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#81 pribrzl

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    Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:06 PM

    Ladies,

    If you asked me for the sushi restaurant pics, I just sent the emails - let me know if you don't get it. AMc83 - could you please send me the images you have from the steakhouse? What did Candy told you about the outside area on this restaurant? Does it have a beach view? Thank you!

    #82 amc83

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      Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:48 AM

      Hi - Thanks again for the sushi restaunt pics. I heard that the steakhouse has a view of the beach, but you can't tell in the picture I have. I only have one and it shows the inside but I will send it to you. I found a few more pictures on tripadvisor (they have a ton of pics of the resort from prior guests) and you can see more of the steak restaurant, but still not the outside area. I am just going of the description that I got from Candy as well as the concierge desk. They both said has an ocean view...

      #83 clareB

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        Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:08 PM

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        Originally Posted by SCzhen
        Blue Bay looks so beautiful! I'm planning on going there for a site visit in a couple of weeks but any info/thoughts from other brides about the resort would be really helpful too.
        We have just had our wedding date confirmed for 26 April 2010. I am sooooo excited but a little concerned reading some of the reviews. Just wondering how your visit went and if you have any tips for me. Big thanks Clare

        #84 clareB

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          Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:49 PM

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          Originally Posted by cindy2010
          Hey girls!

          Really nice to read all your post here... Lottts of great infos!! Thanks!!

          Pribrzl and Amc83, I was wondering if you could both send me the pictures of the reception locations and restaurants you have... Actually, if anyone has pictures from the resort I would love to see them all haha! cindygauthierbastien@hotmail.com

          Our wedding is planned for march 2010, still a long way to go... But I fell in love with the resort, and I'll be waiting for all of u's reviews!!!

          Congrats to everyone! :)

          Love, Cindy
          Congratulations to your forthcoming wedding. We have just been informed that our wedding date in april 2010 has been confirmed at the BBGE. I am very excited but would love any photos or advice you may be able to give me.

          #85 cdt_seattle

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            Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:35 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by pribrzl
            We arte doing a cocktail hour for the rehearsal, so we don't have to pay again for the private dinner party. The two hours of cocktail ended up being less expensive than a private dinner and everyone can have dinner afterwards. We are doing ours in an area right outside the italian restaurant - SUPER nice, with contemporary furniture - it's great!!!
            Do you mind me asking what the price was? It's been difficult to get any pricing info on things other than $25/person for a private dinner and I'm not even sure how long that is for.

            I would be quite interested in knowing the details on cocktails or appetizers, etc.

            Thanks!
            Chris

            #86 pribrzl

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              Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:20 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by cdt_seattle
              Do you mind me asking what the price was? It's been difficult to get any pricing info on things other than $25/person for a private dinner and I'm not even sure how long that is for.

              I would be quite interested in knowing the details on cocktails or appetizers, etc.

              Thanks!
              Chris
              The price for the cocktail hour is about $10 per person, for a 100 guests list. They have options that are $10 and $15 per person, including the open bar. We are doing 2hrs, since I thought one was going to go too fast. We are doing at the lounge area (outside area by the italian restaurant, really modern looking) and are paying for the Ipod system - we are bringing our own music. Actually, for those of you that are talking about music and options, doing the Ipod system could be something to look into it 0 it costs $100 and they provide the system and speakers - can't get any cheaper than that! We are using this for the rehearsal and also for the ceremony, in between the band breaks...

              #87 Jojo

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                Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:22 PM

                Attached is the appetizer menu for the cocktail hour.

                 

                 

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                #88 Jojo

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                  Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:28 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by amc83
                  If anyone needs pictures of the other restaurants, i.e. the French one, the Mexican one, the Steakhouse, I have some. Not sure how to post them, but let me know your email and I can send them.
                  Can you please send me photos of those restaurants to jon.joann@gmail.com. I'm planning on having a private reception as well. Do you know if we can have private receptions in any restaurants other than 1) beach, 2) pool side, 3) convention room and 4) Asian restaurant?

                  #89 Jojo

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                    Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:35 PM

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                    Originally Posted by pribrzl
                    Hey guys,

                    Just wanted to let you know that we need to do something about the prices being quoted for rooms. I just found on hotels.com rooms for 2 adults, at the weekend of my wedding (May 23rd) for $149 for two people - that's $60 less than the quote I got and I am bringing 110 people to the resort! I cannot believe it!
                    I am planning on calling Candy this weekend to discuss and also Dario, the reservation manager. Cecilia originally gave me the prices for the rooms, but she is no longer there.
                    Pribrzl,

                    Any luck with negotiating the price with Candy?
                    My future in-laws are coming from Philadelphia and I'm looking for pricing for them b'cos the rates that I got from my travel agent is for Calgary and Vancouver only. I just went to hotels.com but couldn't find BBGE there, they have Blue Bay Cancun though. So, I'm thinking that I may not have searched correctly. Could you tell me which website to go to?


                    Thanks!

                    #90 Jojo

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                      Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:43 PM

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                      Originally Posted by bclrgrl
                      pribzl.... You need to call the resort and talk to them about the prices... I'm not sure how you booked, but we were able to get a much cheaper rate for some of our guests, the ones that booked through an agent paid more, but the few that are flying down on their own all got good rates, they were all different, however still less than what your guests are paying. It always works like this everywhere you go, I travel more than I would like to think I do, and I can go to the same place everyweekend and get a different quote from a different person everytime.... Give them a call and talk to a manager!
                      :)
                      bclrgrl,

                      Did some of your guest use a different agent that you did and ended up paying more? For those who booked on their own, do you know what websites they went to? Did they only get the flight on their own or both accomodation + flight? Did you get land rates from your TA as well?

                      I'm tyring to look for guest coming from: 1) US, 2) Calgary and 3) Vancouver.

                      For those from US, what tour operators would you recommend? I checked out Apple and Funjet but not familiar with any other American tour operators.

                      It's such a headache trying to find cheaper rates for ppl. I thought I've already found the best flight+accom and accom-only rate from my TA but I know discovered that it's cheaper to book flight separately and use the land rates that I got from my TA.


                      Thanks!




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