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#11 Karryl

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  • Wedding Date:October 15, 2015
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:16 PM

I don't see why it would be. Although if they visit each other's house u may not want to send them both different invites. That might get questions thrown at u lol

#12 Soon2bmzbrooks

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  • Wedding Date:October 2, 2015
  • Wedding Location: Secrets Montego Bay Jamaica
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:39 AM

Hi SWO Brides.  I'm getting married in SWO Oct 02, 2015.  I'm getting nervous.  I'm working on welcome bags and favors.  SWO WC has some issues and might not have a back up plan for inclement weather.  I should be hearing from them in a few days!!! Im trying not to panick!!!!

 Plus I wanted to hire an outside DJ, if it's cheaper!!!

Do you all have any suggestions or recommendations?



#13 RandL2015

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  • Wedding Location:Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay Jamaica
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:51 AM

Try not to be nervous. What issues are they having? I know some brides use I believe it's called the Seawind Beach Club for their reception.

 

I'm sure everything with be Beautiful!!



#14 Soon2bmzbrooks

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

They seem to have booked another big event and they want to use all the ballrooms.  THey are meeting with them this weekend to see exactly what's needed. So it's only if there is some type of inclement weather, there are going to be issues.  We are scheduled to talk this week... But as I mentioned before I'm trying not to panick and get upset.



#15 RandL2015

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:06 PM

I'm sure everything will work out fine. One good thing, at least when I have been in Jamaica, the rain is quick and passing. Crossing my fingers for you.

#16 Soon2bmzbrooks

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:23 AM

I'm sure everything will work out fine. One good thing, at least when I have been in Jamaica, the rain is quick and passing. Crossing my fingers for you.

 Ok.so I just found out the SWO's only solution to the issue is that they want "ME" to pay for a tent just in case there is inclement weather. Because they have a huge event that was booked over a year ago where this company wants all of the indoor ballrooms. So initially I only reserved the outdoor venue for 10 people, but was told that I can ALWAYS upgrade.  So now that I have been trying to upgrade for 25 people, SWO is telling me that theydon't have a back up venue (indoor) in case of inclement weather. I think this is unfair.  I was asked to rent a tent in case it rains, at my expense or I can consider changing my date to the next day and only 11am and 2pm  are available.   I AM DO FURIOUS!!!! and don't know what to do.  Of course it's too late to cancel.  If it were just my funds I would, However I have these 25 people that have paid their balances.  ANY SUGGESTIONS!!  Everytime I call them I get so upset I want to fuss and cuss, but I am going to start crying!!!! HELP!!



#17 pjsandwich

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  • Wedding Date:September 16, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Secrets St James
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:05 PM

Hi everyone! I just had my wedding at Secrets last week. Feel free to ask me any questions  :)



#18 RandL2015

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:51 AM

@ pjsandwich Getting ready to turn in my wedding planner form.  Is there anything that you thought was worth the extra money to get, and /or what did you think was a BIG waste of money to get.

 

I see they added a lot of new "Extras" you can purchase.

 

On my ~2 month countdown now.  Getting excited!!   :D



#19 KG1990

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  • Wedding Date:May 28, 2016
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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:07 PM

Hi @pjsandwich! Thank you soooooo much for your review! I too am getting married there and was planning to do my ceremony at Barracuda and have the reception in ballroom.i too don't want my guests sweating bullets lol! I have a question: did you switch out your chairs in the ballroom or did you use the chairs that are already in the ballroom? Just wondering if they are wedding appropriate or not.
Did you use a DJ? If so, which DJ did you get?

#20 pjsandwich

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 02:21 PM

@RandL2015 The extras that we got were the 4 post arch, DJ and sound system. Personally, I liked the arch because it added a little something to our pictures. We also got the sound system so there would be music while walking down the aisle. I think I would've skipped this. It was not worth the $180 in my opinion. I also wanted this so there would be mics provided during the vows, but there were no mics! It lists that it includes the speaker, mics and ipod player. I guess I should've asked the coordinator when we met just to confirm, but I assumed it would be ready on the day of. Such a disappointment since not everyone was able to hear our vows. The DJ was also worth getting because it was one less thing to worry about for the night and he kept the party going and everyone was on the dance floor! Congrats on reaching your 2 month mark!!

 

@KG1990 For both the ceremony and ballroom we had the chairs that were included in the package - which were the chairs with the white covers. We used a DJ, the one we got as an extra through the resort. We didn't get his name though since he didn't introduce himself lol







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