Hey there! i checked to see if you already started a thread about this and you did! where in Jamaica are you getting married by the way?
Things I would have done differently - if i had more money - was gone with a different resort simply for a nicer beach. i had a FABULOUS wedding at my resort and it was affordable and both myself and my husband are grad students and our families by no means have money, so the fact that i had such a gorgeous wedding was amazing, but sometimes i wish we waited a few more years till i could have afforded a nicer resort in Negril for example. but on the other hand, i dont think i could have handled waiting a few more years to marry the love of my life!!! so at the same i wouldnt change anything!
on a smaller scale, we did a bonfire on the beach as part of our reception. what we didnt know until we got there was that the bonfire itself was not directly on the beach where we partied, it was a bit far out and not totally worth getting. Had we known that could have swapped it for tiki torches instead, we would have done that. - lesson is to try and think outside the box and basic packages you are given. you could probably tailor just about anything the resorts offer!
as for wasting money, i guess the bonfire could fall under that. the party on the beach was not a waste of money, just the actual fire did not bring us more light or anything. i also wasted money on personalized water bottles because when it came time to packing for the trip, i couldnt fit them in my suitcase!!! Also, i had bought welcome bags and contents way in advance based on the number of people who told me they were coming....well only half of them ended up coming, so each person rather than each couple got their own bag - so technically i could have saved a lot of money there!
and i wasted money on being indecisive in general with regards to dress, shoes, jewelry! i bought two of almost everything! but thats just me i think and not i am not sure how i could have avoided that!
finally, yes, we wrote our own vows. i actually wrote them the night before i left for Jamaica - my advice, dont leave things like vow writing and picking ceremony music to the last minute! i was so stressed before i left that i got sick and lost my voice the day before my wedding!!!!! i was able to say my vows with a raspy voice in the end, but it really freaked me out, LOL.
Originally Posted by meBonidie2be
Just thought I would start a fresh thread hoping to hear from those that have already wed in Jamaica or those that are almost done planning.
Would you have done anything differently?
What do you think in the end you wasted money on?
Did you have an AHR?
Did you like ceremonial wording?
Did you write your own vowels?
Those are all i can think of right now, but I am sure I'll come up with more!