Originally Posted by asheeki
I have heard that the resorts DJ is not all that based on a bride that got married there late last year so thats my reason, for florist i am speaking with Natalie and she seems very reasonable and offers a great price does a fabulous job she was the one i got this set up photo from. Also very nice girl to work with she has been doing weddings for years she tells you all the scoop. I like the idea of the trip for the guest i met a driver while in Jamaica very nice clean bus christian, honest, clean looking person and he was giving us super deals. I arrangrd for him to pick up my friends at the airport and we will be doing like a day out together and he gives everyone a bottle of rum after as a thank you gift, i think thats cool he gets any size bus we want. I told Natalie about him she used him and said he is great she is using him for any transfers she is doing.Guys i am also doing jamaican welcome gifts i will post a photo. Ooops i nearly forgot to share details with you for the for the florist you can email Natalie at
My FI and family love to dance so having a reputable DJ for me is a big deal. I've also given a great deal of thought when it comes to my ceremony songs and I honestly do not want to have to stress about it. I want to be able to just give the DJ my list and an idea of what kind of music we like and trust that he will do the rest. The reviews on here regarding the resort DJ are really not the greatest and not ones that I am comfortable bypassing. I thought of an IPod but then didn't think it would be fair to have someone that spent so much money to be a part of our special day mandate an ipod all day. Upon reading Breeze's comment I decided this would suit us and our day.
I've thought of taking everyone to Rick's Cafe in Negril for the rehearsal dinner but couldn't figure out for the life of me how I would get everyone there lol. Definitely going to give it some more thought.
So far I have the resort, TA taking care of all of the arrangements, save the dates are done and in the mail this coming Thursday, the photographer, the dj, music and my dress. I guess most of my "big" stuff is taken care of with the exception of Jewelry. Now just to find the best deal on invites (passports & boarding passes), OOT bags, bridal attire, weekend itinerary, decor, and a charity to donate to in Jamaica instead of giving out favors.
Hope everyone's planning is going well
Hi Tina, We will do our rehersal dinner at one of the resort restaurants - nothing special really! My guests seem to want to have 'their own time' for their vacation, so I'm not planning much for them except the one outing. I do plan on giving them all information on different outings though, and better pricing/contacts than I'm sure the resort has. It will be in my welcome brochure.
sounds like you have definetly figured out most of the big stuff! Especially for a wedding in May! I leave in less than 3 months and I still have these big things to do:
1) finish the invites (STDs went out a long time ago)
2) pick out GM clothes
3) BD shoot (do it? dont do it?)
4) Eshoot! (date has been re-scheduled 3 times cuz of weather - arg!)
6) create my honeymoon registry
7) order wedding bands! (I need to give them my Ering so they fit together and I need to wait till after the Eshoot to do it! Arg!!)
8) book group excursion
plus about a million other little things. Get as much done as possible in the beginning ladies. Its NEVER to early.