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#161 Banana11

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    Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:04 PM

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    Hi Ladies! Got back a couple days ago from a wonderful vacation and wedding. It was way better than I could of imagined. Our Royal Romance coordiantors and officiant did a fantastic job! They were all brothers and sisters and went above and beyond handling things once we got on the ship. Of course we were running late..in part due to the slow elevators @ the hotel..but we made it. The cruise was great of course except we had to miss Cozumel, Mexico because of the swine flu.

    I will suggest if you are shipping your dress to make sure you have business days cushioned before the wedding. This will help in case your dress gets lost which unfortunately was the case for me. Thanks to the quick thinking of the shipper I used I did this and my dress was located and delivered before the wedding.

    Take your time and enjoy every minute. I want a do over cause it went by so fast ;-)
    Sarcie, i'm so glad everything turned out well! How did you like Freedom? Did you make it to Grand Cayman?

    #162 Cattie

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      Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:12 PM

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      Thanks Andrea! Do you happen to know how much travel agents usually charge?
      Make sure you are getting all perks you are supposed to by using a TA. Make sure you shop around, and get referrals! I actually went through Royal myself. Each guest booked there own reservation and handled there own payments. I just was the leader of the group and had to be the one that made any type of changes. It wasn't to bad with 20 sailing.

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      Congratulations Sarice!! I'm so glad you got your dress in time... I was afraid you were going to say you didn't get your dress!!

      Thanks for all your answers Andrea and Ashley! I'll have to give my drinking friends those rum runners.

      Jaime
      Rum Runners are fab! We're actually taking them with us this weekend for our wedding. We learned the hard way of our first time on a cruise with a huge bar bill!!


      GL With planning, feel free to ask away if you have any questions!!

      #163 JaimeandBrandon

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        Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:39 PM

        Hello Ladies!

        I'm so excited... We booked our cruise!! We set sail on the Mexican Riviera from October 10-17, 2010. We also decided to get married at Las Caletas while in port at Puerto Vallarta. We have a plan! Woo Hoo!!

        Since we're going to be at sea for two days before we arrive in Puerto Vallarta we decided to have our bachelor and bachelorette parties while at sea the day before our wedding. Anyone else doing something like that? My FI called the casino for his bachelor party so I have to choose another location on ship... I don't even know what they have!

        I wanted to ask you all what your plans are leading up to your wedding... are you going to try to not see you FI's before the wedding?? We decided that we will stay in separate rooms leading up to the wedding... silly considering we live together now! but we just thought we should throw in a little tradition.

        Kathy! Is your wedding really in 3 days?! You must be so excited!!!

        ~Jaime~

        #164 merocket59

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          Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:59 PM

          Bachelor and bachelorette parties on the cruise sound like a lot of fun! I'm getting married in port so I can't do that unless I really want to break tradition haha! I live with my FH too so I don't think we will stay in seperate rooms or try not to see each other because I think it will be too much hassle, I want this wedding to go as smoothly as possible so if we happen to not see each other that would be nice but I'm not going to sweat it

          #165 JaimeandBrandon

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            Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:11 PM

            Are your friends and family going to join you on the cruise?

            And I guess I should say we lived together... he is in Iraq now :'-( I guess I feel like I'm still waiting for him to come home any minute!

            #166 Banana11

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              Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:18 PM

              Congrats Jaime that's really exciting! What cruiseline and ship are you sailing on? You could always call the dance club on the ship for your party.

              #167 Cattie

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                Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:10 PM

                I think I may loose my mind before we leave tomorrow morning!! I'm not even packed! Yet I can sit here online with you girls hahah!

                #168 Prettyhazardous

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                  Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:23 PM

                  Congrat Kathy. I hope you have a blessed day.

                  OK re the bachelorette party We stop in San Juan the night before the wedding so we are so gonna split up and party it up with friends in Puerto Rico. Then (bc we will be in a suite) I will sleep in the bed that night and fi will sleep on the sofa. Then that morning of the wedding he'll run out and go to the bm's room (he has his own room) and will get dressed there.

                  Our WC will have a car pick up fi and take him to the courthouse. The car will then bring him back to the ship. I'll take the car to the courthouse. FI will ride with the group to the wedding site. I'll ride in the car to the site. I know it seems like a lot but I really wanna keep with tradition on the not seeing him idea.

                  #169 Carlitarenee

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                    Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:23 AM

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                    Hello Ladies!
                    Since we're going to be at sea for two days before we arrive in Puerto Vallarta we decided to have our bachelor and bachelorette parties while at sea the day before our wedding. Anyone else doing something like that? My FI called the casino for his bachelor party so I have to choose another location on ship... I don't even know what they have!
                    Congrats on your wedding and cruise! We are getting married the second day of our cruise in Key West, so having the stag parties on the ship night before. My FH has the casino and all the girls are having a cocktail / "slumber" party in our suite. We are going to have some drinks and girl talk in the room and FH will spend the night with one of the groomsmen the night before the wedding. So, he gets the casino but I get the suite before the wedding. =)

                    I should add... we also live together but have been overseas for the year before the wedding. The cruise will be the first time we have seen most of our friends and family for at least a year. We thought this allowed us to be somewhat "traditional" not spending the night together and time to catch up with friends, as well.

                    #170 JaimeandBrandon

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                      Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:04 AM

                      Andrea- We're sailing on Carnival Splendor... I love the idea of doing my bachelorette party at the dance club!

                      Ashley and Carlitarenee- How fun!! I love that we all have similar ideas!




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