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#101 Lauren McNamara

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    Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

    Hi Girls, 

     

    I am getting married August 10, 2013 at Seven Stars Resort. We chose this resort since my that is were I got engaged for my birthday and I am familiar with the grounds. 

    We are planning a beach ceremony and then cocktail hour and reception on the West Deck. 

    We chose Brillant for our photographer. 

    I also am confused as to who to use for hair and make-up? I have not chosen anyone. 

    I also am deciding between a band or Dj. The on site coordinator recommended Tropical Allstars but I have not heard them play?

    Seven Stars offers house white linens for the reception does anyone know about how much it would cost to have a table runner or chargers?

     

    <3 Lauren



    #102 WCorey

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      Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:37 PM

      Hey Lauren,

          How great to have gotten engaged and married at the same place! Thats really special! My husband and I are having a vow renewal ceremony on April 20, 2013 at The Alexandra. We are having a dj-DJ William John. Has anyone else heard anything about him? I have heard there are a few options for make up and hair on the island-Shenique Perfection salon, and Geraldine with Maxime Salong. I think Geraldine is a little more expensive but I have heard both are good. I just have ordered table runners for our reception tables at weddinglinensdirect.com. They have a bunch of different colors at a reasonable price. Are you doing favors? If so what are they?



      #103 Lauren McNamara

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        Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

        For a favor, I think I might make a donation in everyone name towards Pot Cake Place on the island. I figured the dogs could use a little something, more then my guests. 

        We have no decided on a DJ or band yet. I am very indecisive. 

        I am also deciding between Shenique and Geraldine. 



        #104 Danie

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          Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

          Hi dani I am new to site and blog but was reading your posts and you seem very organized! :). I am looking to get married in oct 2013 at Grace Bay club most Likely although they are little pricey for rooms so prob do min room block and rest guests stay at ocean club west which is great too! I have stayed at OCW and grace bay club and my fianc© and I had our very first vacation and then again last year at T and C so want to get married there bc a special place to us. How are you handling transportation to rehearsal dinner? Paying for cabs/shuttle? What's proper etiquette for that for DW? Did you consider Coco bistro? Love that place for dinner. We are leaning towards beach BBQ for rehearsal dinner bc resort made reasonable for us but may consider coco bistro or coyoba. Thoughts? And who are you using for ceremony/cocktail hour for music? And DJ for reception?

          Hey Tonkin In regards to shuttles the guests don't have to pay bc we are all staying bat cow and the rehearsal dinner is at oc so shuttles are complimentary. On the day of the wedding the reception will be on the beach. The etiquette is controversial on that bc I've read some places that the bride and groom should pay for transportation if its for the reception. If its for a rehearsal dinner you can invite them and let guest know that transportation will not be provided but that they are welcomed to attend. I know when I was on the island cabs run about 15.00-30.00 per person one way so that can get pricey. If you have a coordinator I would discuss that with them. Coco bistro is great. They are catering my reception on the beach which is known as kissing fish caters. In regards to music I am renting a dj for the full 5-6 hours so that way I can use his microphone during the ceremony so guests can hear and he can play the weddings songs I want during the ceremony. Then he can play for cocktail hour and reception. Let me know if you need any other suggestion bc they helped me in my planning

          #105 Danie

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            Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

            Hi Girls,  I am getting married August 10, 2013 at Seven Stars Resort. We chose this resort since my that is were I got engaged for my birthday and I am familiar with the grounds.  We are planning a beach ceremony and then cocktail hour and reception on the West Deck.  We chose Brillant for our photographer.  I also am confused as to who to use for hair and make-up? I have not chosen anyone.  I also am deciding between a band or Dj. The on site coordinator recommended Tropical Allstars but I have not heard them play? Seven Stars offers house white linens for the reception does anyone know about how much it would cost to have a table runner or chargers? <3 Lauren

            Hey Lauren. I have been told by my coordinator it is cheaper to buy table runners or linens here and to bring them with you bc they can get expensive to rent there. I know I bought my linens table runners and linen napkins and my coordinator is going to buy them off me after the wedding. It's so cheap here. Look on line at wholesale linen stores you can get it way cheaper and just pack them with you

            #106 Danie

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              Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

              Hey Lauren,     How great to have gotten engaged and married at the same place! Thats really special! My husband and I are having a vow renewal ceremony on April 20, 2013 at The Alexandra. We are having a dj-DJ William John. Has anyone else heard anything about him? I have heard there are a few options for make up and hair on the island-Shenique Perfection salon, and Geraldine with Maxime Salong. I think Geraldine is a little more expensive but I have heard both are good. I just have ordered table runners for our reception tables at weddinglinensdirect.com. They have a bunch of different colors at a reasonable price. Are you doing favors? If so what are they?

