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#81 CindyLou

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    Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

    Hi Ladies! Congrats to all the future 2014 brides, so exciting...and stressful, who knew! lol I'm freaking out a little bit, we are getting married april 20, 2014, as of now we have 75 booked, insane! We had origionally booked the private restaurant ( we were only expecting 40-50 to book) but im second guessing it now with a minimum cost of $45/pp with such a large number. Basically from what i've read, the only options are ; 1. private dinner ($) 2. a la carte for 30 guests at most (free) 3. buffet so am I correct in assuming with this many guests and without paying a per head price my only option is buffet?? Does anyone know if its possible to pay to rent out an a la carte? I've read posts that said yes but that was in 2008/2011 posts. Thanks so much, I'm also having a hard time getting a response and I do understand the weddings are still a year away but a woman needs to plan!! lol

    Wow! That's a large group...it will be pricey at $20 per person after the included 8 plus $45 per person for the private reception. You could do the buffet (included) or rather than the private reception, you could do a cocktail reception at $15 per person. I haven't seen anything about renting an a-la-carte. I can't see them doing that because that would mean closing it to the rest of the resort guests. I don't know yet how many we will have actually book, but I sure wish I did!! I understand the wanting to have a plan to confirm what you will actually choose to do! Good luck and keep me posted!

    #82 medwards

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    Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

    Hey everyone! I am going to talk to my travel agent tomorrow about switching to GPJ, it looks amazing, Our wedding is booked for march 3rd, 2014 at the Riu MoBay, we stayed at the riu this year and absolutely loved it! However we just got our group rates back for this trip which are hardly "group rates" at all, not even close to what we expected or what we expect our guests to pay! I'm hoping our travel agent will have more luck contacting the coordinators, I hear they are busy and hard to get ahold of... I am slightly freaking out that nothing will be available!! :( Fingers crossed I will be posting again in this group!

    #83 medwards

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    Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

    Hey everyone! I am going to talk to my travel agent tomorrow about switching to GPJ, it looks amazing, Our wedding is booked for march 3rd, 2014 at the Riu MoBay, we stayed at the riu this year and absolutely loved it! However we just got our group rates back for this trip which are hardly "group rates" at all, not even close to what we expected or what we expect our guests to pay! I'm hoping our travel agent will have more luck contacting the coordinators, I hear they are busy and hard to get ahold of... I am slightly freaking out that nothing will be available!! :( Fingers crossed I will be posting again in this group!

    #84 medwards

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    Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:38 PM

    Hey everyone! I am going to see my travel agent tomorrow, and hope to switch my wedding to GPJ, it looks amazing. We are currently booked for March 3rd, 2014 at the Riu MoBay (stayed there this year and absolutely loved it!) but just got our group rates back which are hardly "group rates" at all... Way more expensive than we expected or expect our guests to pay! At least 500$ more than what we paid this year!! I'm hoping our travel agent has better luck contacting the coordinator, I hear she is really busy and hard to get ahold of... I am slightly freaking out that nothing will be available! :( Fingers crossed I will be posting in this group again!

    #85 mrs p 2 be

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      Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:04 PM

      will keep everything crossed for you xx



      #86 Denise224

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        Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

        Hi, 

         

        I'm considering the Grand Palladium for a  July 2014 wedding. Does anyone know what the rates might be around this time? I would be flying out from Toronto.



        #87 mjcf

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          Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:37 AM

          Has anyone booked their dinner reception yet? I'm thinking we'll have ours at the blue lagoon...



          #88 photogirl0403

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          Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:14 AM

          I've booked my reception at the Blue Lagoon for May 9th!

          #89 mrs p 2 be

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            Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:42 AM

            we are not having the private dinner we are just going to book one of the al a cartes we only have a small party coming and are trying to keep costs down as much as possible xx



            #90 Stiller

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              Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

              I just booked today for May 3, 2014, at 2:00pm. The 4:00pm slot was already booked :-( , but 2:00 should be fine, right?

              I am SUPER excited to FINALLY book! I have been planning this for a YEAR, but haven't been able to book until now because flight schedules are only available one year in advance.

              We booked for April 29-May 6th, 2014. Our price is $1978 pp (tax in), which is higher than I wanted people to have to pay, but seeing as we are going from one tropical island another (NEWFOUNDLAND to JAMAICA), the prices don't go any lower than that!!

              I am really excited to finally book! The past couple of months my travel agent, Katie Baird of TPI Travel, has been working hard constantly pricing trips from January-May for 3 different hotels (our top 3 were Iberostar, GP, and Gran Bahai). But its an awesome feeling to have finally decided on place and time! :-)






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