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British brides getting married in Jamaica

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#1 sugarg

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    Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:36 PM

    There must be some of us who are planning a wedding/or had a wedding in Jamaica? if so let us know how you got on or getting on e.g. booking flights, invitations, etc let us know. Pics will also be appreciated.

    Getting married Apr 2011

    if you need to email me: sugargxx@hotmail.co.uk



    #2 baj

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      Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:34 PM

      Hi Sugarg from another UK bride, I am getting married at the Riu Negril Clubhotel 5th March 2010 and leave 1st March.

      Booked the Royal Wedding package with Thomsons back in March 2009 and time really does flow by so quick, ordered my dress August and had fitting's in January. H2b only got his suit last weekend, so a little stressed but now everything sorted for us and just counting down the days before we leave.

      Where are you getting married?

      #3 jodi_22n

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        Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:36 AM

        hi sugarg
        i am getting amrried in april 2010
        i booked as soon as we could with first choice for Riu Montego Bay (april 09)
        there have been a few issues along the way but that was mainly due to the original Travel Agent messing up the booking but thankfully we had a friend who worked at First Choice who fixed everything for us
        the only other mishap is the change to wedding package the hotel have changed their packages but we have been assured that the package we have details on is what we will get (fingers crossed)
        i ordered my dress in september (after trying on about 100 lol) and go for my first fitting on saturday
        we did a lot of the invitations etc ourselves and will be uploading the templates just as soon as my account upgrades
        we used vista print for a few things which saved us a lot of money
        we still have a few things to do but they are only little things which we dont have to panic about

        #4 donutdjn

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          Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:28 AM

          Hi Gloria!

          I'm getting married at Hilton Rose Hall in July, booked in January but have been researching since Jan 2009, everything from Negil to Ochi. We have guests coming from the UK and family in Jamaica so needed a resort that didnt charge for guests coming into the hotel and that was used by tour operators, unfortunately this ruled out all the reasonably priced hotels in Negril which would have been my preference. We have previously stayed at Starfish in Falmouth but Hilton Rose Hall was the the best price wise for us. We have booked through Virgin where the wedding is free with a room upgrade and we are paying the hotel for all the extras we want. I found my dress in February last year, just need to find my sandals and sort the men out.


          #5 Mrs Cato

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            Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:35 PM

            Hi im from the UK due to get married at Rose Hall Hilton booked through Thomas Cook as I started with the Riu Tropical Bay Negril changed my mind booked second wedding with Thomas Cook Signature who use Virgin planes and not Thomas Cook planes ( not sure why ) I have seen on trip advisor that some Thomas cook planes start at Gatwick or Heathrow approx 10 AM and then stop in Birmingham to pick up more passengers so check with your Travel Agent.

            What is very strange is becuase I booked through Thomas Cook ( in a high street shop not the phone ) Thomas Cooks signature refuse to speak to me directly I must phone the actual shop Thomas Cook and they will phone Thomas Cook Signature they said due to data protection, so won't be doing that again as I can't get quick answers sometimes and the travel agent is not always availible straight away.

            I have heard good things about First Choice I did fly with them to Barbados and evrything was very good the captain even came out to say hello to the economy passengers

            #6 donutdjn

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              Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:13 PM

              hi mrs cato, we booked through future travel and virgin. To be honest we havent corresponded that much at all with virgin and used future travel as we were trawling through lots of hotels and wanted to get the best deal. We liaise via email with Yolande/Charlene - wedding coordinator at Rose Hall we have let them know all our requirements and have a meeting with them the day after we arrive.

              #7 Mrs Cato

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                Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:52 PM

                Hi donutdjn I am also working with Yolande she does get back to me quickly if I have a query she did negotiate with me at first I think she is fed up with me asking her to cut prices ( it never hurt to ask ) lol. did she send you the the excursion price list ? I have also got the meal price lists let me know if you need them and I will send them to you!!!

                #8 donutdjn

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                  Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:04 AM

                  we have the menu list thanks - we are customising as we are having a bbq theme on the beach, haven't finalised exact details yet but will be this week. we are not going to use the hotel or our tour operator for any excursions, we have been to Jamaica before and have family there - it is way cheaper to find yourself a private licensced taxi and negotiate with him where you want to visit. You get a much better experience than hanging around for a coach load of people and you get to see a little of the real jamaica too.

                  #9 frizzy64

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                    Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:56 AM

                    We are booked to get married April 2011 at ROR Jamaica.
                    Not done a lot a planning yet as we only booked a week ago. Just waiting to get our wedding confirmation and along with it the information about booking extras and our reception. Any other british ROR brides?

                    #10 Catalyst

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                      Posted 04 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

                      Supposed to be getting Married in Jan 2011 at the Iberostar rose hall. Currently living in the UK by my family is all in Canada and my FI's is all in Hong kong. So we thought we'd make everyone travel somewhere we wanted to visit.

                      Ordered my invitations from 'cards by samantha' which I found through the wedding ideas magazine, and I'm happy with them for the most part.

                      As our family is so scattered all over the place we're letting everyone kind of book their own vacations and I'm just keeping them organized when it comes to time frames etc... :-)

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