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#1 melissa1017

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    Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:07 PM

    Hello everyone! I am new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself! My name is Melissa, and my fiance Joey and I are getting married at a Beaches resort in Negril, Jamaica in August of 2013.  We are within a few days of putting a deposit down on a block of rooms! More people have shown interest in going than I have ever thought would.  It's so exciting! Can't wait to really start planning!

    #2 MissBubbles205

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      Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:47 PM

      Hey Melissa,


      Congrats! I know you're excited.. That was my initial favorite resort.. We are still in the process of choosing a destination and it seems soo stressful. We too are planning a 2013 Wedding. :o)


      How many people do you expect to attend your wedding? Are you doing one of the Beaches wedding packages?

      #3 melissa1017

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        Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:52 PM

        Yeah, I think we might go with the Beautiful Beginnings package and then add additional items, like the arch and maybe some different flowers.  I'm thinking I can get at least 20 people.  I should be putting down a deposit on a block of 10 rooms here pretty quick, so hopefully everyone who said they'd like to go, will!  I liked Beaches Negril because Sandals is close so we can go there to get away if we want, as well as the other Beaches resort.  We have family/friends coming from all over the country, so our bachelor/bachelorette parties will have to be down there.  I like that we can be at different resorts so we don't run into each other.  Where else are you looking? Other all-inclusives?

        #4 MissBubbles205

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          Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:20 PM

          Ahh.. So exciting!.. I've seen so many pictures and info on the Beaches Negril location, it gorgeous and seems to have everything you could possibly need.


          I stumbled upon the Atlantis website and saw a video.. which took our destination search in a whole different direction.. We have fallen in love with the Atlantis resort and the Cloisters for our ceremony at the One and Only.. Atlantis: all the reviews I've read seem to mention how expensive the food is since its not all-inclusive. And I really hate to put that berdon on our guests, or have the fear that not many will show. And the Cloisters fee is 3500 just to be married on that site, its Gorgeous, but it seems to be a bit much.


          Did you find other all-inclusive resorts that were comparable to the beaches resorts? My head is spinning with sooo many places to loook at.

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            Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:41 AM


            Congratulations and welcome to the forums! Have fun planning your wedding in Jamaica!!! This is a great site to get started with all your planning... so much information can be found here and tips from vendors and brides! Do a quick search to find almost anything you need.

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            #6 melissa1017

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              Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

              After reading some things on this site, I started looking at the Riu and Iberostar resorts, but their websites aren't very user friendly at all, and the costs are very similar.  I like being able to go to a website and find answers to most of my questions, so I think Beaches it is!

              #7 boscobel

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                Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

                Congrats and welcome to the forum!


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                #8 yumii28

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                  Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

                  Congratulations and happy planning!

                  #9 Candace Mark

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                    Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

                    Hi all, So Excited for you :) I am a new bride as well and we just booked with Sandals Negril for the wedding and we also have booked out families at Beached Sandy Bay. We are so excited but it all seems a bit crazy. I am having a hard time getting direct answers from the planner and I find it weird that we haven't signed a contract. Were you able to lock in a group rate for your guests? and I don't know if its just me but I'm finding a lot of hidden fee's. Like the resort set up fee of $250. Etc...Any Advice or suggestions would be great :) Happy Planning.

                    #10 shanloveslexi

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                      Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:32 PM

                      Congratulations and happy planning!

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