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#1461 tris

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    Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:35 PM

    Congrats on your wedding!! I'm glad you had a great time! We're actually thinking of switching over to the free wedding package. Would you by chance have a list of what's included with it? The $1350 for the wedding package we currently have just seems to have a lot of stuff we're not going to use...


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    #1462 JayKay

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    Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:57 PM

    Congrats on your wedding!! Sounds like you had a great time! Makes me even more excited that we chose this resort!

     

    Tris this is whats included in the free Package:

     

    FREE WEDDING PACKAGE

     

    ·        Bride & Groom’s Boutonniere- Tropical Flowers

    ·        Complimentary room upgrade ( subject to availability upon arrival)

    ·        Gourmet wedding cake or variety of Chef’s customs pastry desert choice

    ·        Late check out until 6 pm ( upon request & subject to availability)

    ·        10% Discount on Spa Treatments(except pedicure, manicure, hairdresser and makeup)

    ·        Picturesque Wedding Location may be celebrated on the beach or Wedding Gazebo ( consult beach area restrictions)

    ·        Music for the marriage ceremony with recorded CD ( couple may bring their own)

    ·        Minimum 7 nights stay(all guests of the wedding must stay at the hotel where wedding is to be performed) 

    ·        5 professional pictures of the wedding full colour photography ( included)

    ·        Professional Services of an Onsite Wedding Consultor

    ·        Romantic Ornamental decoration of the wedding site ( location assigned after arrival)

    ·        Sparkling wine Celebration toast ( Domestic Brand) after ceremony

    ·        Sit down wedding reception Dinner in one of our restaurants with set menu (wedding more than 30 pax is subject to availability. Group may be in different tables, please coordinate with you wedding planner. Included in the all inclusive package. No more extra menus.

    ·        Witness ( if required)

     

    Wedding Package for 16 pax- FREE

    Supplement per additional person- 25USD

    USD400 Minister & Marriage licence fee



    #1463 mekanabr

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      Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:03 PM

      Congrats!!! Thanks so much for your great review!!!   It sounds like you had a blast and I can't wait to see pics!!  What restaurant did you choose for your dinner?  I'm sure I will have more questions tomorrow, thanks! :)

       

      Tris- we switched to the free package too.  When I figured out the price for the number of ppl we have coming and what was included, it made sense to just go with the free package...I really didn't care about a 15% spa discount and upgraded amentities with the blissful love lol. 

       

      Here is what is included:

      FREE WEDDING PACKAGE

       

      ·        Bride & Groom’s Boutonniere- Tropical Flowers

      ·        Complementary room upgrade ( subject to availability upon arrival)

      ·        Gourmet wedding cake or variety of Chef’s customs pastry desert choice

      ·        Late check out until 6 pm ( upon request & subject to availability)

      ·        Picturesque Wedding Location may be celebrated on the beach or Wedding Gazebo ( consult beach area restrictions)

      ·        Music for the marriage ceremony with recorded CD ( couple may bring their own)

      ·        Minimum 7 nights stay

      ·        5 professional pictures of the wedding full colour photography ( included)

      ·        Professional Services of an Onsite Wedding Consultor

      ·        Romantic Ornamental decoration of the wedding site ( location assigned after arrival)

      ·        Sparkling wine Celebration toast ( Domestic Brand) after ceremony

      ·        Sit down wedding reception Dinner in one of our restaurants with set menu (wedding more than 30 pax is subject to availability. Group may be in different tables, please coordinate with you wedding planner. Included in the all inclusive package. No more extra menus.

      ·        Witness ( if required)

       

      Wedding Package for 16 pax- FREE

      Supplement per additional person- 25 USD

      USD400 Minister & Marriage licence fee

       



      #1464 tris

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        Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:31 PM

        Awesome! Thanks so much ladies. I just don't see what we're really getting out of the paid package. We have us plus 15 guests and our photographer, so in the end we are 18. So to pay for 2 additional people ($50) isn't a big deal. Add that to the $220 minister fees, it seems so much more reasonable. I dealt with Tai Floral on my own and our bill with them after tax was just under $400, and the steel drum band is $400, so in the end it's going to be $1070 + taxes... I'm wondering if there's anything else we will want to add on when we get there? Hmmm...


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        #1465 JayKay

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        Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:47 PM


        Are you planning on adding on chair bows? Or bringing your own?  We are using the free package and the only other things we are going to be paying for are the extra people, we will probably have two or three.  I'm planning on buying chair bows and bringing them with as its cheaper.  You must be getting exicited, your wedding is getting closer!!
         

