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#4891 xsammie

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    Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

    Hi GBP Brides! I'm new to the site! After doing some research, I've stumbled upon the site/thread. 
    There's so much good info! - Thanks girls! : )

    Now, I seem to be having the crappiest time planning my wedding. We're looking to be a group of 30-40 people. So, I'm trying to figure out what to do after the ceremony. I've been corresponding with the wedding planner but I never get a straight forward answer. I also find myself speaking with a couple planners at a time and I feel like there's no moving forward. Anyone else feel this way when it came to corresponding with the resort? 

    ALSO! I'm looking to see what other brides out there did reception wise. 
     

    Thanks girls!! : )

    Wedding date: April 2nd, 2014



    #4892 MelB2012

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      Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:59 AM

      Originally Posted by xsammie 

      Hi GBP Brides! I'm new to the site! After doing some research, I've stumbled upon the site/thread. 
      There's so much good info! - Thanks girls! : )

      Now, I seem to be having the crappiest time planning my wedding. We're looking to be a group of 30-40 people. So, I'm trying to figure out what to do after the ceremony. I've been corresponding with the wedding planner but I never get a straight forward answer. I also find myself speaking with a couple planners at a time and I feel like there's no moving forward. Anyone else feel this way when it came to corresponding with the resort? 

      ALSO! I'm looking to see what other brides out there did reception wise. 
       

      Thanks girls!! : )

      Wedding date: April 2nd, 2014

      A popular reception idea is to rent out the gazebo in the evening with a DJ, and have yourself a little dance party.

       

      That's what I'm doing (same sized group.) I'm also going to have wish/sky lanterns at that time.



      #4893 JayKay

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      Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:24 PM

      It wasn't included in the packages the year I was married, but they said it was always included at no cost.  They take you on a golf cart.

      Originally Posted by dutchess 

      Did anyone notice in the 2014 packages the transportation to wedding site is not in any I saw...any idea yet how much that is to add?

      My mom and dad both walked me down the aisle.  You can do whatever you want.

       

      Originally Posted by CdnBrideJoanne 

      Question for everyone....  Who is walking you down the aisle?

       

      My Dad passed away 10 years ago...  Do I have my Mother walk me down the aisle or do I walk it myself?  I have also considered having my fiance meet me at the start of the aisle and we walk the remainder together.  This is a second wedding for the both of us so we aren't too concerned about doing things 'traditionally'.  Thoughts??



      #4894 soontobeawalsh

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      Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

      Originally Posted by MelB2012 

      A popular reception idea is to rent out the gazebo in the evening with a DJ, and have yourself a little dance party.

       

      That's what I'm doing (same sized group.) I'm also going to have wish/sky lanterns at that time.

      Did you confirm that you are aloud to use the sky lanterns? I know many resorts do not let you use them since they are a potential fire hazard.

      I am considering getting them as well but haven't checked with the WC if they permit them there.



      #4895 STemple

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        Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:02 PM

        I called on Monday to change my date. The lady I spoke to made it seem like it was available and said I will receive a confirmation email. I haven't recieved anything, should I wait a little longer or call/email?

        #4896 BARB2014

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          Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:48 AM

          Originally Posted by STemple 

          I called on Monday to change my date. The lady I spoke to made it seem like it was available and said I will receive a confirmation email. I haven't recieved anything, should I wait a little longer or call/email?

          I had the same issue with my original date.  I had called them and spoke verbally on the phone they said they would confirm and i heard nothing.  So i sent an email and they sent me an email with confirmation of my date.  Now i have it as proof in case of double booking.  I also sent another email weeks back and no response......i know they are busy.....but just a quick reply would be adequate and settle my concerns.  I just want to relax and let them take care of everything.......and I will,  once I get that email.  I might cut and paste the email and resend, and hope that will work.



          #4897 MelB2012

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            Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:06 AM

            Did you confirm that you are aloud to use the sky lanterns? I know many resorts do not let you use them since they are a potential fire hazard. I am considering getting them as well but haven't checked with the WC if they permit them there.

            Yes, I confirmed I can use biodegradable sky lanterns with the WC.

            #4898 mallenbride

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              Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:45 PM

              Hi everyone.  I'm getting married at GBP in May 2014 and I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has had a bigger wedding there and booked the private dinner?  I'm not talking huge wedding, but we are expecting about 75 at this point and I just want to hear some reviews on the bigger weddings and the private reception.

               

              Thanks!
               



              #4899 mallenbride

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                Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:45 PM

                I am planning on getting the Romance Extravaganza because I also like the open bar feature and the cocktail hour.   I did the math on it (with approximately 60 people) and it was wayyy cheaper to get this package than to even just have the cocktail hour.  I was stressing out before this package came out because it was really important to me to have both the cocktail hour and open bar.
                 



                #4900 mallenbride

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                  Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:47 PM

                  Originally Posted by STemple 

                  Is anybody considering the new romantic extravaganza package? I like the open bar reception that it includes. What is everyone's thoughts?

                  Oops, this was my first post and I screwed it up a bit the first time.  Here is my response :)

                   

                  I am planning on getting the Romance Extravaganza because I also like the open bar feature and the cocktail hour.   I did the math on it (with approximately 60 people) and it was wayyy cheaper to get this package than to even just have the cocktail hour.  I was stressing out before this package came out because it was really important to me to have both the cocktail hour and open bar.






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