Originally Posted by daisymable
Do you have any pictures of the music bar? Do you think the terrace or music bar would be a better place for the speeces/first dance etc.
The music bar would be probably more appropriate (less noise)
Originally Posted by Tina5978
Oh MsSmith I've been dying to talk to a bride that used Rashel. I booked her and she told me she did the wedding but I didn't realize it was yours. She was waiting for pics from you so she could post them. What did you think of her and her services? I'm having her airbrush my tattoo as well.
Rashel was great!
I saw you found the thread
Originally Posted by pintsize1
Does anyone know the procedure to having a welcome dinner at the Iberostar Suites? I couldn't find a recent post on it. Do we tell Nicole in advance vis email and she will set it up or do we tell her when we arrive to Jamaica? Also, does it cost extra to do a welcome dinner?
Second ques.- For the a la carte restaurants, I wonder if I could just reserve it for my entire group or if it has to be done individually by guests.
The welcome dinner should be free you just need to make reservations ahead of time. You can either reserve for them or have them do it themselves.
Originally Posted by akamikey11
So the new Mrs. Smith has been great answering everyones questions. I sent her a very detailed list of questions, and since I was starting to see the same type of questions pop up to her..I am posting her response to my very long list. Mrs. Smith again I want to thank you for taking the time to answer all of these questions and helping me and I know other brides out tremendously....
You had a Welcome party at the lobby bar.
Which day was that? Thursday when most people arrived What time? 9 pm How long? we left to go to margaritaville at about 12 Did you have a music? no Appetizers?no The open bar? yes we just used the bar located there for free Did you pass out welcome bags? If so when? No, I had welcome letters with an itinarary but because that changed i decided not to pass them out Then you went to Margaritaville. Is this on the property? no you take a free shuttle it stops at all the resorts You had your rehearsal dinner at Aunt Rubyâ€™s Which day? friday What time?7:30 How long?we left at about 9 Did you make reservations for this restaurant when you got there on March 9th? i did this before i got there Nicole will send you paperwork to fill out Day of wedding What time did you have your hair appointment at the salon? no salon did hair myself What time did you have Rashell arrive for makeup?she came early about 1 but started at 2:30 How did the airbursh makeup hold up for the wedding?great, i forgot i had it on Did it come off on anyoneâ€™s clothes?nope Ceremony What time was it?5pm I saw your CD on your planning thread, who worked the CD player for the ceremony?i used an Ipod that the DJ played Could your guest hear the music? yup it was loud How did the person know when to change the songs for the processional?i had a singer Did you provide the minister with the ceremony wording or just used theirs?i used theirs Photographer Who did you use?Marcia Roberts How did you like them?she was great, i can't wait to see the pics You said your guests waited at the reception place while you took pictures how long was that?after the cocktail hr about another 40 min, i didn't know they were waiting Videographer Did you have one?yes If so who?marcia roberts too she brought 2 pp with her Did you like them?yes Reception Dinner @ Calabash Was this the 6:30pm seating?it was supposed to be Did you have your guest pre select their entrees?no everyone ordered from the menu because it wasn't private Did you do a printed menu?no Did you do a seating chart?i did and they still used it First Dance and Toast at Music Bar Is this where you cut the cake and had the champagne? we had champagne after the ceremony but we cut the cake here You said the dj was $350, on my price sheet it says $150/hr we paid the $350 for the music bar he came along with it so it the open bar Or $450 for private reception minimum 3 hours Disco for the after party
Did you rent out the Mango Walk for $350 or just went there at 10:30pm when it opened for the public? no we partied with everyone else
Did you do a cocktail hour after the ceremony? yup, i paid for the cocktail hr on the lobby terrace, no open bar, guests just walked over to the bar in the lobby but I did do appetizers.
What did you bring with you to decorate? I brought down blue chair sashes, and blue tulle for the huppah. I also brought my centerpiece filler, floralytes and candles. I rented the vases from tai flora.
No problem, thanks!
Originally Posted by jonesr1979
I am not quite back home yet( Back on thrusday) but i wanted to let you know everything was AMAZING. Nicole is well organized and very nice person. She is very busy though with a wedding about every other day so be patient and she will get back as soon as your time gets closer. Here a few pics i have so far
a few reception decorwe purchased centerpiece from Tai flora and couldn't be happier with the way the turned out (trumpet style). When i get better pictures i will post!. Oh and makeup was done by Tamika Nelson. you can find her by her website:
Mirabel Beauty and Aesthetics Consultancy
hey you are back! Congrats! everything looks beautiful!