Sorry first time replying! We arrive here on the day of your wedding and get married on the 23rd October 2014. We have also booked through Thomson and Haven't a clue what to go for? We are thinking the Bbq instead of a sit down meal! So excited how long are you staying for after the wedding? X
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:18 AM
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:13 AM
I can't wait to see what you all think of the BBQ menu because we have a lot of picky eaters as well and were thinking of going that route!
Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:54 AM
I haven't even had the option of upgrading to the presidential! Need to ask about this! We are the same and have a few young children to accomadate for so BBQ is the way forward! Yeah we might see you - could be hard to not bump into two large parties! Where are you flying from? X
We are there till 25th so may see you. From looking through the brochure the first time I thought that you would have to pay both large amounts and each package but after going over this I think of you were to upgrade to the presidential package you would jut need to pay the additional fee to the total. Think we are also going for the BBQ as its easier and we have a lot of fussy eaters in the wedding party.
Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:48 AM
Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:42 AM
I am also hoping to get married at GS next December but I haven't booked it yet. I stayed at this hotel 2 years ago and it's amazing (hence our return for this special occasion.)
I was just wondering how you have found First Choice/Thomson? I emailed the wedding team over a week ago and I still haven't had a response from them so it's a bit of a disappointing start.
I have heard that the resort have different names for the packages to Thomson, is this right? I am seriously wondering if it's easier to book the wedding directly with GS. What are your thoughts/experiences?
Congratulations on your engagements and if you have questions about the resort itself/the surrounding areas, feel free to ask.
Hi HayleyI think booking directly with the resort for the wedding package is the way to go. basically Thomson would be acting as a middle person for your communication back and forth with resort and that is ANNOYING. Best to find out the information directly. I have information regarding the packages if you want to give me your email address I can send you the information from the resort so you can see the difference. Plus the wedding coordinators thus far we have dealt with at the resort (there have been three and we are now with our official person) have all gotten back to us within a day or two at most on any questions we had. It has been awesome. Our travel agent that we booked our flights and hotel through said that when he got married in mexico it was days or over a week in some cases for the wedding coordinator to get back to them about information so I definitely feel like dealing with the resort (and in particular this one!) is probably for the best. You are only waiting on one person not the middle person waiting for information and then you waiting for that middle person to give you information!
Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:34 AM
I second that! I booked the group vacation through Flight Centre, which was awesome, but after that I was put in communication with a coordinator at the resort and I email her all the time. She was very quick with her responses from the get go, evenwhen it was 14 months away. Also, it's important to bring any e-mails that are important and if the communication is directly with the resort they can't argue what was previously agreed to (which I've heard can be an issue when dealing with a middle party).
Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:54 PM
Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:03 AM
Thank you both,
That is great advice and has confirmed my thoughts on dealing directly with the hotel. I have received some basic info from Fernanda in resort who responded very quickly. Oh yes, any brochures would be great, especially any that give you the cake and flower options if you have them. (My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.) I am thinking of having the Italian restaurant for my reception meal - I love the black and white filmstar photos in there and I think everyone in my party will enjoy the cuisine.
Did anyone else here have the Italian? What can you have? Is the meal a set menu?
Hey HayleyI just sent an email to you with everything I have. Hope it helps! Shelley
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