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#2041 tamandrob

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    Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:38 PM


    Thanks for the review! I love your pictures! Who was your photographer?
     

    Originally Posted by ChrisBC25 

    Hello Ladies !!!

     

    I just had my wedding Friday june 10th and I am now back from vacation. Everything was absolutely amazing and stress free. I had a guest list of 40 people. We met with Chandlyn the very first day in the afternoon and planned the whole wedding in 10 minutes. We informed her of all our outside vendors which was fine, no fee. However it does not get discounted off the package if you decide to use your own photographer and florist. Even though we had our own photographer, the resort photographer was also there because it was included in our package. 

     

    We gave her our things (chair sashes, fans, petals, table runners) for the weddings the day before to be set up in the morning. When she finds out your outside vendors, she contacts them for the rest of your stay, we only called them one time to settle a balance. 

     

    THE WEDDING DAY- husband hung out at the pool, I, at the beach until two hours before the wedding lol so crazy. When I got to my room, Chandlyn delivered flowers to decorate my room which i later found out was planned for me by my husband. Love him . When I was ready, i met with her in the lobby at the set time with my girls,( actually we were late but shes so relaxed about everything. everythings "no problem") then we rode off to the beach in a golf cart type of car, very spacious. 

     

    We had our reception at the Garden Grill, not our first choice. But the Dolce Vita was closed on that day :/ Everything still turned out great because at 630 no one is really at the restaurant that early. However, be aware it is a lil hot in there, it has AC but its so big that the air does not circulate well. To add very few people complained though, that I know of. Also, no music is allowed to be played there, but the option to do speeches (with no mic) is doable. 

    The time between the ceremony and the reception worked out well as most of the guests went to their room to shower and change because the beach ceremony became a little hot with the sun. 

    The reception was followed by a later after party, we advised our guests to meet with us at 11pm at the disco. We had a blast ! took over that place, the music they played was kind of old reggae and hip hop which was kool but we tipped the DJ for song requests helped.  Anyway when you're with family and friends you always have the best time. 

    After much thought we decided renting the gazebo for two hours was not worth it for us. (Don't know if this helps but we are in our twentys but we had a mix of young and old at the disco) 

     

     The next day, we all went on the catamaran excursion, Where we went snorkeling, Climbed Dunn Rivers Falls and partied on the boat with drinks on the way back, the boat speeds up so that you get wet on the way back. What an amazing adventure!! Strongly advise everyone to do it. 

     

    For the rest of the stay, we met with different groups of our guests spending quality time here and there. We spent the last 4 days of our 2 wk vacation relaxing alone (everyone left on sunday after the wedding.)  

     

     We didnt expect spending so much time greeting our guests (because we chose to receive them upon arrival with Welcome Bags) , the first two days we were so busy that we only spent 5 min at the pool before we have to do something else. 

     

    Here is a photo from our special day enjoy ! Any questions plz feel free. 

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    #2042 JayKay

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    • Wedding Date:January 13, 2012
    • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
    • LocationSouthern Alberta

    Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:15 PM

    Congrats! Your pictures are beautiful! I'm also curious who your photographer was?  And what time of the day did you get married at? 
     

    Originally Posted by ChrisBC25 

    Hello Ladies !!!

     

    I just had my wedding Friday june 10th and I am now back from vacation. Everything was absolutely amazing and stress free. I had a guest list of 40 people. We met with Chandlyn the very first day in the afternoon and planned the whole wedding in 10 minutes. We informed her of all our outside vendors which was fine, no fee. However it does not get discounted off the package if you decide to use your own photographer and florist. Even though we had our own photographer, the resort photographer was also there because it was included in our package. 

     

    We gave her our things (chair sashes, fans, petals, table runners) for the weddings the day before to be set up in the morning. When she finds out your outside vendors, she contacts them for the rest of your stay, we only called them one time to settle a balance. 

