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#301 Chelsea Wolfe

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    Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

    Originally Posted by AshleyP 

    Ok thank you,, yes i have been to palladiumweddings.com but there wasn't really any info on actual reception costs just the extras. I was just curious about the ballpark range I should be looking at.. 

     

     

     

    As far as i know if you paid for a plated meal they don;t charge you for the reception.  I had my wedding at the poseidon and was only charged for the plated meal and wedding package I had choosen. Happy Planning!



    #302 Allie425

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      Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:48 AM

      Hey everyone!

      I just stumbled across this forum while doing some searching.  I am getting married at the GP on April 30 - which is right around the corner!  We are in the final stages of planning everything and wanted to see if anyone had some feedback/suggestions/must haves?

      We only have ~20 people total attending.  Ceremony is at 2pm at the Gazebo and we wanted to have a steel drum band play at either the ceremony or a cocktail hour.  Did anyone use the steel drum band - would you recommend them?  We are going to do a non-private dinner at one of the restaurants (it's just not worth it to us to do the private dinner, especially considering the limited menu available).  Any suggestions on the restaurants?  Then we plan on just partying around the hotel the rest of the night!

      We want to keep everything simple and stress free.  Would love to hear any recommendations from the brides that have already gone through the process.



      #303 Marverlous

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        Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

        Originally Posted by DanielleJasmine 

        Hello My Fellow Wedding Planners,

        So this pretty much goes out to everyone as I'm struggling with booking my group rate through a Travel Agent for the Grand Palladium and could use some perspective on what others are doing/have done.

         

        I understand that the resort directs you to contact their official booker, Fiesta Hotel Group, but has anyone booked through Vacation Store Miami? Their rates online are cheaper, but I'm not clear if they offer group rates or not.

         

        Also for anyone having larger groups, did you contract directly with the resort (fiesta hotel group) for your group rates or go through a travel agent?

         

        And, last but not least, does anyone have a travel agent that they used and could recommend?

         

        Thanks Everyone!

         

        Any luck so far? If not feel free to ask me as were both having large weddings



        #304 Marverlous

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          Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

          I heard the Italian resturant is really good. I can find the name out if you like?



          #305 KellyDawn

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            Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

            Hey everyone! I just stumbled across this forum while doing some searching.  I am getting married at the GP on April 30 - which is right around the corner!  We are in the final stages of planning everything and wanted to see if anyone had some feedback/suggestions/must haves? We only have ~20 people total attending.  Ceremony is at 2pm at the Gazebo and we wanted to have a steel drum band play at either the ceremony or a cocktail hour.  Did anyone use the steel drum band - would you recommend them?  We are going to do a non-private dinner at one of the restaurants (it's just not worth it to us to do the private dinner, especially considering the limited menu available).  Any suggestions on the restaurants?  Then we plan on just partying around the hotel the rest of the night! We want to keep everything simple and stress free.  Would love to hear any recommendations from the brides that have already gone through the process.

            I had the steel drum band and everyone really enjoyed it:). Also, the Italian restaurant was my fav, we went there a few times and loved it more each time!

            #306 Chelsea Wolfe

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              Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

              Originally Posted by Allie425 

              Hey everyone!

              I just stumbled across this forum while doing some searching.  I am getting married at the GP on April 30 - which is right around the corner!  We are in the final stages of planning everything and wanted to see if anyone had some feedback/suggestions/must haves?

              We only have ~20 people total attending.  Ceremony is at 2pm at the Gazebo and we wanted to have a steel drum band play at either the ceremony or a cocktail hour.  Did anyone use the steel drum band - would you recommend them?  We are going to do a non-private dinner at one of the restaurants (it's just not worth it to us to do the private dinner, especially considering the limited menu available).  Any suggestions on the restaurants?  Then we plan on just partying around the hotel the rest of the night!

              We want to keep everything simple and stress free.  Would love to hear any recommendations from the brides that have already gone through the process.




              Steel Band is amazing! But if you choose to have other songs playying as well, its not worth it. They rushed me out of the ceremony so we didnt hear the steel band for an hour. I also wanted other music inbetween, walking down the aisle after we were married and while we signed the papers.) Overall i didnt feel like $350.00 was worth it considering We didnt even get our full hour!!


              I had 18 epople and we choose a sitdopwn private dinner.  All the restaurants on good depending what you like!

              my advice if you dont like cts dont choose the italian.



              #307 MrsJones1

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                Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

                Hi All!! One thing I did is to ask the wedding dept to email your full wedding contract to you. (Once closer to your date). It broke down all the fees, payments, services, reception info, how many guests and the charge for additional guests over 8 (children under 12 are free) as well as any decorations, flowers, bouteineers , corsages etc.. It really helped me to make sure things were in order and to make sure you are not over charged .. Hope this helps:) I have less than a month to go !!! I cant wait!!

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                #308 Lene1112

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                  Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

                  Hey ladies,

                   

                  For those that already got married or those that were thinking about the idea, did anyone find out if we were allowed to do the chinese sky lanterns at GP?



                  #309 happyfamily

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                    Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

                    We are bringing sky lanterns with us. From what I heard ( and pictures I've seen). They allow you to light them on the beach.

                    #310 happyfamily

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                      Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

                      We are bringing sky lanterns with us. From what I heard ( and pictures I've seen). They allow you to light them on the beach.




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