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    Default CouplesVirgin2012 - NO WORRIES!

    PLEASE don't feel any negative impressions or bad vibes about Couples or the repeating guests, because a few people get bent out of shape at the thought of your sisters coming to your wedding. Couples fully understands, as do the more reasonable guests, that when you offer wedding packages, there will need to be some flexibility with the couples-only policy. It is certainly up to the resorts, NOT the other guests, who your bridesmaids or groomsmen can be and whether they can be there. While the MB can be a very informative outlet for questions, you never know what you're going to get in regards to replies. We've been there during four weddings, some of which had single guests sharing rooms, and it was not a problem at all. Please enjoy your planning and don't worry about your sisters. Open minded folks that are feeling the true Jamaican vibe would be happy to include them in a beach volleyball game, ping pong, bocce, snorkeling, waterskiing, or whatever else they want to do. And, I guarantee that the beach is not keeping track of who anybody is or who they are with! NO WORRIES!

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    dank120,
    I sooooo totally agree with your post!

    One Love,
    suzyQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by dank120 View Post
    PLEASE don't feel any negative impressions or bad vibes about Couples or the repeating guests, because a few people get bent out of shape at the thought of your sisters coming to your wedding. Couples fully understands, as do the more reasonable guests, that when you offer wedding packages, there will need to be some flexibility with the couples-only policy. It is certainly up to the resorts, NOT the other guests, who your bridesmaids or groomsmen can be and whether they can be there. While the MB can be a very informative outlet for questions, you never know what you're going to get in regards to replies. We've been there during four weddings, some of which had single guests sharing rooms, and it was not a problem at all. Please enjoy your planning and don't worry about your sisters. Open minded folks that are feeling the true Jamaican vibe would be happy to include them in a beach volleyball game, ping pong, bocce, snorkeling, waterskiing, or whatever else they want to do. And, I guarantee that the beach is not keeping track of who anybody is or who they are with! NO WORRIES!
    Glad you started this thread again since I saw yesterday it was closed and I couldnt reply and I even considered starting a new one!! If you feelings were hurt and I hope they weren't then I apologize to you from all of us on this mb cause I truly believe that no one meant to hurt your feelings!! We are getting married 12/12/12 and I have lots of single friends that I would love to invite(and my group likes to party) and of course I want them to be there on the most important day of my life(well my daughter being born was the most important day of my life truly but that was 25 years ago ha) and I dont know if they will even consider coming knowing that its a couples only resort but I want them to of course but I just keep thinking they might stick out like a sore thumb! hehe But again I want them there and if that is your choice to have your sisters there and we know it is then do it and dont worry honey!!!! Hope these messages help!!!

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    Greetings All!!! I think that you are missing one very important point as to the Couples policy. Unless the rules have changed, Couples policy states that there are 2 persons to a room, and that they need to be at least 18 years of age. It makes no difference as to their sex,, whether it be 2 females, 2 males, or one of each. They also don't have to be in love ( I don't think they ask when you check in ) They just have to be a couple. So, having said that, it should make no difference why they are there. The fact that that they are attending a wedding makes no difference. They may just be friends on vacation. They are following the rules. In our many visits to Couples, we have met gay couples and thoroughly enjoyed their company. We have also met mother/daughter couples. The rules are the rules.

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    dank 120, I totally agree with you. Some posters feel the need to offer "advice" to the point of being rude. Perhaps if when a question is asked they could just stick to giving an informative answer, and not acting like it is intrusive to "their" resort it would avoid a lot of problems. CouplesVirgin 2012, please don't give this another thought. Since you are following what the rules are then you have nothing to worry about. You will find that when you get to the resort the people are not judgemental at all. This MB sometimes brings out the worst in people. I am positive your sisters will feel at ease and will really enjoy themselves. Don't let anyone change your mind. Have a great wedding!

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    Thanks!! My feeling are not hurt, I was just wondering y people get so bent out of shape...there is a way to share your opinion without being "outraged" with the situation. hahah

    Its all good though...ill b at CSA on 6/10/12...and thats all that matters hahah (dying to get there!!!!!!!)

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    It is fine with me if Couples is changing their policy. If they are, then they need to let people know. Some people book a resort to enjoy a romatic time just the two of them. All I want to say is "respect"

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    Before accusing someone of violating Couples policy, one should be aware that Couples does have a policy in place that allows a certain number of singles as wedding guests. It is in their wedding FAQs on their message board...

    http://couples.com/wedding/faq.php

    Couples does beautiful weddings, so it is not fair to suggest that they go elsewhere when they are not even violating any rules in the first place. And the number of singles is restricted, so they won't be "taking over" the resort by any means. No harm, no foul.


