Hello future and past brides,
We are getting married at the Grand Bahia this June !! Time has flown by.. and planning goes by super quickly... still trying to finish up on some stuff.. I wanted to take a minute to say, as far as planning and communication goes, the wedding coordinator, I had Tasheka, was amazing so far, she answers all my questions within 24hours, she send me additional pictures when needed or asked, she respecte price quotes!! So far planning has been a pretty good process, a little stressful because I'm so far away, but overall good. I want to mention, if any future brides ask for price quotes, keep everything!! Sometimes they make mistakes, and you get some additional things... also don't be scared to bargain. I ended up getting about 550$ less, then original prices... if not more.
Send pictures, I suggest printing your own documents also, don't know how "up to date" My file will be when I arrive..
Aside from that, I was wondering if anyone booked the Pisces for dinner and dancing? If so, can someone suggest a good timeline for dinner, dances, speeches, etc..
Im having a hard time trying to decide this...
All in all, good experience so far, can't wait to see what it will be like once we land in Jamaica, and to all the future brides out there, enjoy the planning process cause it goes by faster than you could ever imagine.
Hi, just booked to get married here at the end of November 2017 and expecting about 40 ppl. I am debating between the private dinner (extra cost) vs the semi private (included in the wedding packages).
Has anyone done the semi private dinner? Are you in the middle of the restaurant or somewhat segregated? Can you decorate the tables?
For anyone who has done the private, how much does it cost for a set menu? I saw a 1500-2500 fee plus an open bar fee per person per hour, and some buffet quotes but nothing about prices for set menus. The pricing for private dinners seems very vague and confusing as to what is and is not included :S
I am getting married here in a month!! We have chosen to do a private dinner 1500 for the Pisces location, where we will later have our dancing also.. the open bar is an add on, however they provide wine during the 2 hour dinner service so we're only doing drinks for the dancing after (2.5 hours)
I didn't try to negotiate the bar pricing, however if you calculate it for your whole group, you can mention the price being too much, and usually they offer something cheaper. You could also do like 1 hour cocktail (which costs less) and then open bar for another hour or somethin, theres always many options to this..
It took be about 4 months to actually ask all my questions and properly understand what is included, your right it is confusing, however you can send your wedding coordinator a million emails and they will answer and clarify everything, i would get a response within 24 hours or less, to everything I asked even if I sent like 4 emails in one day, I would also ask for additional pictures, her suggestions for certain things, because they know the location better than myself.
The price for the private restaurant included your meal, so it'll give you a 3 course meal, from either the Dolce vita, Garden grill or a mix of both... I couldn't tell you if buffets are included, but I don't think so..
if you get private dinner you get to pick your time slot, and then you get 2 hours for the dinner and depending on the case time, 2 hours for dancing if it's completely private.
You can decorate if completely private, however if you do semi private I believe they do table decorations only.. you should ask for pictures of reception locations, usually they send you an email with all the albums though..
Hope this helps !!