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#3301 BridetwoBe

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    Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:40 PM

    PRETTY... CONGRATS LADY...DO YOU RECOMMED AN EARLIER START IN CASE IT RAINS YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO PLAY WITH?

    Originally Posted by mrsdeloatch2be 

    Hi Ladies-

     

    IM BACK!!!!  I had the BEST TIME OF MY LIFE!!!!

     

    Below are a few oics and a quick recap of my wedding

     

    Ceremony on the Beach @ 5PM

    Cocktail Reception on the Beach 5:30-6:30PM

    Dinner at the Calabash 6:30-8:30 (Semi-Private)

    Bonfire on the Beach 8:30-11:00PM

     

    Vendors

    Tai Flora (Florist)

    Marcia Roberts (Photography)

     

     

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    #3302 BridetwoBe

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      Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:43 PM

      I'M GONNA CRY...SO BEAUTIFUL...TIME IS FLYING FOR YOU GUYS...BUT NOT FOR US WHO ARE IN THE WAIT GAME :(

       

      I AM SO PROUD OF YOU mrsdeloatch2be  AND EVERYONE WHO COMES BACK AND GIVES US FEEDBACK

      Hi Ladies!!!

       

      Me and the hubby just got back from our honeymoon last night and all I can say is that our wedding was wonderful!

       

      I promise to give a detailed review in the next few days, but I am trying to readjust to being back to reality (especially after being gone for the past 17 days!).

       

      Vendor Highlights

      Marcia Roberts was AMAZING!!!! I can't WAIT to get my photos from the wedding and the TTD (she took us to Dunne's River Falls!).

       

      I did manage to post a few guest pics in the meantime!

       

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      signing the license.JPG

       

      The Cake!.JPG

       

       



       

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      #3303 BridetwoBe

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        Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:55 PM

        YOU NEED ALL THE SUPPORT YOU CAN GET FROM HERE ON OUT. YOUR WEDDING IS CLOSE. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS FRUSTRATION, BUT ONLY GOD IS IN CONTROL. I PRAY FOR THE BEST. TRY CALLING DIRECT USING A CALLING CARD IF YOU CAN.

        Originally Posted by daisymable 

        I asked about eating on the beach and was told it was not an option (at the suites).  However, I am finding that some people are being given different options that others.  I am quite stressed right now... I sent my final wedding details almost two months ago. I have no restaurants confirmed and they just emailed me and told me that I have to source my own flowers. Because I am having my ceremony off site, they won't deal with flowers for the reception/centerpieces for me. I am only four days away from leaving!! I just sent an email to Tai Floral with the msg line- "HELP!!" in hopes that they can help me out on such short notice. She originially told me $350 for the slide show and just told me now it's $450 and that they have to source it from an outside vendor... which means it's not even booked yet. I have two bridesmaids that spent weeks making the slideshow and now I worried that they may not have equipment for me. Also, I am bringing my own gluten free cake mix because I am celiac. She told me that they would do it for free since I am bringing the ingredients. Now she tells me it's going to be $160. I am just praying that everything will work out at this point! I know whatever happens, we'll make the best of it and I am not going to stress once I am there.. what will be, will be. However, right now just days before leaving I am not impressed with the wedding coordinators.



         



        #3304 tdotey

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          Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:49 AM

          MrsDeloatch2Be - You looked stunning and I love your itinerary and setup.  I know you plan on posting a review and when you do can you please include where your cocktail party was in relation to the ceremony and bonfire?  I know they were all on the beach but was the cocktail party close the ceremony location and then the bonfire was on another part of the beach?  I'm wondering because I want to know if the bonfire was a bit of a "surprise" for your guests?  Also did you get a dance floor for the bonfire?  I know some of the girls had dance floors on the beach but I cant remember if they were at the beach or the suites (so I dont know if thats an available option at the beach - which is my real question).

           

          I'm not getting married until next July but everytime I read a review or a "just got back" message I get excited as if I'm leaving tomorrow!! 

