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  1. Hi Allieplask The reason I used Godfrey instead of Tai was as due to lack of response from them and a few reviews I read that the flowers from Tia were very expensive for what you got and some of the comments were that they were brown and wilted. I was trying to nail things down and think I made a rush decision. He did have some good reviews though. Ciecee
  2. Hi Ladies.. Just wanted to put a big warning out there on Godfrey Guy........... I was married at the Suites on March 30, 2012. I had hired Godfrey for my flowers. A few months before the wedding I started getting emails saying I had not decided on what I wanted. I sent the emails showing what I had asked for etc. Two weeks before the wedding I got harassed with phone calls and emails saying he needed more money. My husband tried to speak to him as did Nicole - but we ended up sending more money as we were worried about the potential of not having flowers. Arrangements were made to meet on the three days prior to the wedding to review what we wanted and confirm flower choices. He never showed up. In all the back an forth around the extra money he mad some very disparaging remarks about the "Iberostar Brides" and working with them. He also indicated we were to pay Nicole and he would pick up the money the day after the wedding when he picked up the vases etc. When the bouquets and Boutonnière were sent to the room I was visibly upset. My bouquet was wilted and brown and the stems were way too long. The Boutonnière were all wilted and he sent an extra bridesmaids bouquet. My Matron of honor went down and met with him explaining the changes that needed to happen. He was rude and condescending refusing to admit anything was wrong. After the changes were made the harassing phone calls started. He called constantly demanding his money now and threatening to take down all the flowers. These calls included fowl language and demeaning comments. In addition his final payment and what I had from the quote and down payment were about 150 off. He was demanding more money. Myself, Nicole, My matron of honor, my photographer and the makeup artist all tried to intervene to no avail. It took Nicole double checking what he had brought, me going through all my emails and calculating costs vs payments vs material provided, and my friend who is 6'3 going down with the computer documentation and a payment to end the matter. So proceed with caution ladies. Ciecee
  3. Hi Ladies! I can't believe I am back and a married woman!!! It all seems so long ago now. IRHS was amazing - food, rooms, beach, atmosphere and our wedding was perfect We had some initial trouble with lost paperwork (yes it does happen!), communication and the florist just before we left - it did all work out though. One in-site I would share is that the coordinators are truly organized and do have all your emails in a special file (they read them even if they don't respond in a timely manner); they do seem understaffed and the communication is what seems to be the area that suffers and their priorities and future brides don't line up- on the flip side they are completely focused on you on your day. A really great example of this is our paperwork. It was delivered to the hotel next door according to Fed-Ex. We made several phone calls on the subject, to no avail. The day of our initial meeting my husband brought it to her attention again and by that afternoon our original "lost' paperwork was found. Frustrating but true. Our thought was since we didn't let it go and were right there she actually called over or walked over to the other hotel to check for it - It just wasn't a priority prior to then. Unfortunately there don't seem to be a system to evaluate the priority or urgency of a matter - everything is no problem and deal in the moment. Our wedding day was amazing............. Nicole our wedding coordinator was professional and available as needed. Misha Earle was our photographer - AMAZING!! she gives her all to her brides, is so respectful of your budget and the time you have paid for adjusting to give you the best. Beyond that she is just a GREAT person. We had a ton of fun with her and she was amazingly sweet to our boys. My oldest was full of questions and became her little assistant on the TD shoot. At the end she slipped him $20 for his help! Rashel Edwards -OMG ladies!! Drop everything and book her now! The airbrushed makeup is so the way to go. I have never looked so beautiful and it lasted all night (my eye make-up was still perfect the next morning! no word of a lie!) Rashel is not only talented but the sweetest person ever and very professional. Godfrey Guy was our florist - THIS WAS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER. Sadly in my opinion he is a major chauvinist with no respect for women and a shyster who manipulates brides financially. I would not recommend any bride work with him. (I will post the details later) Thanks to my wedding party things worked out in the end,but not without a lot of stress on my wedding day. Reggae Band - again AMAZING. This was a surprise from my husband and dancing in the sand at sunset after the wedding was surreal. The band was great and were arranged through Nicole. Aunt Ruby's is where we had dinner. Food was good - however if I hadn't wanted the outdoor beach reception more than I cared about the food I would have chosen the calabash. AR is very country western in the menu and that wasn't the 'theme' I had in mind. Our wish lanterns were a huge hit and we had no trouble doing them. hope this little review helps Ciecee
