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  1. AmandaR

    Made Offer on our First House!

    Great news...we got the house!!! We close in just 5 weeks, so there's a lot to do!
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by Erica053009 I am confused too on how we let the state/city know we are married and is it legal in the US? Marriages in Jamaica are legal in the US. There's no need to register your marriage in the city/state. Your marriage is recorded in Jamaica. To help set your mind at ease, you could always have a civil ceremony here in the U.S. either before or after your Jamaican wedding to make sure all your bases are covered. We had a civil ceremony here before our actual wedding because DH lost his job and needed to be on my insurance ASAP. When we got our marriage license in PA, the clerk acted like she'd never heard of anyone having a marriage ceremony in Jamaica!
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by LOTTALUV92 Thank you for the information, very helpful to me. how about when i file income taxes? Do you mean how to document your name change for tax purposes? I think that changing your name on your SSC and at your job so that your name is correct on your W-2 would suffice. At least I hope so, since that is all that I did!
  4. We took the plunge last night and made an offer on an adorable 3 bed/1 bath townhouse that is move-in ready! We think we have a pretty good offer out -full asking price, plus $5k in closing and we want the washer/dryer/fridge included in the sale. We're supposed to hear back by the end of the day today, so I'm sure I won't be able to eat or fully enjoy the holiday!
  5. Welcome back! I'm so excited to hear that you guys had an awesome time! BTW - were you wearing hot pink sandals in your wedding pics? I love them!
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by opivy143 Hi Everyone! Im new to this site and unfortunately finding it a little late Im getting married next Saturday (8/30/0 at the Sandals Regency La Toc in St Lucia. It looks like Im the only one here at that resort. Either way, If any of you have any last minute advice and/or tips Im all ears! I hope to come back and have all kinds of helpful infomation for all of you as well! Heather Welcome Heather! Your wedding is right around the corner, you must be so excited! I was married at SGOR, so I don't have specific advice for your resort, but I would just tell you to enjoy every minute. The weddings Sandals does are beautiful whether you opt for just the free wedding, or add ceremony and reception upgrades. You're going to have a wonderful time! I have to admit that I'm terribly jealous. We were these just 3 months ago, but 3 months in the real world seems like an eternity - haha!
  7. I'm so glad to hear that you only got one night of rain! I can't wait until you post pics and more info about your wedding!
  8. AmandaR

    Making FINAL Car Payment!

    I just wanted to share with you ladies that on Monday I am popping my last car loan payment in the mail! It will be such a relief to have one last bill to pay each month, and it's more $$$ to roll over into our student loan payments. This last payment is a big one - $2500, so the credit union will be thrilled I'm sure. This is a big deal for me because my car was my first purchase on my own.
  9. AmandaR

    Talk to me about Tarot Cards...

    I used to think Tarot Cards were pretty cool until I drew the Death card and my hairdryer flew across the bathroom a few minutes later. Needless to say, those cards are now history. I ticked off somebody.
  10. AmandaR

    Thank you for a phone interview ????

    Quote: Originally Posted by Clussy75 I recently have been going through interviews myself and I kept it at thank you emails, especially just after a phone interview. I know it's good etiquette to send a hand written thank you card after in person interviews but I didn't actually do that in my last round of interviews and thankfully it all worked out well with an offer coming through. Do most people do hand written thank you's now? Good luck with this job! I've done both handwritten and email Thank You's and have been successful with both when interviewing for jobs. On the other hand, working as a Recruiter in HR, I love to receive a handwritten Thank You. I receive tons of emails daily, so it's tough to make your Thank You email stand out, but I definitely notice a Thank You card in my mailbox. I make sure to include them with the employee's file. We live in such a fast-paced society now that it speaks volumes when individuals take the time to write a personal note.
  11. I'm so excited - our wedding dvd is being sent via DHL tomorrow, and we should receive it by Friday! Our wedding was back in May, and we were told it would take about 6 weeks for the dvd to arrive. Long story short, more than 6 weeks went by and no video. After sending an email, we received webstreams and approved the video, but nothing was ever sent. I spoke with someone just the other evening, and because of the delay they are sending us an additional copy of the dvd AND 50 webstreams free of charge. I would like to mention that Suzette, our WC at SGOR, was incredibly helpful with us tracking down our dvd even though it's technically out of her hands
  12. Hi ladies, Have any of you ever went back to work for a former employer? I ask because this is a serious consideration for me right now. For a variety of reasons I am unhappy with my new job and know that I made a HUGE mistake in leaving my last employer. Luckily, I emailed my former supervisor and it turns out they would love to have me return and are working out the logistics. If everything works out, I'll be back to just a 10 min commute every morning and won't have to pay tolls! It will mean a paycut and a lower position than I left with, but at this point it seems like a terrific viable option. Has anyone done this before?
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa G 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? We paid upfront for EVERYTHING. If they don't request payment, or you know you didn't pay for something, make sure you do because otherwise it's likely not to be booked for you. This happened with us and massages we wanted, although I think it was an issue with our TA and not Sandals. A couple of weeks before we left I requested a receipt from Darma indicating everything that had been bought and paid for. I printed it out along with every email correspondence to make sure we would get everything we arranged for. In the end we had zero problems and didn't even need to reference the receipt or emails. Better to be safe than sorry.
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by bridget917 Question for you ladies that have been married at SGOR already--we are doing the one hour hot/cold hor d'ouvre reception. We're not paying for any extra entertainment like steel drum band, dj, etc. Was there a cd player accessible so that we could bring our own music to play "in the background"? Also, Darma mentioned something on the phone about sending me pictures of reception sites...I knew we picked our wedding location, but do you actually pick your reception site as well? Thanks We did the one hour hot/cold hor d'ouvre reception and didn't pay for additional entertainment. Our WC brought over a CD player for our first dance and father/daughter dance, and since the reception is only an hour, I don't think it'd be a problem keeping it for the entire time. I actually don't even remember if there was music playing except for the dances - I was too in love to notice I think you do get to pick your reception site as well. Depending on where you're getting married, some wedding sites have adjacent reception sites, which makes for a smooth transition. Beware that the one hour reception goes really quickly by the time you do toasts, dances, and mingle with your guests. Since we had a small group, we all went to the Riviera building lobby and relaxed and had some drinks following the reception.
  15. I just wanted to share that our Jamaican Marriage License is now in our hands! We were married May 21, so it took right around 8 weeks for us to receive it. I was thinking that the Jamaican license wouldn't go through because we were technically married in the states before our DW and didn't tell the WC to avoid any confusion or added fees. So now we're doubly married. As an FYI to Jamaican brides married at Sandals specifically - the marriage license is sent via UPS and you have to sign for it. If you're like DH and I and never home during the day, you'll have to make a trip to the UPS warehouse to pick it up.
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