Originally Posted by 95degrees
I am trying to help a friend plan a special event for he and his wife to renew their vows while vacationing at Iberostar Rose Hall in Jamaica. He has never visited Jamaica, nor the Caribbean for that matter, and just needs some guidance on how/where to start.
Contacting the hotel directly would be the logical way to start but they say they have emailed the hotel through their site but have not heard back from anyone and its been a few days. This of course has them a bit jittery and wondering if they should even try do it after all. I told them to rewind, hold up, soon come and all that good stuff
But seriously, I want them see how beautiful my Jamaica is and have their vows renewed in paradise to replace a wedding they never had. This ceremony would be very special and romantic. It is just for the couple only, so the planning should be much simpler than for a whole group. I am Jamaican but left about 8 years ago, so Iberostar wasn't even there at that time. I also wasn't from MoBay, so at a loss there as well.
They need to find out if there is a renewal of vows package, price and what it includes. If not then they would need to arrange for things like: a minister, talk to a wedding coordinator at Iberostar, plan the ceremony, arrange a floral bouquet and boutonnierre, decoration and floral centerpiece for their dining table, find out options for which restaurant or location within the resort to dine, small wedding cake, champagne, music, photography, dinner, possibly flowers and champagne to the room and estimated cost of all these.
Anyone else who has planned a wedding or renewal of vows at Iberostar Rose Hall - how did you initially get directly in contact with a wedding coordinator or public relations manager? Iberostar seems to have a call center not a direct line and emails haven't been answered yet. Any help at all or advice on how to get started (wedding or renewal of vows) would be great and maybe you can help alleviate some of their planning doubts.
There is a renewal of vows package, it is $1900 at the Suites. The wedding coordinators are busy, but they usually reply within a week. In the meantime, here's some info for you:
â€œBLESSED BY THE SEAâ€ RENEWAL OF VOWS OR BLESSING CEREMONY* *(NOT LEGAL) Cost: US$ 1,900 (incl. tax & service charge) Our wedding package is for 2 to 8 people. Groups of more than 8 people will be charged an additional fee of $18 USD per each extra guest [Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Guests] (Incl. GCT and service charge). Children under the age of 12 are free of charge. Package includes:
Ministerâ€™s Fees Brideâ€™s bouquet & matching Groomâ€™s boutonniere Floral centerpiece for the head wedding table Decoration of the wedding location Wedding Cake decorated with fresh flowers (8 people) House champagne at the ceremony for you and your guests Music for the ceremony (from CD player) Wedding dinner at one of our A La Carte Restaurants for you and your guests EXTRAS:
Fruits & red wine on the room upon arrival to the hotel Complementary bottle of champagne delivered to the room on wedding day Two Honeymooners T-shirts Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding 10% discount at the Hotel Spa & Salon for the bride & groomâ€¡
Originally Posted by Jules23
We just got married at the Suites on april 23rd and now transfered over to the Grand for our honeymoon (been here for a few days now and come back home sunday). Just letting everyone know that everything went smoothly and not a single hicup or anything unexpected. I will post a review as soon as I get home. I strongly advise everyone to make sure everything is communicated to Nicole PRIOR to your arrival - if so, you will have no worries mon!!!
Congrats, and can't wait to see pics! Just wondering - did they upgrade you to the Grand for free, or did you pay extra? We're planning to do the same thing, but we'll be booking 2 weeks at the Suites. After the wedding, we will probably pay extra to go to the Grand if they don't upgrade us for free.
Originally Posted by Kimberli1211
Have any past brides done the ceremony on the balcony/lawn or have any pictures? I keep debating where I want to have it, mainly because I'd like to be able to keep my dress longer and wear some heels. But on the other hand, I like the look of the huppa. Where is everyone else doing their ceremony?
Thanks for your input!!
We're planing to do the ceremony on the balcony - it's one of the things that really stood out to be when I started looking at this resort. Here are some pics I found, though I'm not sure which are from the Beach vs. the Suites.
Could someone email me a map of the Rose Hall Beach? I'm not able to open attachments since I'm not up to my 150 posts. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Google search will give you a quick result.