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Any Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Brides out there?

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#681 lmarie

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    Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:09 AM

    Espejo2be, I'm originally from Placentia, and have been living in St. Johns now for about 8 years. Exactly 7 Months from today, I will be married! We get at the resort on August 14, what about you?

    #682 keriltz

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      Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:35 PM

      I thought there was only one wedding per day?  I am starting to see more and more brides say there is a wedding before or after them


      Originally Posted by akua420 

      I haven't booked the restaurant or anything like that.  I've only confirmed the package and the date.  I was under the impression you picked it when you got there, at least thats what beverly told me.  There is a bride getting married 2 hours after me, I hope she doesn't get first pick of everything, how mad would I be!1

      #683 lmarie

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        Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:12 PM

        I originally thought there was only one wedding per day, but now I am unsure. I wrote Beverly yesterday and asked if there was or if there could be another wedding scheduled on the day I have booked for my wedding, but have not heard back from her yet.

        #684 tris

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          Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:10 PM

          Ya I was under the impression that there was only one a day.... But it's bit always true. One of the reasons I choose it was because it wasn't a "wedding factory" but vie simce, well, learnt otherwise. There will be 2 weddings on our day. I've come to terms with it... But it sucks because the other couple already has booked a bunch of stuff we wanted. Sigh...
          Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

          #685 JayKay

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          Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:20 PM

          Beverly told us they can have up to three weddings per day, but usually prefer to only do one and two if they have to.  We were under the impression there was only one as well, but what can you do!

          #686 Cassierose

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            Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:39 PM

            My understanding is that a day pass to the resort is about $75. If you want guests to come JUST for the ceremony and dinner it is free, but they can't use any of the other amenities.


            I also thought that chair covers were included in the wedding package up to how many ppl the package covers, then you pay for extras...i'm gonna have to double check that, cuz the chairs on their own are pretty ugly.

            #687 missy&eric2011

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              Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:36 AM

              We had some questions about people staying off the resort grounds and coming for the wedding...here is the response I received from Beverly regarding this issue:


              Thank you for your below mail.  Please find that in order for any persons who are not staying on property to attend the wedding then there is a day pass fee of USD75.00 per person for the day.  In any event to attend the wedding ceremony ONLY and have dinner ONLY with you, the fee is USD40.00


              #688 keriltz

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                Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:02 AM

                So has anyone made there deposit for flowers (Jan's Flowers) or photographer (Merrick Cousley)  yet?  I am just wondering what is the best/easiest way to do it?  Can i just go to a bank?

                #689 daphodil

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                  Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:03 PM

                   Cassierose and missy&eric2011,


                  Thank you so much about the information about the day passes.  I have been trying to find out something for awhile now and I'm getting info slowly, but surely.  Hope everyone's plans are going as scheduled.  I am soooo behind and wedding is in August 2011.  My FI remains very relaxed, but stressing about everything.  At some point will smile after work, school and wedding plans are not stressful. Thanks again.

                  #690 StephAli

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                    Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:47 PM

                    Hey Ladies,


                    There was another wedding the day I got married, but I honestly wouldnt haven known. Beverly was fabulous and totally seemed to know who I was and completely focus on me. She even came in towards the end of my dinner to check up on everything and to let me know the gazebo was ready for me. I only paid $500 for the gazebo and that included the dj. I had to pay extra for the bartenders, but she charged me for half the group since its a per person thing. 

                    As for day passes we had two people come in who were staying off the resort. They went to the desk, got there wrist bands and then waited for almost 15 mins and still werent asked to pay, so they casually walked away...lol...I believe that the passes were somewhere in the $75-$80 range....but I can't seem to find the email that had that info....


                    Hope that helps!

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