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#3091 JayKay

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:11 PM

I heard there is, but they are really crappy.  I think I'm just going to bring my own to be safe.

 

Originally Posted by BusyBee123 

Quick last minute question, can someone confirm if they are hair dryers in every room?  I really don't want to pack one, but will definitely need one while I'm there!  Thanks a bunch! :)



 



#3092 acw271011

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:33 AM

there are but they are crappy. take one of your own. you won't regret it.

 

best of luck to you. have a wonderful day and relax and enjoy!!!  can't wait to see your review and pics!!  all the best.

 

Originally Posted by BusyBee123 

Quick last minute question, can someone confirm if they are hair dryers in every room?  I really don't want to pack one, but will definitely need one while I'm there!  Thanks a bunch! :)



 


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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#3093 acw271011

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:42 AM

busy bee is absolutely right!!  I know everyone is excited about planning your wedding and you want people to book, etc. but definitely shop around. AND WAIT!!!!  we got married in October, which is low season and we were originally quoted $1600 in January.  by the time we actually got a firm booking rate which was closer to April, it was down to $1250 all inclusive (taxes, fuel surcharge, royal upgrade).  tour companies want to know well in advance how many of their rooms they are going to have booked so they'll put out prices knowing it's somebody's wedding and if they want a group badly enough, they'll pay the rate. but hang tough. rates for 2013 will not be available until this summer, and even then there's a good chance they'll change. give your guests a ballpark and ask them to start saving ahead of time. we had great success with Marlin Travel. Plus - Jamaica is a lot more expensive than Mexico, and January through to April is high season. you won't get the "deals" at that time of the year unless you're going last minute. as well, GBP has a Royal upgrade. some tour companies give it to you at a better rate than others. we went with Transat which turned out to be a better rate than Sunquest, but Transat only gave you a free person for every 15 booked, but their rates were a lot better!  and lastly, rates from the US are always cheaper than Canada, so yes - going from Detroit will be less than Toronto or any other major Canadian city.  work with a travel agent.  the more in advance you try to push for rates, the higher the rate will be.  hold off as long as possible and get an agent that appreciates that it's your wedding and you're trying to get the best possible deal for yourself and your guests!!

 

Originally Posted by BusyBee123 

For all of the ladies concerned about the pricing, take the time to shop around and talk to multiple different travel agents. We're travelling in January which is high season and have guests going from Ottawa and Toronto.  When we initially were shopping around about 10months ago, we were quotes rates from 1750-2100 for the one week all inclusive.  We shopped around and were able to get it for $1300 out of Toronto and $1400 out of Ottawa.  Also with certain group bookings you're also able to get a few guests free.  With Sunquest, you get one person free for every 11 you book!  Not a bad deal at all!  I would highly suggest shopping around...its definitely worth it!

 

So....only 3 more sleeps before we leave! I cannot believe it!  Feels like I've been on the forum and planning forever and a day!  I guess the time has finally come! Have a full 8hr day booked at the spa tomorrow, one last day for last minute packing, and then we're off!  Thanks so much to everyone on here for all of their advice, encouragement and tips along the way!  I couldn't have done it without you!  Will definitely be back with a review and pics if not before!  Happy planning for now! :)



 


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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#3094 Emi-Lou

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    Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

    Hello! Wow, I can't believe I have stumbled upon this site. I honestly thought I was going to crack up, but after reading this thread alone I have managed to answer so many questions! It's really good to know your not the only one going mad ;) (I am booked at the GBPJ April 2013 although the exact date for the wedding is yet to be confirmed) x

    #3095 TammyWright

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    #3096 cdnbridelinzy

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      Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:13 PM


      These are the prices we were quoted for early March 2013, but they cant actually be booked until this feb because they are not even sure if Air transat will be operating direct flights out of edmonton in 2013, so we will find out in feb. We were really wanting to go when it is colder here to get away(jan-march). I dont think June would work for us, but its good to know the huge price difference.  My self and my fiance and some others realize that Jamaica is not as cheap as mexico, but i think there intitial reaction to the cost will be to compare it to our friends wedding :|. My TA said it is definately possible for the rates to go down and that she will try to have some kind of bidding war betweeen air transat and sunquest( thats if they are both operating out of edmonton in 2013)

       

      Thanks for the rates you got and the advice!!

      Originally Posted by sbelland 


      Hey Linzy, 

       

      When are you looking to get married? My package is flying out of Calgary for our wedding in June and our rates are about $450 cheaper for the one week and almost $1000 cheaper for the two weeks than what you were quoted. My TA is actually just outside of Edmonton if you want a second opinion. Also keep in mind that Mexico tends to be cheaper overall and the star level of the resort definitely affects prices, so although it is difficult try to only compare to other Jamaica prices. 

       



       



       



      #3097 pask454

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        Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

        Hi Girls. I just wondered if any recieved any information about the flowers available with the free wedding package. Ive been trying to email, the inbox must be full. The flower colours will help me choose my bridesmaid colours. Thanks



        #3098 ashley490

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          Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

          Maybe try contacting Tai Flora, they're the florist for GBP.  They'd likely be able to send you photos of which flowers are included in the free wedding package.  Their email is

          Hi Girls. I just wondered if any recieved any information about the flowers available with the free wedding package. Ive been trying to email, the inbox must be full. The flower colours will help me choose my bridesmaid colours. Thanks



           


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          #3099 Kim Deslippe

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            Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:00 AM

            Hi pask454,

            If you want to pm me your email, I can send your the catalog that I received from Donnalee.  However, I noticed it was a few years old, so I have an email into Tai Floral to confirm if it is up to date and if the colours of the free bouquets can be changed or if they are as is.  The free ones aren't the nicest looking but there is a few that are not too bad but just don't work with the colours I chose.  Smart of you to choose your colours around what is offered for free.
             

            Originally Posted by pask454 

            Hi Girls. I just wondered if any recieved any information about the flowers available with the free wedding package. Ive been trying to email, the inbox must be full. The flower colours will help me choose my bridesmaid colours. Thanks



             



            #3100 Kim Deslippe

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              Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:04 AM

              Welcome Emi-Lou

              Congrats on your upcoming wedding.  I was in the same bout when I came across this thread and totally agree, it has been so helpful and eased my peace of mind, knowing that I am not the only one will tons of questions that I needed answers too.  Happy planning!
               

              Originally Posted by Emi-Lou 

              Hello! Wow, I can't believe I have stumbled upon this site. I honestly thought I was going to crack up, but after reading this thread alone I have managed to answer so many questions! It's really good to know your not the only one going mad (I am booked at the GBPJ April 2013 although the exact date for the wedding is yet to be confirmed) x


               






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