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#601 katelynn

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    Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:59 PM

    Okay...I thought of two random things tonight when I was talking to my mom, lol. Are you eating in the Italian restaurant - if so what menu are you going with? And what is the seating arrangements like - it looks like long rectangular tables, but I am wondering how many people sit at them for the seating plan.

     

    Thanks again!! And wow you leave in only 2 DAYS!

     

    Originally Posted by soontobemrsdow 

    Well Ladies my time has arrived!!! I'm leaving this Saturday for my wedding....excited!! I've been so busy lately I feel like I haven't been on in ages but I know how helpful this site has been to me over the past year and I want to do my best to try and return the favor to all the upcoming brides. I can't promise everything but if you guys let me know maybe one thing inparticular you want to know about, or for me to take of picture of something inparticular because I know some things are like impossible to find, I will jot it down and try my best to remeber and when I come back I can fill you in on all the details! I do promise though to take some good detailed pictures of the 2 restaurants because those were the hardest to find and what I wanted to see the most!




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    #602 soontobemrsdow

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      Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:58 AM


      So she said we couldn't decide which restaurant we wanted until we get down there, same with the menu. As for seating arrangements she said I could have tables of either 8's or 10's and I'm pretty sure they are rectangles. I went with 8's and made up a seating chart to give when once I get down there. I'll obviously give u more detailed info when I come back but for now this is all I know! But I'm off to do last minute running around...I'll be in the sand in less than 24 hours for 2 wonderful weeks! I'll talk to you ladies when I come back!
       

      Originally Posted by katelynn 

      Okay...I thought of two random things tonight when I was talking to my mom, lol. Are you eating in the Italian restaurant - if so what menu are you going with? And what is the seating arrangements like - it looks like long rectangular tables, but I am wondering how many people sit at them for the seating plan.

       

      Thanks again!! And wow you leave in only 2 DAYS!

       

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      Originally Posted by soontobemrsdow 

      Well Ladies my time has arrived!!! I'm leaving this Saturday for my wedding....excited!! I've been so busy lately I feel like I haven't been on in ages but I know how helpful this site has been to me over the past year and I want to do my best to try and return the favor to all the upcoming brides. I can't promise everything but if you guys let me know maybe one thing inparticular you want to know about, or for me to take of picture of something inparticular because I know some things are like impossible to find, I will jot it down and try my best to remeber and when I come back I can fill you in on all the details! I do promise though to take some good detailed pictures of the 2 restaurants because those were the hardest to find and what I wanted to see the most!


       




      #603 ames9782

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        Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

        hey katelynn, thanks sooo much for that email, that's great. those will be very helpful... i still have no word yet from beverly (my TA hasn't either) i'm gonna try her asst. tonight, and hopefully get a response soon! thanks again, much appreciated!



        #604 jennypenny23

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          Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:13 PM

          Bon Voyage Soontobemrs!!! Enjoy!! Best wishes!



          #605 JayKay

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          Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:10 PM

          Hi girls!

           

          We have booked our wedding date!  Its super exciting.  One year from tomorrow!

           

          Anyways my FI and I were discussing wedding music and we thought maybe we would want to hire the steel drum band.  We are going with the free wedding package, so we don't have the champagne after the ceremony.  When you book, you must book the band for at least one hour, which is $400.  We don't know if it would be worth it to book the band as it would just be for our wedding ceremony, which I don't imagine would be longer then about a half hour.  It just seems like a lot of money for a few minutes worth of music!  If you used the steel drum band would you recommend it or do you think it would be worth the money? 



          #606 tris

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            Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

            JayKay,

            All the brides I've spoken to who hired the band said it was the best thing they did. We are having them play at our champagne ceremony after the reception so the hour makes sense for us. You could always have them for the hour and the half hour after the ceremony just have guests mingle, say their congrats' and enjoy the music?


            Congrats on booking the day!! With most of us getting married within the next few months you'll have tons of reviews to go of off :)


            Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

            #607 ames9782

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              Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:13 AM

               

              hello everyone.   i'm still not getting anywhere with beverly through email... i was just wondering if anyone had the phone number that they use to get ahold of her and could let me know what it is, so i can try her that way.  starting to get quite frustrated with the whole situation.  thanks so much.



              #608 tris

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                Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:57 AM

                Hey Ames, Sorry to hear you're having trouble. I don't have the # off hand but it is on the website. We called and spoke to her once. If you don't mind me asking how long have you been waiting? When it came to booking she was pretty quick with us (no more than a week between emails) but since we've booked she takes about a month to get back to me....

                 

                 


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                #609 ames9782

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                  Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:16 AM

                   

                  i've been waiting over three weeks, i even tried her assistant, and got nothing, now i just got a phone call about and hour ago from my travel agent and she said she finally got ahold of beverly, so she gave me the dates that are available now she just has to call beverly back and let her know which i'd like.  another question i had was, does anyone know how long after you arrive in jamaica (how many days after) are you "allowed" to get married?   and now that you have booked Tris what have you done about a deposit? has she asked for one? or how long in advance she we put one down? cause i know from what i've read on a few posts on here i'd much rather have put a bit of a deposit down to secure my date and time, so nothing gets messed up.  so now that atleast my TA has heard from beverly hopefully things start to get better from here!



                  #610 JayKay

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                  Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:26 AM



                  Originally Posted by ames9782 

                   

                  i've been waiting over three weeks, i even tried her assistant, and got nothing, now i just got a phone call about and hour ago from my travel agent and she said she finally got ahold of beverly, so she gave me the dates that are available now she just has to call beverly back and let her know which i'd like.  another question i had was, does anyone know how long after you arrive in jamaica (how many days after) are you "allowed" to get married?   and now that you have booked Tris what have you done about a deposit? has she asked for one? or how long in advance she we put one down? cause i know from what i've read on a few posts on here i'd much rather have put a bit of a deposit down to secure my date and time, so nothing gets messed up.  so now that atleast my TA has heard from beverly hopefully things start to get better from here!



                  Thats good that you got a hold of her.  She is usually pretty quick to reply to my emails, usually less then a few weeks.  You have to only be in Jamaica for a minimum of 24 hours, but the resort requires 48.  Beverly sent us a package with all the wedding packages, legal requirements, and any extras you can add on, see if you can get that from her.  We are using the free package therefore don't have anything to put a deposit on, but Beverly said we would have to put a deposit three months before the wedding date if we decided to use any of the other packages but couldnt put one down until we had our travel and accomodations booked.  Hope that helps!  What date did you pick??






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