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#3941 SarahJ

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    Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

    Thanks.  We're not religious either but I wouldn't even know where to begin with writing our own vows!!! How long do they have to be?



    #3942 JayKay

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    Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

    I emailed the wedding planner and she was able to email me a copy of them.  My computer crashed with all my wedding documents on it so I can't evenemail it to you. 

    Originally Posted by MrsViolo 

    Is there away to get a hold of the vows they use ahead of time? If its VERY religious we may consider writing our own vows as well. 

    We had a photographer from the resort at our wedding as our package included 5 free photos.  The photographer was only there during the ceremony and took about 95 photos.  The photos werent bad, but they werent spectacular.  We were so happy we hired an outside photographer.  When we went to the photography store to get our 5 free photos I asked how much it would be if we wanted the remaining photos on a disc and they said it was $10/picture, so $900 for the 90 remaining photos.  Id highly suggest hiring an outside photographer, regardless of the high vendor fee.

    Originally Posted by MrsViolo 

    Hi Everyone,

     

    I'm wondering what your experiences have been with the GBP photographer and videographer?

     

    Are they any good? For the people that used them, how did the photos turn out? how much time did they spend with you? and what types of prices did they quote for videos and additional photos that were not included in the package? 

     

    I'm getting the impression that those that used them were not really happy?

    There is a great thread on here with tons of peoples vows they wrote to use during their ceremonies.  We basically used bits and peices from many on that thread and added some of our own things.  The Reverend basically said ours word for word.  We were so happy we did it that way verse using the one provided from the resort.

    Originally Posted by SarahJ 

    Thanks.  We're not religious either but I wouldn't even know where to begin with writing our own vows!!! How long do they have to be?



    #3943 MrsViolo

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      Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:19 AM

      Originally Posted by JayKay 

      I emailed the wedding planner and she was able to email me a copy of them.  My computer crashed with all my wedding documents on it so I can't evenemail it to you. 

      We had a photographer from the resort at our wedding as our package included 5 free photos.  The photographer was only there during the ceremony and took about 95 photos.  The photos werent bad, but they werent spectacular.  We were so happy we hired an outside photographer.  When we went to the photography store to get our 5 free photos I asked how much it would be if we wanted the remaining photos on a disc and they said it was $10/picture, so $900 for the 90 remaining photos.  Id highly suggest hiring an outside photographer, regardless of the high vendor fee.

      There is a great thread on here with tons of peoples vows they wrote to use during their ceremonies.  We basically used bits and peices from many on that thread and added some of our own things.  The Reverend basically said ours word for word.  We were so happy we did it that way verse using the one provided from the resort.

      Thanks for all the info! Do you mind sharing who you hired to do your photography?



      #3944 JayKay

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      Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

      We used Merrick Cousley.  I highly recommend him.

      Originally Posted by MrsViolo 

      Thanks for all the info! Do you mind sharing who you hired to do your photography?



      #3945 Lisa K

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        Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

        Hey Brides...I am such a newbie.

        I just booked my wedding here for July 5, 2013 I am really confused on the reception situation. Chandyln mentioned to book the Picses for $2500!

        What are all you brides doing, or have done for your reception?



        #3946 MrsViolo

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          Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

          I got this email today from the assistant wedding planner; The cost for the private reception is USD 2500.00 for the Garden Grill and Dolce Vita. USD 1700.00 for the outdoors restaurant " Pisces" Please note that this price is for 2013,keep in mind that the price may change for 2014. Please view photos above with restaurant. See her answer below in regards to questions I had: Is there a minimum and maximum number of people for that restaurant? Right now we're planning on 80 people but we may have more. We can host the maximum of 150pax. What is included with the $1700? Reception dinner for four hours with the Dj. - Private dinner reception for how many? We cater for 45pax and more for private reception. - Which menus are included? The Pisces restaurant uses the same menu as Dolce Vita. - How long is the dinner? Four hours. - What time does it start? 6:00pm or 6:30pm - Is music and dancing included? Yes. - Bar service? No,the open bar will be at an extra cost,however the waiter will be serving: House wine,soda,water & beer.

          #3947 MrsViolo

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            Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

            I get the impression that the 2500 for the exclusivity in the indoor restaurants does not include a DJ and is only for a 2 hour dinner. Is that right?

            #3948 cdnbridelinzy

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              Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

              So I had emailed Chandlynn asking what the vows were and I recieved them back and they are SUPER religious, and I am not okay with using them.  I emailed her back asking if the minister had to use those vows to make it legal, and I didnt really get a straight answer back.  What did previous brides do that didnt want to use the religous vows provided by the resort?

               

              Here is what she sent me:

               

               

              Vow Script

               

              Who gives this woman to be married to this man?

               

              Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of God and these witnesses to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony.

               

              The apostle Paul in his writings declared marriage to be a Holy Estate instituted by God therefore it ought not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly but reverently, respectfully and in the love of God. Into this Holy Estate these two now come to be joined. Give heed therefore to the questions I ask you.

               

              ………….Do you take ……. to be your lawful wedding husband/wife to have and to hold from this day forward for better, for worse, for richer for poorer in sickness and in health, to love, honor and cherish for as long as you both shall live.

               

              ………..I take you to be my husband/wife,

              To have and to hold from this day forward,

              For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health,

              To love, honor and to cherish for as long as we both shall live.

              This is my solemn vow to you.

              Rings:

              ……..I give you this ring as a token of the Covenant made between us this day and as a pledge of our mutual love, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

               

               

               

              Having pledge your faith in, and live to each other and having sealed your solemn marital vows by giving and receiving rings in the presence of the Almighty and these witnesses here gathered on the island of Jamaica this 21st day of October 2010 I now pronounce you husband and wife.

               

               

               

              The Lord Bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you Peace . Amen

               

               

              On behalf of the Management and Wedding Planners of the Gran Bahia Principe I take in great pleasure to present to you Mr. & Mrs……………………...!!!!.



              #3949 MrsViolo

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                Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

                Thanks for posting this! It is super religious! I think we'll be making our own as well.

                #3950 Lisa K

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                  Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

                  you and I are in the same spot...at the beginning of planning...sigh






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