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#221 AshleyL

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    Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

    From the photos I really like the location of the Italian restaurant too! That's where we are probably having our reception dinner. Missy are you guys paying the extra $2500 for the private reception room?
    Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!

    #222 Kymbelina

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      Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:21 PM

      Missy, I was quoted $500 for the DJ and Beverly told me to bring my own CDs as well!  Like you said, what is the point of paying all that money when all he had to do is press a button?!?!

       

      As far as the restaurant.... I'm still not sure if I'm going to pay the $2500 to have it private.  What did Beverly tell you about the food options?  I'm sooooo confused!  If I'm correct, if it's semi-private, the food is no charge, but if you pay the $2500 to have it private, you have to pay for your food.  Does this make sense??  What has Beverly told you guys?



      #223 missy&eric2011

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        Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:31 AM



        Originally Posted by mekanabr 

        Hi ladies...I Finally heard from Beverly last week, thank goodness! It had only been 2 months! After I emailed her prob 5 times (bc I wanted to reserve my date and was getting anxious!) and my TA emailed the sales manager at the resort who also emailed Beverly...she finally got back to me.

        Here are a few things she told me:

        You can rent out the gazebo without the DJ for $250, just have to get the sound system set up seperatly (although I'm not sure what that means..). Dinner doesn't start until 6:30, and she said you prob need 2 hrs for it (so renting the gazebo earlier than 8:30 doesn't really work). She also told me that they do not allow outside liquor to be served at the resort, so you cannot set up your own bar at the gazebo (you have to pay $15p/p/hr).

        The brochures that I had posted about previously came from the resort. My TA contacted them and they offered to send us a bunch. I'll try to scan it in tonight but I"m not sure if the printer is unpacked yet! :)

         

        Kymbelina: according to this earlier message from mekanabr, she had heard from Beverly that the gazebo can be rented out for $250 without the services of the DJ...at least that was my understanding from it...I was also quoted $500 but that was for both the DJ and the Gazebo I believe!? 

         

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        Originally Posted by Kymbelina 

        Missy, I was quoted $500 for the DJ and Beverly told me to bring my own CDs as well!  Like you said, what is the point of paying all that money when all he had to do is press a button?!?!

         

        As far as the restaurant.... I'm still not sure if I'm going to pay the $2500 to have it private.  What did Beverly tell you about the food options?  I'm sooooo confused!  If I'm correct, if it's semi-private, the food is no charge, but if you pay the $2500 to have it private, you have to pay for your food.  Does this make sense??  What has Beverly told you guys?


        For that kind of money...pay me!!!  Ill press the stinkin button for my own wedding!!!!!

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        Originally Posted by AshleyL 

        From the photos I really like the location of the Italian restaurant too! That's where we are probably having our reception dinner. Missy are you guys paying the extra $2500 for the private reception room?



        According to Kerrij, a bride that got married down there...they did not pay the extra for the private room but said that it was plenty private in itself and they had theirs at the Italian restaurant.  But we definitely are not paying that kind of money for it either way.  That is way more than our AHR site is going to cost and that allows for dinner and dancing!!!  WAAAAYYYY too much money!

         

        Ashley - Where did you see pictures?????
         



        #224 mekanabr

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          Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:51 AM

          Hey girls! I haven't had time to post in a while but welcome to all the new gbp brides! So exciting to have more on the forum.

          I totally agree about the dj, what's the point if I'm bringing my own music anyway?? What songs are "musts" on your playlists?? Would love some suggestions!

          I found a great site to share with you all... www.oyster.com. they have reviews of hotels & resorts and tons of pictures! Search for gbp and they have a great detailed review of everything at the resort and over 100 pics that you won't find on gbp's website...its amazing!

          #225 akua420

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            Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:14 AM

            Thanks mekanabr!  I'm awasy hunting for more pics of the resort!


            Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

            #226 missy&eric2011

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              Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:18 AM



              Originally Posted by mekanabr 

              Hey girls! I haven't had time to post in a while but welcome to all the new gbp brides! So exciting to have more on the forum.

              I totally agree about the dj, what's the point if I'm bringing my own music anyway?? What songs are "musts" on your playlists?? Would love some suggestions!

              I found a great site to share with you all... www.oyster.com. they have reviews of hotels & resorts and tons of pictures! Search for gbp and they have a great detailed review of everything at the resort and over 100 pics that you won't find on gbp's website...its amazing!



              How bizarre...I just used one of your past quotes and now poof...here you are!!  Were your ears ringing!??  lol!

              Thanks for that website...some really awesome pictures...I really want to see more people's wedding pics from there...those are the ones that I am obsessed with!!  Freakish thing though...I entered our dates to stay..and that website said that they don't have any availability!  Glad we aren't booking through them or I would be panicking!

               

              Ironically we were just starting to put together our song lists and there was one that came out in my Brides Magazine...has a lot of hit dance songs!  We are for sure playing:

               

              Lady Gaga – Just Dance                                                               Usher – Yeah

              Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Outta My Head                       Gwen Stephani – Sweet Escape

              Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)                              B-52’s – Love Shack

              Cindi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun                              Big & Rich – Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy

              Brian Setzer Orchestra – Jump, Jive & Wail                              Lou Vega – Mambo #5

              Kid Rock – All Summer Long                                                        Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama

              Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie                                                              Rhianna – Don’t Stop the Music 

               

               

              But I have been kicking around the idea of bringing down a speaker docking system for the ipod...I dont know what they are going to have and I have not heard an answer on what exactly will be available if we don't use the DJ and if we have to pay to rent it, what is required to set it up...etc.!?  Do any of you ladies have any of those answers?!

               

              What are ya'll doing for flowers?  Have you decided?  Are we able to go with a different vendor other than the contracted Tia Floral or does that cost extra?



              #227 akua420

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                Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:45 AM

                I don't know what I'm going to do about flowers.  I haven't seen the ones that are included in the wedding package, and I'm not very picky and I love most tropical flowers, so I'm holding out hope that they are nice, I asked Beverly for pics but she didn't get back to me.  Does anybody know waht the resort flowers look like?  The only flowers we're doing is bout's for the boys, and bouquets for me and my mom, other then that I'm not going to do any other flowers.  What about you ladies?


                Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

                #228 missy&eric2011

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                  Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:50 PM

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  The file is too large to upload but i have their catalog that they sent me; there are 2 different ones.  One of the bouquets and one of the decorations. 

                  I attached my quote from them...I think they are very pricey!  I found a girl on Craigslist and actually she had our colors in her bouquets and she had the amount I needed so I bought the silk ones for the bridal party.  We are making all the flowers for the guys...I am hoping to maybe have a fresh one for me made to closely resemble the ones from the BM's and if not, I have a larger one that matches theirs for mine that I will use.  I know that different things that are included in your packages at the GBP can be shifted and moved to upgrade or change things...so I think I will try that...HATE the idea of leaving all those details until we get down there though!!!  I thought about sending Tia Floral a pic of the bouquet and asking if they can duplicate it with real flowers. 

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                  #229 akua420

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                    Posted 10 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

                    Damn I still don't have access privledges, I am 40 posts away.  Was that a catalogue of the flowers for Bahia?  Does it include the basic flowers in the wedding package?  Did you get it from Bev?  So jealous, I'm goign to email her again right now.


                    Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

                    #230 katelynn

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                      Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:23 PM

                      thanks for posting this,...I was also wondering about flowers. So Im guessing when we get down there we will choose all the flowers when we meet with Beverly?

                       

                      What are you all doing about centre pieces, I was going to do vases with floating flowers but the thought of bringing down the vases gives me a headache...I am trying to think if there is anything I can get down there.


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