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#2071 greatbritain

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    Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:25 AM

    I'm so excited because finally, after a month and a half of back and forth with TAs, the resort, etc...We finally have a date settled...ALMOST. I just need to send in my deposit but most likely we will be getting married June 20, 2012. Yay! Feels like a huge weight has been lifted!



    #2072 DanielleP

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      Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:21 AM

      Hi,

      Thanks everyone for all the awesome information. Love It

      Just wondering Tekeya Thompson where did you get your information for those prices of the wedding packages?? I was told that it is $1350 for the Blissful package and I was told that today??? 

       

      Thank you

      Danielle



      #2073 JayKay

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      Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:17 PM


      Thats so exciting! I felt like once we booked our date the weights lifted too!!
       

      Originally Posted by greatbritain 

      I'm so excited because finally, after a month and a half of back and forth with TAs, the resort, etc...We finally have a date settled...ALMOST. I just need to send in my deposit but most likely we will be getting married June 20, 2012. Yay! Feels like a huge weight has been lifted!



       



      #2074 MrsAprilDewees

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        Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:53 PM

        Just booked for June 2, 2012 at 4pm!!!! I'm soooo excited! I'm having a bit of a struggle getting timely answers from the Donnalee though. I'm sure she's busy, but I freak out if I don't hear any thing! I'm about a year out, have to still set a guest list, but at least the date is secure!!!! ^_^ I have been looking at Marcia Roberts for photos and a TTD, but I have not confirmed with her yet.

         

        I've been reading that I need to try to book the reception restaurant soon, where can I find a list of restaurants?

         

        -Any other advise ladies?!?! What should I be doing next?! :-)



        #2075 BusyBee123

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          Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:20 PM

          Congrats!  I'm sure Donnalee will send you this eventually, but here are the restaurants and their menus that you can choose if you want a semi-private reception.  And you can mix and match menu items rather than pick one entire selection.  This is included in your all inclusive rate.  If you choose to have a private reception, the cost is $2500 I believe.  


           

          Dolce Vita Restaurant

          MENU No 1

          Cream of Tomato and fresh Basil Spinach Ravioli with Sauce "Boscaila" Beef Scalloppini with Fungi Sauce Porcini Tiramisu

          MENU No 2

          Minestrone Soup Neapolitan Penne Rigatto Seafood Choppino Panna cotta

          MENU No 3

          Caprese Salad Cream of Roasted Squash and Thyme Chicken breast with ricotta, walnuts and bacon - basil - risotto crunch Profiteroles with Cream and Chocolate Coulis

           

           

          Garden Grill Restaurant

          MENU No 1

          Coleslaw Salad Onion Soup au Gratin with Bread Crouton Mix Grill Cheese cake

          MENU No 2

          Caesar salad with chicken Beef and Vegetable Soup Snapper with Balsamic Sauce and Tequila Reduction Lemon pie

          MENU No 3

          Blue Cheese Salad Mexican Tortilla Soup Grilled Lamb Chops with Baked Potatoes Apple crumbleMENUS FOR GROUPS - WEDDINGS

          If you're wanting to book entertainment for your reception/ceremony or if you're wanting to book the DJs or bartenders for a reception after dinner, I would request those soon as well!  As they often have 2+ weddings on the same day, they can get booked up quickly!   Good luck!   
          Originally Posted by MrsAprilDewees 

          Just booked for June 2, 2012 at 4pm!!!! I'm soooo excited! I'm having a bit of a struggle getting timely answers from the Donnalee though. I'm sure she's busy, but I freak out if I don't hear any thing! I'm about a year out, have to still set a guest list, but at least the date is secure!!!! ^_^ I have been looking at Marcia Roberts for photos and a TTD, but I have not confirmed with her yet.

           

          I've been reading that I need to try to book the reception restaurant soon, where can I find a list of restaurants?

           

          -Any other advise ladies?!?! What should I be doing next?! :-)



           



          #2076 mekanabr

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            Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:20 PM

            Welcome new brides & congrats!!  Tons of info on here, def read this thread and you'll know everything!  Don't stress about not hearing from GBP, they are super busy and on "Jamaica time" but they usually respond after I re-send emails if I haven't heard anything from them for a few weeks.  Can't believe that over a year and a half ago I was in your position...now I'm less than a month away!  Good luck planning and have fun!! 



            #2077 BusyBee123

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              Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:19 PM

              For those who have already celebrated their weddings, I was hoping to get some comments on the spa's hair and makeup services.  I am torn between using the spa and hiring someone offsite.  

               

              In my investigations thus far, the costs for the hair and makeup application seems about the same either way, but there additional costs for travel and daypasses for the external artists.  The advantages to doing it at the resort are that you get a hair and makeup trial before the big day, and they have been so cooperative in booking our group.  The advantage to having the external person is that they can do airbrush foundation which is super light and we could get it all done in our room without having to trek to the spa. 

               

              What are you ladies doing?  What experiences have you had at the spa thus far?  

               

              Thanks a bunch!

               



              #2078 cupcake1382

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                Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:37 PM

                @MrsAprilDewees- I suggest you hold off on booking a restaurant, you may not even be able to book this early. Their restaurants aren't all open all the time so she may tell you to wait closer to your date to pick a restaurant. Also, don't get worried about returning emails. They are super busy but usually take about 2 weeks to answer mine and my wedding is 75 days away :) If my email isn't answered within 2 weeks I usually just re-send.

                 

                 

                @BusyBee123You only have to purchase day passes if you are inviting the hair/make up person to attend the ceremony/reception. You don't have to pay for them to simply come to your room and do their service.

                 

                I've heard good things from a friend who got married there last year about the hair and make up people. And yes, you can get the trial before as long as you book it.
                 


                 

                 


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                #2079 MIssdonne

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                  Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:16 AM

                  Wow wow wow!!!!!!!!

                   

                  I just came back!!!! Girls, you will love it!!!!

                   

                  My wedding was tuesday the 14 of june. We had 78 people at the wedding. Everyone was dress turquoise and white, wow it so beautiful in the picture. We had the Grill for reception, it was good, but no Air conditioner... lololol( i think there had a problem with the AC)!!!. We decided to rent the Gazebo for the dance, that's was the best move we did! We had a mix on the IPod! After the Gazebo we went to the disco and then to the burger place. We went to sleep at 5 am.... tired!!! lolol

                   

                  For the wedding we had a own decoration. We had a own preacher (my best friend), we didn't have to go in the spa to do a own hair, my friend did my hair and my husband had his barber that came with us...

                   

                  Here some picture

                   

                   

                   

                  My beautiful bridesmaid 

                   

                   

                  This is at the reception

                   

                   

                  This is my cake on the floor.... lololololololol!!!!!!!! I drop it!!!! lololol

                   

                   


                  #2080 MIssdonne

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                    Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:20 AM

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