Hi ladies!! FINALLY have a response from Beverly...(I emailed her in AUGUST!) Oh well, at least all of you are keeping me calm when I have to wait months for a response! lol. Here is what I found out and she sent a long a few pictures. Hope this helps!
How are you? I Hope that you are having a nice summer. I was just wondering since we reserved our date for July 23, 2011, what was the next step? Do we need to put a deposit on our package? Just want to make sure we stay on track of what we need to do to make sure our date doesn't get dropped. Also, I have just a few other questions.. Please be advised that a deposit of 25% on the wedding package selected will be required at least 3 months into your wedding. I have attached a credit card form which should be filled out and returned to us during that time. The credit card payment - we will require a copy of id and credit card copy of the holder. Sorry ladies, I don't have the form bc she forgot to attach it but when she does I'll put it on here!
--How do I confirm that I will definitely have the gazebo for our wedding reception on July 23, 2011? I just want to make sure that we are able to use the reception venue that we are expecting and hoping for. The gazebo is already confirmed for you for your special day.
--At the gazebo for the reception are there lights down there? Is there places to plug stuff in? I was wondering if we could bring some sort of lanterns or anything to be strung up in the gazebo. The wedding ceremony will take place at the gazebo and by reception I am taking it that you are confirming the gazebo for dance and party for the evening. Dinner reception will be held at one of our a la carte dinning rooms in a semi private area. I dont think she understood my question...so do any of you know if we can put up lights or strands of lanterns??
--If we choose to rent just the gazebo (no DJ) do we need to bring our own cd/ipod player or will there be a sound system set up down there? You do have the choices of bringing your own cd and ipod as a backup or the dj normally plays for the evening from his own selections.
--Can we play music at dinner? (If we bring our own player). Music will not be allowed at the dinner area as it is a semi private dinner and not private to the group, unless you wish to have the area closed out to the group entirely. Close out fee ONLY is USD2500.00 not inclusive of dinner or wedding packages.
--Can you please give me some references for a steel drum band? We are interested in hiring one for the ceremony and a little bit after the ceremony. Do we reserve this or do you? The resort will be delighted in reserving our very reputable steel band . Kindly reconfirm the steel band request closer to the wedding.
--After the ceremony, what happens? We are having a 2:30 ceremony and I've been told by another GBP bride that immediately after the ceremony there is champagne and you cut your cake? As well as first dances? I was wondering if you could give me a schedule so that I can know for our programs and for our photographer in advance of arriving in Jamaica.ORDER OF CEREMONY
Greeting & Prayer
Exchange of Vows
Exchange of Rings
Signing of Register (Duet â€œAfter All â€“ will be sung by soloists)
Cutting of the wedding Cake
First dance of the bride and groom
--How does it work for the gazebo reception if we just buy alcohol from the resort instead of paying the $15p/p/hr for a bar to be set up? The alcohol can be purchased from the resort, however the cost of USD15.00 pp per hour, comes with the service of your own bar tender. The cost will then be applied separately
--Could you send me the pictures for bouquets that are available? Please find sample bouquets inclusive in your wedding package. Please find that you can upgrade your flowers and arrangements by visiting our florist website at
Dolce Vita (Italian)