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#151 Ywilliams315

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:48 PM

Hi Everyone, i am just new here but really learn a lot from the post of other brides here. I am getting married on GP on April 15, 2014 at the Gazebo and the reception is at the Spa. Our color scheme is sapphire blue and coral pink. This afternoon, we will purchase already some stuffs for the OOT bags. Goodluck everyone and cheers to all of us!


Hi & welcome

How is planning coming?

That is a lovely colour combination that you have

Xx

#152 Megg

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 06:58 AM

Hi everyone and congrats! I am at the very early stages of planning. I am having trouble deciding between the RIU and the GP in Montego Bay. I've read better resort reviews about the GP and the resort looks much more modern and bright. However I have read the wedding team at the GP isn't as helpful as they are at the RIU. Can anyone with experience give me some advice! 



#153 Dasha88

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:16 PM

does anyone know how bad/ loud it gets when the raggae band starts playing at the infinity bar at 9pm? we're having our reception at blue lagoon with a dj and are worried the reggae band will overpower our music :(

#154 mrs p 2 be

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    Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

    Hi everyone sorry I havent been on this thread for a while charline glad u got the uk link is there anything else u need to know? Apart from booking your recetion be it private or not and your wedding location there really isnt much else you need to book with them untill they get in touch with for me should be any day

    charline what probs did u have with thomson they still havent got much better messed up peoples bookings when they went to pay their balances

    xxx if anyone wants to you can find me on facebook im on that much more than this lol im vicki brocklehurst


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    Charlene

    ive just realised ive been spelling your name wrong so sorry!!!

    Xxx


    #155 kempbride

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      Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:03 AM

      We just spoke to our travel agent yesterday and we're going from April 5-12 2014. Wedding date set for April 7, but I haven't spoke to the coordinator there yet.

      I'm wondering what the private dinner reception prices are like. I heard it includes a dinner in the a la carte restaurants but it isn't private

      I am also looking for more info about the private reception. I heard you have to pay extra $$55 or more per head depending on the menu you choose =( soooo pricey



      #156 Roxy1985

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        Posted 21 February 2014 - 08:30 AM

        Hi everyone!
        I am new to this site and by the sounds of things I am late getting started in the planning process! I am getting married in November 2014. I tentatively have a date booked but am still torn on the resort. So far it's been good and bad reviews!
        Looking at the wedding packages I really like the waves of love in blue or purple .. Both are nice. Anyone go with that package??
        I also don't want to go crazy with the budget and it will be expensive if we do the private reception route.. Looks to be that way since we might be having up around 50-60 ppl coming. How far in advance do you have to book a restaurant or private place like the blue lagoon?
        So if we go with the private reception do we really pay per napkin and per centrepiece and tablecloth??? Anyone have feedback on this?!
        Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am confused already and really need to be booking things!!
        More questions!!
        Has anyone had the beach reception? Or know anything about it? It looks nice but wondering how much it is . It also says up to 25 ppl but it's on the beach in the open .. So is it really capped at 25? And is it buffet or plated?

        #157 snorfle1

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        Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:38 AM

        Hi everyone!
        I am new to this site and by the sounds of things I am late getting started in the planning process! I am getting married in November 2014. I tentatively have a date booked but am still torn on the resort. So far it's been good and bad reviews!
        Looking at the wedding packages I really like the waves of love in blue or purple .. Both are nice. Anyone go with that package??
        I also don't want to go crazy with the budget and it will be expensive if we do the private reception route.. Looks to be that way since we might be having up around 50-60 ppl coming. How far in advance do you have to book a restaurant or private place like the blue lagoon?
        So if we go with the private reception do we really pay per napkin and per centrepiece and tablecloth??? Anyone have feedback on this?!
        Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am confused already and really need to be booking things!!
        More questions!!
        Has anyone had the beach reception? Or know anything about it? It looks nice but wondering how much it is . It also says up to 25 ppl but it's on the beach in the open .. So is it really capped at 25? And is it buffet or plated?

         Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.  I will be a month behind you in December.  We are going with the Waves of love package in purple.  Part of me feels that the blue in the flowers gets washed out by the gorgeous blue water. The purple just looks more vibrant and gives a nice contrast.  My colors are going to be purple with hints of green. We are not doing a private reception. We really can't wrap our minds around the fact that we are already paying for an all inclusive.  Why should we spend that much more money when we can get the food included.  We are just going to have everyone meet up after the wedding and have our own party without the additional charges. My biggest reason for choosing this resort is that if it happened to rain on our big day I didn't want to just get married somewhere inside.  The GPLH has the gorgeous Angels Atrium as the backup location. You are still outside but undercover.  I can't answer your other questions but hopefully someone who has already been there can.  Good luck and happy planning!!! 



        #158 Roxy1985

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          Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

          Hey
          Does anyone know anything about the Poseidon or the Lotus for a private reception? the Blue Lagoon is booked for my day and I don't know what to choose. I haven't heard anything about any of the other options so I'm not sure what to go with. I don't know yet if we will have over 50 but if we do the other options are either a beach reception or at the spa. Know anything about these two? Any input would be great
          Thanks!

          #159 bethy87

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            Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:11 PM

            Hi everyone, 

             

            I am new to this site but I am getting married August 27th 2014 at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton.

             

            I don't have to much planned yet because the wedding coordinators take an awfully long time to get back to me!

             

            We are having our ceremony at the gazebo OR atrium (thinking atrium may be a nice break from the heat for everyone) at 4pm and our reception is going to be at the Poseidon at 530pm. Right now we are planning to do a non-private reception because she made an exemption for 32 people (normal limit is 30 people for non-private), however we may have an additional person coming now making it 33 so I have been waiting to see if they will still let us do the non-private. Has anyone had experience being over the limit for the non-private and still being allowed to do it?

             

            After this we are thinking of doing the private beach bash from 8-10pm. This way, we will be able to bring our own music and have a private time for our first dance and father-daughter, mother-son dances. Has anyone heard anything about the beach bash? I would love to know opinions. We were thinking about renting a dance floor for the beach bash. Has anyone heard of costs to rent a dance floor on the beach?


            Hi everyone!
            I am new to this site and by the sounds of things I am late getting started in the planning process! I am getting married in November 2014. I tentatively have a date booked but am still torn on the resort. So far it's been good and bad reviews!
            Looking at the wedding packages I really like the waves of love in blue or purple .. Both are nice. Anyone go with that package??
            I also don't want to go crazy with the budget and it will be expensive if we do the private reception route.. Looks to be that way since we might be having up around 50-60 ppl coming. How far in advance do you have to book a restaurant or private place like the blue lagoon?
            So if we go with the private reception do we really pay per napkin and per centrepiece and tablecloth??? Anyone have feedback on this?!
            Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am confused already and really need to be booking things!!
            More questions!!
            Has anyone had the beach reception? Or know anything about it? It looks nice but wondering how much it is . It also says up to 25 ppl but it's on the beach in the open .. So is it really capped at 25? And is it buffet or plated?

             

            Since you are having 50-60 ppl coming to your wedding I believe you are kind of forced to do the private reception (non-private is only for maximum of 30 people apparently) which can range anywhere from $45 a plate to $90 depending on what menu you choose.

             

            We are also thinking of doing the beach bash at the end of the night. What I know, is that you have to pay an extra $65 per person if you are over $25. We have a total of 32 people right now so it would be the set amount of $1800 + $65x5 extra people and it would bring us to $2,125. This isn't to bad in my opinion since we plan on doing a non-private dinner so this is where we can spend the money instead. 

             

            The beach bash is more of a cocktail reception with light food (sliders, chips, kebobs etc) and a private open bar it is not plated.

             

            I hope this answers your questions!



            #160 1BeachBride

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            Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:17 PM

            Well I'm not getting married in Jamaica but I will be a Grand Palladium Punta Cana bride soon. Someone I know got married at your location last year & it was beautiful as well.

             

            @snorfle 1 I also chose the Waves of love package. We have 50 guests so far. We chose blue but I'm making my own bouquet. I think you are right about the blue flowers... The color seems dull to me or too purple or something. Anyway, I'm doing a shell bouquet.

             

            Congrats all!






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