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#1691 JayKay

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:21 PM

Congrats Erin!! I have been thinking about all the recent brides patiently awaiting your return for some feedback! I'm so glad to hear you had a great time.  Makes me feel much better about this resort.  Now if only the next 8 months would hurry up!!



#1692 MIssdonne

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    Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:30 AM

    Hi Erin

    Congrat!!!! 

     

    Did you rent the Gazebo for the dance? I don't know if I should rent it!
     

    Originally Posted by ehpage 

    Hey Ladies well I just got home!!!

     

    Wedding was beautiful, quick and simple!!!

     

    We met with Chandlyn (who is very kind and sweet btw) our meeting took all of 10 minutes to say yes no to whatever I wanted. I had brought my own chair sashes, table runners, centerpieces etc.. so I just dropped everything off at the front desk including my sand ceremony and they set everything up perfectly for me!

     

    Wedding day she picked me up at the front lobby and drove us down the the end of the walkway to the Gazebo.

     

    Wedding ceremony took only 15 minutes and we had NO RAIN!!!

     

    I had the free package and had 26 people with me and didn't have to pay for chair covers but we did have to pay 25 per person for the additional people over 16 that were allowed for dinner.

     

    dinner was at the italian, we did no speeches etc cause we wanted to keep it simple. Everyone enjoyed dinner and it was a great night.

     

    WARNING - Hotel photographer was HORRIBLE!!! soooo glad I brought one down with me. I don't think they use a UV filter on their camera as all the pictures were hazy and it would appear they need more modern equipment.. the stabalizer on their camera was all over the place. I took the 5 pictures included in my package and that was it.. I didn't even want those 5!!

     

    I met Tris down there and she was a sweetheart!!! I will post pics as soon as I have them uploaded. Feel free to ask any questions!!

     

    Erin



     



    #1693 MIssdonne

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      Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:32 AM

      Hi Erin!

       

      Congrat!!

       

      Did you rent the Gazebo for the dance? I don't know if I should rent it!
       

      Originally Posted by ehpage 

      Hey Ladies well I just got home!!!

       

      Wedding was beautiful, quick and simple!!!

       

      We met with Chandlyn (who is very kind and sweet btw) our meeting took all of 10 minutes to say yes no to whatever I wanted. I had brought my own chair sashes, table runners, centerpieces etc.. so I just dropped everything off at the front desk including my sand ceremony and they set everything up perfectly for me!

       

      Wedding day she picked me up at the front lobby and drove us down the the end of the walkway to the Gazebo.

       

      Wedding ceremony took only 15 minutes and we had NO RAIN!!!

       

      I had the free package and had 26 people with me and didn't have to pay for chair covers but we did have to pay 25 per person for the additional people over 16 that were allowed for dinner.

       

      dinner was at the italian, we did no speeches etc cause we wanted to keep it simple. Everyone enjoyed dinner and it was a great night.

       

      WARNING - Hotel photographer was HORRIBLE!!! soooo glad I brought one down with me. I don't think they use a UV filter on their camera as all the pictures were hazy and it would appear they need more modern equipment.. the stabalizer on their camera was all over the place. I took the 5 pictures included in my package and that was it.. I didn't even want those 5!!

       

      I met Tris down there and she was a sweetheart!!! I will post pics as soon as I have them uploaded. Feel free to ask any questions!!

       

      Erin



       



      #1694 mekanabr

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        Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:47 AM

        congrats and welcome Dcamp!  My biggest suggestion would to take 2 hours and read allllll the GBP posts and take notes.  We  can all give you suggestions etc but you will find the most helpful info in here, questions you might have are most likely asked and answered and I'm sure you will learn a ton about the resort and what to expect (that is, if you haven't done this already)  I know 169 pgs is pretty daunting but it's worth it!  Good luck, you chose an amazing resort which I'm sure will not disapoint. :)



        #1695 ehpage

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          Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:13 AM

          My flowers were "real touch" and I made and brought them down myself... it was SOOO hot the mens real bout's were wilted in hours. So glad I brought fake with me...

           

          My centerpieces are below: I bought the mirrors at the dollar store, plastic glasses at Zellers, fake flowers at dollar store, purple gems at michaels and sat them on top of a closet LED light purchased at dollar store.. Sat the light on top of the mirror, glass on top of light, gems in bottom, water in, flower in and VOILLA!! they looked GREAT!!! and so cheap! I left them there, wasn't bothering to bring them home!

           

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          #1696 FleetMac bride

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            Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:20 AM


            They are so gorgeous good job
             

            Originally Posted by ehpage 

            My flowers were "real touch" and I made and brought them down myself... it was SOOO hot the mens real bout's were wilted in hours. So glad I brought fake with me...

             

            My centerpieces are below: I bought the mirrors at the dollar store, plastic glasses at Zellers, fake flowers at dollar store, purple gems at michaels and sat them on top of a closet LED light purchased at dollar store.. Sat the light on top of the mirror, glass on top of light, gems in bottom, water in, flower in and VOILLA!! they looked GREAT!!! and so cheap! I left them there, wasn't bothering to bring them home!

