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#1641 lmuze

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    Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:18 PM


    Hi delgadot,

     

    I had a photographer and her assistant but they included the vendor fee in their fee so they paid the $100 themselves but I know you don't have to pay twice, it's the same $100 (you don't pay anything if the vendor just comes for a few hours before your wedding, for example if you have a florist who will bring flowers or someone to do your makeup but the person leaves the premises before the wedding). The resort DJ at IRHS last July was really good, unless they have changed between then and now.

     

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    Originally Posted by delgadot 

    Hello Ladies,

     

    I have a question for those of you who are hiring a photographer or DJ to come on the suites property for your wedding: I am aware that we have to pay a $100 vendor fee however does anyone know do we have to pay a day pass fee of $100 also? Is the day pass so they can eat? Which I would like to be able to offer them a plate but gosh not at $100 pp!!

     

    I read from a past bride that she had to pay two fee's to have her DJ come on the resort and I am just freaking out because for one I did hire a private DJ because the resort DJ was getting bad reviews and now supposedly the resort has a new DJ which has been getting good reviews  but I will also be hiring a private photographer and if she brings an assistant then this is just blowing my budget big time!! I hope someone will be able to clarify this for me!!

     

    Thanks!





    #1642 ashaun

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      Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:56 PM


      Thanks for the info.  I am going to contact our TA to see if we can cancel the reservations.  We only paid a deposit but I would hate to lose it.
       

      Originally Posted by breeze616 



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      Originally Posted by Kimberli1211 

      Bree,

      How did you do the curled/waved ribbon that you used for chair and huppa decor? I LOVED them!!!! Was it a special kind of ribbon or did you have to do something to them?

       

      Thanks!



      I will be featuring how to make these on my upcoming blog - stay tuned!! :D
       

      Originally Posted by ashaun 

      OMG Breeze - Now I am nervous

      One more question.  In all of the pictures I have seen, the fabric on the chuppahs is wrapped tightly instead of loosly/flowing.  Does anyone know if this can be done another way if requested? 


      It can be hung loosely - it is mostly wrapped because it is usually to windy to hang loosely.

       

       

       

      Future Brides - I've posted this link a couple times but here it goes again -

       

       

      Mo Bay sunrise/set info is here:

       

      http://uk.weather.co...MXX0003?month=8

       

      Wind, Rain Etc charts are here:

       

      http://jamaica-guide...er/temperature/





      #1643 DeAngelis2be

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        Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:18 PM

        Hey Kimberi,

         

        What are your wedding colors?

         

        Originally Posted by Kimberli1211 


        I haven't gotten that far but that is a good thing to know! If only I could control the wind.... :)

         

        We will be staying at the Suites because we have kids, but we'll be arriving on your wedding day... ours will be on the 6th- probably on the Suites terrace. It just seems surreal to talk to someone ahead of time who will be there at the same time! Too cool! 

         

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        Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 

        Hi Kimberli,

         

        Did you choose a photographer yet? I booked Brian Nejely and he will edit your pictures and remove people and objects from the background of your pictures if needed. It's something to keep in mind if you have your heart set on a beach ceremony.

         

        When I met with the WC at the Grand in November I made it very clear to hear that I don't want anyone on the sidelines during my wedding. It's the staff's and WC responsibility to clear out the area before your wedding begins. It's best to have your ceremony around 4-5pm because of the lighting from the sun and most people will be heading back to their rooms from the pool to get ready for dinner.


         




        #1644 BridetwoBe

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          Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:25 PM

          I really like Nicole. When I talk to her she is very thorough. She seems very flexible as well by phone. That is good to hear that your guests enjoyed the vacation in the end. We chose Iberostar for there weddings!!! So beautiful. I feel ok with the guests staying elsewhere now I hear the contract is flexible. Where did your other 50% stay at that was nice? Everyone cannot afford Iberostar, but from what I read and hear, it is a magnificent vacation worth every penny!!! If people are taking their time to travel I want them to have a good time. I do not want to hear about traveler's diarrhea, mold, or misquito/insects. Sunspree has ok reviews via internet.Thanks for the heads up!



          #1645 shanas

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            Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:25 PM

            Hi Ladies,

             

            Please help if you can...I am considering both the beach and the suites. I would really like to do a group non-private reservation for dinner, (but we'll probably have 45-60 people) to make it easy and save on added expenses, and have a private cocktail hour with maybe a steel drum band or something so that we have a little private time that's more social than the actual meal.

             

            I am hoping to get some information on the following....

             

            1) What the max amount of people (and minimums I guess if they have them) you can have at each of the ala carte restaurants for a non-private dinner?

