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#11 pat291

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    Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:17 PM

    People love Jamaican rum cake--how about some cute little cake boxes that have rum cake in them??

     

    Originally Posted by misscuriokm View Post

    Can anyone give great tips on gifts for guests?  My wedding is in December at Beaches Negril.  Thanks!



     


    You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

    #12 mandijacole

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      Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:36 PM

      Congrats and welcome to the forum!



      #13 Gin Bootles

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        Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:15 PM

        i have wanted to get married in Jamaica, but i am finding it is sooo expensive! i have yet to find a resort that offers a wedding under 10,000 dollars! and i plan on having a long engagement too! so no worries!!


        All because, two people fell in love!


        #14 Nikadawn

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          Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:30 PM

          Yikes! Are you looking at high-end boutique resorts only? Our basic wedding package at the Iberostar is $2100 and we are expecting about another 1500 in add-ons for our group of 25-30. If you are on a serious budget there are even resorts in Jamaica that offer free weddings. Check out the Gran Bahia and the Riu. Good luck!
           

          Originally Posted by Gin Bootles 

          i have wanted to get married in Jamaica, but i am finding it is sooo expensive! i have yet to find a resort that offers a wedding under 10,000 dollars! and i plan on having a long engagement too! so no worries!!



           


          Together forever - My Sweetie & Me. Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - January 18th, 2012


          #15 Gin Bootles

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            Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:09 PM


            cool yea i am actually looking at the cheapest route, and i love Jamaica.. its just hard to find fully inclusive and able to bring kids... arghhhh thanks.. any other pieces of advice to look at

            Originally Posted by Nikadawn 

            Yikes! Are you looking at high-end boutique resorts only? Our basic wedding package at the Iberostar is $2100 and we are expecting about another 1500 in add-ons for our group of 25-30. If you are on a serious budget there are even resorts in Jamaica that offer free weddings. Check out the Gran Bahia and the Riu. Good luck!
             



             



             


            All because, two people fell in love!


            #16 Nikadawn

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              Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:02 AM

              I would strongly recommend the Gran Bahia in Ocho Rios. We were there for a wedding in February and that couple did if super inexpensively. Their wedding ceremony, cake ,champagne, bouquet, were all free for having a certain number of rooms booked by guests (not very many, I think there were less than 30 of us kids included), their daughter was free as a bonus they earned, and instead of a reception they just went to the disco for the night. The trick for them was to ask their travel agent to book them with a tour company that offered lots of perks and incentives (I think they used Sunwing) so they got discounts and upgrades for every 3 rooms booked with their wedding group.
               

              Originally Posted by Gin Bootles 


              cool yea i am actually looking at the cheapest route, and i love Jamaica.. its just hard to find fully inclusive and able to bring kids... arghhhh thanks.. any other pieces of advice to look at



               



               


              Together forever - My Sweetie & Me. Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - January 18th, 2012


              #17 Nikadawn

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                Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:02 AM

                Oh and I forgot to mention, it's a very kid-friendly resort :)


                Together forever - My Sweetie & Me. Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - January 18th, 2012


                #18 beachesSB1412

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                  Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:07 PM

                  We are getting married at Beaches Sandy Bay in Negril, Jamaica in January.  We are going with the "free w/ 6 nights stay" Beautiful Beginnings wedding package.  You can always add on or bring some of your own additions.  We chose Beaches SB because it is kid friendly, all-inclusive, on beautiful 7mile beach, very affordable and has only 128 rooms which makes it very quaint and less chaotic which my fiance is definitely looking forward too.  

                  I have a thread under Destination Wedding in Jamaica that a few great ladies have posted pics on; I too have some pics of Beaches Sandy Bay and Beaches Negril if you are interested PM me your email.  My TA took the pics when she was there recently.

                  Another reason for choosing SB is that we can take the hourly shuttle over to Beaches Negril to utilize the water park, spa, restaurants and bars at no extra expense!!!  This makes the dinner/bar options double since they are "sister" resorts and they include shuttle service to/fro the airport at no extra expense either!

                  Enjoy and have fun!
                   

                  Originally Posted by Gin Bootles 


                  cool yea i am actually looking at the cheapest route, and i love Jamaica.. its just hard to find fully inclusive and able to bring kids... arghhhh thanks.. any other pieces of advice to look at



                   



                   



                  #19 lilies

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                    Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

                    If you don't mind me asking what was affordable prices at beaches sandy bay? I looked into prices at beaches negril as I loved the resort but it was VERY expensive. 



                    #20 GrandeGarden Ja

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                      Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:35 AM

                       

                      If you still are looking for a fabulous wedding / event planner to make your destination wedding in Jamaica a dream I suggest you consider GrandeGarden. ( facebook.com/EventsbyGG ) Our location in Jamaica is Montego Bay. 

                       

                      Here is some positive feedback from one of our brides:

                         "I wanted to thank you, profusely, for your involvement in our wedding this past July 4th. Every aspect of our planning,
                      as extensive & detailed as I made it to be, was beautifully executed.
                      My bouquet was exquisite, the flowers at the ceremony on the chairs & pedestals were lovely, the reception site at Seaside was transformed into a lovely venue, and the gift bags turned out wonderfully -- our
                      guests truly enjoyed them. 
                      Everything that we discussed was delivered exactly as I had requested, and we are extremely grateful & appreciative. I wish the other aspects of our wedding & reception had
                      been planned by GrandeGarden as. 

                      Thank you again, so very much. You were a pleasure to work with."

                      Sincerely,

                      a Happy Bride






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