Jump to content

Photo

Grand Palladium Jamaica/Lady Hamilton - 2011 Brides!


  • Please log in to reply
354 replies to this topic

#281 Meaghans990

Meaghans990
  • Newbie
  • 5 posts

    Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:00 PM

    I am excited to see so how many couples chose the Grand Palladium for there big day!!! My fiance and I are getting married there November 10th, 2012!! We did not book on a group rate so I know this may be personal but do you guys have an idea of what your guests paid per person? I just keep watching websites etc for discounted rates and will keep everyone informed in addition to everyone else watching as well. I just felt the group booking required deposits at times when money was tight for everyone, christmas etc and everyone knows there financial situation the best so everyone could at there own leisure!



    #282 Meaghans990

    Meaghans990
    • Newbie
    • 5 posts

      Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:06 PM

      So excited everyone is also doing Waves of love Package!!! i love this package!!! Question though you guys are mentioning bags, like welcoming guests bags or? I would like detail on this, this sounds like a good idea! I was thinking of doing that already with Mugs, sunblock and an itnery of the entire trip.  Maybe organizing an optional golf tournament if interested to contact someone in the wedding party or zipliing etc? I am wondering though now that I saw these posts, would a program for the wedding be necessary if the internery outlined the activities already? What is everyone else doing?



      #283 BeachBridein11

      BeachBridein11
      • Member
      • 610 posts

        Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:22 AM

        Congrats and Welcome!  We live right now the road from you, Commerce Twp here. :)

         

        I didn't really bring that much down with me.  For centerpieces, I did the 3 vase set-up that was $50/table, I believe, which included color napkins and seashell as well.  The scenery was enough decoration itself, so I kept things simple and it was amazing.  I was going to bring my own down, but with the OOT bags... we were bringing enough down in regards to baggage.  I had program fans for the ceremony, brought down my own sand ceremony vases w/sand, bridesmaids flower stems/boutinerres/corsages, and wedding favors.  Be mindful of all the stuff you plan on bringing down because suitcases fill quickly!!
         

        Originally Posted by Mandy Covault 

        First of all, you ladies are AMAZING! I just spent the last 2 hours reading all of your threads and am completely overloaded with info!!

        I am getting married on April 5, 2012 and can't wait! I have a few questions for you... what did you put in your OOT bags? We are ordering mugs but other than that what do you think is needed?

         

        Also, I noticedBEACHBRIDEIN11 you brought down your own decorations... what did you bring down? I'm thinking about doing my own centerpieces but part of me thinks it might be too much work.  What did you do?

         

        Thank you SOOOOO much!

         

        PS. Where in Michigan are you from? We live in Livonia!
         



         

         



         


        Married in Paradise!!

        June 17th, 2011

        Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa


        #284 lindsayraz

        lindsayraz
        • Newbie
        • 109 posts

          Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:48 AM

          Do a search for "OOT Bags" (Out of Town Bags) and you will find quite a few threads that will help you out.  They are the welcome bags that brides give out to all the guests. This is the one I subscribe to, because I'm in Canada -

          So excited everyone is also doing Waves of love Package!!! i love this package!!! Question though you guys are mentioning bags, like welcoming guests bags or? I would like detail on this, this sounds like a good idea! I was thinking of doing that already with Mugs, sunblock and an itnery of the entire trip.  Maybe organizing an optional golf tournament if interested to contact someone in the wedding party or zipliing etc? I am wondering though now that I saw these posts, would a program for the wedding be necessary if the internery outlined the activities already? What is everyone else doing?



           



          #285 DoubleTee

          DoubleTee
          • Newbie
          • 11 posts

            Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:20 PM

             

            Hi ladies,

             

            Hope you're all slowly but surely getting things organized and prepped for your special days!  Jeeeez, time has gone by so quickly.  I'm happily anticipating my wedding date which is going to be May 23rd.

             

            I've been contemplating whether or not I want to hire a DJ/MC. I'm curious to know if any of you are hiring a DJ and/or MC?  I've read a couple posts that brides have indicated it was a waste of money because by the time you get through the dinner, speeches, etc, there's barely little time left for the DJ to actually play music.  Any thoughts on this?  They've quote me $300/hr.  

             

            Are most of you bringing your ipod and docking stations instead?

             

            Thanks,
            T



            #286 Katis46

            Katis46
            • Newbie
            • 9 posts

              Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

              Hello All.  I just got married January 7th here.  It feels like I just got back but quite some time has passed.  I meant to have a review finished by now.

              Do not worry or stress. Everything will be perfect.  I loved my wedding, Nekeisha was amazing to deal with.

               

              DoubleTee - we rented the microphone and speakers for $300.00.  And used our ipod for music.  We brought a docking station but were able to hook the Ipod up to the speakers/sound system.

               

              Our reception was in the Posiedon (we wanted the blue lagoon but it was booked) and were actually happy we ended up with the Poseiden as we didn't have that many people and perfect and intimate and the scenery was beautiful.

               

              Any questions anyone has do not hesitate to contact me.  I would have never got through this so calmly if it were for all of the brides on here.  Special shout out to beachbridein2011 who went above and beyond answering all my pestering questions!!!

