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#61 Furturemrsg

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    Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

    My fiance and I went to GPLH 2 years ago and loved it!  We are getting married on the beach May 28, 2013.  The beaches are nice but can be rocky.  One section of the beach there were people on a boat getting rocks out.  The beach might be my least favorite part.  We loved the resort and everyone at the resort.  Don't get me wrong...the beaches are nice just not your Beaches or Sandals pictures you see.



    #62 AmandaBride

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      Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:47 AM

      Originally Posted by kellybello 

      Awesome... I saw something about a man-made beach...? I am booked for may 3 2013 at 4 in Gazebo so excited!

      As far as the beach being man-made, I don't think so, but you can check out the Trip Advisor reviews online and view all of the pictures.

       

      I  have been to this resort before, 2 years ago, and it is amazing.  There are 3 beaches, the main beach, adults only and the water sports beach.  All are nice, just a little rocky.  If that's an issue for you, just bring some water shoes. :)

       

      @ Sherlohnes - I suggest you contact Shanience Morris. Her email is weddingasst4.jamaica@fiestahotelgroup.com.  She usually responds within a day or so.  If you would like an immediate answer, try calling the resort Phone: (876) 619-0000 * 633-9900-9 (ext: 8251) and ask for the wedding department.  In order to book my ceremony and reception, I had to call because no one was responding to my email requests.  If you call, call around 10am.  It's hit or miss whether or not someone answers the phone.  I am assuming they are out working on weddings all day.

       

      Hope this helps!



      #63 jamjan2012

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        Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:28 AM

        Hey Everyone!

         

        My fiancee and I are getting married at the GPLH on Jan 18, 2013 at 10am. By the time we booked in April, the only spots left were 10am :(

         

        We're having a private reception at Posideons at 7pm.

         

        My biggest concern is what to do with the guests between the ceremony and the reception/dinner. We thought about chartering a bus to take us into  Montego Bay and do shopping and food. But I'm just not sure. It is a long time between the ceremony and reception. I don't want my hair to get wrecked and my makeup to melt off. I guess everyone could just do their own thing, I just hate that they got up early and got all dressed up for 30mins of ceremony and then have to cool their heels for so long in between. Was just wondering if you guys have any suggestions?



        #64 canadiangurl

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          Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:16 AM

          Originally Posted by AmandaBride 

          I booked True Colours Photography. They are the resorts photographers, so you wont have to pay any guest fees to get them onto the resort.   I can forward you their pricing list if you want?  Just let me know.  My budget was the same, but $1,000 doesnt get you very much.  I ended up going with 2 hours of photography and all edited images on CD for $900.  I figured if we at least had the ceremony and after ceremony pics covered it would be okay.

           

          Our wedding is costing a lot too.  I have 50 ppl so far confirmed, so technically thats $20 pp for the ceremony and at least $45pp for the private dinner reception.  Plus the cost of the actual ceremony package, plus entertainment at the ceremony and reception, plus additional flowers for bm and gm, etc.  Add your trip and dress in there and tt all adds up!

           

          Let me know if you have any other questions!

          Hey Amanda, 

          That would be awesome if you could send their price list! What wedding package are you booking? We are going with Island pearl(I think it is called) and in the description it lists wedding photos-I wonder what this entails? 

          Yes, I agree with you-I think 2 hrs would cover what we really need and then friends and family can take pics getting ready and at the reception. 

          We are budgeting about 10 grand total for everything(more then we anticipated when we decided to do a destination wedding) but it is still less expensive then doing a wedding at home and we get a whole week to celebrate with friends and family. D

          o you have any idea what bouquets for the bridesmaids cost? 

          Looks like we are arriving and getting married the week after you!



          #65 canadiangurl

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            Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

            Originally Posted by jamjan2012 

            Hey Everyone!

             

            My fiancee and I are getting married at the GPLH on Jan 18, 2013 at 10am. By the time we booked in April, the only spots left were 10am :(

             

            We're having a private reception at Posideons at 7pm.

             

            My biggest concern is what to do with the guests between the ceremony and the reception/dinner. We thought about chartering a bus to take us into  Montego Bay and do shopping and food. But I'm just not sure. It is a long time between the ceremony and reception. I don't want my hair to get wrecked and my makeup to melt off. I guess everyone could just do their own thing, I just hate that they got up early and got all dressed up for 30mins of ceremony and then have to cool their heels for so long in between. Was just wondering if you guys have any suggestions?

            I would imagine everyone would get undressed and enjoy the pool, weather, beaches ect. for the time in between and then just get showered and dressed for the evening reception just like they would any other day that they are there. You could definitely do a group excursion and offer it to those that want to hang out with the new bride and groom for the day though. I am not familiar with all of the excursions offered but I am guessing you wouldn't want one that involves swimming or ruining your hair and make up. What if you did a ladies shopping trip and the men went golfing? There is a golf course close by?



            #66 AmandaBride

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              Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:57 AM

              Originally Posted by canadiangurl 

              Hey Amanda, 

              That would be awesome if you could send their price list! What wedding package are you booking? We are going with Island pearl(I think it is called) and in the description it lists wedding photos-I wonder what this entails? 

              Yes, I agree with you-I think 2 hrs would cover what we really need and then friends and family can take pics getting ready and at the reception. 

              We are budgeting about 10 grand total for everything(more then we anticipated when we decided to do a destination wedding) but it is still less expensive then doing a wedding at home and we get a whole week to celebrate with friends and family. D

              o you have any idea what bouquets for the bridesmaids cost? 

              Looks like we are arriving and getting married the week after you!

              Hey there!  Yes, I will try and PM the list.  Sometimes this website won't let you send attachments though.  If it doesn't work, I can also email it over to you if you want.  As well, they have a website and blog, so be sure to check out their work!

              We are also booking the Island Pearl package!  And I am bringing all of my own real touch bouquets and bouts from Bloom Bridal located in Toronto, as well as my own centrepieces.  I have heard that it costs around $150 per bridesmaids bouquet, so this saves a ton, and the bouquets are absolutely beautiful.

              Our budget is similar to yours.

              We are actually staying an extra week after for our honeymoon, so maybe we'll see you!  What date and time is your wedding??



              #67 canadiangurl

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                Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:35 AM

                That sounds awesome! We are getting married on May 2 at 4pm. I am going to look into other options for my bridesmaids too. 



                #68 n2godsheart

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                  Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:40 AM

                  I just booked my wedding date for May 27th at 4pm at GPLH.  I know someone who has been and said it was great.  I was looking at Iberostar also in the beginning (like you said cause the beaches), but the suites were out of dates for May. I asked immediate family and they thougth Iberostar Grand was just too much $$. But, I just made my May 27th 2013 date official and I'm pumped. My ladies name is Erika and she has been on top of responding to me. I am doing the Waves of Love at the Gazebo or Atrium. I am going to add on a violin. I was also deciding about a reception or just normal dinner. Can anyone explain to me the add on of the reception dinner if I choose to .. costs etc?  I'm getting pumped! :) Maybe I'll even see some of y'all!



                  #69 n2godsheart

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                    Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:44 AM

                    I am also having a wedding late May, May 27th to be exact.   I believe that statement is true, but the free wedding is minimal!!! You will more than likely will want to move up to the packages that cost. That is my understanding.



                    #70 n2godsheart

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                      Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:03 AM

                      I'm doing all the travel and hotel booking with a travel agency. I'm speaking directly to Erika about the wedding details   at GPLH.






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