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#1151 VancityBride

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    Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:22 AM

    So with the cocktail hour, you did mention that there was a bartender, was there chairs or an area for ppl to sit?  Is there an actual bar on the beach? Is it a little private?

     

    Originally Posted by takelly 

    We used the cocktail hour immediately following our wedding ceremony.  Since the ceremony was short (20 minutes) the cocktail hour added to the event.  The location was on the beach as we used the Riviera Gazebo for the ceremony.  Yes there was a bartender and everyone had fun posing for pictures and sipping cocktails.

     



     



     



    #1152 mekeenan

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      Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:56 AM

      Hi everyone, I am a photographer heading down to GSP for a wedding in March. I'd LOVE to see some of your photos so I can know what to expect with the surroundings.

      My email is melaniekphoto@gmail.com. Please send along anything you can share!
       

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      #1153 takelly

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        Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:48 PM

        What type of rooms have your guests booked?  My guests booked platinium and there was a private bar area in the lobby of the suites.  It was perfect for hanging out between events as you could indoor or outdoor by the pool.

         

         

        Originally Posted by genandchris 

        is someone can help me to suggest the cocktail?

         

        our wedding is in 2 weeks!!

         

        we will have our ceremony at 3 pm

        our diner is a 6pm

         

        we will takea lots of pictures between but i think we need a coktail spot for our

        guest...

         

        the thing is we already took the open bar for the afterparty and since we are 40 people its getting expensive.....

         

        we dont need a private place.... just a placewhere we can hang out near a bar on the resort.....

         

        any suggestions?



         



        #1154 takelly

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          Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:51 PM

          We got married at the Riveria Gazebo which is a less private than the Chill Out Gazebo.  The bar was immediately to the left of the gazebo on the beach and the guests utilized the chairs in the gazebo to sit.  Honestly the hour goes by rather quickly with all of the photos being taken so everyone was busy watching and socialzing and the chairs were only used by a few people.
           

          Originally Posted by VancityBride 

          So with the cocktail hour, you did mention that there was a bartender, was there chairs or an area for ppl to sit?  Is there an actual bar on the beach? Is it a little private?

           



           



           



          #1155 VancityBride

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            Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:31 AM


            Yes, I suppose your right, Im sure the hour just flies by.  COuld you send me some photos so i can see what it looks like at the gazebo and the cocktail hour location, were having our ceremony there as well.

            We got married at the Riveria Gazebo which is a less private than the Chill Out Gazebo.  The bar was immediately to the left of the gazebo on the beach and the guests utilized the chairs in the gazebo to sit.  Honestly the hour goes by rather quickly with all of the photos being taken so everyone was busy watching and socialzing and the chairs were only used by a few people.
             



             



             



            #1156 takelly

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              Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:35 PM

              I thought the same thing about the down grade however they only have two packages for legal ceremonies.  I believe you have more choice if it is symbolic.
               

              Originally Posted by hermi88 

              Thanks everyone for the replys.

               

              Even if they say they are going to throw in the welcome dinner if I want to downgrade I will still probably downgrade because $2500 for 40 people and the package isnt comparable to $500 for 20 people and all the extra's. I mean throw in the extra $12pp for extra people and few extra bucks pp for the cake to be up to 40 people. Put in another few hundred bucks if you wanted to get a couples massage etc. Some of the people that are coming with us are hair stylists so they are doing everyones hair so we arent worried about that. In all honesty with everything in that package we want to pay as extra's I cant see if costing me anything over $1200.

               

              I also emailed the email for emma and I havent recieved a reply from that.



               



              #1157 VancityBride

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                Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:33 AM

                Hello, Im sorry to bother you, im sure that you havent been on this site for a while.


                 

                I just had a few questions if you didnt mind me asking...but it just seems like everything on your wedding day went great and was hoping you could help me.

                 

                First of all the photo of you and your husband in the golf cart with the just married sign is soooo amazing! Did the resort provide that??

                 

                We are also doing a welcome dinner at Mamma Mia, im glad to hear that it was a good meal. How was the service? Did they decorate at all? Was it private?

