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#2701 PoshAms

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    Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:18 AM

    Chandlyn initally told me there was no corkage fee, so my family were planning on taking 2 bottles of champagne each down there for toasts and dinner. Today I get an email from Chandlyn telling me corkage is $15. Why can they not have one policy and just follow it through for all of us? I am beyond frustrated with them right now. As soon as I get home I am going to give them a call. Just 4 weeks until our big day and I have absolutely no confidence in the planners right now.
     

    Originally Posted by Tekeya Thompson 

    Hi AngelaandTrevor!

    I took 3 bottles of Moscato for our rehearsal and reception dinner and they didn't charge us the corkage fee and happily had it at the table for us when we arrived for the reception.  

     



     



    #2702 Tekeya Thompson

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      Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:01 AM

      PoshAms,

      What I recommend, and this is just from experience...sometimes it's just better to get down there and work things out.  I don't see how Chandlyn would even regulate a "corkage" fee being as they are NEVER in the restaurant longer than 10 minutes with you.  It's up to the waiters/restaurant to issue that, and we went to 2 different restaurants and they pop the cork for us both times.  If all else fails, take your own corkscrew remover (pack it in your checked bags) and call it a day ;-)  Don't stress over the small stuff.   

       

      Originally Posted by PoshAms 

      Chandlyn initally told me there was no corkage fee, so my family were planning on taking 2 bottles of champagne each down there for toasts and dinner. Today I get an email from Chandlyn telling me corkage is $15. Why can they not have one policy and just follow it through for all of us? I am beyond frustrated with them right now. As soon as I get home I am going to give them a call. Just 4 weeks until our big day and I have absolutely no confidence in the planners right now. 

       



       



      #2703 PoshAms

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        Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:08 AM

        Wooooozaaaah!

         

        Thanks, Tekeya! You are absolutely right. I guess I was just having a moment. I need to just focus on getting out there and enjoying the moment. Thank you
         

        Originally Posted by Tekeya Thompson 

        PoshAms,

        What I recommend, and this is just from experience...sometimes it's just better to get down there and work things out.  I don't see how Chandlyn would even regulate a "corkage" fee being as they are NEVER in the restaurant longer than 10 minutes with you.  It's up to the waiters/restaurant to issue that, and we went to 2 different restaurants and they pop the cork for us both times.  If all else fails, take your own corkscrew remover (pack it in your checked bags) and call it a day ;-)  Don't stress over the small stuff.    

         



         



        #2704 Tekeya Thompson

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          Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:12 AM

          The ONLY thing that the restaurant said they would charge us for is if we wanted the premium wines and liquor.  The Japanese restaurant serves a NICE reddish/pink moscato type wine for free but that same wine was an extra charge at the Grill.  So that's why we just decided to bring our own for the toast, etc. 

           

          Originally Posted by PoshAms 

          Wooooozaaaah!

           

          Thanks, Tekeya! You are absolutely right. I guess I was just having a moment. I need to just focus on getting out there and enjoying the moment. Thank you 

           



           



          #2705 JayKay

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          Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:16 PM

          Happy Thanksgiving to any Canadian brides on here!! Hope you enjoy your turkey as much as I did!



          #2706 BusyBee123

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            Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:12 PM

            Happy Thanksgiving JayKay and the other Canadian ladies on here!  Here's to trying to eat healthy throughout the holiday season! ;)
             

            Originally Posted by JayKay 

            Happy Thanksgiving to any Canadian brides on here!! Hope you enjoy your turkey as much as I did!

             



            #2707 ChrisBC25

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              Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:31 PM

              Yay! omg im so delayed I havent been on here since we came back from the wedding ! How long did you stay ? We were there for two weeks :D how did you handle so many guests (you had about 70 ish right)?? We had 41 guests and spent the first two-three days greeting people and getting last minute plans together. 

               

              What option did you guys use for after the reception? We had our guests change and meet us at 11 at the disco and took over the whole place so fun! 

              It was our first time with the family there in jamaica but our second time at that hotel, everyones still obsessing with the whole trip and I totally miss it !! Can our weddings happen again LOL and this damn commercial about jamaica keeps appearing haahha 

               

               

              HAPPY 4 Months of MARRiage !! 



              #2708 ChrisBC25

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                Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:32 PM



                Originally Posted by ChrisBC25 

                Yay! omg im so delayed I havent been on here since we came back from the wedding ! How long did you stay ? We were there for two weeks :D how did you handle so many guests (you had about 70 ish right)?? We had 41 guests and spent the first two-three days greeting people and getting last minute plans together. 

                 

                What option did you guys use for after the reception? We had our guests change and meet us at 11 at the disco and took over the whole place so fun! 

                It was our first time with the family there in jamaica but our second time at that hotel, everyones still obsessing with the whole trip and I totally miss it !! Can our weddings happen again LOL and this damn commercial about jamaica keeps appearing haahha 

                 

                 

                HAPPY 4 Months of MARRiage !! 



                 



                Originally Posted by MIssdonne 

                Yes it's my husband lolololol!!!

                 



                 



                #2709 PoshAms

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                  Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:25 PM

                  Hi ladies!

                   

                  Just 3 weeks until we leave now for the big day- excited beyond words!

                   

                  I have a little question- for those of you that had an order of service/order of the day did you have those printed and take them with you? Or did the resort assist you? Same for the seating plan. I was thinking of doing them next week and having them all printed but wondered if the resort did any of this for you?

                   

                   

                  Thanks in advance

                  Amina



                  #2710 cupcake1382

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                    Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:56 AM

                    Yaaaay, how exciting!! I can't believe my day came and went a month ago! 

                     

                    Anyhoo, I wrote out both myself. I had the person making all our stationary do a quick cute program. 

                     

                    For the seating chart (35 people) I just wrote it out for Chandlyn. We had a head table and two tables in front of ours so it was quite easy. 
                     

                    Originally Posted by PoshAms 

                    Hi ladies!

                     

                    Just 3 weeks until we leave now for the big day- excited beyond words!

                     

                    I have a little question- for those of you that had an order of service/order of the day did you have those printed and take them with you? Or did the resort assist you? Same for the seating plan. I was thinking of doing them next week and having them all printed but wondered if the resort did any of this for you?

                     

                     

                    Thanks in advance

                    Amina



                     


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