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#1 smw39

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    Posted 09 September 2016 - 04:16 PM

    Hello,

     

    I'm just starting to plan our destination wedding.  It's going to be very non-traditional small wedding as we have both been married before.  Looking for a great all-inclusive in Jamaica for Jan or Feb 2017 from Ottawa, Ont.    Want at least a 4 star and keep in as cheap as possible for our very few quests and must have a nice beach. 

     

    appreciate your suggestions. 


    Edited by smw39, 09 September 2016 - 04:17 PM.


    #2 acw271011

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    • Wedding Location:We tied the knot in Runaway Bay, Jamaica and renewed our vows in Mexico on our 4th Anniversary
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    Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:28 PM

    Hello,

     

    I'm just starting to plan our destination wedding.  It's going to be very non-traditional small wedding as we have both been married before.  Looking for a great all-inclusive in Jamaica for Jan or Feb 2017 from Ottawa, Ont.    Want at least a 4 star and keep in as cheap as possible for our very few quests and must have a nice beach. 

     

    appreciate your suggestions. 

     

    Congrats! and welcome to the forum! There's no shortage of information and ideas here and brides are generally pretty willing to share!

     

    I'm a Jamaica bride - 5 years next month (wow time flies). We were married at Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica and absolutely loved it! There is a whole thread here dedicated to the resort. We found it very reasonable from Toronto although we were in a different time of year. January and February are peak winter travel months so when you say as cheap as possible, you may be in for a bit of a surprise at costs. Definitely get yourself a good travel agent. They'll be able to shop pricing for you for that time of the year. I've added the link for the resort forum. If you can, take some time to read through some of it. You'll get some good information about the resort and the different options that are available.

     

    Good luck and happy planning!

     

    http://www.bestdesti...ides-out-there/


    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

     

     

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

     

     

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    #3 tiffanyt

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    Posted 13 September 2016 - 05:13 AM

    Hi @smw39,

    The Hyatt Zive Rose Hall is really nice!  Not sure what your budget is for your guests but they are having a 55% off deal right now that my travel agent was able to match so maybe check that out. Its all inclusive and they have both an adults only and family friendly side!



    #4 LasCaletas

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      Posted 13 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

      Dear @smw39

      We invite you to consider Mexico as a destination for your wedding celebration. You will be surprised to see the natural landscapes our country has to offer and many beautiful ports with wonderful beach destinations, such as our private beach, Las Caletas, located at the south bay of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On this stunning location our couples choose from a very intimate celebration of up to 10 guests or an over the top exclusive party of up to 120 guest.

      Here are some pictures of our different available packages:

      table for two
      Dinner set up- las caletas at night
      flowers decoraton for the beach ceremony
      Chinese lanterns as a great dinner decoration
      simboolic wedding cake + cupcakes
      K&T - A romatic and beautiful wedding dress style

      For more information, please visit: http://www.adventure...gsvallarta.com/



      #5 2ndTimeMrs

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      • Wedding Location:Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
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      Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:38 AM

      Hi @smw39 - Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I was married at Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay this past February and everything was absolutely perfect. I'm not sure if this resort will be something your interested in though as you said you want a nice beach and even though the SWO beach is nice it is man-made and on the small side. I would still check it out though as the wedding coordinators there do a great job and pretty much every SWO bride that has posted on here has been very pleased with their services.

       

      You mention you want to keep the costs down but at that time of year you may find that Jamaica is more pricey that other popular wedding locations (IE: Mexico). That being said it is a very beautiful country and the people are fantastic. If you've never been to Jamaica before you will fall in love with it.

       

      Like you I had a small wedding as it was the second time around for my husband and me too. Also like you I live in Ottawa. I have tons of leftover wedding "stuff" so if you are looking for anything for your wedding let me know and maybe I can help you out. You'll actually be helping me too as my husband wants me to clean out the spare room where I have everything stored :)

       

      One more quick suggestion to consider - since you are having a small wedding what about having it off the resort? Jamaica has so many beautiful public locations and it would mean you wouldn't have to worry about finding a resort that is cost effective for your guests and will give you the wedding of your dreams. An off-site wedding also means you won't be stuck using a specific vendor provided by the resort or paying inflated outside vendor fees. If you go this route I would hire an event coordinator in Jamaica so you have someone working for you that is "boots on the ground".

       

      Happy Planning!


      Edited by 2ndTimeMrs, 22 September 2016 - 09:39 AM.






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