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#211 akua420

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    Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:19 AM

    I'm not going to have a problem of non=drinkers at mine, both our families like to party, hahahha.  We're looking into the mugs, I haven't decided if I want to or not.  It seems like unless you're buying a large amount its really expensive, so I'm taking my time figuring that out. 

     

    We're going to get a couple of bottles of champagne at duty free and pop that open. 

     

    I didin't inquire into buying it seperately, you usually get a huge flight discount booking together, so we just let the travel agent take care ofthat.  Our wedding is going to be so much more then everyones it seems beacuse we ahve to do it during reading week (spring break) cuz i'm a student, and I'm going for 2 weeks and only wanted to miss a week of school, so that blows but its still cheaper then getting married in Canada, and a lot more fun!

     

     


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    #212 katelynn

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      Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:23 AM

      I got mugs done at 4imprint.ca and we lovvvee them! They were about $400 for 60 though as they charge a set up fee of $60 and the shipping was like $60 to Canada also. I felt like it was a must for the OOT bags though.

       

      We also booked through our travel agent and she is amazing and making my life so stress free. They have to pay a $200 deposit and then the remainder 60 days before departure, however she is nice enough that people have $ coming off their pay checks that go right to her...seems like the easier option so its not one big bang before we leave.

       

      I am also getting married on a Tues so thats interesting about the beach party, however I know there is also a disco to party at too.


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        Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:49 PM

        I hope to be married at either the Bahia or the Palladium.. anyone have any suggestions!? I've stayed at the Bahia this May and LOVED it, but i'm getting mixed feelings about their wedding package vs the palladium's..

         

        I'm actually a travel agent myself so doing my own group rates. Have a group of about 30ish coming down with us.

         

        Waiting to hear back if my desired date is avail.. i can't wait any longer i'm dying to know!!! EEEKKK!!



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          Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:51 PM


          Katelynn,

           

          I've stayed at this hotel and it's AMAZING!! would you be up for sharing some of your templates with me? In particular i'd love to see your invitations (ticket jackets)

           

          Thanks!!
           

          Originally Posted by katelynn 

          I got mugs done at 4imprint.ca and we lovvvee them! They were about $400 for 60 though as they charge a set up fee of $60 and the shipping was like $60 to Canada also. I felt like it was a must for the OOT bags though.

           

          We also booked through our travel agent and she is amazing and making my life so stress free. They have to pay a $200 deposit and then the remainder 60 days before departure, however she is nice enough that people have $ coming off their pay checks that go right to her...seems like the easier option so its not one big bang before we leave.

           

          I am also getting married on a Tues so thats interesting about the beach party, however I know there is also a disco to party at too.





          #215 akua420

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            Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:43 AM

            I felt the same about the Bahia or Palladium, I ended up picking the Bahia beacuse we got cheaper rates, and its closer to other things for my guests to do stuff, I was a bit worried with palladium being half way between negril and montego bay.  Those two things helped me decide.


            Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

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              Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:11 PM

              I'm pretty set on the Bahia. As i mentioned my guy and I actually stayed here for a week in May this year so we know the property and know the food etc. you're right about it being close to everything. We did Dunns River falls ( i would recommend doing it as a group of you on your own rather than taking an organized tour.. when you do the tour you have to walk up holding hands and you don't get time to just sit around mid-falls and take a break and enjoy the view.. next time we will do it on our own and will take our dear old time!!)

               

              I'm just waiting to hear if my date is avail .. please cross your fingers for me!!!!



              #217 katelynn

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                Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:32 AM

                I was also told that the dinner is at 6:30pm so we are getting married at 4pm to make it a bit better for guests, that will also give us about 2 hours for pictures which seems like enough time. We are also doing the gazebo after and that starts at 8:30pm so another 2 hours for dinner should also be fine.

                 

                Does anyone know where they want to have the dinner, my TA asked me the other day but I have no clue as there are mixed reviews about them on the travel sites...sounds like Jap is best but I dont want that for the wedding dinner...I was thinking Gourmet or the Italian restuarant...thoughts?


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                #218 Scottish Lass

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                  Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:52 AM

                  I'm really glad I've found this forum.  We're having our wedding blessing here in June 2011 as we made the mistake of jumping into a registry office over here and regretting it. What a great place for information this is.  Hi from a Newbie :-)



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                    Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:55 PM

                    Hey Kate,

                     

                    We loved the gourmet menu but we prefer the setting of the italian.. it's down on the water by the beach grill and it just has more character. the italian also has a small buffet located in the resturant where you can get appetizers etc for yourself and we really liked this touch. I had veal at the italian and it was great.

                     

                    This is where we hope to have ours..

                     

                    Originally Posted by katelynn 

                    I was also told that the dinner is at 6:30pm so we are getting married at 4pm to make it a bit better for guests, that will also give us about 2 hours for pictures which seems like enough time. We are also doing the gazebo after and that starts at 8:30pm so another 2 hours for dinner should also be fine.

                     

                    Does anyone know where they want to have the dinner, my TA asked me the other day but I have no clue as there are mixed reviews about them on the travel sites...sounds like Jap is best but I dont want that for the wedding dinner...I was thinking Gourmet or the Italian restuarant...thoughts?





                    #220 missy&eric2011

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                      Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:03 AM

                      I actually got an email from Beverly over the weekend!!! 

                       

                      I had been inquiring about the DJ services to determine if we wanted to use the DJ or save the $250 and just do it ourselves...I asked what kind of music the DJ had and such and if we were to provide a song list or whatever.  She said that we should bring CDs of all the songs that we want and he would just play them.  Well...If we are going to do that...what is the stinking point of paying some guy $250 to push a play button!?!?

                       

                      So I am thinking we are just going to bring and IPod and do it ourselves...may not be as organized but heck...saves us the money!! 

                      Anyone hear back on what she meant in regards to setting up our own equipment (for the music) in the gazebo?

                       

                      I am also hoping to have the dinner in the Italian restaurant...seems like the best choice as there is such a variety in Italian, everyone should be able to find something of their liking! 






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