The pass is only required if the guest isn't staying on the resort.
Originally Posted by ashley490
The $75 day pass could be a new thing this year. According to my travel agent things may be changing since new wedding packages are being released from the Bahia's head office. She said that's she's received 2011 wedding packages for the Bahia's in Mexico so GBPJ may be getting new packages soon too since it's all the same chain. I can only assume if you have something in writing stating there's no vendor's fee GBPJ would have to honor it though.
On another note, is anyone doing OOT bags? If so, what are you putting in them? For those that are doing OOT bags are you also doing a group excursion?
I think they'll be happy either way! A group excursion is so much fun too! We didn't book one for everyone but once we got down there a bunch of us talked about who was interested in what and about 14 of us went on an excursion the day after the wedding and it was a blast! We did the ziplining and white river tubing and we were pretty much our own group with the exception of like 4 or 5 other people. It really was an amazing day and you and your guests will llove it! Its something fun to do off the resort!
Originally Posted by ashley490
For the OOT bags I've heard of other brides doing beach towels but that can be pretty pricey and difficult to transport. So I'm debating maybe doing facecloths instead since the Bahia's are spanish resorts and they don't generally give facecloths unless you specifically ask for them. I'm undecided though. What are everyone's thoughts on skipping OOT bags and just taking everyone on a "welcome" excursion?
This must be a new thing or something because I never once heard anything about it when I was planning my wedding. All we had to do was scan and email the copies and just make sure we brought the orginals down with us which she then took a photocopy of then. Are they telling you girls you don't need to bring down the originals then? Because I was always told even though I sent copies weHAD to have the originals present with us in Jamaica.
Originally Posted by tris
I'm actually in the same boat! We ordered the long forms of our birth certificates and sent them in about a month back. Still haven't heard back about it. Other girls on my April forum are talking about notorized documents, but I can't find it written anywhere that these things need to be signed by a lawyer.
Ok so just a heads up about the squirt guns. My sister was packing my nephews toys when we were getting ready to head down and soemthing told her to check the airlines restrictions and it was a definate no no to pack any toys that resembles a gun, grenade, knife, etc Basically anything that looks like a weapon you aren't allowed to pack because when it goes through the scanners they can't tell if it's plastic or real so they'll tear your luggage apart and most likely confiscate it as well. So I jsut wanted to give you a heads up about it because I never would have though about it but it does make sense!
Originally Posted by mekanabr
We are doing a welcome excursion and OOT bags for our guests. I can't wait to surprise everyone with everything! A few weeks out we are sending a letter and luggage tags that I made to everyone to get them excited.
Our guests are arriving on Thursday and I'm trying to figure out how to get everyone their bags (I asked Bev/Chandlyn about it but haven't heard back yet). Does anyone know how they are getting them to their guests? I was hoping I could have the front desk hand them out or something but I'm not sure I trust leaving them at the front desk all day...
But anyway so far we are have:
-Hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works
-Flip flops from Old Navy
-Flip Flop playing cards (7.99/dozen OT)
-Bubble Bath tablets
-Silly Bands in luau shapes (I know kinda dumb but at my bachelorette party we had a 'consultant' who showed us the latest toys..if you know what I mean...and she gave us silly bands in shapes of well...'parts' and it will be funny for them to get the bracelets in their bags)
-first aid kits, pepto, tylenol, etc
-Just started making our "Jamaica Facebook" which is a front and back page of pictures of everyone (thank you facebook!), name, relation to us, and where they traveled from. I'm going to get them printed out and put one in each bag so everyone knows who is who.
-Passport Covers that I'm going to mae. I got a sewing machine for xmas..bought super cute material..now it's just learning how to make them and finding time to get it all done!
-I ordered personalized OOT bags from Oriental Trading (24 bags for $29..not bad!) Here is a pic: I love them!
Still hoping to get:
-Stadium Cups (prob going to order from Ebay)
-face clothes or bath puffs
-key card holders (I got my BM's cute Coach ones but everyone is getting plastic ones...as cheap as I can find!)
-pashminas for the girls
-puzzle books & Pens
-also going to get some Jamaican postcards to stick in the bags, addressed to us with a stamp so that when we get home from our honeymoon, we'll have mail
On Friday we are taking everyone on a snorkeling cruise in Ochos Rios then off to Margaritaville for a bit. We found a great tour from Jaital Tours and it was only $32 p/p, transportation from Resort included So we also might put a disposable underwater camera in the bags...but not sure are going to be able to find them cheap enough.
Can't wait to hear everyone else's ideas!
We had 4 bags total. 1 each of our clothes and stuff and 2 with wedding things (which to be honest 3/4 of those bages was our oot stuff lol) so you should be good!
Originally Posted by mekanabr
We each get two free bags through Delta so I think we are planning to use two of them for us and two of them for wedding stuff...hopefully we'll have room! lol. I definitely don't want to spend a ton to get everything down there. We are getting stadium cups bc they stack...I have no idea how brides get mugs with handles down there....they would take up so much room!
All this talk about birth certificates means I guess I should start figuring out what we need to send in soon. Thanks ladies for reminding me!