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  1. My dress was actually so much cleaner after TTD the next day! The bottom gets so dirty from cruisin around all day night, but a swim in the pool, ocean, etc will clean it right up! or...a shower!
  2. So here I am reading the first couple pages of responses...which started off as "Did you meet in a Bar"...I'm reading them and loving the stories wondering if I know anyone who married after meeting in a bar....DUH! ME!!! hahah This baby-brain is really something! so forgetful! Â DH and i met at a bar in Revelstoke BC (5 hrs from the city we both were living in!)...we were there for a ball tournament and he was there with his friends and I was there with my friends. He ended up buying me a drink and we hung out and chatted all night long! We went back to the same tourney for our one year anniversary with a bunch of friends and had to go party it up at the bar we met! For our two year anniversary we happened to be driving through the town so we stopped in the bar and let him "buy me a drink" and had lunch. It's a fun place to have met and enjoy going back occassionally! I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have found such a kind hearted loving man!
  3. Hi....Wondering if any of you "brides to be" are still around the site at all?? how's married life? i can't believe it's been almost 6 months! 3 more months until our BABY is here!! hehehe Yes Jamaica was extra good to us! Â Hope all is well....
  4. I did both...faxed and emailed. Â It WILL drive you crazy!! Once you book stop looking at prices! it made me mental too...but i did end up lucking out and (I got our group rates in Aug for our March wedding) the end of Nov i found that Nolitours (we booked sunquest or something) had the rates for about 1500 when our group rate was 1700 and online prices were about 2000....i was PO'd. i told my TA to get Nolitours group rate which was about 200 less!...we probably had 40 people booked at this point so i told my TA to tell sunquest that our group would leave (and loose our 200 deposit) and go to Nolitours (which would still have saved our peeps 200 even though they would loose 200) if they didn't do something about our price....so they gave everyone an extra 200 off to stay with them. so we stayed! so if you find a wicked saves like that...do what i did! Â we did ours during our dance and we chose our own music...but Beverly can set up a sound system (we didn't have one set up cause we had the steel drums) for the ceremony and she'll play your dance/garter/etc songs there. Â For your Birth Cert you need your original one...like the one that's about the size of a full size paper, not the wallet size one. if you don't have it you can order it from the provincial govt. DHs took about 2-3 weeks to get in and maybe $60. (For a BC one anyway). Beverly didn't seem to care about when we got the birth certs to her...i had to just send it cause i knew it was 30 days....a week before the wedding i asked her if she got our certificates and she said, she hasn't looked yet....so if you don't get it to her by the 30 days it's no biggie...just as long as you bring it to the resort. Â Welcome Deanna!!
  5. Even though my wedding was 6 months ago, I'm still on this site often and I still rave about BDW! I refer all my DW friends to come here and check out the site. I HONESTLY could not have pulled off my wedding as perfectly and as beautifully as it was without BDW. All the girls who post their information, their DIY, their recommendations, ideas, suggestions, tips, everything was so awesome!! The moderators do an AMAZING job at keeping this site clean and organized. (with that said, I hope I am posting in the right spot!!) Now that I'm preggies I've been on the search for a similar website to this one, and I haven't been able to find one! Can you guys please start a Best Mama to Be site now please?! hehehe I'm serious! The site I go on the most now for babies is The Bump (the knot's baby site) and it's soooo bad!! there are a gazillion new threads started per day, not organized like this where you are supposed to search for your question and read and add to the existing thread...there, you just start a thread whenever you want and no one moderates it. also, the girls there are SO MEAN!! in probably half of the threads I read on there some girl has to make a hurtful or judgemental comment and it can get nasty and girls will gang up on the original thread starter and trash her!! I don't post on there very often because of that. I get my info i need and that's it. I miss my easy, happy, wonderful land of BDW...so please make a baby site  So thank you thank you thank you again for being here for me and all the other brides!! this IS THE BEST SITE EVER!!  thank you! xoxox
  6. Thanks guys!! Mekanbar, no dumb questions! But yes we danced in the gazebo. we had 50 guests and most people were dancing. It doesn't look super huge in the pictures but once you get a ton of people in there you'll see that it is plenty big enough! even if you had a 100 guests, not everyone will dance all the time...it's basically the size of a regular wedding dance floor...I'll post a pic of us dancing...ok it's below.... see there are about 20 of us girls dancing to this song and look at how much room there is still! and there is another level a step down (where at the ceremony we had our parents sit) where my BM is in yellow, it is about 5-7 ft wide all the way around, so perfect for the non-dancers to hang out. we even brought some chairs up for people to sit and chat on that 2nd level and as well as down where the chairs are at the ceremony lots of people mingled there and that is where the bar was too. Unfortunately the sand down by the gazebo is very coarse and you wouldn't want to dance on it...i was excited for dancing barefoot in the sand and was so diappointed when i found out it wouldn't happen, but the gazebo worked out even BETTER!! and was perfect for the bouquet and garter toss! There are lights down there, in the gazebo and down the walk way (see in pic above of walk way a couple light stands, def gives off enough light so you can see where you are walking. lol  StephAli when is your wedding date?! it's going to be here before we both know it!! I would talk to Beverly about blue flowers, i'm sure she can get them for you! she'll do whatever you want, seriously!
