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#531 MsSmithtobe

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    Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:21 PM

    You guys are making me so excited! I'm booked for 3.12.2011 and yes getting booked was definitely a process of about 5 emails and a call to Nicole. NegrilB's pics were great any more pics out there?

    #532 jonesr1979

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      Posted 30 May 2010 - 05:54 PM

      Hi Ladies! I was wondering if anyone new anything about suit rentals? Does the resort have a shop? Or should i look for somewhere locally?

      Thanks guys!

      #533 magz88

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        Posted 01 June 2010 - 12:33 PM

        I got married there! I am sooo awful about getting my review up and have no idea how to put pictures up. Overall we were very happy with how it turned out. there were a few little quirks that i wasn't thilled about but what're you gonna do. Overall, i was pretty relaxed about the whole process and maybe if i had been more concerned and more detailed, these things wouldn't have slipped, but at the end of the day, i went to jamaica to avoid all the crazy planning and details of a traditional wedding so i am very pleased with how things turned out.

        A couple things I will call out on the negative side:
        1. Aunt Ruby's is HOT at night, very little air circulation. We still had a blast, but i was drenched and so were the guests. It was mid may and usually the weather isn't quite that hot but it was a heat wave and you have to be prepared for that. if you want to be safe, i would do an air conditioned restaurant, or possibly dancing on the beach where there is more of a breeze. Although, even with lighting, pictures aren't going to come out as nice with the reception dancing being on the beach. (just a thought). i probably should have considered that.
        2. A couple of things at the reception:
        - I asked that the whole wedding party and their dates be at one long table. Instead of having seats all the way around, Nicole had them set up a longgg table so everyone was on one side of the table looking out to the rest of the reception area. I did NOT like this at all. But what was i gonna do. I wanted everyone to be able to talk around the table. it was a little awkward.
        - Also I had discussed with Nicole having a designated area for a small dance floor in the dinner area so it wouldn't be weird if people wanted to dance while dinner was served...but there was hardly any room. I told her where i wanted it to be, but it must have been disregarded. there was enough room by the wall for 1st dance, etc. But everyone had to go to other empty side of restaurant for dance floor. That was one thing i wasn't fond of. It felt a little awkward transitioning to that side, esp since some people don't dance and others were too hot to dance..it would have been nice for them to be able to sit at their tables and watch. Instead they stood on the walkpath and watched. It was fine, but different.
        3. Last thing is that I would have to say i gave Nicole a timeline and it wasn't quite followed. I wanted to do the dances as soon as we were announced and that was over. It didn't happen. Instead our reggae band started to play which was fine..but i wanted the dances and speeches to go first that way the party could be started and run smoothly through. I would say that you should make it more obvious that the timeline NEEDS to be followed if you want it a certain way.
        4. Be very concerned about the hair stylists at the salon. They are not very good. They are good if it is an easy hairstyle, but if its a little complicated, it will not come out how you want it to most likely. Mine came out alirght after 3 tries but it wasn't exactly what i wanted. not even close..but i accepted it. I wish i had a stylist with me.

        Besides those things, the whole day/night was wonderful. I wanted to point them out for future brides, but they didn't ruin the night by any means. Just frustrating a little.
        Nicole was great, she is there for you all day every day if you need her..i didn't really talk to her except for the meeting we had on the day we arrived and stuff i dropped to her the morning of the wedding. you can be more hands on if you choose..she is always around.

        The resort is great. After about 5 days, it starts to feel like groundhog day like most of the all inclusive resorts, but it's a blast and such a clean resort. Our guests are still talking about it and wishing they were there.

        o and the weather, unbelievable. HOT but everyday gorgeous, nice breeze and sunny! Our wedding day was superb, if it cooled down at night would have been the only thing to make it better.

        reservations are a pain in the freakin butt. we made reservations the day we got there for every day except the last two. big mistake bcz then we couldn't make them and the buffet doesn't compare to the restaurants. 2 of the nights we had reservations of 40 people and that was awesome. one was the day everyone arrived and the 2nd was the rehearsal. The food was great. My favorite restaurant was the steakhouse, mediterranean, then gourmet, then mexican. I had a lot of shrimp, steak, and lobster..no complaints here.

        If anyone has any questions let me know. I'm sure i left some things off my review..i'm not very good at this stuff. I will check in on the blog to answer any questions.


        #534 Catalyst

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          Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:09 PM

          Thanks for the review! definately gave me some food for thought. I very much appreciate you taking the time.


          #535 JessicaC

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            Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:16 PM

            Hi all! I am new to the message boards, but glad I found this thread!

            I am getting married at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach on September 25, 2010 and am starting to panic as I have gotten almost nothing done. Hoping to find a lot of my questions answered on here. Guess it is time to get into planning mode!!! :)

            #536 jonesr1979

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              Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:47 AM

              Originally Posted by JessicaC
              Hi all! I am new to the message boards, but glad I found this thread!

              I am getting married at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach on September 25, 2010 and am starting to panic as I have gotten almost nothing done. Hoping to find a lot of my questions answered on here. Guess it is time to get into planning mode!!! :)
              Hey Jessica! Don't worry we all go through that at first! The wedding co. will not show you to much love until a couple weeks before the wedding but once that rolls around I've heard she's very attentive. If there special things from off the resort you need you should probably focus on that because I've heard they are harder to organize. There are some awsome planning thread/reviews in this particular forum if you go to first few pages you will find leslies and around page 48 or so is Lisa. Both have alot of pic and helpful ideas!

              take care :)

              #537 SunnyDBride

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                Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:17 PM

                Originally Posted by PhillyGal
                I sent some pics out via kodak gallery to the people that sent me their email addresses. if you want me to forward you the pics, send me your address and i'll be happy to send them your way.
                Hi! If you would please send me pictures I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you. dmw.maybride2011@gmail.com

                Have a great day!

                #538 MsSmithtobe

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                  Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:23 PM

                  Attachment 5130Hey guys if anybody needs the spa list I had Nicole send it to me. I was planning on having a spa day with my bridesmaids until I saw these prices. lol



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                  #539 Jules23

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                    Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:09 PM

                    Thanx mssmith but the link didnt work for me - I think you need to add it as an attachment?

                    #540 eholt

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                      Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:16 PM

                      MsSmithtoBe, I am getting married @ Suites on May 19, 2011. I would like to see the list as well.
                      May 19, 2011
                      Iberostar Rose Hall Suites
                      Montego Bay, Jamaica

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