                 

                Did you have any problems with the WC? Of them changing anything on you..

                 

                How did the music for the ceremony work? Was there someone there to change it so the right song was playing for your entrance and exit?

                 

                How was the DJ?? You mentioned that he was good, but was he really good? I wanted to book an outside DJ but was told I am not allowed :( Did he know how to get the party started..

                Who introduced you into you reception? Was it a guest or the DJ?

                 

                Your cocktail hour looks soo nice, how did you get it in ibizia? I have been told that i have to have it right after the ceremony on the beach..but i would love it to be somewhere private and somewhere with AC.

                 

                Your make up looked great, how did you find the make up and hair at the spa? I also have an outside make up artist coming and now im being told that im not allowed. i am just a little worried with the language barrier that it might be a little hard. I want someone who know what colors looks good on me.

                 

                Any advice would be greatly appricaited?

                Originally Posted by AshleyBrendan 

                We are back!! I am going to write a novel here because I have so many good things to say about this resort, our wedding, the service provided by Sandra and Patricia and our super fabulous photograhers from BlueLensCaribe Photography (please see the link at the bottom to see some of our favourite photos...though we ended up with 900 from our photographer lol).

                Brendan and I were married on November 18, 2009 at the Grand Riviera Princess. It was absolutly PERFECT! Our Packages were the Royalty Package and the Private Beach Party (2009 Package): Total: $5,200.

                We arrived on Saturday night, to our guests who were already there asking where in the world did we find this amazing place. All of our guests say they are going to return (as we did after our first time here).

                We entered our room and the front desk had let my maid of honour go in a decorate our room. It was beautiful! Hearts all over the bed. We were also greated with a bottle of champagne on ice with champagne flutes, compliments of the hotel.

                Monday morning I met with the lady who was preparing all of the legal work and received our blood tests. It was smooth and easy and the blood tests were gentle... not a bruise or a mark!! We then met with Sandra and Patricia to go over all of the details and itinerary for the wedding.

                After that I had arranged an appointment with my outside photographers Dennis from BlueLensCaribe Photography to go over details for the wedding. We were a little worred because what people have said on here but, Dennis showed up exactly on time and was full of energy and ideas. We just knew he was great and are so happy with our choice.

                Monday night we had our "Welcome Dinner" which was the dinner included in our Royalty Package. There were only 28 of us and we ate a Mamma Mia. We had the veal menue and it was REALLY GOOD!! Everyone was so impressed. Everyone who didn't know eachother got to meet eachother too which was great. We also gave everyone lime green mugs with our logos on them so that you could regonize eachother. It worked out so well!!

                Wednesday at noon my maid of honour and I went for our hair and make-up. I was really worried because of the language barried, but I brought my own picture and she did the EXACT same!! I couldn't have asked for more!!

                My photographers Dennis and his assistant for the day Jack (i think) came around 2:00 pm and took pictures of us girls getting ready and then pictures of the boys. They were so funny and had us laughing. They got some amazing candid shots. Then they headed with us down to the beach for the cermoney.

                The Ceremony was in the gazebo at 3:00 pm. We brought our own lime green and brown sashes and fans and gave them to Sandra at our Monday meeting and said to have them do whatever looks nice. I also asked them not to put down that red carpet and gave them CDs with all of our chosen music. They did a beautiful job!!! Everything was organized and set out perfectly!! We were legally married in about 20 minutes. We had both of our parents as our witnesses which we loved as well!!

                Following the Ceremoney we all had some pictures taken on the beach. We had group shots and single shots. Then the guests were asked to head to the lobby to the Ibiza Lounge for the 1 hour cocktail reception. Brendan and I stayed for more photos for a bit and then we can make an entrance to the cocktail reception, The Just Married Cart waited for us to finish.

                Again, we had such an amazing time with Dennis. If we weren't smiling enough.. he made us laught.. if he wanted us to kiss.. he made kissing noises. It was so fun and we had so much direction (which we really needed lol).

