1.RMB informed me that we could not hire an outside photographer. Outside photographers are not allowed on RMB property. This was quite disappointing because I was referred to a local Jamaican photographer who had great prices; but we won’t be able to use their services because RMB doesn’t allow it. Ladies, please let me know if you are told something different.
2.I received an email from Renova Spa with packages and prices. Prices aren’t too bad. However, a tax rate of 16.5% seems sort of high. I have attached it below. Renova requests that you make your appointment before you arrive. For any reservations you make via email with your Renova Rep, your guests will receive a 5% discount and you will obtain a 10% RIU wedding discount. They can only have 2 hair appointments at one time. Once they receive your online reservation they will send you a Paypal money request for 50% down.
3.To have a private dinner you have to pay to rent the conference room, catering charges per person and meal charges per person. So, we ruled this option out. It didn’t make sense to us to pay a per person charge for a meal at an all inclusive resort.
4.They do not offer sashes in the color burnt orange. I have inquired if they have sashes in the orange family. But, we think red would be best. Our colors are ivory/red/burnt orange. The MOH will have on apple red and the sash on my dress will be apple red (once the seamstress puts it on).
5.DJ with sound system is $350 per hour. I will clarify this when we arrive. I personally think $350 per hours is high. At this point, we feel we won’t need a DJ since our wedding is late in the afternoon.
6.The free package does not include tulle. It includes available flowers from the garden and they make an arch using coconut leaves. The WC has confirmed that they will set up the gazebo with the tulle and flowers I bring.
I still have tons of stuff to do. We were going to cancel the wedding due to the death of my youngest sister but my mom insisted that we keep our date. So, I have gotten really behind on getting things together. FI has helped a lot but there are still a ton of things to do. HTH.