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nikicrosby

ROR April 2010

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Hi Guys,

I'm getting married May 6th, 2010. I knew exactly what I wanted from the very get go...so I booked it right away! We get married at the beach gazebo-we have the steel drum band there playing for guests as they arrive--play me up the gazebo, and then a little after the ceremony as we take off for pics......we're having the semi private dinner at mamme bay-we'll prob do speeches....cake cutting there.....then off the the seagrape beach bar for the reception--I still wanted a first dance, and do all the traditional stuff--like throwing the boquet, and do the garder thing...we'll just bring down our ipod--if the docking station isnt loud enough we'll rent speakers.......Ill not fussy on the little stuff...like cake, flowers, decor---I dont wanna be too picky and sweat the small stuff...Ill prob take a lot of stuff down with me, like candles, or stuff for the tables rather then paying for it down there.

 

One thing Im still debating over is OOT bags. We have 30 people booked now-thats a lot of extra money for stuff people prob wont even use.....

 

We also have the photographer booked.

 

The big thing left now for me is to get dresses for the grls, and myself, outfit the guys...like I mentioned, maybe get some decoration typa stuff....pick out music....we want to do up some kind of schedule of group things that will be going on-hand out before the flight maybe, so people wont be confused of whats gonna happen, like have a rehersal dinner n stuff the night before the wedding.....still al ot of planning all the same....we also wnt to get a website up and running with update info for guests to check from time to time...

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Wow Marie you have it all figured out. I feel so behind. All i know forsure right now is that i want the beach Gazebo.....Oh an what is the Seagrape beachbar?? how much does it cost to set up there?? and what do you get??

 

I may be bringing a friend with me for my photographer....not sure yet.

 

Good news though....I may have a dress...I guess that is a start.

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Hi, we will be getting married April 19th 2010 at the Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica, and we are looking to hear from others that are planning a wedding around this time also. What are your plans for a photographer, music, decorations, and plans for a reception? Hope to hear from you soon!
hey there ladies!

We are getting married April 20, 2010 @ ROR as well. We will probably see ya there! We have yet to book our wedding/vacation and are working with a TA from Philly and one from BC for our Canadian guests. It's been somewhat challenging since we only rec'd about 30% of our postcard RSVPs back. I have given everyone the travel info but feedback hasn't been the greatest. Im almost afraid they are expecting ME to do all of it!

Photographer - we have been talking about using Micheal from the ROR to possibly doing our photos. But that is still under discussion with my FI and I.

Music- we have yet to inquire but my brother is a DJ so if the resort has the equipment we may just get my brother to do it. I have read a lot about ipods and such here and we may go that route as well. As for the actual ceremony we may just get the steel drums for that time or even possibly during the dinner reception.

Reception- We are still debating we may go for the private reception but we have also been discussing the poolside. Pool side right now is in the lead depending on how many people actually decide to come. It just looks a lot prettier! =)

So far that is all we know...my goal for our wedding...relaxin laid back stress free vacation! Too blessed to be stressed! LOL!

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Hi fellow ROR brides,

 

Wedding date is : Dec 1, 2010, beach gazebo

Music : steel drum band

Reception: just doing the semi private at Mammee Bay

Photographer: after much discussion we have decided to use the Michael at the resort

 

 

this is the 2nd time around for both of us, so we are keeping it pretty low key

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Okay here is my deal so far:

Booked my wedding date today YEAH!!!

 

Flying my husband and wife photographer team out to Jamica so I have pictures covered.

 

I plan on getting married on the beach under a chuppah (I will be checking with Tia Flora for prices on the chuppah)

 

Mento Band for the cermony

 

Depending how many people come I think I will have the semi private dinner then rent out the disco in Negril to have the party. Not too sure on this option.

 

I have started pouring through the planning Jamaica threads so I can see what I need to start doing.

 

So far I have 20 people coming

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MELO78....The Sea Grape is a bar located directly on the beach-and is open during the day at the resort for everyone....it's only open at night for private receptions... and would need to be booked out....My understanding is you just pay $10 a head-it's a fee for the private bar tender.

 

A lot of the decorations we use on tables at Mamme Bay will then be brought down to the Sea Grape and used. I miay be bringing some of my own stuff down, like the fake candle light things-battery operated ones.....I have yet to shop for decor.....I think you can rent torches, white lights, all that stuff--I havent priced any of it...you can even pay 150 for a bonfire lol. They set up tables directly on the beach in front of the bar-we were thinking about renting a dj-but its just one fee after another here now....so we'll bring down our ipod-have a playlist done up for those 2 hours, bring down the docking statiion and rent speakers for 75 bucks I think......I wasnt going ot bother with the private reception-but I still wanted to do the first dance, and dance with my dad...and throw the boquet and all that.......

 

Once I knew what I wanted, I emailed Chandlyn, told her I knew she a thousand wedding before mine-and I didnt wanna take too much time, but asked her to pencil me in for the gazebo....mamme bay, and the sea grape. Then I booked Micheal at the photoshop. And the steel drum band.

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Marie...Thank you so much for the update! I will email Chandlyn as well to let her know what I want once I have it all figured lol! So far I have my wedding date booked for April 13 2010 on the beach. I do want to have a first dance as husband/wife, father/daughter dance and the bouquet/garter throw...at this point I am just weighing all my options on keeping the cost to a minimum. I am definitely bringing my ipod/docking station instead of renting a dj.

 

Which airline are you flying out withhuh.gif?

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