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#1 Misti

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    Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:31 PM

    I'm totally a newbie (actually, lurker to be exact), but it seems to me that a main ROR thread is needed.  Its such a hassle search through all of these different posts for random info!

     

     

    Mist



    #2 mmcst38

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      Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:43 PM

      Misti, I totally agree! So many of the posts you do find on ROR are outdated, as you will find the prices/options change quite frequently! But of course I'm hesistant to ask anyone for fear I get the dreaded "try searching the forum" response...lol


      May 13, 2011
      Riu Resort
      Ochos Rios Jamaica

      #3 Misti

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        Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:30 PM

        LOL, I know!!  Over the next week or so I'll try copying information I have found in threads that may be helpful... 

         

        Here are my really rough notes on the prices (although I'm not sure of everything).  The zeros are included in the free package and the spaces without numbers is where I'm still looking for the price.  (I'm doing a very minimal wedding).

         

        GETTING READY
        0    boquet 0    boutonniere groom
        150 3 bridesmaid boquet; 1 toss         hair         make-up
          CEREMONY 350 Free wedding
        0    CD/music during ceremony
        0    ceremony flowers         petals to throw         minister price         arch  0       ceremony chairs   DINNER (semi-private) 15    Sparkling wine - main toast (1 free; additional = $15 for 7 glasses) 0        Mamee Bay steakhouse semiprivate dinner   RECEPTION 0    small cake        450 open bar (15 per person)        DJ (150/hr; 3 hours per website...price list says 250/hr) 500? set up fee? (party on beach)   ROOM 0    Special decorations   _____________________   *10.50 for additional persons on package booked     Copied from another (older) post: There are 2 choices for the ceremony : Beach or garden gazebo. Lots of brides on this site have provided pictures and reviews of both. You can also get a ton of pictures on tripadvisor.
        You can also decide, do you want:
        Private dinner/private reception - that will cost extra. (approx. $55/person for dinner) (can be held poolside or on the beach) or
        Semi-Private dinner/private reception - Dinner is included in all the wedding packages and then you can have a private reception either poolside or beach (approx. $15/person for set up and bar)
        or
        Semi-Private dinner no reception - the simpliest and most cost efficient
              QUESTIONS Need pics of free flowers (ceremony and my boquet) reception on beach: costs vs bonfire on beach cost semi private dinner: $15 pp PLUS 500 set up fee?


        #4 mmcst38

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          Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:37 PM

          here are the pics they senet me for the free bouquet choices from tai flora

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          May 13, 2011
          Riu Resort
          Ochos Rios Jamaica

          #5 mmcst38

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            Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:41 PM

            I already booked my hair and mani pedi, you have to pay 50% deposit when you book....are you ready for these prices!

             

            1 Bride's Hairstyle                    U$ 123.-
            1 Manicure                                U$   33.-
            1 Pedicure                                U$   40.-

             

            I also booked hairstyles for my mom and four bms....

             

            5 Special Hairstyles U$ 101.- U$ 505.-

             

             

            these prices include the 17+% tax

             

            I'm not sure what setup fee you are talking about I never saw that anywhere, can you send me the link to the website? they also told me that tiki torches were included in the setup for beach reception, not bonfire...I really don't want to smell like smoke anyway since I'm wearing the dress the next day for a TTD! I will keep you posted with any other info I get!


            May 13, 2011
            Riu Resort
            Ochos Rios Jamaica

            #6 Misti

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              Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:52 PM

              aww... that stinks.  those boquet colors dont match with anything i was planning for... My colors are turq and green with hints of orange.  I guess the first wouldnt be so bad considering its free.  not a fan of the second though.

               

              I meant 250 for a bonfire VERSUS the price of a reception on the beach (im trying to go cheap) I got the info from a really old thread.  so is the beach reception just 15 pp and thats it?  You only have to add a DJ?  BC thats not bad at all (despite the DJ price dispute of quotes vs website)

               

               

              Those hair prices are absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!!!  I'm totally hiring out.  Heard if someone just comes in to perform a service (florist, hair), a day pass doesnt need bought. 



              #7 mmcst38

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                Posted 12 March 2011 - 08:05 PM

                They told me 15 pp for the beach reception which is basically just paying to keep the bar open, its only for two hours though....as far as florist and hairstylist, photogs, any vendor...you don't have to pay a day pass but they will charge a "vendor fee" its ridiculous, but many resorts do it, I'm actuallying booking the photographer I am using into the hotel for the night (it ends up being cheaper),


                May 13, 2011
                Riu Resort
                Ochos Rios Jamaica

                #8 Misti

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                  Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:11 AM

                  it will be a hassle but Im going to research hair and makeup outside of the resort.  I'm sure it will be much cheaper to leave.  Earlier posts talked about vendors who were going to come and go quick were ok to slip by the vendor fee, but I'm not sure how old they were and the price quotes seems to vary bride to bride. 



                  #9 hutchets

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                    Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

                    Way to go Misty for starting this ROR only thread.  As we talked before, it's sooo spread out with information that it takes forever to "search other threads" for things only pertaining to your hotel.  Who has that amount of time anyway. 

                    Let me know what you find for stylists outside the resort in the next few weeks!.  I think those prices are absolutely rediculous myself even though I had requested times for three of us.  I never put down the deposit.  Just cannot see paying that much. 


                    Theresa
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                    #10 JJS2011

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                      Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:27 PM

                      There are two seperate beach functions you can have.

                       

                      1st option: You have your dinner on the beach followed by a beach party = $55/person

                       

                      2nd option: You have your free dinner at the semi private restaurant (mammee bay steakhouse), and then have a party on the beach = $15/person.

                      (These prices apply to the pool deck areas as well if you'd prefer that)

                       

                      We are having our after dinner reception on the beach and there is no $500.00 setup fee.

                       

                      You can also rent out the plantation restaurant @ $500.00 for 2 hours or $1000.00 for 4 hours.

                       

                      For brides at renova spa there is a hair and makeup package - this is $173.00. You also get a 10% discount as a perk for having your wedding at the RIU when you book with the Renova Spa.

                       

                      Hope this helps:)

                       






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