Negril, Jamaica Destination wedding

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: Tensing Pen Resort, Negril

I’m gretting married at Tensing Pen in April 2015! So far so good with the planning…Shanique is amazing and during my visit there, I was pleased that the property looked even better in person.

My only gripe is the preferred vendors and the high vendor fee. I am a perfectionist, I spend way too much time planning and researching for my wedding and I am from Jamaica, so I know the prices are high and that JA has better vendors to offer. 

Overall, do think I could have picked a better wedding venue. How has your experience been so far?

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We are getting married at Sandals Negril on April 11, 2015, although there won’t be much planning on our part since the resort is handling most of the details for us.

Post # 5
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Newbee

Crimson:  Congrats on your engagement..All the best. If you need assistance you can contact me.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m renewing my vows in Negril also, at Villas Sur Mer on May 30! I’m very excited. I just sent an email to my planner at the resort to start pinning down the details such as photography and decor, etc. I think I’m a bit behind but I’ve had a lot going on.

I did contact several makeup artists and will make a decision and pay a deposit soon. My problem is I really don’t know who’s coming. I sent out invites months ago and have had several yeses but no one has actually made their deposit. I know destination events are much harder for guests and I’m OK with whomever isn’t able to make it, but I rented the main villa on the property in anticipation of being able to fill all 6 bedrooms and now I’m not so sure!

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: Tensing Pen Resort

soon2bSapp:  Hey! I am planning my wedding for Tensing Pen May 2016, how did you handle your guest list and invites? I am debating on sending out a information card in May and request online RSVP by August 30? What worked best for you? How many people did you guys invite and have RSVP so far?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Just commenting to live vicariously through you guys! lol.. Tensing Pen was my dream location but we decused against Jamaica for the cost to out guests

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

BeachBride2015:  were almost date twins!! Ocho rios Jamaica on 4/9 for me!! Sandals too! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Not getting married in Negril but just got back from Sandals Negril. Vacation of a lifetime!  You lucky brides won’t be sorry!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

starzx6:  Awesome!  I love hearing positive reviews… the not-so-positive ones make me worry a bit.  If you don’t mind me asking, what level room did you stay in while there?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

BeachBride2015:  I travel a lot and I can honestly say its the best tropical vacation I’ve ever been on. We stayed in the Millionaire One Bedroom Penthouse Oceanview suite. I did quite a bit of research on Tripadvisor before booking and I’m glad I did because certain room locations are better than others. For instance, they had a lot of activities that involved amplifiers going on near the Barefoot on the Beach restaurant and piano bar. The Crystal Lagoon swim up suites were near the restaurant and if I had booked those rooms I would have been irritated at having the entertainment go on at 11-12 at night right in front of my room. We just got back from the trip in November so if you have any specific questions let me know…I would be happy to answer them! But really…what a great place to have a wedding. We considered eloping while there, we loved it so much!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Cool tip to brides who haven’t been to Jamaica before…book Club Mobay. It’s a service that helps you get through customs and immigration and handles bags. They actually fast track you through the lines! You can book both ways or just one. But I would recommend both, especially on arrival. A Mobay employee met us at the end of the arrival ramp holding a sign with our names on it. All we had to do was follow him! We skipped the entire customs line (which we later heard from other Sandals guests was 1.5 hours). He brought us to baggage claim, got our bags, brought us to the Sandals lounge to have our bags tagged for the shuttle, and then brought us to the Mobay lounge for the included food and alcoholic beverages. We later found out the reason the airport was so hot was the AC was broken. But we were chilling in the Mobay private lounge and it was great! We weren’t there too long before loading in the shuttles and heading to Sandals…maybe 15 minutes. On the day of our departure, we sat in their private lounge instead of in the terminal gate. They had a bunch of food and drinks as well as flat screen TVs and private bathrooms, too. I think the cost both ways for 2 was around $120 and my travel agent booked it for us. Money well spent!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

starzx6:  We booked a beachfront walkout in the Paradise building.  It seems to be centrally located and we had heard the rooms were recently renovated.  

Which restaurants did you like best? We only have a few guests coming to the wedding so instead of an actual reception, we plan to make a reservation for dinner following the wedding instead.  We are still undecided on which restaurant to choose though.

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