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#1251 caribbeanLover

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    Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

    Isabelle,
    Great list, looks like your doing great.. not too much left. I can't believe how close we all are.


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    Originally Posted by Natural
    Okay cool, is there a "light fare" option? Is the beach party near any restaurants in case guests get hungry?
    Your guest will not want to eat at this point. You would have already had a 3 course meal, plus cake!! At this point all they will want to do is drink and dance.
    Once your party is over and guest may be hungry, they can head over to the 24 hour sports bar where they serve snacks (pizza,ice cream, ect...)

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    Originally Posted by DawnBuckley
    OMG Tracy, we have similar things outstanding.
    I have to:
    - find hairstyle pics
    - want to have my hair highlighted before I go too
    - burn cd of ceremony music and another cd of beach party songs that I would like in case the DJ doesn't have them
    - pay my TA/Wedding Planner here. She is on vacation so I haven't seen her
    - Take out some US funds and get tip envelopes or payment envelopes ready
    - You mention you are choosing the menu... I wanted to design a menu but thought we had to wait until we get there to choose the food. have you heard differently?
    - finish name tags on favour boxes
    - wrap the wedding party gifts. we organized a dinner here at home this weekend so we won't have to cart steins, etc. there. I bought the girls sea glass jewelery for the wedding day and the guys are getting steins and zippo lighter sets (2 smoke). The ring bearer is getting a t-shirt and a dog tag necklace with his name and our wedding date on it
    - finish making t-shirts for the groomsmen (they are going deep sea fishing and I am making t-shirts)
    - purchase tank tops for the girls (I am ironing on the rhinestone bridesmaid decals)
    - go through summer clothes and decide what to bring and what I need besides and bathing suit
    - find a veil! My new mom in law wants to buy it. I might get a short one but not sure because I don't even know what I am doing with my hair

    And the list goes on and on!!! Am in the middle of doing a welcome book, seating chart and a Program! We don't think we are doing the sand ceremony. Might do a seashell ceremony where the guests get a shell to make a wish for us. We shall see. Are you doing the sand ceremony?

    Talk to you later!!!
    I'm doing the sand ceremony, But I really like you seashell idea!!!!! if I didnt already buy the sand ceremony kit, I would totally steal your idea!!!
    I had ask Carolina if it was ok to fly in on the 10th which means it's not 3 business days before the wedding, she agreed as long as I would have my menu picked out.So it's not the same for you, you will get to pick when you have your meeting with her. To be honest... I think I'll just make my mind up real fast when we meet her and she shows me the menu book.
    Don't forget, she will actually make a menu for each guest and place it at their set at the restaurant.
    How are you doing the seating? Are you writing cards out, and ppl will pick the up as they are on their way to the table? Or just have their names at the table? Did you figure what kind of tables? I'm still waiting to see if 6 guest are coming, if no..then we are 14 , I am not sure if I should have 2 tables and the head table (1 being the bridal, and the other with the rest of the guest, head table would be us and the parents) or just I just put everyone together minus the head table! ?
    I decided to forfet the tshirts for the bridal party lol, cause they do their hair and then have to take the shirt off, it'll mess the hair up.. I'll just get them to wear a cover up with their bathing suits on.

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    Wow! those are great lists -- I love lists though.

    Carribbeanlover - what is a romper? And I am going the teeth whitening also -- I wasn't sure when to do it though...what kind are you doing? Or are you going somewhere to get it done?
    Are your flight times 100% determined? Ours aren't -- so that is holding me up a bit, we have FI's family who live in Quebec flying out of Toronto with us, and as of now we have a 6:20am flight time -- sooo we'll have to figure out what we're doing the night before.

    Also -- how are you doing the programs? I want to do that, but I thought that some information (i.e. beach party time - and menu) weren't to be known until we get there. I would love to hear what you're doing!! :)
    I decided not to go somewhere do to the teeth whitener, so I bought the crest advance seal ($49) but I just got 1, so we'll share and see what results we get, and may do it again the week we leave
    My flight is 100% the time I got on my invoice 6:50am...we are not morning ppl)which is annoying because when I originally booked, I booked a 12pm flight, but then added an extra week, so my flight changed from Air canada to Air transit at 7am flight (air canada didn't have room for the second week)
    then we got switch again from AT to CanJet!!!! which is now 6:50.
    Does that include food and drinks too?
    Yes includes drinks, private bar tender

    Sorry guys for my crappy spelling!!
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    Happily ever after...

    #1252 caribbeanLover

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      Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:33 PM

      Oh crap forgot this...
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      this is a romper, but I can't find them anywhere.. and I don't want to order it from the states, cause it's $$ and what if it doesn't actually look good one me, ya know!!

      Ok I need your opinion girls, what do you think about this hair style for the wedding day, keep in mind, I'm not blonde, I have brown/reddish/blonde streaks in my hair (all natural, very annoying, but to late to dye it, as I never dye my hair)
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      Happily ever after...

      #1253 sungoddess_08

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        Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

        I like it a lot!!! I'm just wondering if you'll be hot!! I get really hot so I am thikning I will need to wear my hair up!! But if not, it's gorgeous! :)

        Ohhh I know what a romper is! lol...thanks!!

        About the morning flight - -just think, you'll be on the beach with a drink in your hands by 12.

