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#61 CourtandMatt

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    Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

    We booked our DJ:  DJ Kevan Stewart.  

     

    Info on his package is as follows:

     

    Thank you for your interest in the services of Jamaica Wedding DJ.

     

    At Jamaica Wedding DJ, we strive to guarantee your satisfaction by always tailoring our services to ensure it is "your event, your way". We achieve this by using top quality equipment to provide superior sound quality and playing music from a diverse collection that can satisfy any type of audience.

     

    We pride ourselves on our professionalism and efficiency; we arrive two hours before the start of each function and all our DJs are professionally attired to match the dress code of your event. JA Wedding DJ has developed a great reputation for playing a wide selection of music that spans all genres and we have a high success rate in satisfying  diverse wedding groups. We look forward to helping you make your wedding a memorable event by playing music that both touches your soul and stirs your passions.

    Our hourly rate is US$180. However, once you book us for more than four hours, we can tailor a wedding package to suit your budget. 

     

    Additionally, please see below, the details on the entertainment package you chose:

    WEDDING RECEPTION - DJ SILVER PACKAGE $720.00

    •   (this package is for  up to 4 hrs of music)

    •   Free meet and greet consultation with your DJ

    •   professional digital sound system

    •   cordless microphone for speeches and introductions

    •   wide variety of music

     

    You can make a deposit (US$200) online via my website at http://jaweddingdj.com/pay.php   

     

    I look forward to meeting and working with you.

    If you have any further questions and/or concerns, please feel free to call or email me. 

     

    See our reviews on Facebook : http://www.facebook....Dj/100635841365 & http://www.bestdesti...g-dj-in-jamaica   

       

    #62 CourtandMatt

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      Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

      Today we purchased the groom and groomsmen's outfits from Macys.  The outfits can be found here:  

       

      My FI in his outfit without the jacket:

       

      My fiance in his suit:  

       



      #63 misslaura11

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        Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

        Hi congrats to you both! As previously said by the others you are so organised! I'm jel! Also beautiful choices of dress and shoes, invites and gifts!! I just got engaged and I'm planning our wedding in jamaica April 2014! Loving your advice! I just need to get my skates on and make decisions! :)

        #64 CourtandMatt

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          Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

          Originally Posted by misslaura11 

          Hi congrats to you both! As previously said by the others you are so organised! I'm jel! Also beautiful choices of dress and shoes, invites and gifts!! I just got engaged and I'm planning our wedding in jamaica April 2014! Loving your advice! I just need to get my skates on and make decisions! :)

           

           

          Thank you!  I wish you the best of luck in your planning!!  What an exciting time for us all!



          #65 CourtandMatt

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            Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

            My officiant sent an outline of our Jewish wedding ceremony:

             

             

                                                OUT LINE OF JEWISH WEDDING CEREMONY

             

             

             

            1. WELCOME TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

             

            1. BEDEKIN CEREMONY (THIS IS THE POINT THAT THE GROOM IS ASKED IF THIS IS THE WOMAN HE WISHES TO MARRY) IF THE BRIDE WEARS A VEIL HE WILL LIFT IT AT THIS TIME LOOK AND ANSWER. THIS COMES FROM THE TIME WHEN JACOB WAS TO MARRY RACHEL AND BECAUSE HE DID NOT LOOK UNDER THE VEIL HE GOT LEAH INSTEAD.

             

            1.  EXPLANATION OF WHY A JEWISH WEDDING TAKES PLACE UNDER A CHUPPAH

             

             

            1. PRAYER: IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH. BARUCH HABA BESHEM ADONAI. MAIN PRAYER IN JEWISH CEREMONY FOR THE COUPLE.

             

            1. FIRST KDDUSH AND REASON WHY WE DO THIS. BRIDE AND GROOM DRINK WINE AT THIS POINT.

             

            1.  READING – THIS IS OPTIONAL AND CAN BE SELECTED

             

            1. ADDRESS TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM BY THE RABBI

             

            1. WEDDING VOWS

             

            (10) RING CEREMONY : BLESSING OF RINGS AND GIVING OF SAME WITH VOWS.

             

            (11)READING OF THE KETUBAH (IF REQUIRED)

             

            (12) LEGAL CEREMONY DECLARATION OF PUBLIC WITNESS. THIS IS THE POINT WHERE THE BRIDE AND GROOM TAKE EACH OTHER AS MAN AND WIFE LEGALLY.

             

            (13) 2ND KIDDUSH . BRIDE AND GROOM TAKE WINE FOR THE 2ND TIME TO MARK END OF CEREMONY.

             

            (14) SHEVA BERACHOT/ SEVEN BLESSINGS FOR BRIDE AND GROOM. BRIDE MAY AT THIS POINT CIRCLE THE GROOM 1,3,OR 7 TIMES TO CONSUMATE THE MARRIAGE. THIS CIRCLING MAY ALSO BE LEFT OUT COMPLETELY. IT CAN BE READ IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH OR JUST HEBREW OR JUST ENGLISH.

             

            (15) FINAL BENEDICTION

             

            (16) BREAKING OF THE GLASS AND EXPLANATION AS TO WHY WE DO THIS.

