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Neema29 Wedding Review for ROR and Sandals St.Lucia Grande


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#1 Neema29

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    Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:57 PM

    Hello Ladies! I’m back from our wonderful wedding and honeymoon! I have a long review of the Riu Ocho Rios location where we had our wedding as well as the Sandals Grande St. Lucia where we honeymooned. We had close to 60 family members and friends attend our ceremony on Friday, September 5, 2008. I would like to start by saying that I have found this forum to be my saving grace when it came to planning and gathering ideas for my wedding. The wealth of knowledge and help available here is unmatched and I would like to truly thank all of you ladies for the help you have given me. I greatly appreciate it and I hope that you find this review helpful. Thanks so much for everything!!!!!

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    #2 Neema29

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      Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:59 PM

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      Private Beach Dinner
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      #3 Neema29

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        Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:00 PM

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        Piton Mountains
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        Us Hanging Out
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        #4 kate.com

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          Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:09 PM

          you are such a hottie! Beautiful dress!
          Congrats to you!

          #5 Angel

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            Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:15 PM

            Congrats, you look beautiful. I loved your colors.
            Amazing pictures!

            #6 ccunningham

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              Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:17 PM

              Thanks for such a detailed review! I'm heading to ROR in six weeks and am getting nervous! I'm so glad you didn't get caught in Gustav. Everything looked beautiful! Where did you get your sand ceremony vases/sand? Did they make it home OK without blending too much? Did the minister have a sand ceremony prepared, or do I have to write something for him to read?

              Also, did you set up a time to meet Chandlyn before you left or track her down once you got there? It's scary to read about the brides that have to hunt her down at others' weddings because she keeps blowing them off!

              Congrats!

              #7 Trice

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                Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:24 PM

                Congratulations I'm a friend of Torey your new sister in law. Loved all the pictures. You made a beautiful bride. You looked like Mahogany.

                #8 Neema29

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                  Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:32 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by kate.com
                  you are such a hottie! Beautiful dress!
                  Congrats to you!
                  Congrats, you look beautiful. I loved your colors.
                  Amazing pictures!
                  Thanks so much you guys!


                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by ccunningham
                  Thanks for such a detailed review! I'm heading to ROR in six weeks and am getting nervous! I'm so glad you didn't get caught in Gustav. Everything looked beautiful! Where did you get your sand ceremony vases/sand? Did they make it home OK without blending too much? Did the minister have a sand ceremony prepared, or do I have to write something for him to read?

                  Also, did you set up a time to meet Chandlyn before you left or track her down once you got there? It's scary to read about the brides that have to hunt her down at others' weddings because she keeps blowing them off!

                  Congrats!
                  I got the sand ceremony kit online- I can't remember the name of the site, but if you google "sand ceremony kit" you get a host of vendors that sell them and can compare prices. They did blend a bit once I got it home though. I gave the minister a copy of the flow of our ceremony, which did include the sand ceremony. However we did arrange a meeting with the reverend ahead of time to discuss flow of ceremony and he would have been able to do it without the scripted one I gave him as well. I arranged a time to meet ahead of time via e-mail with the wedding planners- and if you are unable to get Chandlyn her assisstant Nikki is always available. I never had a problem with catching up with either one of them- they tend to always be in the same places.

                  #9 Kandys

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                    Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:35 PM

                    Wow those are great pictures. Love your colors, so pretty. Congrats!

                    #10 Neema29

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                      Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:37 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Trice
                      Congratulations I'm a friend of Torey your new sister in law. Loved all the pictures. You made a beautiful bride. You looked like Mahogany.

                      Hi Trice!
                      Torey told me about you and that you getting married at the RIU. Thanks so much! I wish you the best with your planning- me finding this forum was a god send- you will love it.




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