        #1254 caribbeanLover

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          Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:38 PM

          you know... your right... I didn't think about being hot.. and I should have as my ceremony dress is a dress church, very heavy.
          Thanks so much, I'll look around for others and ask for your opinion again, I like it so much lol!

          Again, your right I'll be on the resort early, but probably not at the beach because I having most of my guest arriving at different times and i'll have to greet them.
          But your still right, at least I'll have a caribbean Ron collins lol (Mojito without the mint)
          I like your frame of thinking!!!
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          Happily ever after...

          #1255 CherryBomb

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            Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:09 PM

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            Originally Posted by skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca
            We are thinking the beach, depending on whether it is too windy or not we would then move to the gazebo; although photos I have seen of this, it looks like guests are far back... most likely we will be on the beach... my colors are spa blue (turquoise) and tan. I have a hair apt at noon, maybe Ill see you at the spa on that day- we can toast with a glass of champagne... do you still have alot to plan out?
            Hi there, I noticed you mentioned you have a spa appointment. Did you make that in advance through Carolina or did you call the hotel directly? Thanks!

            #1256 Natural

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              Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:21 PM

              Thanks Caribbeanlover!!! I'm thinking about doing the beach party as a welcome party
              Life is too short to be serious...so laugh a little

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              #1257 sungoddess_08

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                Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:04 PM

                p.s. carribbeanlover -- did you look at la vie en rose? I saw those rompers there awhile ago!!

                #1258 caribbeanLover

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                  Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:59 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by CherryBomb
                  Hi there, I noticed you mentioned you have a spa appointment. Did you make that in advance through Carolina or did you call the hotel directly? Thanks!
                  I was told I'm allowed to make the appt 3 days in advance!!
                  Thanks Caribbeanlover!!! I'm thinking about doing the beach party as a welcome party
                  Ohh that'd would also be really nice.
                  But you know you can go to any bar and have a welcome party. For free. And then use this for your wedding day, or did you plan to also use the beach party as one of your events for the wedding? if no what did you plan to do after dinner? go to the disco?
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                  Happily ever after...

                  #1259 msredbird51

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                    Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:06 PM

                    I'm sure this is a really dumb question, but what exactly is the sand ceremony? Or rather, is it included with the standard ceremony that the judge does? I guess I've gathered that it's like a traditional unity candle, but the talk of it on the forum is all over the place (seemingly different in every thread/venue) so I'm a bit confused.

                    Is the sand ceremony always a part of weddings in the DR/at the Grand Palladium, or do you have to ask to have it included? Does the judge perform this part, Carolina, a guest, or your choice of those three? Do you have to bring the containers for this ceremony, or are there options provided by the GP?

                    #1260 caribbeanLover

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                      Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:15 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by msredbird51
                      I'm sure this is a really dumb question, but what exactly is the sand ceremony? Or rather, is it included with the standard ceremony that the judge does? I guess I've gathered that it's like a traditional unity candle, but the talk of it on the forum is all over the place (seemingly different in every thread/venue) so I'm a bit confused.

                      Is the sand ceremony always a part of weddings in the DR/at the Grand Palladium, or do you have to ask to have it included? Does the judge perform this part, Carolina, a guest, or your choice of those three? Do you have to bring the containers for this ceremony, or are there options provided by the GP?
                      First thing is first, you or anyone else never has a stupid question.. no such thing!!!!

                      Sand ceremony is something you would decided to do, and buy the kit and sand and do it yourself.
                      It's exactly like the candle but instead ppl now and days are doing sand ceremony, this way it can be kept for all of your life, and it's a pretty deceroation. There is a meaning to it. You can a vase with a coloured sand, and your new husnand has a vase and different coloured sand, the person who will be doing your reading (you pick the person) will also have a coloured sand (I choose to have Punta Cana sand) the reading person puts their sand down first as the base. Then the wedding couple pour the sands in together, each sand stands for your own life,but when you poured the sands together it's suppose to mean both lifes have been put together, and never can be sepreated like the grains of sand.
                      here is the reading I picked for my SIL to do.... btw this is something that happens after your annouced man and wife.

                      As you stand beside the ocean, may your love always be as constant as the tide; waves flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. Just as water is the eternal force of life, so is love. Love is the force that allows us to face fear and uncertainty with courage. Love is the force that completes us.

                      You have just sealed your marriage by the giving and receiving of rings. Although you will be sharing one life, never forget that you are two separate people. Cherish and affirm your differences. Love each other, with everything you can imagine. Keep your commitment primary, and nourish it, above all else.

                      Together you will laugh and cry, be sick and well, be happy and angry, share and grow. In your lives together, you will no doubt be faced with many challenges, but also many joys. Embrace all of these together, as partners, as one.

                      To symbolize this union, two separate colors of sand will be combined. Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character. They can stand on their own and be whole, without the need of anything else. However, when these two are blended together, they create an entirely new, and extraordinarily more intricate entity.

                      Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that forever enriches the combination.

                      Please pour the sand into this common container to symbolize the union of your two lives.

                      [Tracy and Mike pour the sand into the centre vase]

                      Tracy and Mike, just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be a molding of two individual personalities, bonded together forming one heart, one life, and one family.

                      Coagulations

                      Pls let me know if you still don't understand, I am sure I can find another way to explain it!
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                      Happily ever after...




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