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#131 JamaicaNicole

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  • Wedding Date:July 4, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Montego Bay, Jamaica (Secrets)
  • LocationPA

Posted 26 May 2015 - 06:57 AM

Vendor fees can be killer; it's strange that Jan's gets charged a vendor fee for your resort? I wasn't charged a vendors fee at all when I used Jan's through the Riu.
And June is Jamaica's summer, I don't get how it's the busy season when the busy season is from January to end of March LOL! ️ (who told you June is the busy season?) especially since that's when the weather starts to heat up at home!!

Just prepare for intense heat when you come in June! End of May into June is when the heat ramps up for their summer. Right now it's daily 30+ degrees it'll be way more humid in June with a way higher chance of rain. I'll cross my fingers that the rain stays away for your wedding!! @cankem80

My husband and I were talking to one of the life guards and he was saying that in June through to August it can rain for days straight into weeks even!! The water levels this year are also really low, to the point that the firefighters can't put out fires unless absolutely needed!! They are in a drought at the moment and citizens actually have to use their water that they have in reserve! It rained for maybe a minute today which is nowhere near enough for their crops and such. Yes the weather has been fantastic and hot but I really hope they get the rain they need soon or they will have to fly water in!

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Interestingly though I did a lot of research on this and July seems to be the exception, it has one of the lowest rainfall percentages of the year for Jamaica. Has anyone been in July and can confirm this.

#132 cankem80

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

Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:14 AM

Sorry JamaicaNicole, I don't have a lot of info on July, I've only visited once during this month. But when I visited it rained only once the entire week. I have asked a few friends there and they say its usually noon showers that come quickly and leave just as quick. Hope this helps some.  

To the lovely Francine who started this post, we have 3 more weeks before we head off to Jamaica for our big day. I am excited but also a bundle of nerves because there are so many small details I have to remember. Don't forget the safety pins, remember to pack everything I need ( there are no Wal-marts down the street). I keep thinking I am going to forget something. And I have no idea why I decided to do a surprise dance in the last few weeks. My checklist keeps growing instead of getting smaller, whew. Any last minute advice or to do's would be great...

#133 cankem80

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

Posted 24 August 2015 - 07:11 AM

I hope these post keep coming for Jamaica brides. It was so helpful for me. So to anyone who is thinking of doing a June wedding in Montego Bay, let me say that the weather was beautiful. There was no rain at all, only a few days was it extremely  hot. Most days it was nice and breezy. I had my wedding on the beach at the Holiday Inn  Sunspree (now the Holiday Inn resort). The staff couldn't have been better. Some tips to remember, everything will not go exactly as planned, hire your own D.J. or ask them for a sample from the DJ or a playlist he is going to play, remember to make arrangements to have your dresses steamed, and don't get to upset with your guests-they are on vacation.


I had to cancel my rehearsal dinner because most of my wedding party was too drunk to go to a restaurant. Instead we just practiced for a short while and that was that. The wedding was beautiful and so was the reception, but our dj was horrible. He play anything from the 90's which was ok for the 1st hour but after that we gave him a playlist and it took him forever to download songs due to poor internet reception. Also, my sister in law was my MUA but she had a dress malfunction so I ended up doing my own makeup. I wish I would have just hired a MUA. I decided that I wouldn't let even one thing bother me and that's exactly what I did. I had the time of my life and I wish I could do it all over again. Remember to enjoy your self, get a massage right before to relax and don't expect absolute perfection, no mater what happens it will be perfect for you. I anyone needs links to where I bought things, any tips on Jamaica or what not, just let me know.

#134 Smelimeli

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    Posted 07 February 2016 - 08:58 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

    @HappilyEverAfter Congratulations! My fiancé and I got engaged exactly one week ago. As my family is originally from Jamaica I've always wanted to get married there. I've never been to Laughing Waters, but after seeing pictures online it looks like my ideal place to wed! Can you tell me how to go about booking?

    Edited by Smelimeli, 07 February 2016 - 08:58 PM.

    #135 SvitlanaG

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    • Wedding Date:December 15, 2018
    • LocationNewcastle

    Posted 09 July 2016 - 04:09 AM

    I was told that it is rather hot in Jamaica, is it better to get marry there in fall / winter? Thanks for any feedback

    Event planner and curator at http://www.poptop.uk.com Poptop event marketplace :)

    #136 jjbrown

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      Posted 13 July 2016 - 06:46 AM

      Hi everyone,


      I will be getting married on Aug 20 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I wanted to know if anyone was have a wedding in Aug and planning on leaving any of their wedding items. I'm willing to pay.


      Thanks J

      #137 mceibero

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      • Wedding Date:August 27, 2016
      • Wedding Location:Montego Bay, Jamaica

      Posted 13 July 2016 - 08:38 AM

      @jjbrown request to join the facebook group Iberostar Sisterhood of the Traveling starfish.. There you will find not only a wealth of information but also other brides you can ask :) 


      I'm after you (August 27th) so I'm not much help 

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