HELP Grand Palladium Brides!!!!
Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:05 PM
I just got married yesterday at the Palladium on the beach. It was awesome, and I can say that Jascynthia is wonderful ... I was stressed because I didn't have anything selected when we arrived on Friday. No meals, no flowers, no cake! (okay, we had them selected, but she never got my emails - so we had to go through it all over again!)
The Blue Lagoon is large. Our group is only 13, but it worked out well and the setting was in a U shape looking towards the restaurant (not towards the ocean). This works out well for the pictures, meaning the background is much nicer.
We are still here, so I should get going and spend more time with our guests! But I can say that this resort, and the wedding was waaaay more than I thought it would be! We are so pleasantly surprised and Happy with how it all worked out.
By the way, after the Blue Lagoon reception, your guests can go to the lounge above the Blue Lagoon and dance with the live band or just hang out in the open air.
I have pics, but I'll have to post them when we get back in another week and a half.
Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:13 PM
I can tell you that if your party is really small - we just picked a few fresh flowers and came equiped with floral tape, scissors, floral wire and make our own. We didn't go crazy, just the boutinere's and Matron of Honor's.
The flower arrangments that are used at the ceremony are then transferred to the reception as part of the decoration. Jascynthia does all of that.
Hope that helpeda little! Now I really gotta go, they're waiting for me at the lounge!!!
Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:03 AM
Can't wait to see pics!
Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:27 PM
Does anybody know what the meals are for vegetarians and children under 12?
Sample ceremony for GPJ?
Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:22 AM
We have one vegetarian and not sure what she will receive.
Children under 12 have same menu choices as adults......however, they are accommodating one picky child with a special request not on our menu. They seem a little flexible.
I can't believe how time is flying by! We leave in 11 days! UGH!!!!!!!!!
Time for a drink I'm finally getting a bit nervous!
Anybody have a list of "Must Haves" meaning absolute necessities we must not forget to take to Jamaica for the wedding? I feel like I'm forgetting something important, but it is Jamaica so I guess we will just wing it!
Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:08 AM
My name is STacey and I am the "other" April bride! Im leaving this saturday!
I have had no luck with emails from Jascynthia, I guess Ill deal with things when I arrive. We had picked the Tropical package as well, ($30/pp) and we are just going to dine in the buffet. There are 40 of us, and I was under the impression that that was too many to accomodate in any a la carte without paying another fee, so we took the easy route. We will have our own section set aside, that way we can eat whatever we feel like, and not feel rushed out.
We have no plan for after, I'd rather see where the night takes us! We'll bar hop. We did however inquire as to whether or not we could have a bonfire lit for us afterwards, still waiting to hear back. We wanted something similar to the beach bbq night on fridays, our wedding is on thurs.
We are getting married on the beach, this whole "sand ceremony" thing I hadn't heard of so I don't think we are doing that?!
My best friend's husband is bringing his guitar to sing me down the aisle, hence why we would like a bonfire for later, as one of our favorite things to do is sit around a fire and sing!!!
I don't have any other info on the private receptions/music as we aren't going to worry about this.
I chose the tropical flowers for my bouquet as well, and my dress is the turquoise one (ill post it under)
I will def post pics for all of you when I return!
Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:27 AM
Congrats and keep us posted! ;-)
P.S.- there is now a Grand Palladium sticky thread in the Jamaica section of the forum, with important links (mostly to threads with photos and reviews) and a list of all of the GPJ brides-to-be.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:46 AM
Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:14 PM
Reserved the same. 58 of us!! It is private! They do NOT serve dinner there in the evening. That's why we are paying the $300 for extra staff and service! My wedding is in 2 weeks so I'll post if it is something different.
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