Originally Posted by Sn2bMrsMarshall
ok ladies I'm officially a future Rose Hall bride ...but I'm getting married at the Beach resort because the Suites are booked for weddings the entire month of November except for the 3rd!
I'll be at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Nov 11 - 18, 2011 and our wedding is booked for the 14th
Congrats! Our group will be split between the Suites and Beach at about the same time - I might just come and check out your wedding 2 days before mine
Originally Posted by Jules23
We just extended our stay after our wedding at the suites we are transfering to the Grand for 7 days to celebrate alone! super excited!!!
We'd love to do this as well. We're thinking of booking 2 weeks at the Suites, and hoping to get upgraded to the Grand after the wedding. If not, we will try to pay the difference to get transferred. Our actual honeymoon will be shorter though - we plan to arrive a few days before everyone else (to get last minute preparations done and learn our way around the resort, and also to celebrate our 10th anniversary there on the 11th), and stay just a few days after.
Originally Posted by Lizk23
So i'm trying to decide if we are going to stay at the Grand for our honeymoon, or switch to another resort. I want to get away from everyone so we can have alone time and we also want to have our honeymoon at an adults only resort. Do you think if we stayed at the Grand, we'd still run into our friends and family a lot? So far our other choose is Couples Swept Away in Negril, but i'm scared that we'll get there and not like it as much as the Iberostar. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Originally Posted by daisymable
We have also booked a week at IBRH and 4 days at Swept Away. The beach at Swept Away looks amazing! We have been following the reviews on Trip Advisor and we are excited to go to Negril!
Those of you who are switching to another resort for your honeymoon - how are you dealing with the transfer? Are you flying back? AFAIK, it's hard to do two one-way trips to and from different resorts. I'd love to hear how everyone is doing this part.
Originally Posted by Lizk23
Yes I have a TA. I'm in the opposite boat...the airfare rates are out but not the resort rates I talked to someone at Iberostar and my TA this afternoon and they said there's nothing that can be done they won't book the rooms any earlier and that all the resorts are like that. I just don't feel like 6 months is enough time to send out invites and have everyone book rooms. How long beforehand did yo ladies send out invitations?? Otherwise I'd have to send out invites that say something like...Rates will be available in July, contact my TA for more information. Did everyone include the prices and whatnot in your invites or tell everyone that info later? I feel like i'm getting screwed on time because my wedding is in January, right at the beginning of 2012.
I already have a wedding package and date booked and my deposit down for our private beach wedding through TWJ so i'm not worried anymore about the coordinators lack of coordination at Iberostar but I was hoping we could book our rooms soon I just wanted to be able to give my guests as early of notice as possible so they'll have more time to plan and save money.
Originally Posted by Princess J
Don't worry everyone!!! I sent out invites without having final prices. I directed everyone to my wedding website and even had a facebook group to notify them when final prices are out. It is worth it to wait too! Prices DROP the closer it gets so you want to offer your guests the best prices. Everyone booked the trip in Oct/Nov 2010 and our wedding was in Feb 2011
Hope this helps!
November rates didn't start to come out until the end of February, but we still sent out our STD's in January. No one in our group wants to book this early anyway - prices are so high right now, I'm sure they will go down over the summer. As long as we're booked about 4 months before, I'm not worried. I've been watching prices since summer, so I roughly know what's reasonable closer to the date.
Originally Posted by bmaxam12
I just got engaged in Vegas last weekend over my 30th birthday! I have been literally stalking this forum, specifically this thread, for about a year now. My fiancee and I have been together for 4 years (in a couple days) and have always said we wanted a destination wedding, and being the planner I am, I thought I would get a head start . Am currently on page 140 and hopefully I will get most of my questions answered and not have to stress too much. I just emailed IRHS and am hoping my date in February 2012 is open!! Thanks ahead of time for your help and patience!!
Congrats! I was also stalking this forum a few months before we actually got engaged (9 years together . When we got engaged, I knew exactly what I wanted, and in 2 weeks I had the date confirmed, and within one month we had STD's sent out. Good luck getting your date, and make sure to put it into your signature when you have it