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#111 queena427

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    Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:42 AM

    I was told we could do a vow renewal package! Way cheaper and you can customize and bring your own decorations!!!

    Thanks CourtBestBride! Are you getting married legally at home first or will your legal marriage still happen in Jamaica?

    #112 Alysia85

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      Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

      Originally Posted by EMM2013 

      So is it my understanding you pay $20 per person extra for the ceremony and $45 extra for reception in Blue Lagoon or Posiden? Seems crazy expensive! Is there anywhere to have semi-private reception without this charge? Also- what are the options for dance floor/iPod hookups for the reception?
      Just starting my planning process for June 2013!!

       

       

      The only option is to have a non-private dinner with other guests in one of the restaurants. Otherwise, no.. there is no way around the extra charge per person.

      You are essentally paying the charge to rent the location and cover the private bar servce and food service... that you would otherwise not be entitled to receive at an all inclusive.

      Our private staff were fantastic and so much fun... they put on a show and made sure we were happy and satisfied with every course.

      For me, i thought it was well worth the extra money to have a private reception.

       

       

      Also... reardless of the ceremony package you choose... you can bring your own decorations to both the ceremony and reception.

      We brought our own centerpieces, name place cards and some other decorations for both the ceremony and reception.

       

      we also brought our own ipod dock. Theres a $500 to rent the ipod dock from the resort.

       

      they charged us $500 for a microphone and ipod dock for ceremony use only (not reception).... since we had the steel drum band we didnt need the ipod so we had that charge removed and we still had a microphone so im not sure if thats normally included or not... but dont waste $500 if u dont have to on this.... bring your own docking system.


      May 10, 2012 Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton, Jamaica (46 Guests)


      #113 CourtBestBride

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        Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:20 AM

        Originally Posted by queena427 


        Thanks CourtBestBride! Are you getting married legally at home first or will your legal marriage still happen in Jamaica?

        We are getting married at home first but only because we are bringing our own minister to preform the ceremony in Jamaica. I don't think the marriage laws are bad in Jamaica, they make it pretty easy and stress free :)



        #114 Alysia85

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          Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:21 PM

          I just added a few more pics on my profile.. showing the waves of love package at the gazebo and a few others. Go into my profile and at the bottom it should have an album of pictures.


          May 10, 2012 Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton, Jamaica (46 Guests)


          #115 LindsayM

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            Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:31 AM

            Originally Posted by EMM2013 

            So is it my understanding you pay $20 per person extra for the ceremony and $45 extra for reception in Blue Lagoon or Posiden? Seems crazy expensive! Is there anywhere to have semi-private reception without this charge? Also- what are the options for dance floor/iPod hookups for the reception?
            Just starting my planning process for June 2013!!


            Hi EMM2013, congrats on the engagement! I also think it's ridiculous to pay an extra $20 for a chair for each guest to sit at your ceremony and then an extra $45 for a reception. We are going to do a private cocktail hour instead to cut the cost down. It's only $15 per person and it includes 10 appetizers per person plus a private bar. If you go over, the private bar is an extra $6/hour. I've just had a friend do this (at a different resort) and she said it was perfect! and that they didn't need anything else. I'm just reluctant to pay the extra money for food given that we're at an all-inclusive, and with what Alysia85 had happen with the band playing and drowning out their first dance. I'm getting married in February 2013 so I can tel you how it goes once we do it!



            #116 Alysia85

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              Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:47 AM

              Originally Posted by LindsayM 


              Hi EMM2013, congrats on the engagement! I also think it's ridiculous to pay an extra $20 for a chair for each guest to sit at your ceremony and then an extra $45 for a reception. We are going to do a private cocktail hour instead to cut the cost down. It's only $15 per person and it includes 10 appetizers per person plus a private bar. If you go over, the private bar is an extra $6/hour. I've just had a friend do this (at a different resort) and she said it was perfect! and that they didn't need anything else. I'm just reluctant to pay the extra money for food given that we're at an all-inclusive, and with what Alysia85 had happen with the band playing and drowning out their first dance. I'm getting married in February 2013 so I can tel you how it goes once we do it!

               

              I think the private cocktail hour is a wonderful idea!  


              May 10, 2012 Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton, Jamaica (46 Guests)


              #117 jessicaschmidt3

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                Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

                How did you get the horse for your wedding? 



                #118 jessicaschmidt3

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                  Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

                  HI Butterfly,

                   

                  Were getting married on Dec. 1st.  Are you going to be staying for a while?  We are going to be there Nov 27-Dec 6th.



                  #119 butterfly2010

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                    Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

                    I am getting married Nov. 26! We will be there Nov. 24-Dec.1. Are you on the Jamaica or the Lady Hamilton side?



                    #120 jessicaschmidt3

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                      Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

                      Hello Butterfly 2010~  We are going to be on the LH side.  






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