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#11 frizzy64

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    Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:23 AM

    Hey Irishgirl!

    The DJ played his own music for the majority of the night but we took along a CD with our first and last dances on and he happily played these for us. He began by playing a lot of R&B music some of which we didnt know so we went and had a chat and told him the kind of artists we like and he changed his play list accordingly. I must say he was well worth the money and we were really glad we didnt try to do it ourselves like we considered doing. He announced things like our first dance, got all the guests up and dancing and even joined in at some points to teach us some regae moves.

     

    My advice to ROR brides:

     

    * We got out best man and MOH to go ahead of at each stage of the day to check things were set up ready and on a few occassions they weren't. For example they went to the reception meal venue to check all the decorations were on the tables and the cake was in place etc and nothing was done! They soon sorted it with some help from other guests and i was none the wiser until the next day! Its worth getting someone to do the same for you. The WC is so busy running around doing other weddings that not everything can possibly be done perfectly im afraid.

     

    * Make sure you take all your emails from the WC with you with the prices she quoted on them. When we got there the prices varied a lot from the prices we'd been quoted and it was only becuase we had proof that she gave in and gave us the lower price. Plus she tried to add a few sneaky extras onto our bill and it was only when we read it that we realised and queired it. Sure enough these things were removed and our bill was $600 less!!!!!

     

    * Try not to watch too many weddings before your own. We just watched one the day before so we could see where to stand etc and that made ours feel a lot more special. It was only when we were married that we saw the millions of other weddings that take place and realsied that we were on a conveyer belt of couples!

     

    * It is windy!!! Several brides tried to wear a veil and ended up having to take them out. I wore my hair up and a hairband and this worked well. Girls with their hair down and curled ended up looking very wind swept and lost their girls within minutes.

     

    Hope these tips help

     

    Anymore questions let me know



    #12 tlinette

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      Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:38 PM

      Thanks for being so willing to answer questions. My wedding is April 30th at ROR and I've been talking trying to get a better feel as to how things work.

       

      What was the name of your dj? Keisha gave me an email to Tyrone. I'm hoping you had him, because you dj sounded great. I'm hoping my DJ can act as a bit of an MC too, and your dj seems like he did a good job.

       

       



      #13 frizzy64

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        Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:14 AM



        Originally Posted by tlinette 

        Thanks for being so willing to answer questions. My wedding is April 30th at ROR and I've been talking trying to get a better feel as to how things work.

         

        What was the name of your dj? Keisha gave me an email to Tyrone. I'm hoping you had him, because you dj sounded great. I'm hoping my DJ can act as a bit of an MC too, and your dj seems like he did a good job.

         

         


        Our DJ was called Tyrone and he had a friend with him too whose name i cant remember. Tyrone was in Keisha's office a few times when we went in so im sure you could have a chat with him once you are at the resort it you want to.

        How many people have you got going with you. We had 29 and this was a nice number for the beach party.
         

         



        #14 HeavenlyBride

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          Posted 19 April 2011 - 01:47 PM

          Hey does anyone have the DJ's  email I would love to reach out before the day of my wedding. Also how was the food in the plantation?



          #15 frizzy64

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            Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:13 PM



             

            Originally Posted by HeavenlyBride 

            Hey does anyone have the DJ's  email I would love to reach out before the day of my wedding. Also how was the food in the plantation?


            We found the food ok. Not the best we ate all week but tasty enough. Some of our wedding party could not eat their steak as it was so tough but it was quickly replaced when we mentioned it to the waiter. It was the same menu as the steak house and there is a good choice but nothing for veggies (we had 2 people in our group who don't eat meat or fish). Keisha organized for a pasta dish to be made for them which looked nice and seemed to go down well. You serve yourself to starters at the buffet (onion soup and salad) and then the main is brought to your table (we were not able to all eat at the same time as the time between our meals being brought to the table was so long so we just ate as it came). And then you serve yourselves to dessert (selection of cakes, fruit and cheesecakes etc). Alternatively you can slice up the wedding cake and they will provide plates.

             

            All in all the meal was nice. It is not what I would expect if I was having a wedding at home but it is perfectly acceptable for a laid back destination wedding.
             

             



            #16 frizzy64

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              Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:13 PM

              I do not have the Dj's email i'm afraid. Im sure one of the other brides on here said she had it in a previous post on this thread so maybe ask her.



              #17 IrishgirlinNY

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                Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:03 AM

                Thanks so much for answering all the questions and your advice! Hopefully we can request a DJ since you were so happy with yours! I have a bunch of music that we would like played, along with our dances.  It's funny you say that about the vegetarians...I am one and the only one of 30 going down.  Good to know there is a pasta option.

