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ooops that was supposed to be my other half. i'm the better half, he's the other half.....

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akua420 - my FI is very much like yours, more of the we're only doing it once so get whatever...although sometimes his pennypinching rears it's head and I get more of a response like acw271011's  lol!  Then I just babble and rationalize the heck out of it until he shrugs it off  haha!

 

Originally Posted by acw271011 View Post

oh boy. this all sounds familiar. my other have looked at the $700 pkg and said he didn't see any value in it!!  when I said I was looking at the $1350 one, well. I won't repeat what he said.  lol  I'm worried too that little hidden costs are going to start coming out of the woodwork.... then I'll really have something to answer for!!



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Yeah, my FI has a few times said it was a waste, and it was always small things that I was thinking "what the hell?" about, hahaha.  And I didn't want an expensive photographer, just like my FI so no arguments about that beacuse we were on the same boat.  And my dress was on sale, so that came in WAAAY under budget.   
 

Originally Posted by ashley490 View Post

akua420 - my FI is very much like yours, more of the we're only doing it once so get whatever...although sometimes his pennypinching rears it's head and I get more of a response like acw271011's  lol!  Then I just babble and rationalize the heck out of it until he shrugs it off  haha!

 

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Originally Posted by acw271011 View Post

oh boy. this all sounds familiar. my other have looked at the $700 pkg and said he didn't see any value in it!!  when I said I was looking at the $1350 one, well. I won't repeat what he said.  lol  I'm worried too that little hidden costs are going to start coming out of the woodwork.... then I'll really have something to answer for!!


 


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Totally off topic from what we have been discussing...though I know we are kinda all over the place...but do any of you ladies know if they have a pressing service there and if so, how much THAT costs?!  My dress is a soft taffeta so it shouldn't wrinkle too much...but may need a spot touch up to look perfect for the day...I am bringing a portable steamer, but my seamstress/alterations lady said that the resort should offer those service?!  Anyone?

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Hey Ladies

 

As far I can remember all the tables are rectangular. At both restaurants. 

We had our wedding at 1 and I enjoyed the break. All my guest ate lunch, went back to their rooms and went swimming. My husband and I had our pix done, ate jerk chicken (best ever) and went back to our room to chill. 

 

We had the private reception at the gazebo after dinner and everyone LOVED it!! The only problem was that the 2hrs went by too fast! I couldnt believe it when the dj said it was the last song!

We also did the beach wedding, not the gazebo. They didnt decorate anything, but I was totally fine with that. I'm sure if your willing to pay the extra money you could get whatever you want. I really wanted the simplicity of the beach...it was the whole reason I went to a caribbean island! The wedding was directly to the right of the gazebo, so you do still get to walk down an aisle!

 

Here is a pic of the wedding ceremony....the people standing chose to stand...there were enough chairs... cheesy.gifDSC_3209.jpg

 

 

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OMG I got a quote today for $200 for the webstreaming!! from the same fella. If you really want the webstream beat him down on the price.. his reply was this to me today..

 

O'Neil - It cost  US $200.00 to stream the ceremony, I would have to know asap if you want to do this because
I am getting a lot o bookings for jobs. 

 

Me - Hi there. Ok thanks for the quote. I will discuss with my man and will let u know but I doubt he will want to pay that much for the few people who would watch it. Most will be there with us.  

 

O'Neil - Ok let me konw maybe we can work something out

 

 So looks like you are able to beat them down on the price.. I have decided NOT to go with the webstream.. not necessary in my situation

 

Originally Posted by Espejo2be View Post

To those of you that were interested in the webstreaming of the wedding live on internet for all the loved ones that cannot be there on your day:

 

From oneil rumble:

To do what you requested i normally charge US$ 250.00 and if you are interested in doing a wedding
video of the entire wedding i would only charge you US$450.00 in total for both.
Normally the wedding video alone starts at US$ 350.00 so your getting quite a deal.
 The video will be digitally filmed & edited with music of your choice and you will receive two copies of the wedding
on DVD.

 

i don't know if i'm going to go for it, but for anyone who's interested here's the info!



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I was actually wondering the same thing earlier today.  I saw in a post from another bride quite some time ago that the resort did not have a steamer although the flower place would do it for $90usd.  I'm not sure if GBPJ has since invested in a steamer, but if anyone ever gets a response from Bev or the assistant Chandlyn please let us know.  Thanks ladies!
 

Originally Posted by missy&eric2011 View Post

Totally off topic from what we have been discussing...though I know we are kinda all over the place...but do any of you ladies know if they have a pressing service there and if so, how much THAT costs?!  My dress is a soft taffeta so it shouldn't wrinkle too much...but may need a spot touch up to look perfect for the day...I am bringing a portable steamer, but my seamstress/alterations lady said that the resort should offer those service?!  Anyone?



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Hey ladies ,lets discuss tipping

 

I read on here that some people are tipping their WC, and all of tha tstuff.  Who are you all going to tip?  Are we supposed to tip the WC?  I figured the cab driver for our excursion, the maid, bartender, but what about the other ones?  The photographer?  Help!!!  I dont want to not tip and look like a b*tch when you're supposed to!

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When I stayed here on my personal vacation last May I tipped my maid every other day, bartenders as and when they were giving exceptional service, waiters at the a la cartes.. again if service was great..

 

I don't think the WC really needs to be tipped.. I mean isnt' that her job? I'm a travel agent.. I don't get tipped by my clients if I find them a great price.. I also don't get tipped for exceptional service..

 

I always had a few $1.00 bills in my pocket for people who provided great service.

 

The staff didn't really expect tips.. they're not like in the DR, Cuba or Mexico at all..

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Good to know, thanks for that info, maybe i'll try and knock him down a bit. I would love to have that service and both of us have HUGE families and alot of them won't be able to be there with us.  All my grandmother has been asking from day one is if there's any way she can watch the wedding... she doesn't even know how to turn on a computer but i'm going to make sure someone sets everything up for her that day so we can at least skype that morning :)

 

Originally Posted by ehpage View Post

OMG I got a quote today for $200 for the webstreaming!! from the same fella. If you really want the webstream beat him down on the price.. his reply was this to me today..

 

O'Neil - It cost  US $200.00 to stream the ceremony, I would have to know asap if you want to do this because
I am getting a lot o bookings for jobs.

 

Me - Hi there. Ok thanks for the quote. I will discuss with my man and will let u know but I doubt he will want to pay that much for the few people who would watch it. Most will be there with us. 

 

O'Neil - Ok let me konw maybe we can work something out

 

So looks like you are able to beat them down on the price.. I have decided NOT to go with the webstream.. not necessary in my situation

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Espejo2be View Post

To those of you that were interested in the webstreaming of the wedding live on internet for all the loved ones that cannot be there on your day:

 

From oneil rumble:

To do what you requested i normally charge US$ 250.00 and if you are interested in doing a wedding
video of the entire wedding i would only charge you US$450.00 in total for both.
Normally the wedding video alone starts at US$ 350.00 so your getting quite a deal.
 The video will be digitally filmed & edited with music of your choice and you will receive two copies of the wedding
on DVD.

 

i don't know if i'm going to go for it, but for anyone who's interested here's the info!


 


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