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#511 Sunshinybride

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    Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:38 AM

    Does anyone happen to know why some people say that "free" package is not exactly free? I am thinking about going with that one instead but I wanted to know if any brides knew the answers to the following: How much are the rose petals per bag from tai flora or jans flowers? How much is the minister fee? Would I still have to pay a minister fee if my uncle plans on marrying us? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I know it is hard to get in contact with Keisha sometimes to answer all of the questions. :-)

    The ”free” package isn't free because it is $500, but this is your minister fees. Your uncle can perform the ceremony, however you need to have a Jamaican officiant to officially pronounce you husband and wife, so you would still need to pay the full minister amount.

    #512 DANIELLE03

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    Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:56 AM

    Originally Posted by charmed517 

    I saw a picture of the semi private reception on here somewhere and it showed one long table, not a few circular ones unfortunately

    I think I saw that as well, and im not paying for a private reception to have round tables.. lol That isnt a deal breaker for me. Maybe for my fi parents but they are jamaican. they should just go with the flow lol



    #513 DANIELLE03

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    Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:59 AM

    Anybody staying for 2 weeks in Jamaica? We are going to stay two weeks but we are going to do our second week in Negril. We were looking at a adults only but its pretty pricey. Might just end up at the Riu Negril for the second week. But debating if we should wait last minute to book that and not do it through our TA. Any body book their second week on their own?



    #514 alyce1101

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      Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:15 AM

      [quote name="DANIELLE03" url="/t/70511/ror-brides-riu-ocho-rios/480#post_1882640"]Anybody staying for 2 weeks in Jamaica? We are going to stay two weeks but we are going to do our second week in Negril. We were looking at a adults only but its pretty pricey. Might just end up at the Riu Negril for the second week. But debating if we should wait last minute to book that and not do it through our TA. Any body book their second week on their own? Try a website called unforgettable honeymoons. They offer reasonable prices

      #515 DANIELLE03

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      Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

      Originally Posted by alyce1101 

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by DANIELLE03 

      Anybody staying for 2 weeks in Jamaica? We are going to stay two weeks but we are going to do our second week in Negril. We were looking at a adults only but its pretty pricey. Might just end up at the Riu Negril for the second week. But debating if we should wait last minute to book that and not do it through our TA. Any body book their second week on their own?

      Try a website called unforgettable honeymoons. They offer reasonable prices

      thanks! ill try that



      #516 Loreal30

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        Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:41 AM

        Originally Posted by Sunshinybride 

        Just sent out my documents today via Fedex - FYI for your budget it was $84CAD from Sudbury Ont to Jamaica!!!

        Hey! Did you send out originals or copies? Did you have them notorized? If so, where?

         

        Thanks! Your wedding is coming up fast!



        #517 kalolaco

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          Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:26 AM

          A bag of loose petals from Tai cost around $30US. I had orchid petals though, might be a different price for roses.



          #518 DANIELLE03

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          Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

          Has anyone contacted the resort to see if they can get a free upgrade? Currently we are in the ocean view room which is upgraded already in our package, but was wondering if anyone got upgrades to a suite or anything else for free? compliments of the hotel or by emailing them?



          #519 Sunshinybride

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            Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

            Originally Posted by Loreal30 

            Hey! Did you send out originals or copies? Did you have them notorized? If so, where?

             

            Thanks! Your wedding is coming up fast!

            I sent out copies, had them notorized by my sister's lawyer. He did it for free YAY coz my sisyer is a good client ;)

             

            Coming super fast!! But everything is done and now I just wait to arrive in Jamaica!!



            #520 Yassy

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              Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

              Originally Posted by KDoyle 

              Danielle03, you can do speeches but your not allowed music or a microphone in the semiprivate dinner. You are only there from 6:30-8:30 and it's really only your dinner. You have to pay for a private reception if you want anything longer then 8:30pm -- most people book either the poolside, the Disco, or have a bonfire on the beach as their private reception so they can do some traditional stuff ie/ first dances father/daughter dance/ speeches.The poolside and beach reception are $15pp (I think thats the cost) and that covers you having a bar tender and  open bar at your private reception. At both the Beach and the Poolside private receptions though you either have to rent the microphone and music/sound equipment which is $200/hr or bring you could save the cost - I've heard of some people bringing their own docking station and ipod & microphone and using that. For the beach if you want the Bonfire you have to pay for it and its a couple of hundred dollars... or a popular private after dinner reception is renting the Disco for the 2hrs before it opens.... you get a DJ with the rental of the disco and the open bar & bar tender. Here's the costs;

               

               

              Disco Rental (1 –20 persons only US$500.00, 20 – 50 persons US$650.00 & 50 – 100 persons $ 1000.00)  includes open bar, bartender and a DJ

              at 11:00 disco is open to the hotel public (except Tuesdays closed)

              Hope this helps!

               

              Hi KDoyle~Are you able to clarify for me if the price points you mentioned to rent the disco with bar/bar tender/dj are for the full 2 hours? Or are those prices per hour?

               

              Thanks so much for all the great details you've been providing!!

               

              Yassy.






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