Beaches Negril Brides - Post here!!
Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:57 PM
Now Jay on the hand .. thinks I am completely insane for still coming on like I do... But I can't help it... Gotta help out my girls!!!!! Once the next girl happens... I will pass the torch to her ... Let her be in all her brand-new-ness glory!!
Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:22 PM
Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:00 PM
| Originally Posted by Amber_Oglesbee |
Hey! I am new to this so I may not be doing it right. ha ha. But I was so excited to see all of the information given here about your wedding at Beaches in Negril. I have learned so much from reading here. I have a question and it may sound crazy, but did a doctor from Jamaica come to the hotel to take your blood in order to get married? This freaks me out. We were thinking about getting married in the Bahamas and that is what they did there.
Your question is not crazy at all.... Actually... no need for blood in Jamaica. Only things you need are your Birth Certs and Divorce decree if you had been married before along with the rest of the stuff in the wedding packet. Jamaica is super easy to get married at. One of the reasons we picked was you don't need the blood and only need to be in the country for 72 Business hrs before your wedding to become a "resident". Very simple steps for having the wedding of your dreams.
Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:20 PM
Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:37 PM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:10 PM
I am getting married on September 30, 2009! We have 23 people coming right now & a few more are hopefully going to make it. We picked Beaches because I wanted my nieces & nephews to be able to attend.
I have been working with Amber (Miami WC) & she has been very helpful, but I am so glad I found this post! I have so many questions!
I chose the PB "Sunset" package because I loved the flowers & I have always wanted to get married on the beach at sunset and of course this was the only way to do it. Has anyone actually seen a wedding with this package while you were there? I am also trying to decide what to do about the reception. We were thinking of doing the $50pp dinner & then having the DJ play for 2 or 3 hours on the beach for some dancing. We will have 3 tables on the beach all decorated in the same PB collection ($500 each) for dinner. We are getting married on a Wednesday, so the free beach party is out (dang it!).
Also, the grooms parents would like to do something besides a traditional dinner (since we are at an AI) so I was thinking of the sunset boat tour or a snorkeling trip. Any advice?
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much and congratulations to everyone on their upcoming wedding or blissful married life!
Posted 17 May 2009 - 12:27 AM
Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:51 PM
The dinner must be booked 2 months out, but the actual # of guests doesn't have to be turned in until 72 hours out. I think they said that I have to pick my menu items then as well. There is a lower price for kids ($25 I think) & you can have a kid friendly menu if they are picky eaters.
If you are set on having the wedding a specific day/time I would recommend booking it as soon as you can just so you don't have the headache later of changing dates. I asked our travel agent to research cheap flights & accomodations for our guests and then chose the date based on reasonable costs.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 02:04 PM
I would def get all the basic stuff out of the way immediately. Once you have confirmation of your time and date ... everything else can come along without a problem in booking the other things you may need. What did you have in mind that you are ... let me know I am sure I should be able to help you out some way or another.
CONGRATS on becoming a Beaches Bride!!! You will love it and the kiddos will think you are the worlds best Auntie!!! I know I am for choosing Beaches.. they still tell me how cool it was. I have seen the package you purchased and it is beautiful.. they are very large pieces.
I just wanted to let you know ... Dinner and such things actually CAN be done when you arrive... and even your items can be all paid for when you arrive to Jamaica so everything is on one bill... Miami can tend to pressure you for the sale..... But, you do not need to book the private dinners and such before you leave with Amber (Miami WC). You can make things lastminute and book when you get to Jamaica with Nikki and Andrea as you meet with them the day after you arrive and more than enough time to plan everything before the wedding date. We made no real plans (which was planned) for anything and did it all when we arrived. We had the choice of whatever we wanted and this even included if we wanted a PB package... we ended up with the private cocktail hr and just moved over into the buffet with a reservation that we scheduled with Andrea. They redecorated everything from the cocktail hr to our dinner and we were off to the side from everyone else..private and free to boot. If budget is not a problem ... then booking and spending extras on the Private Dinners and PB packages now are fine. They have several locations for the dinners .. on the beach by the main pool and stage ... under one of the Tiki Huts, and then more scattered on the interior grounds through out the resort. It def looks like you know what you want and more than half way there in making your day perfect.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:09 PM
Specifically -flowers, Preston Bailey packages, locations ( based on whether you wanted a private reception-those that pre book will tend to have certain areas already put aside- note that we can not pre book locations), menus items, colors for bows & decorations ect.
I highly encourage the brides who have a vision and certain items that are must haves to pre book! However if you are a go with the flow, rather not plan anything till you get there and are ok with certain aspects of the wedding being a bit different that what you imagine then by all means wait!
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