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#51 keri

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    Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:40 PM

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    Hello Ladies,
    I am getting married at Beaches Negril Feb 13, 2010 at sunset... I was told by my travel agent that if i want to get married at sunset then i have to have the Preston Bailey sunset package. Have any of you heard of this? I dont mind paying for the time slot, but would perfer to pick the decor myself.

    #52 sherric80

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      Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:30 PM

      Amanda,
      Thanks for the information! I was completely under the impression that I had to pre-book everything! And it sounds like there are a lot more options to choose from than what I was given. I am so glad that I could ask you. Now I have some re-thinking to do!

      We are thinking of doing a DJ for 2 hours. We had hoped to just bring our IPOD or burn a CD and use resort speakers, but Amber in Miami said that they don't have any that we can use on the beach. Do you know anything about this?

      Keri,
      Welcome & Congrats!
      I don't know if this helps you or not, but I was told the exact same thing as you! I am having a sunset wedding & was told that I had to have the PB Sunset collection. I had originally asked to pick my own decor because I wanted different colors & everyone I spoke with at Sandals told me that I could only use the PB collection at sunset. I went ahead with the collection because having it at sunset was more important than the colors. It all worked out though because I found some great bridesmaid dresses that match perfectly!
      I am finding out that a lot of things can be changed or made to work better for you as Amanda has pointed out to me just with the dinner payment options! Maybe call & tell them exactly what you want & see if they can accomodate.

      #53 2bebridejamaica

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        Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:43 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by sherric80
        Amanda,
        Thanks for the information! I was completely under the impression that I had to pre-book everything! And it sounds like there are a lot more options to choose from than what I was given. I am so glad that I could ask you. Now I have some re-thinking to do!

        We are thinking of doing a DJ for 2 hours. We had hoped to just bring our IPOD or burn a CD and use resort speakers, but Amber in Miami said that they don't have any that we can use on the beach. Do you know anything about this?

        Keri,
        Welcome & Congrats!
        I don't know if this helps you or not, but I was told the exact same thing as you! I am having a sunset wedding & was told that I had to have the PB Sunset collection. I had originally asked to pick my own decor because I wanted different colors & everyone I spoke with at Sandals told me that I could only use the PB collection at sunset. I went ahead with the collection because having it at sunset was more important than the colors. It all worked out though because I found some great bridesmaid dresses that match perfectly!
        I am finding out that a lot of things can be changed or made to work better for you as Amanda has pointed out to me just with the dinner payment options! Maybe call & tell them exactly what you want & see if they can accomodate.
        Oh Boy Oh Boy .... this is what I was talking about with Amber (Miami WC) in the first posts of this thread. It's all a sales pitch for you to spend a ton. I had to tons and tons of research in finding other BN brides on youtube, and a million other forums to get some real answers for all of the same things you are thinking. I just had to back down from it all and say I will do it when I get to Jamaica... because I hated the pitches and feeling that I am being forced into something I didn't even know what I wanted.

        Now I know some of the package stuff has changed since Nov .. they released new stuff in Dec.. I can't see on why they would make you pay an extra 3800 for the package or whatever it is when you don't really want it. It's your day and Nikki and Andrea will tell you that a million times over when you get to Jamaica. Now that you have the time booked and in writing.. what can they do ... change it on you ... I think not!!! Go with your gut Sherri on this and if you want something a little more smaller/not so PB.. then wait a bit and then just call Amber and tell her you are canceling the PB package and will order what you want when you get to see Nikki and Andrea. You can't order pieces it's either the whole deal or nothing for PB stuff.. but you have the options available to you. Also, like TA Jenn said ... make sure that if you have specific flower choices or colors and ideas ... those are the things to pass along to Amber as she will email them to Nikki and Andrea and get your quotes and such. (Mine were chair sashes, chair covers, and quotes for my Chuppah for the beach) In just waiting for things... i actually saved money... they did not charge me full price on things I wanted. Bring a calculator with you ... and when you arrive with the book in your room ... really go through it and see the pricing of things ... and make a random budget price after you have your "total" from what the book states. I don't remember how much we saved.. but I said this is what I wanted ... and this is what I have in money for you... and I got what I wanted without a problem. (Jays idea and it worked) Check out Tia Flora's website. They handle BN flowers... gives you an idea of what they offer ..

