I am a June 2012 bride as well! I contacted a travel agent right away to help narrow down locations and to make sure Jamaica was the place we really wanted. Well after talking with her for a bit my fiancee and I decided on the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites. My travel agent through beach bum vacations suggested we contact the resort now to request our date. She said that since they only do one wedding a day it is good to get your date early. We also had our heart set on June 15, 2012 so if you have a specific date and are sure Iberostar Rose Hall Suites is what you want then I say go ahead and contact them. They confirmed my wedding date in about a week. If you are more flexible about a date you could wait but if you know why not do it now
Originally Posted by graceandthomas
Hi girls!! I'm brand new this website and to planning as I just got engaged on December 14th! My FI and I are planning a DW and after my somewhat obsessive (okay, very obsessive) searching I think Iberostar Rose Hall Suites is at the top of our list. I have a few questions and any input you all can give would be great! First of all, how far in advance did you begin contact with the planner? I'm looking at a June 2012 date so I realize I'm probably a little premature in my efforts but I really have no idea of DW time lines. Did any of you go visit the resort before booking your wedding? I'm VERY nervous about booking sight unseen. If you did, is it worth doing? Also, I've read that some resorts offer some sort of reimbursement if you visit and tour the resort for your wedding and choose to book there. Anyone know if that is the case with Iberostar? I'm sure I will have many more questions for you ladies but I won't overload you tonight!
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide and I'm so excited to get planning!