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Thanks Mrs Scuba! I asked the TA I am working with to give me rates on that resort as well. I actually have an uncle who is getting married there next month so I was going to talk to his soon to be wife and see how her planning has been :)
 

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Thanks acw271011! I have heard that about Jamaica which is why we settled on them. I am finally working with a TA and just waiting for her to send me back some rates on places (including Gran Bahia). After researching the wedding packages, I actually think that Gran Bahia's sounds most reasonable without breaking the bank. After I choose I am sure I will be asking you and everyone else questions regarding the wedding itself. I am trying to work on a budget as best as possible!
 

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I'm getting married at Gran Bahia Jamaica too in November. Check out www.merrickcousley.com  He's local Jamaica and his pics are gorgeous and no - there's no restrictions on outside photographers. Congrats on the engagement. In terms of "no fuss" you can't go wrong with Jamaica. I think it's easier than RM. Good luck.

 



 



 

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Thanks JayKay and thank you for the photographer suggestion. I checked out his site and he has some gorgeous shots! If you don't mind me asking, about what were the price ranges for the packages?
 

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Congrats on getting half way there!  Now that you picked the location you just need to pick the resort!  We are also using Merrick Cousley as our photographer.  We love his pics and found his prices and packages to be the best value.
 



 



 

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I'm glad to hear you are still considering the Gran Bahia!

 

If you go to this thread you can view some pictures from the many brides who were just married there:

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/51518/any-gran-bahia-principe-runaway-bay-brides-out-there

 

As to the photographer I know his prices have slightly increased since we booked.  We payed $1050 and that includes all day coverage, a DVD with all the images (at least 300 to unlimited amount) and photo retouching.  We also are paying his travel fee which is $250, which he charges for anywhere outside of Kingston (where he is from).  Hope this helps!


 

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Thanks JayKay and thank you for the photographer suggestion. I checked out his site and he has some gorgeous shots! If you don't mind me asking, about what were the price ranges for the packages?
 



 



 

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Sorry I was wrong, we only paid $200 for travel fees.

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My experience with Grand Bahia in Riviera Maya is that we MAY NOT enter the property to shoot.   Juan Jose is one of our photographers and a former employee of the Riviera Maya Bahia and confirmed that was their policy... so if photography is important issue, you may wanna double check. I've always heard that Jamaica is SUPER easy to work in, in fact we don't actually have to get a work permit to go there, I just choose not to...

 

good luck :)

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We are using an outside photographer and there are no restrictions at all.



 



 

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In your first post it wasn't specified the Gran Bahia in the Riviera Maya.  Sorry for the confusion.
 

Originally Posted by Matt Adcock View Post


My experience with Grand Bahia in Riviera Maya is that we MAY NOT enter the property to shoot.   Juan Jose is one of our photographers and a former employee of the Riviera Maya Bahia and confirmed that was their policy... so if photography is important issue, you may wanna double check. I've always heard that Jamaica is SUPER easy to work in, in fact we don't actually have to get a work permit to go there, I just choose not to...

 

good luck :)



 



 

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Hi there,

 

I am getting married at Dreams Tulum in the Mayan Rivera - it looks beautiful and the thread on here has some amazing reviews - highly recommend you taking a look. 

 

Are you from Great Britain then?? So am I!!! 

 

Carriex

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Hi Carrie,

 

I'm actually going to get married in Jamaica. I am still working with a TA to finalize where but Gran Bahia Principe is pretty much at the top of the list! As soon as I confirm, I am sure I will be all over here posting questions considering I read thousands of posts on here already pertaining to it :)

 

I'm not from Great Britain actually. My first name is Brittany and I lived there for a bit and it was just a nickname I received from my fiancee!
 

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Hi there,

 

I am getting married at Dreams Tulum in the Mayan Rivera - it looks beautiful and the thread on here has some amazing reviews - highly recommend you taking a look. 

 

Are you from Great Britain then?? So am I!!! 

 

Carriex



 

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Thanks for clarifying your original statement, Matt! I'll be getting married in Jamaica, however, your shots are gorgeous! Thanks again for the info!
 

Originally Posted by Matt Adcock View Post


My experience with Grand Bahia in Riviera Maya is that we MAY NOT enter the property to shoot.   Juan Jose is one of our photographers and a former employee of the Riviera Maya Bahia and confirmed that was their policy... so if photography is important issue, you may wanna double check. I've always heard that Jamaica is SUPER easy to work in, in fact we don't actually have to get a work permit to go there, I just choose not to...

 

good luck :)



 



 

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