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#341 daifje

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    Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:22 PM

    Can't wait to hear your review!! I hope your trip went well. Andrew and I are flying out on Jan 21st and will be back on the 25th. Nicole has not done much in the way of planning with me so I am hoping that this trip will nail down a lot of the details.

    Did you meet anyone from Floral Studio?

    28 booked so far!! I was starting to get concerned because everyone waited until the deadline to book.

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    Thanks for getting back to me on Tai flora, I spoke to Kimoya and she told me about Grandegarden because their florist cannot do some of these arrangements that Grandegarden and Tai Flora can do and doesn't have some of the props. Tai Flora is great but I hear they have a tendency to be late, Kimoya directed me to the Grande garden website which is great!! and I contacted a natalie that works with them and she is also very personable apparently they do flowers for Hilton but will go to any hotel to do flowers because. Visit their site guys well this is my last posting until Monday when I get back from Jamaica, I will be meeting with them as well as other vendors and I am looking at other hotels too. Have anyone viewed the photographer Michael Chens website, he is just as good as Saab and Sungold and gave me better pricing, very humorous person. Bye got to do last minute packing.


    #342 asheeki

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      Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:27 AM

      To be quite frank I did see Floral Studios work and in comparison with Grande Garden they are a 5 on the ten scale you might want to take a look at GrandeGarden::Front Page or speak with Michelle her email is grandegarden@yahoo.com they are great they are presently working with Nicole on a wedding thats what Michelle told me. For the other wedding Michelle went onsite and took photos that she sent to the bride and made her suggestions for decor now I think you can't get better that that. Its always good to have choice check them out I will be posting my reviews between tonight and tomorrow but it was a Successful trip Jamaica was a good choice.

      Bye

      #343 NegrilLB

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        Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:42 PM

        Thanks for the tip on GrandeGarden - I didn't know that they were an option. Flowers and decorations are the one part that I haven't been able to get much details on as far as what is offered and the prices. I e-mailed Tai Flora and got a response for 3 items, but there wasn't much detail. Basically they said a vase of tulips was $140, a small rose arrangement was $65, and a small cylinder with rose petals and a floating candle was $10. Those flower arrangement prices seemed high to me, but then again I really don't have anything to compare it to.

        I e-mailed Flower Studio a while ago and got no response. Has anyone had any better luck? I'm thinking of calling but haven't gotten around to it...and calling JA is so expensive.

        I know that when you get to the resort for the wedding that you pick out your flowers and decorations then, but I don't want any surprises with the prices, lol. If it's super-expensive I'll probably bring more of my own decorations down with me.
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        118 Guests + Bride and Groom Attended

        #344 daifje

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          Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:35 PM

          I agree a few days before the wedding is not a good time for surprises!!!!!! I will call the grandeGarden today. When I call JA I use skype on my computer and it is pretty reasonable. I can't seem to get nicole any other way.

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          Originally Posted by NegrilLB
          Thanks for the tip on GrandeGarden - I didn't know that they were an option. Flowers and decorations are the one part that I haven't been able to get much details on as far as what is offered and the prices. I e-mailed Tai Flora and got a response for 3 items, but there wasn't much detail. Basically they said a vase of tulips was $140, a small rose arrangement was $65, and a small cylinder with rose petals and a floating candle was $10. Those flower arrangement prices seemed high to me, but then again I really don't have anything to compare it to.

          I e-mailed Flower Studio a while ago and got no response. Has anyone had any better luck? I'm thinking of calling but haven't gotten around to it...and calling JA is so expensive.

          I know that when you get to the resort for the wedding that you pick out your flowers and decorations then, but I don't want any surprises with the prices, lol. If it's super-expensive I'll probably bring more of my own decorations down with me.


