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#1 Ashley0802

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    Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:48 AM

    After many months of planning & arguing with family members about a DW, we have decided to just go & do it just us, without telling anyone.. Out MOH & BM will prob join us, but we have decided to def scratch all big plans & just do a big AHR when we get home.. Does anyone know of a nice reasonable AI in Jamaica that would be able to do this for us? or would our best bet be to just book a trip & go outside of our resort to have the actual wedding?

    #2 ~*Lisa*~

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      Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:54 AM

      Well lots of ladies go to the RIU resorts. I've been to the Ochos Rios and my wedding is planned for the Riu in Negril, in Jamaica. Riu's have great wedding packages, even a free wedding packing which you would certainly qualify for as there will be only 4 of you. Check it out.

      RIU Hotels & Resorts - RIU Hotels & Resorts

      Have fun and good luck planning! :)

      #3 JUSTUSTWO

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        Posted 19 June 2009 - 12:28 PM

        I definitely agree with Lisa in that Riu's have some pretty affordable packages. You could definitely go with the free package.
        I just came back from ROR and it is just as beautiful now as it was when I got married there last year.

        Definitely take some time to browse the Jamaica threads and look at reviews & pics of recent weddings. There's a wealth of info around!

        Whichever resort you chose, I hope you guys have an amazing time.

        #4 Ashley0802

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          Posted 19 June 2009 - 01:26 PM

          Thanks girls, I'm going to check out Riu's website now!

          #5 Ashley0802

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            Posted 19 June 2009 - 02:47 PM

            Thanks Maureen, I read that, but thought maybe they knew something different.. We would only have 2 rooms booked

            #6 ~*Lisa*~

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              Posted 19 June 2009 - 03:02 PM

              Ah sorry Ashley, I completely forgot about that!

              #7 JUSTUSTWO

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                Posted 19 June 2009 - 03:59 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by lisaloo79
                Ah sorry Ashley, I completely forgot about that!
                Actually, to qualify for the free wedding package you would need to book 5 rooms or more at RIU for 2009 and 10 rooms or more for 2010.
                Geez, they upped the requriements for 2010

                #8 Vikki

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                  Posted 21 June 2009 - 06:35 PM

                  We picked Couples Sans Souci - it looked like the more intimate of the properties and had a free wedding package. Lots of wedding pictures I looked at for the other AIs seemed to have a lot of on-lookers in the background and I think I would be uncomfortable with that. I'm sure we'll have people around but the beach location at CSS is off to the side of the beach and I don't think we'll have any people walking through the background!

                  Couples also lets us bring our own photographer (even though we have to pay $$$ to do it) and that was important to me.

                  We're going to have just our parents and my sister and her husband there so it's a small group similar to yours.

                  Good luck finding one you like :-)

                  #9 tangles66

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                    Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:25 AM

                    Hello Back in Feb when I started planning my wedding I was seriousy looking at the RIU's unfortunally you needed to book several rooms to get the free package. Without the free package it was going to cost $800.00. I started looking at couples. I thought if I am going to spend $800.00 I might as well stay at couples and put that 800 into the cost of the resort and take the free wedding package. I looked at many photos and was very happy with the looks of the wedding at couples. In the long run we decided to go with couples. It cost a little more then the RIU resorts to stay, but with everything that was included and the no tipping policy I figure we were not really going to spend a whole lot more then we did going to the 3 star ( we usually go to in Mobay) and tipping all week and also paying for the glass bottom boat trip, water sking, catamarane cruise, which all are included in the resorts cost! Getting married two weeks from today at CSA!!!
                    Mary

                    #10 A2Bride

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                      Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:41 AM

                      What about one of the Sandals resorts? I do not know how much they are but that is an idea. We are going to Breezes Runaway Bay that has a free wedding package that you would qualify for. It is very affordable. Good luck




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