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July 2013 Riu Ocho Rios bride!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#1 redchicka

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    Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:46 PM

    I'm so happy right now me and my soon to be husband Mike just booked our wedding for July 12 2013 at Riu Ocho Rios. We decided to go with the FREE package which is actual $500 but it includes the wedding planner/coordinator (who is so HARD to contact before the wedding smh)  Decorations for the ceremony location a bridal bouquet, a matching boutinnere for the groom CD or recorded music for the ceremony semi private dinner at the steak house (if you have less then  40 guest) Wedding cake and sparkling wine for the MAIN TOAST ONLY. There is also an additional fee of $10.50 pp after 10 guest. And u also got to cover the minster or judge fees which can add up to $100 US  dollars .I read about a bomb fires after the dinne rthat some brides did  but when i spoke to someone from RIU she sid they NO LONGER offer the bomb fires so im gonna go with the private dico for 2 hrs which is $650 for 20-50 ppl which included an open bar bartender and a DJ. This is perfect for me because I'm on a budget and to think about it this would actually save me money !!!!!!!!! So the 1st hour of the disco we are going to do our 1st dance father/daughter dance mother/son dance cut the cake  bouquet and garter toss the 2nd hour str8 partying. It my seem like i got it all together but actually  I DONT  i need a little help i need some help for decorating the table at the semi private dinner. I also need help with the OOT BAGS what do i put in the bags i thought about putting 2 personalized water bottles a personalized t shirt for each guest a welcome note a travel size sunscreen playing cards personalized stemless glass and a snack is this good too little or to much stuff please help 

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      Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

      Congrats Redchicka and welcome to this forum where there's lots of great tips and helpful hints. All the best with your plans and journey ahead. 




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      #3 Krissy7159

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        Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

        Congratulations! I have a question for you.  You qualified for the free wedding but how many guests did you end up having?  Was it just $10.50 per guest after the 10 free people?  Does that $10.50 only give the additional guests champagne and cake?


        Do you have any pictures of the ceremony?  I would love to see them, thinking about getting married there next August.

        #4 Krissy7159

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          Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:32 AM



          I have a couple questions for you!  Do you have any pics of the ceremony?  I'm thinking about getting married there next August.  Also, for the free wedding you CAN have more guests than 10?  You just had to pay $10.50 for each additional guest after 10?  How many guests did you end up having?  We're thinking about 25-35.

          #5 Lyman

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            Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

            Congrats on your upcoming weddings brides! and wishing you smooth sailing on your plans, culminating  in the wedding of your dreams! 

            #6 NRI-Jamaica

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              Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

              Congratulations on your wedding!  I am getting married the month before.  I have been able to get in touch with the wedding planner.  If you are still having issues, let me know I will be glad to help you.  I am also doing the free package, but have a lot of guests, so it is costing us a little bit more, but definitely worth it! 

              #7 Jelena Asanovic

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                Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:14 AM

                im getting married june 12th/13! will see you there!

                hows the planning going thus far?

                #8 youandme2014

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                  Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

                  Hi girls! Jan 15, 2014 I'm getting married on the beach!

                  This was sent to me by the wedding coordinator at ROR. These extra are above and beyond the package you chose.

                  List of additional services - "Extras"





                  Food and Beverage Optional Services

                  Additional guests (above what your package includes) 10.50/person

                  Larger Wedding cake 350.00 and up

                  Cocktail hour 30.00/person

                  Jamaica Cocktail hour 10/person


                  Private Reception

                  Set up cost for beach reception 600.00

                  Dinner on the beach 65.00 to 90.00/person

                  Plantation Restaurant 4 hours 1000.00


                  Disco rental

                  20 or less people 500.00

                  21 to 50 people 650.00

                  51 to 100 1000.00



                  DJ with sound system 300.00.hour

                  Dance floor 20x20 1000.00

                  Sound system with mic 200.00/hour

                  Mento Band 350.00/hour

                  Reggae band 800.00/hour

                  Steel Band 500.00/hour





                  External Vendor Fee

                  External vendors 250.00

                  External Photographer 350.00


                  I also have two photography quotes from local photographer's if any one is looking.


                  There is such limited info out there for DW brides. I hope this helps!


                  Does anyone know what the flowers for the "free" bouquet look like?

                  Also, when it states "decoration set up for the ceremony location", are the decorations included?

                  Any one had contact from Micheal, photographer Riu recommends?

                  #9 LadyLamarca

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                    Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:07 AM

                    I am getting married Nov 11, 2013.  Congrats to you, and thanks for all the useful info.  Could you please send me price quotes for the external photographers.  Just curious.



                    #10 LadyLamarca

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                      Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:07 AM

                      I am getting married Nov 11, 2013.  Congrats to you, and thanks for all the useful info.  Could you please send me price quotes for the external photographers.  Just curious.



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