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#161 alexisinjamaica

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

Originally Posted by muneera0302 

Congrats and hope you find a great venue! I'm having my wedding in December at Secrets WIld Orchid. i've priced out a few 5 star hotels in Montego Bay and they all charged per person even if the hotel was an all inclusive (wedding is a complete seperate event at the hotel even if guests are staying there). I'm looking to have 65-75 guests so i def know the price concern. my package includes 20 people and we have to pay for each additional person over 20. ALso, if you have guests that are not staying at the resort, you have to pay the per person cost for the wedding plus a day pass (per person) for non hotel guests. The Wedding Cordinator at Secrets begins the planning about 3 months before your wedding but they respond via email if you have any questions prior. Some of the other ladies on here are having their weddings next month and april so they would know more of the interaction between WC and brides. hope that helps.


What she said! :)



#162 alexisinjamaica

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

Originally Posted by muneera0302 

 

 

 

thanks. I just ordered my bridesmaids dresses! so excited. $60 per dress! i was so happy about the price! especially since i have 10 bridesmaids :-) My colors are tiffany blue (aqua), fuschia/purple flowers and i'll prob have silver and white here and there.


Those are so pretty! Love the color and the fact that it's a maxi. I wanted a maxi dress for my MOH but she's on the shorter side and didn't feel like it looked good on her. I thought it did but I want her to be comfortable, so the maxi was out. Sigh. Your girls will look great!



#163 muneera0302

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    Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

    Those are so pretty! Love the color and the fact that it's a maxi. I wanted a maxi dress for my MOH but she's on the shorter side and didn't feel like it looked good on her. I thought it did but I want her to be comfortable, so the maxi was out. Sigh. Your girls will look great!

    Thanks! My girls and I are 5'3-5'6 so we all pretty short too but I wanted everyone to look more uniformed. With short dresses, everyone's body type and height is different but you really can't tell with maxis.

    #164 lkdrewry

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      Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

      I am having my wedding reception in the ballroom as well, could you send me any pictures you have of your set up?



      #165 muneera0302

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        Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

        Originally Posted by lkdrewry 

        I am having my wedding reception in the ballroom as well, could you send me any pictures you have of your set up?

         

         

         

        These are two pictures directly from the secrets wild orchid site, wedding section. I'm going to use the bottom blue setup, except my flowers will be fuschia/hot pink.



        #166 jrebecky

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          Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

          Question - what is everyone doing for music?  For the ceremony, coctail hour and reception?  I'm thinking about having a steel drum band or solo play during seating guests, down the aisle, etc.  Then either do the sound system with IPOD or splurge for the DJ.  I just was curious what other brides are doing or have done.  Thanks!!



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            Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

            Originally Posted by beachbum67 

            We are getting married at Secrets Wild Orchid in February 2013 and I was also curious about photographers.  The information the wedding planner gave us when we booked had a few photography options through the hotel but we were looking for something a little more.  I was also curious if anyone had a reception here.  We were debating either just having a dinner for everyone or looking into a beach bonfire the hotel offers.

             

            Hi! How was your wedding? would love to hear any details you may have!



            #168 alexisinjamaica

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            Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

            Originally Posted by jrebecky 

            Question - what is everyone doing for music?  For the ceremony, coctail hour and reception?  I'm thinking about having a steel drum band or solo play during seating guests, down the aisle, etc.  Then either do the sound system with IPOD or splurge for the DJ.  I just was curious what other brides are doing or have done.  Thanks!!


            We're doing a solo steel drummer during the ceremony and then a steel drum band for cocktail hour. That will be $350. And then we'll have a DJ for the reception. I think that's $750 ($250/hr). I was considering the iPod plan but just decided to go for it with the DJ. Hopefully he's good/sticks to our list of suggested songs!



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            Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

            Did anyone ship their decorations ahead of time, or is everyone planning to bring it with them in additional luggage?



            #170 muneera0302

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              Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:08 PM

              Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica 

              Did anyone ship their decorations ahead of time, or is everyone planning to bring it with them in additional luggage?

               

              i'm going to ship my decorations before i get down there. there is no way i can fit all that stuff in my suitcase, especially since we will stay in jamaica about 3 weeks. but maybe you can get one of your guests to bring a second suitcase with them, that way you can just pay $25 for second suitcase (i think thats how much most airlines charge for second suitcase)






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