             

            (17) PRESENTATION OF THE COUPLE AND KISSING OF THE BRIDE.

             

                                          END

             

            OTHER PRAYERS AND ITEMS CAN BE ADDED IF YOU WISH. THIS CAN BE DISCUSSED AS YOU WISH. 



            #66 CourtandMatt

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              Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

              We ordered flowers from Floral Fantasies:

               

               

              BRIDAL FLOWERS

               

              Bridal bouquet:

               

              The bridal bouquet will consist of white hydrangeas, white roses and pockets of white dendrobium orchids, stems wrapped with white satin ribbon.

               

               

               

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                                            …………………………………………………. U.S $ 100.00

               

              2 bridesmaid bouquets:

               

              The bridesmaid bouquet will be a scaled down version of the bridal bouquet, stems wrapped with white satin ribbon.

               

              @ $65.00x 2 ……………………………………………………………. $ 130.00

               

               4 boutonnieres:

               

              Brother of the bride - using a white rose

              3 groomsmen- using white dendrobium orchid

               

              @ $5.00 x 4 ……………………………………………………………….. $ 20.00

               

              RECEPTION

               5 table centerpieces:

               

              The centerpiece will be done in a 6” cylinder using all white hydrangeas.

               

               

               

               

               

              @ $65.00 x 5 …………………………………………………………..... $ 325.00

                                                                                                               __________________

                                                                                Sub-total                U.S $   575.00

                                                                 Delivery                        $     30.00

                                                             16.5% sales tax                 $ 100.00                                                   

                                                                                                  _______________

                                                                     Total                      U.S $ 705.00          

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              I bought these IKEA candles to go around the centerpieces (4 for each table, plus a few extra in case of breakage and to go next to the escort cards):

               

              They were $0.79 each.  They can be found here: http://www.ikea.com/...ucts/50209610/.  

              For table numbers, which we plan to put a pictures of our favorite trips in as our "table numbers", we bought these $0.99 frames:

               

               

              They can be found here:  http://www.ikea.com/...ducts/30151035/

               

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              We also get more flowers for free with our wedding package.  They come from Tai Flora.  The following is what they told me they can do:

              Groom Boutonniere:  White rose with white hydrangea accent

              Centerpiece for registry table (and later used for sweetheart table): white roses

              Cake flowers: White hydrangeas

              Maid of Honor bouquet (which was really the included bridal bouquet):  White orchids

               



              #67 CourtandMatt

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                Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

                In case anyone is interested in the quote I got from Tai Flora, I posted it below.  I ended up going with Floral Fantasies because (1) it was more affordable and (2) communication was better.  However, the flowers below sound GORGEOUS!  

                 

                 

                 

                               $-  
                  Personal Flowers          $-  
                1 BRIDAL BOUQUET (UPGRADE): WHITE HYDRANGEAS, WHITE ROSES AND WHITE PEONIES WRAPPED WITH WHITE RIBBON   $250.00  $250.00
                1 GROOM BOUTONNIERE: WHITE ROSE WITH WHITE HYDRANGEA ACCENT      $-  
                1 CENTERPIECE FOR REGISTRY TABLE: WHITE ROSES        $-  
                1 CAKE FLOWERS: WHITE DENDROBIUM ORCHIDS        $-  
                3 BRIDESMAID BOUQUETS: WHITE HYDRANGEAS     $75.00  $225.00
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                  Ceremony          $-  
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                  Reception          $-  
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                6 5*5 SQUARE VASE WITH GREEN TI-LEAVES IN VASE, WHITE HYDRANGEAS AND WHITE ROSES   $95.00  $570.00
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                N.B Please note that all contatiners, fixtures & linens are the property of Tai Flora Services Limited. IF YOU NEED THE FLORALS FROM THE CONTAINERS, PLEASE        
                  INFORM US OR WEDDING CORDINATOR BEFORE WEDDING DAY. SET UP AND DELIVERY WILL BE ADDED TO FINAL BILL.        $-  
                  All Prices are quoted in US - Dollars !         US - SUBTOTAL   $1,045.00
                Payment Instructions:           SETUP/DELIVERY   $52.25
                Make all checks payable to Tai Flora Services Ltd. (cashiers checks only)        16.5 % GCT TAX   $181.05
                All Credit Card Payments attract a 4 % transaction charge.       US - TOTAL   $1,278.30


                #68 CourtandMatt

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                  Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

                  It looks like the totals got dropped:

                   

                  Bridal bouquet = 250

                  Bridesmaid bouquets = 225

                  Centerpieces = 570

                   

                  US - SUBTOTAL   $1,045.00
                  SETUP/DELIVERY   $52.25
                   16.5 % GCT TAX   $181.05
                  US - TOTAL   $1,278.30


                  #69 Dazeydawl

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                    Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

                    Ya I am also going with floral fantasies. Rose has been great to work with and their prices are so much cheaper. Just hope it doesn't mean lower quality work, but I have yet to find someone who has complained

                    #70 KWandCM

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                      Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:02 AM

                      Everything seems to be coming together for you so well! Congratulations! 

                       

                      I'm also learning so much from your planning. Thanks for sharing with us so much information. Do you happen to know if they're going to charge you a vendor fee for Floral Fantasies? 






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