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#1 Pandabride6

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    Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:52 AM

    So we've decided to have our ceremony at the resort we chose but we'll move off site, about 15 minutes away for the reception. A couple of reasons for this... getting way more bang for our buck was the biggest one.

    I was wondering if anyone else was planning on doing this?
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    #2 CHAKLIT

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      Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:08 AM

      Plenty folks do that...We're not a using resort for either...we are down to either the coyaba garden or the ruins at the falls...both in Ochi.
      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...

      #3 carolina24

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        Posted 17 December 2009 - 01:34 PM

        I've heard of several brides doing this, they just make sure that they arrange for transportation to and from the resort and it works out perfectly.

        #4 hwannamaker

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          Posted 17 December 2009 - 03:45 PM

          This is what we are going to do as well. We originally were going to get married at Coral Cove but have changed our plans...does anyone know of good sites in negril?

          #5 bosi

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            Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:29 PM

            How are you getting more bang for your buck.? Cheaper per head, better location ? I have struggled with this too and have been persusded to stay at the resort for now so I'd like to know what I may be missing.

            #6 CHAKLIT

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              Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

              We don't really have much choice...only a small amout of our guest will be staying at a hotel...since most our family is already in jamaica, we need a venue that will not break the bank with day passes!
              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...

              #7 CHAKLIT

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                Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

                Both my cermony and reception will be off-site
                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...

                #8 Pandabride6

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                  Posted 18 December 2009 - 10:35 PM

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                  How are you getting more bang for your buck.? Cheaper per head, better location ? I have struggled with this too and have been persusded to stay at the resort for now so I'd like to know what I may be missing.
                  Our reception site is throwing in entertainment (steel pan, DJ), food (buffet style), open bar for cocktail hour, flowers and decor for the same price (actually less) than the cost for just food at the resort. Both locations are nice but the new site is just outside the city so it's away from hotel guests. It also has a pool so that's an added bonus I guess.

                  If you're looking for outside venues, BDW has helped me look around. The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce can also help.
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                  #9 debbmach

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                    Posted 18 December 2009 - 10:38 PM

                    I've never really thought of doing this but now you've intrigued me! Where are you having your reception (I'm also getting married in Montego Bay) and how are you getting all the guests to and from the ceremony?
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                    #10 Pandabride6

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                      Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:05 AM

                      The reception is at Day O Plantation Restaurant & Bar. They provide everything including transportation for guests. I was a bit skeptical at first but my uncle lives in MoBay and knows the owners. He's also been there before and said the place is a very popular reception site for Jamaica brides and that's all the confirmation I needed.
                      Can't wait to honor our family roots... and establish new ones... Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 5, 2010



                      The view overlooking Kingston... January 2009. One Love!!




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