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#5551 Hydewedding

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 05:44 PM

@TorontoGal

 

Thanks!

 

For the private reception, I meant, for the open bar, if it would be better to get the romance package in conjunction with the private reception, or do the free package with the private reception and pay for the open bar. Forgot to mention the bar part! haha 



#5552 TorontoGal

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 05:58 PM

:) 

I think it depends on the number of people you have attending, and the kind of bar you want (international $$$ vs domestic $$ vs cocktails $). 

 

Are you adding a steel drum band, cocktails after ceremony, champagne? These are not included in the free package. Also I think the free package has a limit of 16 people- after which you pay a price per person. The romance package includes 30 people. 

 

 

 

@TorontoGal

 

Thanks!

 

For the private reception, I meant, for the open bar, if it would be better to get the romance package in conjunction with the private reception, or do the free package with the private reception and pay for the open bar. Forgot to mention the bar part! haha 



#5553 Hydewedding

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 06:07 PM

@TorontoGal

 

I think we will have between 40-50 people. 

 

I am not sure what type of bar we want. Just weighing the pros and cons of which package we want to go with. We don't need most of the extras in the Romance package, we don't need any of the photos, the return visit, the spa discount, but on the other hand we like the free open bar, the cocktails reception after the ceremony and the later ceremony times. Such a hard decision! 

 

The free wedding has a minimum of 16 people, then you pay $30USD for everyone after 30. 



#5554 Hydewedding

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 04:26 PM

Did anyone not book their wedding day three business days in advance of when they arrived?
We arrive on Saturday and really don't want to wait (sun burns, hangovers, stress) until Thursday to get married.
I have emailed the resort to try and change it, which I need to know this week to book my photographer. Any advice?
Thanks!


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#5555 Rosalyn

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    Posted 02 February 2016 - 04:56 PM

    Did anyone not book their wedding day three business days in advance of when they arrived?
    We arrive on Saturday and really don't want to wait (sun burns, hangovers, stress) until Thursday to get married.
    I have emailed the resort to try and change it, which I need to know this week to book my photographer. Any advice?
    Thanks!
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    We arrive on a Thursday and are having our wedding on the following Tuesday. It is not technically 3 business days but the hotel didn't say anything so I assume it's fine.

    Not sure if you are aware of the charge to bring in an outside photographer, $900USD.

    #5556 Hydewedding

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    Posted 02 February 2016 - 04:58 PM

    Thanks! If the photographer is a guest it is $500usd. These vendor fees are crazy!


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    #5557 KJCoins

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      Posted 15 February 2016 - 09:28 PM

      Hi all, first time poster and hoping those who have recently had their wedding or are still planning can help answer some questions that I can't seem to find answers to regarding the prices

       

      - Do the packages not include bridesmaid flowers? Does anyone know how much these cost?

      - Decorations for the gazebo - again, cost for this?

      - Did anyone find that 80 photos from the photographer was inadequate? What did it cost for more?

      - For Private restaurant, what exactly is included for $2500? My understanding from reading some old posts is:

      Dinner

      Open bar for 2 hours

      Private Venue

      Decorations for venue

      DJ/Music/Microphone for speeches????

      What is the max # of people included for 2500$ is it 40??

       

      THANK YOU IN ADVANCE :)



      #5558 Rosalyn

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        Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:27 AM

        Soooo disappointed. Just received word from my travel agent that Transat (who we booked with) will not be flying from Alberta to Montego Bay in 2017 which means I likely will not be able to have the wedding I have already planned at the Bahia Príncipe Runaway Bay :'(

        #5559 calgarybride2015

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        Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:00 PM

        Soooo disappointed. Just received word from my travel agent that Transat (who we booked with) will not be flying from Alberta to Montego Bay in 2017 which means I likely will not be able to have the wedding I have already planned at the Bahia Príncipe Runaway Bay :'(

        Oh no :( since they changed their flights I'm assuming you can change your carrier with no issues? If yes can your TA find another carrier that does fly there during your wedding month? Good luck

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        #5560 Nicmelt

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          Posted 06 July 2016 - 12:17 PM

          Hello Ladies,

          I need help, deciding whether or not to go for the Free or the unforgettable package. We are having a private reception at the pool side terrace with a buffet (ridiculously priced buffet for being all inclusive) plus we want a bar.

           

          we have approx 45 guest. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.






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