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#5151 MrsViolo

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    Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

    Here's another picture I found. I don't think this picture includes much upgraded decoration either (just the chair sashes) Posted Image

    A friend of mine is at a wedding right now at this resort, she posted a couple of pictures on facebook. It doesn't look like they added any decorations or upgraded. It looks great as it (maybe a bit dark but that could be the photo). I've attached one picture of the head table. The other picture had the bride and my friend in it. I didn't want to post it on here without permission, specially since the bride may be a part of this forum. *



    #5152 medwards

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    Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

    Hey ladies! So I'm finally getting serious with this wedding planning now, March 3 2014 is the big day! I've read some posts about the piscis being bumped up to $2500 instead of $1700... I have booked this as well and that's what price she gave me too... I guess we'll see if she bumps it up!! I was wondering if anyone had any information on what kind of decor they have at the resort. I think my ceremony is going to be on the beach beyond the gazebo and I would really like to have a wedding arch. Does anyone know if they keep any of these around? I've done some research with no luck so far. I have a feeling ill just be bringing my own. I would love to be able to use the gazebo but we have 14 in our wedding party and I feel like it would look kind of squished... And I like the look of everyone lined up on either side (call me traditional but oh well lol). I can't wait to have this all planned and ready to go!! Ahhh!!

    #5153 BARB2014

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      Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:21 PM

      Hi if you send me your email address I can send you some pics that i received of the piscis.  It is a covered outdoor area right by the beach.  They do decorate it with mini lights on the trees but you can add lanterns etc if you want to add some colour.  It's a beautiful setting as I was there on vacation just this April.  You will get beautiful sunset shots.  It is quite informal, but  the view to me is what made me choose it for my reception.  Also it's private, away from most things.  There is a bar there too.  If your looking for more formal then I would suggest the Italian restaurant which is right next door.  I have pics of that too.  The Italian restaurant is indoors, they have a little section off to the side which they reserve for weddings etc.  It's away from the main resort guests.  If you don't want to pay for the Piscis, but still want that private feeling then this would be the way to go.  The steakhouse is not private at all......i did not like that.....however I liked the food there.  If you rent the Piscis, yu can choose your menu from any of the restaurants.  Hope this helps.  

       

      Barb



      #5154 BARB2014

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        Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:22 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by mallenbride 
         

        Has anyone seen any pictures of the Pisces restaurant set up for the private reception?  I'm trying to get an idea of what things will look like so I can start planning my decorations etc.  We will be having approximately 70-90 people at our wedding in May, so I was wondering if anyone's seen any pictures of the venue set up for that many people?  And does anyone know if the dancing and everything happens there as well?  And is it outside or inside? 

         

        Thanks everyone!

         

        Hi if you send me your email address I can send you some pics that i received of the piscis.  It is a covered outdoor area right by the beach.  They do decorate it with mini lights on the trees but you can add lanterns etc if you want to add some colour.  It's a beautiful setting as I was there on vacation just this April.  You will get beautiful sunset shots.  It is quite informal, but  the view to me is what made me choose it for my reception.  Also it's private, away from most things.  There is a bar there too.  If your looking for more formal then I would suggest the Italian restaurant which is right next door.  I have pics of that too.  The Italian restaurant is indoors, they have a little section off to the side which they reserve for weddings etc.  It's away from the main resort guests.  If you don't want to pay for the Piscis, but still want that private feeling then this would be the way to go.  The steakhouse is not private at all......i did not like that.....however I liked the food there.  If you rent the Piscis, yu can choose your menu from any of the restaurants.  Hope this helps.  

         

        Barb



        #5155 BARB2014

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          Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by STemple 


          Marlin travel doesnt specialize in wedding like luxe does, you may have an agent that "specializes" in weddings. I actually work as a travel agent and that's what I am. I prefer my clients deal directly with the resort co-ordinators, I feel that's the best way to ensure your wants and needs are communicated. Of course if a bride is ever having trouble I will step in and deal with the resort but I always tell my brides I handle the travel and am here for any extra help if needed but I feel a middle man between a resort wedding planner and yourself just adds more stress. I'm glad your dealing with the resort yourself now and can get things straightened out :) however I would file a complaint with that agent because that's certainly not good service for your big day!

          Hope it all falls into place :)

           

          The  upgrade gaurantee could be to royal golden or diamond club.  These are upgrades but separate from the Don Pablo.  You have to be booked into the Don Pablo to get those Don Pablo upgrades.  I was there in April it was $25.00 per person per day for upgrades from Regular Grand Bahia to Don Pablo section.  



          #5156 staceydale

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            Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:13 AM

            Does anyone know the address for the wedding department for the resort?! I'm trying I mail my documentation today and they are telling me that I need a civic number and street name not just the resort name. Can someone help me out please! I need to er this in the mail today!!! Thanks!!!

            #5157 leannesmith

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              Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:19 AM

              Hi Staceydale,

               

              I used the following address and had no issues:

               

              P.o Box 106,Pear Tree Bottom,
              Runaway Bay, St.Ann Jamaica W.I

               

              they confirmed receipt of my documents as well.

               

              Hope this helps



              #5158 staceydale

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                Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:26 AM

                leannesmith,

                 

                How long did it take them to receive your documents and did you use priority post?

                 

                Thanks



                #5159 leannesmith

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                  Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:31 AM

                  I think it took a few days to get there....I think 3 or 4.

                   

                  I used Purolator priority post.



                  #5160 Dena

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                    Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:31 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by MelB2012 
                     

                    ERMAGAWD!

                     

                    We leave for our wedding 60 days from today! It doesn't even seem real. I feel like I have most things done, and yet SO MUCH to do. Eek!

                     

                    DENA!? Can you believe it?

                     

                    I know Mel!!!

                     

                    I am slightly starting to freak out.  I am in the midst of finalizing the rooming list with the travel agent and getting the final balance taken care of, that sucks :(






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