     

    THE WEDDING DAY- husband hung out at the pool, I, at the beach until two hours before the wedding lol so crazy. When I got to my room, Chandlyn delivered flowers to decorate my room which i later found out was planned for me by my husband. Love him . When I was ready, i met with her in the lobby at the set time with my girls,( actually we were late but shes so relaxed about everything. everythings "no problem") then we rode off to the beach in a golf cart type of car, very spacious. 

     

    We had our reception at the Garden Grill, not our first choice. But the Dolce Vita was closed on that day :/ Everything still turned out great because at 630 no one is really at the restaurant that early. However, be aware it is a lil hot in there, it has AC but its so big that the air does not circulate well. To add very few people complained though, that I know of. Also, no music is allowed to be played there, but the option to do speeches (with no mic) is doable. 

    The time between the ceremony and the reception worked out well as most of the guests went to their room to shower and change because the beach ceremony became a little hot with the sun. 

    The reception was followed by a later after party, we advised our guests to meet with us at 11pm at the disco. We had a blast ! took over that place, the music they played was kind of old reggae and hip hop which was kool but we tipped the DJ for song requests helped.  Anyway when you're with family and friends you always have the best time. 

    After much thought we decided renting the gazebo for two hours was not worth it for us. (Don't know if this helps but we are in our twentys but we had a mix of young and old at the disco) 

     

     The next day, we all went on the catamaran excursion, Where we went snorkeling, Climbed Dunn Rivers Falls and partied on the boat with drinks on the way back, the boat speeds up so that you get wet on the way back. What an amazing adventure!! Strongly advise everyone to do it. 

     

    For the rest of the stay, we met with different groups of our guests spending quality time here and there. We spent the last 4 days of our 2 wk vacation relaxing alone (everyone left on sunday after the wedding.)  

     

     We didnt expect spending so much time greeting our guests (because we chose to receive them upon arrival with Welcome Bags) , the first two days we were so busy that we only spent 5 min at the pool before we have to do something else. 

     

    Here is a photo from our special day enjoy ! Any questions plz feel free. 

    Picture 3.png

     

     

     

     

    Picture 12.png

     

     



     



    #2043 cupcake1382

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      Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:37 PM

      Fab review and pictures... Love them!!
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      Runaway Bay, Jamaica
      I married my best friend!

      #2044 mekanabr

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        Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:57 AM

        Thanks for the great review, your pictures are beautiful!!!!  Congrats!!!!



        #2045 CdnBeatPrincess

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          Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:16 AM

          Thanks for the review! You look absolutely amazing in your close up shot.



          #2046 FleetMac bride

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            Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:49 AM

            Wow gorgeous pictureof you and your husband you look stunning.  Is there anyway of knowing what restaurants are open on which days of the week?


            Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica November 22nd-2011.

            #2047 acw271011

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            • Wedding Location:We tied the knot in Runaway Bay, Jamaica and renewed our vows in Mexico on our 4th Anniversary
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            Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:34 PM

            Congrats. Glad to hear it went well and you looked gorgeous!! Your dress is stunning!!!

             

            I'm going to add my vote too lol and ask who your photographer was. And also, where did you have your first dance? Did you wait until you went to the disco, or make other arrangements before you went to the disco? How late did they allow you to stay there? I'm hearing more and more that bribery in Jamaica will get you just about anything you want... my FI just found someone that he works with that also got married there last fall and he's giving all kinds of tips and info, but the theme to what he's saying is that if you slide a few bucks around, you'll get top notch service above and beyond!!!

             

            Originally Posted by ChrisBC25 

            Hello Ladies !!!

             

            I just had my wedding Friday june 10th and I am now back from vacation. Everything was absolutely amazing and stress free. I had a guest list of 40 people. We met with Chandlyn the very first day in the afternoon and planned the whole wedding in 10 minutes. We informed her of all our outside vendors which was fine, no fee. However it does not get discounted off the package if you decide to use your own photographer and florist. Even though we had our own photographer, the resort photographer was also there because it was included in our package. 

             

            We gave her our things (chair sashes, fans, petals, table runners) for the weddings the day before to be set up in the morning. When she finds out your outside vendors, she contacts them for the rest of your stay, we only called them one time to settle a balance. 

