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#1681 chan_porty

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    Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:28 AM

    How much are people paying for 7 days all inclusive?
     

    Originally Posted by starrysim 


     

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    Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 

     

    We booked a group rate (holding 25 rooms) and they offered us great rates, plus amazing incentives for the Bride and Groom: for 25 rooms booked we are getting a free cocktail hour with hand passed food, welcome party, and 7 nights Ocean View at the Grand! I would defiantly look into group rates at the Suites. Come up with a list of things that you would like Iberostar to offer you for free or reduced cost since you will be bringing 50-60 people to stay at their resort for your wedding. We made a tired list of incentives based on the amount of rooms that are booked i.e. 10 rooms booked free cocktail hour and 3 nights free, the incentives increase with every additional 5 rooms we book.  Keep in mind that you can talk to other TAs about offering you such incentives for a group rate for your wedding. 


    This is fantastic!  I'm not dealing with a TA (maybe soon), but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask Nicole to reduce some costs or include things for free.  In particular, I really don't agree with paying for the open bar (per person per hour, no less!).  I would also like them to waive the $30 fee for people coming over from the Beach (we have decided that we would pay this for our guests, but I would really prefer is they just wouldn't charge it to begin with).  I'd love to hear other brides experiences with getting costs reduced or eliminated (and would really appreciate a PM if you'd rather not post it publicly).  



    #1682 chan_porty

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      Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:37 AM

      Hi Cam,

      How did you like Calabash? I'm having a really hard time deciding between Aunt Ruby's and Calabash. I have a few vegetarians so I hope that there will be options for them. Why didn't they make you rent out the restaurant? Did you not have a DJ or anyone making speeches? I thought that if you had music or speeches, you were forced to rent it out? How many guests did you have?

      Sorry for so many questions :)

       

      Chanelle
       

      Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 

      Hi Starrysim,

       

      I didn't even think about it like that but I guess we did. My guest were just ordering as they normally would at the restaurant on any other day. We had the reception at Calabash restaurant. We did not hire it out so the were two other tables of 2 or 4 people so I guess they just treated it like it was not a wedding. Which makes sense to me! obviously this cannot be guaranteed if they have their policy but it was ok for us. I don't think my guest would have even understood if the waiter had said no you may not have that. They came around with wine, then people would say actually can i get.... or just accept the wine. Maybe its different if you hire out the restaurant. I think the closest bar would have been the lobby bar up the stairs, not far but not so close to pop out and get drinks.

       

      Islandgirl, married life is fab! love it, I want a wedding every year now! that was actually our 2nd we got married first in December 09 in a church and this was the beach one  I had always dreamed of, it felt like the main one as all the family was present. 

       


       



      #1683 chan_porty

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        Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

        Thanks for the info Imuze!

        Were your guests annoyed that they had to go elsewhere to get drinks or was it close enough that everyone was fine with it? Did you rent out Aunt Rubys?
         

        Originally Posted by lmuze 


        Hi Starrysim,

         

        Do you know if you are having your wedding at Aunt Ruby Steakhouse, you can have your guests go inside and order whatever they want? We didn't pay extra but most waiters will bring anything your guests want or they just have to walk inside to where there is a bar and they can get anything they want from the bar. That's what we did.

         

        Lulu
         

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by starrysim 

        Are you saying that you essentially had an open bar at the reception without paying for it?  Which restaurant was your reception at?  Was there a regular bar close by?
         

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        Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 


        Hey T,

         

        At the reception, wine and soft drinks are served. But to be honest I think they will serve any drink you order as we were having kir Royale, Shirley Temples, Rum and coke etc. My guest were just ordering what they usually drink and it was no problem at all. But I think the official status is wine and soft drinks

         

        Cam x


         

         




        #1684 chan_porty

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          Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:41 AM

          When I email Nicole, she ALWAYS gets back to me within the week so I would just email her with your questions
           

          Originally Posted by mrsgreene2011 


          Have you been able to get a contact with Nicole via email. I have some quesdtions, but I read on here that she doesn't really respond until you get close to the date. I know I have at least 50 ppl coming. I agree with you regarding the open bar fee. I am hoping I can get a reduce price/upgrades on things. Maybe I will see you there, I am getting married 11.11.11!
           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by starrysim 


           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 

           

          We booked a group rate (holding 25 rooms) through Beach Bum Vacations and they offered us great rates, plus amazing incentives for the Bride and Groom: for 25 rooms booked we are getting a free cocktail hour with hand passed food, welcome party, and 7 nights Ocean View at the Grand! I would defiantly look into group rates at the Suites with Beach Bum. Come up with a list of things that you would like Iberostar to offer you for free or reduced cost since you will be bringing 50-60 people to stay at their resort for your wedding. We made a tired list of incentives based on the amount of rooms that are booked i.e. 10 rooms booked free cocktail hour and 3 nights free, the incentives increase with every additional 5 rooms we book.  Keep in mind that you can talk to other TAs about offering you such incentives for a group rate for your wedding. Before we went with Beach Bum we had 2 other agents trying to get us the same things but they weren't successful.


