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Hello everyone!

Originally from Newfoundland, I've been in Calgary for the last six years. 
Just booked for July 10, 2014 at Jellyfish Restaurant in the Dominican Republic. Super excited! :)

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Congrats mairelys !!! and welcome to the forum :) you've booked a very popular venue for your dw, sure to make a gorgeous backdrop to your Big Day :)

 

Wishing you all the best with your plans, and that you have the Wonderful Wedding of your Dreams :)

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Originally Posted by triumphbliss View Post

 

 

That is so awesome that your agent was able to do a site visit! Are you able to tell me what made you choose the Sunset Gazebo? I've been going back and forth trying to figure out the best one to have our ceremony in! Its so hard when you are not there or you havent been there to really sort everything out and make the best decisions.

 

We've also been second guessing the dinner at an a la carte restaurant and private beach reception after because we havent been able to find much feedback on the private beach reception. We are thinking we might switch to the chill out lounge as well! Ahh.. I'm so bad at making decisions when I cant wrap my head around all the details in person.

 

We are going to be flying out of Toronto - Pearson International. How about you?

 

We were hesitant on March 15 being the final RSVP date, but at the same time we realized how much will have to get done in the 3 months after we have our final numbers so we decided it was OK. The final payments for our group travel are on April 26th so we figured by March 15 most people will know if they are coming or not (hopefully!) 50 is a great number!!

 

Are you doing the Jr Suites or Swim Up rooms?

 

Have you gone dress shopping yet?

Our main reason for choosing the sunset gazebo was that it is much more private. I heard from my TA and 2 other friends that went to the resort that people there is people in  beach chairs very close to the riviera gazebo. We honestly didnt want to be worry about having a random guy in a speedo in our wedding ceremony photo hehehe. Also, the chill out lounge is very close to it.

 

Before we were set for doing the beach reception, which I think is $85 per person, but we have heard only great reviews from the chill out and then again is so much more private. Also, I heard it would be a long walk from the beach reception to the washrooms. 

 

In regards to the room, we have not decided yet. We are hoping to get a nice room, not necessarily a swim up, since I dont think we will be hanging in the pool of the swim up rooms. And I know most of our guest just get the jr suites. What about you?

 

I have only gone dress shopping twice, but no luck :(. My first time was in David's bridal and my second time was last week, I went to Best of Bride (next to Kipling station). What about you? Any good bridal stores you recommend in the GTA area?

 

We are also flying out of Toronto. I live in Mississauga by the way.

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Originally Posted by VeronicaS View Post

 

Our main reason for choosing the sunset gazebo was that it is much more private. I heard from my TA and 2 other friends that went to the resort that people there is people in  beach chairs very close to the riviera gazebo. We honestly didnt want to be worry about having a random guy in a speedo in our wedding ceremony photo hehehe. Also, the chill out lounge is very close to it.

 

Before we were set for doing the beach reception, which I think is $85 per person, but we have heard only great reviews from the chill out and then again is so much more private. Also, I heard it would be a long walk from the beach reception to the washrooms. 

 

In regards to the room, we have not decided yet. We are hoping to get a nice room, not necessarily a swim up, since I dont think we will be hanging in the pool of the swim up rooms. And I know most of our guest just get the jr suites. What about you?

 

I have only gone dress shopping twice, but no luck :(. My first time was in David's bridal and my second time was last week, I went to Best of Bride (next to Kipling station). What about you? Any good bridal stores you recommend in the GTA area?

 

We are also flying out of Toronto. I live in Mississauga by the way.

 

I'm going to send you a PM so we dont take over these boards with our messages :) I'll respond to all of this there!

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Hi There,

 

I'm also looking to get married in Jamaica - just got a couple of quotes on the Riu's in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay & Negril....we are trying to keep cost down and asked for quotes between 12-1500...

 

Let me know what you find...

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Hi There, I'm also looking to get married in Jamaica - just got a couple of quotes on the Riu's in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay & Negril....we are trying to keep cost down and asked for quotes between 12-1500... Let me know what you find...
Hi SoontobeMsL! I'm fron Ottawa and looking at Jmaica also, for spring 204. The date depends on when the best prices are; sometime between last week of Feb to end April. What dates have you gotten quotes for? I think I'm down to either Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, or Ru Montego Bay.... Any thoughts? I would like the Riu Ocho Rios, but the 2 hour drive from the airport turned me off. Thanks, and good luck to you in your planning.

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Hi Booked Riu Ocho Rios about two months ago for next May...date May 14, 2014 on the beach :) can't wait....I also can't wait for my friends and family to finally start putting down their deposits...my TA did warn me that everyone does wait until the last week and she wasn't kidding...we asked for quotes between $1200-1500 a lot of people were taken back by the price we ended up with but I think people also forget its a week away....either way I can't wait...we are also doing a cocktail reception back at home in June...anyone else doing a at home reception?

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