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How are you lovely brides getting all your stuff to the resort? are you paying for extra luggage or are you shipping it ahead of time? any tips would be appreciated! thanks :) Sarah
My TA said that the postal system in Jamaica is AWFUL! So she recommended buying thrift shop luggage and checking it on the airline and then throwing it away once you are there. I found these awful brown suitcases at Goodwill for $6 for both of them and we are going to load those down! Hope this helps!

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Well, I just got back Saturday. My wedding was Monday May 27th. I will start off by saying this.... the TRIP WAS EPIC. :)  Everyone had an amazing time. The reception was great. But the resort and wedding staff def isn't 5 star. It was not very organized and did have the couple instances with staff, but NOTHING MAJOR! It rained on my wedding day so we had to have the ceremony changed to indoors, so that may have caused some more confusion. With that said, it was STILL SPECIAL AND WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD. The resort is beautiful!! We had the best honeymoon suite in 3063. You can find my ceremony at this link http://youtu.be/tsI4RpMK0qE   ...  You can see everyone didn't know what to do. lol Every guest said the steel drum band was KEY AND LOVED IT. The Z show at the reception was a hit. I STRONLY recommend those 2 things. Minus all the little things, I had the time of my life! Feel free to ask any questions.

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also,  I also recommend Stacey Clarke for photography. She did amazing and was pretty much my wedding coordinator  (she told me what to do when I was lost.)  Her sneak peak can be found on her fbook page.  Did I mention she and her assistant Jeffrey were AMAZING. No lie, we all didn't want her to go! lol    try looking here for my wedding (Nate and Julia)  :)    https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.554719611240541.1073741843.130607250318448&type=1     ...   Since it rained majority of the night, it only let up for a bit to take a couple pics. The pics with my hair up, is the wedding day... pics with my hair down, is TTD the next morning.

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Originally Posted by n2godsheart View Post

 

Well, I just got back Saturday. My wedding was Monday May 27th. I will start off by saying this.... the TRIP WAS EPIC. :)  Everyone had an amazing time. The reception was great. But the resort and wedding staff def isn't 5 star. It was not very organized and did have the couple instances with staff, but NOTHING MAJOR! It rained on my wedding day so we had to have the ceremony changed to indoors, so that may have caused some more confusion. With that said, it was STILL SPECIAL AND WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD. The resort is beautiful!! We had the best honeymoon suite in 3063. You can find my ceremony at this link http://youtu.be/tsI4RpMK0qE   ...  You can see everyone didn't know what to do. lol Every guest said the steel drum band was KEY AND LOVED IT. The Z show at the reception was a hit. I STRONLY recommend those 2 things. Minus all the little things, I had the time of my life! Feel free to ask any questions.

let me rephrase, the resort was gorgeous-- def 5 star! (but there were def variations between rooms)...  Most staff/waiters etc were 4 stars. All the staff was extremely nice to us. WE had no problems. The one thing is my husband on wedding day called for a ride and got hung up on mulitple times and a cart never came. A couple things happened like that but nothing major. All the waiters etc were good... sometimes slow but hospitable.

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Hi ladies!  I got married at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton on April 23, 2013.  I was waiting until I received my professional pictures from True Colours Photography before I did the review, as I also wanted to include them.  I was supposed to get my pictures on a CD in 3 weeks.  It has now been over 6 weeks, and they are no longer responding to my concerned emails.  They kept saying it would be sent out, the day would come and go and I wouldnt even get an email explanation.  I understand that they are very busy, but I am really concerned. Has anyone else used True Colours and had this issue??  Any feedback would be helpful, as I am completely freaking out! 

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Hi ladies,  I just got an email from True Colours saying that they have shipped my package and it should be here Friday.  They gave me a tracking #, which doesn't work as of yet, but I will let you know once I receive the pics and how they turned out.  As well, write a full review of my wedding.  It was a beautiful day and week at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton!

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Hi ladies! I have read all about the $80 fee per vendor on thud thread but my WC is telling me it is $300 per vendor!! When I asked for clarification on this the response I got was... Yes it is $300 per outside vendor. For example If you will be having 3 different vendors on property then it will be $300 *3= $900 Help! Is this true???? Has anyone else been told this?

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For Rashel Edwards and her assistant I only paid for guest passes for both, which was $80 each.  Maybe the resort charges an actual "vendor" fee for photographers and DJ's, etc?  Not really sure?

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Originally Posted by KristyC View Post

 

Hi ladies! I have read all about the $80 fee per vendor on thud thread but my WC is telling me it is $300 per vendor!!

When I asked for clarification on this the response I got was...

 

Yes it is $300 per outside vendor. For example If you will be having 3 different vendors on property then it will be $300 *3= $900

 

Help! Is this true?huh.gif Has anyone else been told this?

My understanding is that you can get away with paying a guest pass for your makeup artist, but that bigger vendors such as DJ, photographer, decorator would require a vendor fee. This has never been confirmed by my coordinator, however, as I know many brides have gotten away with only the guest pass and I assumed that if I asked, they would tell me I need to pay full vendor fee. Therefore, my plan has been to attempt to get away with it by asking my makeup artist to say she is a guest and raise hell if they try to charge me.  Hope this helps...

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