RIU Ocho Rios Review 7/20/09 **long with pics**
Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:32 AM
Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:26 AM
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.
Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:57 PM
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 )
I hope that helps. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions!
Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:07 PM
Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:55 PM
Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:58 AM
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.
Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:04 AM
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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