Beaches Negril Brides - Post here!!
Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:03 PM
Sorry so many posts! I couldn't get the pictures to resize small enough to fit them in 1. Hope these help everyone out there!
Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:26 AM
Posted 16 June 2009 - 01:08 PM
| Originally Posted by jillnaples06 |
My fiance and I were org. going to Montego Bay but based on the age of hotel, airport complaints and star rating we have been looking into negril. based on all the posts, it sounds like a good choice!!
It will be us and about 20 other adults. Sandals or Couples? anything else you feel would be helpful is MUCH appreciated!!
I have been to Mo Bay, Ocho Rios, and Negril.... Personally I thing Negril is much nicer than Mo Bay, and a better choice for your guests..
Posted 16 June 2009 - 06:04 PM
I wanted to share some pics of my Beaches wedding which was May 16, 2009. The entire experience was absolutely amazing! I would do it all over again in a second. Here is a link to our pictures:
The majority of these pictures are from the resort photographer, and some at the end are from my camera. We ended up doing the private 3 hour dinner which we had under a big white tent on the beach. It had a dance floor and everything. We brought our ipod and speakers and they were able to have a table setup for that. It was beautiful. All of my guest raved about the food (although the jerk chicken was a little too spicy for some).
I do have to say that Nikki and Andrea at Beaches are absolutely amazing. They couldn't be any nicer. We had a slight rain delay the day of the wedding (I walked down the aisle and then it started pouring) and Nikki kept reassuring me that everything was going to be ok and not to worry that I was going to have the wedding of my dreams.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:31 PM
Your wedding looked beautiful! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your photo's.
Did you set things up before you went or did you wait until you got there?
Posted 23 June 2009 - 12:40 PM
Your photos are amazing. Usually the resort photographers are hit or miss from what I hear. I am getting married at the Beaches Turks and Caicos resort Oct 2010. Even though I have contracted with a vendor to do my pictures offsite. Your pictures have given me hope that I can get quality pictures from the resort photographer to capture those special moments during the ceremony.
Also your flowers were beautiful.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:02 AM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:33 PM
You can pay for things as you go or when you get down to the resort. You don't have to pay for anything in advance if you don't want too. They sometimes act like you really need to pay in advance, but I think only if you really want something guaranteed like the date & time, do you need to pay in advance. I paid for the PB collection I wanted, but nothing else. We plan on paying when we arrive & I can actually see things.
The $75pp dinner comes with standard resort linens & centerpieces for each table. I am sure your wedding coordinator can send you a picture (sorry, I don't have one anymore). There is also another option for a more traditional Jamaican buffet, but they don't list it.
You can take any decor for the ceremony or reception you want with you as well. Pro: it saves some money Con: hassle of getting it there. You can also let your wedding coordinator know in advance what you are looking for in the way of decor & they will get pricing for you from the local florist. I emailed pictures & asked for specific colors/items & she was able to get prices & if they could recreate the look.
I am taking chair sashes & silk flowers for extra decor at the ceremony that I found on ebay for super cheap. I have made place cards for the tables & fans for the ceremony. The resort will put everything out for you so you don't have to worry about a family member trying to decorate before the wedding.
I have also found out from past brides that just because the price is listed at a specific amount that you can do some bargaining. If you don't have $100+ to spend on a bouquet just ask for one in your price range & they will make it. That also works for choosing specific colors. If you don't see one you like take a picture & they will make it.
I hope this all helps. I call or email my wedding planner all the time. I think I have asked a million questions by now!
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