My FI, my mother, my *second* mother, and I are all taking a trip down to Jamaica before the wedding! This trip is booked for Jan. 2012 anything anybody recommends to do? I am going to get a hair and makeup trial done because this one thing that I am concerned about. Another thing we are doing is hiring a photographer to do engagement photos down there also. I am really looking for any other ideas. We are of course going to meet with the coordinators to talk to them but is there anything that you wish you could of done before the wedding but just couldn't because you weren't actually in Jamaica?
Taking a Pre-trip to Jamaica before wedding any suggestions?
Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:58 PM
One suggestion I have is to not just meet with the wedding coordinators, but actually request a site inspection of the properties you are interested in. Your TA should be able to arrange this. It's important not just to see the wedding venues, but each room category. Try out the restaurants in the properties and spend a day splashing around to get a real feel for the place.
We have arranged site inspections for some of our clients and have been able to open all sorts of doors even our savviest brides would have never pulled off! By getting assitance from our sales reps, we have been able to get them travel agent rates, cake tastings, free upgrades, complimentary day passes, it all depends on where they are going and how good our contacts are.
If you are booking through an agency that the property is familiar with, they are way more likely to come to the table then if you are just a random traveller calling directly.
Hope that helps!
Ginger @ Blue Petal Weddings
Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:22 PM
Go to Dunn's River Falls, it is a must see in Jamaica. Good place for one of a kind engagement photos too. We went on a catamaran cruise, snorkel, Dunn's Fall, booze cruise excurison. It was great beach you got to see the coast line and great sights from the water.
Enjoy your time!!
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