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My Ocho Rui Wedding Jan 31 08

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Your wedding was gorgeous! You looked beautiful and your pics turned out great. I was kind of hesitant to book Michael because I thought it might be just a little too much, but I might just have to splurge on that one. You also have me changing my mind about the disco. The Seagrape sounds great. My wedding is on a Saturday (April 5th this year). The Seagrape is available on saturdays? or is it just the beach reception thats not available (I thought I read in a previous reply that one of the two wasn't an option for a saturday wedding)?

I'm kind of stressing out because we have about 40 or so days left and I haven't even been able to get in touch with Chandlyn over the phone to figure out anything. Thank you so much for giving the break down because we would've gotten there and been blindsided with all of this at once. Also, do they do credit cards down there or do we have to travel with a bunch of cash?
Hey, I just saw your wedding date - you're the day after me! Very nice!!! Chandlyn has been answering my questions, but slowly.

From what I understand, you can use credit cards, though there may be an extra charge for credit cards at Photoshop (I think I remember reading that somewhere...)

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Hi! Congrats! I was actually at the RIU during your wedding and I have to admit....the reception on the beach was BEAUTIFUL!!!! I had planned on my wedding being on a sat (jan 26, 200cool.gif so that was not an option. I only have great things to say about the RIU!!
Congrats again!!!
Bex1975 - have you done a review? Would love to see it and pics!

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Ktownbride - you were a gorgeous bride, congratulations! I love the picture of your son playing in the sand!

I didnt even know the Seagrape reception was an option, it does look pretty fabulous. Did all of your guests just dance on the beach? Would love to see more pics of the reception!

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Hi ladies! I'm back! And thought I would fill you all in quickly about our trip.
The RUI was amazing. The service was great, and the Jamaican people are wonderful. We were upgrated from our junior suite to a deluxe ( and I mean DELUXE) suite with a jacuzzi on balcony - which was the size on our 20x20 deck at home! Absolutely beautiful room. We were able to keep it for the whole two weeks, but weren't upgraded until tuesday (arrived sunday). We went with the free package. Ended up paying a total of $4000.
$250 - basic price
$350 - steel band at ceremony - a wonderful choice
$350 - dj - reception at seagrape - he was awesome, i did bring 3 cds of our own music - and he did a great job!
$450 - open bar at reception.
Ladies - the Seagrape is the way to go!!! Your in Jamaica - why wouldn't you want your reception on the beach? There was a bonfire down by the water which we had our first dance song to, and it reminded us of home. SO NICE!
$450 - appitizers ater ceremony
$1000 - photos - this was for a total of 3 hours and 156 pictures on cd. Michael was excellent! I love my photo's!
$532 for flowers - bouquets etc.
$800 - upgraded decoration at beach gazebo. They transfered the flowers to our dinner tables and then to tables at reception, then to our room afterwards. perfect!
$50 - upgraded cake - i believe this charge was for the flowers on it.

My opinion on the DISCO - a great place to dance and drink with you friends.
Maybe not so much on your wedding day reception(this is just my opinion, and don't want to hurt anyones feelings). It has no windows. It is a square, with speckelld carpet on the walls and lots of mirrors. There isn't much room for chairs or tables at all. There are bar stools around the bar, but that is it. If you are not getting a drink or dancing, there isn't much room to do anything else.

Beach party Receptionhuh.gif - I wouldn't. I never did stay at the beach to watch the whole entertainment, on the beach party night, but it was very crowed, and not personal if you wanted something special. Maybe if your group was small.....again, just my personal opinion, and trying to help future brides.

If anyone has any questions - bring m' on! or wants to see pictures of something specific let me know, and i can email you pictures.

Now can someone help me get a TTC ticker going? lol.

Tara

Out of curiosity.. And I have been wondering this about many of the different receptions. Do you have to pay for an open bar if all the guests are staying at the resort? That doesn't make much sense to me if it is already all-inclusive??

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I know. It seems ridiculous, but you do have to pay $10 per person. Think of it as the fee for having private bartenders, and it doesn't seem too bad. We paid $450 for our guests.

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SO lovely! Also, your information is extremely helpful!!

I have a few questions....

1 - what is seagrape :)

2 - where is the restaurant that you ate? My family is pretty picky eaters so I'm kinda worried about dinner....

3- how did you figure out your flowers?? They are beautiful - green cymbidiums??

 

Thanks in advance!

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Help anyone?

I was looking at the ceremony location options for the ROR and noticed there is Beach or Gazebo. Does anyone know if the gazebo is on the beach? If its the one I think it is (that I've seen everyone's lovely photos of) then what is just the beach?

Thanks in advance!

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BeachyIrishBride - Seagrape is a bar on the beach, that closes at about 6. So you are paying for them to keep it open just for your wedding party. They're talking about the Steakhouse A La Carte restaurant. It's a semi Private dinner that's included in the free package.

 

As for wedding locations, there is a gazebo right on the beach. It's at the end of the property, so there won't be that many people around (or in your pictures). There's also a garden gazebo that is beautiful with a pond around it. The hotel is right in the backround though, so that would possibly be in your pix too.

 

There are lots of pics and great info. Just search for what you're looking for. :)

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