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#1551 teena84

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    Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:01 AM

    Originally Posted by teena84 

    Hi Ilewald,

     

    Congrats!!  The gazebo by the pool is at the end of the walkway between two pools, so you'll have onlookers for sure.  We didn't have our ceremony there, but we did walk down there afterward to have our pictures taken with our wedding party, and people in the pool would gather and cheer you on.  It was kind of nice though, I got a few congrats from strangers.

     

    I will try to attach a picture, hopefully it works...it's a picture of us by the pool gazebo (excuse our kiss), and you won't see much but a big piller beside us.  But that pillar was photoshopped by my brother to be bigger, because the original photo had a guy in speedos from afar in the background, and he extended the pilar to cover him.

     

     

     

    Here's a short clip of the walkway between the two pools, you'll see the gazebo at the end of it.

     

    http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Ts4W5JvvVww

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    #1552 alycamille

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    Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:48 AM

    Originally Posted by MissJali 

    Hi Aly,

     

    I looked at the Hard Rock also and hated the outrageous quotes I was getting!!! I am having the ceremony on the pier and Susana told me 55 is the max on the pier. You will not go wrong with your wedding at BBPD. They've done such amazing jobs here. I have not read one review where the girls have regretted their decision in this resort. Welcome!!!

    Hello Jali,

     

    I hope your dad is doing much better now! (I read all the posts & remembered that you had postponed your wedding into 2014 because of this)

     

    Yes the Hard Rock looks awesome, some of my family travels there regularly but they are Palace members. The group rates are seriously sooo expensive. We were worried about the rest of our guests having to pay so much or just not being able to afford it. BBPD does not look like we are comprising at all, it is a huge resort with a lot of amenities & I'm so excited! We've decided to push the wedding into April/May of 2014 since we are basically starting to plan all over again at another resort. It is hopefully also cheaper than going in the peak season.

     

    55 on the pier? That seems like a decent amount. All of the pictures I have found online show 3 rows of 5 chairs on each side, so a total of 30. But if she told you 55, I sure hope that is true! I absolutely love the look of the ceremony at the pier, even though I'm guessing the 2014 price for this will go up from the $500 (Let's hope not!)

     

    Thanks for the warm welcome!



    #1553 alycamille

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    Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:55 AM

    Originally Posted by teena84 

     

    Hi Alycamille,

     

    I don't know how many people can fit the pier (which looks amazing from the pictures they posted up on their facebook page), but I remember from reading somewhere or maybe speaking to Susana, that to have ceremony on the pier, they will charge you extra.  Maybe a couple hundred dollar on top of whatever wedding package you pick, or more.  I could be wrong, but I could've sworn I asked her about this because when I saw those pier pictures, I actually considered changing my garden gazebo ceremony location to the pier.  So just be prepare for that.  Also, you may want to take into consideration for your guests.  Having your ceremony at the pier wouldn't have any shade or shelter for your guests, so they would be in the bright sun for the entire ceremony.  Some people may not mind, but if it's a blazing hot sunny day, it could get uncomfortably sweaty for your guests and your fiance, especially if he's wearing a suit.  I picked the garden gazeo because there's more privacy, so no onlookers from the beach in their speedos taking pictures of you, or ruining your pictures, but also, the gazebo is big enough to hold your guests and provide them with shade.  I went to Jamaica last year for a wedding, and the ceremony was outdoor, no shade or shelter, and they didn't provide any fans for the guests, so we were all drenched in sweat, and all got burnt.  It was pretty digusting.

    Hi Teena,

     

    Congrats on your wedding by the way, the surprise dance was so cute!

     

    Yes, I have read on here that it is an extra $500 to have your ceremony on the pier (or also on the rooftop lounge). Like you, I absolutely fell in love with the idea after seeing photos, so I am prepared to pay the price! Well as long as it can accomodate the amount of guests we have haha.

     

    I am also concerned about the hot-ness factor, but I figured that at least out on the pier, you get more of a breeze. I am also considering the garden gazebo, as I love the privacy & intimacy factor. I guess I'll wait on Susana to get back to me to even see if my date is available.

     

    Thanks for your info!



    #1554 natalieblev

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      Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

      Love your pictures Tenna! Very beautiful and love being able to se ethe garden cause thats where ill be! Did you get to see the peacocks as well? I really hope they are there when we have our wedding! It would be so awesome.



      #1555 natalieblev

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        Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:39 AM

        if anyone of you are worried about it being hot (like i am and i even picked the garden gazebo) I wanted to let you know about an etsy seller who made me the cutest fan programs and they really are quality (as in both style and they actually really work well).  Here is a pic of mine

        *

        This is just the front, you flip it over and it keeps going. But they were such a great price and she was easy to work with and helped me design them in what fonts and colors i wanted. Anyways, just something I thought might be useful cause i see many of you are concerned with the heat during the ceremony!

