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#261 n2godsheart

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    Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:12 AM

    Did anyone else have a small, small wedding?? I am only expecting 19, then us... mostly family. Still may get up to 23 thought...Turns out, we picked the busiest time for everyone... which kinda has me down a little that hardly anyone can come.  If anyone here had small weddings, what did yall do??   I can't imagine not having a reception :*(  but I can't imagine spending $3000 on 20 people- yikes! If anyone has any ideas or you think I should stll have a reception, although I think it would feel empty,  let me hear your thoughts!

     

    Did anyone do catamaran cruises? I am thinking of doing one for the folks that come??



    #262 Chelsea Wolfe

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      Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

      Did anyone else have a small, small wedding?? I am only expecting 19, then us... mostly family. Still may get up to 23 thought...Turns out, we picked the busiest time for everyone... which kinda has me down a little that hardly anyone can come.  If anyone here had small weddings, what did yall do??   I can't imagine not having a reception :*(  but I can't imagine spending $3000 on 20 people- yikes! If anyone has any ideas or you think I should stll have a reception, although I think it would feel empty,  let me hear your thoughts! Did anyone do catamaran cruises? I am thinking of doing one for the folks that come??

      Yes I did ! We had 18 in total! I felt the number was perfect for a initimate ceremony and party! The atmosphere is the hotel is unbelievable I felt I have family and friends all around us congratulating us and cheering us on the entire night! I even had people come watch the ceremony and come up to us after and tell us how amazing it was for them :) we had the reception at the Poseidon and it was perfect! I was really upset since the pics I saw werent nice but I was so happy to have it there! We paid for the sit down dinner which was worth every penny ! The dinner and service was amazing ! Although I did wish we got the restaurant. for longer! I felt like it went so quickly ! We did do the cruise and it was the best tour I've ever been on we S&S the morning sail and snorkel 90 bucks and it sail us to margirtiville too! The entire trip was amazing hey even take professional pics on board! My fave was the bar that was included ! It's a must heading to jamaica ! Congrats!

      #263 CourtBestBride

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        Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

        Hello Ladies,

         

        I've been asked a few times what I've thought of the food and if I took any pics, which I didn't BUT one of my good friends and guests from the wedding is a food blogger and she just completed her 3 part review of the Grand Palladium al la cartes and ricks cafe. I thought I would pass it along! :)

         

         

        http://www.eat-and-b...ry.blogspot.ca/



        #264 n2godsheart

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          Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

          Yes I did ! We had 18 in total! I felt the number was perfect for a initimate ceremony and party! The atmosphere is the hotel is unbelievable I felt I have family and friends all around us congratulating us and cheering us on the entire night! I even had people come watch the ceremony and come up to us after and tell us how amazing it was for them :) we had the reception at the Poseidon and it was perfect! I was really upset since the pics I saw werent nice but I was so happy to have it there! We paid for the sit down dinner which was worth every penny ! The dinner and service was amazing ! Although I did wish we got the restaurant. for longer! I felt like it went so quickly ! We did do the cruise and it was the best tour I've ever been on we S&S the morning sail and snorkel 90 bucks and it sail us to margirtiville too! The entire trip was amazing hey even take professional pics on board! My fave was the bar that was included ! It's a must heading to jamaica ! Congrats!

          Ok. Thank u sooo much for responding bc I was getting a tad discouraged! So, a couple questions then, 1- did y'all have a dj etc or what? 2- who did y'all use for the catamaran cruise?? Dream?? I have been searching ... Thanks for responding! Cause I was really was discouraged there for a bit... We didn't book the poseidon , we booked the other place cause we thought we were going to be having at least 30 and then people started dropping like flies! Even my hair and make up girl that was coming--- so I had a moment when rasheal etc was all booked for my day! Lol so ThAnKs!

