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#671 lmarie

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    Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:35 PM

    Hi briscoecrown, I think I remember reading that you can get day passes, but in order to qualify for a free wedding you must have a certain percentage or most of your guests actually staying at the hotel.

    I am getting married there in August, How did you find your wedding experience ?



    #672 lmarie

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      Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:44 PM



      Originally Posted by ames9782 

      i got the big email from the assistant the other day and it had all the prices for the "extras you can recieve, and in there it says you have to pay for table linens, and chair covers, is this true? i've heard some people say that they didn't have to pay but just curious on others understanding of this.  as well as the renting of the gazebo for the dance from 9-11.  is this $500 for the rental and the DJ?? because again the email i got said that the DJ rental for 1 hour is $400? any thoughts from all the other brides would be much appreciated!  and i looked into those wedding packages from noli/transat, and there is a lot of "fine print" i found and wasn't really worth it (in my case anyways), read carefully if you are thinking of these packages!!


      I'm not sure about the table linens. But I asked Beverley to send me a picture of the chairs used for the wedding ceremony. They are blue with gold trim. If you want the white chair covers , you do have to pay a few dollars per chair, Also the chair ties, you can get in differnet colurs, they cost extra too. I am going to pay for them because they look so much nicer with the covers and ties on them.

      I was told that to rent the gazebo for 2 hours the night of your wedding, it was $500, just for the gazebo. And then extra for the DJ and extra if you want a bartender to set up at the gazebo so that your guests dont have to travel all the way back to the bar by the pool or in the hotel to get drinks.
       



      #673 mekanabr

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        Posted 17 January 2011 - 04:56 PM



        Originally Posted by lmarie 



        Quote:
        Originally Posted by ames9782 

        i got the big email from the assistant the other day and it had all the prices for the "extras you can recieve, and in there it says you have to pay for table linens, and chair covers, is this true? i've heard some people say that they didn't have to pay but just curious on others understanding of this.  as well as the renting of the gazebo for the dance from 9-11.  is this $500 for the rental and the DJ?? because again the email i got said that the DJ rental for 1 hour is $400? any thoughts from all the other brides would be much appreciated!  and i looked into those wedding packages from noli/transat, and there is a lot of "fine print" i found and wasn't really worth it (in my case anyways), read carefully if you are thinking of these packages!!


        I'm not sure about the table linens. But I asked Beverley to send me a picture of the chairs used for the wedding ceremony. They are blue with gold trim. If you want the white chair covers , you do have to pay a few dollars per chair, Also the chair ties, you can get in differnet colurs, they cost extra too. I am going to pay for them because they look so much nicer with the covers and ties on them.

        I was told that to rent the gazebo for 2 hours the night of your wedding, it was $500, just for the gazebo. And then extra for the DJ and extra if you want a bartender to set up at the gazebo so that your guests dont have to travel all the way back to the bar by the pool or in the hotel to get drinks.
         


        Beverly told me that the gazebo rental was $500 for 2 hours (8:30 - 10:30) including DJ, $250 w/out the DJ...  I hope that hasn't changed!!
         



        #674 lmarie

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          Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:36 PM

          I was told $500 just for the gazebo, and extra for anything else for that night, such as DJ and bartender.... you seem to have the details though so maybe what she wrote me was a typo, it was months ago and  I didnt question her any further on the subject because we decided not to rent the gazebo.



          #675 JayKay

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          Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:16 PM



          Originally Posted by lmarie 

          Thanks. I have actually recieved an email back from him already with his packages and prices. Do you know if you have to pay a travel fee for him to travel to Runaway Bay?



          He does charge a price for travel, it is 200 dollars.



          #676 Espejo2be

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            Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:44 PM


            Your welcome girl! :)  I noticed that we were getting married not too far apart.  I'm from Grand Falls - Windsor. How about you?

            Originally Posted by lmarie 

            Thanks for your help Espejo2be. I will look him up on facebook too. Your wedding is only 10 days before mine!

            What part of NL are you from?





            #677 Espejo2be

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              Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:52 PM

              Thanks for the advice katelynn!

              I got mine off of dghate.com and some other girls have gotten it from lightinthebox.com

               

              Here is the one I ordered, it was $140 with shipping included. You just send them your measurements and they make it custom for you.

               



              Girls,
              Thanks so much for the extra info about the menus and the pictures are soo helpful!! I finally have my passport invitations made and am getting them sent out this week, i'm getting excited now because all the big things are complete, i just need to make decisions on the little things now and your extra info helps relieve all the stress from that! :)

              Anyone know where to get a cheap second wedding dress for TTD?  I don't want to trash my actual dress because we are having another reception when we return home.


               




              #678 briscoecrown

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                Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:23 PM



                Originally Posted by lmarie 

                Hi briscoecrown, I think I remember reading that you can get day passes, but in order to qualify for a free wedding you must have a certain percentage or most of your guests actually staying at the hotel.

                I am getting married there in August, How did you find your wedding experience ?



                Hi lmarie. Thanks for the info.  I'm wondering how much each day pass would cost.  Some of her guests live in Jamaica and the total amount of passes could easily drive up the overall cost of the wedding.

                 

                I actually didn't get married at the Gran Bahia.  I was originally getting married in Riviera Maya, but due to the swine flu I did a last minute change to Jamaica and our wedding was held at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites.



                #679 lsmith211

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                  Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:25 AM



                  Originally Posted by lmarie 


                  I'm not sure about the table linens. But I asked Beverley to send me a picture of the chairs used for the wedding ceremony. They are blue with gold trim. If you want the white chair covers , you do have to pay a few dollars per chair, Also the chair ties, you can get in differnet colurs, they cost extra too. I am going to pay for them because they look so much nicer with the covers and ties on them.

                  I was told that to rent the gazebo for 2 hours the night of your wedding, it was $500, just for the gazebo. And then extra for the DJ and extra if you want a bartender to set up at the gazebo so that your guests dont have to travel all the way back to the bar by the pool or in the hotel to get drinks.
                   


                  lmarie - if you want the chair ties, you can buy them way cheaper than it is to rent them, and they only weigh a few pounds so they aren't hard to get to Jamaica (I got 70 ties and 10 table overlays and they weighed 3 lbs)...  I got mine from weddinglinensdirect.com and they were 0.59 each rather than 2.50 each to rent.  Plus, they are really easy to sell in the forum after you're done with them...

                   

                  And I was also told that the $500 for the gazebo includes the DJ - I'm taking copies of all my emails down with me in case there are any changes between then and now!
                   



                  #680 lmarie

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                    Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:05 AM

                    Thanks so much lsmith211! I didnt even think about buying the ties for the chairs. I am going to check out that site for sure.




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