Lawd a Mercy! I am so happy to find this thread!
I'm trying to plan my wedding for July 2012.. I've booked a villa and have been in touch with a few vendors. I contacted Miss T's Kitchen and she quoted me $23 USD for curry goat, jerk chicken, ackee wontons, etc. Real simply local fare. That $23 seems exorbitant, but unfortunatley my mother had called her and used the word "Wedding" so I think I've been quoted "wedding" prices. A big plus with Miss T's, though, is that she rents the linens, tables/chairs, etc. and they are the lowest prices I've seen, so it may work out.
AMB - How much were you quoted by Caribbean Pantry? Would you mind sending me their price list?
CatererBride - did you get a quote back from Island Deli? Also,how much is your photographer?
I'm debating whether to bring a photographer down with me. As for Lighting - Im bringing down paper lanterns and will be using LED throwies to light them ( I didn't even bother looking into lighting costs, b/c I'm sure they are insane!)
What Villas are you guys having your weddings at? It seems like most of the brides on here are going the Resort route - which is nice.. But frustrating because those doing stand alone villas and trying to plan by themselves don't have as many resources or people who have been there before.
All the best girls!