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Do you have any photos of the set up from your semi private reception? I am close to 40 like you and they refuse to budge and now they tell me the tables are all rectangular! Any help would be appreciated.

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We had 49 people so we did a private restaurant at Uncle Tony's. We had our first dance on the beach and had our mother/son, father/ daughter dance during dinner. We rented the steel band that played during dinner. By the time dinner and speeches were done there wasn't a lot of time fir dancing....about a half an hour
Why only half an hour? Did it end at 10?

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My review for my wedding last Saturday, January 12, 3013 is up & posted.  My final thought for now is that Iberostar Rose Hall Suites is the nicest, friendliest, most awesome resort property I have EVER stayed at and I had the wedding& honeymoon of my dreams....would love to be back there right now!!!  I will always look for Iberostar properties for future vacations as well :)  Happy planning to all future brides!!!! Your review was sooooooooo helpful!!! Thanks for all the info and you just made me tons more excited!!!! http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/iberostar-rose-hall-suites-all-inclusive-montego-bay-jamaica  

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Originally Posted by justine416 View Post

 

Hi Brides,

 

We just got back yesterday and wanted to share a few highlights.

 

We got married at uncle Tony's at the beach but stay at the suites. I'm happy we chose the beach for the wedding as it's off to the side so more intimate. We loved the WC's Santena and Kymoya. What we also realized they also are guest services as well as WC and are short staffed right now.

wedding was at 4:15 around, we should of done 3:30 with us being late, our fault not theirs. That's the only thing that stressed me getting enough pics before dark. We hired Chic Weddings for wedding day....love her also. She allowed me to not worry at all.

We had them turn the lights off only using side lighting and candles for a more intimate feel. We hired steel pan for an hour at dinner. We did our mother/son, father/daughter dance at this time. We played a slideshow and was surprised from my sister and husband with a taped speech from my brother that couldn't make it. By the time dinner, speeches and cake cutting we barley had time for dances. We danced a few songs than went to the lobby bar.

We honeymooned at Rockhouse in Negril......Amazing!!! With only 35 rooms and views of the ocean while seeing dolphins play it was the perfect spot after our wedding week.

 

I will give a full review but please ask away. Oh and we brought 2 suitcases of decorations

I am also getting married around the same date but not the same year. We settled on Jan 5th, 2014 but staying on the beach side...Oh boy will i have many questions for you now.. LOL

What was your flight carrier? Did they charge you extra for the suitcases of decorations? What were some items you had to bring down knowing that the resort didn't provide you?

We booked our wedding time @ 4pm, Is the sun setting at this time? I also have the same concern about taking photos before it gets dark.

Who is Chic wedding? Is that a wedding planner service?

Who did you end up with for your photographer? How was the resort photographs?

How was the florist, were you obligated to use Tai Flora, did you upgrade your bouquet, or stay withing the standard?

How many guest did you bring along with you? i am assuming you got a semi-private dinner? DId you have to pay for it? or did they just offer it to you?

Did they charge you $18 extra per guest for the wedding?

For your mother/son, father/daughter did you get the steel pan for that or did you have to hire a dj? Also for your slideshow, did you had to rent all the equipment from the resort?

What type of payments do the resort take? I assuming they love credit cards? lol

Was there any other expenses you didn't forsee that they charged you? Ex: administrative cost? taxes? set up/take down? gratuities?

Sorry for all the questions.. i'm just love to be on top of things.. :)

Thanks in advance

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Why only half an hour? Did it end at 10?
No it ended at 10:30 but we started dinner later. We danced a few songs while the steel pan played between courses but I didn't keep track of time but it flew. Cake was caught few songs on the iPod and then they were packing up everything...FAST! Lol

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Originally Posted by staroxx View Post

 

I am also getting married around the same date but not the same year. We settled on Jan 5th, 2014 but staying on the beach side...Oh boy will i have many questions for you now.. LOL

What was your flight carrier? Did they charge you extra for the suitcases of decorations? What were some items you had to bring down knowing that the resort didn't provide you?

We booked our wedding time @ 4pm, Is the sun setting at this time? I also have the same concern about taking photos before it gets dark.

