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


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#11 Ebbie475

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    Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:39 PM

    Thank you so much for your review. I, too, am having my wedding on July 19th, 2010, which is a Monday. So I hope my day turns out like yours (weather).

    Congrats!

    #12 sunstarsmoon

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      Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:32 AM

      Great reveiw thanks for sharing
      July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

      #13 ukbride

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        Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:07 AM

        Thankyou for the review. You lookd beutifu

        #14 OROBride1008

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          Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:26 AM

          Thank you so much for your review. That is very helpful especially because I am getting married there in 69 days. You look gorgeous!!! Congratulations.
          I love the flowers that you put on the table. What kind of flowers were those? Were they artificial or real? Thanks for your help.

          #15 TandDJamaica09

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            Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:57 PM

            Thank you! Enjoy your wedding and congratulations to you!

            The flowers on the table were real flower petals that Tai Flora substituted for my bouquet in the free package. The flowers in the vases were artificial orchids. They were the same ones I used for the hanging flower garlands actually. I bought them from Save on Crafts, Wedding Supplies, Flowers, Tulle, Lights, Decorations & Discount Craft Supplies Save-on-crafts. I actually bought dendrobium orchid leis and cut them apart. It was very easy and cheap :o)

            I hope that helps. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions!

            #16 DRod0214

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              Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:01 PM

              everything looked great. congrats
              Diane

              #17 Scott-Pierre

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                Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:07 PM

                Congratulations and thanks for sharing your review and pics!!! You were gorgeous! Question about the spanx issue.... did you put them on at first and then discover they were too hot? I really want to wear spanx with my dress... I can deal with being hot... I guess now I am just worried about sweating through them (if that is possible). did you have that issue when you first put them on?

                #18 Jenna in Jamaica

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                  Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

                  Thanks for the review and you looked amazing! I have recently changed my location to ROR, and i think i made the right choice! Did you have the dj at the dinner or just at the pool. I was thinking about doing the poolside reception with the buffet for $55 a person, but now i'm thinking about doing what you did. Thanks!

                  #19 TandDJamaica09

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                    Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:58 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Scott-Pierre
                    Congratulations and thanks for sharing your review and pics!!! You were gorgeous! Question about the spanx issue.... did you put them on at first and then discover they were too hot? I really want to wear spanx with my dress... I can deal with being hot... I guess now I am just worried about sweating through them (if that is possible). did you have that issue when you first put them on?
                    Hi - thank you! You will love the RIU for your special day!
                    With the spanx - it really depends on what you want I guess. I wore them during my dress fitting and was hot, so I was considering not wearing them for the wedding. Then once I had spent a few days in the heat of Jamaica, and put on my wedding dress, I decided the spanx were not worth the extra heat. My dress was not super poofy and had 2 lining and the actual dress, but my legs were SO hot during the reception and when taking pictures. The dress just didn't breathe at all, so it was like my legs were in an oven. Once I bustled it for the dinner and dancing, I was even more hot. Nothing unbearable, but definitely hot.
                    Here's a thought: I went up to my room to freshen up after pictures and before dinner, and to bustle my dress. You could try wearing the spanx for the ceremony and pictures, but if they get too hot, take them off before the reception. Just an idea.
                    And just know - you will look amazing and feel amazing on your wedding day, and you don't need spanx to achieve that! So either way, you'll have a fantastic day!
                    Best of luck and let me know if I can answer any other questions.

                    #20 TandDJamaica09

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                      Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:04 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Jenna in Jamaica
                      Thanks for the review and you looked amazing! I have recently changed my location to ROR, and i think i made the right choice! Did you have the dj at the dinner or just at the pool. I was thinking about doing the poolside reception with the buffet for $55 a person, but now i'm thinking about doing what you did. Thanks!
                      Hi! Congratulations! Great choice changing to the ROR!
                      The DJ was only at the poolside dancing reception. The cost was $300 for two hours.
                      We had actually brought some CD's to play at dinner, thinking that I could just borrow whatever "boom box" they used for the ceremony music and bring it to dinner, but they had more of a sound system, so I didn't want to even bother dragging it to the Plantation. But if you had an ipod dock or something, you could play your own music.
                      I paid $15 per person for the bartender and the tables and chairs. The dinner did not cost anything. My guests loved their dinner and the setup was really beautiful. I am very happy with my choice, and I would not change my mind on that.
                      My advice is to save your money and have the Mammee Bay/Plantation dinner and just have the DJ, bartender and tables and chairs poolside following your dinner. But it's your day so do what feels right to you! Good luck!




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