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My Secrets: Wild Orchid Jamaica Wedding Review Planning Thread 2013 By Swok

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#21 2ndTimeMrs

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  • 22 posts
  • Wedding Date:February 2, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
  • LocationOttawa, Canada

Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:48 PM

Hi SWOK - Wow what a fantastic review! Thanks for all the great info and tips....I will definitely be stealing some of your ideas. We have already been to SWO in January 2014 so when we got engaged we knew we wanted to have our February 2016 wedding there. I have already been in contact with wedding coordinators a few times with questions but it's always nice to get feedback from real brides.


Did they charge you extra for bringing your own decorations? Did you set them up or did you have the resort staff do it for you? Just like pzl101 I am curious if you upgraded your bouquet and what the extra fee was like. I would like to do peonies but don't want to spend mega $$$ on flowers I won't be able to bring home through customs after the wedding. 

#22 pjsandwich

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  • 3 posts
  • Wedding Date:September 16, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Secrets St James
  • LocationNew York, NY

Posted 24 September 2015 - 04:54 PM

@2ndTimeMrs They did not charge us for bringing our own decorations. You bring all your decorations to them and they will set it up for you. Then you just go back to the office and pick up your stuff a day or 2 later. If you don't want to lose anything, you can just take it back with you after the reception. For example, I just took the guestbook with me right after. They lost one of my pen caps so I would suggest taking items back that are valuable to you the night of. 

#23 2ndTimeMrs

  • Newbie
  • 22 posts
  • Wedding Date:February 2, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
  • LocationOttawa, Canada

Posted 29 September 2015 - 02:31 AM

Thanks for the reply @pjsandwich. I read a few posts from other SWO brides that they were charged for setting up decorations they brought from home so I guess it depends on how complicated your decorations are.....or how good of a relationship you have with the wedding coordinator  :)

#24 novbride16

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  • 2 posts
  • Wedding Date:November 5, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Secrets Wild Orchid Jamaica
  • LocationNew Jersey

Posted 21 February 2016 - 08:56 AM

Hi all. I'm getting g married at SWO Nov 2016 and I'm curious if there is an additional charge for extra tables at the reception. The package only provides 2 tables.

#25 cora4600

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  • 36 posts
  • Wedding Date:November 8, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Secrets St. James/Wild Orchid
  • LocationPortland, OR

Posted 22 February 2016 - 07:50 AM

@novbride16 They will provide you with enough tables to seat all your guests, so I wouldn't worry about that.

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