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#2851 wendyjd

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    Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:01 PM


    We did the legal wedding there, only one wedding day.  No problems. You get a copy of the marriage license and are supposed to get an "official" copy sent to you 3 months after the wedding.  Next week will be 8 months and we don't have that document yet.  I heard back from Nicole last week that they were behind and hopefully mine will be signed very soon.  I was able to use the copy for changing insurance (I didn't change my name) without any questions.


     

    Originally Posted by BridetwoBe 

    I will do the same. I feel ya!

    If anyone has any bad experiences, please share.



     



     



    #2852 beachbum21

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      Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:55 PM

      That's a great deal!! Did you have an early booking bonus deal or something? I guess if we looked at January we might be able to do better, when we were looking at january, they wanted a deposit by end of May which would have been impossible given we haven't sent out invites! It was an early booking promo, weird that they don't have them for the April travel!

      We have told everyone April now so we're looking for something in April. I contacted a TA, she's been pretty great so far, I got quotes from her today, will be looking at them tonight but at a glance it still looked like it was about $2000. My TA did say April is really popular for weddings... I think we are going to have our wedding at the Beach and  maybe upgrade ourselves to the Suites. I also tried a few different TA's, all similar pricing, but current TA has been much more responsive :)
       

      Originally Posted by daizyduke 

      Not sure what your date is - but I just booked January 5-12 (wedding on Janaury 9), 2012 at the Suites for $1680 all in from Toronto to Montego Bay.  SO it is possible.  But we are doing a Thursday departure (not sure if that makes a difference to you or not). Obviously some weeks are more expensive than others. 

       

      Have you tried different TAs? 



       



      #2853 bride0807

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        Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:53 PM


        I used Misha for my wedding and also for my "trash the dress" pics the next day.  Misha was awesome to work with.  Not sure what the other photographers include in their quote but Misha brought side shooter and a "flash" guy for the wedding ceremony.  The "flash" guy followed us around to make sure that she had enough light for the pics.   The side shooter took pics of the groom and his groomsmen while she did me and my bridesmaids.  The side shooter also took pics of the cocktail party while Misha spent two hours taking pics of me and my husband.  For the trash the dress, she brought her side shooter with her again, but did not bring the "flash" guy.   Misha also covered the cost of the vendor fee and the day passes for each member of her group (this is included in her package).

         

        Originally Posted by akamikey11 

        hmmm let's see.

        2 Photographer-bringing mine with me, paid for their room and airfare

        videographer-RGweddings

        TTD photo shoot-Misha Earle

        Wedding bouquet, Bouts, Corsages-using real touch fake flowers.  (You can't bring real flowers back in the states with you, and the reviews of getting in contact with Tai Floral had me worried)

        Huppa-whats included with package-white fabric and fake flowers

        Centerpieces-still on the fence about this...once I know how many people are coming and how many tables I will need I will think about it

        Makeup and Hair-Rashel Edwards and her assistant

        Ceremony-using music on CD

        Resort DJ for private reception.

         

        I think that is it for now.
         



         



         



        #2854 beachbum21

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          Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:41 PM


          Thanks for these! I've put out some requests for quotes :)

          Did you pick one?

          Originally Posted by futuremrstgun 

          RyGuysBride..

           

          I'm looking at several photographers including.

           

          Christopher Clare (who I found on islandbrides.com)

          http://www.zulusproweddings.com/ 

           

          Dwayne Watkins

          http://www.dwaynewatkins.com 

           

          Brian Nejedly

          http://www.briandesign.com/ 

           

          Honestly, I'm loving Dwayne and Christopher's work and so its going to come down to who has the best quote...GOOD LUCK!!!

           

          R~

           



           



          #2855 starrysim

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            Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:22 PM


            Quote:

            Originally Posted by beachbum21 

            Question for all you Rose Hall Beach/Suites brides from TORONTO... has anyone gotten rates yet for April 2012?
            I've gotten a few quotes and they seem so high! Just wondering if I'm out of my mind or if it is what it is and either I accept it or choose another hotel.

            So far, rates have ranged from $1800 (beach) to over $2000 (suites) for all-in from Toronto.

            I was really hoping to find something around $1800 for the suites.. is that unreasonable?


            My wedding will be in November, and we're flying from TO. The best quotes I got so far were $1590 for the Beach, and $1810 for the Suites for Saturday departures - waiting for them to go down a bit more before I book.  FWIW, they were higher when I first asked for quotes a few months ago ($1700 for Beach, $1900 for Suites).  I don't believe in "early booking bonuses."

