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  1. Sjay

    Canadian Brides!!!!!!!!!

    We used these for our recessional and they looked great! We had a windy day so people just held the wands up in the air and there were lots of bubbles. Don't worry, they very likely won't hit you at all... but hopefully they'll look great in the photos!
  2. Sjay

    Canadian Brides!!!!!!!!!

    Oh no, sorry to hear! I honestly can't say that happened to me at all. No jealously, worrying what he was doing, etc. so it doesn't happen to all brides-to-be. I did wonder what he and his buddies were getting up to and if there'd be crazy stories and if he could share any of them with me afterwards! I was sooo excited for him and hoped it'd be lot of fun! The only (serious) thing I wondered about, is if/when he'd come home as he didn't know where he was going to be spending the night (home or at a friends) so that was the only thing on my mind. Thankfully he txt'd midway through the evening to say he'd be home so then I at least knew to expect him.
  3. Hi there, I just did the 'walk' 13 days ago, and I was so excited it felt like about 10 sec, but it was more like 1.5-2min. You exit a side door of the west wing of the Suites, go down a short flight of stairs (if you have a train get Nicole to fix it at the bottom of the stairs!!) and then you walk across an interlock pathway in front of Aunt Ruby's and take a 90-degree left turn on to the sand, where you'll be facing the ceremony set up (and water) and in line with your aisle. From there, there's still a short walk across the sand until you're actually at the top of your aisle (and runner) unless you have a lot of guests and therefore many rows of chairs. I had only one attendant, my sister and MOH, so we walked in to the same song and it was about 4 min in length so it worked out just fine. I too wanted to hear most/all of the song, and I did!
  4. Hi there, I've recently returned from our Suites wedding and we did semi-private at Aunt Ruby's. I wasn't taking photos myself that evening, but I'll see if I can find any of our set up from the photos that friends and family have shared with us since our return. They are flexible with seating to a certain extent. You can absolutely use their square tables to create rectangular tables. We had two guest tables, one seating 12, another 10, and our head table of 4 was at the top of them, so we were set up like U but not actually attached. How many are you in total? The long 'arms' of the U can't extend too long because there is a set of stairs that lead into the interior of Aunt Ruby's. These stairs need to be accessible to your group (and anyone else seated nearby) as starters are self-serve at the indoor buffet. I'd say you could fit max 14, maaaaybe 16 ppl on each 'arm' of the U, so assuming you'd have a head table, you could do a U shape if you had no more than 32 guests. Another thing to consider is that there are interior pillars at Aunt Ruby's. You can only do a U shape if you're set up closer in to the building (interior of the resto) so if you had your hopes on being against the railing, unfortunately that space is too narrow to set up a U. I'm not sure if any of this is making sense, so I'll try to post photos soon!
  5. We're using Merrick on Monday! When we get our photos I'll post some so you can see his amazing work.
  6. Sjay

    Canadian Brides!!!!!!!!!

    We're on our way to Jamaica tomorrow!!! (Don't usually use animated emoticons, but that about sums up how I feel right now ) Thanks to all who've helped, advised, brainstormed, reassured, laughed with me, cried with me, listened patiently while I ranted (just once...I think? lol) and of course shared invaluable info/photos/reviews/menus/maps/etc, etc! There's no WAY we could've planned our wedding without your help. I'll be back in awhile (hopefully before the holidays hit full swing) to post feedback and photos, and of course to continue to pay it forward to all the brides still in the planning stages. What would we do without each other and this forum?? Take care, and please send good wedding karma (and weather!) our way! Sarah
  7. We're on our way to Jamaica tomorrow!!! (Don't usually use animated emoticons, but that about sums up how I feel right now ) Thanks to all who've helped, advised, brainstormed, reassured, laughed with me, cried with me, listened patiently while I ranted (just once...I think? lol) and of course shared invaluable info/photos/reviews/menus/maps/etc, etc! There's no WAY we could've planned our wedding without your help. I'll be back in awhile (hopefully before the holidays hit full swing) to post feedback and photos, and of course to continue to pay it forward to all the brides still in the planning stages. What would we do without each other and this forum?? Take care, and please send good wedding karma (and weather!) our way! Sarah
  8. You'll get it done, just keep at it continuously. Everything we had total control of we got done early, so my stress in the last few weeks has really been with the resort and (still) with the florist, so I'm sooo glad the rest is settled. This past week has had it's stressful moments for sure, but I've also had time to relax, go to the gym, meet up with friends, etc. without feeling panicked. Gotta keep a balance right? With just a couple of days to go, I almost don't care about what's left to do - I just want to be there!
  9. Thanks, we will! Oh I'm big into photography - I'll be the one with a drink in one hand and camera in the other, lol. If I get any Beach shots, I'll definitely share.
  10. Thank you, and thanks again for finding that post that was eluding me!
  11. Yes, very happy. Now to get the flower order FINAL before our plane takes off, lol!
  12. Update! We will have lanterns at our semi-private at Aunt Ruby's! I presented my argument (via email) to Nicole, and she wrote back saying they would accommodate the request. Yahoo! and phew! (I do wonder if the PR Manager who I emailed about this and another issue had anything to do with the decision. I'm not sure as I haven't heard from her today but if that's what it took, it was well worth it.)
  13. Thanks Kassi! I will definitely post a review and photos when we're back. Wow did that year go by quick, lol.
  14. I have been searching but with no luck - but Papoue just found the post I had been looking for!! (See above). I'm not an unreasonable bride - if they have done for one, why can't they do for others? I actually came up with another idea to meet them halfway - use some (but not all) of the lanterns at dinner, IF there is a way to use the rest at our beach cocktail party. I know there really aren't any trees, but if we're set up right by the pool bar we could hang some there and along the wall that skirts the beachfront. We'll see what happens! I got the sense that FF is a much smaller operation. Tai appears to have some items on hand to rent out, whereas FF had to outright purchase some items so they jacked up the rental rate to offset the purchase costs. You are right - the only thing consistent is that nothing is consistent! LOL Oh believe me, there are a few tips that are hanging in the balance right now. We will decide based on what happens in the next six days. And you're not rude, they do work for us, we have hired/rented/booked them for our weddings. So much to pay for, so many charges on top of things we've technically already paid for...so we're fully entitled to expect good customer service and that they will deliver on what we are paying for.
  15. OMG! Papoue, thank you SO much, this is the post/review I've been looking for! You have no idea how happy I am right now - thankyouthankyouthankyou!!
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