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RIU Ocho Rios Review 7/20/09 **long with pics**


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#1 TandDJamaica09

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    Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:40 PM

    Hi everyone! I know I am still a newbie, but other reviews really helped me in my planning, so I am hoping this helps someone. Please feel free to PM me or post specific questions.
    Just some background about my wedding: We arrived at the RIU on July 16 and were married on July 20. We had 26 guests arriving between July 16-18, and most people stayed until July 21. On July 21 my husband and I moved to Sandals Dunn’s River Villagio (which happens to be directly next to the RIU) for our honeymoon and we left there on July 28.

    US AIRWAYS/ALPHA WORLD TRAVEL
    The trip was very smooth overall. The transfer to the hotel was fine for us, though a couple of my guests had a bad experience. They had to wait on the bus for over 2 hours because they were the only ones there and the driver was trying to recruit more people so he could get more tips before he left for Ocho Rios. They are planning to write a letter to complain about that, but no one else had any trouble.
    I would also recommend using a travel agent in your area to book your trip and your guests. It was SO much easier this way!

    OOT BAGS

    I was lucky enough to have friends who are frequent flyers and have a special status where they don’t have to pay for checked baggage, regardless of the weight, so they were generous enough to cart down all of the items for our OOT bags! I posted a thread about these if you want to see them and read all about their contents:Click the image to open in full size.

    Dunn’s River Falls
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    Wedding Gazebo
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    Walking down the aisle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
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    The Ceremony
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    Signing the marriage certificate
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    Just us
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    #2 TandDJamaica09

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      Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:41 PM

      More Pictures:

      The whole group
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      The bridal party
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      Reception Dinner Set up (The Plantation)
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      The first dance
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      Trash the Dress Shoot (2 are professional, the others are from my friend who came with us)
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      #3 Allisa

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        Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:46 PM

        Wow! You looked beautiful! I loved your flowers and your table set up was really lovely. Thank you for sharing!

        #4 ~*Kathy*~

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          Posted 07 August 2009 - 02:00 PM

          Great review, thanks for sharing...congrats!!! Love your TTD pics, what a stunning bride you made!

          #5 nikicrosby

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            Posted 07 August 2009 - 02:46 PM

            Wow...everythings looks fantastic....I am also going to be a ROR bride...so thank you.This is going to be very helpful! Congratulations!!

            #6 baj

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              Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:16 PM

              Fab review and pic's thanks for sharing

              #7 *Nadine*

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                Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:24 PM

                Great review and beautiful pictures!! Congrats!!

                #8 KristieF

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                  Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

                  Thanks for your awesome review - you were such a gorgeous bride! I'm also having my dinner/reception at Plantation so I really appreciated seeing those pics of how the tables were set up and decorated. Sounds like you had an amazing time, congratulations on being a Mrs. :)

                  #9 kris

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                    Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:26 PM

                    That was the most thorough review I have ever read...NICE WORK! Thanks sooooo much for the information it was very helpful...your pictures are beautiful and Im so glad you enjoyed the horseback riding, that was something I was unsure of but really wanted to do!

                    Thanks again and congratulations!

                    #10 scrouse

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                      Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:07 PM

                      AWESOME review! Thanks for the "tips" section...very helpful!




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