Try not to worry too much! The resort is beautiful and your wedding will be fantastic. I agree with Princess J - it's much easier to get answers from them if you call and well worth the long distance fees!
It does suck that they try to penny pinch and charge you extra for everything but I think it would be really difficult to find a place that doesn't try to do so. I I dsafd sadfa
The resort is really soooo nice though and you DID make a good decision. I have switched to Tropical Weddings Jamaica only because I have a small party and really really want a private reception and ceremony and it just wasn't possible at Iberostar. But, i literally researched Jamaica's resorts for days on end before I chose the one I did. We're still staying there and I KNOW they throw totally fabulous weddings, previous bride's pictures speak for themselves.
I have read from other ladies on the forum that no you can't use a microphone unless you rent out the restaurants, and I believe you would have to rent it out to have your choice in music. They can't stop you from dancing in there, but I don't know that they'd clear a space. And like Princess J said I wouldn't pay for an open bar or private bartender. There's no reason you can't give one of the staff members an overly generous tip to run drinks for your party
Originally Posted by chan_porty
I have contacted Tropical Weddings Jamaica as I am so frustrated with IRHS. I have so many unanswered questions and feel as though the resort is not very accommodating (ie: charging per person for dinner and drinks although it is all inclusive, having to pay $800 to rent restaurant etc..). Unfortunately, my wedding is May 9th 2011 so I'm not sure that Tropical Weddings Jamaica can help me with only 8 weeks left until we get married.
Maybe some of you can help answer my questions?.... If I do not rent out Calabresh, can I still have a microphone for speeches and such? Can I still have my first dance in the restaurant or do you need to rent it out to have control of the music being played and to have a space made for first dance?
I am just so frustrated with all of this. Other destination wedding couples that I have spoken to say that they never had to pay extra for food or to rent out restaurant. I really wish that I would have chosen a different resort