           

          Originally Posted by mrsdeloatch2be 

          Hi Ladies-

           

          IM BACK!!!!  I had the BEST TIME OF MY LIFE!!!!

           

          Below are a few oics and a quick recap of my wedding

           

          Ceremony on the Beach @ 5PM

          Cocktail Reception on the Beach 5:30-6:30PM

          Dinner at the Calabash 6:30-8:30 (Semi-Private)

          Bonfire on the Beach 8:30-11:00PM

           

          Vendors

          Tai Flora (Florist)

          Marcia Roberts (Photography)

           

           

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          July 13, 2012

          Iberostar Rose Hall Beach

          95 booked inclding bride and groom!


          #3305 Marlena

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            Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:59 AM

            Congrats to all the 'just got married' ladies!! All of your teaser pics are fantastic!!

             

            I think I'm going to go with just the beer and wine at the reception. I'm estimating 70 people (70 x $10/hr X 3.5 hrs = $2450!!) I think I would rather spend that money on entertainment...like the steel band or slideshow. I don't think that's unreasonable....I mean, we will be at an all inclusive resort for a week! I'm sure they will get their fill of liquor! I think wine and red stripe will do nicely.



            #3306 vbbbtk

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              Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:48 AM

              Same here... I have the pricing sheet but did not see anything about a dinner on the beach.. you're not the only one

               

              Originally Posted by RyGuysBride 

              Thanks! I did get the sheet but I didn't see any pricing for dinner on the beach...
               



               



               



              #3307 mrsdeloatch2be

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                Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:59 AM


                No I would keep the 4:30/5 start time.  The weather is hot or miss and really does pass through quickly, so even if it starts it usualy lasted no more than 5 or 10 minutes during our stay.  I say just wait it out if something pops up.  I couldnt wait out the wind but it was so beautiful that it didnt matter :)
                 

                Originally Posted by BridetwoBe 

                PRETTY... CONGRATS LADY...DO YOU RECOMMED AN EARLIER START IN CASE IT RAINS YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO PLAY WITH?



                 



                 

                I stayed at the Suites but will try to answer from that point of view


                1) Did you or any of your guest plan or used calling cards or rented a cell phone while in Jamaica? We bought minutes and logged onto FB to tell people we were there.. 15 minutes of internet was $3US and 30 minutes was $5 so we bought one card and shared with family and friends

                 

                2) For the Grand Brides- is there a required dress code for the restaurants? I thought I read somewhere that men are required to wear collared shirts and shoes for dinner.

                All specialty restaurants required long pants for men... They werent strict on footwear as along as they had some on

                 

                3) How much time are you allotting for pictures between the ceremony and the reception?

                we did 1hr but Marcia Roberts could have done longer, so we got dinner started and left back out to take more after orders were taken

                 

                4) What did you do or doing for music at the reception? I'm trying to decide on a DJ or a band, any recs would be appreciated!

                We did the bonfire and hired the dj.. he was great!  he played most of the songs on my request list and thre in a few more great choices

                 

                5) Did you op for an open bar at your reception?

                The bonfire included the open bar, however the dinner did not.   Every restaurant has a bar in it and the waiters got the drinks per the guests requests and guests got up and got their own if need be

                 

                6) DO you think it's okay to have the guest go to the lobby bar for the cocktail hour? Anyone know how many people the Grand lobby bar can accommodate?

                Not sure about the Grand exactly but from what I hear they are all set up the same.  The lobby bar is a long walk from the beach.  If you have guests that have walking issues that might be an issues.. We did the cocktail hour on the beach right next to the ceremony which included the champagne punch and water in the package and appetizers we ordered.. they were all satsfied.


                 

                Originally Posted by Tropical Love 

                Evening Ladies,

                Have a couple questions and I'm really hoping one of y'all has the answers.

