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#1 jeannguyen3

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    Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:38 PM

     

    Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me.  The date has been secured, so I'm getting married next year at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites.  I'm risking it by not visiting (due to money reasons), so I have so many questions to ask.  Can someone help?

     

    Nicole is a bit unresponsive when it comes to email and its been such a struggle to secure the date with her even, so I'm looking for other brides that have gone through this.

     

    1.  Did you get to choose the reception menu?  I didn't know if I should ask my guests to provide their preference on the RSVPs or not.

     

    2.  How do you get the Presidential Suite?  We'll pay extra!!  We have a travel agent booking our rooms; did you have to request this room through Nicole or did your travel agent take care of it.

     

    3.  Do you recommend sending a package beforehand?  I wanted to give everyone welcome bags, but don't want to lug it on the plane with me, so I was interested in sending everything beforehand.  However, I know that clearing customs can be a pain.  Also, I'm not sure if Nicole will keep it there for me.  

     

    4.  Is there a general order for the ceremony?  I just want to know what to put on the programs.  What did you put?

     

    5.  Are there shops nearby?  I wanted to put some Jamaican Rum into our welcome bags, and wanted to know if I need to really search.

     

    6.  Did you use a DJ?  If so, what kind of media does he take for the music?  CD? DVD?  IPod?  

     

    7.  Comments on their spa and the hair?  Do you recommend doing a hair trial at their spa or can is it safe to wing it?  

     

    8.  Photographer.  Comments?  Does he stay for a long time?

     

    9.  How far in advance do you make all the plans (locations, decorations, live music or not, etc...)?  I know you meet with Nicole when you get there, but do you tell her your preferences before arriving in Jamaica?  What do you go over during the first meeting with her? 

     

    10.  I'm interested in the private restaurant for the ceremony.  Any comments or suggestions as to whether its worth the $800.  Also, I want to make sure there's a dance floor.  

     

    11.  I read that the service is not so great.  Is that true?  If so, what about alcohol?  My guests like to dance & drink, so I want to make sure they're not annoyed with running out of alcohol or being limited by their selection.

     

    Thanks so much!  I might have more questions, but this is what I can think of as of right now.  I'm SOOOO excited - thank you =)

     



    #2 eholt

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      Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:24 PM

      Have you had a chance to search the forum and view the reviews of prior IRHS brides.  You should be able to find the answers to quite a few of your questions.  It has been mentioned that Nicole responds more a month or so prior to your wedding and that she is a wonderful person to deal with once that time rolls around.

       

      I am not visiting before my wedding either but I am confident in the ratings I have found on this site and on the web.  The resort is rated well...excellent actually.

       

      Originally Posted by jeannguyen3 

       

      Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me.  The date has been secured, so I'm getting married next year at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites.  I'm risking it by not visiting (due to money reasons), so I have so many questions to ask.  Can someone help?

       

      Nicole is a bit unresponsive when it comes to email and its been such a struggle to secure the date with her even, so I'm looking for other brides that have gone through this.

       

      1.  Did you get to choose the reception menu?  I didn't know if I should ask my guests to provide their preference on the RSVPs or not.

       

      2.  How do you get the Presidential Suite?  We'll pay extra!!  We have a travel agent booking our rooms; did you have to request this room through Nicole or did your travel agent take care of it.

       

      3.  Do you recommend sending a package beforehand?  I wanted to give everyone welcome bags, but don't want to lug it on the plane with me, so I was interested in sending everything beforehand.  However, I know that clearing customs can be a pain.  Also, I'm not sure if Nicole will keep it there for me.  

       

      4.  Is there a general order for the ceremony?  I just want to know what to put on the programs.  What did you put?

       

      5.  Are there shops nearby?  I wanted to put some Jamaican Rum into our welcome bags, and wanted to know if I need to really search.

       

      6.  Did you use a DJ?  If so, what kind of media does he take for the music?  CD? DVD?  IPod?  

       

      7.  Comments on their spa and the hair?  Do you recommend doing a hair trial at their spa or can is it safe to wing it?  

       

      8.  Photographer.  Comments?  Does he stay for a long time?

       

      9.  How far in advance do you make all the plans (locations, decorations, live music or not, etc...)?  I know you meet with Nicole when you get there, but do you tell her your preferences before arriving in Jamaica?  What do you go over during the first meeting with her? 

