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#1 lindsayraz

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    Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:53 AM

    Our wedding is in Jamaica on March 26, 2012 at the Grand Palladium Jamaica, on the beach. We booked it back in July and have 38 guests booked now. 

     

    Just a couple of weeks ago, we found out that my fiance's mother may not be able to come due to health reasons. Basically our worst nightmare :(   We will not know until Feb or March if she will be able to come. So we are all trying to stay as positive and hopeful as we can. But I would like to consider our options, just so we can be prepared for the worst case scenario.

     

    We thought about Skyping the wedding so that she can "be there" from home.  But is it even possible to skype from the beach at the Grand Palladium? (We have never used skype before in our lives, so please forgive my ignorance). You obviously need a good internet connection, right? Which I don't know that the beach will have ...

     

    Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated!

     

    Thanks :)



    #2 Samantha88k

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      Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:32 AM


      We are also trying to figure out a way to do this, however we will be at Hacienda Tres Rios in Playa del Carmen. I was told the wireless internet through the resort likely isn't good enough to use on the beach but that there are vendors who provide live streaming of your wedding to the U.S. My fiance is also considering using his iPhone, that seems to be like the best/cheapest option that we have seen so far.

      Originally Posted by lindsayraz 

      Our wedding is in Jamaica on March 26, 2012 at the Grand Palladium Jamaica, on the beach. We booked it back in July and have 38 guests booked now. 

       

      Just a couple of weeks ago, we found out that my fiance's mother may not be able to come due to health reasons. Basically our worst nightmare :(   We will not know until Feb or March if she will be able to come. So we are all trying to stay as positive and hopeful as we can. But I would like to consider our options, just so we can be prepared for the worst case scenario.

       

      We thought about Skyping the wedding so that she can "be there" from home.  But is it even possible to skype from the beach at the Grand Palladium? (We have never used skype before in our lives, so please forgive my ignorance). You obviously need a good internet connection, right? Which I don't know that the beach will have ...

       

      Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated!

       

      Thanks :)



       



      #3 Yardie

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        Posted 22 December 2011 - 04:03 AM

        Hi Lindsayraz, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother in laws illness.  I hope it all turns out so that she can travel.  Skyping from the beach at Grand Palladium is going to be hard for the Hotel's Internet will not be strong enough.  However in Jamaica a lot of people use a Digicel modem or Claro Modem (It's about the size of a thumbdrive) and that works well with your laptop on the beach.  When I'm there, I use them both for in certain areas of Jamaica Claro works where Digicel doesn't :(  It will cost you about 70.00 in total to set it up and to do so all you need to do is go into town and purchase the modem.  There is also a company called Island Multi Media (http://www.islandms.com) who does a live video stream of the wedding.  Best wishes to you.



        #4 lindsayraz

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          Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:49 AM

          Thank you both for the helpful suggestions. I will definitely look into them!

          Much appreciated :) 

           

           



          #5 lindsayraz

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            Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

            For anyone that is wondering ... I contacted this company http://www.tropicalw...astinglive.html

            and they quoted me $600 to live webcast the wedding.






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