Originally Posted by Jesssicaa
So happy to see newer TP brides on here! We have been searching the forums for info as we're looking at both Tensing Pen and Jakes... but most seem to be from a few years back! How are the plans coming along? Is there anything I should be wary of?
Dazeydawl, I noticed you said others were staying elsewhere with little ones - does TP not allow kids? We only have 2 guests that would be an issue with but it's good to know.
We're thinking of steel drums during cocktail hour but want to bring our own music (a few of the groomsmen are DJs) - have you had experience with them on this, are they open to outside vendors (?) at all?
Ps - CONGRATS!
Oh YAY!!!!!! Another TP (perhaps) bride!!!!! I was also considering Jakes at one point but it just seems so far from everything, i think i read it was 2.5 hours from mobay airport. And not alot of stuff in the surrounding area to do so if you want to check out jamaica it will be long bus rides to everything.
I do have two families staying at beaches down the road.... so 4 adults and 4 kids. TP does allow kids but those families were uncomfortable with the cliffs as the kids will be 4-7 and a bit harder to keep an eye on. They also didnt want to have to keep the kids entertained as beaches as the water slides, babysitting and lots of kids activities. Also another reason for the families staying there is that one of them is a lawyer (bigshot) adn he has to be available at all times for video confrence calls and such and TP only has internet in the restaurant (not even sure if it highspeed). I was told that TP requires 90% of guests to stay at the resort, 8 people at beaches is over 10% for us, so it was really stressing me out so my fiance called the front desk and explained the situation and she just kept saying 'no worries mon' lol so hopefully this is not a problem for us. we are still gonna have about 26-28 people staying at tp and already have 10 cottages booked one of which is the long house which sleeps 6.
You are allowed outside vendors but there is a $500 outside vendor fee, BUT, if that vendor is your family and staying at the resort the minimum 3 nights then there is no fee. Im bringing down my own photogrpaher who is family and staying 4 nights so no fee.
Shanique doesnt really get into the planning of the wedding until closer to the date. Mine is may and she said we would start planning in January. I beleive they only have one wedding planner so obviously she has to focus on the closer upcoming weddings then ones next year so i dont have to much info except the menus and open bar pricing. Me and my fiance are also thinking of a steel drum band but the price alicianegril gave me is a bit beyond our price range i think as we would want 2 hours, ceremony and cocktail hour. But i dont know if there are any other vendors yet.
When is your date?