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#221 pouchie

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    Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:17 AM

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    Ohh my...so many questions- So glad Im here to help you guys
    I actually went with the free wedding package offered by the hotel. I also did not receive a room upgrade as I had already booked the best honeymoon suite at the resort. June is a very busy season so if I had not booked the best room I would have been out of luck and stuck in a regular room. The hotel was completely booked to capacity in June. There were a lot of weddings and also a lot of vacationers. I also met a fellow bride to be (via Forum) prior to my wedding and she was scheduled to marry the week after I. I also helped her plan as she had 70 guests and believed that she would have been able to get all her planning in upon arrival. After returning from her wedding she was extremely happy that she listened and actually planned ahead, as she also said Chandlyn was not much help.
    I did visit the resort prior to making my final decision on the resort and knew exactly what I wanted and what to expect from the trip. So when I planned I knew where I wanted everything location wise, hence all the detailing. I met with Chandlyn when I visited the resort the first time and basically got all the information from her at that point and also took lots of pictures of the location.

    I actually did not use much of the resorts services- I used an off site photographer, DJ, MC and had the resort bake a sponge cake which no one even touched (gave away to the waiters and waitresses) and also had another 3 cakes brought in which everyone loved.

    Views from Honeymoon Suite-
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    Cake Cutting
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    Cakes
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    It is so great to have you here. I would love to see some additional photos of your reception in the plantation. I am having my reception in the plantation with 67 guests so far and have no idea what the set up looks like or how to arrange it. My email is natashaharrison80@hotmail.com.

    Thanks so much!!

    #222 jmhein

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      Posted 31 August 2007 - 12:19 PM

      Wow, MomentUs it is so great to have you here! Thank you so much for being so willing to answer all of our many questions! :)

      I just have a few for now... I noticed during your ceremony you had microphones to speak into.. is this something provided to all of the ceremonies or was it something you had to arrange because of your large group? I was thinking that might be nice to have so everyone can hear!!

      Non-wedding related: How was the resort in general? How was the food? Did all of your guests give the resort and the service two thumbs up? I just want everyone to have a great time and I want them to love it!

      Thanks so much!
      ------------------------------------------------MARRIED at the Riu Ocho Rios - Feb 12, 2008 - Best day of our lives!Honeymooned at Sandals Whitehouse European Village - Feb 16-23


      My Riu Ocho Rios Wedding Review with Pics

      #223 chicago88

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        Posted 31 August 2007 - 12:24 PM

        Momentus - Your wedding pic's look awesome!!

        I am fastly approaching my Feb. 08 wedding and the # of guests just keeps going up. I'm really excited just starting to freak out a little.

        I would love to see some pics of your ceremony & reception. Please e-mail to me if you get a chance. Tfafara1758@wowway.com.

        I also rented out the plantation for a 2 hour dinner then the disco for dancing!

        Thanks again!



        Therese & Jay
        Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica2.15.08
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        #224 FutureMrsHarris

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          Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:03 AM

          Hi All

          Our wedding is not until Dec '08 and I haven't started any of the planning yet. Where should I start?

          #225 Spazz

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            Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:07 AM

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            Hi All

            Our wedding is not until Dec '08 and I haven't started any of the planning yet. Where should I start?
            The first thing I did was send out STDs, so I could get an idea of how many people were coming. Then, I contacted Chandlyn to reserve the restaurant for my reception dinner. Let me know if you need help with either of these things. You have awhile, so don't get stressed yet. We'll help you along.

            #226 FutureMrsHarris

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              Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:05 PM

              Thanks Lizz!!
              I am going to get started on the STD's first then and then think about whether or not I want to have a shower. I don't like the idea of asking people for gifts if they are not going to be at the wedding so I was thinking of just having an engagement party so there will be both men and women.

              Do you have Chandlyn's email address?

              #227 FutureMrsHarris

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                Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:15 PM

                Would anyone like to share the wording that they used for their Save the date invites?

                #228 Spazz

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                  Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:29 PM

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                  Do you have Chandlyn's email address?
                  weddings.ori@riu.com

                  #229 Spazz

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                    Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:31 PM

                    Quote:
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                    Would anyone like to share the wording that they used for their Save the date invites?
                    I sent out a magnet that said: Save the Date for the wedding of Mike & Lizz May 16, 2008 RIU Ocho Rios, Jamaica and our website address. On the website, I have all the information about the trip: passports, my TA name and contact info, etc. If you do a search on this forum for Save the Dates, you will find a lot of different examples of what the girls used.

                    #230 Spazz

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                      Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:33 PM

                      Quote:
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                      Thanks Lizz!!
                      I am going to get started on the STD's first then and then think about whether or not I want to have a shower. I don't like the idea of asking people for gifts if they are not going to be at the wedding so I was thinking of just having an engagement party so there will be both men and women.

                      Do you have Chandlyn's email address?

                      I didn't have an engagement party. My bridesmaids are planning on throwing me a shower. I said they didn't have to, but they insisted, so I did register for gifts. I really don't want people to get me gifts if they are coming to my wedding since it is so expensive, so I've told my family and friends to sort of spread the word that a gift is not expected.




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