          #345 Princess J

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            Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:33 PM

            Hi everyone, I'm Jenn and I am planning a wedding for Jan/Feb 2011. I am trying to decide between the 'Beach' and the 'Suites', both seem beautiful! Any comments to why you choose one of the other?? I have a group likely 30-50 people which will be about half adults 50+ and half our friends 25-30, my sister (MOH) is bringing her 2 kids though 6months, and 3.
            Is you book flowers with Grande Garden do they deliever them to the wedding?
            Also for the receptions does anyone know if you can extend the time allowed to later e.g. midnight for dancing Do you have the option at both 'Beach' and 'Suites' to have round and rectangular tables?
            50 Guests booked + the bride and groom!!!

            #346 debbmach

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              Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:40 PM

              I picked the beach mainly on price, i wanted to keep the price down as much as possible. i think they're both equally nice but the suites is slightly more upscale.
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              58 people booked...and counting!!!

              #347 asheeki

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                Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:09 PM

                Sorry for taking so long to get back to everyone about my trip I had to pay for the time off I had alot of work to do to catch up. It was really lovely, I am thinking of having my reception at the Rosehall Resort and Spa (Hilton Resort) , a private villa at Spring Farms or the Ibero Star, my father likes the Round Hill as he came with us. We met with alot of vendors my favorite photo company remains Michael Chen which was very good I don't think his website does him justice any at all i viewed some of his work he is spectacular i would say along the same line as Sungold but very nice to work with. He has the latest equipment does not do any other wedding but yours on the day. If something needs touching up he can do that as well to make it all fabulous, his number is 876-952-6740 or 876-463-1111.

                The hotels in jamaica are very beautiful I hardly saw any that did not appeal to me it all boils down to what you are looking for. I met with both Kimoya and Nicole from the Grande and Suites they were both a great!! I met with Flower Studio they do Ok work but she did not convince me she was capable of doing everything as she referred me to someone else to do some things. I met with Tai Flora as well very Good work however they are known to be late and also not good on getting back to you I heard of one case which was not very good so I am not going to gamble my Day as it is very special. I met with Grande Garden they had no competition their work was the same as Tai Flora in terms of rating they can do anything you other than set up people which Tai Flora uses. Again we must always remember rain if it seems its gonna raun they take an indoor arch as back up for you Tai Flora doesn't this would have to be a request. The Sales Manager at Grande Garden Michelle grandegarden@yahoo.com their website is GrandeGarden::Front Page

                I looked at two weddings they had a Rosehall and the set up was spectacular I was lucky enough to see a small one at 4:00pm and viwed a Twillight with reception, Ladies it was beyond words.

                I met with entertainment people as well and I have contacted someone who will be doing a Reggae band for me at a very reasonable cost.I also contacted a planner she is Great just in case the planner in Jamaica is not getting back in time she follows up with them on a monthly basis submitting a monthly report to me at a cost of US$20.00 which is cheap to pay to ensure everything goes right, when it gets closer to the wedding two months I pay her US$200 to go on site meet with the planner go through my contract speak with all the vendors and ensure my wedding is what I expect this will take the form of a weekly report then and a week before arrival all will be complete payment is sent directly to her account. She also puts you in contact with direct vendors in Jamaica so you can get your gifts for guest and JUTA drivers to arrange tours for the group or transfres from airport. These vehicles are very nice no old ones my drivers name was Jermain he is a very professional person and trained by the Jamaican Tourist government his contact is 1876-783-2975. My planners name is Alicia her email is bridesmaid@live.com GREAT girl she spoils you.

                For jamaican welcome bags you can contact Gifts at giftsgallore@live.com Excellent Prices !! I will answer any questions you might have as I cannot remember all now but i am quite sure 80% that i might have the answer

                #348 LadyD

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                  Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:19 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by asheeki
                  Sorry for taking so long to get back to everyone about my trip I had to pay for the time off I had alot of work to do to catch up. It was really lovely, I am thinking of having my reception at the Rosehall Resort and Spa (Hilton Resort) , a private villa at Spring Farms or the Ibero Star, my father likes the Round Hill as he came with us. We met with alot of vendors my favorite photo company remains Michael Chen which was very good I don't think his website does him justice any at all i viewed some of his work he is spectacular i would say along the same line as Sungold but very nice to work with. He has the latest equipment does not do any other wedding but yours on the day. If something needs touching up he can do that as well to make it all fabulous, his number is 876-952-6740 or 876-463-1111.