  4. Hi Ladies.. Just wanted to put a big warning out there on Godfrey Guy........... I was married at the Suites on March 30, 2012. I had hired Godfrey for my flowers. A few months before the wedding I started getting emails saying I had not decided on what I wanted. I sent the emails showing what I had asked for etc. Two weeks before the wedding I got harassed with phone calls and emails saying he needed more money. My husband tried to speak to him as did Nicole - but we ended up sending more money as we were worried about the potential of not having flowers. Arrangements were made to meet on the three days prior to the wedding to review what we wanted and confirm flower choices. He never showed up. In all the back an forth around the extra money he mad some very disparaging remarks about the "Iberostar Brides" and working with them. He also indicated we were to pay Nicole and he would pick up the money the day after the wedding when he picked up the vases etc. When the bouquets and Boutonnière were sent to the room I was visibly upset. My bouquet was wilted and brown and the stems were way too long. The Boutonnière were all wilted and he sent an extra bridesmaids bouquet. My Matron of honor went down and met with him explaining the changes that needed to happen. He was rude and condescending refusing to admit anything was wrong. After the changes were made the harassing phone calls started. He called constantly demanding his money now and threatening to take down all the flowers. These calls included fowl language and demeaning comments. In addition his final payment and what I had from the quote and down payment were about 150 off. He was demanding more money. Myself, Nicole, My matron of honor, my photographer and the makeup artist all tried to intervene to no avail. It took Nicole double checking what he had brought, me going through all my emails and calculating costs vs payments vs material provided, and my friend who is 6'3 going down with the computer documentation and a payment to end the matter. So proceed with caution ladies. Ciecee
  5. Yeah this is a scary situation to say the least. We plan to get in their faces when we arrive to try to get our hands on the originals. fingers crossed!
  6. Thanks! That makes me feel a bit better, and I appreciate the support. My FI stepped in and chatted with him - I hope it helped ! Back to packing! Ceecie
  7. OMG ladies........I am totally freaking out I leave for my wedding on Monday the 26th. I have done everything by the book and now everything is exploding........... So first I loose communication with Nicole at the Suites. It seems she was getting my emails but I was getting nothing back. Finally I did get in touch through my travel agent who emails, and I get through on the phone. All this to find out a second problem............ I FedEx my paper work to Jamaica 6 weeks ago and Nicole doesn't have them!! FedEx delivered them to the Beach instead of the Suites and they signed for them and now they are LOST! No one knows where they are............ We have been told just to bring a new set and we can still get married......BUT all we can think about is IDENTITY THEFT!!!! In the middle of this on Friday Godfrey Guy the florist I hired, has sent an email asking for more money?! Some story about the flower shop changing their policy and now they want the money early - strangely they want $250 US dollars only??!! After some debate and a discussion with Nicole and FH I say no, we will pay as per the contract agreement. this results in a text message that asks why I am being so difficult and that all the "Iberostar Brides are so hard to deal with when there is a slight change". Now he refuses to meet with me to discuss the flowers and will just drop off what he thinks I want and pick up his money from Nicole later!!! REALLY?! To add fuel to this debacle is Air Canada's strike/work to rule (or call in sick) campaign.................. Who said destination wedding were easier and stress free? Thanks for listening.
  8. I've struggled with this too. I've read through this entire post over the last 8mo and never read anything that has gone wrong, but it is nerve racking with all the identity theft...... Does sending it registered mail help protect us in anyway? Ciecee
  9. I love this idea! We have a very small group and that is the part I have wrestled with the most. Have you heard anything or asked the WC? I would love to hear more on the possibility of this. Thanks Ciecee
  10. It's 2012!!! Our wedding is 2mo and 27 days away - sooooo much to do!
  11. Just added us to the list!!!! The count down is on
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  13. WOW - beautiful - you -the wedding - everything!!! I'm so happy I chose Misha for our wedding!!!
  14. You made it!!! Now all your hard work is over and a beautiful week of celebrating your love is ahead. All the best! Have an amazing time
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