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#1291 lmarie

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    Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:52 AM


    Hi daphodil.

     The hotel is huge, so it takes a long time to walk around it, to get to restaurants, to the beach, to get everywhere, its a bit of a walk. But you can pay for transportation to the gazebo on ther wedding day. I dont think it  costs very much.

    i think you do have to pay ore money if you dont stay for 7 nights, not sure of the details though.

    What is your date in August? I am getting married there August 18th.
    Good luck with everything!

    Originally Posted by daphodil 

    Hello everyone,

     

    I'm a Newbie that occasionally brings my head above the water to try and complete these wedding plans, but have the unfortunate task of trying to finish nursing school as well as work part time to help pay for this wedding.  My wedding is in August 2011, but have had to delegate until i could grasp things.  Two more weeks until school is over, but concerned about certain things i see when i try to catch up.  Doing the free wedding package and automatically knew i would be paying for additional guests.  However, is the additional price $25 or $20.  Also, concerned about distance from buildings because have some seniors attending and walking distance may be too much.  Finally, if we don't stay for the 7 nights, what is the penalty?  At some point will get it together!!



     



    #1292 JayKay

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    Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:16 AM

    I know how you feel, trying to finish up school and working full time, while trying to plan a wedding is no easy task! 

     

    Originally Posted by daphodil 

    Hello everyone,

     

    I'm a Newbie that occasionally brings my head above the water to try and complete these wedding plans, but have the unfortunate task of trying to finish nursing school as well as work part time to help pay for this wedding.  My wedding is in August 2011, but have had to delegate until i could grasp things.  Two more weeks until school is over, but concerned about certain things i see when i try to catch up.  Doing the free wedding package and automatically knew i would be paying for additional guests.  However, is the additional price $25 or $20.  Also, concerned about distance from buildings because have some seniors attending and walking distance may be too much.  Finally, if we don't stay for the 7 nights, what is the penalty?  At some point will get it together!!



     



    #1293 StephAli

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      Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:57 AM

      Hey ladies,

       

      Just wanted to let you all know that I didn't realize that we needed cash for the minister and therefore refused to pay cash. I put everything on my credit card and made them pay the minister. I don't remember / think that we had to pay any additional taxes on the $400....

       

      Hope that helps a little!



      #1294 katelynn

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        Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:09 AM


        I totally hear you!! I work full time and I am also in Nursing school...I finish in December! The next two weeks with clinical and exams are going to be stressful but whenever I am stresses I dream of sitting on the beach with a drink in my hand! lol

         

        I am doing the free package with 43 people and it still works out to be cheaper. Actually the free with everything (judges, extra people, flowers and gazebo rental) worked out the be the same as the blissful love package I was going to go with and you get way more!!

         

        I did my final dress fitting today and now I am even more excited if that can even happen!! :)
         

        Originally Posted by daphodil 

        Hello everyone,

         

        I'm a Newbie that occasionally brings my head above the water to try and complete these wedding plans, but have the unfortunate task of trying to finish nursing school as well as work part time to help pay for this wedding.  My wedding is in August 2011, but have had to delegate until i could grasp things.  Two more weeks until school is over, but concerned about certain things i see when i try to catch up.  Doing the free wedding package and automatically knew i would be paying for additional guests.  However, is the additional price $25 or $20.  Also, concerned about distance from buildings because have some seniors attending and walking distance may be too much.  Finally, if we don't stay for the 7 nights, what is the penalty?  At some point will get it together!!



         


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        #1295 JayKay

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        Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:01 PM

        Im also in nursing school and will also finish in December!  Crazy!

         

        I bet you are getting excited the closer it gets!  I still have so long to wait!

         

        Originally Posted by katelynn 


        I totally hear you!! I work full time and I am also in Nursing school...I finish in December! The next two weeks with clinical and exams are going to be stressful but whenever I am stresses I dream of sitting on the beach with a drink in my hand! lol

         

        I am doing the free package with 43 people and it still works out to be cheaper. Actually the free with everything (judges, extra people, flowers and gazebo rental) worked out the be the same as the blissful love package I was going to go with and you get way more!!

         

        I did my final dress fitting today and now I am even more excited if that can even happen!! :)
         



         



         



        #1296 sleepski

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          Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:17 PM

          hi there, i'm also planning a wedding at this resort in November 2011. Im not able to find that many wedding pictures of this resort, especially of an outdoor reception. Can anyone send me some pics to look at ? Thanks.



          #1297 ashley490

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            Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

            I've been nursing now for 4 years, but it's so cool that there are several nurses (or future nurses) in one forum!