          This is fantastic!  I'm not dealing with a TA (maybe soon), but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask Nicole to reduce some costs or include things for free.  In particular, I really don't agree with paying for the open bar (per person per hour, no less!).  I would also like them to waive the $30 fee for people coming over from the Beach (we have decided that we would pay this for our guests, but I would really prefer is they just wouldn't charge it to begin with).  I'd love to hear other brides experiences with getting costs reduced or eliminated (and would really appreciate a PM if you'd rather not post it publicly).  


           




          #1685 chan_porty

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            Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:44 AM

            I really want to hire the Steel Drum Band but I cannot decide when I want them to play. Should I get them to play during the ceremony or reception? Any thoughts?



            #1686 Lizk23

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              Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:52 AM

              Does anyone have info on current prices for wedding packages at Iberostar? I emailed them but haven't heard back, we want to get married there January 2012!



              #1687 maura777

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                Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:03 PM

                Yes, I took pics in between.  We god some sunset ones but it did get dark quickly.  We took a lot of pics inside, too, though.  I did run late, so if I was on time we would have had more time for outside pictures. 

                 

                I actually just got all my pics uploaded and I will post them on this thread shortly!

                 

                Maura

                 

                Originally Posted by chan_porty View Post

                Hi Maura,

                Did you take pics in between your ceremony and reception? If so, were you able to get sunset pics? I'm trying to figure out my times so that I can get sunset pics :)

                 

                Thanks,

                Chanelle
                 

                 



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                Thank you!  The wedding was at 4:30 (but I ran a bit late) and the cocktail hour was 5:30-6:45 and the reception from 7:00-11:00.  It worked perfectly! 
                 

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                Hi Maura - your pictures were beautiful!!  What time did you have everything begin the day of the wedding.....wedding, cocktail party, dinner?


                 

                 




                #1688 maura777

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                  Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:12 PM

                  Hi girls!  I got married at the Grand in December and finally got a bunch of my pics uploaded.  I thought you may want to see the pics so here are the links to the wedding day pics and the day after shoot.  Be warned - there are a LOT of pics on here! 

                   

                  Wedding!

                  https://picasaweb.go...88UG&feat=email

                   

                  After Wedding Photoshoot

                  https://picasaweb.go...4sEL&feat=email

                   

                   

                   



                  #1689 eholt

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                    Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:58 PM



                    Maura, your pics are really nice.  Thanks for sharing with us all.  Each glimpse I get makes me more anxious and excited!  Who was your photographer?

                    Originally Posted by maura777 

                    Hi girls!  I got married at the Grand in December and finally got a bunch of my pics uploaded.  I thought you may want to see the pics so here are the links to the wedding day pics and the day after shoot.  Be warned - there are a LOT of pics on here! 

                     

                    Wedding!

                    https://picasaweb.go...88UG&feat=email

                     

                    After Wedding Photoshoot

                    https://picasaweb.go...4sEL&feat=email

                     

                     

                     




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                    #1690 DeAngelis2be

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                      Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:26 PM

                      Hi Chan Porty,

                       

                      I know there is a bar inside Aunt Ruby's but I'm sure you have to pay the additional $10 pp in order to use that for your private reception. The next closest bar would be the piano bar in the lobby. I wasn't there on a Monday, Thursday-Sunday. A bride that had their wedding at the suites might be able to help you out more.

                       

                      Originally Posted by chan_porty 

                      Hi DeAngelis,

                      Do you know if there is a bar near Aunt Ruby's or Cabaresh? I can't decide between these 2 for my reception. Also, were you there on a Monday? Do you know what the Suites Nightclub is like on a Monday night? I was thinking of moving my party to the club but I want to make sure that it's good on a Monday.

                      Thanks for any information that you can provide :)


                       

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                      Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 



                      That's so exciting! We will be at the Grand 11-29-12-6 (looking to honeymoon in Negril 12-6-12-9). Maybe I'll run into you before we head out. Let me know if you have any questions about the suties I met with Nicole in November when I did a site visit. I took alot of pictures of booth the suites and grand while there. What's your e-mail address I'll send you pictures.

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                      Originally Posted by Kimberli1211 


                      I haven't gotten that far but that is a good thing to know! If only I could control the wind.... :)

                       

                      We will be staying at the Suites because we have kids, but we'll be arriving on your wedding day... ours will be on the 6th- probably on the Suites terrace. It just seems surreal to talk to someone ahead of time who will be there at the same time! Too cool! 

                       

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                      Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 

                      Hi Kimberli,

                       

                      Did you choose a photographer yet? I booked Brian Nejely and he will edit your pictures and remove people and objects from the background of your pictures if needed. It's something to keep in mind if you have your heart set on a beach ceremony.

                       

                      When I met with the WC at the Grand in November I made it very clear to hear that I don't want anyone on the sidelines during my wedding. It's the staff's and WC responsibility to clear out the area before your wedding begins. It's best to have your ceremony around 4-5pm because of the lighting from the sun and most people will be heading back to their rooms from the pool to get ready for dinner.


                       

                       

                       




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