             

            2) For non-private dinners are there other expenses besides the additional $18 pp charge I was told about?

             

            3) Anyone have pictures they can post of the ala carte restaurant dinners? ceremony locations?

             

            4) Charges for cocktail hour? I think I read $8 per person per hour...can you do for just one hour and are their other costs besides the pp charge? what are location options for this and I assume they would make arrangements for a band for a cost at a cocktail hour?

             

            5) Any other surprise "mandatory" costs I should know about besides the cost of the ceremony package ($2100 I think it was at the Beach) and $18 pp charge above the 8 or so guests the package includes? I realize that photography, extra flowers, the cocktail hour and music will cost extra, but are there other resort wedding fees I may not be thinking about?

             

            I'd love to talk to a bride who may have done something similar to this. If anyone is willing to let me call them and pick their brain for a few minutes, please send me an e-mail at shanasistek@gmail.com and let me know. I am a planner and the difficulty getting complete information is just killing me!!! Thanks so much!!!!!!!



            #1646 Marlena

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              Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:06 AM

              I don't have any real plans yet...I'm thinking Tiffany blue and I have some creative friends who are planning on helping me with decorations!

               

              Today I'm going to order my wedding dress! And then organize some save the dates (since I have a wedding date now!)

               

              DeAngelistobe, that's exciting that we both will be there at the same time! what are your colours ?



              #1647 Marlena

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                Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:20 AM

                Shanas,

                 

                I think you have found the right place to answer all of your questions! There are some very talented and creative brides on this website, and if you look in the review sections you can see many recent pics and planning threads on how to have a  'do it yourself' wedding!

                 

                I can help with a few of your questions, but I'm just at the beginning of planning my wedding at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Resort!

                 

                 1) I just signed a contract with the beach resort that says maximum 120 guests

                2)Unless you want an open bar, it's only 18 per person over 8 guests

                3)check out this thread, and the wedding planning thread and look for a girl named Breeze616, she's posted some amazing things about how to plan and pack and posted quite a few pictures! I found it really helpful in choosing the beach resort

                4) the cocktail hour is $7 for domestic and $10 for imported per person, per hour! and then you can have cocktails as well! I'm not sure if we are going to do this, since it's an all inclusive resort and you pay for the drinks anyway!

                5)I'm not sure what other extra costs will be...I'm sure I'm missing something!

                 



                #1648 daisymable

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                  Posted 29 January 2011 - 09:43 AM

                  I have heard the resort photogrpaher gets bad reviews so we are bringing our own. Does anyone have reviews for the videographer? We would like to have a video but don't want to pay a huge amount for it since we are paying a lot to bring our photographer.

                  Also, do they give a room for the groom or bride to get ready in? How have past brides done this?

                  Thanks!



                  #1649 Kimberli1211

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                    Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:23 AM

                    Hi Marlena,

                     

                    Mine is still "penciled in" because I am having so many problems with the form they sent me to finalize, but mine should be December 6th at the Suites! Congratulations!
                     

                    Originally Posted by Marlena 

                    I finally booked my wedding date!!  December 5th Rose Hall Beach Resort!!





                    #1650 Kimberli1211

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                      Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:34 AM

                      I'm going with a pool blue and chartreuse green, with a lot of white as well. These are definitely not the colors I would pick if I were doing it at home, but for the setting I think they're perfect for me. I was actually thinking about having my 3(?) bridesmaids where 3 slightly different shades of blue in the same dress. Definitely more blue than green, as a requirement by my FI. He has to have his opinion in everything.....AGH. :) 

                       

                      You may have already posted this, but what are your plans for your ceremony and reception?

                       

                      Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 

                      Hey Kimberi,

                       

                      What are your wedding colors?

                       

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Kimberli1211 


                      I haven't gotten that far but that is a good thing to know! If only I could control the wind.... :)

                       

                      We will be staying at the Suites because we have kids, but we'll be arriving on your wedding day... ours will be on the 6th- probably on the Suites terrace. It just seems surreal to talk to someone ahead of time who will be there at the same time! Too cool! 

                       

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 

                      Hi Kimberli,

                       

                      Did you choose a photographer yet? I booked Brian Nejely and he will edit your pictures and remove people and objects from the background of your pictures if needed. It's something to keep in mind if you have your heart set on a beach ceremony.

                       

                      When I met with the WC at the Grand in November I made it very clear to hear that I don't want anyone on the sidelines during my wedding. It's the staff's and WC responsibility to clear out the area before your wedding begins. It's best to have your ceremony around 4-5pm because of the lighting from the sun and most people will be heading back to their rooms from the pool to get ready for dinner.


                       

                       





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