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#1131 acw271011

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:51 AM

Thanks stacey for all the great info but now I have a few questions lol

 

we're doing 2:30 so I think we'll be good for sunset pics, right??  I was already warned that Jamaica time is different and that we probably won't start on time so I'm not worried yet. I've been told sunset in november is around 5:45??  we just figured we would head back after and do our best to stay out of the way of the other wedding. when you look at the area, there's tons of space!!

 

how much was it for the extra cake layer? we'll only have about 14 people total so that sounds like an awful lot of cake??? help??

 

Chandly sent me menus but the way they're set up, it sounds like you have to take what is listed? maybe because we want the Grill and not the Italian the menus are a little different?? again, help??

 

I only had a quick look at the new packages - they look fantastic price wise, but now I'm wondering if you have to have the number of people specified at the bottom??? does anyone know? like I said, we're only a really small group but if it means I'll get a bit more then I'll definitely pay for it but we won't meet any of the numbers they're showing, like 24 or 30 people.

 

Originally Posted by stacey33 

FLeetmac,

we had a choice of 3 desserts 3 main courses 3 soups and 3 salad choices. we picked the caesar salad.and the stuffed chicken,
along with the tomato soup. all the food was excellent.

the service was very slow but well worth it.

I recommend buying an extra layer of your wedding cake, having 3 layers was much more pretty.


what time are you getting married at?

we got married ep 330 but the wedding before us ran late, so we didn't start till almost 4. we were very rushed to get pictures of the sunset.
I would suggest a wedding time no later than 3 pm. it is just my suggestion.


do you have a photographer yet? if not may I suggest brain nejedly?


anything else you need to know feel free to ask. best wishes to you


 


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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#1132 lmarie

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    Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:06 PM


    Hi, I was told that the men do need long pants and shoes that cover their feet, no sandals, for the restaurants. Not sure about the buffet though.
     

    Originally Posted by missy&eric2011 

    I noticed that when I printed up the packages...the date does not come up on them...so "if this is all I got" then I guess that's what I'm bringing with me and I'll just play dumb! lol!!

     

    Does anyone know if there is a dress code at any of the restaurants?  I know when we went to Mexico, there were some at the nicer ones where no shorts were allowed and the guys had to wear sport coats...?

     

    Also, is there a curfew for children being in the disco and such??  Not that they would be in there all that late, but I could see some wanting to stay and dance and be terribly disappointed if they had to leave by 9 or something??!!



     



    #1133 Cassierose

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      Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

      So, has anyone found out if we can get these new prices for this year yet? I haven't paid my deposit yet and would obviously LOVE to get the discount. Im going to email Chandlyn today and tell her that i think it's only fair. I do have a question for you guys though- does anyone know the dimentions of the gazebo? I'd like to string it with xmas lights for our reception after dinner, cuz i've heard it's pretty dark out there. I think a bunch of lights would look really pretty. I've asked Chandlyn already, but she didn't answer the question. SO annoying.

       

       

       



      #1134 lmarie

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        Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:02 PM

        I have actually heard back from Chandlyn twice this week!!



        #1135 mekanabr

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          Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:38 PM

          Thanks so much for all the info from everyone, you ladies are so awesome!!  I don't know what I would do without this forum!!

           

          lmarie- any good info from Chandlyn?? :) 

           

          I can't wait to hear about these prices...with the original package price we can now get the wedding, steel drum band and the gazebo (minus dj) for the original price! woo!

           

          I'm finally addressing our invitations this weekend, I can't wait to send them out!  we got ours from www.weddingpaperdivas.com.  They were awesome to work with and the invitations are stunning!  Totally recommend them!!

           

          Oh and WELCOME to the new brides!!  We are so happy to have you all here!!! 



          #1136 JayKay

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          Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:20 PM

          Hi ladies,

           

          I sent an email to Chandlyn last night about the new packages.   This is the question I sent:

           

          I seen on a forum I am signed up on that there were new wedding packages for 2012.  We have already booked our wedding date, however, our wedding date is in 2012.  Do we go by the new packages with the cheaper prices, or the current packages with the higher prices?

           

          This is the response I got:

           Please see attached packages for 2012 that would apply to all bookings(including yours) for the new year 

           

          Not quite sure what this means for you 2011 brides, but if your date is in 2012 you use the new packages.  Hope that can help someone!

           

           

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          #1137 JayKay

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          Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:21 PM

          Not to sure why all the not not not qu is showing up, sorry!



          #1138 ashley490

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            Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:53 PM

            Wow!  I can't believe Chandlyn answered so quickly, but either way thanks for the info.  I'm relieved 

            Hi ladies,

             

            I sent an email to Chandlyn last night about the new packages.   This is the question I sent:

             

            I seen on a forum I am signed up on that there were new wedding packages for 2012.  We have already booked our wedding date, however, our wedding date is in 2012.  Do we go by the new packages with the cheaper prices, or the current packages with the higher prices?

             

            This is the response I got:

             Please see attached packages for 2012 that would apply to all bookings(including yours) for the new year 

             

            Not quite sure what this means for you 2011 brides, but if your date is in 2012 you use the new packages.  Hope that can help someone!

             

             

             Not

            NotNot qu 



             


            Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

            #1139 lmarie

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              Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:34 PM

              Hi mekanabr.  The first time I wrote Chandlyn I was just checking in with her. I had always emailed Bev, since I first booked my wedding back in September, so I emailed Chandlyn just to make sure she had all of my info passed on to her from Bev, my wedding date, ceremony time and dinner time, and what package I had chosen.  I said I hope she was enjoying her new job, and I'm looking forward to meeting her. She wrote back a  couple of days later saying that she did have all my correspondance with Bev, and everything was still good and confirmed. And she was looking forward to meeting me as well. LOL. Then I emailed her back asking if I could choose which restaurant that my dinner would be in, and she emailed back the next day, and said that would have to wait until closer to my wedding date.
              I am pleased with her emailing me back so quickly. It was a nice surprise!!

               

              And I want to say thank you to everyone in this forum as well. I also dont know what I would do without all of the info I have learned here and all of the help I have gotten :)
               

              Originally Posted by mekanabr 

              Thanks so much for all the info from everyone, you ladies are so awesome!!  I don't know what I would do without this forum!!

               

              lmarie- any good info from Chandlyn?? :) 

               

              I can't wait to hear about these prices...with the original package price we can now get the wedding, steel drum band and the gazebo (minus dj) for the original price! woo!

               

              I'm finally addressing our invitations this weekend, I can't wait to send them out!  we got ours from www.weddingpaperdivas.com.  They were awesome to work with and the invitations are stunning!  Totally recommend them!!

               

              Oh and WELCOME to the new brides!!  We are so happy to have you all here!!! 



               



              #1140 ashley490

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                Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:52 PM

                Hi Ladies!  I've recently checked into having the resort put welcome baskets into each guest room instead of making my own OOT bags and trying to figure out how to get everything there.  Here's what Chandlyn's response was:

                 

                Is it possible for each guest room to have a welcome basket of goodies? This is possible at an additional cost.  If so, how much would that cost and what would be included in each basket? For a basket costing US30 each you may have coffee mug, Jamaican spices, key ring and rum
                 

                I think I might use this option instead of trying to figure out OOT bags..I'm all for things being worried about for me  lol!


                Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012




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