Hi everyone, I wanted to create a section on alternatives to on-site weddings. Everyone, including me at the time, thinks that they can only get married at the hotel. But guess what! You don't have to. Now don't get me wrong, resort weddings are beautiful, but for those of us that find a DREAM destination off-site there is hope! The costs are totally comparable (even cheaper for some options) and you get to have your day your way. Which is really what we all want isn't it!
For me I decided that I did not want a 'traditional' resort wedding and instead I wanted to hold my wedding at a nearby location the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course at the historic Aqueduct location. I had seen other brides get married here and I really wanted to have it for my special day. To do so was a bit more difficult as I had to hire an outside wedding planner and I choose Almarie from Tropical Weddings Jamaica due to good reviews online. Let me just stop for a minute to say she is nothing short of AMAZING. In the land of 'island time' she would respond to my emails within hours, answering each question well and with detail. She organized every aspect of the ceremony from transportation of the guests from the hotel to the site, to flowers, chair/ties, steel drum band, decor, officiant, everything. It was truly perfect and Almarie was such a great wedding planner!
I really can't say enough about the company. They offer tons of other venues by waterfalls, on rolling mountains, on a private beach (with no spectators), etc. Almarie is a sweetheart too!
If you have any questions let me know. Almarie and I became quite close and we are still in touch so if you are planning to use her let me know and I will see if she will give you a discount!