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#4271 daizyduke

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    Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:21 AM



    I know we have had several other people talking about availability

     

    We are leaving January 5-12, 2012, and the wedding is January 9, 2012.  We just had a couple call to make a reservation, and the Beach and Suites resort are sold out from the 5-7 of January (possibly earlier I didn't check) and there are only TWO rooms available at the Grande. 

     

    Those guests who thought they would get a last minute deal are going to get a nice surprise when they are unable to book at all.  I have a whole group of people who want to book, and I don't know if they are going to be able to. 

     

    Just wanted to give you ladies the heads up, regarding anyone who hopes to book last minute, this hotel(s) seems to be hopping!  Your guests may want to be told that if it is during a possible season, they may not get a room if they procrastinate too much. 


    (Granted, it doesn't help that my date is so close to New Years)  I wonder how much of it is wedding related, due to the popularity on BDW. 

    Originally Posted by Kimberli1211 

    Just as a thought for the several ladies who are getting married in early December: a friend who has yet to book called my travel agent today, and was told she could only book the 3rd-8th, because the 9th was sold out. When I looked online they had no availability for the 7th or 8th either. WOW. Luckily all of my people except 2 are booked. I don't know if some are reserved for travel agents or what, but it's crazy.



     



    #4272 starrysim

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      Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:56 PM

      Yep, tell your guests not to wait for last minute if they have their hearts set on going.  We just found out today that both the Beach and Suites are sold out between Nov 5-20, and our wedding is the 16th.  There were a few people who wanted to book but were waiting - now they may not be able to go :(


      11.16.11 -Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica

      #4273 luvmoo

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        Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:35 PM

        Hello Ladies, 

        I just thought i would some a tidbit of info i got tonight from the WC.. and in case anyone had a similar question.. here is the answer... 

         

        So i asked Silvia, ( Beach)  if we have to pay the 18.00 per head for the wedding/dinner for our outside photographer ( and side shooters), along with the dollar amount per person per hour for the open bar... being that we are paying 75.00 per person PLUS the 100.00 vendor fee.. i stated that because they are working.. chances are they won't be drinking.. ( i am just assuming) and we are paying for the day passes and vendor fees, which technically is to cover these costs...  

         

        WELL. they wrote back the following:

         

        Hello Jennifer,

        You will still have to pay the extra person charges for the for the photographer. Evan if they will pay the day pass, the wedding is a special event and need a special set up. This is where the  extra charges coming in. Now, this charges will apply only if they will stay at the restaurant and eat with you otherwise (if they go to the buffet to eat) you will not have to pay the charges.

         

          I think that is ridiculous... why would i ask my photographer to eat at the buffet.. when they are going to be taking pictures of the dinner and all of that stuff...  these extra charges just seem like such a money grab. *sigh*   i sure wish hindsight was 20/20 As much as i know my wedding will be perfect and everything i dreamed of etc... the nickel and diming and all of the "hidden costs" that are incurred.. it is just getting ridiculous..    I am done my vent.. and just wanted to share this, incase anyone else was curious.

        #4274 beachbum21

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          Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:14 AM



          Wow, thanks for sharing luvmoo! I agree, totally ridiculous.

          They will obviously be working, they aren't going to be sitting around eating and drinking all day! Nor will they be lounging by the pool, the beach, or using the hotel facilities as a guest would.  You're absolutely right about nickel and diming, I found it was getting too ridiculous and we weren't getting the flexibility we wanted so we've booked with TWJ and are having our wedding off-site.

          I researched, analyzed and compared for hours and at the end of the day we feel we are getting more for our money and we have more flexibility and options to have the wedding we envisioned when we decided we wanted a beach destination wedding. If you're interested in more details, pm me!

          Quote:

          Originally Posted by luvmoo 

          Hello Ladies, 

          I just thought i would some a tidbit of info i got tonight from the WC.. and in case anyone had a similar question.. here is the answer... 

           

          So i asked Silvia, ( Beach)  if we have to pay the 18.00 per head for the wedding/dinner for our outside photographer ( and side shooters), along with the dollar amount per person per hour for the open bar... being that we are paying 75.00 per person PLUS the 100.00 vendor fee.. i stated that because they are working.. chances are they won't be drinking.. ( i am just assuming) and we are paying for the day passes and vendor fees, which technically is to cover these costs...  

           

          WELL. they wrote back the following:

           

          Hello Jennifer,

          You will still have to pay the extra person charges for the for the photographer. Evan if they will pay the day pass, the wedding is a special event and need a special set up. This is where the  extra charges coming in. Now, this charges will apply only if they will stay at the restaurant and eat with you otherwise (if they go to the buffet to eat) you will not have to pay the charges.