                We then went up to the lobby and had some champagne and drinks with our guests. It was so much fun. We retook some of the group pictures because people we squinting in some which was great. We were so happy the photographer caught that and knew to redo some for us!!

                Near the end of the cocktail hour, Brendan and I went with the photgraphers for phots in the lobby and around the resort a bit and the guests were shuttled down to the beach for the beach party. Again, so much fun with the photos and such great ideas. He took some awesome sunset pictures. We finished with them and told them to take head down to the beach for the entrance and first dance pictures and if they would like, just stay for the dinner. Their time was up after the first dance, but they stayed for dinner anyway and actually took more pictures after.

                We then headed down to the beach for the beach party. Again, we had told them to use our brown and lime green and not the tuquiose they use. It was so BEAUTIFUL!! I couldn't beleive it. I usually have somethign to complain about, but it was so perfect. We had a huge buffett and 6 waiters who carried everyone's plates to the tables and the head table had their own waiter. Champagne was unlimited, the service was INCREDIBLE. Everyone couldn't beleive this was the reception. So when we entered the Reception, we did our first dances before dinner. We entered and cheered and the DJ (with his Mac Computer set up) started the music and we danced barefeet in the sand. It was so romantic and more than I could have asked for. We then did the dance with our parents.

                We sat and had some drinks and then the waiters went to each table and told them that they could go up and eat. It was so organized it was unbeleivable. The food was amazing. It was a line of salads and veggies and fajita table and then at the end a chef bbqing the meat and fish. I could beleive how professional everything was. You would have thought this was a really expensive wedding reception.

                We ate and drank and then cut the cake. The cake was beautiful. With white chocolate starfish and shells all over it. Everyone actually ate the cake! lol Since Dennis and Co. were still there they took some photos of us cutting the cake which was really great too.

                Then came dancing time. Everyone had their shoes off and we all danced in the sand for 3 hours. The DJ had an assortment of Music and also let you play your own IPOD and selections. We had all of us up dancing and it was amazing. We even had the waiters dancing and brought some people watching from the bridge over!! It was so much fun!! My mom even ordered tequila shots for the whole party and the waiters delivered them around for everyone. It was great. People who never really party... partied hard that night!! Brendan and I had a rule of only 2 shots (and only clear drinks for me) that day though because we wanted to remember our wedding.. and we are so happy we did.

                We ended up clearing off the beach around 10:30 and all headed to the lobby for drinks before the disco. We ALL of our guests in their dancing around. It was amazing. Our parents and aunts, uncles, friends.... all of us dancing around. It was hilarous and so much fun. My wedding dress is filthy, but it was so worth it!!! I think we ended up heading back to our room until around 2:30 am.... and we were up very late. lol

                The next morning we had room service breakfast to our room. We picked the omlettes, but Sandra gives you a big menue to choose from!! You can also order as late a noon which is good lol

                So all in all, the wedding was more than I ever expected. Our guests said they have never been to a wedding like this and couldn't beleive how organized and perfect everythign was. They and We will recommend this resort to anyone and everyone and we HIGHLY recommend that you have the beach party. It was a movie star party!!

                If you have any questions, please send me a message!!

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                #1158 genandchris

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                  Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:53 PM

                  girls!!!! im leaving tomorrow morning!!!!!

                   

                  so excited! i will give you some note as soon as i get back!



                  #1159 VancityBride

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                    Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

                    Good Luck!  im sure everything is going to be perfect.


                     

                    Lets us know how it goes.

                    Originally Posted by genandchris 

                    girls!!!! im leaving tomorrow morning!!!!!

                     

                    so excited! i will give you some note as soon as i get back!



                     



                    #1160 smokey82

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                      Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:15 AM

                      Hi everyone,

                       

                      I am trying to book my reception and want it at the chill out  bar but only have 30 guests. I have heard of people who only had to pay $50 instead of the $100 for the missing 10 guests and the same for children. Can anyone advise if they did this or know how they got the wedding co-ordinator to arrange this.

                       

                      Thanks heidi






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