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#1 kay2015

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:27 AM

Hello Brides, Future Brides to be

 

looking for any feeding back at all with regards to how you finally settled on a resort and what the benefits to the resorts were. Having a really hard time with this and trying to keep at a decent price for our guest...please help lol



#2 kay2015

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:43 AM

Ok I'm trying to save as much money possible... Is it necessary to send out save the dates for a destination wedding? I'm getting married may 2015 I was going to send out save the dates in may 2014 followed by a invitation in the fall of 2014 I was just thinking maybe I could send the invitations out may 2014 and no save the dates? Has any brides done this? I just know that half the people that get the save the dates won't come so would I be safe with just giving the invitations out a year in advance or is the save the dates necessary? Thanks everyone

#3 shugapop1

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    Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:03 PM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kay2015 

    Ok I'm trying to save as much money possible... Is it necessary to send out save the dates for a destination wedding? I'm getting married may 2015 I was going to send out save the dates in may 2014 followed by a invitation in the fall of 2014 I was just thinking maybe I could send the invitations out may 2014 and no save the dates? Has any brides done this? I just know that half the people that get the save the dates won't come so would I be safe with just giving the invitations out a year in advance or is the save the dates necessary? Thanks everyone

     

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     i sent my save the dates out in july 2013 for my wedding in June of  2014(only since i didn't get them until july) lol. choice of resort is depending on what things you need. my self i'm staying at Sandals, Whitehouse. For me i fell in love with it, now the difference is Sandals resorts are not children/family oriented, (that's beaches) since i have no chilldren attending it was perfect and the cost was excellent as well. those that have children love ther rui as well as iberostar. if you do chose sandals or beaches, people can also stay at any sandals , or beaches and they don't have to pay a day pass. so let's say you stay at Sandals, Montego bay, but for cost your guest stay at sandals carysle in montego, bay, they can stay at one and play at all, they wono't have to pay to come over to your resort. here is where i am going ot be. i loved it because it's alll oceanfront and none of my guest have to upgrade their rooms to have great room view. www.sandals.com/whitehouse



    #4 kay2015

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    Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:33 AM

    /  i sent my save the dates out in july 2013 for my wedding in June of  2014(only since i didn't get them until july) lol. choice of resort is depending on what things you need. my self i'm staying at Sandals, Whitehouse. For me i fell in love with it, now the difference is Sandals resorts are not children/family oriented, (that's beaches) since i have no chilldren attending it was perfect and the cost was excellent as well. those that have children love ther rui as well as iberostar. if you do chose sandals or beaches, people can also stay at any sandals , or beaches and they don't have to pay a day pass. so let's say you stay at Sandals, Montego bay, but for cost your guest stay at sandals carysle in montego, bay, they can stay at one and play at all, they wono't have to pay to come over to your resort. here is where i am going ot be. i loved it because it's alll oceanfront and none of my guest have to upgrade their rooms to have great room view. www.sandals.com/whitehouse

    Thanks for the info this really helps... And yes I was looking into the Iberostar in Jamaica where I was at the one in Cuba and just loved it!!!

    #5 Jenny4475

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    • Wedding Location:Grand palladium Lady Hamilton
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    Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:35 AM

    Hello im getting married on the 20th January 2014 at the Grand Palladium.

     

    What made me choose this hotel was first of all the price, its a 5* hotel but with a great value for price compared to other 5* hotels in Jamaica....I also loved the Image of the hotel, how the resteraunts over look the pool and lights up at night, the sunsets on the sea also and I thought this would be lovely for wedding pictures. The wedding gazebo was a huge factor in my booking, its so big and over looks the sea and also private, many of the other hotels gazebos were small and pokie.

     

    I read so many reviews on forums and trip advisor, it came across as a beautiful hotel and the only complaints I could see were petty ones such as a cracked tile or 'the water doesn't drain quick enough down the plug' lol. I wouldn't let something like that ruin my holiday/wedding let alone write a review about it

     

    Overall I just love the hotel, and I cant wait to get married there.

     

    How is everyone getting on with their planning??

     

    Jenny

    xxxxxx



    #6 shugapop1

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      Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:19 AM

      Thanks for the info this really helps... And yes I was looking into the Iberostar in Jamaica where I was at the one in Cuba and just loved it!!!

      Anytime. If there's anything I can help with or that your looking for I may see. I'd be happy to

      #7 shugapop1

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        Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:23 AM

        Hello im getting married on the 20th January 2014 at the Grand Palladium. My planning is actually going good. I'm getting married june 7, 2014 at sandals Whitehouse. I chose there for all amenities and cost as well It was great price and beautiful resort. I loved that all rooms were oceanview What made me choose this hotel was first of all the price, its a 5* hotel but with a great value for price compared to other 5* hotels in Jamaica....I also loved the Image of the hotel, how the resteraunts over look the pool and lights up at night, the sunsets on the sea also and I thought this would be lovely for wedding pictures. The wedding gazebo was a huge factor in my booking, its so big and over looks the sea and also private, many of the other hotels gazebos were small and pokie. I read so many reviews on forums and trip advisor, it came across as a beautiful hotel and the only complaints I could see were petty ones such as a cracked tile or 'the water doesn't drain quick enough down the plug' lol. I wouldn't let something like that ruin my holiday/wedding let alone write a review about it Overall I just love the hotel, and I cant wait to get married there. How is everyone getting on with their planning?? Jenny xxxxxx



        #8 infinitybride15

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          Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

          I am in the same place as you are, trying to find a resort that has the balance of class and price. I want the 5* experience, but don't want my guests to be priced out of this experience because I chose a 5* resort. It doesn't help that my date (8/8/15) is so far out that travel agents aren't able to give me a good idea of pricing. I am going to look into the Grand Palladium per the comment above. :) 



          #9 kay2015

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          Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:37 AM

          I here that this resort is breathtaking!!!!

          #10 infinitybride15

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            Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:40 AM

            It does seem that way. I think their wedding packages seem pretty pricey though, and they do not have my colors in one of their packages, so not sure how that would work... Humph! I am so overwhelmed with this decision. I just want the place to be nice, have fun and get married. I thought destination weddings were supposed to be stress free?!?! :) 






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