Originally Posted by misshh
We just returned from the Grand Princess on January 9th, the resort is Amazing!!! very beautiful, in fact I have guests that said that they well be returning. The Location for the wedding was very nice and off to the side, it was perfect as we only had a small group of 25 . For those of you that might have been worried like I was about hearing and seeing construction I didnt see a thing and we were in Platnium. We choose to do the a la carte reception at the mamma Mia and it was very good!! They set it up very nice with a head Table and it was off to the side which was very nice. For those of you that are worried about were to have your first Dance if you did not get the Dance floor they let us do are first dance right on the beach after the ceremony we really enjoyed that.
The only thing that I have to complain about was our wedding coordinator Mara there was not very good communication. For our Nuptual breakfast we had to call room service ourselves which we thought she would have done for us, also we called the day after our wedding about our massage and we were told that that was our job to book it with the spa (which we were never told or we would have done it earlie) also there was no room decoration the night of our wedding which was supposed to be in the package. We just though we should have been told alot more at our meeting.
Another thing that was very nice was that my whole group was upgraded to Junior Deluxe instead of the standard Junior Suite my guests were very pleased with there rooms. One thing to that I thought I should mention A la cartes for Junior Suites and Deluxe suites were hard to book so let your guests know to book them right away as some of my guests were not able to book them, but if you are in Platnium it is way easier to book a la cartes I was even able to book 2 Group Suppers.( The fondue was amazing and also the Le fleur, awsome Filet)
I think this Place was perfect for our wedding!! and my Guests had so much fun at this resort ( as most of them like to party!!) Also Playa Del Carman was an awsome place to go some of us just got a big Taxi and all went together. I Hope that all you Couples out there have an amazing day just like we did and all the best in the future!!! If anybody has any questions feel free to email me and ask I'll be more then happy to answer any questions (:
Thanks for this awesome post. It helped me emmensly. Im glad that you enjoyed your wedding, and it sounded like your guests had an awesome time as well.
I am getting married in Feb, so just around the corner in order to make final decsions... one being the a la arte restaurant. We were thinking of the Mamma Mia one too, and from the sounds of it, you enjoyed that one very much. Would you reccommend that one, or another one? I like how they gave you a head table.. I was wondering that myself. We have 40 ppl with us... you think they'll charge me extra (cause it states room for 20ppl)
Where did you get married? was it in the gazebo? or the Yuppa (as they call it)? Then did you have to ask for a first dance after the ceremony, or was that just provided? Did you have a song that you wanted them to play? That was another worry of mine... that there wasnt going to be a 'first dance' unless you got a private reception or something.
We are staying in the platinum suite also, glad that it wasnt affected by the explotion, and that it didnt affect your time at the resort.
As for the WC... I have Mara also.. I will be sure to go much further in detail about the rooms, and spa arrangements... thanks for the heads up.
If there is anything else that you would like to mention, I am all ears!
Congrats on your wedding...