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#11 lmdels

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    Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:27 AM

    I know this is so confusing!!! It seems like everything they are telling us keeps changing!!! That was the only reason I was going with the Caribbean Package too!! So I guess now I am doing the Tropical!!

    *Petals*
    We will be in Jamaica the same week!! IF I book, my wedding date is May 25, 2009!!! I hope to confirm tomorrow w/ Jascynthia and book my travel w/ my TA asap!!!

    I can't wait to be done with this planning!....it's so stressful!!!

    #12 nbro

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      Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:09 PM

      I guess I'm back to the tropical package too. It's what I wanted originally, but then I was told the same as you Petals. I think we should invite Jascynthia to this forum so that she can clarify what is what and make sure we are all being told the same things.

      #13 ~*petals*~

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        Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:57 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by lmdels
        I know this is so confusing!!! It seems like everything they are telling us keeps changing!!! That was the only reason I was going with the Caribbean Package too!! So I guess now I am doing the Tropical!!

        I can't wait to be done with this planning!....it's so stressful!!!
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        Originally Posted by nbro
        I guess I'm back to the tropical package too. It's what I wanted originally, but then I was told the same as you Petals. I think we should invite Jascynthia to this forum so that she can clarify what is what and make sure we are all being told the same things.
        Exactly, girls! We need to get a straight answer on this. Because I would loove to switch to the Tropical package if it's true that I can still have a private reception for $300.

        Caroline's GPJ wedding was yesterday so maybe when she comes back, she can help to answer some of these questions for us too.

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by lmdels
        *Petals*
        We will be in Jamaica the same week!! IF I book, my wedding date is May 25, 2009!!! I hope to confirm tomorrow w/ Jascynthia and book my travel w/ my TA asap!!!
        Yay- another Memorial Day weekend GPJ bride! (I will spare you my rant about Air Jamaica canceling the Monday flight back to Chicago, forcing my parents to return Sunday instead.....)

        #14 lmdels

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          Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:13 PM

          Hi girls -

          Here is the latest info from Jascynthia (see below)


          I am attaching the dinner options that are included in the Tropical Package which is one of a la carte restaurants. You will need to choose one of the restaurant menus from which you will then choose one each of the courses ordered to make the set menu for your reception. I have an additional menu to send and will attach it later.

          Please understand the Blue Lagoon is only used for breakfast and lunch but not for dinner, which is why it is possible to rent it privately for dinner. You will eat their but with the menu from one of the a la cartes.

          Rental of speakers and microphone will be USD200.00 for the duration of the three hour reception. i.e. 6pm to 9pm.



          If anyone needs the a la carte menus I can email them to you
          HTH

          #15 ~*petals*~

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            Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:20 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by lmdels
            Hi girls -

            Here is the latest info from Jascynthia (see below)


            I am attaching the dinner options that are included in the Tropical Package which is one of a la carte restaurants. You will need to choose one of the restaurant menus from which you will then choose one each of the courses ordered to make the set menu for your reception. I have an additional menu to send and will attach it later.

            Please understand the Blue Lagoon is only used for breakfast and lunch but not for dinner, which is why it is possible to rent it privately for dinner. You will eat their but with the menu from one of the a la cartes.

            Rental of speakers and microphone will be USD200.00 for the duration of the three hour reception. i.e. 6pm to 9pm.



            If anyone needs the a la carte menus I can email them to you
            HTH
            Thanks for this info! So it's true... we actually can still rent the Blue Lagoon for dinner for $300 if we get the Tropical package!

            I'll PM you my e-mail address for the menus. Thanks!!

            #16 ~*petals*~

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              Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:43 PM

              This new info is great. Definitely trying to do the Tropical package with private dinner at Blue Lagoon. I guess the only difference is the special menus vs. the a la carte menus?

              Here's a link to the rest of the a la carte menus for anybody who is interested: Food & Beverage

              #17 hunnyhun921

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                Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:29 PM

                Ladies!!!!! I just heard from Jascynthia and I believe she is on her way on the forum. I gave her the information too. Don't know if this was a good idea but I think she wants to clarify some things.

                #18 hunnyhun921

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                  Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:36 PM

                  Here is the email she sent..............



                  Let me see if I can explain a little more…



                  None of the wedding packages comes with a private dinner. The Caribbean package comes with different/special MENU options where as with the other wedding packages you choose a SET menu from the regular a la carte menu that is being served in the restaurant. Because a private dinner is not included in the package, we cannot allow music/entertainment to take place where the dinner is being served, as there will be other guests dining there also ( at the same time) and this will disrupt their dinner.



                  Therefore any group wishing to have music/entertainment at dinner MUST rent the restaurant to ensure privacy and will therefore be able to pay for the type of entertainment they want to have there.



                  I have explained this to a number of persons who have requested the information and I do not understand why there is confusion. This has always been the policy, it is not something that has been implemented since my arrival here at the hotel.



                  I am happy to clarify whatever misunderstanding there is out there. What forum are you on and how do I get on



                  I hope this clears things up a little better.



                  Kind regards

                  Jascynthia Jackson

                  Wedding Coordinator

                  #19 ~*petals*~

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                    Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:54 PM

                    Thanks for the update & inviting her to the forum.... you always get the fastest responses! lol

                    It would be great if she could help answer some of the questions & clear up some of the confusion for the GPJ brides!

                    #20 ~*petals*~

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                      Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:29 PM

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                      Originally Posted by lmdels
                      The Caribbean Package includes up to 8 persons (including the bride and groom). Any additional person who attends the wedding attracts a cost of US$50 ea. This will provide additional chairs, chair covers, champagne and cake. (To cover everyone). For dinner, you have a choice of the menus that are included in this package. (The ones that say “Caribbean Pkg” on top). Once you have chosen the menu you prefer, we will book the entire group that attended the ceremony and paid the per person charge, in one of the a la carte restaurants and serve the chosen menu. This booking will not be private as the a la carte restaurant will have others dining (only the menu is special in this case). If you do not want to dine with other guests you may pay USD300.00 and we will guarantee privacy in one of the restaurants (only your group will dine there).

                      For the tropical package, it includes up to 8 persons (including the bride and the groom). Any additional person who attend the wedding will attract a cost of US30.00 per person. This will provide additional chairs and coves , champagne and cake for everbody. For dinner, we will book your group in one of our ala carte restaurants. They will choose from the regular restaurant menu, one of each course which is then used to make a set menu for the wedding group. The restaurant will also have other diners. If privacy is required you pay the USd300.00 venue fee.

                      For the romance package, it includes up to 8 persons (including the bride and the groom). Any additional person who attend the wedding will attract a cost of US40.00 per person. This will provide additional chairs and coves , champagne and cake for everbody. For dinner, we will book your group in one of our ala carte restaurants. They will choose from the regular restaurant menu, one of each course which is then used to make a set menu for the wedding group. The restaurant will also have other diners. If privacy is required you pay the USd300.00 venue fee.

                      Jascynthia Jackson

                      I'm still wondering what the menu is and if it can be changed??
                      I was just re-reading this and noticed that Jascynthia said that the chair covers for the ceremony are included in the per-person rate.... more great news! When I met with Charmaine in September, she said I'd have to pay extra for them.




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