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#1 jw117

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    Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:27 PM

    Hello! I am getting married at the RIU in Ocho Rios in Jan. If anyone has anything to share, let me know! I am just getting started! Any suggestions on nights of the week to get married?? I have heard it's fun to do it on the night oif the beach party?? Only 12 of us will be there, fun group looking for music and cocktails after QUICK ceremony! Does anyone know if you have to be there 48 hours before you get married, or just 2 calender days?? If we wanted to marry on Friday, do we need to be there Tues..or Wed?? I would apprec. any input you all have on anything a bride needs to know! Back to work! Thanks! J

    #2 drbrainfreeze

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      Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:34 PM

      Welcome!

      You will find lots of info on here about the ROR.

      From what I have heard, the beach party switches between Fri and Sat nights so I'm not sure how you can plan on that. I would talk to Chandlyn

      #3 ochoriobride

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        Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:41 PM

        HI Welcome and Congrats!

        The beach party switch friday to saturday.
        After the wedding you can have a semi private dinner at the Mammee Bay at no extra cost. The food is very good. If you want something more private you can pay for the plantation. For smaller groupe you might be able to make reservation to Sir John or Sir Richard.
        The reception: You can reserve the plantation for your group for 10$ per person for open bar (you have to pay cause is usualy close that time of the day). You can also have the disco 9h-11h for 250$ I think.
        The best is probably arriving on tuesday but if you tell Chandlyn you will be there only on wednesday there should not be any problem. I got there late saturday and got married tuesday
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        #4 Bride010101

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          Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:00 PM

          Welcome and Happy Planning?

          When is your wedding day? We will be getting married at ROR January 5th!

          Take a look through the Jamaica threads. There are tons of great ROR info to get you started! Also, if you look through the wedding reviews some current ROR just got back and have posted wonderful reviews.

          There has also been current discussion about hte 2 day rule. According to the Riu webpage it is 2 full business days (not counting arrival day I think or Sundays). However, lots of brides say that Chandlyn is flexible and was okay with just 2 regular days if asked ahead of time.

          Here are some of my favorite ROR threads to get you started:

          http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t5538

          http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t5770

          http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t19743

          #5 chicklet

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            Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:05 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jw117
            Hello! I am getting married at the RIU in Ocho Rios in Jan. If anyone has anything to share, let me know! I am just getting started! Any suggestions on nights of the week to get married?? I have heard it's fun to do it on the night oif the beach party?? Only 12 of us will be there, fun group looking for music and cocktails after QUICK ceremony! Does anyone know if you have to be there 48 hours before you get married, or just 2 calender days?? If we wanted to marry on Friday, do we need to be there Tues..or Wed?? I would apprec. any input you all have on anything a bride needs to know! Back to work! Thanks! J
            Welcome!! There is lots of us ROR brides here. I am sure you will find everything you need. These girls are pretty informative :)
            When in Jan are you getting married? I'm Jan 22/09.
            If you haven't requested your time, I would suggest you do it soon as it fills up pretty fast.
            If there is anything I can answer for you, please let me know.
            You need to be there 2 full business days before but they do make exception if you talk to the wedding co-ordinator.
            Cheers and happy planning!

            #6 christenew

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              Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:43 PM

              I am going to second the suggestion of looking into your date ASAP if you haven't already booked it. The January times were quickly filling up. I am a January bride so just PM with any questions. Welcome!!!

              #7 amagee

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                Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:32 PM

                Welcome! I am also new to the forum, but I am getting married Jan. 16, 2009 at 1:00pm. There is so much information on here.




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