Hi Strelkam, you don't have to do much before hand really. I opted to do oot bags for guests and had a blast filling them, however I had to keep my now husband in check, he wanted to get more and more and more... I took some chair sashes with me and fabric for the huppa, dresses and oot bags for everyone. it was beautiful and almost entirely stress free. My favorite memory of the wedding festivities was the morning of the wedding I went to breakfast by myself (hubby sleeping in) and then went to the pool for some alone time until family found me. Went upstairs to shower and get room service then get ready with the photographers. How many people (who do traditional weddings) can say they laid by the pool with a cocktail for 2 hours before their wedding!!!!!
Oh and for the other people asking about salon services, I didn't use them except for a couples massage, but guests did for hair and manicures and had great results.
Enjoy the wedding and all the time with FI, family and friends, it will go by way too fast!
Originally Posted by strelkam
I have been reading this forum for months but never added because I was not engaged (dating for 5 years with a promise of engagement). My FI and I just got engaged this NYE! We've been talking about getting married for a while and we wanted to have a destination wedding in Jamaica. After reading your reviews and doing a lot of homework before our engagemented, we are looking at booking Rose Hall Suites in early December. We have been speaking with a TA for almost a year now and she has been great. I'm really nervous about planning a wedding. I have a large opinionated family and a lot of friends. They have already made remarks as to the cost of a trip to Jamaica and "suggestions" of what we should do. Im excited to get married but not excited to plan. I thought for a destination wedding I could just sort of show up and everything would be done. Now I'm seeing that there are a lot of additional things that brides are including that I would never even think of. I was hoping to just pick out some dresses but it looks like I'm going to have to roll up my sleeves and get dirty Any advice would be wonderful!!!!