        Honestly, and I know I have said it before ... but my dinner was amazing... and I didn't pay for a thing... perfect for what I wanted and imagined and even more actually because they tried like heck to go up and over for me because of the hurricane... we had options and more options available to us with only hrs from the start time. I just can't see paying that much for a meal..when you are already paying for it when you book... have you seen the menu?? I sent out the menu to my BMs and MIL just to see what they thought.. now they are all fine and dandy with it.. but no one was in really awe of the menu choices. However for our private honeymoon dinner we had .. almost the same choices and it was good .. that was included for us.

        Hope this helps and clears up things more .... let me know if you want to see some of the pictures I have and where my actual locations were .. having a map and pictures do really help besides what the website has.. and the fact that you don't get any of that from Amber. ... Keep asking away girls!

        #54 2bebridejamaica

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          Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:49 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by keri
          Keri
          Beaches Negril
          Feb 13, 2010



          Hello Ladies,
          I am getting married at Beaches Negril Feb 13, 2010 at sunset... I was told by my travel agent that if i want to get married at sunset then i have to have the Preston Bailey sunset package. Have any of you heard of this? I dont mind paying for the time slot, but would perfer to pick the decor myself.

          Ahhhh you joined!!! I just FB you too...

          #55 JenniferSS

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            Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:49 PM

            Yes, to book the sunset time slot you MUST pre book the Caribbean Sunset pacakge with the 50% down at time of booking!

            For the most part Sandals/ Beaches are very willing to work with you on customizing the weddings. Provide as many details as you can- a budget that you'd like to work with and photo's, photo's, photos!

            When we did the travel agent Sandals Destination Wedding Specialist course the head of Sandals Jamaican Wedding department kept stressing how willing they were to customize whatever a bride needed/wanted. That being said there are a few contractual things that they still have to work within- the PB Sunset package being one of them.

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            Originally Posted by sherric80
            Amanda,
            Thanks for the information! I was completely under the impression that I had to pre-book everything! And it sounds like there are a lot more options to choose from than what I was given. I am so glad that I could ask you. Now I have some re-thinking to do!

            We are thinking of doing a DJ for 2 hours. We had hoped to just bring our IPOD or burn a CD and use resort speakers, but Amber in Miami said that they don't have any that we can use on the beach. Do you know anything about this?

            Keri,
            Welcome & Congrats!
            I don't know if this helps you or not, but I was told the exact same thing as you! I am having a sunset wedding & was told that I had to have the PB Sunset collection. I had originally asked to pick my own decor because I wanted different colors & everyone I spoke with at Sandals told me that I could only use the PB collection at sunset. I went ahead with the collection because having it at sunset was more important than the colors. It all worked out though because I found some great bridesmaid dresses that match perfectly!
            I am finding out that a lot of things can be changed or made to work better for you as Amanda has pointed out to me just with the dinner payment options! Maybe call & tell them exactly what you want & see if they can accomodate.


            #56 keri

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              Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:40 PM

              Thank you everyone...Dani..Maybe I will see you there, good luck w/ your planning.

              #57 JessGreen1114

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                Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:44 PM

                Our wedding is November 14, 2009 at Beaches Negril!! Since we are having a very small wedding, we decided to do the "Free Wedding." Has anyone does this? How is it? What do I need to add on? We want to do the gazebo overlooking the ocean... Is this a good spot? Goodness- I am full of questions!! Any help is appreciated!!!
                Jessica

                #58 JenniferSS

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                  Posted 11 June 2009 - 12:36 AM

                  Congratulations!

                  The gazebo is perfect- especially if you want to wear heals! It has the beautiful backdrop of the ocean, lots of greenery on the sides and doesn't need any dressing up of it if you don't want to!

                  Take a look at the Signature wedding package- most of the upgrades that people would add on are included and it provides a modest packaged discount!

                  #59 Amber_Oglesbee

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                    Posted 14 June 2009 - 05:50 PM

                    I was wondering if I still needed to get a wedding planner at the resort since you do everything once you get there?

                    #60 sherric80

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                      Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:43 PM

                      Here are some pictures that my wedding planner emailed me that I thought I would pass along. I have to send them in 2 posts because it is too big. If you can't open it let me know & I will email the pic's directly to you.

                       

                       

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