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I will not have a videographer, only a photographer; Merrick Cousley. I am under the impression photographer/ videographers are the only vendors you can choose, you will need to purchase a $100 day pass for them.

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You two are very organized! 

 

Kendra, you can have a beach side reception dinner.  I believe it's an extra $50-70 per person on TOP of the Port Maria rental (pretty pricey).  It's in the 2012 wedding prices or detail sheet that Janielle should have sent you initially.

 

KPalamo, It's odd that Janielle gave you a list of photographers to use.  She only told me about the hotel photographer (which is not on your list) and I ended up hiring someone on my own, Brian Nejedley.  I almost hired Merrick Cousley, whose work also looks awesome.  But yes, their new rules indicate that this is the only outside vendor that you can choose.  I don't think they'll let you hire an outside DJ either (at least I know another bride had to cancel DJ Kevan because the Grand wouldn't allow him). 

 

For your cocktail hour, are you going to have you guests hang out on the beach for 2 hours before the reception opens?  I'm still trying to decide what to do with my guests.  My wedding is at 5:30, also on the "private" beach.  We're not organizing a cocktail hour (besides the champagne toast that comes iwth the package).  But I think I'm going to direct them to one of the hotel bars for an hour.
 

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I've verified with them and I cant have a beach reception w/o 30 people present. Which is okay, I guess, it saves money ;) Janielle also sent me the list of photographers they contract with, I just wasn't moved by most of them. Sungold looked awesome but I thought they were a bit pricey for what I wanted. So...do I need to request this "private" beach or is this the location for all the beach weddings?
 

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The private beach is one of their standard ceremony locations. It's further down the beach (and not directly in front of the pool and beach loungers). You can request it when you return your detail sheet or you can request it when you get there.

I've verified with them and I cant have a beach reception w/o 30 people present. Which is okay, I guess, it saves money ;) Janielle also sent me the list of photographers they contract with, I just wasn't moved by most of them. Sungold looked awesome but I thought they were a bit pricey for what I wanted. So...do I need to request this "private" beach or is this the location for all the beach weddings?  

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Hi Leah,

 

Yes, I will have my guests hang out at the beach for cocktail hour from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM while I am getting my pictures taken. After the cocktail hour, we will head over to the reception and have it from 7PM to 11PM.

 

I am about to book the videographer and photographer :-) I am going with Ronald from Sungold and Roxroy for the videographer. Gosh!!! Prices are so expensive but what can I do :( I had family members get married in Mexico and DR and they paid half of what I am paying. For five hours, I am paying 2,620 dollars for both. Is that how much you ladies are paying? I am just shocked compared to the prices in DR and Mexico. Let me know if this is normal for Jamiaca.

 

Thanks Ladies!!! :-)

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Ladies;

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials.  I am looking at Iberostar also, can some one post pictures of the Port Maria when it is decorated for a wedding.  I am trying to envision how the space would look for a wedding.

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Originally Posted by THEFUTUREMRSG View Post

 

Ladies;

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials.  I am looking at Iberostar also, can some one post pictures of the Port Maria when it is decorated for a wedding.  I am trying to envision how the space would look for a wedding.

 http://curtinwedding714.shutterfly.com

here is a link to my pictures

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Originally Posted by kpalomo View Post

 

Hi Leah,

 

Yes, I will have my guests hang out at the beach for cocktail hour from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM while I am getting my pictures taken. After the cocktail hour, we will head over to the reception and have it from 7PM to 11PM.

 

I am about to book the videographer and photographer :-) I am going with Ronald from Sungold and Roxroy for the videographer. Gosh!!! Prices are so expensive but what can I do :( I had family members get married in Mexico and DR and they paid half of what I am paying. For five hours, I am paying 2,620 dollars for both. Is that how much you ladies are paying? I am just shocked compared to the prices in DR and Mexico. Let me know if this is normal for Jamiaca.

 

Thanks Ladies!!! :-)

we paid around $3000 all together for pics and video.  i used stacey clarke.  you should definitely do a trash the dress session, the pics come out beautiful

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