        Here is her store link.

        http://www.etsy.com/...eativeCoupleDnT



        #1556 teena84

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          Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

          Originally Posted by natalieblev 

          Love your pictures Tenna! Very beautiful and love being able to se ethe garden cause thats where ill be! Did you get to see the peacocks as well? I really hope they are there when we have our wedding! It would be so awesome.

          I saw the peacocks when Marlene showed me the location when I met with her.  The peacocks are always around that area, so I'm sure you'll see them for your wedding.  I didn't notice it on my wedding, but my guests did and took pics with it.

           

          Originally Posted by natalieblev 

          if anyone of you are worried about it being hot (like i am and i even picked the garden gazebo) I wanted to let you know about an etsy seller who made me the cutest fan programs and they really are quality (as in both style and they actually really work well).  Here is a pic of mine

          *

          This is just the front, you flip it over and it keeps going. But they were such a great price and she was easy to work with and helped me design them in what fonts and colors i wanted. Anyways, just something I thought might be useful cause i see many of you are concerned with the heat during the ceremony!

          Here is her store link.

          http://www.etsy.com/...eativeCoupleDnT

          Love the fan!  Very cute!



          #1557 Jcastro0124

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            Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:32 PM

            Hey girls...

             

            I actually booked the pier for May 2, 2014. I was told the amount of guests that fit are 50. I was also quoted $500 to have the ceremony there. I'm just really hoping my guest count doesn't go over the 50...lol Which at this time, it seems like it is!!! I love the idea of the pier of how private and tropical it looks, fell in love with it as soon as I saw the pics! 



            #1558 Shara1984

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              Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

              The fans are cute



              #1559 OCT 2013 BR

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                Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:42 AM

                Hello Ladies,

                 

                I'm pretty new to this,  just returned from BBPD, our wedding is in October in the Chapel.  I was just a little nervous about the resort.  Our first choice was The Hard Rock, but there insane prices scared our guest..;(  We originally had Lianny as our Coordinator thanks to Parish i found out that she no longer worked at BBPD.  I got to  meet all the ladies and after receiving a emailed that Helen was going to be our new WC, it changed with in a week to a new one.  Arisquelmy Rosario, is their new member.   she has many previous years of experience and is learning the ropes pretty quickly.  Not sure if anyone got married this weekend, because i saw about four different weddings..WoW.. It rain really hard on one of them..;(( boomer,, i believe the reception was going to be out doors on the roof top, i believer the H Bar.  The Resort is amazing.  I'm glad we choice the BBPD.  All the staff were friendly, food was great.  We ate at La Fuente, Steak House, Japanese & Seafood, everyday we did the Buffet for Breakfast & Lunch.  We also stood at the Adults only side for two nights & had Breakfast and Lunch there.  We also did a few water activities, which were FREE..Paddle boats & Kayaking.  Im not good at reviews,,sorry.;(( i hope it helped..;))

                 

                 

                No worries Brides,,, The ladies at the Wedding Center work very hard to make everything special!!



                #1560 natalieblev

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                  Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:06 AM

                  Originally Posted by OCT 2013 BR 

                  Hello Ladies,

                   

                  I'm pretty new to this,  just returned from BBPD, our wedding is in October in the Chapel.  I was just a little nervous about the resort.  Our first choice was The Hard Rock, but there insane prices scared our guest..;(  We originally had Lianny as our Coordinator thanks to Parish i found out that she no longer worked at BBPD.  I got to  meet all the ladies and after receiving a emailed that Helen was going to be our new WC, it changed with in a week to a new one.  Arisquelmy Rosario, is their new member.   she has many previous years of experience and is learning the ropes pretty quickly.  Not sure if anyone got married this weekend, because i saw about four different weddings..WoW.. It rain really hard on one of them..;(( boomer,, i believe the reception was going to be out doors on the roof top, i believer the H Bar.  The Resort is amazing.  I'm glad we choice the BBPD.  All the staff were friendly, food was great.  We ate at La Fuente, Steak House, Japanese & Seafood, everyday we did the Buffet for Breakfast & Lunch.  We also stood at the Adults only side for two nights & had Breakfast and Lunch there.  We also did a few water activities, which were FREE..Paddle boats & Kayaking.  Im not good at reviews,,sorry.;(( i hope it helped..;))

                   

                   

                  No worries Brides,,, The ladies at the Wedding Center work very hard to make everything special!!

                  thanks oct bride. I am really hoping for NO rain!!!! Im worried cause the weather says rain pretty much everyday. 






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