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Melissa G

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  1. Everything looks great!! I can't wait to see pics when you get back. I hate that we couldn't make it!
  2. I bought a small bag - maybe 8 oz for $8 or $10. I think a lb at the resort like around $20. It is really good coffee, but not worth the price. You can get stuff just as good here in the states and I really don't think anyone would notice the difference. I drank it every day at the resort though. Somehow my stepmom got someone at the resort to give her 2 big bags for free! I think they stole it and were looking for $$.
  3. I am sure bringing the cake back won't be a problem through security or customs. When we got back to Charlotte they didn't check any of our bags. Do they have a freezer there where you can freeze it? I am just worried that it may be kinda old by the time you get back and put it in your freezer at home. I would have a bakery here replicate the top layer of your cake on your 1 year anniversary. If you do bring it back make sure you wrap in tons of seran wrap and aluminum foil so it doesn't get freezerburn!
  4. We have an AHR planned for October 4th in NC, so we are going to turn that into our wedding and reception. It is going to be a crazy rush to find someone to marry us, a location, ect... At least we already had a reception basically planned. I will have to post a planning thread with all the information soon! None of our family lives in the area, so since they were already planning on making the trip down for the reception we thought that would be easier to just do the wedding that day too. About 1/2 the guests made it down - it was my family (12 ppl), our best man and his girlfriend and us. So it turned into a family reunion for me!!! We had a lot of fun together even in the hurricane! The rest of the people cancelled and about 1/2 of them had insurance. I don't know what the other people are doing about getting their $$ back or getting a credit from Sandals. Unique Vacations were the people the wedding was booked through and they were not going to refund our money. The travel insurance were not going to refund our money either because we made it to the resort. But the general manager of SGOR made a call to the President of Unique Vacations and they decided to make and exception and give us our $$$ back, which was huge! I don't know how we would have afforded all of the new wedding costs without the refund.
  5. I am back from Sandals Grande Ocho Rios and we had a great time!! Unfortunately Hurricane Gustav decided to come through and about half of our guests' flights were cancelled on Friday, so they would not have been able to get there until Sunday... (the wedding was scheduled for Saturday) So we cancelled the wedding. We couldn't get married without my Fiance's mom and his entire side of the family. Sandals was pretty nice about it and we should be getting a full refund. We had a great time on our "honeymoon" and I will post some pictures of the resort. It is really pretty.
  6. We are thinking about leaving tomorrow morning so that we can get there and then hope we don't get hit. I get so worried that we will not get there on Thursday and if we get there on Friday I don't know if we would still be able to get married on Saturday due to the 48 hours thing.
  7. I ordered mine online for much cheaper than the bridal store and it looks beautiful. It was $350 in the store and I got it for $80. I think a lot of women on this site have ordered from Occansey Designs. OccanseyDesigns Custom Wedding Veils - OBridal.com
  8. I don't have a TA... I talked to Darma and she said to just keep watching and have the guests call their airlines. US Air was no help to me. The flight has not been cancelled yet. I guess all I can do is wait and have all the guests call their airlines.
  9. I am supposed to get married at SGOR on Saturday, but Hurricane Gustav is in the Carribbean!!! The guests are all leaving the states tomorrow, Thursday or Friday and I am really worried about everyone getting there! It looks like it should be gone from Jamaica by Saturday, but if no one can get there it is going to suck! Everyone is asking how to proceed and I don't know what to tell them. I want to say find any way to get there because if Shawn and I are there then we are getting married! Oh well... I guess I will see what happens...
  10. Thanks for sharing your experience Bridget!!! Your pictures look great and I love your hair. It sounds like you had a great time. I can't believe I leave on Thursday for SGOR. Thanks for the heads up on the make up. I will definitely not have it done there. Anything else I should know before I go? How did your guests like it?
  11. I agree with Jenn that you should check out your local shelter. There may be a dog there that you both fall in love with and you can also save a life!!
  12. I got mine from Moonglow Candle Supplies. It looks really nice and they have a ton of colors. They even have colors that match David's Bridal's bridesmaid colors. 60+ Art Sand Ceremony Colors!
  13. Bridget - I am so glad you weren't affected by the hurricane!! I am glad you had a great time and I can't wait to hear more about it and see pictures. I can't believe I leave for SGOR in less than a week!!!
  14. I tried to do a search on this and could not find anything. Mods, please let me know if this information is already out there. I am getting married in Ocho Rios Jamaica and my parents need to be able to be contacted during their stay as they are small business owners. They are looking into getting a cell phone they can use in Jamaica. Have any of you guys done this already? I also saw on some websites that you can rent a phone once you get in Jamaica. Have any of you guys had to do this or seen how it would work in Jamaica? I am staying at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios. Does anyone know if they offer anything? Also, have you seen any good places in Jamaica where you can buy phone cards to call back to the US at a good price?
  15. I found a new brand called Beauty without Cruelty - BWC. Their shampoo and conditioner are great and a great price. Check out their website - Beauty Without Cruelty. I haven't tried any of their other products yet.
  16. I am still here!! I haven't had much time to post lately because I am traveling for work. Hopefully I will get a planning thread up before I leave!
  17. We got Shawn's suit at Men's Warehouse - they were great. We got a tan colored silk resort suit. It is really nice and light for the beach.
  18. I ordered freeze dried rose petals from Flyboy Naturals. They are very nice. You can order a sample from their website. I think they are much cheaper than getting them from the resort. There is info on the website for paper cones too. Flyboy Naturals freeze dried rose petals, roses, flowers, hydrangea, wedding toss, eco friendly petals
  19. Bed Bath and Beyond has really pretty clear acrylic wine tubs. Those would be really nice. Bed Bath & Beyond Product Do you have bed bath and beyond?
  20. Darma booked all of our hair appointments for us and confirmed the times. We did have to pay up front to confirm the time slot available. After I paid she gave me a receipt through email and I intend on printing it out and taking it with me so no-one will have any questions. For all the brides who had their hair done at Sandals did you pay upfront?
  21. We do not have a TA - we are handling the booking ourselves. So far that has been really easy, the groups women at Sandals has been pretty good. My sister and step-sister are rooming together and they said they would not mind if he stayed with them. I don't want him to get kicked off the resort!! He will definitely be on the guest list!
  22. If they stay in the room alone they still have to pay the full price, right? I think he is looking for something more affordable. He is thinking about buying an all day pass and just staying in a room with my sister. Do you think anyone would notice? We would buy him one of those 10am - 2am day passes. How strict are they on knowing who is staying there? The 10am - 2am passes are $130, which is about what a single room would cost at a regular hotel. Let me know if you thinks Sandals will notice. Thanks so much!!! This is kind of stressing me out because I don't know what do!!
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