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#1 la2424

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    Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

    Hi All!!

     

    I am new to this site but have already read so many helpful posts from past & present brides on the Moon Dance Cliffs wedding experience!  Our wedding is booked for 01/18/2014 & I am just in the beginning stages of planning with Kerry.  Any & all advice, recommendations, tips, etc. would be greatly appreciated!!  If anyone could touch on the following, it would also be greatly appreciated:

     

    1.  I would love any tips on traveling with decorations, favors, OOT bags & goodies, etc.  Did you just pack a suitcase with all of that stuff, divide it among bridal party/family?

     

    2.  Working on planing a group excursion to Margaritaville & possible doing a drink & food package for our guests...has anyone done this during their wedding weekend?

     

    3.  Going to do a Welcome Cocktail Hour on the Thursday night before the wedding when most guests are arriving...has anyone done something like that at MDC & have any ideas or tips?  I am thinking about hiring the band recommended by Kerry for that night as well, Front Page?  Any reviews on the band?

     

    4.  For ceremony music, I was considering the steel drum band.  Has anyone used them for their ceremony & have any reviews or tips?

     

    Thank you so so much, I am so looking forward to hearing back from anyone that can help me out in any way!!



    #2 alexisinjamaica

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    Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

    Originally Posted by la2424 

    Hi All!!

     

    I am new to this site but have already read so many helpful posts from past & present brides on the Moon Dance Cliffs wedding experience!  Our wedding is booked for 01/18/2014 & I am just in the beginning stages of planning with Kerry.  Any & all advice, recommendations, tips, etc. would be greatly appreciated!!  If anyone could touch on the following, it would also be greatly appreciated:

     

    1.  I would love any tips on traveling with decorations, favors, OOT bags & goodies, etc.  Did you just pack a suitcase with all of that stuff, divide it among bridal party/family?

     

    2.  Working on planing a group excursion to Margaritaville & possible doing a drink & food package for our guests...has anyone done this during their wedding weekend?

     

    3.  Going to do a Welcome Cocktail Hour on the Thursday night before the wedding when most guests are arriving...has anyone done something like that at MDC & have any ideas or tips?  I am thinking about hiring the band recommended by Kerry for that night as well, Front Page?  Any reviews on the band?

     

    4.  For ceremony music, I was considering the steel drum band.  Has anyone used them for their ceremony & have any reviews or tips?

     

    Thank you so so much, I am so looking forward to hearing back from anyone that can help me out in any way!!


    Hello there and welcome! I'm unfortunately not getting married at MDC so I can't speak to anything specific at that resort, but I will try to help with your other questions!

     

    1) for OOT bags I (and most of the brides here) am planning to bring extra suitcases with me. We're flying American, which allows 2 checked bags/person so I'm hoping that between my fiance and I we can fit it all in. If not, I'll recruit my parents to take some sutff down with them too. Depending on how much you'll have, I suggest spreading it up between friends and family so you can avoid any extra baggage fees. But be sure to check with your airline too to see what's allowed!

     

    2) We're not planning an excursion to Margaritaville. We're doing Dunn's River Falls and I'm looking forward to it-- should be ufn!

     

    3) We're doing a welcome bonfire the Friday before the wedding. Ours includes an open bar and a DJ. Sorry, can't help you out with MDC inclusions/tips!

     

    4) We are planning to do a steel drum band for the ceremony too! I feel like it'll add a fun island flair and will be something my guests have never experienced. We're going to have them at the cocktail hour right after the ceremony too but then switch to a DJ for the reception.

     

    Sorry I don't have information more specific to your resort, but I hope some of this was helpful nonetheless!



    #3 Cherina

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      Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

      Hi I'm a MDV Bride so I can't directly respond to your questions. I would ask Kerry and tell her you want to do your plans up front rather than the last few weeks. MDC has a thread a lot if the past brides still check in. http://www.bestdesti...on-dance-cliffs

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      #4 alicialo

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        Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

        Hello la2424,

         

        I to am about to say yes to Moon Dance Cliffs for a May 2014 wedding. If there is any information that I can provide I am willing to send it your way. I have been in contact with Kim at MDC and she seems really helpful so far. We have been talking about pricing, so I think my fiance and I will be saying yes soon!

         

        Question for other brides, how many resorts did you look at before choosing?



        #5 Cherina

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          Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

          I looked at 3. Moon dance villas, Gee Jam and moon dance cliffs. I choose to stay and have the wedding at moon dance villas and the rehearsal brunch at moon dance cliffs

          2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!


          #6 alicialo

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            Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

            Thanks Cherina,

             

            This was helpful, I am just a little nervous because I did not look at many and I am not able to do a site visit.



            #7 Cherina

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              Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

              I didn't get to do a site visit either. I lived on blogs and review sites. I did have a very canded convo with the WP and tell her I need things done over time so u can work and adjust my budget, I don't do well with stress and I don't want all the planning to happen and start the last 2 months, this was the only complaint I found about MDV or MDC.

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              #8 alicialo

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                Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

                Ok, this makes me feel much better, I booked a tentative date with MDC for may 20th 2014. I am getting really excited! Thanks Cherina!

                #9 alicialo

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                  Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

                  I am so excited, I just want to tell everyone that I have picked my date! June 10th, 2014 at Moon Dance Cliff's, sssoooooooooooooooooo excited! I feel a big weight has lifted! Just wanted to share my news!



                  #10 Cherina

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                    Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

                    Congrats Alicia setting a date is MAJOR!!!! Now you get to the fun :-)

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