  7. We didn't register and we didn't expect gifts cause it was a DW but we did want money if we were to get anything Just to help pay for our wedding....mainly from the ILs...they gave the other son lots of moola, and we got nada! haha so the wedding cost us more out of our own pocket then we expected it would. Â Have you regretted your decision at all as to who you asked to be your BMs/MOH?
  8. Well if you are supposed to get them in 2 days they didn't tell me that! Would have been nice to go home with the pics...but considering i never even got to speak to the photog before or after, how would i know when to get them. hahaha Infact i didn't think that he even showed up for the wedding until later when i said to DH that I'm glad we didn't go with the hotel photog cause he didn't even show up...but apparently he did, just for the ceremony. But Beverly told me a month after our wedding that she'd get him to send me the disk of pics...and still nothing yet. so i emailed her again today. hopefully i get them!! Â I'm sure you won't have a prob finding someon for $750 if you just want a few hours of pics. Â so funny...call jamaica, call canada...thanks guys! hahah but i did confirm it is fully legal worldwide Yay!
  9. Oh boo! it didn't include my comments of each pic!  TTD!! soooo fun! my dress was more clean after all the swimming and playing in the sand we did! and I got the entire wedding party to join in too!  My welcome letter which included the wedding ceremony info, time, BMs GMs, locations etc...and a list of all our guests and how they were related to us, a thank you, a resort map, and details for the games i planned for our guests. Put these in the OOT bags that we handed out on the bus.  we didn't pay extra for flowers for the guys or girls. the girls had parasols for the walk down the aisle and fans for in the gazebo! was so cheap and looked awesome!  So pretty and didn't even add any extra decorations other than what was included.  Steel drums! a must! i joined in for a little jam session! lol  Our cake included in the package! you get to pick the colors and flavors when you get there.  Look at how far out the gazebo is from all the half naked people! haha this is what sold me on the resort!  Nice long walk down the aisle  Oops and my bouquet pic didn't go through...this is my bouquet that was included in the package!! LOVED IT!
