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#11 Heidi

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    Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:46 PM

    Fabulous review! Thanks so much for all of the detail!!!
    Welcome home, and congrats
    Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

    #12 Spazz

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      Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:07 PM

      Now that I have some time to read through this, I'm going to be annoying (sorry!) and ask you a ton of questions...

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      Originally Posted by chicago88

      Wedding
      Chandlyn was awesome!!! We met with her the morning after we arrived. We went over everything I wanted and I gave her all of my favors, etc.. and also gave her a checklist with everything. She arranged my welcome dinner at St. Anne's for 51 and set up my travel mugs & hats at the table. I wanted to do a dinner, but Chandlyn said she could only accommodate up to 30 people at St. Ann's. Did you have to pay more for more guests?

      Our ceremony was at the beach gazebo (awesome) with recorded music - she did this perfectly! I picked the tropical flowers and they were beautiful! We took a ton of pictures & guests had rum punch. Cocktails were at the Dunn's River bar at 5 (where Chandlyn set up a nice area with tablecloths just for the wedding guests) (free). Wow! I didn't realize we could have a free cocktail reception. Did you set this up with Chandlyn prior to your arrival?
      Then at 6:30 we went over to the plantation (upstairs) for the private reception. How were your tables set up? How many people could each table sit?

      Photograhy/Videograhy
      Michael was really awesome, very nice & professional! I highly recommend him. We hired him for before the wedding in my room, thru the ceremony, & after. Then we also had him come back to the reception for a couple hours. He ended up taking over 900 photo's! When we went to go view the photos a couple days after it was just taking way too long so we ended up buying about 750 pictures on the CD after deleting about 200. It was a little more than we wanted to spend but honestly did not want to spend the rest of our trip going thru every photo! We got 10 5x7's & the raw cd when we left. He didn't have time to edit all 750 photos before we left so he'll mail the edited CD in a few weeks. The pictures that we looked at (we didn't even go thru them all) were abslutely beautiful. The lighting, scenery is awesome - it looks like a postcard - I am very very pleased with them. I'm so glad you had such a good experience with him! Did you arrange your package, times and payment with him before you went or did you wait til you got there?
      Let me know if you have any questions. My professional pic's will be here in a few weeks but I do have a few printed that I'll post Wednesday along with my own photo's!!! Hope this review helps!!!
      Congrats again! I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful experience!

      #13 DLyteful

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        Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:22 PM

        CONGRATS!!!!!! WOW!!!! Thanks for the review, like all of the other girls I'm getting more and more excitied. Do you mind sharing your pictures? I cant wait to see them!!!! I'm also interested in Lizz's questions.

        Really I dont know how I would feel, If I didnt have this site and you girls!

        #14 JamaicaBride08

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          Posted 26 February 2008 - 04:56 PM

          Congrats and welcome back... I love hearing about everyone's wedding and how great they turned out!!

          #15 chicago88

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            Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:46 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Lizz
            Now that I have some time to read through this, I'm going to be annoying (sorry!) and ask you a ton of questions...



            Congrats again! I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful experience!
            Wedding
            Chandlyn was awesome!!! We met with her the morning after we arrived. We went over everything I wanted and I gave her all of my favors, etc.. and also gave her a checklist with everything. She arranged my welcome dinner at St. Anne's for 51 and set up my travel mugs & hats at the table. I wanted to do a dinner, but Chandlyn said she could only accommodate up to 30 people at St. Ann's. Did you have to pay more for more guests? How many people are you having? I did NOT have to pay extra for this. She reserved/set up 3 tables in St. Ann's for 51 people. The place is really big. I remember when I first asked about this she said up to 50 people? I would definitely double check with her.

            Our ceremony was at the beach gazebo (awesome) with recorded music - she did this perfectly! I picked the tropical flowers and they were beautiful! We took a ton of pictures & guests had rum punch. Cocktails were at the Dunn's River bar at 5 (where Chandlyn set up a nice area with tablecloths just for the wedding guests) (free). Wow! I didn't realize we could have a free cocktail reception. Did you set this up with Chandlyn prior to your arrival?Yes, I asked her prior to arrival where my guests could have cocktails before the reception & she said here at Dunn's River bar at 5pm (that's when they open). I didn't realize she was going to set up a section for us - it was nice. Plus it wasn't too crowded at that time.
            Then at 6:30 we went over to the plantation (upstairs) for the private reception. How were your tables set up? How many people could each table sit? The plantation is shaped like an L. The head table was in the middle (corner) and then the tables were out from both sides of us on an angle - i hope that makes sense. Once the head table was done eating we asked the waiters to push the head table to the side to make a larger dance area. I asked for tables of 8.

            Photograhy/Videograhy
            Michael was really awesome, very nice & professional! I highly recommend him. We hired him for before the wedding in my room, thru the ceremony, & after. Then we also had him come back to the reception for a couple hours. He ended up taking over 900 photo's! When we went to go view the photos a couple days after it was just taking way too long so we ended up buying about 750 pictures on the CD after deleting about 200. It was a little more than we wanted to spend but honestly did not want to spend the rest of our trip going thru every photo! We got 10 5x7's & the raw cd when we left. He didn't have time to edit all 750 photos before we left so he'll mail the edited CD in a few weeks. The pictures that we looked at (we didn't even go thru them all) were abslutely beautiful. The lighting, scenery is awesome - it looks like a postcard - I am very very pleased with them. I'm so glad you had such a good experience with him! Did you arrange your package, times and payment with him before you went or did you wait til you got there?I arranged my package with him when I got there. I first paid for the package (i chose classic, then i paid for 3 extra hours, & the DVD). After the wedding I paid for the actual CD of pic's.
            Let me know if you have any questions. My professional pic's will be here in a few weeks but I do have a few printed that I'll post Wednesday along with my own photo's!!! Hope this review helps!!!

            I hope this helps - let me know if you have any other questions!!



            Therese & Jay
            Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica2.15.08
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            #16 tlomlad

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              Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:00 PM

              congrats cant wait for pics!!!!!

              #17 Bride010101

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                Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:56 PM

                For your dinner did you set up seating ahead of time and use place cards... or did you just let your guests figure it out?

                #18 Spazz

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                  Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:16 AM

                  Thanks for answering all of my questions! I have about 85 people coming, but I just wanted to use St. Ann's for my wedding party for the night of the rehearsal and in total it will probably be about 35 people. I'm going to email Chandlyn and ask her again if it's possible. Thanks!!!

                  #19 PrecisePlans

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                    Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:36 PM

                    Chicago......for the plantation, do you remember what the menus look like? I want to customize and print out the menu with our monogram at the top. Was it just a standard size 8x11. I want to know if i could just slide my paper inside of their menu.

                    #20 AlmostMrsForbes

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                      Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:43 PM

                      Congrats! Your wedding sounds amazing - I can't wait to see your pics! Welcome back!




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