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#11 CHAKLIT

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    Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:31 PM

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    Originally Posted by jamaica0510
    We are getting married in May 2010 and I am using a wedding planner in Jamaica rather than having it at the resort. Jamaica Wedding Planner, Negril Wedding Planner, Weddings in Jamaica, Destination Weddings, Wedding Planner in Jamaica, Getting married in Jamaica, Wedding in Jamaica

    I have been talking to Dawn there and she has been great at returning phone calls and emails.
    What services does she provide for you? I've been quoted based on my estimated guest count of 200 people...no one tells me exactly what they will do for the $1500USD they are asking.

    Thanks!
    I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

    #12 slynn2121

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      Posted 21 January 2010 - 04:27 PM

      Dawn is great and if you tell her you budget and exactly what you are looking for, she is very upfront.

      We were booked at RIU and had more guests coming than we thought so our free wedding was now 1300 without pics or anything - so I started talking with Dawn she met my budget got me what I wanted and we moved the wedding off resort.
      ~ Sandy ~

      #13 CHAKLIT

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        Posted 21 January 2010 - 04:52 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by slynn2121
        Dawn is great and if you tell her you budget and exactly what you are looking for, she is very upfront.

        We were booked at RIU and had more guests coming than we thought so our free wedding was now 1300 without pics or anything - so I started talking with Dawn she met my budget got me what I wanted and we moved the wedding off resort.


        Where are you having your wedding, if you dont mind me asking??
        I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

        #14 slynn2121

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          Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:15 AM

          Quote:
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          Where are you having your wedding, if you dont mind me asking??

          Our budget is really low - so she had a few options, once being Aquasol beach and the other which we decided to go with was The Twisted Kilt- its probably not most peoples ideal place - but this will 2nd weddings for both of us and its a very irish place and im marrying into a very irish family. They have a beach area for weddings and then you rent out one of the balconys for the reception.
          ~ Sandy ~

          #15 CHAKLIT

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            Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:19 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by slynn2121
            Our budget is really low - so she had a few options, once being Aquasol beach and the other which we decided to go with was The Twisted Kilt- its probably not most peoples ideal place - but this will 2nd weddings for both of us and its a very irish place and im marrying into a very irish family. They have a beach area for weddings and then you rent out one of the balconys for the reception.
            Not lower than ours! We're trying to have a really nice wedding with a crap load of people...only issue is...we're both really cheap!! lol

            I've never heard of the Twisted Kilt, but sounds really interesting!

            Good luck and Happy Planning!
            I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

            #16 jamaica0510

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              Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:39 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by CHAKLIT
              What services does she provide for you? I've been quoted based on my estimated guest count of 200 people...no one tells me exactly what they will do for the $1500USD they are asking.

              Thanks!
              We are getting married in Negril, I cannot remember the name of the beach we are getting married at. I can't seem to find where I wrote it down so I just emailed Dawn about it.

              Our budget for the actual wedding is almost twice that. We are getting :
              • Marriage License
              • Processing of all legal documents prior to wedding day
              • Two Certified copies of Marriage Certificates
              • 2 tier wedding cake for (10 people)
              • Bridal Bouquet made with roses and orchids
              Made of honor bouquet made with roses and orchids
              Corsages for both mothers
              • Orchid Boutonniere for groom, best man, father of bride
              • Decorated Wedding Area (archway)
              • Location set-up for 10 people
              • 2 bottles of champagne and 2 bottles of wine
              • Decorated Table for signing of wedding documents
              • Professional on site Wedding coordinator
              • 50-60 chosen Digital Images on CD 1 – 1 ½ hour session

              She is also providing transportation to the wedding for everyone and the reception.

              Hope this helps

              #17 jamaica0510

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                Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:19 PM

                We are getting married on Half Moon Beach

                #18 sherryl_joy

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                  Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:28 PM

                  I have been emailing back and forth with Dawn for a couple of weeks now and she's been great at responding back right away, at least within 24-48 hours at most.

                  The only thing is that it's taking her awhile to put together a package for me so I'm not sure what the end total will be and what's actually included...LOL
                  It's good to hear nice reviews about her, makes it tough to decide whether to go with Dawn or Almarie at TWJ.

                  #19 CHAKLIT

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                    Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:54 PM

                    Update!

                    I decided to do everything myself...I plan to head to JA at the end of the month and have a few venues and a few vendors to meet with(thanks to the referrals found on board!)

                    I think we'll be okay b/c once we secure our venue -- Coyaba Gardens is top choice-- hopefully everything else will fall into place. My biggest concern is the cost for party rentals like tables, chair, silverware etc. We have plenty of family in the hospitality business so I'm hoping that can assist with our efforts!

                    Thanks for reading! I'll keep you ladies updated!!!
                    I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

                    #20 kingston76

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                      Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:06 PM

                      Hi,
                      Did you like the Coyaba venue?? Who did you decide to go with re: vendors?
                      thanks!
                      soon to be Mrs. Richards!




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