               

              Good luck ladies.  And I promise you will not be disappointed.  And if anyone is wondering what to do about hair and make up, I highly recommend Rashel Edwards!!  Let me know if you want her contact info!

               

              Kate



              #287 Katis46

              Katis46
              • Newbie
              • 9 posts

                Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

                Hello All.  I just got married January 7th here.  It feels like I just got back but quite some time has passed.  I meant to have a review finished by now.

                Do not worry or stress. Everything will be perfect.  I loved my wedding, Nekeisha was amazing to deal with.

                 

                DoubleTee - we rented the microphone and speakers for $300.00.  And used our ipod for music.  We brought a docking station but were able to hook the Ipod up to the speakers/sound system.

                 

                Our reception was in the Posiedon (we wanted the blue lagoon but it was booked) and were actually happy we ended up with the Poseiden as we didn't have that many people and perfect and intimate and the scenery was beautiful.

                 

                Any questions anyone has do not hesitate to contact me.  I would have never got through this so calmly if it were for all of the brides on here.  Special shout out to beachbridein2011 who went above and beyond answering all my pestering questions!!!

                 

                Good luck ladies.  And I promise you will not be disappointed.  And if anyone is wondering what to do about hair and make up, I highly recommend Rashel Edwards!!  Let me know if you want her contact info!

                 

                Kate



                #288 BeachBridein11

                BeachBridein11
                • Member
                • 610 posts

                  Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:59 AM

                  I'm definitely FOR a DJ/MC.  I told our WC that I wanted dinner to be served during the Zurielmaka show, scheduled at 7p.  The entertainment was an hour long and dinner was served during the show.  We only booked the DJ for 4 hours, so we danced from 8-10p and then continued the party upstairs at the Infinity Bar.  Having the DJ and MC made our reception feel like a "true" wedding reception back home.  I will say, if you get the DJ then definitely get the MC otherwise, why not just hook up an I-Pod?  The MC made the experience!  Hope this helps! :)
                   

                  Originally Posted by DoubleTee 

                   

                  Hi ladies,

                   

                  Hope you're all slowly but surely getting things organized and prepped for your special days!  Jeeeez, time has gone by so quickly.  I'm happily anticipating my wedding date which is going to be May 23rd.

                   

                  I've been contemplating whether or not I want to hire a DJ/MC. I'm curious to know if any of you are hiring a DJ and/or MC?  I've read a couple posts that brides have indicated it was a waste of money because by the time you get through the dinner, speeches, etc, there's barely little time left for the DJ to actually play music.  Any thoughts on this?  They've quote me $300/hr.  

                   

                  Are most of you bringing your ipod and docking stations instead?

                   

                  Thanks,
                  T



                   


                  Married in Paradise!!

                  June 17th, 2011

                  Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa


                  #289 BeachBridein11

                  BeachBridein11
                  • Member
                  • 610 posts

                    Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:01 PM

                    Kate- I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO happy that your wedding was perfect!!!!  Yea!!!!  Can't wait to read your full review!

                     

                    BTW, you were never a pester! LOL  So glad to help! :)
                     

                    Originally Posted by Katis46 

                    Hello All.  I just got married January 7th here.  It feels like I just got back but quite some time has passed.  I meant to have a review finished by now.

                    Do not worry or stress. Everything will be perfect.  I loved my wedding, Nekeisha was amazing to deal with.

                     

                    DoubleTee - we rented the microphone and speakers for $300.00.  And used our ipod for music.  We brought a docking station but were able to hook the Ipod up to the speakers/sound system.

                     

                    Our reception was in the Posiedon (we wanted the blue lagoon but it was booked) and were actually happy we ended up with the Poseiden as we didn't have that many people and perfect and intimate and the scenery was beautiful.

                     

                    Any questions anyone has do not hesitate to contact me.  I would have never got through this so calmly if it were for all of the brides on here.  Special shout out to beachbridein2011 who went above and beyond answering all my pestering questions!!!

                     

                    Good luck ladies.  And I promise you will not be disappointed.  And if anyone is wondering what to do about hair and make up, I highly recommend Rashel Edwards!!  Let me know if you want her contact info!

                     

                    Kate



                     


                    Married in Paradise!!

                    June 17th, 2011

                    Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa


                    #290 MrsD

                    MrsD
                    • Newbie
                    • 5 posts

                      Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

                      Hi

                      I was just wondering about the set up for the Poseidon Restaurant, we are using this location for our reception as the blue lagoon was already booked. I have not been able to find many pictures of this restaurant set up for a wedding. Did you have a head table and separate guest tables? or did you do a long guest table? is there enough room for a dancing area and eating area? We have 35 ppl booked to come so far.

                       

                      Can't believe 78 days until we leave for our wedding! Just got assigned to my wedding coordinator and so far so good! For the longest time I felt like I had nothing completed, but not it's almost al done!

                      Looking forward to having my hair and makeup done by RASHEL EDWARDS! treating all my girls and the moms to hair and makeup too :)






                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users