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#321 palmtree

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    Posted 17 August 2009 - 07:25 AM

    Hi,

    I'm getting married in April 2010 at the Grand Palladium and I decided to bring my own photographer. Not all of the packages at the Grand Palladium include photographs. I figured that since this is the one thing that I'll really have to look back on, I'm going to splurge on this area.

    Does anyone know what the vases are like that they provide? I really want tall ones so that I can put a flower submerged in water inside and then a floating candle on top.

    Also, which is a better location: the gazebo or the beach?

    Has anyone witnessed a wedding there? Is there a substantial difference in the decorations from package to package?

    Thanks!!!!

    #322 JennyLynnLong140

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      Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:46 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jax1182
      Jenny - Did you get your pictures back yet from Stacey Clarke?? I was just wondering b/c I haven't received anything.

      Thanks!
      Jackie
      Hi!!

      No nothing back yet and starting to worry a little. I did talk to another bride who used her as well and she said she waited over 9 weeks!! I emailed her last week for an update and still haven't heard back so I will be emailing her again this morning! I'll let you know what she says!

      Jen

      #323 Lexico

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        Posted 17 August 2009 - 02:10 PM

        I was married June 10, 2009 at the Grand Palladium Jamaica.
        You do not have to use True Colours Photography for your photos.
        Depending on what wedding package you choose, you may get 7-8 complimentary 5x7 photos.

        We flew our photographer down with us for the week and told the wedding co-ordinator we would not need their photographer, however they showed up on the day of the ceremony and snapped their photos even though we told them we would not be purchasing any photos from them, as we had our own photographer.

        They were a bit intrusive in that our own photographer couldn't even get up close to us to shoot (2 resort photographers present).

        Our guests were shouting to our photographer to "GET IN THERE" and "Tell them to get out of the way" thats how in the way of our photographer they were. They did take some nice photos though.

        You are allowed to bring your own photographer, you are just not allowed to hire a local Jamaican photographer from the surrounding areas.

        Obviously the Grand Palladium has an Agreement with True Colours and that would take away from any of the profits True Colours was to make, if you were to hire an local, outside photographer.

        I understand there is a new Wedding Co-ordinator now....I dealt with Jascynthia, so just double check with the new co-ordinator in case things have changed (as it appears this happens often).

        Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
        Cheers Ladies!

        #324 Lexico

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          Posted 17 August 2009 - 02:17 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by OchieBride
          Can any recent brides provide insight on what the food is like at GP?
          Ochie Bride. The food was great at the Grand Palladium.
          Not one complaint whatsoever. There is something for everyone, including the most pickiest eater on the planet! The buffet changes themes every night of the week - Mexican, italian, creole, etc...and the a la cartes were pretty good too. There is something for everyone.

          #325 jax1182

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            Posted 17 August 2009 - 05:50 PM

            Hi Jenny,
            I really want my pictures! I had to email her over 5 times just to get her to email me our "thank you" picture for our thank you cards, so I'm not holding my breath that these will be here soon!

            #326 Islandbride2b

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              Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:40 PM

              "Has anyone witnessed a wedding there? Is there a substantial difference in the decorations from package to package?"

              hi, my future hubby and I have witnessed a few weddings there while we were checking it out for our own. The decorations are diff. We chatted with the wedding cor. and she showed us in pic what came with what package. with the cheapest package, if you have a beach front wedding you will only get an arch its not decorated at all.(bamboo arch) I havent seen one of these but I asked anyway because I wanted to know as well.
              As for the weddings we witnessed, they were beautiful! the ones we seen on the beach had chair covers, and the arch was done up with flowers and tull. I didnt see one with any runners but i think it comes in the packages.. i cant remember. I think we have pretty much picked the one we want but we will wait till we get there in May 2010 for our wedding before we pay for it and decided after looking at further details. Im sorry if this wasnt much help!! its been a very long day for me.

              #327 Islandbride2b

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                Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:31 AM

                Danalauren22- my fh and i just realized that your wedding was one of the ones we were able to witness, we even gave you our chairs up in the infinity bar! lol Your wedding looked amazing! Congrats.

                #328 ~*petals*~

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                  Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:39 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by palmtree
                  Hi,
                  Also, which is a better location: the gazebo or the beach?
                  Just as another option... our wedding was held at the spa (due to a rainy afternoon making the gazebo area very muddy), and I thought the setup was beautiful there too!

                  Click the image to open in full size.

                  #329 jh17

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                    Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:48 PM

                    Just wanted to throw this out there-we are planning to bring walkie talkies with us to the resort as our cell phones will not work there (and if they did they would probably cost a fortune). My fi and I probably won't be spending much time together in the days just before the wedding - he has friends he hasn't seen in a while that will be there and I have family I only see once every few years, plus I will probably be busy finalizing everything for the wedding (we are spending a week on our own after the wedding). This way if I need to find him (or he needs to find me) we won't have to search the resort. I will let everyone know after the wedding how well this works out for us!

                    #330 ~*petals*~

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                      Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:14 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by jh17
                      Just wanted to throw this out there-we are planning to bring walkie talkies with us to the resort as our cell phones will not work there (and if they did they would probably cost a fortune). My fi and I probably won't be spending much time together in the days just before the wedding - he has friends he hasn't seen in a while that will be there and I have family I only see once every few years, plus I will probably be busy finalizing everything for the wedding (we are spending a week on our own after the wedding). This way if I need to find him (or he needs to find me) we won't have to search the resort. I will let everyone know after the wedding how well this works out for us!
                      Good idea- this would've helped our group track each other down!




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