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#5651 Ploman

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    Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

    Originally Posted by lala7513 go_quote.gif

    Hi everyone! In your wedding invitations, how are you including accommodations or schedules? Would love some wording examples or pictures. Thanks!!! :)

    Here is mine: For our invitations, we had a formal fancy one, and then included a pamphlet since we couldn't fit everything on the fancy card.

     

    Here is our fancy card:

     

     

     

    Would be delighted for you to attend their wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    For details of the destination wedding package

    please see the included pamphlet.

     

    Please also save the date for a dinner and dance reception

     in Edmonton when we return.

    June 1, 2013

    Details on this reception will follow closer to the date.

     

    We urge you to put the cost of any wedding gift towards your Jamaican travel expenses.

     

    To book your Jamaican trip please contact the travel agent noted in the pamphlet as soon as possible, and preferably before April 20, 2012.

     
     
     

     

    And here is our pamphlet [or at least the only draft of it that I can find...]:

     

     

     

    Hello Everyone!

     

     wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica will be from January 18-25th, 2013. The resort we have chosen is the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach.

     

    We've heard great things about the Iberostar resort: great food, great service, free flowing liquor, and amazing grounds.

    Jamaica is known for its spectacular sprawling beaches, tropical beauty, reggae music, the ‘island spirit’ of the people (…marijuana?), and the average 29 ÌŠC temperatures in January. While in Jamaica you may want to go golfing on the stunning courses in Montego Bay, go tube riding on the lazy rivers, go scuba diving in famous dive spots, visit the luminous lagoon where the water glows blue in the complete darkness, climb the Dunn’s River waterfalls in Ocho Rios, or let loose and visit the nude beaches which Jamaica is famous for! The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is in town while we are there too, which features a variety of reggae, jazz, and blues artists, and in past years has featured major artists ranging from Maroon 5 to Kenny Rogers to Gladys Knight... 2012 had Celine Dion.

     

    The total cost of the all-inclusive vacation is $1800/person from Edmonton, which includes airfare, hotel, food, alcohol, and all taxes. The deposit is $250/ person.

     

    The deposits are not officially due until September but it is likely that space will fill up by this time. The plane only holds 120 people and we are expecting a large group, so we urge you to put down your deposit as soon as possible.

     

    Final Payment is due on September 23, 2012.

     

    Please note that the taxes are subject to change, but it is unlikely to change more than $40 or so. The tour company is Sunquest, with the flight being supplied by WestJet. As Sunquest only has an allotment of half of the plane, any seats above that allotment may be subject to an additional $75 charge. We urge you to book as soon as possible so that you can avoid this extra charge.


    Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay

    91 guests and counting....


    #5652 albellis

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      Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

      Here are the invitations that I sent out. There were additional details about the resort on our wedding website. I am also sending a pre-travel packet that will include a brochure with an updated timeline (I am changing the ceremony time to 4:30pm) and some additional info on Jamaica in general.

       

       

      Main invite with layered inserts

       

      Close up of the inserts



      #5653 nattiejamrock

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        Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

        can anyone help me b/c im ready to scream....  is there an issue if we all (family and guests) stay at the suites but have the actual wedding and reception at the beach resort? After over a month and back and forth with the wrong resort which i get was my fault b/c how would i realize there was a difference.. i just found out my freakin day is taken. would this be an option or do you need to stay at the same hotel where you want to get married? 



        #5654 Ploman

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          Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

          I think that most of your guests need to be at the resort where the wedding is held, but call the wedding coordinators directly and plead your case. I've heard that they are lovely in person, but they take forever by email and often don't address the issue that I wrote them about. 


          Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay

          91 guests and counting....


          #5655 nattiejamrock

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            Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

            question for past brides -- how far is the walk from the suites to the beach resort??  

             

             

            UPDATE: we just called the beach resort and they said it wouldn't be a problem for us all to stay at the suites and then get married at the beach resort. I totally agree with what you're staying about the majority of the guests should stay where we are having the ceremony but i guess if we staying at the more expensive resort than they shouldn't really care too much :)



            #5656 Alier1

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              Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

              The walk is not too far!  Especially if you ask for your guests to stay at the WING of the hotel which is closer to the beach resort.  From that wing to get to the Beach Resort Pool I'd say is a 3 minute walk.



              #5657 lala7513

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                Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

                thank you so much for the invite samples. sooo helpful!! :)  
                 



                #5658 nattiejamrock

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                  Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

                  i have offiicially taken over this blog i think :)

                   

                  Is anyone planning on getting married at the beach resort? i feel like so many people doing the suites resort.  I really wanted to get married on a friday but the date i wanted for the suites is taken but open at the beach resort. We had all intentions of staying at the suites resort but i don't know if its going to be too stressful to stay in one place but then have all our events at another place. 

                   

                  the other choice i have is to get married on the thursday which could be an inconvenience to our guests who may have been planning on coming down thurs - sun and not taking 3 days off from work, and i don't want this to cost more than it already has to for people....

                   

                  does anyone have any advice or feedback? any past brides have any recommendations?  i need to make a decision ASAP as my save the dates are pending!! hahaa.



                  #5659 justine416

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                    Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

                    Originally Posted by nattiejamrock 

                    i have offiicially taken over this blog i think :)

                     

                    Is anyone planning on getting married at the beach resort? i feel like so many people doing the suites resort.  I really wanted to get married on a friday but the date i wanted for the suites is taken but open at the beach resort. We had all intentions of staying at the suites resort but i don't know if its going to be too stressful to stay in one place but then have all our events at another place. 

                     

                    the other choice i have is to get married on the thursday which could be an inconvenience to our guests who may have been planning on coming down thurs - sun and not taking 3 days off from work, and i don't want this to cost more than it already has to for people....

                     

                    does anyone have any advice or feedback? any past brides have any recommendations?  i need to make a decision ASAP as my save the dates are pending!! hahaa.

                    Hi,

                     

                    I am staying at the suites and having my wedding at the beach. We actually have more people at the suites but when making the decision I thought more would book the beach. I am getting married in 25 days eeeeeee!!! So let me know how I can help you out :)

                    The WC's from the beach have all been very plesant, even though I'm on my 4th one!!



                    #5660 ktdawson

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                      Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

                      Originally Posted by Jamaicanmecrazy 

                      For the private reception, I think you now need 100 people minimum. But I think you can also rent out the disco with a minimum of 35 people. A lot of people do a Bon fire, I don't think there's a minimum ppl needed and it seems like fun. Think about what's important to you at your wedding. Look at pininterest and google wedding set ups to see what inspires you. If you have enough bridesmaids you can consider using their bouquets after the ceremony and pics as centerpieces. I am also feeling overwhelmed, my wedding is in July and I'm speaking with the 3rd WC. I am concerned with the 11pm ending time. I feel with the dances, speeches and dinner there may not be a lot of time for guests to dance and party!

                       

                      Oh my gosh 100? Uh yeah no I know we won't have that many. lol We are inviting 37-40 but will probably not have that many come possibly about 24. So they won't let you do a private reception if you don't have the minimum people? Or can you just not do the renting of the resturant for the private reception without the minumum? I can bet you are definitely overwhelmed not much longer to go but congratulations. I really want that private reception for the first dance and the speeches and just the private time with the family. If I can't have that I think that will take away from making it a whole. Thanks for the info.






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