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#4541 ErinDoc

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    Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:30 AM



    Originally Posted by JenAndBrad 

    Hi Ladies, I leave for Jamaica in less than 4 weeks!!! Getting so very excited! Question: How are you all (or how did you) transport your wedding dress? I found the website www.foster-stephens.com where I purchased a garment bag and transport box (that is supposed to fit in the overhead compartment- but I think it might be 2 inches to long). How was your experience with the airlines letting you carry-on the dress? Foster Stephens is the company that most dry cleaners purchase their wedding dress preservation boxes. Let me know. Thanks!


    I traveled with my dress as my carry-on in the regular garment bag that I got when I bought my dress.  I had a small puddle jumper that was not very full so I just laid it out in the overhead bin, and in my other flight my dress flew first class even though I didn't.  :(  They did let me preboard and then I stacked my dress on another bride's dress who was flying first class.  The attendants are usually good with finding a place for it where it won't get destroyed by people shoving their luggage into the overhead bins.


    Erin & Bryan ~ 11.6.11 ~ IRHS, Jamaica

    50 booked!!! .


    #4542 Leah22

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      Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:37 AM

      It depends on your package.  I believe some packages come with centerpieces/flower decorations for the reception.  The resort uses Tai Flora and you will need to contact them to tell them what you want.  My package comes with no flowers and I've found Tai Flora to be on the high side (for what I want)...plus they're very non-responsive.  so I am looking into outside florists and/or bringing my own centerpieces and decorations.  There are several wedding florists in the area, you can do a simple google search and find at least 4 companies who do weddings in Montego Bay.  But the resort with charge a vendor fee ($250) if an outside florist comes onto the property...but they can drop things off in the lobby without the extra charge.  Good luck.
       

      Originally Posted by summerdaisies 

      Can anyone tell me what they did for centerpieces for the dinner? Did they provide them for you? Did you bring items from home? help!



       



      #4543 leslioni

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        Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

        I am doing the exact same thing as you, but I am hiring a Steel Drum Band for the bonfire, than we will go to the disco!
         

        Originally Posted by luvmoo View Post

        I am doing mine as follows:

         38 Guests

        Ceremony - 4PM

        champagne toast to follow on the beach. and then will get photos taken. 

        Dinner at 6:30PM at Tony's Steakhouse

        8:00 PM - 10:00 PM bonfire on the beach with an open bar and DJ 

        :)

         

        Hope that helps!

         



         



         



        #4544 luvmoo

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          Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

          Yeah we decided to do the steel pan band for the ceremony and the champagne toast, DJ for the beach...  :) the steel pan band for the bonfire will be awesome too!!! :)
           

          Originally Posted by leslioni 

          I am doing the exact same thing as you, but I am hiring a Steel Drum Band for the bonfire, than we will go to the disco!
           



           



           



          #4545 leslioni

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            Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:46 PM

            FREAKING OUT.......I just got an email back from Silvia, after sending her all my wedding details. Please correct me if I am wrong. I assumed that you COULD have a private reception if you had AT LEAST 40 people. She is telling me that I HAVE to have one because I have over 40. I just read the contract and all it says is they CAN provide you with a private reception. I am so upset right now. If I am forced to have a private reception that means I HAVE to pay the $800 and I am unable to have a bonfire because there will not be enough time :( This is so frustrating :( :(


            #4546 malikmakhi

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              Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:59 PM

              I thought there was a minimum of 30 people for the private reception, and I thought it was an option not mandatory.......



              #4547 leslioni

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                Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

                That's what I thought.....but in the mail she said I will require one cause I have more than 40.....that is not what the contract says.......ahhhhhhhhhhh!
                 

                Originally Posted by malikmakhi View Post

                I thought there was a minimum of 30 people for the private reception, and I thought it was an option not mandatory.......



                 



                #4548 meeshamillz

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                  Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:54 AM

                  I appreciate your feedback. You are not the first person I have come across that was unhappy with their photos from Marcia. It may be better than going with digipix but for the price they can be a lot better. I haven't seen yours but others that I have seen were horrible.
                   

                  Originally Posted by starrysim 

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                  I guess overall I'm satisfied because we did get lots of pictures that I do love.  However, some things I was disappointed with:

                  - the lighting was really bad in a lot of pictures, like harsh shadows obscuring people's faces. I think they needed one of those big pro flashes with the umbrella and stuff, but I can see how that wouldn't be very portable all over the resort and the beach. Not sure if other photographers do a better job with the lighting.

                  - they weren't very responsive to our ideas for locations to take pics, and they seemed rushed near the end. Even though it was supposed to be unlimited time, and we still wanted to take pics by the lifeguard towers and stuff, they just called it quits.

                  - they weren't always useful for posing suggestions.  A lot of the times they just told us to do something.  Some of their pose suggestions turned out really bad (and I could tell ahead of time that they would be).  Also, way too many shots from below - I absolutely hate that perspective - you know, double chins, up the nose, etc.  I didn't get it.  Unfortunately they also chose one of the worst pics for the front of our DVD case.  Along the same lines, they missed some great shots.

                  - some pics provided in B&W only, no colour version on the CD.  I emailed to ask for originals of a few of these, but nothing yet.

                   

                  That said, I don't want to discourage anyone from working with them.  They were on time, professional and curteous, and we got our pictures and video in less than a month.  For being the most reasonably-priced Jamaican photographers, I think the value is there.  There are lots of very good pics, as you can tell from my post a few pages back.



                   



                  #4549 Ceecie

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                    Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

                    It's 2012!!! Our wedding is 2mo and 27 days away - sooooo much to do!



                    #4550 JamaicaSukie

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                      Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:11 AM



                      Originally Posted by leslioni 

                      FREAKING OUT.......I just got an email back from Silvia, after sending her all my wedding details. Please correct me if I am wrong. I assumed that you COULD have a private reception if you had AT LEAST 40 people. She is telling me that I HAVE to have one because I have over 40. I just read the contract and all it says is they CAN provide you with a private reception. I am so upset right now. If I am forced to have a private reception that means I HAVE to pay the $800 and I am unable to have a bonfire because there will not be enough time :( This is so frustrating :( :(



                      I wanted to follow up with you on whether you received additional information/responses from the resort.  I wonder if this is the new rule at the Suites as well.  Perhaps an option might be to have your reception at their beach restaurant (the open air one...I believe the beach has one...Uncle Tony's maybe?) and have the DJ and bar set up right on the beach.  I saw another bride was able to do this at the Suites.  I'm considering it myself.

                       


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





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