Thanks! I was thinking the same thing that I need to change my name but have nooo idea how to! lol.
So the private reception includes the restaurant for your guests, chair covers, table cloths, mic, podium & dj. The bar was extra. The same as if you rent the gazebo...$15pp. The dinner is already included in your wedding package so it really doesn't effect that. We ate the Italian and it's right on the ocean. I've tried before to upload pictures and it's never worked for me but I'll try to figure it out because I have some nice ones of where the Italian is located. The garden grill (the other option) is smack right in the middle of the resort by the pool area overlooking the garden area. If I can't figure out how to do the pics here once I add all my pics to facebook if any of you ladies want to add me I'll be more than happy to accept...just lemme know your from here!
Originally Posted by mekanabr
Congrats Soontobemrsdow!!!!! (prob need to change your name to THEmrsdow ) hehe. I am so happy to hear that your wedding day was so perfect!!! and thanks for all the details in your review, they were very helpful. How did your private reception work? Did you have to pay extra for bar or food or anything like that? I was all set on having our reception at the gazebo, but I am now worried that we might have too many people for the semi-private dinner. Is the restaurant near the ocean? That was my biggest thing about the gazebo was that I thought it would be so cool to be dancing by the sea...and now I'm worried that you won't get that Jamaica vibe at the restaurant. I can't wait to see pics!!!
missyanderic2011- ditto to what lsmith211 said!!
Hey Tris, thanks so much! Honestly she really is super once you are down there. She is everywhere all the time and when she does finally get a minute to herself her phone rings or someone else is looking for her. It's crazy how busy that woman is but she is always so delightful to be around with a big smile on her face! She really does need someone to answer all her emails because alsmot everytime I needed to speak to her I found her speaking to someone else and then by the time we were done speaking to her someone was waiting for her to finish with us!
Originally Posted by tris
I'm so glad everything went well! Other brides who I've spoken to all seem to agree that Beverly is super awesome and helpful once you get down there. Honestly I understand why it takes so long for emails to get returned. With how many weddings this lady does! Wow. She should have someone JUST to answer emails for her!
We were originally going to book out one of the restaurants but since we're only expecting around 20 guests it seemed a little silly. If our group was as large as yours we would have no question. So you recommend bringing pictures down of cakes, etc, that we like? We're booking the steel drum band as well so I glad to hear from another bride that they were good
Heres the template I used
Do you ladies have any pictures of the hotel template/room number thing that you used? How did you know where everyone was going to be? I was under the impression that room assignments weren't given until you arrive...or is there a huge piece of this that i am completely missing!?
Soontobemrsdow - Congratulations and Thank you so much for your review...can't wait for pics! I do have one question for you though...what type of room did you have? I know a lot of the packages state that the bride & groom get upgraded...but what type of room do they upgrade you to??