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CdnBrideJoanne last won the day on April 4 2017

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  1. Short but quick review.... Was due to get married at noon on Dec 10, but when I had my meeting with Vinnette, she told me the Dolce Vita restaurant was double booked as well as the gazebo and because I arrived last, I was not able to argue why I should have the Dolce Vita and gazebo like I had reserved. I was going to be put in the Garden Grill and then sent out to the end of the beach by the nudist area for the reception party. For those who know this resort, it is a LONG walk to get to the end of the beach. Then I would have had to pay for a bartender at $23 per person which I didn't
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by jmarshall Thanks!! Vinnette only gave us three menu options for the Dolce Vita and we were able to mix and match those three menus, and mixing was free of charge. Not sure if 6:30 is an option; she didn't give us a choice... she just said dinner is at 6:00. For the bouquet and boutonniere upgrade it was $85. Be forewarned... initially they tried to charge me a delivery fee of like $10 because it wasn't the included bouquet and boutonniere... I argued it and they waived it. So watch for that. Jenna Thanks Jenna. I think I'll just do the fr
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by baezsolano I have finally read thru all pages of this blog! Learned a lot and I'm convinced, buying my dress on dhgate and already have my eye Oma couple vendors. Thanks to all!!! But I saw most brides have actually custom ordered their draw whether it was style or size. I'm a pretty everage size and was just thinking of ordering a regular size. I only saw one post that said to order one size bigger so that I can make alterations if necessary. So my questions: Has anyone ordered a regular size from their charts? Should I order a size bigger that
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by tram13 You can totally write your own! I asked Vinnette about this, as we both didn't really care for the ceremony script. So we wrote our own as well, and Vinnette just asked me to send them to her so that she can forward them onto the Minister for his review. Hope that helps! :-) That helps! Thanks!
  5. Jenna - Thank you so much for writing a review! Your pics are simply beautiful and your dress was amazing. Did the resort willingly let you mix and match the menu items at the Dolce Vita? Or did you have to pay extra to do that? Also, are the dinners at 6:00 or did you have the option of having it start at 6:30? And last question.... how much did you have to pay for the bouquet upgrade? Congratulations!!
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by tram13 Oh!! I am sooo happy to hear this!!! You must feel so relieved! Fingers crossed that I feel the same way about my dress when I'm reunited with it in Jamaica! I've made lists as I bought things along the way so that I don't forget them. I still have some things that need to be done, like printing programs, etc. But, I will make sure to have it all done before we leave on the 3rd. I would definitely love to spy on your wedding. :-) what time is it at? My guests are leaving that day, but the FI and I are staying a few days later until the 13th.
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by tram13 How'd it turn out? I've been thinking about you and hoping that everything turned out okay!!! This is my last weekend not working before heading down to Jamaica. We leave on December 3rd...so I'm spending it packing. Gah! I really hope I don't forget anything! My dress looks soooooooooo much better! There is nothing that can be done with the hem so I just have to hope that the dress will always be flowing and moving and nobody will notice. The new and improved seamstress took 6 inches of material away from the hip area of my dress!!
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by tram13 I would definitely do the same - and if that seamstress ruined your dress - I would be demanding my $100 back at the very least! I'm not ready to look at small claims just yet. I think I am going to wait until after the wedding day and our house possession date before I take that on! The seamstress that I took my dress to in BC has done alterations on two of my good friend's dresses - and she knew what she was talking about. She picked out imperfections in my dress and said she would fix them. She is altering the back, hemming (2 layers), taking
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by tram13 Oh no!!! I am so sorry to hear this!! My wedding date is just 4 days before you...so we leave pretty quickly here as well...in 13 days! My dress, I ordered from a boutique that was supposed to be made to fit. But - when it came in...not only did it come in too big, but it wasn't like the dress I had tried on and ordered in. The boutique was brutal - I will be filing a better business bureau complaint, and may be looking into a small claims case... I had to drive my dress to a seamstress that my friends use in BC who does phenomenal work. I left i
  10. So with only 21 days left to the wedding (and 18 days before I leave) I am having a dress crisis. The alterations went horribly wrong and I now have to take it to another lady to see if she can fix it tomorrow. The hem is not even (too short on one side) and now that the train was mostly taken away, there is too much fabric bunching at the sides and front of the dress. I look preggers in my dress. I wonder how much this will cost me to fix it properly? I am so upset. If it can't be fixed I may have to go buy something off the rack.
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by medwards Hey ladies! Is anyone using Tai Flora for flowers and decorations? I'm just wondering what their prices are like. They directed me to the manager in Ocho Rios but she hasn't gotten back to me yet.. I've tried contacting her a few times. I just want to see if it's worth it to use them or if I should just bring my own decorations! Thanks:) Tai Flora is slow to respond. The bouquet upgrades are expensive (around $100 and up) but from what I've seen posted in this thread, the free bouquet with tropical flowers is pretty nice. The centerpie
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