                MrsDeloatch2Be - You looked stunning and I love your itinerary and setup.  I know you plan on posting a review and when you do can you please include where your cocktail party was in relation to the ceremony and bonfire?  I know they were all on the beach but was the cocktail party close the ceremony location and then the bonfire was on another part of the beach?  I'm wondering because I want to know if the bonfire was a bit of a "surprise" for your guests?  Also did you get a dance floor for the bonfire?  I know some of the girls had dance floors on the beach but I cant remember if they were at the beach or the suites (so I dont know if thats an available option at the beach - which is my real question).

                 

                I'm not getting married until next July but everytime I read a review or a "just got back" message I get excited as if I'm leaving tomorrow!! 

                 



                 



                 


                June 30, 2011 Iberostar Rose Hall Suite, Montego Bay Jamaica~14 guests booked ~

                #3308 beachbum21

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                  Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:08 AM



                  Me too!

                  I'm going with beer/wine at the dinner/reception, if they wanted anything else I hear the bar is pretty close by.

                  I too would rather allocate funds to the entertainment.

                  Originally Posted by Marlena 

                  Congrats to all the 'just got married' ladies!! All of your teaser pics are fantastic!!

                   

                  I think I'm going to go with just the beer and wine at the reception. I'm estimating 70 people (70 x $10/hr X 3.5 hrs = $2450!!) I think I would rather spend that money on entertainment...like the steel band or slideshow. I don't think that's unreasonable....I mean, we will be at an all inclusive resort for a week! I'm sure they will get their fill of liquor! I think wine and red stripe will do nicely.



                   



                  #3309 JamaicaSukie

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                    Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:11 AM

                    Hi everyone!  I am newly engaged and just booked for July 2012 at the Beach.  Very excited about it all and look forward to trying to read through all of the tips, reviews, etc. 

                     

                    One question, what are the chances I will be able to switch over to the Suites for my wedding?  In other words, do couples often cancel/switch resorts?  Suites was our first choice, but sadly booked for the date we wanted and EVERY weekend next summer.

                     

                    Also, is it possible to stay at the Suites but have the wedding at the Beach?


                    Marrying the love of my life in Jamaica on 7/7/12 and have 11 people booked so far!!


                    #3310 luvmoo

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                      Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:21 AM


                      Hey Tropical!

                       

                      I can't answer all of your questions, however  I can tell you that we are getting a DJ for the reception, and we are getting a Steel Pan Band for the ceremony ( a little before, walking down the aisle, and a little afterwards) so that the guests can be occupied while we are getting pics taken and such. We are getting Married at 4PM, and then the dinner isn't until 7PM. I would have liked it sooner, but apprently that is the soonest they will get you into the restaurant for dinner and the reception... ( at least at the Beach, this is what i am being told.)

                       

                      We are not paying the extra for the open bar, as that just gets to be a bit too pricey when it all adds up... And they do serve Beer and wine for free, so i figure if anyone wanted anything else it would be no worry to go to the hotel bar, or what not..  I think it is completely okay for the wedding guests to go to the bar for coctail hour! :) Noone will mind.. when you are at a destination wedding i think anything goes for the most part! people are morerelaxed, and don't mind going for a small walk to get thier drinks over top of beer and wine :)

                       

                      I hope that helps! I am sure everyone is different, and it will depend on your guests. :)
                       

                      Originally Posted by Tropical Love 

                      Evening Ladies,

                      Have a couple questions and I'm really hoping one of y'all has the answers.

                       

                      1) Did you or any of your guest plan or used calling cards or rented a cell phone while in Jamaica?

                      2) For the Grand Brides- is there a required dress code for the restaurants? I thought I read somewhere that men are required to wear collared shirts and shoes for dinner.

                      3) How much time are you allotting for pictures between the ceremony and the reception?

                      4) What did you do or doing for music at the reception? I'm trying to decide on a DJ or a band, any recs would be appreciated!

                      5) Did you op for an open bar at your reception?

                      6) DO you think it's okay to have the guest go to the lobby bar for the cocktail hour? Anyone know how many people the Grand lobby bar can accommodate?

                       

                      Thank you in advance for the assistance!



                       






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