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#21 kimilee

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    Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:51 PM

    hi there Julie, welcome and congrats on your upcoming wedding... even though you already checked out jamaica, i have the most wonderful wedding planner that helps you with decoration, floral arrangemnt, hotels and also help to let your wedding be alot less costy so please feel free to visit your our website GrandeGarden::Front Page and send us a message if you have any questions

    thank you

    #22 kerrij

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      Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:29 PM

      Originally Posted by tim-juleswed
      Well we have had no luck. The date we want (April 1, 2010) falls in "Holy Week" so the DR won't marry us then. So we have switched gears and are loking in Jamaica, finding it a bit more expensive. However we have been trying to keep cost down for guests and stressing ourselves out, we have decided that once we find a place with our date available and the cost in the $1500 range we will book it and hope people can make it. It's going to be wonderful we know that, but all the resort searching is hard work. We have a few travel agents working for us as well as a wedding planner at one of the resorts I like looking into what group rate we can get from the hotel directly. Hoping to have this sorted some time this week...wish me luck!!
      Hey, I booked Gran Bahia Principe and got a pretty good deal, we are going March 5-12 which was slightly more than the end of the month...We were quoted $2400 from a couple TAs and then i went to selloffvacations.com and their group booking TA got it for $2000 taxes in from Calgary!! leaving from Toronto is about 3-400 cheaper....so if you are still looking check with Sell Off, Glynis is who i use. The WC at GBP is awesoooome too! Good luck! it pays to look around.
      ps....this is the most stressful part of the wedding...finding the resort and getting quotes! it took me 8 travel agents before i actually found one who would get back to me, don't get why! (well one did get back to me but with that crazy quote, and a friend TA quoted that same rate after i got my SOV quote)

      #23 kerrij

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        Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:34 PM

        Originally Posted by tim-juleswed
        Hi there, my name is Julie and I am newly engaged. My fiance Tim and I were hoping for a destination wedding on April 1, 2010. We have looked into so many resorts I have lost count...having no luck yet on picking a place. we are expecting between 40-50 guests and are trying to keep the cost down so people can afford to come. Our first choice was Jamaica but it is much too pricey so we have instead chosen Punta Cana. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions on places we can go I would welcome any help. We are getting very discouraged and the few places we have decided on have e-mailed back saying they are booked or there aren't enough seats on the plane...

        Any thoughts
        Just wanted to mention, i wouldn't worry about costs so much...if they are going to come, they won't changed their mind over a couple hundred buck over the $1500. but i did the same and i didn't want to go over the $2000 mark, taxes in, it took a lot of research but i did it, but travelers from Vancover and Regina have to pay even more and it didn't discourage anyone. So just my advice, to go where you want to go and don't focus on the price tooo much! ps. GBP from TO is $1600 taxes in.
        a friend of mine is going to negril for $2400/week and they still had a huge turn out...just saying, don't worry too much, and do what you want to do.

        #24 xoHeavenSentxo

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          Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:19 PM

          Hola! Im a newbie myself so I understand your feelings. Try not to get discouraged. This site has a wealth of information; you are not alone!! Dont let the planning process kill your joy, this is one of the best parts!! (I say that now, come next year Im gonna be pulling my hair out!!"

          #25 RaychelRae

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            Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:21 AM

            Welcome to the forum! SO many answers to your questions lie right here! ; )

            #26 volosikj

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              Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:52 AM

              Congratulations! Welcome to the forum!

              #27 CancunBride71010

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                Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:55 AM

                Hey Julie, Congrats and welcome!

                #28 tim-juleswed

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                  Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:42 AM

                  Hey all! Well we did it! We are going to the Gran Bahia Prinicpe in Jamaica and are getting Married April 1, 2010. WOOHOO we got the trip $1522 taxes in leaving from Toronto. There are about 43 guests booked already so things are looking up! I have been talking to Beverly the WC there and she has been wonderful. Our wedding package is picked and the guests are booked! Now to find a dress...wish me luck! :)

                  #29 Julie H

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                    Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:10 AM

                    Welcome and congrats! This site is incredible. I never could've found all this info on my on.

                    #30 HereFishie

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                      Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:51 PM

                      I went to the Barcelo Bavaro Ocean Village in Punta Cana a few years back and was very happy with the resort.

                      It looks like you've found a wonderful location in Jamaica though! Congratulations from a fellow GBP bride!

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