             

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            Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica November 22nd-2011.

            #1697 ehpage

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              Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:30 AM

              I didn't rent the Gazebo and to be honest I'm glad I didn't.. Everyone was so exhausted from such a long day that all the "old folks" went to bed early that night and it was only us young folks left at the end of the night.

               

              We went from dinner to the terrace bar and then that's when all the old folks dropped out. Us youngin's stayed up and went to the disco and danced all night long. It was a blast!!!

               

              I just am glad I didn't pay the $$ for the Gazebo, it would have been a waste for my party.

               

              Also I did not book the entire restaurant.. the sections they give you are more than private enough!



              #1698 acw271011

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              Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:19 AM

              Hi. I would love a report on your photographer as well as pics when you can.  we're November 17th and using him and as much as I love his new website, I would love to see pics even though we've already booked him.  his work seems really great!!  good luck and I know everything will go well!!

               

              Originally Posted by keriltz 

              Hi Everyone! 

               

              I haven't been on in a while either and am leaving for Jamaica in 24 days!!!  Our weding is in 4 weeks today!  Can't wait!!!  I see all the stuff everyone is doing and i'm not even close so i'm getting a little nervous!  So far i have done

               

              Got my dress (still in for alterations)

              Got rings

              Paid for my flowers with Jan's Flowers

              Paid for the Photographer - Merrick Cousley

              Paid for the webstreaming

              Got wedding favors

               

              And that's about it, i think i'm just going down and hope everything will go smoothly as most brides say it does but can any of you ladies think of anything i HAVE to have done before i go?

               

              I'm not a good planner, thats why a destination wedding was the best way to go!  Haha  Any help and suggetions is appreciated!!



               


              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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              #1699 acw271011

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              Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:31 AM

              your pics are great!!!  thanks for posting them.  love your dress - it's perfect for a Jamaica mon wedding and totally looks good on you! 

               

              Originally Posted by a084596 

              What a gorgeous dress - you look absolutely beautiful!
               



               



               



              Originally Posted by ehpage 

              Ok, 1st off.. I looked into the webstream too cause my sister too was pregnant and couldn't come.. it is 100% NOT live.. basically they will video it, and then broadcast it (like youtube) later on.. it is by no means a LIVE FEED.. and the same guy who the hotel would have put you in touch with offered it to me for 150.. knock him down if you really want to do it.. but it's NOT LIVE.

               

              The sand ceremony, yes they set everything up for me. I dropped everything off at the front desk and even drew a diagram how my centerpieces went together.. it was perfect when I arrived.. however they did loose my centerpieces.. which wasn't a major deal cause i prob would have left them anyways.. but they DID loose them...

               

              If you DO happen to choose the hotel photographer you MUST go see them the next day to get your pictures printed... They told me that you must give 3 days notice.. and if you get married within the 3 days god knows how you get your photos.. I argued with the guy (who was VERY ignorant) and he finally put them on a disc for me...

               

              I had caprese salad, penne napeleno (sp), chicken risotto, and tiramisu and it was all delish!!!

               

              pics attached!!!

               

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              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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              #1700 keriltz

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                Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:40 AM


                Congrats!!  You looked amazing and the wedding looked beautiful!  Just one question, how windy is it down there?  My hair will be down and i don't want it flying all over the place.  Also after your ceremony did you have your chanpagne toast and cake cutting  right after?  Was there a DJ set up to play music as you walked down?  I am going with the free package aswell and haven't really planned much and am not bringing much so i just want to make sure everything is covered!  Thanks so much, and congrats again!!
                 

                Originally Posted by ehpage 

                Hey Ladies well I just got home!!!

                 

                Wedding was beautiful, quick and simple!!!

                 

                We met with Chandlyn (who is very kind and sweet btw) our meeting took all of 10 minutes to say yes no to whatever I wanted. I had brought my own chair sashes, table runners, centerpieces etc.. so I just dropped everything off at the front desk including my sand ceremony and they set everything up perfectly for me!

                 

                Wedding day she picked me up at the front lobby and drove us down the the end of the walkway to the Gazebo.

                 

                Wedding ceremony took only 15 minutes and we had NO RAIN!!!

                 

                I had the free package and had 26 people with me and didn't have to pay for chair covers but we did have to pay 25 per person for the additional people over 16 that were allowed for dinner.

                 

                dinner was at the italian, we did no speeches etc cause we wanted to keep it simple. Everyone enjoyed dinner and it was a great night.

                 

                WARNING - Hotel photographer was HORRIBLE!!! soooo glad I brought one down with me. I don't think they use a UV filter on their camera as all the pictures were hazy and it would appear they need more modern equipment.. the stabalizer on their camera was all over the place. I took the 5 pictures included in my package and that was it.. I didn't even want those 5!!

                 

                I met Tris down there and she was a sweetheart!!! I will post pics as soon as I have them uploaded. Feel free to ask any questions!!

                 

                Erin



                 






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