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Hey Jen,

 

Congrats on an amazing wedding!! I tried clicking on your link but its says it has expired. Do you mind sharing again please?

 

Thanks

Shannon
 

Originally Posted by JenAndBrad View Post

Hello ladies!

 

I just returned last week from our amazing wedding at the Grand on 1/29/2012! It was truly the best 9 days of our life (so far!). We got married on the beach, with the Free Wedding Package and 22 guests total. Let me know if you have any questions! Will try to help in any way that I can. This site was such a huge help in all of my planning! To view my professional pics, click on this link (or enter it into your browser): http://www.simplephoto.com/SC/index.cfm?fuseaction=FavoritesList&favid=AFB49D14&eid=17811890&fn=BrianDesign. Good luck and Happy Planning!

 

~ Jennifer



 

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Sunshine, I had to copy and paste the link into the address bar and delete the period at the end. Hope that works!

 

Jen and Brad, congratulations the pics look great, thanks for sharing and giving us anxious brides a sneak peek!

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Hi! For the welcome party we had to pay for our decorations, reggae band, and for the guests that didn't book through my travel agent. The food and drinks were free through my group booking incentive. The tiki torches were rented from tia flora. Since I didn't use her for my wedding flowers (I used Godfrey) I had her apply the credit towards my welcome party flowers and lighting.

 

We didn't feel that the bonfire was worth the price so we went with entertainment instead...good thing because a big storm came through and that would of been a big loss. Our reggae band wasn't able to start back up again but they played music through their system for it wasn't a total bust.
 

Originally Posted by Leah22 View Post

DeAngelis, thanks for the feedback!  Did you have to pay for the party on the beach (minus the bonfire)?  Did you bring your own tiki torches or did they provide them?  I wanted to have a beach bonfire party but they doubled the price for 2012!
 



 

 



 

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Deangelis2be.....Janielle told me that it would be a $1,000 vendor fee to use Goddfrey is this true? And how was he? I called him and he was very quick with his responses but was very pushy.

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$1,000 vendor fee?? OMG that sounds like she made that up!!! I have not heard too good of things about Goddfrey from previous bride. It says in the 2012 paper NO OUTSIDE VENDORS. So if she is allowing him to come for your wedding, than he should only have to pay the normal vendor fee. I had already book DJ Kevan and paid for him, he is good friends with them and spoke to them as well... but I had to cancel. what.gif I still can NOT get over she said $1000. lol

Originally Posted by tgreen View Post

Deangelis2be.....Janielle told me that it would be a $1,000 vendor fee to use Goddfrey is this true? And how was he? I called him and he was very quick with his responses but was very pushy.



 

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I got married in 2011 so there were no rules about using outside vendors. I had to pay a $100 NOT $1,000. I'm currently planning a wedding for another Destination Bride at the Grand for 4-28-12 and when I saw Tia Flora's rates I realize I got what I paid for when it came to Godfrey. I was one of the brides that bashed him because he was hawking me the day of wedding and didn't use the correct flowers for my bridesmaids.

 

I used Tia Flora for my welcome party and she was very professional and had a great quality product.
 

Originally Posted by tgreen View Post

Deangelis2be.....Janielle told me that it would be a $1,000 vendor fee to use Goddfrey is this true? And how was he? I called him and he was very quick with his responses but was very pushy.



 

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Deangelis2 be, any advice based on the wedding you are planning on 4/28?  I'm getting married on 5/25 and things are going well so far but you may have the inside scoop now that you're working on your 2nd wedding at the Grand!

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$1000 is insane for a vendor fee for flowers!  But I'm really amazed she actually told you that price (considering she ademently refused to allow me to even have the option to use an outside florist unless I "brought them from home.")  I really think they are making this up as they go along.  And apparently they changed the vendor policy regarding music!  You can now have an outside DJ if you pay the standard vendor fee (I guess they finally started listening to people's complaints).
 

Originally Posted by sunshine2413 View Post


$1,000 vendor fee?? OMG that sounds like she made that up!!! I have not heard too good of things about Goddfrey from previous bride. It says in the 2012 paper NO OUTSIDE VENDORS. So if she is allowing him to come for your wedding, than he should only have to pay the normal vendor fee. I had already book DJ Kevan and paid for him, he is good friends with them and spoke to them as well... but I had to cancel. what.gif I still can NOT get over she said $1000. lol



 



 

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I emailed the WC regarding the private reception pricing and she informed me.... If you do a la carte menu it is $70/pp on top of the $3000. As for the DJ, I originally had DJ Kevan book, and he said he would MC, but was forced to cancel him as the WC told me he would not be allowed. (they have since then changed the policy on that... thatswck.gif). I asked Janielle if the resort DJ would MC and what kind of equipment he uses, as she refuses to give me his info to contact him. She did not tell me what kind of equipment he would supply but she said "normally" someone from the bridal party MC's the wedding (who would want to do that, I don't know), but if I did not have anyone she would have him do it.

 

EVERYTHING is so VAGUE!!!
 

Originally Posted by Bcubed View Post

Hi everyone,

 

I am planning my wedding at the Iberostar Grand in May and it seems like I just keep having more and more questions.  I am so glad I stumbled upon this!

 

Does anyone know if there is a minimum guest count to have a private reception at the Port Maria?  I gave my guests until March 31st to send back their RSVP cards, so I won't know the absolute final numbers until roughly six weeks out (now realizing how bad of an idea March 31 was).

 

Does anyone have pics of the Port Maria restaurant they can share?  And do we know what decorations come standard with the private reception (if any)?

 

The cost for the private reception is still unclear to me.  The literature/brochures I have received are inconsistent.  I wanted to do the "Gala" option at $70 per person, but I can't tell if that price would be additional on top of the $3000?  When I asked the hotel they made it sound like it was just $70 per person and that included any rental fees (in other words, no $3K).

 

Has anyone figured out how the dj thing works?  Will she/he serve as MC for the night and facilitate the dances, toasts, etc.? 

 

Thanks!!!

 

 

 



 

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