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#3651 imajoseph

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    Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:51 AM

    We fly out Sunday, can any brides who have come back from the GBP recommend a good block for our wedding party to be located, there will be about 30 of us and we want to be pretty central to things, also we have the unforgettable package, what is the free upgrade like? is it a bigger room with ocean view or just an upper floor in the same block as your guests? does anyone have the email address for the front desk so i can email the hotel these requests?

     

    many thanks

    Chris



    #3652 JayKay

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    Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

    As far as I understand the room upgrade just means to a higher floor.  All the rooms are the same layout so I dont think it would be a bigger room.  We were upgraded to a room higher up with better ocean views.  My group was all in the 23000 block, which is the farthest end, the new part, and it was pretty far away from mostly everything.  If you want to be central don't ask for rooms there.

    Originally Posted by imajoseph 

    We fly out Sunday, can any brides who have come back from the GBP recommend a good block for our wedding party to be located, there will be about 30 of us and we want to be pretty central to things, also we have the unforgettable package, what is the free upgrade like? is it a bigger room with ocean view or just an upper floor in the same block as your guests? does anyone have the email address for the front desk so i can email the hotel these requests?

     

    many thanks

    Chris



    #3653 imajoseph

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      Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

      Thanks JayKay, did you have to email the front desk to ask for the upgrade thats included with the package or did they have it on file when you checked in?



      #3654 AngelaCollins

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        Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:47 AM

        Originally Posted by imajoseph 

        We fly out Sunday, can any brides who have come back from the GBP recommend a good block for our wedding party to be located, there will be about 30 of us and we want to be pretty central to things, also we have the unforgettable package, what is the free upgrade like? is it a bigger room with ocean view or just an upper floor in the same block as your guests? does anyone have the email address for the front desk so i can email the hotel these requests?

         

        many thanks

        Chris

        We were located in the main building, which was block 13. It was a perfect location, close to everything. The rooms were all lovely! The rooms overlook the lobby terrace bar, so if you have small kids in your group that go to bed early it might be a little louder for them as the bar doesn't close until 11pm. We always went to bed after it closed, so it was never a problem... but we also didn't have any complaints about noise from any family or friends. Awesome location, and easy access to everything.



        #3655 JayKay

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        Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

        They had it on file when we arrived.  We were in the same section as the rest of the group but they put us up a few floors higher.

        Originally Posted by imajoseph 

        Thanks JayKay, did you have to email the front desk to ask for the upgrade thats included with the package or did they have it on file when you checked in?



        #3656 exquisite02

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          Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

          Yes, Kristo we will be getting married on Thursday may, 24th but my ladies and i are not getting our hair done at the spa. we are doing it ourselves. i'm not a hair person so it's a low on my to do list.

           

          @ Imjoseph/kristo, I believe our group we will be in the new block 23000 due to the fact that we paid for it when we booked our trip. this reason and the fact that we are leaving on saturday may 19 is the reasons why our flight and hotel package is more expensive than yours if I remember correctly in emails we sent eachother. Maybe we can meet up before my wedding. really hope i can see yours but we have the trash the dress on the friday. we are not sure if we are doing the trash the dress in the morning or in the afternoon because of the other couple that is getting married on the wednesday and using the same photographer. I'm sure everything will work out and we will meet up. I'm not stressing at all right now and kinda just want to get the wedding over and done with since we have been planning this wedding for over a year and half. lol I'm only a little, little bit worried about the weather. The weather network says thunder storms all week long! lol



          #3657 JayKay

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          Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

          I hope you have a great wedding!! Don't worry about the weather.  It said the for the week we were there in January and it rained pretty much every day but usually only for a few minutes, and mostly in the morning or early afternoon.  And it dries up just as quick due to the warm sun!!

          Originally Posted by exquisite02 

          Yes, Kristo we will be getting married on Thursday may, 24th but my ladies and i are not getting our hair done at the spa. we are doing it ourselves. i'm not a hair person so it's a low on my to do list.

           

          @ Imjoseph/kristo, I believe our group we will be in the new block 23000 due to the fact that we paid for it when we booked our trip. this reason and the fact that we are leaving on saturday may 19 is the reasons why our flight and hotel package is more expensive than yours if I remember correctly in emails we sent eachother. Maybe we can meet up before my wedding. really hope i can see yours but we have the trash the dress on the friday. we are not sure if we are doing the trash the dress in the morning or in the afternoon because of the other couple that is getting married on the wednesday and using the same photographer. I'm sure everything will work out and we will meet up. I'm not stressing at all right now and kinda just want to get the wedding over and done with since we have been planning this wedding for over a year and half. lol I'm only a little, little bit worried about the weather. The weather network says thunder storms all week long! lol



          #3658 SarahJ

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            Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:27 AM

            Hello everyone.  I've just booked to get married at this hotel April 2013 but after reading this thread i'm having second thoughts now!   Can they really change the cost of the wedding package once its already been agreed within the booking of the package holiday/wedding? I've booked everything through a UK tour operator and agreed on the "Sunshine" package at £475.  The cost for us is a big part of the reason for getting married abroad because in the UK we would never be able to afford it!  But I dont want to be getting any surprises come next year on arrival at the resort and they say the package is now "x" amount especially not with the mounting costs i've been adding up from reading the thread re photography etc.  I plan on only getting married once in my life and I want it to be perfect.  JayKay were you happy with the hotel itself and the grounds etc and did the hotel do all they could to make your special day "special"?  I haven't received my wedding pack yet from the tour operator but as soon as I do if I find that there are answers in there for some of the questions in this thread I will definitely let you all know so that I can help others out how you have all helped me so far with your comments. Thanks guys. S x



            #3659 exquisite02

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              Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:42 AM

              Thank you Jaykay, your review really helped me to relax. I'm sure things will change and if it doesn't i will just go with the flow. like i said just want to move on with marriage life and start a family now. don't get me wrong i'm excited about the wedding but more looking forward to after the wedding at this point in my life. I hope marriage life is treating you well. You continue to be a great help on this thread! Thank you!



              #3660 Kristo

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                Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:11 AM

                 What time is your wedding at?  I'll have to make sure I go and stalk your wedding!   I'll be snorkleing in the water next to the gazebo with my camera in hand!  hahaha!

                 

                Originally Posted by exquisite02 

                Yes, Kristo we will be getting married on Thursday may, 24th but my ladies and i are not getting our hair done at the spa. we are doing it ourselves. i'm not a hair person so it's a low on my to do list.

                 

                @ Imjoseph/kristo, I believe our group we will be in the new block 23000 due to the fact that we paid for it when we booked our trip. this reason and the fact that we are leaving on saturday may 19 is the reasons why our flight and hotel package is more expensive than yours if I remember correctly in emails we sent eachother. Maybe we can meet up before my wedding. really hope i can see yours but we have the trash the dress on the friday. we are not sure if we are doing the trash the dress in the morning or in the afternoon because of the other couple that is getting married on the wednesday and using the same photographer. I'm sure everything will work out and we will meet up. I'm not stressing at all right now and kinda just want to get the wedding over and done with since we have been planning this wedding for over a year and half. lol I'm only a little, little bit worried about the weather. The weather network says thunder storms all week long! lol






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