We just got back from our wedding/honeymoon in Lucea Jamaica. We got married at the Grand Palladium. I will admit, in the beginning planning stages, I was not happy with the responses but once I found this website and actually got there, things went much better.
For flowers...if you want an upgrade, do not work directly with the resort. Work directly with their vendor. They use Tia Flora and I not only got an AWESOME price but the flowers were absolutely beautiful. Exactly what I pictured in my head.
For the DJ, we used Irie Jamz Entertainment. Damane did a great job. Even with the power outages, our reception was so much fun, some of the other guest wanted to figure out how to get in our party. We did have to provide him with the music we wanted to hear, but after that, he used his skills to make sure everything flowed perfectly! Everyone danced and never sat down! FUN TIMES
For the resort, the wedding location was Perfect, the background for pictures was perfect. There were a few hiccups during the ceremony (the minster didn't follow my outline), but at that point, I was just glad to be marrying my Prince Charming.
The reception dinner was AMAZING. I totally would have paid the per plate price again for the quality of food and service we received.
The photography, I hired an outside vendor - Marcia Roberts Photography. Very reasonably priced and wonderful to work with. I can't wait to see the pictures as the photographers had very unique ideas and the scenery was beautiful. I'm glad I didn't use the resort photographers.
All in all, there is still a bit of stress when going destination but that's because you want you day to be perfect. I also had 55 people I wanted to make sure enjoyed themselves as well!