             

            Originally Posted by JayKay 

            Im also in nursing school and will also finish in December!  Crazy!

             

            I bet you are getting excited the closer it gets!  I still have so long to wait!

             



             



             


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

            #1298 ashley490

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              Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:25 PM

              I received an email back from Chandlyn today.  Here are her responses to my questions (I know some of these have already been answered but I thought I'd share the whole email anyway).

               

              1) Is it possible to have one large table set up for everyone to sit together rather than the traditional head table?We can do one long table
              2) Is it possible to mix and match items from menu 1,2,& 3?  For example, chicken ceasar salad, beef & vegetable soup, mix grill, and cheesecake? This is possible
              3) Do you have a list of songs the steel drum band plays so that I can select one to walk down the aisle to?  I don't really want the traditional wedding songs so I was hoping to have some selections to browse.I will obtain a list and forward to you.
              4) Can you please arrange for a bar to be available at the gazebo during the dance?Confirmed at a cost of uS15 per person per hour
              5) Is there still a beach party on Tuesday nights?  If there is, what goes on during the beach party?We no longer have a  beach party
              6) I think we're actually going to go with the Free Wedding Package.  Is it possible to still get some of the options from the other wedding packages? This can be arranged at an additional cost  For example, can we still have the accompaniment to the wedding gazebo, and the fresh elegant floral decor on the bridal table?  If this is possible how much would these two items cost? Accompanied to the gazebo is at no additional charge. The arrangement is US80.00

               

               


               If anyone has a list they can share of songs the Steel Drum Band plays, I'd love to see it.  Also, I find it interesting that in the wedding packages (with the exception of the free package) accompaniment to the gazebo is listed almost like an added bonus but from the email above it's free with any package.  Just something to think about for any brides who are paying for their wedding packages...perhaps it's cheaper to go with the free package and just add on anything else you'd like to have...just a thought though.

               

               


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

              #1299 acw271011

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              Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:32 PM

              gosh I don't envy you young ladies just starting out. I went back to school at age 35 to do the law clerk program and it was tough!!!  good luck to all of you! nursing is really difficult so you have my respect for sure.

               

              I feel like we're at a standstill now. there isn't really anything to do at the moment and I hate wishing the time away because it means Xmas will be a month away when we come back - yikes!!!! Jan's sounds great for pricing. I hope our final pricing comes out that good!

               

              we still aren't decided about the gazebo for the evening yet. I'd like to do it but the money I think is going to be an issue with the other half of this couple even with a small group. did anyone ever get a final answer - is it 15 p/hr per person or just 15 per person for the bartender?? can you definitely only have the gazebo for 2 hours? what's the latest time you can have it until??  if no one knows I'll call Chandlyn next week to ask, but just wondered if anyone checked into the details of it.


              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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              #1300 JayKay

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              Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:03 PM

              Thanks so much for these question and answers!

               

              Originally Posted by ashley490 

              I received an email back from Chandlyn today.  Here are her responses to my questions (I know some of these have already been answered but I thought I'd share the whole email anyway).

               

              1) Is it possible to have one large table set up for everyone to sit together rather than the traditional head table?We can do one long table
              2) Is it possible to mix and match items from menu 1,2,& 3?  For example, chicken ceasar salad, beef & vegetable soup, mix grill, and cheesecake? This is possible
              3) Do you have a list of songs the steel drum band plays so that I can select one to walk down the aisle to?  I don't really want the traditional wedding songs so I was hoping to have some selections to browse.I will obtain a list and forward to you.
              4) Can you please arrange for a bar to be available at the gazebo during the dance?Confirmed at a cost of uS15 per person per hour
              5) Is there still a beach party on Tuesday nights?  If there is, what goes on during the beach party?We no longer have a  beach party
              6) I think we're actually going to go with the Free Wedding Package.  Is it possible to still get some of the options from the other wedding packages? This can be arranged at an additional cost  For example, can we still have the accompaniment to the wedding gazebo, and the fresh elegant floral decor on the bridal table?  If this is possible how much would these two items cost? Accompanied to the gazebo is at no additional charge. The arrangement is US80.00

               

               


               If anyone has a list they can share of songs the Steel Drum Band plays, I'd love to see it.  Also, I find it interesting that in the wedding packages (with the exception of the free package) accompaniment to the gazebo is listed almost like an added bonus but from the email above it's free with any package.  Just something to think about for any brides who are paying for their wedding packages...perhaps it's cheaper to go with the free package and just add on anything else you'd like to have...just a thought though.

               

               



               






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