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#671 DANIELLE03

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:00 PM

Originally Posted by jennMc 

Hey

 

Just joined the site and have spent all afternoon reading :) good thing I'm at work LOL

 

A lot of great information on here...Thanks Kdoyle

 

Wedding is booked for May 14th @ 5pm...hoping for a sunset wedding, semi private dinner and then either the disco or bon fire afterwards.

 

Looking to maybe bring a photographer from home as I've found your pricing is actually cheaper then the quotes I've been getting - anyone doing this?

 

Also what is everyone doing for welcome packages/wedding favors?

WELCOME! AND CONGRATS!

 

Are you booked for this may? Or next May?

 

So are you paying for your photographer to fly down and stay? I never looked into a photgorapher from here. Figured it cost twice as much, to pay for thier trip, plus pics. etc.

 

For welcome packages/favorus. I havent decided yet. I kinda have some idea, but that will be a last minute project probably.

 

As a wedding day favour Ill probably have my future SIL Make some cookies, with our initials. AND my future mother in law is making Jamaican rum cake ( they are jamaican and thats traditionally the wedding cake) so we will be giving a little slice of that to eveyrone as well.



#672 jennMc

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    Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

    WELCOME! AND CONGRATS! Are you booked for this may? Or next May? So are you paying for your photographer to fly down and stay? I never looked into a photgorapher from here. Figured it cost twice as much, to pay for thier trip, plus pics. etc. For welcome packages/favorus. I havent decided yet. I kinda have some idea, but that will be a last minute project probably. As a wedding day favour Ill probably have my future SIL Make some cookies, with our initials. AND my future mother in law is making Jamaican rum cake ( they are jamaican and thats traditionally the wedding cake) so we will be giving a little slice of that to eveyrone as well.



    #673 jennMc

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      Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

      Sorry May 14th 2014 so just over a year away I wish it was sooner I started getting quotes from photgraphers here and most said i had to pay for them to travel plus a photo package which is crazy if you ask me...so I then started getting quotes from people in Jamaica and really liked Brians photos etc...but since we are still waiting for our guests to pay their deposit I'm was going to wait to book anyways in the meantime I"ve started getting pricing for our home reception and got in touch with a company about renting their photobooth for the night on the side asked about their pricing for destination weddings and this place we only have to pay for her trip and we get the photos included we are meeting her wednesday to work out all the details....so we'll Rum cake and cookies Yummy....I'm thinking personalized Bubbas or fans for favors just not sure yet

      #674 DANIELLE03

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      Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:22 PM

      Originally Posted by jennMc 

      Sorry May 14th 2014 so just over a year away I wish it was sooner

      I started getting quotes from photgraphers here and most said i had to pay for them to travel plus a photo package which is crazy if you ask me...so I then started getting quotes from people in Jamaica and really liked Brians photos etc...but since we are still waiting for our guests to pay their deposit I'm was going to wait to book anyways in the meantime I"ve started getting pricing for our home reception and got in touch with a company about renting their photobooth for the night on the side asked about their pricing for destination weddings and this place we only have to pay for her trip and we get the photos included we are meeting her wednesday to work out all the details....so we'll

      Rum cake and cookies Yummy....I'm thinking personalized Bubbas or fans for favors just not sure yet

      Yeah I am going with Brian as well.

       

      If i was a photographer I would just be like Ill shoot your pics for free pay for me to go! vacations all the time. Buti guess you arnt making much money then!

       

      I was thinking something like the bubbas for the welcom packages :)

       

      It will go fast! may will come soon enough! I got engaged in December and getting married this jan. 2014 And its sorta flying by! Also have my friends wedding in August so lots of events in between to keep me busy and pretty soon ill be in Jamaica!

       

      :)

       

      I get rum cake all the time so not a big deal to me haha. :P



      #675 charmed517

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        Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:41 AM

        I'm bringing my photographer with me! One here in NL who's pictures I know I love so I won't have to worry about them. The travel agent is offering us 1 free for every 10 people booked so we're going to use one of our free ones to bring him down and then his package is 1600. Certainly not the cheapest way to go but I know my pictures will turn out awesome with him :)

         

        So far for welcome package I have a welcome letter done up, along with a sheet of fun facts about jamaica, a list of some of the most popular out trips. I have maps of jamaica that I picked up last time I was there, they're in color and have out trips, taxi numbers and all resorts on them. I thought they were pretty cool! I'm going to pick up small things at the dollar store to add to the welcomme bag like mini sunscreen, bottle opener (when we were down last time we couldn't get the red stripe open because there were no bottle openers in the room lol- was a different resort though) I actually found money belts at the dollar store in the craft section that you can customize if you want to. I was thinking maybe a blow up tube for the water- at least for the kids, and/or a beach ball and maybe a few snacks from costco. 

