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Any Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Brides out there?

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#641 daphodil

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    Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:09 PM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures Kerrij.  U looked beautiful.

    #642 mekanabr

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      Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:49 AM

      I don't think you need to deal with all the paperwork if you are not getting legally married in Jamaica. 


      I haven't seen anything about the ceremony wording, I think we are going to write our own ceremony and have the minister or whoever does the wedding read that instead.  We figure we can personalize it that way and it wont be so generic.  There is a great thread going on here where brides have posted their ceremonies...sooo helpful, just search for ceremony wording or something like that and it should come up. 


      I'm ordering my invitations today...yippee!!  I'll post a pic when I get them :)

      #643 lsmith211

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        Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:24 AM

        I'm hoping we'll be able to switch up the schedule a bit - we were at a wedding at the Riu in April and they let the couple change it there, so I'm thinking it won't be an issue?  We want to do our first dance and cutting the cake at the reception/dance following the meal instead of right after the ceremony. 

        #644 tris

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          Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:49 AM

          I know a lot of girls on here mentioned how they wrote their own script and it wasn't a big deal. That's what FI and I will be doing. I have no problem with the prayer. I'm sort of religious, FI isn't, but we still pray before large family meals so it's fine, but I understand how uncomfortable it would be if you're not and I'm sure the resort would accomodate this.

          Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

          #645 a084596

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            Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:04 AM

            Apparently you dont need a long form birth certificate if you get someone to notarize your actual birth certificate.  Much easier.

            #646 katelynn

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              Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:59 AM

              I dont think it will be a problem as Mike and I are not religious at all either...he isnt even baptised! I wrote our own script...I think I am like 80% done so I will deffinately post it when I am finsihed...I just have to write my vows

              Originally Posted by akua420 

              I hope I can cancel the prayer, not religious AT ALL, and I don't want religious stuff in my ceremony.  

              Today I marry my bestfriend, the one I laugh with, the one I love.

              #647 AliciaP

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                Posted 15 January 2011 - 11:00 AM

                To all Canadian brides who have booked their wedding through Nolitours or Transat Holidays.  This company has just released their wedding packages to Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay.  Their packages are not expensive and you get a lot.  The bonus to booking on of these packages is that each additional person is $10 instead of $25.  I have over 70 guests coming and it saves me a whole lot of money.   Check it out. 


                  JOY - $400 Our basic wedding package contains all the essentials for a carefree, ideal wedding in the destination of your choice.

                Inclusions: Private roundtrip transportation between the airport and hotel • Separate check-in at the hotel for your guests • 2 hours wedding coordinator services • Fruit basket in the couple’s room • Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom • Romantic dinner for bride and groom • The wedding service includes: decoration, music, wedding cake and sparkling wine* • Wedding photographs

                  BLISS - $850 This is the ideal package for couples seeking the ultimate romantic wedding at destination, while keeping it simple and affordable.

                All the inclusions in JOY, plus: One extra hour with the wedding coordinator • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for the wedding group before the ceremony • Wedding dinner at   la carte restaurant with head table* • Boutonnieres for up to 7 guests • US $100 credit towards a local excursion booked with a Transat Holidays representative

                  EUPHORIA - $1500 Designed for couples who wish to make a splash, providing top-of-the-line services and advantages for themselves and their guests.

                All the inclusions in JOY and BLISS, plus: Separate courtesy room for the groom on the wedding day • 1 1/2 hour hair and makeup for the bride and groom • Wedding dinner at   la carte restaurant (choice of 3 meals set menus) with head table* • Breakfast in bed on the first morning of the honeymoon • US $200 credit towards a spa treatment for bride/groom  



                One more thing, I'm confused about the birth certificates.  Our original certificates won't do?  I've seen some posts about full and notarized certificates.  How do you go about this?

                #648 StephAli

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                  Posted 15 January 2011 - 11:07 AM


                  Hey Ladies,


                  Here is what Beverly sent me when I asked for a copy of what the minister says....and this was the non-religious ceremony...



                  Wedding ceremony

                  The minister will say this part and you will answer by saying ‘I Do’


                  Dearly beloved, we are gathered here together in the sight of God and in the presence of these witnesses to gather in marriage----- ------.

                  The apostle Paul in his writing declared that marriage is a Holy estate instituted by God.

                  Therefore, it ought not to be entered into unadvisably or likely, but reverently, respectfully and in the love of God.

                  Into this honorable estate these two have know come to be joined.

                  Give eed (listen carefully) therefore to the question I ask you

                  ------- ---, Do you take------ to be your wedded wife/husband to have and to hold from this day onward for better, for worst, for richer , for poorer in sickness and in health, to love, honor and to cherish until you are parted by death.      You will respond by saying ‘I Do’



                  Then you will repeat the vow after the minister.



                  After the vow you will have the Exchange of rings


                  -----/--- I give you this ring as a token of the covenants made between this day and as a pledge of our neutral love in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


                  Then you kiss the bride


                  After this, the blessing will be done


                  Then we have the signing of marriage certificate.



                  Needless to say, I wrote my own and the minister was happy to read it!!

                  PS. We got our marriage certificate yesterday!! Not even 2 months later!! woohoo!! Now I can change my name!! :D



                  I tried to post pictures of the Italian restaurant the other day, but it wouldnt let me....here goes trying again...

                  yes, the tables are rectangular, but they also are in the grill. And in the grill they are kinda set up like a line.....whereas in the italian it is a room...i definitely would not have been happy with the seating arrangements in the grill....





                  Head Table



                  I took this one from my seat....



                  #649 ChrisBC25

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                    Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:02 PM

                    The space looks great however, did they give you the option to change the yellow linen? It's not bad but it doesn't go with my color scheme :/

                    #650 ames9782

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                      Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:46 PM

                      thanks for all the great info everybody, will definitely be keeping it all in mind when planning, and looking into those other wedding packages to compare.  has anyone done this yet and have an opinion on what the best route would be?! just curious.

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