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#121 FleetMac bride

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    Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:44 AM


    I totally agree the travel agent I was dealing with said all that same crap too. I am waiting on aprice from Belair right now and if it's not good enought hen I will wait too. they work off commission and are a little skecthy.
     

    Originally Posted by acw271011 

    I'm totally with that Steph. I'm finished with them. I asked for a quote on Jan 28th and they just got back to me last week. That's just for starters. Then to call me 2 days after giving me a quote and giving me a different one, I was NOT impressed. And I definitely do not find there is anything good about the prices they're getting. They aren't any better than anyone else. I got the whole story about if we don't do a group booking we may not get on the same flight, blah blah. We've done enough travelling and have family in the airline business that we're going to either do our own, or wait until June. Keeping costs down is too important for us if we want our children at our wedding, which obviously we do. We've booked several trips through itravel2000 and really like them, and 1 trip through sell off vacations and did just fine. You aren't going to tell me that if we find a good price, get everyone to call the same day in May or June for November that we won't get on the same flight if we're going to the same resort. Either that or I'll deal with someone else. Belair travel maybe or Sell Off. Weddings are big business and everyone wants you to part with your money.

     

    On a happier note, we did some browsing shopping yesterday and think we have our colours, my dress, maid of honour dress, flower girl dress and the guys Tommy Bahama shirts!!  Woohoo! Try ons are scheduled for Mar 19th. Guava, watermelon, and fuschia pink. De colours of de island mon!!!



     


    Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica November 22nd-2011.

    #122 lmarie

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      Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:59 AM

      My travel agent told me to make sure I had my wedding date and time confirmed with the hotel and wedding planner before I booked my flights, all inclusive deals or anything else. So thats what I did, back in September.  



      #123 cupcake1382

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        Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:27 PM

        Hey Steph-

         

        GORGEOUS pics!!! I am sooo excited, we are getting married 9-10-11... Just a quick question, where was this picture taken? Was that the balcony in your room?
         

        Originally Posted by StephAli 


         

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        #124 StephAli

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          Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:27 AM

          Hey Cupcake,

           

          Thanks so much! Yes it was. We didn't get an upgraded room, regarding what was in it, but the view was absolutely amazing. We had the best view out of all the guest rooms that I was in...

           

          Good Luck!! It's gonna be here before you know it! 



          #125 BusyBee123

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            Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:55 PM

            Hi All, 

             

            I'm new here, and in the process of planning a January 2012 wedding at the GBPJ! The information on here has been so helpful - I cannot thank you guys enough!

             

            I did have one question however.  I've seen a lot of information on here about the semi private vs private reception options.  Most seem to say that they've had their reception at Dolce Vita.  I was just wondering if there's an option to have a reception set up on the beach? Has anyone done that/heard about that as a possibility?  Also, it seems like most people who opt for the private reception have larger groups.  Has anyone had a private reception with a smaller group? I just want to make sure the room doesn't look empty! 

             

            Thanks so much and happy planning!



            #126 tris

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              Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

              Hey! Welcome!

              Unfortunately no, they don't do any meal service or reception outdoors. You're completely restricted to one of the 2 restaurants. You can have your dinner at one of the restaurants and rent the gazebo for a dance afterwards though (a lot of brides on here have done that).
               

              Originally Posted by BusyBee123 

              Hi All, 

               

              I'm new here, and in the process of planning a January 2012 wedding at the GBPJ! The information on here has been so helpful - I cannot thank you guys enough!

               

              I did have one question however.  I've seen a lot of information on here about the semi private vs private reception options.  Most seem to say that they've had their reception at Dolce Vita.  I was just wondering if there's an option to have a reception set up on the beach? Has anyone done that/heard about that as a possibility?  Also, it seems like most people who opt for the private reception have larger groups.  Has anyone had a private reception with a smaller group? I just want to make sure the room doesn't look empty! 

               

              Thanks so much and happy planning!



               


              Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

              #127 JayKay

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              Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:46 PM


              Welcome! I too am getting married at GBPJ in January 2012!! There are a few of us! There is also another thread that has more then 100 pages with tons of information.  Its under the Jamaica section, go through there, there is tons of information on that thread as well!  Happy planning:)
               

              Originally Posted by BusyBee123 

              Hi All, 

               

              I'm new here, and in the process of planning a January 2012 wedding at the GBPJ! The information on here has been so helpful - I cannot thank you guys enough!

               

              I did have one question however.  I've seen a lot of information on here about the semi private vs private reception options.  Most seem to say that they've had their reception at Dolce Vita.  I was just wondering if there's an option to have a reception set up on the beach? Has anyone done that/heard about that as a possibility?  Also, it seems like most people who opt for the private reception have larger groups.  Has anyone had a private reception with a smaller group? I just want to make sure the room doesn't look empty! 

               

              Thanks so much and happy planning!



               



              #128 lmarie

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                Posted 25 March 2011 - 06:13 AM

                Welcome busybee123! You should check out the other thread that JayKay mentioned above! Its "Any Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay brides out there?"   Heres the link:


                Hi All, 

                 

                I'm new here, and in the process of planning a January 2012 wedding at the GBPJ! The information on here has been so helpful - I cannot thank you guys enough!

                 

                I did have one question however.  I've seen a lot of information on here about the semi private vs private reception options.  Most seem to say that they've had their reception at Dolce Vita.  I was just wondering if there's an option to have a reception set up on the beach? Has anyone done that/heard about that as a possibility?  Also, it seems like most people who opt for the private reception have larger groups.  Has anyone had a private reception with a smaller group? I just want to make sure the room doesn't look empty! 

                 

                Thanks so much and happy planning!



                 



                #129 BusyBee123

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                  Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:07 PM

                  Thanks so much ladies! I appreciate it! I will check out the other link as well.  

                   

                  JayKay, when are you getting married? Maybe we'll be there at the same time!



                  #130 MIssdonne

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                    Posted 25 March 2011 - 06:15 PM


                    Me too I want it to have a reception outdoors

                    Hey! Welcome!

                    Unfortunately no, they don't do any meal service or reception outdoors. You're completely restricted to one of the 2 restaurants. You can have your dinner at one of the restaurants and rent the gazebo for a dance afterwards though (a lot of brides on here have done that).
                     



                     



                     






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