there are going to be issues. We are scheduled to talk this week... But as I mentioned before I'm trying not to panick and get upset.
  14. Hi SWO Brides. I'm getting married in SWO Oct 02, 2015. I'm getting nervous. I'm working on welcome bags and favors. SWO WC has some issues and might not have a back up plan for inclement weather. I should be hearing from them in a few days!!! Im trying not to panick!!!! Plus I wanted to hire an outside DJ, if it's cheaper!!! Do you all have any suggestions or recommendations?
  15. Outstanding Review. Very well done. Everything was useful. I'm getting married there in October. Now I'm reconsidering my decision on just using their speaker and would like to get their DJ. According to the website the price for the DJ is like 250 an hour and you have to get at least 3 hours. Is that right???
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