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#3131 ashley490

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    Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:39 AM

    I've heard it's easier for the DJ if you put your music on CD's.  Apparently they have difficulties operating Ipods.  I've also heard that if you're going to bring an Ipod it's easiest if you bring your own connections just so you're not disppointed in case something happened to the ones the resort has.

     

    Originally Posted by GBP2012 

    For Brides who have used the gazebo after for a dance and had the DJ, did anyone bring an ipod and have them use that for a few of the dances?

    I am loading my ipod with music and just want to make sure that they have the connections for it, or else I will bring them with me!

    Thanks!!

     



     


    Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

    #3132 RockSea

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      Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

      I went for something more typical: Pachelbel`s Canon in D... but I can assure you that it is a winner and a definite tear-jerker :)



      #3133 RockSea

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        Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

        Hi everyone!  I have been following this blog for the last 6 months intensively...but I have never posted.  I have just returned from a 2 week vacation at the Runaway Bay Resort and got married last wednesday!  IT was more than AMAZING!... IF you have any questions, please fire away as I got to witness more than one wedding (due to a 2 week stay).  Our wedding was perfect and everything was more than fabulous. 

        1.) Chandlyn is fabulous!  She is hard to reach at times via email but I assure you that once you meet her, you will realize that she is extremely organized and knows what she is doing!    There are a lot of wedding at this resort (there were 3 just on my day) so now I understand why it takes her awhile to answer + it is jamaica = where there are NO PROBLEMS MAN...just situations hahahha!

        2.) We have our wedding in the gazebo (at 11am) and had our reception dinner at 6:30.  We rented out/reserved a restaurant for only our group and it was totally worth it! (we were 60 people)!  We had initially rented out the snack bar (Piscis) which felt perfect for the occasion, however the weather in the evening did not permit for an outdoor dinner and thus we took on the Dolce Vita restaurant, which was AMAZING for the reception (also right by the side of the water).  The piscis rental goes for 1700 US and the dolce vita or Grill restaurant for 2500US if you choose to reserve it for your group.  we only had to pay 1700 as the weather did not cooperate and Chandlyn only made us pay for our initial rental of the Piscis ( awesome!)



        #3134 RockSea

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          Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

          3.) Open BAR - do not pay the fee of $15/ person/hour at your wedding.  Your guest have access to red/white wine, beer, juice and sodas... and if you ask nicely you'll get free stuff.  I asked chandlyn for rum, vodka and scotch... and she threw it in for free :)

          4.)  Photographer: i did not go with the resort photographers as I did not like their style nor qualifications.  I hired my own photographer from Kingston who was so great!!! He arrived at the resort at 7:30am and only left at 10:30 pm.  He charged $1600.00 and was worth every penny! 

          Please check him out at :http://www.deanclarkeweddings.com/index2.php#//home

          I will post a few pictures as soon as I get access to the proofs :)

          5.) music: had a DJ for the reception from 6:30 to 11:00 (he didn't cost anything - as it was included in the package... i really think that part is not well mentioned in the package descriptions.  I took the sunshine package and I had a DJ for an hour and a half at the ceremony and 4 hours at the dinner - asked him to stay till 11 and he agreed at no cost - so we tipped him well :)



          #3135 RockSea

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            Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

            6.) SPA - got our hair done at the spa - myself, my 2 bridesmaids, 3 mothers and the grooms lady..,. everyone's hair looked amazing and the cost is of approx $80US

            7.) enjoy your wedding... it goes by so fast... can't believe its all over already... but a lifetime of love and happiness has been sealed with a promise :)



            #3136 RockSea

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              Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

              6.) SPA - got our hair done at the spa - myself, my 2 bridesmaids, 3 mothers and the grooms lady..,. everyone's hair looked amazing and the cost is of approx $80US

              7.) enjoy your wedding... it goes by so fast... can't believe its all over already... but a lifetime of love and happiness has been sealed with a promise :)



              #3137 RockSea

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                Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:53 PM

                We also did a catamaran afternoon on the day following our wedding!  It was called cool runnings.  Those of you interested in a group trip... I strongly encourage that one.  You have a 20 minute bus ride to the catamaran.  You sail off to go snorkelling to then go and climb up the Dunn`s River Falls and finally finish with a little party on the boat...drinks, dancing and entertainment.  We were 50 people and thus we had a private boat at a cost of 95$ USD ...kids under 5 were free :)



                #3138 RockSea

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                  Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

                  6.) SPA - got our hair done at the spa - myself, my 2 bridesmaids, 3 mothers and the grooms lady..,. everyone's hair looked amazing and the cost is of approx $80US

                  7.) enjoy your wedding... it goes by so fast... can't believe its all over already... but a lifetime of love and happiness has been sealed with a promise :)

                   

                  Please don`t hesitate to ask me some questions as I just left the resort less than 4 days ago :)



                  #3139 tamandrob

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                    Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

                    RockSea

                    Congrats on being a Mrs!!!!! Thanks for the helpful tips, I do have one question about the excursion who did you book through, ie sunquest rep, hotel, outside agency? Thanks in advance and I can't wait to see some of your pictures!


                    Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica- February 28th, 2012

                    32 Booked.......and counting!


                    #3140 Jodiann

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                      Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:04 AM

                      Hello ladies,

                       

                      Just wanted to know where you all got the guys linen (or similar to linen) suits from??? Ive heard studio suits so far, any other options??

                       

                       

                      Also ... for any of the brides heading to GBP sometime soon I was wondering if I could get any of you to take some pics of the area at the outside Piscis restaurant. I have pictures of how its set up where the tables are, but not of the place as a whole. If any of you do .. thanks soooooo much! =)

                       

                      p.s. thanks so much for the salon info!






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