              Corey I have booked shenique. Her quote is 150 for hair and 150 for makeup for bride. Bridesmaids hair and makeup is 250 or just 150 for hair or makeup. She will come to your room the day of. I am using her and their are 8 of us. It may be pricey but it is so worth it. She's great

              #107 Tropical Imaging

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                Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

                Originally Posted by Danie 


                Hey Tonkin
                In regards to shuttles the guests don't have to pay bc we are all staying bat cow and the rehearsal dinner is at oc so shuttles are complimentary. On the day of the wedding the reception will be on the beach. The etiquette is controversial on that bc I've read some places that the bride and groom should pay for transportation if its for the reception. If its for a rehearsal dinner you can invite them and let guest know that transportation will not be provided but that they are welcomed to attend. I know when I was on the island cabs run about 15.00-30.00 per person one way so that can get pricey. If you have a coordinator I would discuss that with them.
                Coco bistro is great. They are catering my reception on the beach which is known as kissing fish caters.
                In regards to music I am renting a dj for the full 5-6 hours so that way I can use his microphone during the ceremony so guests can hear and he can play the weddings songs I want during the ceremony. Then he can play for cocktail hour and reception. Let me know if you need any other suggestion bc they helped me in my planning

                 



                Hi, just FYI, If you are using Kissing Fish Catering that is the catering side of BAY Bistro not Coco Bistro which is a different restaurant on island.  They are two different restaurants.  Bay Bistro is on the Beach with the Sibonnee Hotel and Coco Bistro is located in Grace Bay in a Coconut Grove.   (BOTH are fabulous restaurants by the way, two of my favorite!!!). 

                 

                Krys



                #108 KaraMae

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                  Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

                  I see a lot of May 2013 brides on here. I've heard hurricane season starts in May, are any if you nervous about that? I'm thinking about a May wedding myself but keep thinking about a ceremony in a storm! :) I'd love to hear your input!

                  #109 Tropical Imaging

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                    Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:12 AM

                    Originally Posted by KaraMae 

                    I see a lot of May 2013 brides on here. I've heard hurricane season starts in May, are any if you nervous about that? I'm thinking about a May wedding myself but keep thinking about a ceremony in a storm! :) I'd love to hear your input!


                    Hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30.   The most active times tend to be late August-Early October, although there can be hurricanes before and after.  I have lived here 18 years and really late August-early October is most likely, although I do remember one warning in July and a couple in November.   May is completely out of Hurricane season, but we can get storm systems coming off of the US any time of the year.    For instance last year we did not have any rainfall (of significance) from Late November to May of last year (we personally watch rainfall closely because all of our water comes from caught rainfall off our roof).   It was extremely dry.  However the past few weeks this year we have had LOTS of rain from the systems coming off of the US coastline.  Like where you live, it changes day to day.  

                     

                    As a general rule, we are pretty dry year round.  Most rain comes quickly for an hour or two and then goes straight back to sunshine.   Occasionally we will have rainfall for a few days but it's rare and  then it's usually something that's covering most of the Caribbean and the East Coast.   You will not have to worry about Hurricanes in May though.  It's not Hurricane season. 

                     

                    Krys 



                    #110 KaraMae

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                      Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:21 AM

                      Hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30.   The most active times tend to be late August-Early October, although there can be hurricanes before and after.  I have lived here 18 years and really late August-early October is most likely, although I do remember one warning in July and a couple in November.   May is completely out of Hurricane season, but we can get storm systems coming off of the US any time of the year.    For instance last year we did not have any rainfall (of significance) from Late November to May of last year (we personally watch rainfall closely because all of our water comes from caught rainfall off our roof).   It was extremely dry.  However the past few weeks this year we have had LOTS of rain from the systems coming off of the US coastline.  Like where you live, it changes day to day.   As a general rule, we are pretty dry year round.  Most rain comes quickly for an hour or two and then goes straight back to sunshine.   Occasionally we will have rainfall for a few days but it's rare and  then it's usually something that's covering most of the Caribbean and the East Coast.   You will not have to worry about Hurricanes in May though.  It's not Hurricane season.  Krys 

                      Oh that is wonderful! Not sure where I heard my info from then. Thanks for the info Krys! You're always so helpful. :)




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