        Originally Posted by tris 

        Awesome! Thanks so much ladies. I just don't see what we're really getting out of the paid package. We have us plus 15 guests and our photographer, so in the end we are 18. So to pay for 2 additional people ($50) isn't a big deal. Add that to the $220 minister fees, it seems so much more reasonable. I dealt with Tai Floral on my own and our bill with them after tax was just under $400, and the steel drum band is $400, so in the end it's going to be $1070 + taxes... I'm wondering if there's anything else we will want to add on when we get there? Hmmm...



         



        #1466 LOKeefe

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          Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:00 PM

          Hi Ladies,

           

          I am new to this site...I will be getting married at the GBPJ on November 15, 2011! I have so many unanswered questions about the wedding reception...

           

          My fiance and I got engaged at this resort in March 2010! We have 45 people attending so far. I was thinking of paying the extra money for the reception...I'm not sure why we have to pay extra for alcohol at an all inclusive resort...does anyone have any information on this?

           

          Also, if you pay extra for the chair covers & ties...are these used for both the ceremony and reception? I was also considering the gazebo for the reception...but I'm not sure how cool the evenings are in November??

           

          Sorry...I have soooo many questions...help!!!

           

          Lori 



          #1467 FleetMac bride

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            Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:26 AM

            Congrats Schayer!!!!!! So glad your review was good. Tris I also had the uprgraded package and have switched to the free package. It made sense to me to save and now I am renting the gazebo and the bartender. I was thinking about buying booze but not sure how much it would cost so them setting up the table with all the alcohol I seen in other brides pics just looks good to me. Still waiting froprices or a catalogue with prices from TaiFlora. I have also boked the Dolce Vita fro my reception so it's all coming along now. i also have booked my trip and got a great rate of 1250 pp with the 11th person free and dividing that moneyup between evryone that has booked. Now today I am starting to walk and eat right so I can lose 15 pounds before going dress shopping in June.

             

             

            Schayer just one question you said the covers were free in the free package fow how many people 16 like the package offers? How many people did you have?


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            #1468 FleetMac bride

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              Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:30 AM

              Tris do you have that price of 220 for the minister fee in a email because the free package says 400.

               

              Originally Posted by tris 

              Awesome! Thanks so much ladies. I just don't see what we're really getting out of the paid package. We have us plus 15 guests and our photographer, so in the end we are 18. So to pay for 2 additional people ($50) isn't a big deal. Add that to the $220 minister fees, it seems so much more reasonable. I dealt with Tai Floral on my own and our bill with them after tax was just under $400, and the steel drum band is $400, so in the end it's going to be $1070 + taxes... I'm wondering if there's anything else we will want to add on when we get there? Hmmm...



               


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              #1469 schayer

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                Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:02 AM

                I knew I forgot something: the dinner. We initially wanted the Dolce vita but it was booked. So we went to the Garden Grill. We selected our menu with Chandlynn. We had the onion soup, Cesar salad. lamb chops and cheese cake (so delicious).

                 

                I didn't know about this but they made a  menu with our name, the date and the actual menu. It's a great keepsake. We didn't pick colors for our wedding so all the linen was white. I personally loved it because it was simple. There was no flowers on the table, and for our group it was a good thing; My bouquet, many bottles of wine and many glasses! The table is a bit secluded or at least you get the feeling.

                 

                As far as the chairs covers, we were ten so we didn't have to pay. You may have to pay after, but I'm not sure...

                 

                Oh yeah, and you also get tacky honeymoon shirts lol.



                #1470 tris

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                  Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:32 AM

                  I don't know if we're even getting chair bows. I'm fine with the white chairs... but I guess we'll see how we feel when we get down there. I considered buying them here and packing them (It's so much cheaper, I agree), but since we're staying 2 weeks I can't justify all that room in my suitcase for sashes! haha.
                   

                  Originally Posted by JayKay 


                  Are you planning on adding on chair bows? Or bringing your own?  We are using the free package and the only other things we are going to be paying for are the extra people, we will probably have two or three.  I'm planning on buying chair bows and bringing them with as its cheaper.  You must be getting exicited, your wedding is getting closer!!
                   



                   


                   

                  I emailed Chandlynn about this a week ago and she told me it was "220".
                   

                  Originally Posted by FleetMac bride 

                  Tris do you have that price of 220 for the minister fee in a email because the free package says 400.

                   



                   



                   


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