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  1. We had 32 people at our reception. It was the best reception I have ever been to! All of the guests raved about it. Steel drum first hour. Fire show second hour. Dj for the rest of the reception. If you have entrainment, the private reception is worth it. If you are just having dinner, I would not spend the extra money for the private reception. Remember, you are only doing this once. Make it great!!!
  2. I really think that they should not call the wedding department planners. They should call them organizers or assistants. A planner actually plans your wedding with you and the GP staff just does what you plan. I gave them typed out, color coded instructions, a check list if you prefer, of everything I wanted. I bought my stuff to them in matching colored bags. NO guess work for them. It was all taken care of for me. We were very happy. I am sorry that it does not turn out that way for everyone. You do have to stay on top of them before you arrive. I remain pleased with how things turned out.
  3. You looked beautiful on your wedding day. I am very sorry your destination wedding did not go as planned. I had a very good experience at GP for mine.
  4. Tai Fora charges $8 for chair rentals. It includes delivery and moving the chairs to the reception. There are no extra fees.
  5. My cell phone did not work. I do not have international calling. I did pick up a signal. Calling cards are available. I did not purchase any but a few guest did. I think the cost was $20. Not sure about how many minutes you get for that.
  6. We did not pay a departure. Things could have changed since July. I have been twice with no fee.
  7. I rented the white chairs from Tai Flora. We used them for both the wedding and reception. The Blue Lagoon has brown chairs.
  8. We had 32 guests. We used the U shaped table setup with 3 centerpieces at the head table and 3 centerpieces on both side tables. We used a total of 9 centerpieces.
  9. White cloth napkins are supplied. Â For some reason I can not attach the Tai Flora catalog for you. Sorry. It really did not help me. It is very outdated.
  10. I think that is a great idea. It would be awesome to have the steel drum players play during your cocktail hour!! They were so good! You will have lots of time to get everything done and enjoy it all. There is not a lot of shade at the beach location so do not forget the sunblock. Hand fans for the guests would be a great idea too. My guests loved them. Happy planning.
  11. It really is not that far. Plan on a 5 to 10 minute walk from the beach ceremony site. However, they will have a driver waiting to take you. We sent the driver away and walked from the Gazebo because we wanted pictures from around the resort. They reception will not start without you. Take your time and enjoy your day. They are really relaxed about time in Jamaica. They will not cut your reception short because you are late to it. They never said anything about us going over our time (30-40 minutes). They even seemed disappointed that we were leaving. They really were great to us. I am sure the tipping helped. Â The Infinity bar is directly above the Blue Lagoon. We meet our guests there for cocktails before the reception. We found it to be a good gathering point. It has a beautiful view and great location.
  12. No I would not have had a cocktail hour if I could redo it. There is no time. If you have one, you will not be able to enjoy it.  Here is how my wedding day went went  4:00 Guests arrive 4:15 Here comes the bride 4:40 Ceremony in over 4:45 Champagne time 5-5:40 pictures 5:45 Infinity bar to meet guests 6:00 reception time. We were late to the reception by 15 minutes.  The meal is a 4 course meal. You will get the first course and cocktails pretty quickly. If you are worried that you will be starved, ask one of your girls to bring you a snack while getting ready.  I had planned to spend 4 hours at the spa. I got an one hour massage, flash facial and my hair done in 2 hours. I would have had plenty of time for lunch.  Spend the money on entertainment. It takes the pressure off of you to entertain and they will not notice the slow service. They will be distracted by the awesomeness of the show!
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