                  The hotels in jamaica are very beautiful I hardly saw any that did not appeal to me it all boils down to what you are looking for. I met with both Kimoya and Nicole from the Grande and Suites they were both a great!! I met with Flower Studio they do Ok work but she did not convince me she was capable of doing everything as she referred me to someone else to do some things. I met with Tai Flora as well very Good work however they are known to be late and also not good on getting back to you I heard of one case which was not very good so I am not going to gamble my Day as it is very special. I met with Grande Garden they had no competition their work was the same as Tai Flora in terms of rating they can do anything you other than set up people which Tai Flora uses. Again we must always remember rain if it seems its gonna raun they take an indoor arch as back up for you Tai Flora doesn't this would have to be a request. The Sales Manager at Grande Garden Michelle grandegarden@yahoo.com their website is GrandeGarden::Front Page

                  I looked at two weddings they had a Rosehall and the set up was spectacular I was lucky enough to see a small one at 4:00pm and viwed a Twillight with reception, Ladies it was beyond words.

                  I met with entertainment people as well and I have contacted someone who will be doing a Reggae band for me at a very reasonable cost.I also contacted a planner she is Great just in case the planner in Jamaica is not getting back in time she follows up with them on a monthly basis submitting a monthly report to me at a cost of US$20.00 which is cheap to pay to ensure everything goes right, when it gets closer to the wedding two months I pay her US$200 to go on site meet with the planner go through my contract speak with all the vendors and ensure my wedding is what I expect this will take the form of a weekly report then and a week before arrival all will be complete payment is sent directly to her account. She also puts you in contact with direct vendors in Jamaica so you can get your gifts for guest and JUTA drivers to arrange tours for the group or transfres from airport. These vehicles are very nice no old ones my drivers name was Jermain he is a very professional person and trained by the Jamaican Tourist government his contact is 1876-783-2975. My planners name is Alicia her email is bridesmaid@live.com GREAT girl she spoils you.

                  For jamaican welcome bags you can contact Gifts at giftsgallore@live.com Excellent Prices !! I will answer any questions you might have as I cannot remember all now but i am quite sure 80% that i might have the answer
                  Hey Askeeki,

                  Thanks for the update. What did you like about Spring Farm? How many people can it accomodate?

                  What kind of stuff can you get in the welcome bags? (still contemplating this idea)
                  Enjoyed a FANTASIC wedding in Mobay with 95 of our closest friends and family!!

                  #349 nashidab

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                    Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:16 PM

                    Hello ladies,

                    Daifje-- Nicole hasn't done much as far as planning for my wedding either. I do understand, since it isn't until october, but I can't even get her to respond to my emails. While you and andrew are visiting, could you please ask her for me how many people can sit on one side of the terrace of aunt ruby's restaurant?? We plan on having our reception there and I just want to make sure that all of my guests can fit on one side of the terrace. We plan on inviting about 125 people and expect 80 to 100 (if that many, its hard to predict since our wedding is still a ways away). I just don't want to over invite and we plan on sending out our save-the-dates soon. I see you are leaving tomorrow so hopefully you'll get this before you leave.

                    If anyone else happens to know the maximum number of people that can sit on one side of aunt ruby's for the reception please let me know.

                    Thanks!!

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by daifje
                    Can't wait to hear your review!! I hope your trip went well. Andrew and I are flying out on Jan 21st and will be back on the 25th. Nicole has not done much in the way of planning with me so I am hoping that this trip will nail down a lot of the details.

                    Did you meet anyone from Floral Studio?

                    28 booked so far!! I was starting to get concerned because everyone waited until the deadline to book.


                    #350 wendyjd

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                      Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:06 PM

                      nashidab, I'm waiting on a return email, I'm trying to book a date in October and haven't heard back from the WC (at the suites). I may end up calling bc sometimes lack patience.




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