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Hi Everyone:

 

I'm just starting to plan for my December 2009 wedding in Jamaica and could use some help. We're staying at ROR, but have not decided if it will be the ceremony site. I'd like something a little more private, but my FI is fine with ROR. I have a few questions:

 

1) Other than cost, how did you decide whether to have your ceremony at ROR or offsite? If we have it at ROR, we will go with the "free" package and add other items like more decorations, the steel band, a reception, etc. My other option is offsite with Almarie.

2) Can I contact Chandlyn before confirming the date to get an idea of the exact price? We have a reservation for 12/3/09, but have not confirmed it as yet. We still have the 90 days to do so.

3) Has anyone had or attended an Islamic/Muslim ceremony at ROR or anywhere in Jamaica? How difficult do you think it will be to arrange this?

4) When did you send out your save the date cards? Did you include all of the hotel and travel information with the cards? I'm still waiting on prices from the travel agent and did not know if I should send the cards now or wait until I have the hotel rates. The airfare rates will not be available until at least February.

 

Thanks for your help. If I can get going with the first few items I'll feel much better. smile36.gif

 

Kim

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Hi Everyone:

I'm just starting to plan for my December 2009 wedding in Jamaica and could use some help. We're staying at ROR, but have not decided if it will be the ceremony site. I'd like something a little more private, but my FI is fine with ROR. I have a few questions:

1) Other than cost, how did you decide whether to have your ceremony at ROR or offsite? If we have it at ROR, we will go with the "free" package and add other items like more decorations, the steel band, a reception, etc. My other option is offsite with Almarie.
I chose ROR by factoring in the costs for my guests, in addition to the good reviews that I got from other brides here at BDW about their experience. The free package for the ceremony & free reception were also important factors.

2) Can I contact Chandlyn before confirming the date to get an idea of the exact price? We have a reservation for 12/3/09, but have not confirmed it as yet. We still have the 90 days to do so.
You can always email Chandlyn & give her an idea of everything that you're interested in, from the ceremony, to flowers, decorations & your reception. She should be able to give you an estimate. Just keep in mind since you're not really confirmed & your date is so far out, she may take a little longer to respond to you.
You can always check out the Jamaica sub-forum & check out reviews to see if people list the costs of their packages, or for price lists.

3) Has anyone had or attended an Islamic/Muslim ceremony at ROR or anywhere in Jamaica? How difficult do you think it will be to arrange this?
I haven't seen this firsthand, but I would think that it wouldn't be hard to arrange this. Just run it by Chandlyn & see what she says. You're really the one in charge of your ceremony so as long as you let her know what you would need, it should be fine.

4) When did you send out your save the date cards? Did you include all of the hotel and travel information with the cards? I'm still waiting on prices from the travel agent and did not know if I should send the cards now or wait until I have the hotel rates. The airfare rates will not be available until at least February.
I sent out my STD's as soon as we had our date booked & when I received the hotel & airfare rates. I sent out a letter detailing the rates. But, if you don't have the rates yet, you could still send out the STD's so that your guests know the date & and then send out a letter later, with the travel details.

Thanks for your help. If I can get going with the first few items I'll feel much better. smile36.gif

Kim
Hi Kim, I hope I helped you out a bit.

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1) Other than cost, how did you decide whether to have your ceremony at ROR or offsite? If we have it at ROR, we will go with the "free" package and add other items like more decorations, the steel band, a reception, etc. My other option is offsite with Almarie. I decided with an on site ceremony just to keep it as simple as possible. I didn't want to have to hire someone else and have the stress of transportation, decorations, etc. I want to be very relaxed and have everything done for me on the resort!

2) Can I contact Chandlyn before confirming the date to get an idea of the exact price? We have a reservation for 12/3/09, but have not confirmed it as yet. We still have the 90 days to do so. Yes you can definately contact the WC.

3) Has anyone had or attended an Islamic/Muslim ceremony at ROR or anywhere in Jamaica? How difficult do you think it will be to arrange this?Sorry, not sure on this one

4) When did you send out your save the date cards? Did you include all of the hotel and travel information with the cards? I'm still waiting on prices from the travel agent and did not know if I should send the cards now or wait until I have the hotel rates. The airfare rates will not be available until at least February. We ended up booking on a flight sale that only lasted one week so I didn't have time to send STD's. We sent out emails and made phone calls and asked people to check our website for info.

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