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    Ok, I've watched this thread and not commented...but I do have to say I disagree with Bobsharon....Couples IS for people in love...That is the point of it, a romantic vacation with the one you love. Now it CAN be same sex couples and I have no issue with that either, but if it started getting to the point that just two friends who were willing to share a room were coming, just to be there, I think that does violate the intention of the resort. This isn't for just any two people whoe want to come and stay here. There are circumstances where they may not be a couple, as with this wedding, but other than that, it should be restricted to couples only. Otherwise you may end up with the issues of people acting irresponsibly toward other guests.

    Having said that, when there is a wedding and a situation like Couplesvirgin is asking about, two people who are not a couple, but attending the wedding...I don't see an issue with that if they act appropriately and she has stated quite clearly that they aren't an issue. She wants her sisters there and that is very understandable and to me, no issue at all.

    That is my two cents worth on this. Couplesvirgin, I hope you can go and your sisters, so that your family can enjoy your wedding together! Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CouplesVirgin2012 View Post
    Thanks!! My feeling are not hurt, I was just wondering y people get so bent out of shape...there is a way to share your opinion without being "outraged" with the situation. hahah

    Its all good though...ill b at CSA on 6/10/12...and thats all that matters hahah (dying to get there!!!!!!!)
    Its really too bad that people made you feel like that cause it really doesnt need to be that way. I agree with dank120's comment about the "true Jamaican vibe". Go and enjoy yourself and your guests. Hopefully this whole thing did not put a bad taste in your mouth because that is not Couples style to insult people or make them feel uncomfortable. If anything Couples is known for going above and beyond to try and accomodate everyone. I will be there next month and I am counting the days!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CouplesVirgin2012 View Post
    Thanks!! My feeling are not hurt, I was just wondering y people get so bent out of shape...there is a way to share your opinion without being "outraged" with the situation. hahah

    Its all good though...ill b at CSA on 6/10/12...and thats all that matters hahah (dying to get there!!!!!!!)
    YAY that you will be at CSA 6/10/12 and YAY that your feelings werent hurt!! You're gonna have a great time!!!!

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    I picked Couples because it was just that...for couples. I don't really want a bunch of singles getting drunk & partying all night.
    Now with thousands of other resorts in the Caribbean that allow singles why would someone pick a resort that is exclusively for couples.
    Captain Jim
    "I will grow old....
    But I won't grow up"

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    Wow, it's amazing how quickly people get off on tangents.

    1) CouplesVirgin2012 is getting married at Couples, bringing her sisters who deserve to be able to enjoy the best resort in the world, and that is AWESOME, because it will be an experience to remember for the rest of their lives. Also, this experience may create a whole new family of future repeaters, which is also AWESOME! Bring on the new blood! It will only add to the Repeater's Dinners.

    2) "Couples" have the same ability to get hammered and party all night as "singles" do. It's an all-inclusive. It comes with the territory. And that goes for Couples Resorts or anywhere else in the Caribbean. If you ever run into a problem, we all know that the resort will go out of their way to correct it. With that said, read the stories on the recent hangover thread. Those aren't singles that are hunkered over trash cans...

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    Oh boy... some of the negative people are back here again. So before this thread shuts down too, I just want to say...
    From one Couples bride to another - Good for you for not letting these people bother you! When you get there it will all be wonderful. Everyone seems to be so happy and smiling (shame on anyone who is grumpy), and the staff will be friendly to all. For any couples who want to be quiet and romantic - who's stopping them?
    I'm sure you sisters will not be a bother to anyone. At CSA and CN with the beaches being somewhat public (not the chairs of course), singles (gasp!) and children (horror!) may even pass on the beach, and don't forget about the vendors. There may be couples there who drink and get a little loud, especially if they go as a group of couples, or even if one couple meets other couples once there (we certainly did) The beach parties, gala, casino nights, night club, and in particular the CTI NYE party we attended were very social. Yes, it's Couples, and not a party place, but it's not a morgue! Sheesh. I honestly think some people are a little unrealistic as they type. People who want total privacy and 100% quiet should go to a deserted island. LOL
    Have a great trip and a fabulous wedding day

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