Who is Chic wedding? Is that a wedding planner service?

Who did you end up with for your photographer? How was the resort photographs?

How was the florist, were you obligated to use Tai Flora, did you upgrade your bouquet, or stay withing the standard?

How many guest did you bring along with you? i am assuming you got a semi-private dinner? DId you have to pay for it? or did they just offer it to you?

Did they charge you $18 extra per guest for the wedding?

For your mother/son, father/daughter did you get the steel pan for that or did you have to hire a dj? Also for your slideshow, did you had to rent all the equipment from the resort?

What type of payments do the resort take? I assuming they love credit cards? lol

Was there any other expenses you didn't forsee that they charged you? Ex: administrative cost? taxes? set up/take down? gratuities?

Sorry for all the questions.. i'm just love to be on top of things.. :)

Thanks in advance

Congrats! Jan 5th was one of our choices also. I will attempt to answer all your questions...

We flew with Sunwing , if you can DO NOT book with them. I was not happy with there services. We brought 4 suitcases and got charged $120 over weight. Alot of it being the weight of candles. The look I wanted was soft lighting but candles everywhere so I brought alot unfortuntely they didn't use all of them. I left more than half with the WC's. I bought lattice laterns and smaller laterns to place ontables, paper laterns, blue & off white candles. 60 starfish and 24 glass globes.

We used Roan Robinson as we only wanted a small package and I was very happy with the pictures he has put up on facebook. He told me he sent off my pictures in the mail already this week. Which is nice since I've heard other brides have had to wait much longer from other photographers. The resort photographers will stop you around the resort to take pics. You can than go view them and purchase some. I liked a bunch that they took but they are just riduclous with the pricing. One 4x6 $15!!! 

We did not go with any other flowers except with what canme with the package. I loved my tropical bouquet. I bought my bridesmaids real touch flowers for $18 a bouquet, which looked beautiful.

We had a private dinner and rented out Uncle Tony's for $800 which I was fully prepared to to have it private. We brought the projector for the slide show as it would of had to be rented from an outside vendor. I have one so it worked out well. They played it on the pull down blinds. We danced the mother/son, father/daughter dance during appitizers with the steel band playing. I loved that as we didn't know what song to play. The buffet of apps was soooooo YUMMY I barely touched my dinner, I think alot of guests filled up on the buffet.

Chic Weddings is an outside WC that we hired day of. I decided to hire her as I did not want to be stressed or getting my friends/family to keep in contact with the beach WC's. They are understaffed so although they do amazing & their best they can't give you 100%. To me I'm happy we spent the money.

They charged us an extra 33 people at $18 plus 5 outside guests at $75 each! Ouch! We tipped our servers, outside WC and photographer. The way we tipped was if they did an outstanding job they got it.

They present you with an itemized invoice day before which must be paid by noon  day of wedding. There was nothing hidden and like I said the WC are amazing and lovely to deal with...I loved them all!

We put it all on visa.

Oh we had them lower the lighter so it was just the side lighting scones and candles which I'm glad I asked as I had seen a wedding the night before and hated how bright the reception was.

If I had to do it again I would change my wedding time to 3:30 , it allows for some room to not stress over photos. At that time of the year sunsets at 5:30. Also I'd try to get my guests to stay at just one resort. We have a 50/50 split between beach & suites which makes it tougher on us.

I will try to do my review this weekend but if you have more questions please ask :)

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Hi Justine,

 

Can you tell me how much it costs to rent the microphone and speakers to play your ipod at the reception?

 

Also does anyone know what the earliest time is that you can start your reception at the Mediterranean? Also do all restaurants have the same closing time of 10:30pm? 

 

Thanks!

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Hi Justine, Can you tell me how much it costs to rent the microphone and speakers to play your ipod at the reception? Also does anyone know what the earliest time is that you can start your reception at the Mediterranean? Also do all restaurants have the same closing time of 10:30pm?  Thanks!
$200 for the AV equipment which does not include a projector if you wanted a slide show. I do believe all the restaurants close at 10:30 besides the Cajun at the beach which is open 24 hrs

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