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#5781 Jaciv2000

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    Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

    Oh, I completely agree.  I've heard some great things about Jamaica in October.  And really, aside from this past October... the storms almost always miss it.  It's not really in the storm path.  That was one of the reasons we chose Jamaica... because we were pretty set on the month of October.  Any other destination was too much of a risk, weather wise.  I'm SO excited:-)  

    Oh good!!! I am so happy to hear that!! (at least someone else ease my mind about it :-)

    #5782 Jaciv2000

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      Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

      I to have been concerned about weather. Our date is 8/31/13 and I know that august and September are true hurricane season months. My neighbors are native Jamaicans and stated that October is more of the rainy month and encouraged me to go with end of August early September. I actually visited Jamaica in 2011 in October and the weather was great. Just pray for good weather for everyone!  Yes let's all pray!!! I am glad to hear that you were actually there in October and had great weather :-) thanks!!!



      #5783 Jaciv2000

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        Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

        In case you were not aware of the FB Iberostar bride page, here is the link: https://www.facebook...25122217571235/.   It has been super helpful so I highly recommend signing up.  Just wanted to put it on here because I had a hard time finding the group when I signed up.   Thanks!!! I have heard how helpful that page is!!!!



        #5784 Jaciv2000

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          Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

          Hi Brides, We just got back yesterday and wanted to share a few highlights. We got married at uncle Tony's at the beach but stay at the suites. I'm happy we chose the beach for the wedding as it's off to the side so more intimate. We loved the WC's Santena and Kymoya. What we also realized they also are guest services as well as WC and are short staffed right now. wedding was at 4:15 around, we should of done 3:30 with us being late, our fault not theirs. That's the only thing that stressed me getting enough pics before dark. We hired Chic Weddings for wedding day....love her also. She allowed me to not worry at all. We had them turn the lights off only using side lighting and candles for a more intimate feel. We hired steel pan for an hour at dinner. We did our mother/son, father/daughter dance at this time. We played a slideshow and was surprised from my sister and husband with a taped speech from my brother that couldn't make it. By the time dinner, speeches and cake cutting we barley had time for dances. We danced a few songs than went to the lobby bar. We honeymooned at Rockhouse in Negril......Amazing!!! With only 35 rooms and views of the ocean while seeing dolphins play it was the perfect spot after our wedding week. I will give a full review but please ask away. Oh and we brought 2 suitcases of decorations

          Can't wait to hear a full review!!!! Was your honeymoon spot expensive? We were just going to go over to the Grand. How was the food on the resorts?? How was the weather???

          #5785 ktdawson

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            Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

            Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 

            In case you were not aware of the FB Iberostar bride page, here is the link: https://www.facebook...5122217571235/.   It has been super helpful so I highly recommend signing up.  Just wanted to put it on here because I had a hard time finding the group when I signed up.  


            How exactly do you sign up. I sent the request and i looked for the document they were talking about but if it is the calendar it stops in December of this year so I guess I may have to wait.



            #5786 kjjack7

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              Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:02 AM

              We just got married at the Beach on Saturday. Overall it was great. Santena was wonderful very calm and paitent despite my crazy family. We did have an issue with our reception choice. We were supposed to be at the steakhouse but got bumped by a larger group. We were not informed unitl a week before the wedding and there was some reluctance by the staff to offer a explanation. We met with the GM and he reduced our costs and gave us the presidential suite.  That was the only noteworthy issue that we had.

               

              The ceremony was lovely. It rained just as we were signing the marraige register and everyone was able to duck under a hut. The rain lasted for 5 minutes and then we came back out and finished the sand ceremony and jumping the broom. It was a bit of wedding comic relief. Due to the weather we had to do photos quickly but our photographer Merrick Cousley was wonderful! Santena moved our outdoor cocktail hour to the music bar, which worked out fine because it was very windy. We ended up in the Cajun resturant for the reception with the steakhouse menu. The space turned out being better since it was overcast and windy and our group was 37 so there was plenty of space for dancing. Santena did a great job of setting up the reception. Tai Flora did a great job. We only had scattered flowers down teh aisle runner and paper lanterns around the huppa and of course the wedding party flowers. It was beautiful and I did not miss having floral arranements. I forgot to order a flower for hair but Santena got some extra pieces from the bouquet and it was fine. The staff did an excellent job of clearing the beach so it felt very private. The folks around the steakhouse watched but were very respectful and encouraging. I have not complaints about the ceremony except Rev. Salter did do the libation prayer correctly but it was no big deal the words were the most important part and he read those accurately.

               

              The hotel has a few issues but nothing horrible. The wifi is not free at the beach so that seemed crazy because it is free at the other hotels. The suites is nicer for guests but we choose the beach to keep the costs at a certain price point for our guests. The food overall was ok nothing to write home about we ate in all the resturants and the steakhouse was the best. Not enough variety at the main buffet. However you can give people a choice to stay in any of the 3 depending on their preferences and expectations. Guests at the Suites and Grand can come to the Beach but you can't go up to Beach from the other hotels. The resort itself is lovely.  I did not visit Jamaica before hand or the hotel and made my choices based on research and with the help of feedback of groups like these. So thanks for all the good advice! In the end the day turned out great and it was really beautiful. I will post photos when I return. We are honeymooning at Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios. We got a great deal through American Express and it is really nice. I would recommend any Couples Resort here.

               

              Photos coming soon. Happy Planning. Wishing you all teh best on your special day.

               

              Ms. Freeman  ( I love saying that)



              #5787 Jamaicanmecrazy

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                Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

                Is the sand at the irhb ceremony site packed or really loose? I want to inform guests as many are asking if they can wear wedge heels. Also did anyone have their cake on the beach following the ceremony?! Any pics, or advice? My wedding is in July, I have no idea how hot it is around 5 in Jamaica. Also how long is the ceremony with a sand ceremony? Any info appreciated!!! :):)

                #5788 AandNJam

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                  Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

                  Question about the resort DJ at the Suites. What is his name? Is it DJ Kevan Vaugh? https://www.facebook.com/djvaun or is that a private DJ to hire? Then there is JA DJ Kevan Stewart who I think is an outside dj - www.jaweddingdj.com. Just wanted to confirm since from reading here I understand the resort DJ doesn't emcee.


                   



                  #5789 AandNJam

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                    Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

                    Sorry forgot to add my second quesiton. Could anyone with the pdfs that have the daily and nightly activities at the Suites please send them to me - vintona02@yahoo.com. I don't have enough posts to open the pdfs. Thanks!



                    #5790 sfox4214

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                    Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

                    Originally Posted by AandNJam 

                    Question about the resort DJ at the Suites. What is his name? Is it DJ Kevan Vaugh? https://www.facebook.com/djvaun or is that a private DJ to hire? Then there is JA DJ Kevan Stewart who I think is an outside dj - www.jaweddingdj.com. Just wanted to confirm since from reading here I understand the resort DJ doesn't emcee.


                     

                    The DJ at the suites is DJ Kevan Stewart. 






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