         

        For favors I'm getting these mugs http://www.etsy.com/...f=usr_faveitems from etsy... everyone's always carrying the nice big mugs around when they're down there because at the bar they give you tiny cups- these are so great for the beach!

         

        Planning is so much fun :)



        #676 jennMc

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          Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:45 AM

          Does anyone know if you bring a photographer with you if you still have to pay the vendor fee? I would think not considering your paying for them to stay there all week but just thought I'd ask...



          #677 jennMc

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            Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

            Originally Posted by charmed517 

            I'm bringing my photographer with me! One here in NL who's pictures I know I love so I won't have to worry about them. The travel agent is offering us 1 free for every 10 people booked so we're going to use one of our free ones to bring him down and then his package is 1600. Certainly not the cheapest way to go but I know my pictures will turn out awesome with him :)

             

            So far for welcome package I have a welcome letter done up, along with a sheet of fun facts about jamaica, a list of some of the most popular out trips. I have maps of jamaica that I picked up last time I was there, they're in color and have out trips, taxi numbers and all resorts on them. I thought they were pretty cool! I'm going to pick up small things at the dollar store to add to the welcomme bag like mini sunscreen, bottle opener (when we were down last time we couldn't get the red stripe open because there were no bottle openers in the room lol- was a different resort though) I actually found money belts at the dollar store in the craft section that you can customize if you want to. I was thinking maybe a blow up tube for the water- at least for the kids, and/or a beach ball and maybe a few snacks from costco. 

             

            For favors I'm getting these mugs http://www.etsy.com/...f=usr_faveitems from etsy... everyone's always carrying the nice big mugs around when they're down there because at the bar they give you tiny cups- these are so great for the beach!

             

            Planning is so much fun :)

            Those mugs are great...to bad they don't do smaller orders...but thank you for the link :)



            #678 DANIELLE03

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            • LocationWINNIPEG,MANITOBA,CANADA

            Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:05 AM

            If the photographer is staying at the resort for at least 3 days then the vendor fee is waived im pretty sure. :)



            #679 Soon2BMrsCanty

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              Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

              Hi ladies so glad to have found this thread, all of these post are so helpful!! My wedding isnt until June 21st 2014 so I feel like Im so far behind all of you!! My Save the Dates are out and my wedding website is done and that is about it! I have an idea of what I want out of my RIU trip but really want to try to go as "free" as possible. Is there anyone who knows if I can do the free dinner for my guest and then pool reception at the $15pp after?? I would really love the beach ceremony but my fiance is the cheapest man on earth so I dont know if I will get it! Thoughts on how to cut cost and keep things as free as possible? Also at this stage 13 months out what should I be doing?? I feel like I've book my date and now I just wait which is fine I just dont want to be behind..

               

              Thanks for all the info from page 1-66 I've been peaking at all of it in my free time!!



              #680 DANIELLE03

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              Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

              Hi ladies so glad to have found this thread, all of these post are so helpful!! My wedding isnt until June 21st 2014 so I feel like Im so far behind all of you!! My Save the Dates are out and my wedding website is done and that is about it! I have an idea of what I want out of my RIU trip but really want to try to go as "free" as possible. Is there anyone who knows if I can do the free dinner for my guest and then pool reception at the $15pp after?? I would really love the beach ceremony but my fiance is the cheapest man on earth so I dont know if I will get it! Thoughts on how to cut cost and keep things as free as possible? Also at this stage 13 months out what should I be doing?? I feel like I've book my date and now I just wait which is fine I just dont want to be behind.. Thanks for all the info from page 1-66 I've been peaking at all of it in my free time!!

              Hi welcome! And congrats! So for the free wedding its free for up to 10 people. Any Amt over that is 10.50 each person and if you have over 40 they force you to have a private reception. Also you have to pay for the minister/certificate. That's I think 500-525$ You get a semi private reception included in package. And the above fee applies unless u have over the 40 then it's a private reception and u have different options to choose from. There is a post a few post back where we broke down the options. Then of course there are upgrades and what not. My advice is research. A lot. Photographer (if going with someone off resort ) flowers hair etc :) Good luck and let me know if u have any more questions




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