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#1 Zinski

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    Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:25 PM

    Hi ladies...was wondering if there is an included cocktail hour with the free wedding package, after the ceremony. Our wedding is at 4:00 and from what I hear dinner doesn't start until 6:30? Does anyone know the cocktail hour options for Riu Montego Bay? Thanks!

    #2 yumyum90

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      Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:27 PM

      I think I have read on other posts that rum punch or champagne is included after the ceremony for about an hour. However if you would like h'ourdevours (sp) then you will need to purchase that at a pp/price.

      #3 montegobay09

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        Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:03 PM

        With the Free package all of your guests will get a glass of champagne just after the ceremony but that's it. If you want more you need to arrange to have a cocktail table set up with punch and hors d'oeurves and yes this costs more. My ceremony was at 4 pm as well and my dinner at 6:30pm. DH and I were off getting our photos done and our guests all just walked up to one of the bars and sat around and chatted with drinks while they waited for dinner. It went by very quickly actually and the break wasn't really long enough for anyone to get bored...I guess one thing you have to keep in mind is that even though your ceremony is scheduled for 4pm it more than likely won't start before 4:15 at the very earliest so by the time the ceremony is over and you stand around chatting while people congratulate you while you're drinking champagne and then you get a group shot done there really isn't a whole lot of time left for the cocktail stuff. People who paid for the cocktail party didn't regret it I'm sure but I'm not sure it's really that necessary.

        Good luck and happy planning!! - let me know if you have any more questions!

        #4 YoursTruly

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          Posted 21 July 2009 - 11:02 AM

          That is correct. I would also recommend requesting and confirming your dinner ceremony for 6:30. Some brides neglected to do so and if booked already you will have to wait until 9pm unless that works for you.

          #5 Sycamore Tree

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            Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:32 AM

            My favorite drink in Jamaica is Appleton Rum and Ting (soda). I tried it at Tensing Pen in Negril and I was hooked. When I ordered it during my stay at Half Moon in Montego Bay, the bartenders replied with "RESPECT".

            #6 Perplexy

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              Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:47 AM

              Oh dear...our wedding is supposed to start at 2:00! I suppose a cocktail hourS would be in order for us before dinner!
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              #7 montegobay09

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                Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:51 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Perplexy
                Oh dear...our wedding is supposed to start at 2:00! I suppose a cocktail hourS would be in order for us before dinner!
                I think I would've done a cocktail hour if my wedding was at 2:00. It seems like a nice thing to do if you can enjoy it with your guests. There was just no point for a 4:00 ceremony for me cause it would've been rushed. I'm sure some brides make it work though! Enjoy and remember to tell us all about it!

                #8 Geralyn

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                  Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:44 AM

                  Our wedding was at noon...dinner didn't start until 6. We didn't do a cocktail hour. Most of our guests went swimming or back to their rooms to relax. We took photos right after the ceremony with family and then the bridal party. DH and I went back to our room with my BM's and ate and then DH and I had a little alone time before the reception which was nice. Then at 5 DH and I took more photos of just the 2 of us. The break went very quickly.

                  #9 Perplexy

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                    Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:29 PM

                    Hmmm...if all our friends and family leave the ceremony site for rest and relaxation, I wonder what husband and I could do in the minutes after we get married

                    I was thinking something entirely different than my FI standing right behind me. He said "isn't that the time when we go take pictures?" LOL
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