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#11 nbro

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    Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:15 PM

    Yeah my recent e-mails have been from Nina and I think that is who my fiance was speaking with. It could be a matter of her being new and not understanding, or as I said, men typically can't get these things straight... or maybe it's just mine. At least I have some clarification from others now on the way it is. Thanks Ladies.

    I think we were trying for the Tropical package and also upgrading to the Blue Lagoon. Based on what you have all told me, you would get charged te extra per plate? I don't know why they didn't just tell us that it would be more cost effective to do it by booking the Carribean package. I find they don't seem to be very forthcoming with info. Perhaps it's b/c the resort is so new and they are on a huge learning curve. It's funny, the differences b/w the Carribean package and tropical package are definately not worth $400 to us: fruit basket, steamed wedding clothes, and continental breakfast. When you factor in the difference from $50 pp to $100 pp, I'll take those extra perks.

    #12 nbro

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      Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:21 PM

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      Originally Posted by montegobay09
      Hi nbro,
      Where are you from in Canada and when in April are you getting married? I can't help you with the resort questions since I'm not at that resort but I am just down the road!
      MOntegoBay09, Crazy!!!

      I'm in NS also and am getting married the same day as you girl!!! Are you on the airtransat flight? or Air Canada? We don't have a whole lot of options from Halifax so there is a 50:50 that we'll be on the same flight. Random coincidence!!

      On a side note. I have a Q for you all. I bought a dress this weekend, but now I'm second guessing the color. I bought it in Ivory with Silver beading. I have not seen the white with silver beading, but I'm sure it's similar. I liked the ivory, it's the one I tried on, and it's also the one in all the photos of the dress... SOLD. Then I started thinking of all the white linen that the hotel brochures talk about. Am I going to clash with the white linen that surrounds me? Should I just switch to the white? I have fairly dark skin and can probably wear either color. Thoughts?

      Thanks
      Natalie

      #13 ~*petals*~

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        Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:04 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by nbro
        I think we were trying for the Tropical package and also upgrading to the Blue Lagoon. Based on what you have all told me, you would get charged te extra per plate? I don't know why they didn't just tell us that it would be more cost effective to do it by booking the Carribean package. I find they don't seem to be very forthcoming with info. Perhaps it's b/c the resort is so new and they are on a huge learning curve. It's funny, the differences b/w the Carribean package and tropical package are definately not worth $400 to us: fruit basket, steamed wedding clothes, and continental breakfast. When you factor in the difference from $50 pp to $100 pp, I'll take those extra perks.
        I think I got most of my answers because I went down there and spoke to Charmaine in-person for an hour.... It seems like it does take a lot longer to get an answer via email.

        I also asked about doing that same thing (getting the Tropical Package and upgrading to the private reception at Blue Lagoon), and Charmaine told me that by doing that, you'd have to create a set menu.

        Blue Lagoon is only open for breakfast and lunch, so that's the only way you can have it for dinner. And the set menus for a private dinner outside of the Caribbean package would be much more expensive than $50/person.

        #14 montegobay09

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          Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:28 PM

          Quote:
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          MOntegoBay09, Crazy!!!

          I'm in NS also and am getting married the same day as you girl!!! Are you on the airtransat flight? or Air Canada? We don't have a whole lot of options from Halifax so there is a 50:50 that we'll be on the same flight. Random coincidence!!
          Wow, who would've thought we'd both be from NS and getting married on the same day in Montego Bay?? Crazy! Our flight is on the AirTransat. We booked with Sunquest and I think they buy seats off Air Transat.

          A side note on the dress color...I was reading a thread a while back where a bride was questioning her ivory dress as well cause her fiance was wearing a white shirt and she thought it would clash. People posted lots of pics of the white on ivory and you couldn't even tell at all. I'm sure it will be fine! Good luck and happy planning! Maybe I'll see you at the airport!

          I'll post the link if I find it again.

          #15 turk

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            Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:49 AM

            When we met with Charmaine, she said it would be a total of $50pp(over 8-which includes the bride & groom so actually over 6) with the Caribbean package that INCLUDES the dinner. The menus for the dinner look awesome and she stated that you can choose 2 entrees as long as they know the number of each in advance. We were quote $300 to rent out the blue lagoon, although I must say their prices seem to change quite frequently.

            #16 ~*petals*~

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              Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:16 PM

              Quote:
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              When we met with Charmaine, she said it would be a total of $50pp(over 8-which includes the bride & groom so actually over 6) with the Caribbean package that INCLUDES the dinner. The menus for the dinner look awesome and she stated that you can choose 2 entrees as long as they know the number of each in advance. We were quote $300 to rent out the blue lagoon, although I must say their prices seem to change quite frequently.
              Yep, that's the same as I was quoted when I signed my agreement.

              #17 Yanale

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                Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:17 PM

                Hi Girls
                I am going with Caribbean Package & with over 8 ppl (including bride & groom) it's extra $50 per person. That's the quote I got. Plus $300 to have ether Blue Lagoon or Poseidon restaurant. Mind you Poseidon is not even private, there will be other's at the restaurant. There was a miscommunication, as I thought that $300 extra is if I book with packages other then Caribbean.
                I only agreed to this terms and I am taking all of my e-mails with me, in case they want to charge me more then $50 per extra person.
                I had the funniest quote the other day; they want me to pay US $250 to play my own CD at the restaurant, because the restaurant is not equipped with music. LOL

                #18 caroline

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                  Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:32 PM

                  That's is crazy... What about bringing along an iPod and sound dock? Surely they can't charge you for that?!

                  I'm awaiting confirmation from Jascynthia on the per person cost on the meal. I spelled it out pretty clearly and will let you know when (and if) I hear anything...

                  #19 Yanale

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                    Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:13 PM

                    I know, looks like that's the only option. I am bringing my portable stereo. It's not to many of us, so I think the sound will be OK.

                    #20 ~*petals*~

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                      Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:04 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Yanale
                      Hi Girls
                      I am going with Caribbean Package & with over 8 ppl (including bride & groom) it's extra $50 per person. That's the quote I got. Plus $300 to have ether Blue Lagoon or Poseidon restaurant. Mind you Poseidon is not even private, there will be other's at the restaurant. There was a miscommunication, as I thought that $300 extra is if I book with packages other then Caribbean.
                      The way it was explained to me, you don't have to pay the extra $300 to have it at Poseidon-- it's the "beach restaurant" included in the Caribbean package. The $300 is to change to another restaurant like Blue Lagoon.

                      Quote:
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                      I only agreed to this terms and I am taking all of my e-mails with me, in case they want to charge me more then $50 per extra person.
                      Exactly-- definitely do that.

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Yanale
                      I had the funniest quote the other day; they want me to pay US $250 to play my own CD at the restaurant, because the restaurant is not equipped with music. LOL
                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by caroline
                      That's is crazy... What about bringing along an iPod and sound dock? Surely they can't charge you for that?!
                      That's crazy they want to charge an extra $250 to play your own music! I am totally thinking about the iPod route now too...




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