             

            Originally Posted by RyGuysBride 

            Hey beachbum! I have guests coming out of Toronto and Ottawa for January. Not sure if the timing has any effect... we booked a few months back.

            I was being quoted the same prices (as high as $2000) but held out and was eventually able to get a deal of $1550 - $1600. This includes an early booking bonus and I believe one other promotion... If Iberostar is really the resort you want, just keep contacting different agencies. The carrier I'm using is Sunquest.  (one week, all inclusive)


            Those are great prices - Beach or Suites, and what day of the week departure?  How early did you book?



            Originally Posted by RyGuysBride 

            Hi akamikey!

             

            Re; Misha Earle. Her site is great but the price she quoted me was a bit high. I'm waiting to hear back from a few others before making a final decision. If I had to pick based on websites alone, she'd probably be my first choice. Were you able to negotiate prices with her?

            As for other vendors, do you mind me asking who else you're booking. I was planning on using the hotel florist (thai floral) and booking a steel band through the hotel as well. Is it cheaper to use outside vendors? Costs seem to be adding up like crazy!

             


            I negotiated about $200-300 off Misha's cheapest package (the 3 hour one).  I'm still afraid to book her, I can't seem to commit!

             


            11.16.11 -Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica

            #2856 pintsize1

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              Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:24 PM

              Bride0807,

              Thanks for sharing your experience with Misha!!! I will be using her in Aug.  That is great to hear that she came well prepared!!! I'm so excited!!!!!


               

              Originally Posted by beachbum21 

              Photographers booked already? Oh man... I need to get on with the rest of the planning! Do you book the photographer yourself or did Nicole/Tiffany?

               

              Thanks!



               



              Originally Posted by futuremrstgun 

              i've heard good things about Misha Earle...but, i've been SHOCKED at some of these photographer's pricing..especially in Jamaica...i know its all about what you want..but good grief...sometimes, it just feels like a rip off...who knows!  maybe i'm being too frugal... 


              I used Misha for my wedding and also for my "trash the dress" pics the next day.  Misha was awesome to work with.  Not sure what the other photographers include in their quote but Misha brought side shooter and a "flash" guy for the wedding ceremony.  The "flash" guy followed us around to make sure that she had enough light for the pics.   The side shooter took pics of the groom and his groomsmen while she did me and my bridesmaids.  The side shooter also took pics of the cocktail party while Misha spent two hours taking pics of me and my husband.  For the trash the dress, she brought her side shooter with her again, but did not bring the "flash" guy.   Misha also covered the cost of the vendor fee and the day passes for each member of her group (this is included in her package).

               



               



               



              #2857 beachbum21

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                Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:32 PM

                Hey Starryism!

                Thanks for sharing your info :) Is that November 2012 your booking?

                 

                And now to you and all the other ladies that have contemplated... Beach or Suites?? Need your help in deciding, what made you all choose one over the other?

                Thanks!



                #2858 BridetwoBe

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                  Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:04 PM

                  Beaches r/t price? I thought they were on the pricey side.

                  My MIL 2b chose Holiday Inn r/t price as well

                  you will be fine...its all nerves...look whose talking lol

                  im currently working on passport invitations through a company...I need to move on because I find a problem with every draft (details etc.)

                  I am getting anxious...I am so ready for November...sigh

                  Originally Posted by akamikey11 


                  I just mailed out my invitations this past week.  So I will see when the RSVP cards come in.  As of today I have 9 rooms booked, my MIL is going to stay at Beaches...I have a lot of yay I am coming but nothing booked.  So we will see...I just got the call today that my dress is in...I think I am more nervous to try that on then anything else...:)



                   



                   



                  #2859 BridetwoBe

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                    Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:06 PM

                    SunGold should reply. I never had a problem contacting them via email

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                    I love their personality and work

                    they did my engagement photos and i love love love them

                    try

                    Hey BridetwoBe, I've tried to get in touch with Sungold but so far no response... do you have a price list from them?

                     



                     



                     



                    #2860 BridetwoBe

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                      Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:11 PM

                      Oh no...8 months


                      We did the legal wedding there, only one wedding day.  No problems. You get a copy of the marriage license and are supposed to get an "official" copy sent to you 3 months after the wedding.  Next week will be 8 months and we don't have that document yet.  I heard back from Nicole last week that they were behind and hopefully mine will be signed very soon.  I was able to use the copy for changing insurance (I didn't change my name) without any questions.


                       



                       



                       






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