          #265 n2godsheart

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            Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

            Ok. Thank u sooo much for responding bc I was getting a tad discouraged! So, a couple questions then, 1- did y'all have a dj etc or what? 2- who did y'all use for the catamaran cruise?? Dream?? I have been searching ... Thanks for responding! Cause I was really was discouraged there for a bit... We didn't book the poseidon , we booked the other place cause we thought we were going to be having at least 30 and then people started dropping like flies! Even my hair and make up girl that was coming--- so I had a moment when rasheal etc was all booked for my day! Lol so ThAnKs!

            And if u don't mind giving me a range on how much pp the cruise was so I don't get screwed by transportation costs from the palladium ;)

            #266 Chelsea Wolfe

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              Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

              Originally Posted by n2godsheart 


              Ok. Thank u sooo much for responding bc I was getting a tad discouraged! So, a couple questions then, 1- did y'all have a dj etc or what? 2- who did y'all use for the catamaran cruise?? Dream?? I have been searching ... Thanks for responding! Cause I was really was discouraged there for a bit... We didn't book the poseidon , we booked the other place cause we thought we were going to be having at least 30 and then people started dropping like flies! Even my hair and make up girl that was coming--- so I had a moment when rasheal etc was all booked for my day! Lol so ThAnKs!

              DJ YES worth every penny!  

              It was Dream it was 90 person which included everything for the snorkling equipment  (we brought out own though) professional camera man (pics extra) bar (no food though) music (awesome) sail and trip to margairtiville plus transfers to and there. also they didnt charge us for my little one but charged iusd 75 for my 8 year old.
              We though it was the best tour we've been on.

              Rashel is amazing, im  so sad i didnt book her, i wouldnt  reccomend the spa to ANYONE.

              DDespite how many people make it or not the people there make you feel like the most special person in the world! Your wedding will be amazing!



              #267 Csmith2013

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                Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

                We are getting married at Grand Palladium on May 7th. I was wondering if any of you have had experience with the spa at the resort. I'm currently booked to have everyone's hair and make up done but have been hearing some bad reviews. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it :) thanks

                #268 Marverlous

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                  Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

                  Hello everyone, i’m new here....

                   

                  I’m starting to wonder that am I the only guy that’s planning their own wedding?lol

                  Well I’m also getting married at the GPLH 6th August 2013, were having two ceremonies on the same day as I’m Christian and my fianc©e is Buddhist so you can imagine that it’s going to be a pricey wedding -_-

                   

                  We are doing the Gazebo at 10am then the Atrium 4pm the same day and the reception is in Blue Lagoon.

                   

                  I have found a photographer who seems amazing and they also do Videographer, after seeing the work I’m very well impressed “Lexon Productions” and I’ve been looking at  company who do decorations, centre pieces who are meant to be not too pricey ‘ Tai Flora”

                   

                  We currently have 119 booked so far 60 from Canada and 59 from the UK as I’m British and my other half is Canadian...

                   

                  If you guys are having hard times getting replies I found it better to just phone them up and tell them what you want, my current contact is Erika who is the wedding manager.

                   

                  I’m still looking up a DJ as my family and my Mrs family love to party....



                  #269 Furturemrsg

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                    Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

                    Has anyone used True Colors photography?  I am confused.  I thought that was who does the pictures through the resort already.  I have emailed them about the packages and the prices seem good but was told I also need to pay the $300 resort fee for them coming.  I would like more than the few pictures that come with the wedding package but affordable.



                    #270 n2godsheart

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                      Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:57 PM

                      Originally Posted by Furturemrsg 

                      Has anyone used True Colors photography?  I am confused.  I thought that was who does the pictures through the resort already.  I have emailed them about the packages and the prices seem good but was told I also need to pay the $300 resort fee for them coming.  I would like more than the few pictures that come with the wedding package but affordable.

                      hum, that is confusing. I really thought True Colors is the resort's chosen photographers. I can't imagine you would pay the fee for them. Who told you that? otherwise, that defeats the purpose of using them.  I get married the day before you!?  How's your planning going??!! :)






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