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We used Kevan Stewart.  There were some reviews of him on this site.  He's charging us $680 ($170/hr), with the $300 vendor fee we're paying $980 total. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Michelle11 View Post

 

Shaecollins:  What DJ did you hire and how much are you spending when you include that $300 vendor fee ?  Anyone know anything about the resort's referral DJ --- Damane Scott, from Irie Jamz ?  Help !~!
 

 

 

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Hi Ladies! 

 

I've been checking out this site for a while now but this is my first post! I figured since many of you will have already gone through the booking process that this may be the best place to pose my question.

 

My fiance and I are looking for a place in Montego Bay to get married the week of March 23-30, 2013 and we are having a really tough time trying to find a resort for under $1700 which isn't awful. I fell in love with the GPJ and GPLH, and the rates for booking this resort online were very reasonable ($1,700 and under for a week consistently from now until next year). Unfortunately our group rates that we have been quoted are AWFUL. Toronto to Montego Bay for a week has ranged from $2,299 to $2,422 for the week we are looking at. I'm really at a point where I'm not sure what to do next with this, as we don't have flexibility for changing the dates. What I'd like to know is:

 

- did anyone have better luck with pricing having their guests book online?

 

- did anyone find the group rates dropped closer to their wedding (ie - 6 months or less before)?

 

- If I'm totally out of my price point with thinking this hotel could ever be under $1,700 are there any other nice hotels which could be suggested within this price point?

 

Thanks so much!!

 

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In response...I found the pricing at this link: http://palladiumweddings.com/en/package.php?destination=5&package=6&tipo_paquete=wedding&tab=resort#extrasPanel

The $185 "glamorous" package covers makeup, hairstyle, and classic mani/pedi.  It doesn't include a trial hairstyle from what I can tell.  Since I can paint my own toes, get a manicure for $25 or less at a local salon, and I'm doing minimal (if any) make-up....well, I'm just wondering if it's worth the expense to do my hair how I want it.  I haven't figured out exactly what I want, or if my bridesmaids, stepmom, or mother-in-law could do it for me. 

I did find the link for spa prices HERE, if anyone else needs it.  I didn't realize that the Renova Spa had their own website.

Originally Posted by Michelle11 View Post

Hey!

 

C&C: I think the website Palladium Addicts will have spa pricing and a resort map that you can download. Or just google for the map and it will appear in the IMAGES results. That's how I found it !  What is the $185 package you mentioned? is it the cost of wedding hair and makeup together? or just nails?

 

 

 

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hi vlivins,

 

What travel company did u receive these quotes from????

 

We're flying out of toronto and our price was no one near that!  

Prices for next year arent even out yet... they wont be out until sometime in June/July.

 

From what i've looked at... the only other resort that seems comparable to the GPLH is the Iberostar

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by vlivins View Post

Hi Ladies! 

 

I've been checking out this site for a while now but this is my first post! I figured since many of you will have already gone through the booking process that this may be the best place to pose my question.

 

My fiance and I are looking for a place in Montego Bay to get married the week of March 23-30, 2013 and we are having a really tough time trying to find a resort for under $1700 which isn't awful. I fell in love with the GPJ and GPLH, and the rates for booking this resort online were very reasonable ($1,700 and under for a week consistently from now until next year). Unfortunately our group rates that we have been quoted are AWFUL. Toronto to Montego Bay for a week has ranged from $2,299 to $2,422 for the week we are looking at. I'm really at a point where I'm not sure what to do next with this, as we don't have flexibility for changing the dates. What I'd like to know is:

 

- did anyone have better luck with pricing having their guests book online?

 

- did anyone find the group rates dropped closer to their wedding (ie - 6 months or less before)?

 

- If I'm totally out of my price point with thinking this hotel could ever be under $1,700 are there any other nice hotels which could be suggested within this price point?

 

Thanks so much!!

 

 

 

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we got for GPLH $1500.

with the travel agent and without the travel it would of been $1700

 

My cousin booked 2 weeks ago and she paid $1450 so i dont think the price droped my much.

 

Originally Posted by vlivins View Post

Hi Ladies! 

 

I've been checking out this site for a while now but this is my first post! I figured since many of you will have already gone through the booking process that this may be the best place to pose my question.

 

My fiance and I are looking for a place in Montego Bay to get married the week of March 23-30, 2013 and we are having a really tough time trying to find a resort for under $1700 which isn't awful. I fell in love with the GPJ and GPLH, and the rates for booking this resort online were very reasonable ($1,700 and under for a week consistently from now until next year). Unfortunately our group rates that we have been quoted are AWFUL. Toronto to Montego Bay for a week has ranged from $2,299 to $2,422 for the week we are looking at. I'm really at a point where I'm not sure what to do next with this, as we don't have flexibility for changing the dates. What I'd like to know is:

 

- did anyone have better luck with pricing having their guests book online?

 

- did anyone find the group rates dropped closer to their wedding (ie - 6 months or less before)?

 

- If I'm totally out of my price point with thinking this hotel could ever be under $1,700 are there any other nice hotels which could be suggested within this price point?

 

Thanks so much!!

 

 

 

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The $185 "Glamorous" package is listed on the PalladiumWeddings.com website, and it includes, hairstyle (not a trial, though), makeup, and classic mani/pedi.  I just discovered the amazing Palladium Addicts!  Wow, what an awesome resource!  Spa prices seems a little crazy compared to the US, so I'm definitely going the DIY route.  Thanks for the tip!

 

Originally Posted by Michelle11 View Post

Hey!

 

C&C: I think the website Palladium Addicts will have spa pricing and a resort map that you can download. Or just google for the map and it will appear in the IMAGES results. That's how I found it !  What is the $185 package you mentioned? is it the cost of wedding hair and makeup together? or just nails?


Michelle~

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by vlivins View Post

Thanks so much Shellycarter and Alysia85, how long before your wedding did you get your group rates?

 

We got our group rated like 7 months ago. 

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Hello ladies, 

 

I am SO glad I came across this!!! What help we will all be for stressful brides planning from afar. I'm getting married in Feb 2013, so not technically a 2012 bride, but stressing like I am, eek. My fiance and I met (and currently live) in Ghana, West Africa, he is American, I am Canadian and getting married in Jamaica adds a fourth country so all help/advice is welcomed to ease my mind. 

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Hello ladies, 

 

I am so excited that I found this blog. I am getting married at GPLH in Feb 2013, so technically not a 2012 bride, however; I am stressing out like I am. We are planning this wedding from Ghana, West Africa, (where we met and currently live) my fiance is American and I am Canadian so adding a fourth country where the wedding will take place is quite stressful. So glad we can bounce ideas and suggestions off each other. 

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