Any Grand Palladium brides?
Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:42 AM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:16 AM
Hello new brides Caseylynndais, Kstok and Brebuisson!!
Welcome to the forum!! I am also pretty new here in BDW writing here for only one month and a half...
Casey, when I booked my wedding at GP I received a mail from a GP sales rep informed me that they made a discount booking an important amount of rooms (I think 50 but I am not sure). As all the guests, my FI and I are coming from Europe (Italy and Spain), we had a better offer thourgh a travel agency. Here in Spain it goes a travel package to go to any destination of the Caribbean consisting on flight, hotel with all inclusive and bus shuttle from airport to the resort and return.
For example we got an offer to our guests for 1080 euro (something like 1380 USD) for staying at Colonial during 7 nights. I think it is a pretty good deal!!
I imagine that from Canada and the States the offers are better, dont you?
¡Que teng¡is un buen da!
(Have a nice day!)
Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:03 PM
Originally Posted by Kstok
Hi Bre- I am pretty sure the beach bash is available as I received an e-mail from Vanessa today saying that once our wedding date is confirmed, she will be able to book the beach bash. I noticed on one of the other forums that you said you are from a small town in Manitoba. I am from Winnipeg!
I look forward to sharing info and hearing updates on how everyone's planning is coming along and the experiences of those who have returned.
Has anyone looked into group rates for travel yet? Just curious as I am not sure how far ahead I should be doing that. I would interested in hearing what the rates look like for next year. I have people coming from a few cities so I hope I have enough out of one city to qualify. I think you need 10 adults from one gateway.
Kathy, yes I live about an hour west of Winnipeg! Crazy! when are you looking to book your wedding? I actually went through a travel agency company in Winnipeg, they are a couple who had their own destination wedding and now they specialize in destination weddings for other couples! If you want their information Kathy, let me know. I don't have to pay them anything - the travel companies do that. My mom & I met with them last summer & they got us group rate quotes from all the different airlines, and then they set up a wedding website for us with all the information so that our guests just need to contact them to put their deposits down. It's been really nice so far.
Looking forward to hearing all your reviews Mickeycelle!
Carlotta, that seems like a good deal for the 7 nights. My guests will be at the grand palladium over new years (since 3 of my bridesmaids are in university and i didn't want to have them missing classes as one will be in her 3rd year of pharmacy) .. so unfortunately the prices are much higher since it's holiday season.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:14 PM
Welcome to all the newbies! Vanessa emailed me this week and told me that the Karen Bussen Packages are available now and that I could change my vow renewal package to one of the new ones so I have been looking at these for options but have so many questions and concerns! Maybe some of the new brides here will be wondering the same thing/know the answers to!?
What I am finding with these new packages is that you can't really "customize" anything in them. If you choose white as your colour pallet from the limited choices they offer per package (which is what I would have to go with as they don't have coral or torquiose) then you cant make any of the flowers anything other than white. So for example I am looking at the Mayan pearl package, and choosing white- so the flowers are white lilies for everything-even the bridesmaids, so there is no colour contrast. And I couldn't choose their pink colour as my colour scheme because it would clash with the coral dress of my bridesmaid. Ideally, my bridesmaid having white would be fine-but for that package all they offer is a tiny white lily bouquet (i think its one or two flowers only), and then i would like to have a few coral coloured flowers mixed into mine, but they can't do that. So I am disappointed about that. It's kind of one colour for everything Is anyone else going through these motions right now and finding out anything more than what I have discovered???
You might think "well then just keep with your original package" however my fiance has really fallen in love with the look of the mayan pearl package decorations and palladium packages will not let u use those decorations unless you get the karen bussen packages. The chairs and more modern looking chair covers is what has caught his eye and he is pretty stuck on them now~ lol.
So if anyone else has some more answers on how we can change or if we can change some details in these packages please let me know!
Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:25 PM
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:38 PM
Hi ladies!! So many new brides-to-be since I logged on last! A huge Congratulations to everyone:) I had to pop on here because tomorrow is Karenk's wedding. Karen- I am thinking of you and wishing you and your hubby to be a beautiful, happy wedding day!! Mikeycelle, your day sounds like it is filled with all the best and I'm getting so excited for you! Both you and Maybride are the same week. I am one month away from our wedding day, and I can barely sleep- my mind is constantly thinking of " do I have everything done-am I forgetting something?" I can only imagine how you two are feeling:) I have to laugh because our dining room table has become wedding central- everything is laid out, organized and I have more lists and notebooks than a college student- lol. My shoes came today and they are so pretty. Mikeycelle, thanks for the backup on the veil. I did order one- so it will be interesting to see if I decide to wear it or not. I really think I will- it makes me feel bridal:)
Caseylynndavis- welcome and congrats!! I have a timeline on my wedding website of the way our day will run- please feel free to check our the way I worded it if it can help:) our site is www.christinaandmichaelswedding.com. It must go in the browser- not a search engine like google- too many Christina and Michaels wedding sites to filter through. I hope it helps!
Karenk-I can't wait to hear about your day- I hope you are snug as a bug in bed getting rested up for tomorrow!!
Ok -since were girls-I have to share my wedding day shoes. They just came today and I love them!
ps- anyone else have a fianc© that is getting nervous about saying the vows out loud in front of everyone with a micphne ? Lol.
Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:35 AM
I wouldn't wait for prices to go down. The way things work now the travel agents have advised me that they mostly just go up for groups....last minute deals are more for people who are traveling in small groups and flexible to where they go. I got a group rate held for 90 days from Transat and they have a price drop guarantee plus the Palladium offers "Early Booking Date" discounts of about $250 a person. My wedding is in December and with transat, the suites were already all booked by February in the Whitesands area. Also, planes book up quick. I tried getting a group booking for November back in January and the flights were pretty booked up already for holding large group spots on the plane. I ended up having to move it to December. Basically my main point is I would recommend getting quotes as soon as possible...Palladium is a pretty popular resort.
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