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I have a question about the most important part of this whole experience... the actual marriage ceremony!!

-Will we meet the minister prior to the wedding day?
-Can we specify what we want minister to say?
-Can we add readings, sand ceremonies, etc?
-Can we say whatever vows we want?

Just wondering if anybody had any answers about this topic! Maybe Jerzzygirl will have some insight! rolleyes.gif
Heidi, those are great questions. Hopefully Jerzzygirl can chime in on this one.

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Heidi, those are great questions. Hopefully Jerzzygirl can chime in on this one.
Sure Heidi, these are easy questions....lol

1. Yes you can meet with him prior, Chandlyn sets this up. But I would email her before you go to make an appointment with him.She actually emailed me to tell me this when I asked who the Minister would be. We did not set up an appointment but we did meet him 2 days prior to our wedding. He was finished with a wedding and when he walked away we went over and introduced ourselves. It was very nice meeting him prior!!

2. We did not write our own vows, we just wanted the "religious" ceremony, but we wanted him to finish with " I now pronounce you man and wife in this no problem island of Jamaica,mon" Chandlyn said he does say that, but she still wrote it down to just make sure, she did ask if there was anything special we wanted him to say.

3. Yes, you can add readings just tell her at your meeting. We did write our own sand ceremony vows, and Reverend Anderson read them, It was really beautiful!!

If anyone knows how or where I could upload a short video that I have from the wedding let me know and I will post a link. I was thinking maybe you tube?? Hope this info helps.....

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Sure Heidi, these are easy questions....lol

1. Yes you can meet with him prior, Chandlyn sets this up. But I would email her before you go to make an appointment with him.She actually emailed me to tell me this when I asked who the Minister would be. We did not set up an appointment but we did meet him 2 days prior to our wedding. He was finished with a wedding and when he walked away we went over and introduced ourselves. It was very nice meeting him prior!!

2. We did not write our own vows, we just wanted the "religious" ceremony, but we wanted him to finish with " I now pronounce you man and wife in this no problem island of Jamaica,mon" Chandlyn said he does say that, but she still wrote it down to just make sure, she did ask if there was anything special we wanted him to say.

3. Yes, you can add readings just tell her at your meeting. We did write our own sand ceremony vows, and Reverend Anderson read them, It was really beautiful!!

If anyone knows how or where I could upload a short video that I have from the wedding let me know and I will post a link. I was thinking maybe you tube?? Hope this info helps.....
VERY helpful Jerzzygirl! Thanks!
I hope we get to see your video, that would be great!!! I think UTube would work but maybe some other girls would have more insight...

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Sure Heidi, these are easy questions....lol

1. Yes you can meet with him prior, Chandlyn sets this up. But I would email her before you go to make an appointment with him.She actually emailed me to tell me this when I asked who the Minister would be. We did not set up an appointment but we did meet him 2 days prior to our wedding. He was finished with a wedding and when he walked away we went over and introduced ourselves. It was very nice meeting him prior!!

2. We did not write our own vows, we just wanted the "religious" ceremony, but we wanted him to finish with " I now pronounce you man and wife in this no problem island of Jamaica,mon" Chandlyn said he does say that, but she still wrote it down to just make sure, she did ask if there was anything special we wanted him to say.

3. Yes, you can add readings just tell her at your meeting. We did write our own sand ceremony vows, and Reverend Anderson read them, It was really beautiful!!

If anyone knows how or where I could upload a short video that I have from the wedding let me know and I will post a link. I was thinking maybe you tube?? Hope this info helps.....
THANK YOU for your responses!

I think youtube has a limit on how long the video can be (less than 10 mins I think)

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Hi everyone,

 

Ok this is what I've found out so far. Firstly, Lees Tours is amazing -i've been online with Norma for 3 days aranging group outings and transport to and from the hotel (you can get all your guests to the hotel on an airconditioned bus with red stripe and rum punch for 20$ a person - i think it's a great way to welcome everyone!). Second, anyone with my fabulous problem of getting married at 1 and having a reception at 7 who's worried about dying of boredom - Lees tours can book you a private little boat cruise. it's pricey but it'll be a great surprise for everyone (and maybe keep the party going a little longer...).

Thirdly, i've seen a few people on here getting married same day as me (Feb 15, 200cool.gif have any of you booked the disco from 9-11? If you have and are worried about the "empty" feeling we could always pool wedding parties and share the disco, it'd cut down on costs and could be fun!! (well, i'd love to do it at any rate so if you are interested please email me at helotkat@hotmail.com, we have about 20 people going and i'm sure we could each do our own first dances and what have you...).

Other than that, still waiting to hear back from Chandlyn about my other questions but hey 3 months and 4 days to go! WOOO!

