Hi Charlene Ohhhh your arrive 2 days before we leave. Yeah just sorting out the Uk wedding reception and the gift bags at the moment. As your soon realise once you've got your dress, bridesmaid dresses and men's outfits there isn't much to do lol. If there is anything you want to know check out the uk link or just ask me. The wedding co ordinatiors take a while to get back as the deal the weddings that are sooner first....which make sense All the info you want to know about private and non private reception is on the UK link and photographers. I'm doing sapphire and hiring a photographer for $500 for 1.5hrs to cover before, during the wedding ceramony and few after shots as the ceremony is only 10-15 mins I've been told. Plus everyone will be taking pics too xx The UK link is http://www.bestdesti...90#post_1956074 There are some fab ideas on this website Yvonne xx
Hi Yvonne, Im from the UK too (The Isle of Wight!) and flying out 26th May - getting married 3rd June - so not long after you! How is everything going? Who did you book your holiday/wedding through? Woud be really nice to hear from you, feel a bit stranded with not much info at the moment! Charlene.x
any 2014 grand palladium jamaica brides about yet?
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I'm from sheffield there is 23 of us flying out on the 11th April to the GP, my parents have been to these hotel 2 years ago and really enjoyed it.
We are getting married on the 18th April at the garden gazebo at 2.00pm. We have the pearl island package.we have booked the cocktail hour party and then booked the Asian restaurant for our reception. Other members of the public can obviously come in to this, that is at 5.30pm and you can stay in there for up to two hours. We said we then wanted to have drinks at the infinity bar and listen to the live band later on or the bonfire beach party whatever is on.
Can't wait now, not long at all. It's my partners 30th birthday the day we fly out to Jamaica so have a double celebration.
Hope everyone's planning is going well.
There are 20 of us and were flying out 26th May - we are currently torn between the Saphhire and Island Pearl Package...we have currently paid for Sapphire through Thomsons but have been told that we can upgrade to Pearl if we want to - which I think we will! We have also chosen the garden gazibo and ours is at 2!
When booking the Cocktail hour and booking a table at the Restaurant for your reception did you do this directly with the hotel? I'm guessing I need to be doing this pretty soon before it all gets booked up! We were then thinking of going to the bar and partying in my wedding dress with everyone else!!
How exciting, have you got much more to organise/get together to take out with you?
Look forward to hearing from you and hearing about everyone else's plans!
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:43 AM
Ohhhh your arrive 2 days before we leave.
Yeah just sorting out the Uk wedding reception and the gift bags at the moment.
As your soon realise once you've got your dress, bridesmaid dresses and men's outfits there isn't much to do lol.
If there is anything you want to know check out the uk link or just ask me. The wedding co ordinatiors take a while to get back as the deal the weddings that are sooner first....which make sense
All the info you want to know about private and non private reception is on the UK link and photographers. I'm doing sapphire and hiring a photographer for $500 for 1.5hrs to cover before, during the wedding ceramony and few after shots as the ceremony is only 10-15 mins I've been told. Plus everyone will be taking pics too xx
The UK link is http://www.bestdesti...90#post_1956074
There are some fab ideas on this website
Oh so we will have a tiny crossover with our stays!!
Yes same with us, have just begun to think about reception back here - but a lot will depend on how much money is left after adding on all of the extras in Jamaica!! We are also doing gift bags and are just trying to find as many interesting things as we can! At the moment I'm trying to find somewhere that does personalised plastic cups, the US seem to have a lot to choose from but in England you have to have a minimum order of about 100 if you dont want to pay about £10 a cup!! But think so far we've got wooden fans for the ladies, packets of confetti and sweets, a leaflet of info we will put together, fancy dress palm tree glasses and some Rastamouse bits for the childrens bags! Hope your planning is ging well - are you carrying on the Jamaican vibe through to your UK reception?
I've already ordered my dress and Adam has got his suit but were waiting on bridesmaid/ flower girl dresses and his shirt until we know what package we are definately having for the colour scheme - but I like Tiffany Turquoise so might try to work with that! Have you got all of your outfits sorted now?
I'm still trying to find out as much info as I can about the packages and photography - makes sense with reply times, I just dont want to wait till last minute and not be able to get what I want!! Are you having a private dinner after the ceremony? This is one of the main things I am trying to figure out!
Thank you for the link, although the wedding has been booked for a few months now, I am only just starting to really do some research and want to sort out as much as I can before Christmas as I know that as soon as 2014 arrives the time is just going to fly by!!
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Thanks for the restaurant info I'm still waiting on a reply from GPLH but from reading a bit more on here now, I guess as long as I know what I want in my mind and I can book if about 2 months before the wedding then thats how it will be! I think we are going to concentrate on the things we can order and arrange now and wait to book a table at one of the restaurants nearer the time - just looking now to decided which ones we like the look of! We've got a few veggies in our group so Steak house might be out! Thats what we thought, paying extra ontop of everything else, when you can make it special anyway.
Have been doing some research into OOT bags (check me out!!) and have saved a lot of links, but havent actually ordered anything yet! We were thinking the same for little ones, you can get little wedding activity books, which we want to put onto the tables when it is the reception dinner but so far am thinking similar items to you -
-Novelty sun glasses
-Confetti in a bag
-Sweets in a bag
And then we've got some horrible Hawaiian style shirts (from Primark sale!!) to give to men and need to think of something for ladies as a funny favour for reception meal.
We are also hoping to include a bit of Jamaica back at our home reception - keeping your colours will be lovely - are you wearing your dress again? I love the yellow and grey colour scheme - but my sis in law had it at her wedding this summer!
So now, just photographer to sort out
Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:24 PM
Hi all, I am a Canadian Bride too that is getting married on April 15, 2014. Thank you so much for your input happy Brides here. Much Appreciated!
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