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#11 Mels84

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:07 PM

Hey ladies, I'm also getting married at the GPPC.. We are staying on the palace side of the resort! Our date is Jan 10, 2015 and we have 56 people booked! Do you ladies know if the WC will barter.. We are doing a DW to save on the costs but it's adding up quickly. A friend of mine was married in Cuba and threatened to take her reception off the resort and they did it for free... Has anyone heard of anything like that at the GPPC?

#12 Kerrierf

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:14 PM

Hi @Mels84!  Congrats!

 

So far I haven't had any luck with bartering... but we're looking at some options for cutting costs.  I thought the flowers were a little extreme (especially for bridesmaids and mothers), so we decided to order silk flowers here so at least we're saving that way.  Have you found any other tips for narrowing it down?



#13 Mels84

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:54 PM

@Kerrierf nothing really yet at the resort. For wedding party clothes I'm shopping now to get end of season deals. I got the bridesmaid dresses from jjshouse.com. Way cheaper than a bridal boutique and way faster. They were in a week and a half after order $110/dress. I booked our hair appts at the spa in advance to get the online discount. Our friend is a professional photographer so she is coming and I have a friend who is a makeup artist. My dress is from a second hand bridal boutique. It's a dress that's never been worn or altered.. Brand new .. Cost me $350!! We got my moms dress from there too for $135. I would have never thought to shop second hand but really.. For a dress you will wear once.. Why spend a fortune?? I am planning to contact Carolina in the next couple of days to actually speak to her. I will see if I can barter at all. Another suggestion my friend had was to book the disco before it opens.. She did that for $300 at her resort in Cuba ... I priced the beach bash and for us it will be around $2300. IMO that's crazy for 2hrs!! I'm a bargain hunter.. I'm sure I can find a cheaper way ;)

#14 Kerrierf

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 06:53 AM

Wow!  Great job @Mels84!  Keep me posted on your wedding planning - it's so exciting to hear from other brides getting married at the same resort!

 

We're just waiting for our guests to book their trips right now.  We should know our numbers by next week, so we'll be able to make more decisions then. 

 

For discounts for us, we're also choosing our rings early, but ordering them during the "boxing week sales" - it's a great little way that we're able to save an extra couple of hundred dollars!



#15 Kerrierf

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 05:16 PM

Booked hair and makeup for myself and the bridesmaid this week, and we got our flowers (the silk ones we ordered, they look AMAZING)! Yahoo!  How's planning going for you ladies?



#16 Mels84

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 05:58 PM

@Kerrierf That's awesome!! where did you get your flowers? Were they cheaper than the ones at the resort?? I'm trying to find silk flowers too but finding them more than the real ones at the resort. I did make my own corsages for the moms and the boutonnières for the guys! Pics posted. I just emailed Carolina today with a pile of questions. I'll post the questions with the responses when she gets back to me :).

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#17 Kerrierf

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 06:32 PM

Oh wow! Those are amazing!

 

We got them from wedideas on etsy.  They're amazing, they actually feel real.

 

https://img1.etsysta...pcwoww40g8o.jpg

 

 

1 Bride: As Shown in Listing. Light Yellow Wrap. $125
1 MoH Bouquet: 7" Wide Matching Bride. $55.
2 Bridesmaids: 6" Wide Matchin Bride. $45.
3 Boutonnieres: Calla Lily with Grass Sprays and Ribbon Wrap. $8 each. 
2 Wrist Corsages: Matching Order. $12 each. 
1 FREE Toss Bouquet


Oops, the wrist corsages were 14, not 12 :)



#18 Kerrierf

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:29 AM

Picked up the bridesmaids dresses last weekend!  I was so nervous because we couldn't find what they would look like in the yellow when we ordered them - but they turned out amazing!



#19 Mels84

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:08 AM

That's great news! Where did you end up getting them from??

Our wedding is only 49 days away!! Getting so excited! I'm finalizing our oot bags. My dress is being altered... Things are coming together!! Carolina sent me the final checklist so I'm working on that... Still lots to do but I think its mostly minor things... I hope lol...

I ended up deciding to make our bouquets.. So we are working on them this weekend... Bachelorette party is 2 wks away :)

#20 Kerrierf

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:10 AM

@Mels84 that's amazing - so exciting! I can't wait to hear about your wedding when you get back.

 

What're you doing for your oot bags?  Is the final checklist different from the general excel spreadsheet document?







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