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#1 kay2015

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:53 AM

Hi Ladies I need your help from all brides to be who have booked or frm brides who have already got married. I am getting married May 2015 and planned on booking the Grand Bahia in Jamaica,long story short they have nothing available for the week that we are looking for. So my question is what resort in Jamaica is/would be a good place to get married? Must be family friendly. Our first choice was the Iberostar but their prices are well over what we would like it to be for our guest. I have been online reading the reviews on tripadvisor and you will always find something bad on there about everything. So if anyone has any information that can help that would be great as you can imgaine I am soo stressed tryin to get something book so we can move along with the rest of our planning. Thanks ladies.



#2 csho

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:16 AM

Wow I know resorts book up early, but they are booked the entire week over a year in advance? That's crazy! Sorry I didn't look much into Jamaica except this resort and the Iberostar as well. I have heard the Riu is great too!



#3 kay2015

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:33 AM

I have been to a wedding where you are getting married and you are going to fall in love its breath taking.



#4 csho

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:43 AM

@kay2015 Ohhhh that's awesome  to hear! I am sooo excited! I can't wait! only 43 days left til we leave!



#5 acw271011

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:14 AM

First of all, I would double check with GBPJ, just in case. They can be a little screwy when it comes to booking dates. I had a terrible time initially. They would tell me dates were available, thenI would confirm by email for a date a matter of hours later, and they would return email and tell me the date was gone. In that short of a period fo time? Really? I sometimes would think they would work the wedding times around what was comfortable for their schedule! So I would strongly recommend that you go back to them and just check. What about another week? They can't have the entire month of May booked up already for next year!

 

The alternative that we looked at was Lady Hamilton. The price point was about the same, and it's a really nice resort as well. The reviews were good, but I'm going back a few years (early 2011) so I don't know if anything has changed. The other one that has appeared on this site is the Royalton White Sands. Brand new resort. Looks really nice in the photos. They seem to have a few kinks at the moment, which they will probably work out before next year. It's in Falmouth so not that far from MoBay. Take a look on line and see. Then if you do a search in the search bar at the top for the resort, there is someone that posted there that attached all of the menus, wedding packages, requirements, etc. Might be worth a look.

 

I'm a GBPJ bride as well and we absolutely fell in love with the resort and Jamaica! I don't know how much flexibility you have as far as your wedding date, but if you can be just a little, I think it would be worth it for GBPJ!

 

Good luck and happy planning!!!


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http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#6 Linds1204

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:13 PM

@kay2015

Oh no! Same thing happened to me…

Are you working with a travel agent yet?

If not- I recommend reaching out to wright travel (owners of this forum) for help! They can check the resort availability in addition to making recommendations to resorts that are great quality, family friendly and specialize in weddings. Don't worry- their help doesn't cost you anything! They actually will save you money by getting you great group rates for your guests and helping get your free wedding perks!

 

Here's their reviews

http://www.bestdesti...on-specialists/

 

and here is their link to make request to get someone to help you! tell them Lindsey sent you! They just finished helping me with my wedding…last week!  :wub:

http://www.wrighttravelagency.com

 

Good luck!

 

Lindsey



#7 kay2015

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:22 AM

yes we have a travel agent its just taking soo long like days before I hear back form them sooo thank you soo much I am going to look into this maybe they can give me a list of resorts thats recommended and I can give the info to the agent and she can just contact them and book it seems like that would bethe fastest way lol...at this point I just wanna have something booked. Thanks again!!! @Linds1204

@kay2015

Oh no! Same thing happened to me…

Are you working with a travel agent yet?

If not- I recommend reaching out to wright travel (owners of this forum) for help! They can check the resort availability in addition to making recommendations to resorts that are great quality, family friendly and specialize in weddings. Don't worry- their help doesn't cost you anything! They actually will save you money by getting you great group rates for your guests and helping get your free wedding perks!

 

Here's their reviews

http://www.bestdesti...on-specialists/

 

and here is their link to make request to get someone to help you! tell them Lindsey sent you! They just finished helping me with my wedding…last week!  :wub:

http://www.wrighttravelagency.com

 

Good luck!

 

Lindsey



#8 FutureMrsGlover

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:22 PM

I am also concerned about resorts booking up and not have rooms for guests.  I have been watching Royalton White Sands and they are booked for dates in 2015.  I am going on a site visit there in June and that will be my first question is the availability of rooms.






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