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#4421 EmTy23

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    Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:11 PM

    Originally Posted by MrsViolo 

    Does anyone have pictures of their reception at the Pisces they can share?

     

    I'm still trying to figure out if I should bring down my own decorations or go with what they provide?

     

    Thanks in advance!

    hi there,

     

    If you rent Piscis there is not decorations included, they provude white table clothes and white napkins. Everything else you must either pay for or bring your own. I don't have any pics as I haven't married yet but if you google GBPJ piscis wedding reception u can see some pics  



    #4422 EmTy23

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      Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

      hi all

       

      does evryone know if you book piscis restaurant you can only order from the italian menu??

      has anyone else been told this? i was told that the italian restaurant is next door so thats the only one i can use unless you have 90-100 guests you can get a different menu

      Any thoughts?



      #4423 belledame

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        Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:28 AM

        H[quote name="EmTy23" url="/t/51518/any-gran-bahia-principe-runaway-bay-brides-out-there/4350#post_1889845"]I have thought of that as well... I was looking into that as I think that there would be alot of things to consider. Are you thining to bring the alcohol from Canada or buy in Jamaica? If bringing from Canada 1. Would the air line you have chosen allow such a weight and volume of Alcohol? 2. I know fed-ex will not secure or guarantee any shipping of glass 3. The cost to ship would be astronomical 4. Not sure about Jamaician customs? If you are buying in Jamaica 1. The price states that there is corkrage fee of $15 per bottle which carries a 17.5% tax on top of that 2. If they are doing a fee for that, does that cover the service or are they just opening them and leaving them for a free for all. ( I have heard of some resorts doing that, Opening 30 bottles at once and just walking away. 3. What about mixers and ice? Glasses, 4. Who clearing the glasses, and are new ones available? 5. If you are required to hire service then there is also  17.5% tax on that. Sorry if you feel I am being negative I am just trying to think of everything, It would be bad if you did all this planning and there were hik-ups when you got there. Now I have heard of a bride at GBPJ who asked for a cooler and ice, but they were all on their own for service. I am sure there is a great solution!  With 60+ guests I think the biggest problem will be the clearing of glasses and the new glasses available to you ( if there is no service) Average person drinks 3 drinks an hour 60 x 3 = 180  times by 2 hours = 360 I know it's frustrating........... [/quote Hi, we are buying the liquor in Jamaica (which is relatively cheaper than buying liquor in Canada). I factored in the $15 US + 17.5% tax; beer is excluded from the corkage fee. Buying our own liquor will still be a lot cheaper compared to paying $20 x 2 hours x 60 = $2400. We received a price list of liquor cost in JA, and made our budget. We will be paying under $800 CDN for everything we need. We requested ice, cups and a cooler. I don't require service; my guests are pretty laid back, they don't mind serving themselves. If there are not enough glasses, we'll bring fancy plastic cups as backup. I'm not worried about who will be clearing the glasses, we will be focused on enjoying the big day.

        #4424 dutchess

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          Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

          Does anyone have the florist prices?

          #4425 leannesmith

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            Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

            [quote name="dutchess" url="/t/51518/any-gran-bahia-principe-runaway-bay-brides-out-there/4350#post_1890044"]Does anyone have the florist prices?[/quotes I used Jan Flowers instead of Tai Flora

            #4426 EmTy23

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              Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

              Originally Posted by belledame 

              H
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by EmTy23 

              I have thought of that as well...
              I was looking into that as I think that there would be alot of things to consider.
              Are you thining to bring the alcohol from Canada or buy in Jamaica?
              If bringing from Canada
              1. Would the air line you have chosen allow such a weight and volume of Alcohol?
              2. I know fed-ex will not secure or guarantee any shipping of glass
              3. The cost to ship would be astronomical
              4. Not sure about Jamaician customs?

              If you are buying in Jamaica
              1. The price states that there is corkrage fee of $15 per bottle which carries a 17.5% tax on top of that
              2. If they are doing a fee for that, does that cover the service or are they just opening them and leaving them for a free for all. ( I have heard of some resorts doing that, Opening 30 bottles at once and just walking away.
              3. What about mixers and ice? Glasses,
              4. Who clearing the glasses, and are new ones available?
              5. If you are required to hire service then there is also  17.5% tax on that.

              Sorry if you feel I am being negative I am just trying to think of everything, It would be bad if you did all this planning and there were hik-ups when you got there.

              Now I have heard of a bride at GBPJ who asked for a cooler and ice, but they were all on their own for service.
              I am sure there is a great solution!  With 60+ guests I think the biggest problem will be the clearing of glasses and the new glasses available to you ( if there is no service)
              Average person drinks 3 drinks an hour 60 x 3 = 180  times by 2 hours = 360

              I know it's frustrating...........
              [/quote

              Hi,
              we are buying the liquor in Jamaica (which is relatively cheaper than buying liquor in Canada). I factored in the $15 US + 17.5% tax; beer is excluded from the corkage fee. Buying our own liquor will still be a lot cheaper compared to paying $20 x 2 hours x 60 = $2400. We received a price list of liquor cost in JA, and made our budget. We will be paying under $800 CDN for everything we need.

              We requested ice, cups and a cooler. I don't require service; my guests are pretty laid back, they don't mind serving themselves. If there are not enough glasses, we'll bring fancy plastic cups as backup. I'm not worried about who will be clearing the glasses, we will be focused on enjoying the big day.

              Thanks Great! Do you know where the closest Liquor place is? Are you just going to rent a car or taxi?



              #4427 EmTy23

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                Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:01 AM

                Originally Posted by leannesmith 

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by dutchess 

                Does anyone have the florist prices?[/quotes

                I used Jan Flowers instead of Tai Flora

                Is Jan Flowers cheaper than Tai Flora?



                #4428 leannesmith

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                  Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

                  [quote name="EmTy23" url="/t/51518/any-gran-bahia-principe-runaway-bay-brides-out-there/4350#post_1890058"]Is Jan Flowers cheaper than Tai Flora? [/quote Yes it is cheaper They have website where u can send an Email requesting a quote. I wil get the email and post later today if u can't find it

                  #4429 diana2409

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                    Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

                    Hi girls! Does anyone know where I can find Rashel contact info for hair & makeup? And any recommendations for videographer over there?

                    #4430 leannesmith

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                      Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

                      Hi girls! Does anyone know where I can find Rashel contact info for hair & makeup? And any recommendations for videographer over there?

                      Hey there...I am using Rashel Edwards on Sept 30 for my wedding. Her email is makeupartistry1@hotmail.com. Or she is on Facebook as well under chasity artistry Rashel Edwards. She is very quick to respond and I can't wait to meet her! When is you wedding?


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