Jump to content

Photo

Iberostar Rose Hall Brides - Post all info/questions here!


  • Please log in to reply
6055 replies to this topic

#1171 CamLovesJA

CamLovesJA
  • Jr. Member
  • 301 posts

    Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:40 AM

    Hi ErinDoc

     

    Congratulations!

     

    1. Recommended ceremony time is usually between 4-5 depending what time of year. I am having mine at 4pm as I wanted it still to be sunny for some pics. If the sun didn't go down till later I would prefer it at 5pm as then you only have an hour till the reception dinner.

     

    2. The ceremony/cocktail and dinner reception can be as structured as you like. The ceremony will last approximately 30 mins. And dinner reception in the restaurants starts at 6.30pm. So for example you could have ceremony 4-4.30pm Cocktail reception for 2 hours, then make your way to the reception dinner. If you are hiring out the restaurant you can be in there until 10.30 which leave time for speeches, cutting of cake, dancing and throwing the bouquet. If you are not you will probably finish around 8.30 then leave. Between 8.30 and 10.30 you could hire the club, or have a DJ at another location.

     

    I think you can pretty much do what you like. If you request things a certain way I am sure you can get it. I'm sure you could have your wedding at midday too. If you are hiring the restaurant out I'm sure they will do what you request. Don't be afraid to ask.

     

    This is my plan its very laid back and I am not worrying about anything and I am praying for perfect sunshine.

     

    4pm Ceremony followed by champagne toast (beach)

    4.30pm Group pictures

    5pm cocktail party on beach and cut the cake

    6.30pm Dinner reception

    8.30pm leave restaurant freshen up

    10pm meet guest at the bar then club (FREE!)


     

    Originally Posted by ErinDoc 

    Hi All!

     

    I've been reading this forum for about a month and wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Erin, and I'm planning to get married in late 2011 at IRHS!  I'm currently in the process of picking/securing my date.  I can't wait - this makes it all so real!

     

    Anyway...I wanted to thank you all for the information on this forum!!  I wanted to read as much as I could so that I didn't ask too many questions that have already been answered.  I think at this point, I only have some of the older posts to catch up on.

     

    I do have two questions for anyone that would like to share their experience/opinion:

     

    1.  What time did/will your wedding ceremony take place?  I ask because of the threat of rain most days in the late afternoon, and I would like to get married on the beach.  I know they have a back up area in the case of rain, but I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping and praying that the back-up plan never has to be put in place.

     

    2.  How structured is the ceremony/cocktail party/reception compared to a "typical" wedding/reception?  I'm a big of a planner and very organized - which some have called a control freak :) - so one of the many reasons my FI and I chose a DW was to NOT have to deal with all of the details and structure and timing of a "typical" wedding.  Bring on the island time!!

     

    Again, thank you all so much for sharing your experiences and questions!  It helped me choose IRHS and, of course, added to my excitement!!!



    #1172 Islandgirl910

    Islandgirl910
    • Member
    • 594 posts

      Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:23 PM

      Does anyone know if we want to rent out the restaurant for our reception, if we have to book it now? I know there is a wedding the next day after our wedding, and I figure just in case they many want to rent it out the day before for an event, perhaps we should put a deposit down now. If I don't have to worry about this, someone let me know. However, if I do, let me know as well.



      #1173 lmuze

      lmuze
      • Jr. Member
      • 457 posts

        Posted 21 November 2010 - 05:02 PM

        The beauty of IRHB/S/G is that they have only one wedding each day, you get the first priority to a restaurant as long as you do it in advance over anyone. I hope that answers your question, at least this is what i was told when i was planning my wedding.

         

        Originally Posted by Islandgirl910 

        Does anyone know if we want to rent out the restaurant for our reception, if we have to book it now? I know there is a wedding the next day after our wedding, and I figure just in case they many want to rent it out the day before for an event, perhaps we should put a deposit down now. If I don't have to worry about this, someone let me know. However, if I do, let me know as well.





        #1174 ErinDoc

        ErinDoc
        • Newbie
        • 68 posts

          Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:41 AM

          Cam & Princess J,

           

          Thanks so much for the feedback!  The timeline is very helpful!!


          Erin & Bryan ~ 11.6.11 ~ IRHS, Jamaica

          50 booked!!! .


          #1175 pintsize1

          pintsize1
          • Jr. Member
          • 165 posts

            Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:29 PM

            HI! 