                Thanks again for all your help!



                #18 DeltaBride

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                  Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:00 AM

                  Thank you for posting pics! My wedding is in a few weeks and I also opted to have the beach party after dinner.  I just found out that they don't do the Tiki Torches anymore. Did the WC tell you why?  I had a few questions about decorations:

                   

                  1.We are having the ceremony at the Gazebo. Does the Riu provide any decorating besides the basic chairs?  I know we would have to purchase chair covers & sashes and a runner, but do you think that is enough? I figure it should already be beautiful simply b/c it's in Jamaica!

                   

                  2. Below is an image of the reception dinner I've seen several diff places. I assumed the decorations were auto included, but the more threads I read I'm starting to think otherwise.  How much decorating is provided at the reception dinner? Were there centerpieces and wall decorations or should we bring that?  And if we bring our own, does the WC decorate for us or are we (someone frm bridal party) expected to come early and do it ourselves?  What kind of decorations did you have?

                   

                  reception_1.jpg

                   

                  3. When were told Pepper Lights and a Spot Light would replace the tiki torches at the beach party. I'm not even sure what pepper lights are...do you have pics of that?  And again, do the tables come with some sort of centerpiece? Where did you purchase your paper lanterns?

                   

                  4. Finally, they said we can have hordevres at the beach party for $11/pp.  Do you think it's a good idea or was dinner enough to hold people over for the night.  I thought it would be nice to have something to snack on while we drink and party :)

                   

                  Thank you so much for your help!



                  #19 LauraB2B

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                    Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:02 AM

                    Congrats on the wedding!! and thanks so much for offering your help on any questions we may have! Is there anything that you wish you would have done differently or anything that you would change if you were to do it all over again? Also what time was your actual ceremony and did it work out well for you? We are having a hard time deciding what time to reserve!



                    #20 frizzy64

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                      Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:48 AM



                      Originally Posted by DeltaBride 

                      Thank you for posting pics! My wedding is in a few weeks and I also opted to have the beach party after dinner.  I just found out that they don't do the Tiki Torches anymore. Did the WC tell you why? The WC said it was for health and safety reasons. The troches used wax which people has got burnt by. You can hire the tiki torches with safety flames on from tia flora (organsied through the WC) for $10 each. We took our own paper lanterns and chinese lanterns so we didnt need them anyway

                       

                        I had a few questions about decorations:

                       

                      1.We are having the ceremony at the Gazebo. Does the Riu provide any decorating besides the basic chairs? There was white fabric drapped over the gazebo and a flower arrangement either side. They looked fine and honestly you dont need anymore. The backdrop is so beautiful there is no need for anything.   I know we would have to purchase chair covers & sashes and a runner, but do you think that is enough? If you're having white chairs i wouldnt get chair covers. They are fine without and then you can add a sash if you want. We didnt bother and im glad we didnt as once again you really dont need to do anything to improve the amazing scenery. I figure it should already be beautiful simply b/c it's in Jamaica!

                       

                      2. Below is an image of the reception dinner I've seen several diff places. I assumed the decorations were auto included, but the more threads I read I'm starting to think otherwise.  How much decorating is provided at the reception dinner? The tables had on white cloths and that was it. No candles, nothing, We took silk petals nad our own candles and little gems and fans for each guest. It turned out really nice. Were there centerpieces and wall decorations or should we bring that? No centre pieces are included or wall decorations And if we bring our own, does the WC decorate for us or are we (someone frm bridal party) expected to come early and do it ourselves? The WC was meant to set it all up and asked for instructions about what we wanted. However, when our GM and BM went to check it was all set up nothing was done so they did it for us. What kind of decorations did you have? (as above) and we also did place cards with star fish on and we took edible glitter and hearts for on the cake. Ill put some pics below

                       

                      reception_1.jpg

                       

                      3. When were told Pepper Lights and a Spot Light would replace the tiki torches at the beach party. I'm not even sure what pepper lights are...do you have pics of that?  And again, do the tables come with some sort of centerpiece? Where did you purchase your paper lanterns?Nothing at all was provided in terms of decoration. Just the tables and chairs and cloths. We took all our own stuff and the WC set it up for us

                       

                      4. Finally, they said we can have hordevres at the beach party for $11/pp.  Do you think it's a good idea or was dinner enough to hold people over for the night.  I thought it would be nice to have something to snack on while we drink and party :) The meal was plenty for us. We were stuffed and didnt even touch our wedding cake. Maybe you could ask for the cake and plates to be taken to the beach and have that later in the evening.

                       

                      Thank you so much for your help!



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