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#4341 STemple

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    Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:35 AM

    I have asked for the package prices and havent heard anything back.  I really hope they are the same as the 2013 packages. I have been told my date and time are booked but they havent made me sign anything and no one is getting back to me about the restaurants and what I can choose from or the times that are available.  I hope I hear something soon.  I have also booked at 4pm and wrote back and asked for 3pm because I was scared that it would be really rushed after for pictures and setting up and refreshing before dinner.   It seems far away but I booked early to make sure I have all the times I want because I really dont want an 11am ceremony!!! If you hear anything please share :)  

    Going back through my emails Chandlyn did say my ceremony and restaurant are reserved, so I hope that holds true. I emailed her last night asking when the prices will be available, hopefully she gets back to me soon. 3pm should be a great time that time of year, I asked the photographer about my time (they emailed me today) and they said 4pm in may was great for pictures. Hopefully I'm not too rushed. I will keep you updated regarding the 2014 packages!

    #4342 JayKay

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    Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:44 AM

    Originally Posted by Stay cee1 

    JayKay - I think you might be right..and being that I am so close...I'll email Chandlyn to let her know. In today's day and age of people being so picky about what they eat, you would think their menu would be more detailed.  I'm just happy we have this website..otherwise, I would be so lost.    Thanks again by the way!!

    No problem, glad I can help! 

     

    You would think they would include more detail on a lot of things to avoid repeat questions from brides to be, but I guess maybe they haven't figured that out yet:)!



    #4343 HopeToBe

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      Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

      Hi Everyone,

       

      We are considering getting married at this resort next May 2014 but am having trouble first getting estimated costs for all the "extras" that would be required:  upgraded wedding package, cost for a private dinner/reception site, cost for a DJ for the private dinner/reception site, if there is a cost for a bit of a customized menu...

       

      I'm assuming most of you have upgraded the wedding package and ensured a private venue for your dinner/dancing, so was hoping you might be able to give me a ball park on the extra costs?

       

      Also, if you did do a private dinner/reception area, what area/restaurant did you use?  I understand their is an open-air garden restaurant we could rent out for the night, or something by the pool or beach?

       

      Lastly, did you most of you bring in your own music/decor?

       

      Much appreciated if you could pls shed some light!!

       

      Thanks!



      #4344 CdnBrideJoanne

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        Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

        So I was a bit disappointed (but not surprised) with how the free bouquets look so I emailed Tai Flora and told them that I didn't need a bout for the groom, so how much would they charge me to upgrade to bouquet #64 and they said it would be another $119!  And I sent them the photo below to quote on doing these and they charge $33 each for them (although I'm going to bring them myself and spend maybe $10 each on them).  Thought I would share!

         

        Does the GBP only deal with Tai Flora?  There are so many nicer florists in Jamaica.  If I was spending another $120 on the bouquet, I would expect something incredible!

         

         



        #4345 STemple

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          Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

          Hi Everyone, We are considering getting married at this resort next May 2014 but am having trouble first getting estimated costs for all the "extras" that would be required:  upgraded wedding package, cost for a private dinner/reception site, cost for a DJ for the private dinner/reception site, if there is a cost for a bit of a customized menu... I'm assuming most of you have upgraded the wedding package and ensured a private venue for your dinner/dancing, so was hoping you might be able to give me a ball park on the extra costs? Also, if you did do a private dinner/reception area, what area/restaurant did you use?  I understand their is an open-air garden restaurant we could rent out for the night, or something by the pool or beach? Lastly, did you most of you bring in your own music/decor? Much appreciated if you could pls shed some light!! Thanks!

          Hello! I'm a May 2014 bride at this resort (may 19th) they don't have their pricing for 2014 yet but I am doing a private reception at their outdoor location (piscis beach restaurant) and the 2013 prices are 1700$ for the venue for 4 hours and includes dinner and the dj. I believe beer, soft drinks and wine are included however there is an extra charge per person for open bar liquor. Hope that helps!

          #4346 leannesmith

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            Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:18 PM

            So I was a bit disappointed (but not surprised) with how the free bouquets look so I emailed Tai Flora and told them that I didn't need a bout for the groom, so how much would they charge me to upgrade to bouquet #64 and they said it would be another $119!  And I sent them the photo below to quote on doing these and they charge $33 each for them (although I'm going to bring them myself and spend maybe $10 each on them).  Thought I would share! Does the GBP only deal with Tai Flora?  There are so many nicer florists in Jamaica.  If I was spending another $120 on the bouquet, I would expect something incredible I agree! I am not dealing with tai at all. Rather, I am using Jan's flora.....like half the price!



            #4347 Samantha262

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              Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

              Well it turns out I will be getting Married at 11am, my 1pm was confirmed but somehow mixed up and given away so 11am is the only time left. I have 30 guests....the only time your allowed for a wedding supper is 6pm, was hoping to have an early supper and after party. Any suggestions on what to do with 30 guests from 1200 till 6pm? or even just for the wedding party?



              #4348 CdnBrideJoanne

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                Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

                Leannesmith - is GBP charging you a vendor fee for using Jan's Flowers? 



                #4349 CdnBrideJoanne

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                  Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

                  Originally Posted by Samantha262 

                  Well it turns out I will be getting Married at 11am, my 1pm was confirmed but somehow mixed up and given away so 11am is the only time left. I have 30 guests....the only time your allowed for a wedding supper is 6pm, was hoping to have an early supper and after party. Any suggestions on what to do with 30 guests from 1200 till 6pm? or even just for the wedding party?

                  Hey Samantha,

                   

                  I'm in the same boat, mine's at 12pm.   I was going to contact the WC to see if they would reserve tables for us at the buffet for lunch. I am also trying to organize a catamaran sail for the afternoon, just waiting on some info from the resort as they have a 3pm sunset catamaran cruise which may just work.  Other then that, I am at a loss. 



                  #4350 leannesmith

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                    Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

                    Leannesmith - is GBP charging you a vendor fee for using Jan's Flowers? 

                    No I don't think they charge a vendor fee for that. I haven't told them either....but I know I am not paying two vendor fees!




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