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#5281 soontobeawalsh

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by MelB2012 
 

I believe we have the choice between round or rectangle tables. They seat 8-10 people each. I think I like the round best.

That's Great!! I have the Dolce booked and I think I prefer the round tables best as well!!!  



#5282 MrsViolo

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    Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

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    Originally Posted by erbo27 

    Hello everyone,

    I am new to this site and am very happy I came across it almost a year ago when I started planning my wedding.
    Thanks BARB2014 for posting the pictures of the reception dinner areas. We chose the Dolce Vita!

    Username: erbo27
    Name: Erin & Will
    From: Calgary, AB
    Location: Grand Bahia Principe, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
    Date: March 27, 2014
    Photographer: Misha Earle
    Makeup: Rashel Edwards

    Congrats everyone!!! 😀

    Anyone else on here getting married at this resort in late March of 2014?

    I'm also using Misha Earle (for a trash the dress shoot off the resort the day after our wedding) and Rashel Edwards! :)



    #5283 erbo27

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      Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

      Same!! We haven't figured out where to do our trash the dress...have you decided what you are doing yet? :)

      #5284 Stay cee1

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        Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:58 AM

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        Originally Posted by tram13 
         

        Yep! That sounds about right.  I am going to be renting the Piscis for a private reception. The dinner is roughly two hours, where apparently they only serve beer and wine...and it comes with 2 hours of the DJ afterwards for dancing, etc.  If one wants an open bar for the two hours after dinner, I believe they quoted me something like $23 per person for the 2 hours.  I kinda think charging on a per person basis is ridiculous, if all we are paying for is the bartender's time.  It should just be a straight rate.  That's just my rant and opinion though!


        @Tram13 - Sounds like the frustrations are setting in with the planning process. To be honest with you...if you are using the Pisces, it is an outdoor venue, so don't bother spending the extra money on an open bar.  You can arrange for someone to go to the bar and pick up what you need...they will even give you cups, and mixed drinks. One of the couples that got married while there had their dad pick going back and forth with big jugs of drinks...LOL.  If you can meet with an arrange for one of the bartenders to help you out a day or 2 before your wedding...that's even better.  It's an all inclusive resort...what would be the point in spending extra money for an open bar when they are all over the resort? 

         

        Hope the tip helps!!



        #5285 tram13

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          Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

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          Originally Posted by Stay cee1 
           
          Quote:
          Originally Posted by tram13 
           

          Yep! That sounds about right.  I am going to be renting the Piscis for a private reception. The dinner is roughly two hours, where apparently they only serve beer and wine...and it comes with 2 hours of the DJ afterwards for dancing, etc.  If one wants an open bar for the two hours after dinner, I believe they quoted me something like $23 per person for the 2 hours.  I kinda think charging on a per person basis is ridiculous, if all we are paying for is the bartender's time.  It should just be a straight rate.  That's just my rant and opinion though!


          @Tram13 - Sounds like the frustrations are setting in with the planning process. To be honest with you...if you are using the Pisces, it is an outdoor venue, so don't bother spending the extra money on an open bar.  You can arrange for someone to go to the bar and pick up what you need...they will even give you cups, and mixed drinks. One of the couples that got married while there had their dad pick going back and forth with big jugs of drinks...LOL.  If you can meet with an arrange for one of the bartenders to help you out a day or 2 before your wedding...that's even better.  It's an all inclusive resort...what would be the point in spending extra money for an open bar when they are all over the resort? 

           

          Hope the tip helps!!

           

          Thanks for the pointer Stay cee1.  From things that I have read here on the forum, I have already found out that we can ask for the wine, beer, soda, and juice to still be available for the 2 hours after dinner (as those are the drinks that they offer throughout dinner) and this should be free of charge.  I haven't decided if I'll ask for rum punch, or buy bottles for mixing on our own for the last two hours.  We've pretty much already decided that an open bar is not the route we plan on going.  I do understand that the open bar does offer premium liquors, which would otherwise be an extra cost (even at this all-inclusive resort) - but, I still think that paying per person rather than a straight rate for a bartender's time is ridiculous.  I have just found that any time you mention the word wedding, anyone and everyone will find a way to make you pay for it. Oh well...



          #5286 Tanya Vessie

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            Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:58 AM

            Hi ladies,

            Just wondering what the price is for the Trash the dress shoot day after wedding??

            Thanks! :D



            #5287 Mahones

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            Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:18 PM

            Hi everyone! I'm Mahones (not sure if my name shows up(!), just wanted to introduce myself. We decided on the Gran Bahia Principe today and I am SO excited!!! Our wedding is Nov 15, 2014. Cannot wait to start the planning.

             

            Congrats to everyone :)



            #5288 Kristo

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              Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:24 PM

              So i'm looking at renewing my vows at the resort on our 2 year anniversary. We got married there last year and will be travelling back there in May next year. I've been trying to contact the wedding coordinator to see if we can lock down a certain time and day and i've heard nothing back. I've now emailed them twice over the past month and nothing. Can someone confirm the email addresses for me (the coordinator AND the assistant) and any tips you have for getting a timely reply? Thanks ladies, Krista

              #5289 tram13

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                Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:26 PM

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                Originally Posted by Kristo 

                So i'm looking at renewing my vows at the resort on our 2 year anniversary. We got married there last year and will be travelling back there in May next year. I've been trying to contact the wedding coordinator to see if we can lock down a certain time and day and i've heard nothing back. I've now emailed them twice over the past month and nothing.

                Can someone confirm the email addresses for me (the coordinator AND the assistant) and any tips you have for getting a timely reply?

                Thanks ladies,
                Krista

                Hi Kristo!!!

                 

                I am just finishing up reading ALL the pages in this forum, and not too long ago I read your and your then fiance's (and now husband's) contributions to this forum.  Welcome back!  

                 

                I don't think that the e-mails have changed, although, I am sure you can tell all ready that the response rates to our emails have remained the same over the years.

                For the assistant wedding coordinator: assistantweddingplanner2bpjam@bahia-principe.com

                For the wedding coordinator: weddingplanner2bpjam@bahia-principe.com

                 

                You could always email them both, and hopefully someone will get back to you!  Good luck getting your date!



                #5290 mallenbride

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                  Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:56 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by tram13 
                   

                  Yep! That sounds about right.  I am going to be renting the Piscis for a private reception. The dinner is roughly two hours, where apparently they only serve beer and wine...and it comes with 2 hours of the DJ afterwards for dancing, etc.  If one wants an open bar for the two hours after dinner, I believe they quoted me something like $23 per person for the 2 hours.  I kinda think charging on a per person basis is ridiculous, if all we are paying for is the bartender's time.  It should just be a straight rate.  That's just my rant and opinion though!

                  I just want to add that if you get the Romance Extravaganza package it includes 2 hours of open bar after the dinner.  Not sure if that helps.






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