             

            THE WEDDING DAY- husband hung out at the pool, I, at the beach until two hours before the wedding lol so crazy. When I got to my room, Chandlyn delivered flowers to decorate my room which i later found out was planned for me by my husband. Love him . When I was ready, i met with her in the lobby at the set time with my girls,( actually we were late but shes so relaxed about everything. everythings "no problem") then we rode off to the beach in a golf cart type of car, very spacious. 

             

            We had our reception at the Garden Grill, not our first choice. But the Dolce Vita was closed on that day :/ Everything still turned out great because at 630 no one is really at the restaurant that early. However, be aware it is a lil hot in there, it has AC but its so big that the air does not circulate well. To add very few people complained though, that I know of. Also, no music is allowed to be played there, but the option to do speeches (with no mic) is doable. 

            The time between the ceremony and the reception worked out well as most of the guests went to their room to shower and change because the beach ceremony became a little hot with the sun. 

            The reception was followed by a later after party, we advised our guests to meet with us at 11pm at the disco. We had a blast ! took over that place, the music they played was kind of old reggae and hip hop which was kool but we tipped the DJ for song requests helped.  Anyway when you're with family and friends you always have the best time. 

            After much thought we decided renting the gazebo for two hours was not worth it for us. (Don't know if this helps but we are in our twentys but we had a mix of young and old at the disco) 

             

             The next day, we all went on the catamaran excursion, Where we went snorkeling, Climbed Dunn Rivers Falls and partied on the boat with drinks on the way back, the boat speeds up so that you get wet on the way back. What an amazing adventure!! Strongly advise everyone to do it. 

             

            For the rest of the stay, we met with different groups of our guests spending quality time here and there. We spent the last 4 days of our 2 wk vacation relaxing alone (everyone left on sunday after the wedding.)  

             

             We didnt expect spending so much time greeting our guests (because we chose to receive them upon arrival with Welcome Bags) , the first two days we were so busy that we only spent 5 min at the pool before we have to do something else. 

             

            Here is a photo from our special day enjoy ! Any questions plz feel free. 

            Picture 3.png

             

             

             

             

            Picture 12.png

             

             



             


            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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            #2048 Tekeya Thompson

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              Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:03 PM

              STUNNING!!!



              #2049 BusyBee123

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                Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:57 PM


                Hey!! We'll be there at the exact same time and are getting married on the 11th! We'll likely see you there!
                 

                Originally Posted by samanthaj 

                Hey, I will be there the same time!  We fly in January 7 and fly out January 14!  Hope planning is going well for you also!



                 



                #2050 JayKay

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                • Wedding Date:January 13, 2012
                • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
                • LocationSouthern Alberta

                Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:18 PM

                Just in case there are any new brides on here, I had to post this to a different thread so I thought I might as well post this here as there has been some people wanting to know what they were:

                 

                These are the 2012 wedding packages:

                 

                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 minimum 16 pax- FREE

                Supplement per additional person- 20USD

                USD200 Minister & Marriage licence fee

                 

                 

                SUNSHINE WEDDING PACKAGE

                 

                • Civil Wedding ( Minister Fees)
                • Accompanied to the Wedding Location- Gazebo
                • Bride & Groom’s Boutonniere- Tropical Flowers
                • Complimentary room upgrade ( subject to availability upon arrival)
                • 10 % Discount on Spa Treatments
                • Gourmet wedding cake or variety of Chef’s customs pastry desert choice
                • Late check out until 6 pm ( upon request & subject to availability)
                • Luxury turned down service
                • 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)
                • Picturesque Wedding Location may be celebrated on the beach or Wedding Gazebo ( consult beach area restrictions)
                • 10 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 bottle of wine ( domestic brand) in the room on arrival ( just for the couple)
                • 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.
                • Up graded amenities
                • Witness (if required)

                Wedding Package for 24 pax- 400.00USD

                Supplement per Additional Guest- 25 USD

                 

