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Originally Posted by Yassy View Post

 

Hey Newrorbridetobe,

 

Congrats! I am also getting married at the RIU Ocho Rios in November...what is your wedding date?  Mine is the 18th:)

 

Yassy.

Yay November Brides! :) I am on the 30th :) I'll be in Jamaica from the 27th until the 3rd of December.

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Originally Posted by IrishGirlMD View Post

 

OK girls so I finally heard back from the corporate office.

 

Her first email was very confusing and vague so my response back was simply, "will I be forced to pay for a private reception if I have 45 guests"  and her response was no.

 

I will say, that she totally copied Keisha on ALL emails.  Thankfully I didn't say anything negative about her or it would have made it very awkward to work with her.  So if you email corporate, be sure to remember that whatever you type, Keisha will see.

 

But I consider it a win.  I'm not paying an extra couple of thousand dollars.  My wallet is very happy.

 

Thanks for the support girls, I never would have known to do that without the knowledge of this forum.  Thanks!  Happy Bride right here.

 

 

Good for you IrishGirlMD, anything to save dollars and cents ends up wirth it in the end!!  Do you think you could pass along the email address you used to get in touch with corporate/sales? I'm thinking I will have to go the same route.  We are having approx. 60 guests, and have also been told that we MUST have a private reception. To be honest, that's what I prefer anyway, but it truly seems wrong that they can charge you 67$ per person ON TOP of your package price! PLUS a rental/set up fee! I hate to be so negative, just seems like a lot of surprises.

 

Can you clarify exactly what they have reduced for you and what will be included for your big day?  Will you be paying for the "free" package only, and then upgrading with a per person cost, or will you purchase one of their more expensive packages and simply not have to pay for the guests included in that package? 

 

Basically, what my fiance and I are hoping for, is a private dinner and reception (torn between beach and pool deck) for approx 60 people.  We aren't sure what the most cost effective way to do this is.... do we go with the "free" package and pay the flat rate location rental fee plus the 67$ per person (plus having to pay for dj/sound equipment, decorations etc.), or do we book one of their upgraded packages (and have decorations etc. included) and push for the first 40 guests to be exempt from the 67$ pp charge?  How have others approached this issue for a large group and private event?

 

...What a headache :(

 

 

My other questions are a bit more to do with logistics - wondering about opinions on whether the beach or pool deck would be better for having both dinner and reception for such a large group.  Wondering about proximity to noise/other guests.  Do you feel like you're "on display" while celebrating on the pool deck?  Is the beach location too close to nightly entertainment?  

 

Thanks in advance ladies!! You're all lifesavers! 

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Hello everyone!

 

I've recently been in contact with Keisha and I am attaching three pictures of the LOWER LEVEL of the Plantation Restaurant for anyone who is interested.

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by KDoyle View Post

 

Hi Yassy, Sorry I am so late in replying - I am going absolutely crazy between work and finalizing the wedding details! We are 7 weeks away and I still don't have  florist, and whole lot of other things crybaby2.gif.....so I haven't been on here the last while. Those prices are for the 2hr reception as per Keisha's email to me. 

 

Let me know if there is anything else you need , I am always happy to help where I can ;) 

Kerry

Hey Kerry,

 

No worries!  Life happens!  lol 

 

Wow, you wedding is just around the corner!!! How exciting! I'm sure everything will go wonderfully! Please do share all of the details once you have returned as I'm sure many of us would love to hear all about it:)

 

Yassy

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Originally Posted by Loreal30 View Post

 

Yay November Brides! :) I am on the 30th :) I'll be in Jamaica from the 27th until the 3rd of December.

 

Looks like we will just miss eachother!!! I'm arriving on the 14th and leaving on the 21st!  I'm just praying for good weather!!!

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Hi Everyone. I am getting married in October and thought this was going to be super easy as a destination wedding - clearly not. A few questions: - Photographer - I have one in mind but want to check out others suggestions as well as prices. - Reception - we have some older people coming and thought it might be nice to have somewhere for them to sit. The pool deck reception is out as my son will be 2 by that time and the thought worries me a little. I would be open to a beach party - however - I am getting married on a Saturday and they already do that. Would it be weird to have a seperate beach party? Is the Plantation resturant that crappy? I have opted to go for the "free" package and have upgraded my room when booking our trip. I inquired about the minister fees and Keisha advised me it is $500. Is that correct? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :) [/quote Photography- Check out Merrick Cousley (that's who I booked) and I've heard great things about Dwayne Watkins. I am having my reception off site so I can't help with that. I am having the free package also, and was quoted $500 for minister fees and $10.50 per guest at the ceremony because they provide champagne and cake.

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