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#3751 Stay cee1

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    Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

    OOOPS....Sorry, I meant JAYKay...LOL.  I was reading Kristo's comment above and still had that fresh in the mind when replying I guess!



    #3752 Kristo

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      Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:12 AM

      Congrats!  You're going to love it!  It wasn't as hot as I thought it would be in my dress.  Mind you, mine was organza, so a very light material.  But once you get down to the gazebo there is such a nice breeze that you forget all about the heat!    I think I ended up wearing my dress for about 9 hours... but it really just depends on what time your wedding is at.  Mine was at 4pm so I was in it at 3:30pm and wore it until after our reception party at the gazebo at midnight.  I finally changed into regular clothes and headed to the disco.  Then I got back into it the next morning for my TTD session for a couple hours.  But everyone there is so lovely and you'll get compliments everywhere you go in it!  The lobby, the terrace, on your way down to the gazebo... strangers just can't help but tell you how great you look and wish you their congrats!   If I could have, I would have worn it every day for the remainder of our vacation for that reason alone!!

       

       

      Originally Posted by Dizzypeacock 

      Hi everyone,

      My fiancee and I visited Gran Bahia Principle last July and had an amazing holiday - gorgeous resort, brilliant atmosphere and trips and just a truly fantastic time. We got engaged last November and are now planning are wedding for July 2014 at Gran Bahia Principle. I have read through most of this thread- thanks for all the advice and wedding pics which have been shared.

      Just wondering if you could answer a couple of questions about wearing your wedding dress in Jamaica- How did it feel? How many hours could you wear it for? 

      Thanks!



      #3753 JayKay

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      Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:17 PM

       I agree!!! Right from the minute I left my room to the minute I took the dress off I was recieving so many compliments.  It was so nice of complete strangers to congratulate us and wish us a happy marriage, not to mention how pretty they told me I looked haha!  I would have worn my dress all the rest of the days if I could have!

      Originally Posted by Kristo 

      Congrats!  You're going to love it!  It wasn't as hot as I thought it would be in my dress.  Mind you, mine was organza, so a very light material.  But once you get down to the gazebo there is such a nice breeze that you forget all about the heat!    I think I ended up wearing my dress for about 9 hours... but it really just depends on what time your wedding is at.  Mine was at 4pm so I was in it at 3:30pm and wore it until after our reception party at the gazebo at midnight.  I finally changed into regular clothes and headed to the disco.  Then I got back into it the next morning for my TTD session for a couple hours.  But everyone there is so lovely and you'll get compliments everywhere you go in it!  The lobby, the terrace, on your way down to the gazebo... strangers just can't help but tell you how great you look and wish you their congrats!   If I could have, I would have worn it every day for the remainder of our vacation for that reason alone!!

       

       



      #3754 kdaly

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        Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

        I just noticed your wedding date is April 26,2013, mine is April 24th, 2013!  How exciting to see someone getting married in the same week at the same location =)



        #3755 SarahJ

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          Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

          Hi Kdaly was your message for me regarding us getting married in the same week? SarahJ x



          #3756 shista311

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            Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:42 PM

            Hi everyone!

               My fiance and I are considering getting married at this resort in June2013. We are looking to have the private reception. I was curious if anyone has found there to be any hidden cost, or extra charges for anything that wasnt stated in the wedding packages? Also Does anyone know about the premium drink that arent included with the all inclusiveness of the resort? Is that just top shelf  or is that mixed drinks? Thanks guys!



            #3757 Jodiann

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              Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

              Hello Ladies!!! Its been almost 2 months since I got married at the Gran Bahia Principe & it was amazing. I don't have the time or energy right now to write up a review but I did want to show you that I have an album on my page with some of the wedding pics. It was absolutely beautiful and everything went great. The wedding planners were helpful & so was everyone else. I hired my photographer based out of Negril and he was AMAZING. Looking at the pics you will for sure see that =) I promise I will write something up sometime soon, the only advice I can give right now is DO NOT STRESS!!! You are planning a destination wedding for a reason, you will get there and plan everything at that time. It really is so simple and stress free, as long as you treat it that way. TTYL!!

              <3 Mrs. Raborg 



              #3758 kdaly

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                Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

                Yes, I noticed your wedding date is April 26th =)  We are getting married April 24th!  So exciting!!  When will you and your guests be arriving?



                #3759 kdaly

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                  Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

                  Originally Posted by SarahJ 

                  Hi Kdaly was your message for me regarding us getting married in the same week? SarahJ x

                  Sorry I just realized I could post it this way.  but yes i noticed you were getting married April 26th!  We are getting married April 24th =)  When will you and your guests be arriving? So exciting!



                  #3760 MrsCtobe

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                    Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:36 PM

                    Hi Ladies,

                     

                    I am getting married at this resort in May 2013,and really can't wait.

                     

                    Me & H2B are eloping to get married, am looking forward to out little 'secret' wedding.

                     

                    I have so far come across 2 cliches,which i wasn't informed of at the time of booking.

                     

                    1) If we want to organise our own photographer,we will be charged US$800 by the hotel for the privilege.

                     &

                    2} I want to book Rashel Edwards for Hair & makeup,but the hotel now advises me that a US$75 day pass will be required for her.

                     

                    Considering we are not making use of the full package we have paid for ie bottles of champagne for upto 25 guests,meal for upto 25 guests,i feel these charges are a bit of a cheek.

                    I have heard mixed reviews on the resort photographer,but just can't warrant paying extra$800 ontop of quite expensive photographers fees.

                     

                    On a different note, have any of you ladies written/used your own wedding vows in the ceremony?If so.do they have to include any mandatory wording,or is the legal part left down to the minister.

                     

                    Thanks

                    Anna x






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