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#361 christenew

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    Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:04 PM

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    Hi my name is Becky and I am from Minnesota and am just starting to plan my January 2009 wedding in Jamaica. After reading all 43 pages of this wonderful thread... I think you have convinced me to go with ROR! I was contemplating the new Riu opening in Montego Bay but think I would be too nervous that something would go wrong.

    I just found a travel agent that specializes in destination weddings and will hopefully be sending out my preliminary STDs next week (after we finally set a guest list)! Plus I am going dress shopping this Saturday! :)

    Thank you all for your wonderful advice... I am so excited to start planning. I should have taken better notes as I read though things... but I'm just wondering what your approximate timeline for planning was? When did you first contact Chandyln... book your wedding time and reception... have all your guests book...and all that stuff? I am really worried that my friends will procrastinate deciding to go and actually booking... did you have troubles with that?
    Hey Becky! I am a fellow 2009 bride at ROR. I haven't been able to book my 2009 time yet. Riu said they may allow booking sometime between January and April. Is your date of the 5th confirmed or is that just the day you are hoping for? I just want to be able to pick a date so I can start ordering things like STD.

    #362 hulahooty

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      Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:03 AM

      Hello everyone! I am also looking to get married January 2009 at ROR. We havent been able to reserve a date yet. I sent them an email and they said to try again in february.

      #363 2bmosley

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        Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:38 AM

        Hi, So Far We Are Getting Married At The Gazebo With The "free Wedding Package" I Would Like To Have The Steel Band Before & After The Ceremony ( 1 Hr) Does Anyone Know What The Cake Looks Like And How I Can Obtain A Picture Of It? Also, The Wedding Takes Place At 1:30, So I Was Thinking About Having Cocktails/appetizers By The Pool For About An Hour. Hopefully I Can Book The Wedding For Later TIME.

        #364 twinkletoes

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          Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:59 AM

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          Hi, So Far We Are Getting Married At The Gazebo With The "free Wedding Package" I Would Like To Have The Steel Band Before & After The Ceremony ( 1 Hr) Does Anyone Know What The Cake Looks Like And How I Can Obtain A Picture Of It? Also, The Wedding Takes Place At 1:30, So I Was Thinking About Having Cocktails/appetizers By The Pool For About An Hour. Hopefully I Can Book The Wedding For Later TIME.
          Here's a thread with some pics of the Riu cake options (scroll through the various pages): http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t9399
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          #365 Bride010101

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            Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:42 PM

            Hi Christene,

            No I haven't confirmed the 5th... I heard i would have to wait until February-March as well. I'm just hoping at the moment... I decided to do my preliminary save the dates with the week that we will be going. I then included a letter explaining the details and letting them know we will hopefully be doing the wedding on either the 5th or the 6th... that way people have a general time frame so they can plan what they want to do. I am collecting email addresses of all potential guests and will probably send out an e-vite STD of somesort with the actual date when we are able to confirm it with Riu.

            #366 christenew

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              Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:53 PM

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              Hi Christene,

              No I haven't confirmed the 5th... I heard i would have to wait until February-March as well. I'm just hoping at the moment... I decided to do my preliminary save the dates with the week that we will be going. I then included a letter explaining the details and letting them know we will hopefully be doing the wedding on either the 5th or the 6th... that way people have a general time frame so they can plan what they want to do. I am collecting email addresses of all potential guests and will probably send out an e-vite STD of somesort with the actual date when we are able to confirm it with Riu.
              I will let you know when I am able to book. Would you do the same?

              #367 Heidi

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                Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:42 PM

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                Originally Posted by hulahooty
                Hello everyone! I am also looking to get married January 2009 at ROR. We havent been able to reserve a date yet. I sent them an email and they said to try again in february.
                We couldn't book our April 2008 date until May 2007. They seem to only do things 1 year ahead of time! And it's ALL done electronically, so make sure you keep checking Wedding Packages by Destination. Honeymoon Holidays. Weddings by Riu to book your date.
                Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

                #368 Heidi

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                  Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:49 PM

                  New question....

                  I got a quote from my TA about upgrading mine & Reggie's room. Right now, we have a Junior Suite. For an extra $898.68, we can get the suite. And for an extra $1248.68, we can get the Jacuzzi suite. What do you think? Worth the upgrade? If so, which one??

                  I'm sure we've all poured over these descriptions and photos before, but here they are again, for a refresher:

                  Junior Suites feature bathrooms with a whirlpool tub, separate standing shower, bidet, double sink, make up mirror and hair dryer. Room amenities include closet with safety deposit box, extra pillows and blankets, iron and ironing board, liquor dispenser and minibar. A step down living room area with sofa leads to a balcony with chairs for your enjoyment.
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                  Suites: Twice as large as the Junior Suite, these rooms feature bathrooms with a whirlpool tub, separate standing shower, bidet, double sink, make up mirror, hair dryer and plush bath robes. Room amenities include closet with safety deposit box, extra pillows and blankets, and iron and ironing board. A large step down living room area with a sofa leads to a terrace with lounge chairs.
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                  Click the image to open in full size.

                  Jacuzzi Suites: Twice as large as the Junior Suite, Jacuzzi suites feature the same amenities as the suites, plus a large step down living room area with sofa leading into a double balcony with an outdoor private Jacuzzi tub.
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                  Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

                  #369 PrecisePlans

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                    Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:53 PM

                    thanks for posting the pics Heidi!

                    #370 christenew

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                      Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:27 PM

                      The junior suites look nice. I bet it would be nice to have double the size, especially if you and your BM are getting ready there. To me it wouldn't really make a difference re the jacuzzi. I don't think with the heat I will want to be anywhere else but the ocean. With the suite it would be nice to have a little private space for sun tanning with the lounge chairs. You and your sweetie can sneak out there at night for a comfortable drink and a beautiful sunset.

                      Hey I guess if you are going to spend 900 why not splurg for the 1300. Oh I don't know I can never make a decision




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