I am getting married at the Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica on February 2, 2011. I have spent hours upon hours of searching the forums on this site reading information and reviews of ROR weddings and I feel more lost then knowledgeable. I am completely lost and confused. I thought having a destination wedding meant I could just book the wedding, forget about it until I get there and plan with the wedding coordinator upong arrival. I have been in touch with the new wedding coordinator and the only thing I have preplanned is having a private wedding reception on the beach at the Seagrapes after the semi private dinner.
I guess I am just wondering what everyone did to plan for their wedding before they arrived at the resort? I have read some people planned what the minister was going to read, ordered flowers and their cake, all before arriving.
In terms of the flowers, can you just order what you like when you arrive? Are the free ones nice?
Is the free cake good/pretty looking or do most people upgrade? Again do you have to upgrade ahead of time or can you just decide when you get there?
If your ordering from different companies off the resort, should you be communicating with them before you arrive?
Does the Salon fill up fast or do they reserve spots for you on your day? Or do you have the book the spa ahead of time?? I have opted to go with the Caprice package that include hair, nails, etc, I am nervous of arriving and there being no openings for them to do my hair on my wedding day.
Do you have to book the filmographer ahead of time?
I probably have a million more question but just can't think of them now that I am writing this thread.
Again I was hoping to just book it and forget about it until I got there, but that doesn't seem to be the case. What planning needs to be done before you arrive, and what planning gets done when you arrive?
Thanks for your help!