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#1 ebecks

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 08:15 AM

Hi Everyone!  Just found this site today and thank goodness!


Getting Married at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica in December 2015 - yay!


Looking for anyone getting married there to share experiences or feedback to help in planning.  I'm willing to share my experiences as well.   


I have already visited this resort in October 2014 (where we actually got engaged)!   :)

We loved it so much we decided to go back this year for our wedding.



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    Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:24 AM

    Congrats on your engagement, Erin and welcome to our forum community!!!

    How wonderful that you're going back to Jamaica to where you were engaged for your Dec wedding coming up..... Exciting :)


    Wishing you happy research on these boards, and all the best with your plans - cheers!!! team MTM :)










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    #3 acw271011

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    Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

    Congrats! You've made a great choice for resort! That's where I got married in 2011. We love the resort and loved Jamaica. I know there are a few things that have changed since we were there. The coordinators are gone and the section we stayed at has now been renamed to Don Pablo and they've put the price up. Not sure why. We were on the 7th floor and had a fabulous view of the water. We actually saw the cruise ships coming into to Ocho Rios. There was another bride that got married 2 days before us and they were over in the other section and she didn't like it at all. It's quite a bit older from what I understand.


    Are you getting married in the gazebo? One thing, there is quite a breeze down there so make sure there is extra spray in your hair! We were supposed to have our dinner in The Grill but the floor was being replaced so they put us into one of the buffet restaurants instead. A lot of ladies rent out The Pisces which is the open air restaurant right down on the water. It used to be $1700 to rent out the whole restaurant but likely the rates have changed now. I also hear they've instituted an outside vendor fee for photographers, etc. of $800. Hair and makeup the girls will recommend Rashel Edwards. She has a facebook page which I can look for if you want it. All the girls say she is fantastic but you need to book her early because she is in demand. We used Merrick Cousley for our photos. His work is beautiful and he's very responsive to emails. You'll get quite a few recommendations for photographers - I found Jamaica just a bit higher in price than Mexico. Marcia Roberts is popular as is Misha Earle, and both have websites.


    If you do a search up top in the forums section several will come up that you can take a read through and see what past brides have to say.


    Good luck and happy planning!

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    #5 ebecks

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    Posted 04 February 2015 - 12:57 PM

    Thanks everyone for all the welcomes, I actually just found the 550 page thread with all brides for GBP Jamaica and was able to happily make all the necessary choices.   I noticed a slight decrease in activity recently with 2014 / 2015 brides - hope there are some around to share their experiences and photos.

    #6 Msmimi

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      Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:19 PM

      Congratulations and welcome.

      #7 Cablelove11

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      Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:14 AM

      That's great! I'm glad you've settled on a resort! I'm in between The DR and Jamaica so I might just have to check this resort out, thanks!

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