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Any Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Brides out there?

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#201 missy&eric2011

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    Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:20 AM

    Maybe all of us that are down there at the same time can get a bonus group discount!?  Are you thinking about purchasing the beverages from the resort...or going to a market to stock up??  I am still leaning towards the idea of just putting larger cups in the OOT bags and if we are only renting the gazebo for 2 hours...one or two trips to the bar can't be THAT bad??!!!  Or can it??? 


    Does anyone know if there are "clubs" or entertainment venues on the resort grounds?  It might be kinda fun for those in our parties that like to party longer to head to one of those after the gazebo ordeal?!

    #202 akua420

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      Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:04 AM

       I heard from other brides that there is a beach party on Tuesday nights which is a lot of fun, so we're just going to party there after the wedding.  I'm not going to have enuogh people to justify renting out a place, and buying booze and  everything, so we'll party with everyone else and then I get congratulationg from everyone I walk by and I'm not going to lie, I'm looking forward to everyone seeing me in my dress, even if its strangers!!!


      There is also a club too, I haven't heard anything about it but it will be your wedding so I'm pretty sure no matter what you will be having a good time!


      Question for you guys, we're getting married at 2, do you know what time they have the supper afterwards?  Will it be at 6, or do they ahve it set up based on the other weddings/  Any ideas on this?

      Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

      #203 soontobemrsdow

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        Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:41 PM

        I think if your only having the semi private dinner and not renting out the whole restarurant you have to wait until the a la carte regularly opens...which is probably around 6ish I'd say.


        and thanks for the info about the beach party...im also getting married on a tuesday so this is good info to know and possibly save some $$

        #204 mekanabr

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          Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:30 PM

          Hmm I will definitely have to find out more info about bringing our own booze.  That would be way cheaper!


          Beverly told me that dinner is at 6:30 and I asked if we could do it earlier and she never really answered me so I'm not totally sure about that.  She made it sound like its 6:30, no earlier...

          #205 emi

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            Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:02 PM

            after months of indecisiveness me and my fiancee (well...more like just me) finally decided on GBP and had our wedding date booked for next June!! so excited!!!


            bear with me if i start asking tons of questions! you guys are fantastic!!!! :)

            #206 selassie11

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              Posted 02 August 2010 - 03:07 PM

              Hi ladies! I'm a Negril bride, but I might just be jumping ship for GBP. I have a quick question for you! Did you all work with a travel agent or go directly through Gran Bahia Principe? Do guests have to pay for their trip in full in order to book or do they accept a deposit?

              #207 AshleyL

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                Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:47 PM

                From what I've been reading on here it seems like us Canadian brides go with the all inclusive package - flight and hotel and it seems that in the U.S people tend to book them separately (im not sure why this is, our TA never offered to book flights and hotel seperately so we just went with the package). For us, guests have to put down an initial deposit of $200 and then they can pay any amount, any time but the trip most be paid in full 30 days before we leave.

                Good luck planning!
                Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!

                #208 StephAli

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                  Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:06 PM

                  I was also told dinner at 6:30 and our wedding is at 1pm, so I'm guessing everyones dinner is then....

                  My FI and I are just going to buy a couple bottles and mix. We also only have the gazebo for 2hrs., and figured that we could have some there for the beginning, and then let people go for the walk! Hopefully they'll come back! After 1030 we just plan on making our way to the disco to keep the celebration going! 

                  We used a TA to book everything all inclusive. The only time I was given separate flight/accommodation pricing was when I was looking into pricing for people who only want to come for 3 nights.....All my guest had to give a $200 deposit and the remainder was due 2months before we leave....

                  #209 selassie11

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                    Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:13 PM

                    Thanks ladies!! I'm hoping everything works out...then I'll be a GBP bride too!

                    #210 missy&eric2011

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                      Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:31 AM

                      We booked through a Travel Agent and she hooked us up with FunJet vacations and we are doing the all-inclusive option too...she also got us an additional wedding discount that is per reservation and starts at atleast $50...so that was nice.  She gave us flyers to send out with our invites and said that people could book everything as a package through her or they could find their own flights and just book the accommodations through her if they wanted to or whatever...as long as the reservation amount that was booked through her was at least $1000, they would get at least $50 off!  I can't complain about that!  But our guests do have options of going either way...all-inclusive or not...to me it is much more simplified to go the all-inclusive route...especially with the price being right.  She quoted us $470 for airfare and $778 per person for 7 nights...loving the prices!!!  Our guests have to pay the airfare portion and $200 of the accommodation costs upfront...the remainder is due at the end of March...(we are getting married in May)


                      As far as the booze option goes, I think we are just going to get large, personalized beverage cups to put in the OOT bags and being that the gazebo part is only 2 hours...hopefully that will only equal 1 or 2 trips to the bar!?  Haven't totally decided on that one yet...just seems like a hassel because we also have people who don't drink, so we wouldn't want to be unfair to them...so that would mean purchasing soda too!?  

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