       

      10.  I'm interested in the private restaurant for the ceremony.  Any comments or suggestions as to whether its worth the $800.  Also, I want to make sure there's a dance floor.  

       

      11.  I read that the service is not so great.  Is that true?  If so, what about alcohol?  My guests like to dance & drink, so I want to make sure they're not annoyed with running out of alcohol or being limited by their selection.

       

      Thanks so much!  I might have more questions, but this is what I can think of as of right now.  I'm SOOOO excited - thank you =)

       




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      #3 mischka

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        Posted 21 August 2010 - 11:52 AM

        Iberostar Suites is great you just  have to be on top on your plans (That's everywhere in Jamaica). The hotel is absolutely beautiful, the drinks are great and the food FAB! We stayed there in January and are getting married there March 2011



        #4 CamLovesJA

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          Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:16 AM

          I think if you look through the forums you will find alot of these answers. I get married on 16th December s 7 weeks away and Nicole is only just really responding now. From all the comments on here she is great so i wouldn't get too worried about it as you have a bit of time.

           

          Q.6 - I am asking the questions re cd/ipod now so when i get a response i will le you know.

          Q.7 - In regards to hair everyone has been really pleased, but i would always get a trial wherever i was. You should look at people reviews. 

          Q.8 - the photographer is the only thing that i have not heard great things about. I am going to book my own

           

          I will give a full review after my wedding too, so hopefully that would help. Search Iberostar Rose Hall suites reviews and planning threads. hey are sooo helpful

           

          xoxo



          #5 mrsdeloatch2be

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            Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:28 AM



            Hey Cam-  Ive contacted Digipix multiple times with no response.. While I do not want to spend alot on pictures Im a bit nervous about their reviews and their unresponsiveness.  Do you have anyone in mind yet for photography?

             

            Carol

             

             

             

            Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 

            I think if you look through the forums you will find alot of these answers. I get married on 16th December s 7 weeks away and Nicole is only just really responding now. From all the comments on here she is great so i wouldn't get too worried about it as you have a bit of time.

             

            Q.6 - I am asking the questions re cd/ipod now so when i get a response i will le you know.

            Q.7 - In regards to hair everyone has been really pleased, but i would always get a trial wherever i was. You should look at people reviews. 

            Q.8 - the photographer is the only thing that i have not heard great things about. I am going to book my own

             

            I will give a full review after my wedding too, so hopefully that would help. Search Iberostar Rose Hall suites reviews and planning threads. hey are sooo helpful

             

            xoxo




            June 30, 2011 Iberostar Rose Hall Suite, Montego Bay Jamaica~14 guests booked ~

            #6 CamLovesJA

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              Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:18 PM

              I think i will book Michael Chen. Here is a list of the photographers I liked and would book. Google them and see their pics.

               

              Michael Chen

              Sun Gold Photography

              Saab photography

              Melissa Green

               

              Nora Bohanon
              Brian Nejedly 


              #7 Jules23

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                Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:21 PM

                I am using Marcia Roberts as her pricing is $1200 for all day coverage of the wedding day. You can google her as well. Her pricing is alot more affordable compared to some of the others! 



                #8 CamLovesJA

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                  Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:27 PM



                  Originally Posted by Jules23 

                  I am using Marcia Roberts as her pricing is $1200 for all day coverage of the wedding day. You can google her as well. Her pricing is alot more affordable compared to some of the others! 


                  Yes I forgot to put marcia roberts! she is great, thanks jules x



                  #9 mrsdeloatch2be

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                    Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:23 AM



                    Hey Cam

                     

                    Ive been looking at his Michael Chens website for the last week or so.. How are Michaels prices if you dont mind me asking?

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 

                    I think i will book Michael Chen. Here is a list of the photographers I liked and would book. Google them and see their pics.

                     

                    Michael Chen

                    Sun Gold Photography

                    Saab photography

                    Melissa Green

                     

                    Nora Bohanon
                    Brian Nejedly 



                    June 30, 2011 Iberostar Rose Hall Suite, Montego Bay Jamaica~14 guests booked ~

                    #10 CamLovesJA

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                      Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:59 AM

                      Hey,

                       

                      They range from about 1500-3800 depending on what you are looking for. He has some lovely pics and is very helpful




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