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#1 klawrence925

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    Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:48 PM

    Kathy
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    #2 Melissa G

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      Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:05 PM

      I am getting married at Sandals Grande Ochos Rios on August 30th! It is nice to have some more SGOR brides here so we can share ideas. Sometimes I feel like it is hard to get info out of my wedding planner.

      #3 Spazz

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        Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:08 PM

        to the forum! Great choice, that's where I'm going for a short honeymoon, it looks gorgeous. Happy planning!!!

        #4 IrieBride08

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          Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:11 AM

          Welcome to another SGOR bride!! Looking forward to the collaboration!

          #5 KarmaB

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            Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:25 AM

            I have a question for the SGOR girls...What is your WC's name? I was curious if we have the same WC since RP is owned by Sandals and from what I hear is very close to the SGOR.

            #6 klawrence925

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              Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:45 AM

              Hello Everyone,

              I am getting married June 15,2008 at the Sandals Grande Ocho Rios. If anyone has some good information to share it would be wonderful. We have been working via our travel agent. We have about 24 people coming and we were told for that large of a group we could not have our dinner/reception at one of the resturants. That they would not accomodate that large of a group and we would have to pay for a seperate reception either $50 or $75 per person including ourselves. Has anyone else run into this? I spoke with a Bride yesterday via trip advisor and she just got back and stated she had her butler make a reservation for 27 people after her wedding and it was no problem. I am worried since we have to make our descion 30 days prior to departure on everything. If I try to chance it and wait until we get down there that it won't be available. I think it is a rip off to charge extra for something you are already paying for. I have not worked with a WC from Sandals yet, I called them directly and aske dthem about the extra charge and she said the same as my travel agent.

              #7 IrieBride08

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                Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:20 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by FutureMrsB
                I have a question for the SGOR girls...What is your WC's name? I was curious if we have the same WC since RP is owned by Sandals and from what I hear is very close to the SGOR.
                My Sandals WC's name is Darma. She is based out of Miami though and I will be getting an onsite coordinator when I arrive in Jamaica. I hope the transition of all our correspondence is a smooth one!
                Hello Everyone,

                I am getting married June 15,2008 at the Sandals Grande Ocho Rios. If anyone has some good information to share it would be wonderful. We have been working via our travel agent. We have about 24 people coming and we were told for that large of a group we could not have our dinner/reception at one of the resturants. That they would not accomodate that large of a group and we would have to pay for a seperate reception either $50 or $75 per person including ourselves. Has anyone else run into this? I spoke with a Bride yesterday via trip advisor and she just got back and stated she had her butler make a reservation for 27 people after her wedding and it was no problem. I am worried since we have to make our descion 30 days prior to departure on everything. If I try to chance it and wait until we get down there that it won't be available. I think it is a rip off to charge extra for something you are already paying for. I have not worked with a WC from Sandals yet, I called them directly and aske dthem about the extra charge and she said the same as my travel agent.
                We are having about 40 guests at my wedding. My WC sent me list of locations that we can have the welcome reception, rehearsal dinner, and reception and restaurants were included in all of these as options (San Genarro and Bayside Restaurants)

                I have never been told that my group was too large to seat in the restaurants, however I have been told that the reception will cost money regardless of where I have it. You can choose a cold h'ors reception with champagne toast for $15 pp (reception lasts 30 minutes), a Hot and Cold buffet of H'ors w/ champ toast for $25 pp (reception lasts 1 hr), the sit down plated dinner for $50 pp (lasts 2 hrs) or the $75 pp reception which lasts 3 hours (same menu as the $50 pp reception but includes hot and cold h'ors.) Open bar included in these prices for the duration of the reception.

                Once our wedding was officially booked, the WC emailed all of this information to us right away. We have decided to move our reception offsite, and are using a local restaurant instead. You should be hearing from a Sandals WC who will fill you in on all your options soon!

                Don't worry, you have time to go through all your options and pick exactly what you want. I'm just starting to really go through this process now, and I'm 3 months out.


                #8 klawrence925

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                  Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:17 PM

                  Thanks for the Information. My travel agent sent me the packet with the pricing for everything. I just don't feel we should have to pay for something seperate when everyone is already paying for food and drinks. I would rather wait until we got down there to make our descions instead of paying 30 days prior but if I have to I guess i have too. I am looking foward to it none the less...

                  #9 meandpaul

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                    Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:22 PM

                    Welcome to the forum. I am getting married down the street at Beaches Boscobel on September 1, 2008, then honeymooning at Sandals Grande.

                    #10 atjorgensen

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                      Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:23 AM

                      congrats to you!! although im not a sor bride, its nice to have more sandals brides here. i thought very much about having mine at sor but decided on sdr instead. sor is also beautiful and i have heard great things about it!! good luck with your planning!!




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