           

            I think that is ridiculous... why would i ask my photographer to eat at the buffet.. when they are going to be taking pictures of the dinner and all of that stuff...  these extra charges just seem like such a money grab. *sigh*   i sure wish hindsight was 20/20 As much as i know my wedding will be perfect and everything i dreamed of etc... the nickel and diming and all of the "hidden costs" that are incurred.. it is just getting ridiculous..    I am done my vent.. and just wanted to share this, incase anyone else was curious.


           



          #4275 Leah22

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            Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:35 AM

            Beachbum,

            Are you having both the ceremony and dinner off-site or just the ceremony?  I'm anticipating 40-60 guests.  At Iberostar there is an extra cost to rent the private dinner space.  But I imagine bringing that many off-site for a ceremony and dinner will really add up.
             

            Originally Posted by beachbum21 



            Wow, thanks for sharing luvmoo! I agree, totally ridiculous.

            They will obviously be working, they aren't going to be sitting around eating and drinking all day! Nor will they be lounging by the pool, the beach, or using the hotel facilities as a guest would.  You're absolutely right about nickel and diming, I found it was getting too ridiculous and we weren't getting the flexibility we wanted so we've booked with TWJ and are having our wedding off-site.

            I researched, analyzed and compared for hours and at the end of the day we feel we are getting more for our money and we have more flexibility and options to have the wedding we envisioned when we decided we wanted a beach destination wedding. If you're interested in more details, pm me!

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            #4276 meeshamillz

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              Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

              Hey Ladies,

              I just wanted to spread the word that my photographer, Sun Gold Photography, are having a 2 day special on Feb. 17th or 18th 2012. Sun Gold Photography is offering a discount of $500 off the Gold package and $600 of the Diamond package for these 2 days only. To bad I am getting married in November :(

              Check out their work at:
              http://www.sungoldphoto.com/

               

              and their facebook page at:

               

              http://www.facebook.com/sungoldphoto

               

              This is a great deal and you will not be disappointed! Give them a call for their current price list!

               

              Here is Paula's contact info!

               

              Paula Williams
              Sun Gold Photography
              W.P.A. Jamaica

               



              #4277 starrysim

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                Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:42 PM

                Regarding the vendor fees - this is what my contract says for the Beach. It doesn't say anything about an extra vendor fee, so I won't be paying it.  I didn't realize about having to pay the $18 for them as well, and I agree it doesn't make much sense, since their day pass fee should cover the cost of food, and they won't need champagne, cake, extra chairs set out, etc.

                 

                __________________________________

                 

                PHOTOGRAPHER: the hotel has an exclusivity agreement with the Photoshop on

                property “Digipix Ltd.”.

                If the couple desires to hire the services of any other photo shop or

                photographer they should pay for a day pass fee in order to allow the

                photographer on property. The current fee is $US75.00 per person.


                11.16.11 -Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica

                #4278 starrysim

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                  Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:36 PM

                  Any brides at the Beach recently who worked with Rashel?  I'm wondering if they will try to charge a day pass fee.  For her plus the hairdresser, that's $150, and they won't even be staying.  I think I may have forgotten to factor this in when I decided to book Rashel instead of using the salon.


                  11.16.11 -Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica

                  #4279 Nikadawn

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                    Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:21 AM

                    Question for those who have visited the resort before. I'm getting dangerously close to the allowed weight limit for my luggage (and this is with all members of the wedding party helping out by bringing something in each of their bags) and still haven't bought favours. I wanted to do something edible so guests don't have to cart something home with them. Has anyone seen something at the gift shops at the resort that will work? Candy of some sort? Salt water taffy? I have little pails with their names on them to serve as both a place card and to hold the favours so anything that will fit in the palm of your hand would work. If all else fails I'll just fill them each with a rum shot, lol.


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


                    #4280 leslioni

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                      Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:45 AM

                      BONFIRE???

                       

                      I am planning on having a bonfire on the beach after our reception and before the disco opens. I was wondering if someone could explain to me how this works. I understand it is $250 for the bonfire, which includes open bar for 15 people for an hour. I have approx. 50 people so I know I will have to pay the open bar charge of $7 per person after the 15. Now this is only for an hour. How long does the Bonfire usually last for if it goes on for 2 hrs do we have to pay for another hour of bar service or are the bartenders good with staying. Also does the wedding coordinator stick around during all of this?

                       

                      Thanks






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