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My Gran Bahia Principe wedding, Jamaica

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#11 Susan'n'Dean

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    Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:40 AM

    Basically i think it depends what day you are getting married on as to what restaurant you get to eat in. The restaurants are not open everyday, they all open on different days, apart from the main buffet restaurant which is open daily.


    When we arrived we saw Bevely the next day to discuss everything. Just go to reception and ask them to ring Beverly to meet with you. She didnt ask us what restaurant we wanted to eat in, she just gave us a choice of starters, mains and desserts. Im assuming the grill was the only one open on the friday, or the only one with space for us. Beverly organises it all, you dont need to worry about a thing, unless you have specific requests then just let her know and she will sort it if she can.


    We chose:

    STARTER Chicken caeser salad.... Was lovely

    MAIN Crikey ive forgotten, think it was beef with selection of veg (the amount of wine you can drink with meal makes my memory fuzzy lol)

    DESSERT Apple Crumble...big portion but didnt come with custard

    Originally Posted by katelynn 

    congrads!! I love hearing all the wedding stories on here...sounds like your day was perfect :)


    My question is..when did you decide your restaurant - did you have to let Beverly know before? and what were your options to eat at for the Grill restaurant as thats the one I am leaning towards.

    #12 Susan'n'Dean

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      Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:06 AM

      Hubby corrected me, it was mixed grill with veg that we had for main meal.

      #13 jennypenny23

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        Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:29 PM

        This makes me sooooo excited.... as of today, 100 days to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        #14 leftynlinz

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          Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:17 AM

          hi susan..congratulations on your wedding..your pictures look lovely..im looking to get married there next september.me and my other half went there 2 years ago and loved it.im really nervous about booking some thing i dont have much control over but excited at the same time. i was wondering about littel things like the cake and colour themes..do you pick them when you get there.is there a limit to what you can have or are they fairly flexibal. also after your meal was there a party or was it the meal then thats it..i really like the idea of having a reception on the beach but not sue if these things are optional.i would be really happy for your help.thank you so much..lindsay xx

          #15 leftynlinz

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            Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:43 AM

            have you been to beaches turks before ?

            #16 jenandmark

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              Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:22 PM

              Congrats!  It sounds like everything went perfectly!  It makes it so much easier for us future brides to relax knowing that you had such a good experience...!       

              Gran Bahia Principe ~ Runaway Bay, Jamaica ~ November 11th, 2011

              #17 Susan'n'Dean

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                Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:30 AM

                leftyandlinz, no i havent been to beaches turks before.


                The cakes and colour themes you can pick when you get there, unless you know beforehand and you can tell Beverly your decision. When you arrive at the hotel can ask at reception if Beverly is available to talk to, they will ring her and she will come out to meet you. She arranged to meet with us the next day, and in approx 15-20 mins we went through all the details. We choose what we wanted to eat, what cake we wanted and i showed her my flowers i had brought with me. She matched the colour scheme to my flowers and we had red ribbons tied around the gazebo. Honestly you really dont have to worry about a thing, Beverly has been doing this for years and years and she is very competent at it.


                I believe you can pay extra to hire the gazebo for a beach party, you will need to ask Beverly about costs. We just had our meal and then the evening was like any other night sitting around drinking but there was only 6 of us. Think it would be worth while hiring the gazebo if there are lots of you. We just had a party when we got home to celebrate with everyone who couldnt make it to Jamaica.


                GBP is lovely, and i would definately return one day x

                #18 lisacampbell

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                  Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:28 AM

                  Hi Susan


                  i am getting married in the GBP 6 weeks today, do you have any tips and did you find you had to pay for many extras while you were out there. also what currency do they like you to use.


                  Thanks for all your help!



                  #19 Natalie2012

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                    Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:58 AM

                    Did u hire the Steal Drum band? If so, did u use them for the whole ceremony? I wanted to use them for my ceremony and walk down the isle to them playing...then I don't have to worry about music:)

                    #20 nyx165

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                      Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:52 PM

                      Your pictures are so beautiful! I just found this website, but I'm getting married in only 2 weeks- I wish I would have noticed it sooner!

                      I was also wondering if you knew anything about the steel drum band? I thought it would be cool to have them play during the ceremony as well.


                      Did you purchase other pictures too, or did you only get the 10 that came with your wedding package?


                      My fiance and I were doing the free wedding package- I wonder if you have the choice of the wedding location with that? I'm a little confused- it seems as though the gazebo would be for the other wedding packages- or is there an extra charge for the gazebo? In any case, I guess I'll find out soon!


                      I've read that people weren't happy with the flowers in the free wedding package and either brought their own or upgraded/bought them from Tai Florist.

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