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NickyL

2013 Grande Palladium Resort Jamaica Brides

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Hi everyone,

 

Just booked at GP for August 17, 2013 at 4pm. I'm super excited. Does anyone know how far in advance do you have to book for DJs if you want one or photography? I'm truly a rookie so I'm not sure about any of these things.

 

Lena

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I was dreaming if a GPL wedding but bc I have family members in Jamaica, that needed to attend the wedding it would've cost me too much for off property guest. I also wanted an outsude photographer, deco and again that would in occur a vendor fee.I visited GPL this year and it took my breath away. I'm trying to remember the name of the reception restaurant I had choose, it is so beautiful. It's over looking the pool, the ocean and the pillars is an addition. I was working with Nickisha the wedding planner. I'm sad that I had to find another venue but any bride will be happy with GPH.. The ceremony location will need a lot of deco to light the location up. The hotel is beautiful, wish they had spent the same amount of time on the ceremony location. They need a bit of work in my opinion.

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I was dreaming if a GPL wedding but bc I have family members in Jamaica, that needed to attend the wedding it would've cost me too much for off property guest. I also wanted an outsude photographer, deco and again that would in occur a vendor fee.I visited GPL this year and it took my breath away. I'm trying to remember the name of the reception restaurant I had choose, it is so beautiful. It's over looking the pool, the ocean and the pillars is an addition. I was working with Nickisha the wedding planner. I'm sad that I had to find another venue but any bride will be happy with GPH.. The ceremony location will need a lot of deco to light the location up. The hotel is beautiful, wish they had spent the same amount of time on the ceremony location. They need a bit of work in my opinion. If anyone has any question you can email me at nickeshalaing@ hotmail.com

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im getting married in less than two months and I only booked my dj now! So i would say 2-3 months in advance! ALSO they changed there prices from 500 down to 300 but then changed the min. hours to three. !!

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Originally Posted by CourtBestBride View Post

 

We are doing a poseidon reception. We were orginally going with the blue lagoon but had a booking problem. But that being said i'm now SO excited about the poseidon! Its soo private on sunset cove beach and has amazing sunset views! Can't wait! the resort sent me some photos I can pass along if you like! maybe DM your email?

can you pass along the pictures to me please!

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Hi there,

 

Im getting married this October at Lady Hamilton and have chosen the Island Pearl Package! Its working out more expensive than what we first thought! An additional $20 for each guest (8 guests only included in package price) thats just for the chair at ceremony, cake and and glass of champagne i was told by my WC Erika. Its taken a week or two to get back with replying to emails but know they are very relaxed out there and in no rush lol! So thank god for this website to get some re assurance!

As we booked Island Pearl package which is white and pink accents, I was told by the travel agent we booked through (Thompsons) that we could change and add things no problem, after paying and booking flights etc Erika told me that we cannot change colours etc its only whats included in package, so I have asked her if its ok to bring our own stuff over ie orange and pink petals for on beach (pink and orange being our colour theme), table decor for tables at reception but do not know if a centre piece is included in the package? she hasnt got back to me yet. I said to her as we're going for oraneg and pink, i'd prefer pink napkins on the table (as this is included in package) she said thats fine but as we have 33 guests an extra $3 per napkin is charged on top?! i think this is ridiculous, so am thinking of taking things like that myself as everything is slowly adding up! anyone else doing the same?

We have chosen the Blue Lagoon for our reception meal so are also paying anything from $45 - $70 per head but have been  told by Erika if you choose say for instance within $45 per head price bracket you can swap things over from menus to suit you, which is good! I really thought I prefered the Posiedon restaurant which overlooks the quieter beach and is much more quiet and romantic (i think) but my fiance prefered blue lagoon as theres much more space for dancing etc, the only thing which puts me off is that its a lovely venue for reception too overlooking pool and beach BUT a couple of years ago when we first went to the resort we saw a wedidng reception here and the only thing seperating them from us in the italian restuarant was a white sheet, which i think can spoil it. At least with the Posiedon restaurant it is closed off just for the wedding party! I think we will still go for blue lagoon dispite this and i have asked Erika if its a sheet that will seperate us from other guests but have not yet heard.

Also within our package it only includes flowers for the bride and was told for bridesmaid one long stem Lilly is $35, I have decided to buy silk/foam flowers with what i want and take them with us, plus this way we'll have a keepsake from our wedding day and put them on top table or something.

We are undecided what to do re sound system for reception for $500 or whether to take our ipod speaker and have a steel band for an hour or so, we only have the Blue Lagoon area for 4 hours from 6-10 anyway, after that we'll probably move on to the bar above and mix with the other guests.

 

I look foward to hearing from fellow LH 2013 Brides!!! Congrats!!!!

 

Nic xx

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