Discover Jamaica With Your Wedding Guests

Getting married in Jamaica and want to plan some day trips and adventures for your bridal party and guests?

Come and Discover Our Jamaica with Us

Let us proudly show you around our home. From our great houses to coffee factories to rum distilleries to our favorite places to eat – see Jamaica through our eyes.

We are customized tours at the highest level, perfectly tailored to suit you.

Your Jamaica tour experience is our number one priority, ensuring you are comfortable and satisfied. When you book with us you can expect that we will pay attention to details, we are never late and we always open to customizing your tours. We are not a large company and we don’t have a large fleet of buses, that leaves us with enough time to manage your trip more intimately – we have frequent communications with our guests from the moment you book, through your time in Jamaica to the day you return home.

A guide is ready to take you on a tour of Jamaica’s historical places and cultural highlights, while helping you see the real country thriving outside the resort gates.

Contact us at  tours@discovermyjamaica.com for details or call us at 541-7772 or 718-880-4066 for available packages or let us help you create your own.

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Jamaican Destination Wedding Checklist

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Planning a destination wedding in  Jamaica is like planning any other wedding if you were at home. It contains all of the same elements, a cake, wedding ceremony and reception etc. But then there are the differences, like finding an officiant and helping your guests make travel plans. Below are our checklist of things you must do:

1. Devise a Budget

2. Hire a local wedding planner to help you pull all the details together – You will need someone to do the groundwork for you. So do your research and select someone with expereience in planning and executing destination weddings and someone thats the right fit for both of you.

 

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3. Decide on a date and place – These two go hand and hand.  You need esearch weather patterns so you don’t inadvertently choose a date during hurricane season. The location will be one of the hardest decisions during the entire process so give yourself enough time to do the groundwork. If you can visit any sites you’re interested in, go for it; if not, call prospective resorts and talk to their event planners. Don’t just rely on photos and details on their websites. (Make sure your cell phone plan includes international calls, if relevant.)

4. Come up with your guest list – Start out with your dream list but then be realistic: Will your elderly relatives be willing and able to fly to Jamaica ? Or keep the list small from the start if you have a modest budget.

5. Know your wedding marriage requirements

6. Make Your Travel Plans

7. Create A Wedding Website – It’s the perfect place to keep your guests informed. Update your site whenever you have more details to share, such as hotel accommodation info.

8. Mail Save The Dates  – Do this about nine months before the big day. Give the date and location of your wedding and your wedding website address.

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9. Pick Your Bridal Party – Pick your favorite friends – this is no different than if you were marrying in New York, the only difference is that: If anyone will be very pregnant on your wedding day, she may not be able to fly and can they afford to travel.

10. Work with Your Planner To Find Suitable Vendors – You’ll need recommendations for services like a photographer, musicians, florist, and officiant. If you are working with a resort planner,  do your research, before booking anyone, make phone calls to each vendor rather than putting all your trust in the hotel’s suggestions.

11. Get a Passport or Visa –  If you’re getting it for the first time, apply at least 12 weeks ahead of your departure since it could take months to process, especially during the busy spring and summer seasons.

12. Book a Block of Hotel Rooms or Villas if That is Your Preference –  For hotel rooms ask for a group rate if you guarantee a certain number of rooms..

13. ORDER YOUR DRESS

Think about the climate on your wedding day. If you’re getting married on the beach a full ball gown may look out of context. Order your dress about nine months ahead so it arrives in the salon with plenty of time to get all your fittings done before you hop on a plane.

 

14. ORDER THE BRIDAL PARTY ATTIRE

The girls’ dresses should be ordered about six months ahead and the guys’ outfits about four months ahead.

 

15. BOOK ALL VENDORS

Get signed and countersigned contracts from the musicians, caterer, baker, etc. Everything you discussed and ordered should be listed.

 

16. SEND OUT INVITATIONS

Do this eight to 12 weeks ahead of the wedding.

17. GO SHOPPING

Your to-buy list includes wedding rings, favors, bridal party gifts, and honeymoon clothes.

 

18. HELP GUESTS PACK

Add a section of packing tips to your wedding website so guests will be prepared. They may know to take bathing suits to a beach destination but may not pack a hoodie for when the sun goes down and the wind picks up. If you’re planning any special dinners, they’ll be dress-code-ready and won’t show up in shorts and tees when dressier attire is expected.

19. PLAN GUEST TRANSPORTATION

You can use local transportation which your planner can help you arrange and which is always cheaper or you can have a hotel van pick up guests at the airport to shuttles driving them around to different wedding events, providing reliable transportation is just one way guests will feel cared for by you and glad they made the trek.

 

20. CONFIRM EVERY DETAIL WITH EVERY VENDOR

If you are not working with a planner two days before the wedding, call the officiant, caterer, photographer and all other vendors to make sure everyone knows arrival or delivery times, addresses, and what they’re doing/bringing to the wedding. Give them your groom’s and maid of honor’s phone numbers too.

 

Cruise Wedding in Montego Bay

Thinking of a cruise destination wedding in Jamaica? Well many persons travel by cruise ship and get married in Jamaica every week. Its nothing new and their are skilled wedding planners available to help arrange weddings like this in Jamaica.

We will be featuring one such wedding as one of our Real Jamaica Weddings. This coupleis from the UK and arrived on cruise ship at the pier in Falmouth along with 70 of their family and friends and had a fabulous destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica and then returned to their ship and back to their cruise vacation and honeymoon afterwards. Helen G Events made all their wedding arrangements including transportation to and from the pier for everyone.

Watch this Jamaica cruise wedding video highlights right here:

 

Vacation Accommodations In Jamaica

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Looking for hotel or villa accommodations in Jamaica? Through our sister company Holiday Solutions and its website http://www.rentjamaica.com that has been around since 2002 we will be booking hotel and villa accommodations for groups visiting Jamaica.

The rates offered by us for hotel accommodations and villa accommodations will be very competitive and unlike many other companies we are based in Jamaica and live here and thus know where to find exactly what you are looking for.

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So whether you are looking for group accommodations for your destination wedding in Jamaica or for your family reunion or business retreat we can help you find accommodations for your stay in Jamaica.

So contact us via email at heleng@helengevents.com or call 876-488-0093 / 876-541-7772 / 718-880-4067