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#1 pacificgirl

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    Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:16 PM

    Hey ladies! My name is Halsey :)

     

    My fiancee and I have been engaged since December, and up until now have been planning a traditional wedding. However, after looking at finances it just makes more sense for us to have a DW. I have no family or friends, so we would be paying completely for his family to attend, and I would much rather have a more intimate ceremony. We will not have any one at our wedding with us, we decided we just want it to be us. Plus, FI has never been out of the country, let alone Pacific Northwest, so I'm excited to take him somewhere tropical!

     

    I'd like some ideas for all-inclusive resorts, preferably in Jamaica. I know about Sandals, but I also have a feeling there are cheaper resorts out there. Any suggestions would great! Also, I don't know what time of year we should go??

     

    Thank you all!



    #2 JayKay

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    Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:49 PM


    Welcome!

     

    Congrats on your engagement in December, I was also engaged in December!  And congrats on deciding on a destionation wedding!!


    We chose Jamaica because it is a truly beautiful country!!  We are getting married at the Gran Bahia Principe in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.  We ultimately chose this resort for a few reasons: They offer a variety of wedding packages, even a free one, they offer lots of variety of restraunts, and the location of the resort is pretty good compared to the air port.  Also, it was the cheapest out of any resort, even though it is 5star.

     

    We chose to get married in early January.  We chose this because its cheaper then February, March and April.  My parents own a RV business so their summer months are busiest so we knew we would have to get married in a winter month.  I graduate in December from University so thought January would be a great time!  Good luck with your decisions!

    Originally Posted by pacificgirl 

    Hey ladies! My name is Halsey :)

     

    My fiancee and I have been engaged since December, and up until now have been planning a traditional wedding. However, after looking at finances it just makes more sense for us to have a DW. I have no family or friends, so we would be paying completely for his family to attend, and I would much rather have a more intimate ceremony. We will not have any one at our wedding with us, we decided we just want it to be us. Plus, FI has never been out of the country, let alone Pacific Northwest, so I'm excited to take him somewhere tropical!

     

    I'd like some ideas for all-inclusive resorts, preferably in Jamaica. I know about Sandals, but I also have a feeling there are cheaper resorts out there. Any suggestions would great! Also, I don't know what time of year we should go??

     

    Thank you all!



     



    #3 merrylee

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      Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:43 PM

      Congrats on your engagement I got engaged in December also. :)  Picking your resort can be difficult, but you've come to the right place.  Read a lot of the reviews and ask to look at pictures because paradise is how you define it.  Congrats again and happy planning



      #4 bride6262

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        Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:39 PM

        congratulations!!



        #5 SweetFire

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          Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

          Congratulations and welcome to the forum!!  

           

          Warmest wishes,

          Lori



          #6 carrieb258

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            Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:34 AM

            Welcome and congratulations 



            #7 mandijacole

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              Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:28 PM

              Congrats and welcome to the forum!



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                Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:17 AM

                Congratulations and welcome to the forums! Have fun with all your Jamaican planning! 

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                #9 Gin Bootles

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                  Posted 07 August 2011 - 08:58 PM

                  i am in the same boat! happy planning! and also congrats!! i feel the same sandals are extremly expensive! i gave up on jamiaca because it was soo expensive and kids werent allowed at most of the fully inclusive resorts


                  All because, two people fell in love!


                  #10 Nikadawn

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                    Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:48 AM

                    Sandals is waaaay overpriced. You have to love that they have ongoing promotions claiming to be 65% off when it's still twice what you'd pay to go to a comparable resort. We're going to the Iberostar Rose Hall which is right near the airport in Montego Bag, it's in the mid-price-range. The Gran Bahia and the Riu are both your best bang for your buck resorts when it comes to their wedding packages. Especially if it's just going to be the two of you, it make sense to go for a place where your wedding can be free.


                    Together forever - My Sweetie & Me. Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - January 18th, 2012





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