                 

                REMEMBER WEDDING PACKAGE (Renewal of Vows)

                 

                • Bride & Groom’s Boutonniere- Tropical Flowers
                • Gourmet wedding cake or variety of Chef’s customs pastry desert choice
                • Late check out until 6pm ( upon request & subject to availability)
                • Luxury turned down service ( just for the couple)
                • Music for the marriage ceremony with recorded CD ( couple may bring their own)
                • 10% Discount on Spa Treatments(except pedicure, manicure, hairdresser and makeup)
                • Minimum 7 nights stay(all guests of the wedding must stay at the hotel where wedding is to be performed)
                • 10 professional pictures of the wedding full colour photography ( included)
                • Professional Services of an Onsite Wedding Consultant
                • Romantic Ornamental decoration of the wedding site ( location assigned after arrival)
                • Sparkling wine celebration toast(domestic brand) after the ceremony
                • Sparkling bottle of wine ( domestic brand) in the room on arrival ( just for the couple)
                • 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 at different tables, please coordinate with you wedding planner. Included in the all -inclusive package.
                • Up graded room amenities
                • Witness ( if required)

                Wedding Package for 20 pax- 600 USD

                Supplement per additional person- 25 USD

                 

                 

                BLISSFUL LOVE WEDDING PACKAGE

                 

                • Civil Wedding ( Minister Fees)
                • Accompanied to the Wedding Location- Gazebo
                • Bride & Groom’s Boutonniere- Tropical Flowers
                • Complimentary room upgrade ( subject to availability upon arrival)
                • 15 % Discount on Spa Treatments(except pedicure, manicure, hairdresser and makeup)
                • Fresh, elegant floral d©cor on the Bridal Table.
                • Gourmet wedding cake or variety of Chef’s customs pastry desert choice
                • Late check out until 6 pm ( upon request & subject to availability)
                • Luxury turned down service
                • 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)
                • Newly Wed Romantic Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding ( Once per stay)
                • Picturesque Wedding Location may be celebrated on the beach or Wedding Gazebo ( consult beach area restrictions)
                • 10 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 bottle of wine ( domestic brand) in the room on arrival ( just for the couple)
                • Sparkling wine Celebration toast ( International 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.
                • Up graded amenities
                • Witness ( if required)

                 

                Wedding Package up to 30 pax- 650 USD

                Supplement per Additional Guest- 30 USD

                 

                 

                UNFORGETTABLE WEDDING PACKAGE

                • Civil Wedding ( Minister Fees)
                • Accompanied to the Wedding Location- Gazebo
                • Bride & Groom’s Boutonniere- Tropical Flowers
                • Champagne Luxury Toast with Moet Chandon after ceremony(maximum 4 bottles)
                • Complimentary room upgrade ( subject to availability upon arrival)
                • 20 % Discount on Spa Treatments. (except pedicure, manicure, hairdresser and makeup)
                • Fresh, elegant floral d©cor on the Bridal Table.
                • Gourmet wedding cake or variety of Chef’s customs pastry desert choice
                • Honey Moon Wake up Surprise ( per couple and per stay)
                • Keepsake Honeymoon Souvenir for the couple
                • Late check out until 6 pm ( upon request & subject to availability)
                • Luxury turned down service
                • 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)
                • Newly Wed Romantic Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding ( Once per stay)
                • Nightly Sweets Surprise in Room ( Just for the couple)
                • Picturesque Wedding Location may be celebrated on the beach or Wedding Gazebo ( consult beach area restrictions)
                • 15 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)
                • Romantic Candlelight Dinner with Reservation
                • Sparkling bottle of wine ( international brand) in the room on arrival ( just for the couple)
                • Sparkling wine Celebration toast ( International 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.
                • Up graded amenities
                • Stress Free Jacuzzi ( per couple and per stay)
                • Up graded room amenities-
                • Witness ( if required)

                 

                Weeding Package for 30 pax- 850.00 USD

                Supplement per Additional Guest- 35 USD






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