| Originally Posted by BrieP |
Does anyone know when the hotel needs to know the final number of guests attending the wedding?? (Like how much in advance so I know when to have guests RSVP by??)
Thanks for your help
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:07 AM
Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:15 PM
I am however getting super excited! We are planning a small, beach front ceremony with about 20-30 guests. Keep the info coming as I am tuned into this forum like its "breaking news!" When I sat down with my mom, I had so much detail she was amazed! I credit it all to the brides here on this forum!
Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:41 PM
April and May are usually very busy months for Nicole so sometimes she may take awhile to respond and other times she may respond right away. Just be patient. I sent her an email a few days ago and havent heard back either but its just a matter of time. I have booked for April 2011, so its defiantly not to early to book. Nicole said if you have your heart set on the date, you can book it right away.
Good luck on your planning and welcome to the thread!
Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:54 PM
Posted 13 May 2010 - 10:30 PM
We arrived on Thursday which was 3 days before the wedding. Check in was no problem. Nicole had a bottle of wine and fruit waiting in our room. We met with Nicole on Friday. She had all of the notes from our prior meetings and conversations which were very reassuring. One issue that we had to deal with was that we went from expecting 40-50 people to having 87 people so we had to change the venue from the gazebo to the lazy river.
We agreed to have the ceremony at the lazy river and the reception at Aunt Ruby’s. I met with the florist from grandegarden on Friday. I picked out orchids as the main flower and found out 2 days before the wedding that secondary to the drought in Jamaica there was not going to be enough orchids. This kind of freaked me out but they did a great job!! We had to move the site of the rehearsal dinner from the Mar Nostrum to the gourmet restaurant secondary to the size.
The rehearsal dinner went over without a hitch. The food was great. We also had a meet and greet in the music bar beforehand that went great. Andrew and I were so excited and our guests were having a blast.
On the big day I woke up at the crack of dawn (of course) because I was so excited. I had my hair done in the spa and was a little disappointed. My hair did not turn out as the picture I showed the stylist but my girlfriend fixed it the best she could. It the spa’s defense I have extremely curly hair and I don’t think that girl in the spa was prepared. This made me 30 minutes late for the wedding. The ceremony at the lazy river was great. The minister was great and kept the crowd entertained. We kind of felt like superstars as it felt like the entire resort was focused on us!!
Andrew and I missed most of the cocktail hour because we were taking pictures but everyone said it was great. The reception was at Aunt Ruby’s. While the venue and the whole outdoor theme was nice I must tell you lady’s it was HOTTTTTT. We were counting on the ocean breeze as it is right on the ocean but there was no ocean breeze on that night. Everyone made the beast of it anyway and we had a blast. The liquor was flowing and the music was pumping which made it all fine!! With 87 people we had very little room for a dance floor on the side that the tables were on. We had our first dances and the speeches there then moved over to the other side for the party. Aside from the heat I will have to say that everything went great!! The food was good although I did not eat very much.
Photographer: Michael Saab Photography LOVED, LOVED, LOVED. The photos are out of this world. I have 700 of them and I have to sort through them. As soon as I do I will post them. His photo journalistic approach was unbelievable. He got us the pictures as well is such a timely fashion. I can’t recommend them enough. He and his wife make a great team.
Florist GrandeGardenthey did a great job. I wish that I had a bit more of a heads up on the orchid situation but they pulled it together. They were a little expensive but I was happy with the job they did.
DJ He played good music but we had some technical difficulties with the equipment. Ensure that they test equipment ahead of time
Nicole Although she is not quite a vendor I want to say something brief about her. She is really good at what she does. She is very overworked which makes it hard for her to respond to us while we are overseas. I found her on the property every night at 11 or 12am. She will definitely hook it up while you are there. I would only worry about things that are more difficult to get in advance. For example I really wanted a chocolate fountain but I could not pull it off because the vendor was out of town and needed more notice. She really did a great job. We gave her a nice tip at the end as well for all her hard work and she deserved it.
I promise to post the pictures as soon as I can. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
Posted 14 May 2010 - 03:20 PM
Did you communicate with grandegarden before your trip or not untill you got there? I always read about people emailing pictures of what they want. Also, what did you do after the reception?
Cant wait for pictures!
Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:11 PM
Do you know how big the tables were? I want to bring my own tableclothes. I know they sit 8 for round tables.
Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:24 PM
Literally just got back home from a wonderful wedding week in Jamaica. Need to pack and get ready for the honeymoon. Having a destination wedding was the BEST decision ever. We ALL had the TIME OF OUR LIVES!!! The wedding day was simply perfect! Will post pics soon! People are already asking when are we all getting together again!!!
Chic Events Jamaica did a great great job - could not have pulled off the wedding without her. The church ceremony was beautiful, the offsite reception at the Grandiosa, while a little hot - was fantastic as well. Misha was also great to work with! The Iberostar Rose Hall is a fabalous place - you can't be dissapointed!
Will have full review to post shortly. Thanks to everyone in the forum for their great ideas! It was simply the best week ever!!! Will post pics soon!!!
Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:04 PM
Lady D can't wait to read your review.
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