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Villa Weddings Brides - Jamaica!

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#21 soon2beMrsG

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    Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:25 AM

    Welcome deannamarie85!

    Trust me now that I'm back from Jamaica I totally know the feeling of changing venues but we're still undecided.  We're still holding onto Endless Summer Villa but Half Moon is just so wonderful and private (especially in the dead season of April).  

    Congratulations on the wonderful day!


    All my best,


    Originally Posted by deannamarie85 

    Hi Ladies!

            I just got back from my destination wedding in Jamaica! I didn't choose a "villa" persay but rather a "boutique hotel" for all the same reasons that you listed. Since it was only the two of us, it felt very special to enjoy our special day together. It was perfect! The morning of the wedding we went kayaking, snorkling, and just relaxed together. I couldn't think of a better way to spend my wedding day. I know that it can be stressful with all the planing but let me reassure you that it is MORE then worth it!

    Good luck to all of you!


    #22 soon2beMrsG

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      Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:36 AM


      some Endless Summer pics!




















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      #23 redginger

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        Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:56 PM

        Mzthan6: Villa Sur Mer is a beautiful. We looked into this but it was outside of our budget :-( We went with a boutique hotel instead. Are you planning to hire a wedding coordinator?

        Originally Posted by mzthan6 

        soontobemrsg, i'm on the same boat as you.  my fiance and i decided to go for villa wedding.  we chose villa surmer in Negril.  We both wanted our wedding to be more private and intimate. The place that you picked out looks really good!


        Happy Planning :)


        #24 redginger

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          Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

          Soon2BeMrsG: Endless Summer and Half Moon are both gorgeous. I know how hard it is to pick a venue...so many decision factors. But when my fiance and I finally picked our hotel, it was such a big relief! After that, the wedding planning gets fun. Good luck!

          Originally Posted by soon2beMrsG 


          some Endless Summer pics!





















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          #25 mzthan6

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            Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:33 PM

            hi red ginger, yes i'm hiring a wedding coordinator.  Villa Sur Mer is beautiful! Which hotel did you pick?

            #26 Stacey00

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              Posted 05 June 2011 - 05:55 PM

              Hey All,


              I hired Dawn of Jamaica Elegant weddings and I've been very happy with her so far :)


              #27 redginger

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                Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:43 PM

                Hi Ladies: Are you renting chairs for your ceremony or reception? Our hotel doesn't have wooden folding chairs, so we will have to rent them. If you know of any vendors that deliver to Negril, please let me know. Thanks!

                #28 crasht1224

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                  Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:32 AM

                  My fiance and I are getting married at a villa in Ocho Rios. We did most of the work ourselves.. found the venue, found a caterer from a local restaurant. Our last big issues will be music and lighting. I'm probably going to bring down paper lanterns and make LED Throwies for lights. As  far as music.. we're having only 50 ppl, so thinking of bringing down a BOSE outdoor speaker and doing it IPOD playlist style.


                  Our budget (for everything..including airfare and rings) is 10,000 and I refuse to go over it.. so, Its DIY time!

                  #29 soon2beMrsG

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                    Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:23 AM

                    just saw this warning about photographers ladies and thought you should know. from islandbrides.com



                    Important Notice About Photography

                    In an effort to reduce costs/maximise profits, more and more resorts are ony allowing brides and grooms to use the resort photographer for your wedding or charging high fees to allow you choose your own.

                    islandbrides.com believes your wedding photographs are one of the most important aspects of your day, and the only one that lasts a lifetime. We recommend checking with your chosen resorts for rules or hidden fees.

                    The following is a list of resorts who do not allow you to (or make it very expensive to) choose your own photographer:

                    Sandals Resorts - All locations
                    Breezes Resorts - All locations
                    Couples Resorts - All locations
                    Grand Lido Resorts - All locations
                    Hedonism Resorts - All locations
                    Starfish Resorts - All locations
                    "Rooms on The Beach" Resorts - All locations
                    Pink Sands Resort - Harbour Island, Bahamas
                    Rose Hall - Jamaica
                    Half Moon - Jamaica
                    Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort - Jamaica
                    Frenchman's Reef - St Thomas/USVI
                    Ritz Carlton - St Thomas/USVI

                    This list is not complete, and we will add to it as we learn of more.

                    Please check with your resort before booking!!

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                    #30 mzthan6

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                      Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:09 AM

                      Wow!! congratulations and happy planning :)

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