            Congrats on your wedding! I was wondering how your wedding went at Iberostar.  Did you marry at the Grand, Suites, or Beach?  I am still gathering information.  It's kind of confusing since there's 3 different coordinators, locations, and restaurants.  Any info. and/or pictures would be so helpful! Thank you!

             

             

            Winnie



            #1176 Princess J

            Princess J
            • Jr. Member
            • 424 posts

              Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:06 PM


              Hey Breeze are you having any sort of welcome cocktails the first day your guests arrive at the Iberostar Beach hotel? I want to have a little 'cocktail' party but the locations they are offering me all come with a per person fee (what the ?? as it is an 'all-inlcusive') so I thought I would just have guests meet at one of the bars. Unfortunately I don't know any of there names!!
               

              Originally Posted by breeze616 


              Well that was very aggravating! I spoke to Tameica and she said that she will just get a copy of my father's id once he is there... (huh?)

               

              So anyways, I'm just sending my BC and passport notarized copies.

               


              50 Guests booked + the bride and groom!!!

              #1177 DeAngelis2be

              DeAngelis2be
              • Jr. Member
              • 349 posts

                Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:41 PM

                All 3 resorts are treated as 3 separate properites. I recently did a site visit at the Suites and the Grand 2 weeks ago, PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you pictures. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

                 

                I did a photoshoot at the beach click on below link to view my favorites.

                http://www.simplepho...&fn=BrianDesign



                #1178 jonesr1979

                jonesr1979
                • Jr. Member
                • 235 posts

                  Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:09 AM

                  Hey Breeze616,

                   

                  I would suggest you get as much documentation as possible and get it all notarized an send it. Better to be safe than sorry since your are getting so many diffrent answer :)

                   

                  Originally Posted by breeze616 


                  Well that was very aggravating! I spoke to Tameica and she said that she will just get a copy of my father's id once he is there... (huh?)

                   

                  So anyways, I'm just sending my BC and passport notarized copies.

                   

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by wendyjd 

                  Just to throw my 2 cents in, either my or hubby's birth certificates (maybe both) didn't have our father's names on them and we just sent notarized copies of the birth certificates along with our passport and divorce decree copies (everything  notarized)..  I checked with Nicole before hand and that was acceptable for her. 





                  Originally Posted by Princess J 

                  I am getting married with Tropical Weddings Jamaica and all they needed was our birth certificates (not notarized), hopefully it is ok!





                  #1179 lmuze

                  lmuze
                  • Jr. Member
                  • 457 posts

                    Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:38 PM


                    Hi Princess J,

                     

                    I don't know if they have different procedures at IRHB as for us we just made reservation in advance with Nicole at one of the al carte restaruants for the number of guests we were going to have. You just have to ask your coordinator in advance. We didn't pay a cent for ours at IRHS. I hope this helps.

                     

                    Lulu
                     

                    Originally Posted by Princess J 


                    Hey Breeze are you having any sort of welcome cocktails the first day your guests arrive at the Iberostar Beach hotel? I want to have a little 'cocktail' party but the locations they are offering me all come with a per person fee (what the ?? as it is an 'all-inlcusive') so I thought I would just have guests meet at one of the bars. Unfortunately I don't know any of there names!!
                     

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by breeze616 


                    Well that was very aggravating! I spoke to Tameica and she said that she will just get a copy of my father's id once he is there... (huh?)

                     

                    So anyways, I'm just sending my BC and passport notarized copies.

                     





                    #1180 delgadot

                    delgadot
                    • Jr. Member
                    • 284 posts

                      Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:10 AM

                      Thanks Imuze I was wondering how that worked!

                       

                      Originally Posted by lmuze 


                      Hi Princess J,

                       

                      I don't know if they have different procedures at IRHB as for us we just made reservation in advance with Nicole at one of the al carte restaruants for the number of guests we were going to have. You just have to ask your coordinator in advance. We didn't pay a cent for ours at IRHS. I hope this helps.

                       

                      Lulu
                       

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Princess J 


                      Hey Breeze are you having any sort of welcome cocktails the first day your guests arrive at the Iberostar Beach hotel? I want to have a little 'cocktail' party but the locations they are offering me all come with a per person fee (what the ?? as it is an 'all-inlcusive') so I thought I would just have guests meet at one of the bars. Unfortunately I don't know any of there names!!
                       

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by breeze616 


                      Well that was very aggravating! I spoke to Tameica and she said that she will just get a copy of my father's id once he is there... (huh?)

                       

                      So anyways, I'm just sending my BC and passport notarized copies.

                       


                       





                      Back to Jamaica Accommodations & Site


                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users