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#151 BusyBee123

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    Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:53 PM

    Congrats Ahehr!

     

    We'll be there in January as well, from the 7-14th! I would suggest getting in touch with the resort to book your date before booking your travel! When I contacted them their was only one day left during the week we wanted to get married! Thankfully it was one of the 3 days I was considering!  Its surprising how quickly they fill up!  

     

    In terms of rates, I'm a little bit different as we're flying out of Toronto and Ottawa.  I would however, suggest that you try Sunquest as they have a deal right now on reduced tax.  In the end, we were able to get the 7day package taxes included for $1363 out of Toronto and $1436 out of Ottawa.  We're also getting every 11th person free, which means we'll be able to fly out two photographers down for free!  

     

    Good luck with your search! I went through a few TAs before I settled on one, so don't worry!  We've been there.  If you would like, I can put you in touch with my TA who has been amazing to work with and has spent forever trying to get us the best deal out there!


    Originally Posted by ahehr 

    I am a newbie to this!!  Planning to get married the week of Jan 16-23, 2012, can anyone give me Beverley's email addy so I can try to get in contact with her for dates available that week?  What is your best advice on time of day getting married at that time of year? Also, what kind of rates are you getting for the resort, we are flying out of calgary and our TA is giving us a quote of $1769 p/p taxes in?  What do you suggest to try and get a better rate?

     

    thanks a byunch for the help any of you brides can give me!  This site is awesome!!



     



    #152 shimmer1614

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      Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:15 AM

      For those of you who have already been married here,

       

      I contacted the floral place: Tai Flora and they sent me their catalogue and asked me to chose some that i liked and they would return a quote on the costs of the bouquets. 

       

      Are we supposed to let them know ahead of time the flowers we want? Or did you just wait until you got there to chose your flowers? 



      #153 lmarie

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        Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:36 AM

        I have been emailing back and forth customizing my bouquet with Tia Flora. But I have read from other brides who have been married there that you really dont have to make any of those decisions until you get to the resort and sit down with the wedding planner. 



        #154 tris

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          Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:41 AM

          Yah, we've decided ours ahead of time as well. But I'm a crazy planner who needs to know what's going on with everything.. the more laid back bride would have no problem booking it all when she gets there :) haha

          Originally Posted by lmarie 

          I have been emailing back and forth customizing my bouquet with Tia Flora. But I have read from other brides who have been married there that you really dont have to make any of those decisions until you get to the resort and sit down with the wedding planner. 



           


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          #155 acw271011

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          Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:30 PM

          if you're using tai flora and getting flowers additional to what is "free", you have to send a 25% deposit on whatever your total is at least 2 weeks ahead so I think you need to decide in advance. at least that's what I was told. from the quote you can figure your deposit. this is only for flowers that are not included in whatever package you have


          I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

           

           

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          #156 lmarie

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            Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:03 PM


            I'm a planner as well. I always have to have a time frame and have a plan set, well in advance,for everything that I do! Even the most simple and easy everyday things. haha
             

            Originally Posted by tris 

            Yah, we've decided ours ahead of time as well. But I'm a crazy planner who needs to know what's going on with everything.. the more laid back bride would have no problem booking it all when she gets there :) haha



             



             



            #157 mekanabr

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              Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:39 PM

              I always forget about this GBP Thread, lots of useful info, thanks everyone!

               

              Welcome to the new GBP brides!!!  (newbies- just in case you didn't know there is another GBP thread in the Jamaica forum!)

               

              And congrast to Schayer, it's your wedding day today!!!!!!!!!  I Hope you are having the wedidng of your dreams!!!!



              #158 lmarie

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                Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:46 PM


                acw... how did you pay your deposit? Did you email or call them with your credit card info? Or send a cheque?
                 

                Originally Posted by acw271011 

                if you're using tai flora and getting flowers additional to what is "free", you have to send a 25% deposit on whatever your total is at least 2 weeks ahead so I think you need to decide in advance. at least that's what I was told. from the quote you can figure your deposit. this is only for flowers that are not included in whatever package you have



                 



                #159 tris

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                  Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:19 PM


                  acw... how did you pay your deposit? Did you email or call them with your credit card info? Or send a cheque?
                   


                   

                  She sent me a credit card form for the deposit once we had decided on our flowers
                  Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

                  #160 acw271011

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                  Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:07 AM

                  I haven't yet. our wedding isn't until November so I'm still working on my flowers. but credit card info from what I understand, then I think the balance is due when you arrive at the resort.

                   

                  Originally Posted by lmarie 


                  acw... how did you pay your deposit? Did you email or call them with your credit card info? Or send a cheque?
                   



                   



                   


                  I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

                   

                   

                  http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

                   

                   

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