Thank you, Lindsay! I am very pleased with how the photos turned out!
I have written my review...you can find it under the resort reviews section.
I do not want you to worry or stress. I am hopeful that you will have a better experience than we did! Overall, most of my guests reported that they did not enjoy the Grand Palladium and they would not return. HOWEVER, everyone said that we had a beautiful wedding and loved the cocktail hour.
Through the whole planning process, as well and when we were in Jamaica, I was very laid back and not stressing over anything (and I am type A, so that isn't easy for me to do). But, I think I was probably a little too laid back, and didn't put my foot down soon enough. I was trying to let everything go, keep a positive attitude, and not let anything stress me or worry me. I wish I would have sat down with someone in Guest Relations after the first bad experience. Because, when I finally did speak up the night of the wedding, they were quite responsive....even buying me a very expensive bottle of champagne to try and compensate for the trouble they had caused. But, at this point, it was my wedding day and I was in tears. No one wants to be in tears (at least not that kind of tears) on their wedding day.
My best advice.....get in contact with a guest relations manager before you go. Tell her about hearing of my experience and ask for a point of contact you can reach should troubles arise during your stay. Don't try and be too "go with the flow" like I was, because it will just keep getting worse.
I hope this helps, girl! Please let me know if I can do anything else to help you!
I have written the Fiesta Hotel Group to let them know of my experience, but I haven't received a reply. I will keep you posted.
Originally Posted by lindsayraz
You looked absolutely stunning!!! Your photos are beautiful! I'm so glad to hear that your ceremony was gorgeous and perfect!
Boo to the other stuff though
I had a feeling it might go down like that for most of us GPJ brides. It has been my main overall concern for myself and my guests. I have quite a few elderly people coming so I'm worried they will be waiting forever for shuttles etc. My fiance and I are basically "vouching" for the hotel by having our wedding there, and our guests will expect it to be fabulous. We stayed there in 2010 and had a wonderful time. But now I'm so worried it won't live up to our and our guest's expectations! We just want everyone to have a wonderful experience. hdinsmor, would you say that, overall, you and your guests had a positive or negative experience?
I am normally a very controlling, micro-managing, stressed person! So to avoid any huge disappointment, I am trying to maintain the "no problem mon" attitude and just let things be how they will be. As far as the wedding, I am trying not to have any set expectations or have my mind/heart set on anything in particular. And I just hope that overall, it will be a fantastic experience for my fiance and I, and our guests!
Looking very forward to reading your review and more pics!!!