  10. Hi Brides!! Wow I just got caught up on the last 14 pages of posts! oy! good thing it's quite at work today! heheheh  I'm so excited for everyone! i was just looking at my aunts disk of pics of our wedding week...you guys are going to LOVE IT!!!  I've said this before and i'm going to say it again and I want you all to live by this....NO WORRIES!!! No problem! Just RELAX!! seriously, you don't need to worry about anything for your wedding day! If you really want to go all out and do center pieces and extra decorations and stuff, you're just going to stress yourself out! I wanted a relaxing easy beach wedding, one i wouldn't stress about (because really, if you do all that stuff that you would normally do at home you're going to stress yourself out because not knowing every detail of the venues and not being able to talk to Beverly any time you want, will kill you and make this so much harder!!) and that's what i got... i didn't worry about anything (other than preping the OOT bags and a couple games i organized for our group) and the wedding was honestly more beautiful and special than i could imagine! I also did write our own ceremony script cause the one that Rev Owen Watson has was awful and he's totally willing to do whatever you want.  Poster above was worried about the horrible wedding bouquet pic....i'm positive that is just one of the many choices you can have! (I'll see if i can post a pic of my bouquet now that it's this new website) my FREE bouquet was amazing! full of red roses and purple orchids. which happened to match my 33 yr old flower girls dress perfectly! there were probably 15 styles to choose from, from the long cascading 80s style bouquets to just a beautfiul handful of flowers. So before you go outside...confirm with Beverly that she still has the cataloque of choices...which i'm sure she still does.  It's been almost 6 months since my wedding and i STILL don't have my pics from the photographer that was included in my package and i still haven't recieved my wedding certificate....BUT you do get a copy of your certificate at the wedding (or after if you don't want to worry about it) that you can use to change your name legally, etc. For the Alberta bride who was wondering about if it's legal here...yes it is...it's just not registered but that didn't matter to us. it's LEGAL and that's what matters....it's the same as if you got married in BC, it's legal, and it's registered in BC, but not registered in AB. Just call the govt or embassy and they'll fill you in!  There were some worries about your wedding dress on the plane...we flew with Air Transat and they didn't have anywhere for us to put my dress and we were in first class...we had to store it in the overhead bins! I had to fold mine in half and lay it up top. ugh! but the dress was fine i wasn't worried about it! But a bride in the regular part of the plane was NOT allowed to put her dress up front. silly! but i guess they get so many brides that they can't accommodate all dresses. they should figure that out!  GBP only had ONE wedding per day when we were there 6 months ago....and not even everyday...there were 3 the whole week we were there....and the funniest part, all 3 of us brides were named Kerri and our color was yellow! hahah sure made you feel more special being one of a few weddings taking place where most resorts have 3 weddings per day!  So please just relax....don't worry about extra decor or center peices or programs or anything of that (fans are prob a nice touch for the ceremony but there is pretty much always a light breeze anyway) you are in Jamaica and it's so beautfiul you should just let that be your decor...we didn't do any decorations at all and everyone said it was the most beautiful wedding they've been too.  I'll try to be back more to see if there is anything i can help you guys with but being almost 6 months preggers I'm on baby websites these days....yup, do that math, that means Weddingmoon Baby! we call him/her our Rasta Bean. heheh  Good luck!!
  11. Love these! giggling the entire time! my worst gift would prob have to be our wedding gift from DH's Mom and step dad who we are pretty close with...we got an oval shaped painted pottery plate from mexico with a mexican wedding on it...it was so ugly and had nothing to do with us, other than we were getting married...but in Jamaica! and 2 champagne glasses that are so tall they don't fit in our cupboards. it was a bit of a shock considering just 2 years prior they gave his brother 10k for his wedding gift! and we get about $30 spent on us. at least round it up to $50! HAHA gee thanks guys! my mom keeps saying, oh no they will give you a real gift...no mom, they won't! lol
  12. Again Karla...great job on this thread! I have about 5 new recipes i'm about to print off and try over the next few weeks! thank you for sharing everyone! Quote: Originally Posted by Tammy Host this is part of my 5 ingredients or less recipes...super easy and fool proof: Tammy's Culinary Adventures Blog Archive Crispy 5 Spice Chicken Drumsticks I'm going to try this one with chicken wings! i love homemade wings and this looks awesome!
  13. I would have had been lost without BDW!!! major kudos to all the members and moderators. My wedding wouldn't have been nearly as amazing as it was without it! thank youuuu! what do you think of your new last name? IF you are even changing it...are you?
  14. Karla I love this thread!! this will be my new fav as i'm ALWAYS trying to think of new dinner ideas. I'll post better recipes later....but this is one i love and is so easy and it's always in my house...Ground beef all cooked up with a sprinkle of Lawreys seasoning salt. mix a can of condensed mushroom soup with 3/4 can milk with the beef...mix up good and heat...can add onion and celery too. Cook up rice pasta or potatoes and serve the mush/beef on top of the rice/pasta/pots! yummy and easy to make.
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