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Oh !! And anyone living in Toronto without a dress I bought mine at Windsor bridal last weekend and SAVED A FORTUNE!! (ie I paid 600$ for a designer dress and even better, it doesnt need alterations) I REALLY recommend it. I also recommend going in with an idea of what you want cuz theres thousands of dresses!

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Hi everyone,

Ok this is what I've found out so far. Firstly, Lees Tours is amazing -i've been online with Norma for 3 days aranging group outings and transport to and from the hotel (you can get all your guests to the hotel on an airconditioned bus with red stripe and rum punch for 20$ a person - i think it's a great way to welcome everyone!). Second, anyone with my fabulous problem of getting married at 1 and having a reception at 7 who's worried about dying of boredom - Lees tours can book you a private little boat cruise. it's pricey but it'll be a great surprise for everyone (and maybe keep the party going a little longer...).
Thirdly, i've seen a few people on here getting married same day as me (Feb 15, 200cool.gif have any of you booked the disco from 9-11? If you have and are worried about the "empty" feeling we could always pool wedding parties and share the disco, it'd cut down on costs and could be fun!! (well, i'd love to do it at any rate so if you are interested please email me at helotkat@hotmail.com, we have about 20 people going and i'm sure we could each do our own first dances and what have you...).
Other than that, still waiting to hear back from Chandlyn about my other questions but hey 3 months and 4 days to go! WOOO!
Thanks for the info! Can you tell us about how much the private boat cruise is? I was considering doing something like that. And do you have a website for Lees tours? I would love to take a look. Thanks!

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Sorry guys, I'm a bit of a post-a-holic right now but i just heard back from chandlyn. here's her responses

 

we are a party of 20 where can we have our "free" reception?

We can make arrangements for the dinner reception at the Mammee Bay Steakhouse which will be from 6:30pm -8:30pm.

 

can I change the location of my wedding to the beach gazebo?

The beach gazebo is available for your wedding as only one wedding is performed at an given time.

 

where can we do our first dance?

This can be done at the gazebo or at dinner as we will be able to provide you with CD player for this.

 

how much is the officiants fees in the free wedding?

The cost for the Minister's fee and documentation is US250.00

 

what documentation is necessary to get married?

The following documentation is required:

 

Notarized / certified copies of Birth Certificate

Notarized / certified copies of divorce papers (If applicable)

Notarized / certified copies of death certificate (If applicable)

Documents stating name changes (If applicable)

Notarized written parental consents (If below 21 years)

Notarized copies of driver's licence or passports

 

Documents need to be sent and received at the hotel at least 30 days prior

to your wedding day to the following address:

 

Riu Ocho Rios

Mammee Bay, St. Annâ€s Bay P.O.

St Ann

JAMAICA

 

can we write our own vows?

You may say your own vows.

 

where can we do the rehersal dinner?

The rehearsal can be done on the day before the wedding at 5pm. Rehearsal dinner can be arranged for the St. Ann Buffet at 6:30pm.

 

can we have a private bar for the end/beginning of the rehersal dinner?

The Beach bar is available for welcome receptions at a cost of US10 per person for the open bar plus cost of entertainment.

 

can we get the disco?

The disco is not available for the night of the wedding but is available for the night of the 14th at a cost of US250 from 9pm-11pm and includes DJ and bartender.

 

 

Regards

 

Chandlyn

 

hope that helps wives-to-be!

 

Kat

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Hi everyone,

Ok this is what I've found out so far. Firstly, Lees Tours is amazing -i've been online with Norma for 3 days aranging group outings and transport to and from the hotel (you can get all your guests to the hotel on an airconditioned bus with red stripe and rum punch for 20$ a person - i think it's a great way to welcome everyone!). Second, anyone with my fabulous problem of getting married at 1 and having a reception at 7 who's worried about dying of boredom - Lees tours can book you a private little boat cruise. it's pricey but it'll be a great surprise for everyone (and maybe keep the party going a little longer...).
Thirdly, i've seen a few people on here getting married same day as me (Feb 15, 200cool.gif have any of you booked the disco from 9-11? If you have and are worried about the "empty" feeling we could always pool wedding parties and share the disco, it'd cut down on costs and could be fun!! (well, i'd love to do it at any rate so if you are interested please email me at helotkat@hotmail.com, we have about 20 people going and i'm sure we could each do our own first dances and what have you...).
Other than that, still waiting to hear back from Chandlyn about my other questions but hey 3 months and 4 days to go! WOOO!
Hey Drhubby-

I'm also getting married on Feb. 15th. My wedding is at 4 at the beach gazebo. I'm having about 50 people. My dinner/reception is private at the Plantation restaurant from 6:30 - 10:30. Then we'll probably go to the disco at 11 if we are not completely exhausted!!

Can't wait - it'll be here before we know it!!

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