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#3931 sunshine2413

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    Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:49 AM

    Good Luck love! I know you will enjoy your stay!! Can't wait to hear from you when you get back... I will be thinking about you!
     

    Originally Posted by Toiinlove 

    Hey ladies,

     

    I just wanted to say thank you for all the words of encouragement and advice along the way. We leave from Atlanta for the Grand on Tuesday the 6th and return on the 16th. I will be sure to post pictures and a review when I return.

     

    ~LaToya



     



    #3932 starrysim

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      Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:55 AM

      Congrats and best wishes to the girls going off to get married this week!  I can't believe how time is flying, I remember when all these wedding dates seemed so far off in the future :)  This is such an awesome community, I feel lucky to be a part of it.  So excited to see a new crop of pictures in a week or two!  Bon voyage!


      11.16.11 -Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica

      #3933 HarleyUK

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        Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:51 AM

        Thank-you so much for posting your review, it is really helpful for me because it makes my planning much easier. I am having my ceremony at the Aqueduct Ruins and my reception at the Suites. I am not sure yet at which restaurant. 

        I have so many questions I don't know where to begin. Could you please tell me who did u use to book and set up the Aqueduct. What type of transportation did u use to get to the site.

        It would be really helpful if u can briefly describe your ceremony and reception itinerary. I will probably come up with lots more questions that way.

         

        Thank-you,

        Tatiana



        #3934 BridetwoBe

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          Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:16 PM

          Congrats and Good luck Tiffany!!!!!No worries!!!



          #3935 Jamaica2012

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            Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:19 PM

            A couple questions ladies: any help is much appreciated :-)

             

            1. How far in advance did you mail out formal invitations?

            2. How much time did you give guests before the wedding to RSVP?

             

            Thanks


            4.27.2012 @ Iberostar Rose Hall Beach ~ Montego Bay


            #3936 Nikadawn

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              Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:31 AM

              Our invites were all out a little earlier than six months out, closer to seven actually. Our TA told us September 15th (wedding is January 18th) was the deadline to make a deposit so we put that as our RSVP by date. Even if people choose to find their own way there or wait for a last minute deal we will at least know how many are planning to come.Ours will be a small group though and I think I remember reading that you're expecting quite a large group? If that's the case you might want to insist that nobody leaves booking later than 4 months out. Just for the sake of your planning.
               

              Originally Posted by Jamaica2012 

              A couple questions ladies: any help is much appreciated :-)

               

              1. How far in advance did you mail out formal invitations?

              2. How much time did you give guests before the wedding to RSVP?

               

              Thanks



               


              Together forever - My Sweetie & Me. Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - January 18th, 2012


              #3937 pmwoodard1978

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                Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:34 AM

                I used a TA, which has been my biggest nightmare, but they have been able to give refunds to my guests who booked a while back now that the prices have dropped. The TA was working with Apple Vacations, which honors their lowest price and will match. The problems that I ran in to with my TA was that they couldn't keep my guests rooms straight booked them for wrong dates or never got back to them when they tried to call or email them. I had to get on to them a bunch.

                 

                Paula

                 

                Originally Posted by starrysim 

                Yes, we are working with a travel agent for the group rate.  She just got back to me - they are dropping the price for the guests' one week stay, but I'm not sure yet if they will drop our price as well, which was for a 2-week stay.  So I guess prices didn't drop wherever you are - it's so odd.  I've never seen rates this low, I'm trying to understand why they dropped so dramatically and suddenly.  Does anyone have an idea?
                 



                 



                 



                Originally Posted by beachbum21 


                Your post prompted me to check mine and thankfully that's not the case for mine. In fact, the prices look higher.

                I've been so stressed about this whole group rate thing as well, so many people are now saying they're going to book closer to the date so they're not taking advantage of the group rates expiring this month.

                Do you have a TA? I would see if they can price match, they might be able to offer a one-time price reduction.


                 



                 



                 



                #3938 starrysim

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                  Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:19 PM

                  We sent out STD's about 11 months before, and had a wedding website and facebook group set up.  4 months before the wedding we set up our group rate, and the deadline for booking is 2 months before the wedding (this Friday coming up, actually).  We sent formal invites 3 months before, but that's just a formality because everyone already had all the info and group prices.  I put the RSVP deadline with the STD's as 4 months before, but very few people actually RSVP'd then, maybe 10%.  With the formal invites, we set RSVP deadline of about one month before.  But I'm not really waiting on RSVP's - I either talk to people personally to try to get an idea, or just assume they won't be coming :)  I also told people who were undecided that I don't mind if they leave booking for last minute, I'm not going to turn anyone away.  Our weddings at the Beach/Suites are flexible enough to allow even last-minute additions.  I'm not doing a lot of extra things like chair covers and whatnot, so I don't need exact numbers.  Hope this helps :)

                   

                  Originally Posted by Jamaica2012 

                  A couple questions ladies: any help is much appreciated :-)

                   

                  1. How far in advance did you mail out formal invitations?

                  2. How much time did you give guests before the wedding to RSVP?

                   

                  Thanks



                   


                  11.16.11 -Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica

                  #3939 Jamaica2012

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                    Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:26 PM

                    thanks for the advise ladies! I will aim to have my formal invitations out 6-7mo before our wedding date and my TA gave me a date of Feb 1st (our wedding date: Arpil 27th) so I guess I'll just use that :-) I wouldn't say we're going to have a large group. Prolly not the smallest but def not the largest. One of the brides on here shocked me. I think she had hundreds of people make it to their wedding! I can't imagine the planning that had to take place for all that to happen. What a grand celebration!

                     

                    I'm going to start a Facebook page for the guests who are on there. Great idea starrysim!  That's great that you are so laid back in your planning! I'm kinda like that too. But I do worry about when the resort will need things by? Such as the # of guests and that last wedding details document. I think it says to send that to them asap but what does that mean? Like a month before the wedding, is that enough time?

                     

                    This forum is a life saver and always so helpful. I'm so thankful to have all you wonderful and helpful brides :-)

                     


                    4.27.2012 @ Iberostar Rose Hall Beach ~ Montego Bay


                    #3940 Marlena

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                      Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:02 AM

                      Jamaica2012,

                       

                      I sent out STD's in February for our December wedding. Then we had a pre-Jamaica party in July and invited everyone who got a STD. I sent out our formal invitations in the middle of August and I have recieved ~%50 back already! I included the menu choice on my RSVP, after talking with Sylvia, she needs a list of guests 2 weeks before the wedding and their menu selection. There are still a few people who are 'undecided'. If I don't get an RSVP back ( I dated the response for October 15th) and they think they are going to show up, they will end up at the kiddies table  in the corner! It is a wedding, and those who haven't booked need to RSVP, I mean, if we were getting married in the city, the 'undecided' ones most definately would have made their minds up by now~!






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