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#91 Samantha2015

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  • Wedding Date:February 14, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Trident Hotel Jamaica
  • LocationUnited States

Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

Hi, 

 

My name is Francine and I am getting married in my home island, Jamaica in June 2015.  I live in NJ. I am so excited, but my fiance and I don't even know where to start.  We are going to Jamaica in March 2014 for vacation to try to visit a couple resorts and reserve a date for the wedding. 

 

I read a lot of these posts and viewed a lot of beautiful pictures. We want a small wedding of 50 - 60 ppl. I like Sunset Beach resort because it seems to be affordable, but I also like Rosehall Beach Resort because their grounds are beautiful and spacious.  It seems to be more private.

 

Does anyone mind sharing how much they spent for their wedding? What were your big money items? Is it best to go with the resort for everything for the ceremony and reception? Or is it cheaper to get vendors outside the resort for things like decorations, flowers, DJ, photographer? Recommendations? I appreciate any feedback.

 

When I go and come back I'll be sure to update on the forum.

 

Thanks  :)

 

hey Francine, a great way to avoid much of the stress would be to hire a wedding planner, like acw said, most know what they're doing lol... i got married in Jamaica recently and opted to do all the shopping around myself... in my opinion, YES!, you would definitely avoid much of the cost associated with resort packages by booking the vendors yourself. My wedding photographer was Courtney Chen, he was recommended to be by a friend and i'm glad i went with him, his work speaks for itself, he has a face book page and you could Google him. If you're also shopping around for a Makeup Artist i could recommend Charlie Montag Makeup Artistry, i had a few trials with a few other MUA's before coming across her website. she was excellent, price point was fabulous and very professional. i had 9 bridesmaids, along with my mother and my mother in law and she was nothing short of amazing... check her out if you're still shopping around for vendors  :) https://www.facebook.com/CharlieMUA .........My decorations were done by Nishy Weddings, i think they have a website so you could also try googling them as well... overall, my budget was $5,000 (USD) and it came well under that..


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#92 cankem80

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  • Wedding Date:June 22, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Montego Bay Jamaica
  • LocationSt. Louis, Mo

Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

Samantha, please do tell how you kept your budget so well. I have been contacting so many outside vendors and I just haven't found any with decent prices but I will look up the ones you named.



#93 Alicia328

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    Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:40 PM

    Hi Everyone and welcome,

     

    We are also planning our wedding in Ocho Rios in 2015 but in December. We have 80 to 100 guests and the location will be the gorgeous Laughing Waters and the ceremony is possibly Prospect Chapel.  I also have no idea what favours to give my guests. I want either something they can use or something they can truly treasure, something handmade like a special Jam.......hellllpp

    Hi there,

    I was recently told about Laughing Waters and the pictures look amazing!! That's awesome that you're hosting your wedding there.

     

    There is rarely any info online about renting out the venue. Did you hire a wedding planner to help you coordinate your reception at Laughing Waters? I'd like to know how I can also arrange my wedding at Laughing Waters.

     

    Any info will help.

     

    Thanks so much!

     

    -A



    #94 Sandraco8

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    • Wedding Date:October 9, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay
    • LocationFlorida

    Posted 01 March 2015 - 03:59 AM

    Hello everyone,

    Any Hilton Rose Hall brides out there?

    #95 BrookM

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      Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:06 AM

      Hey brides! If you haven't booked your wedding photographer and makeup artist yet you can check out these awesome people Joel Finnigen Photography and Awaken AnewU Beauty Studio! They don't only do makeup but they do nails, waxing and facials also! Here are the link to their Facebook pages https://www.facebook...nigen?ref=br_tf and https://www.facebook.com/AwakenANEWU


      Edited by BrookM, 02 March 2015 - 10:07 AM.


      #96 mangojan

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        Posted 02 March 2015 - 11:23 AM

        Hey ladies, has anyone booked a vendor who provides a photo booth for guests to take their own pics as a fun mementos?

        #97 CarlyW

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          Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:34 AM

          no, but I have heard about freeze frame. You can try looking them up.



          #98 NikkiMarie05

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          • Wedding Date:April 4, 2015
          • Wedding Location:RIU Montego Bay
          • LocationKansas City

          Posted 03 March 2015 - 10:01 PM

          My wedding is April 4th at RIU Montego Bay so a month away! Just really starting to get things in order... Can anyone recommend a hair stylist or makeup artist? What are you all doing for decorations? My colors are hot pink/magenta, light pink/blush, silver, grey and ivory. Suggestions for music? I think I may bring an iPod or CDs with a bunch of songs since we are renting out the disco club. Thanks for the advice in advance!

          Edited by NikkiMarie05, 03 March 2015 - 10:03 PM.


          #99 CarlyW

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            Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:10 PM

            For hair and makeup NikkiMarieo5, you can try In Your Face Beauty Bar. here is their website www.inyourfacebeautybarjm.com. Check them out. I think the Ipod idea is great, just give it to the DJ.



            #100 jenmasters

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            • Wedding Date:August 24, 2015

            Posted 12 March 2015 - 06:23 AM

            Hi Everyone!

             

            I am so excited that I found this forum!!! I am getting married at the Gran Bahia Principe in November 2015! I'm just getting started with the planning, so any advice is greatly appreciated :)

             

            Thanks
            Leanne

             

            Hi Leanne! I am getting married at Grand Bahia in August 2015!! Have you seen the forum "Any grand Bahia brides out there?" Its about 550 pages but it contains so much helpful information. There are posts a few years back but there are some new brides on there now bringing back the posts.

             

            As for favours my FI and I are making everyone t-shirts and travel mugs! We have a group of about 50 so far so now everyone can recognize each other and not have to drink out of the little resort cups! hehe

             

            Can't wait to hear more about everyone's 2015 weddings :)







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