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#161 vluv61109

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    Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:04 PM

    Welcome Chikadee..

    I am doing the same picking my flowers when I get there. I heard Rendezvous is really nice. Good look planning.



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    Originally Posted by Kristy!
    Welcome Chickadee! I'm picking my flowers when I get down there. My WC will arrange an appointment for me to meet with a florist and I'll take care of it all then. There's so many beautiful local ones that I'm not worried about it at all.

    As for the reception, most of us are having is at Jacques Waterfront. I'm splitting my reception between Jacques and Villa Capri (where we're staying). Good luck on the wedding plans! I've heard some great things about Rendezvous.


    #162 Beach-bride

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      Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:03 AM

      Hi,
      Not sure how old this thread is - I'm still finding my way around this forum.

      We have just booked our date for our October 2010 wedding on Pigeon Island. squeal!

      Was great to read about all of your booking experiences, will really help me I think.

      Dennita - I'm a UK bride too with what seems like a similiar demographic of guests. Have you chosen a resort yet?

      Look forward to hearing more from you all
      Beachbride

      #163 dennita

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        Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:03 PM

        Hey Beach Bride, good to see a UK Bride on here. Have you booked a date then? I am planning on booking this month when the brochures come out for nxt years prices. Immediate family and friends will be booking with us end of the month so we can benefit from a group discount. I have no idea where were staying. Lol. I have two weeks of work so will be doing some extensive research. I am staying in the north as i too want to get married at pigeon isalnd. I was considering room only option, but it appears that my guest want AI, especially those with children. Im starting to think that i shouldnt focus to much on the resort considering i am planning my wedding off the resort with awesome carribean weddings. I really just need something decent and reasonable as guest wont be able to come if its too expensive. Anyway back to you have you decided on a resort and whats your plans for a reception?

        #164 trini bride

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          Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:08 PM

          Hi Ladies. I am back from my wedding in St Lucia. We had an amazing time! In a couple days I will post my full account in the wedding reviews section. Chickadee you had a question about florists. I used an amazing florist who was so accommodating. My flowers ended up being a fraction of the price quoted by the wedding planner and I was able to get exactly what I wanted.

          The flower shop is called Summersdale and it is not too far from Castries. Her name is Vera Anne and her phone number is 1-758-453-7016. I really liked the fact that she also has a garden where some of the flowers are grown, so you are able to have them freshly picked. All I did was email her a few weeks prior to my arrival and let her know the types of flowers I needed and she was able to let me know if they were available. I made my own bouquet and used flowers for my ceremony and reception.

          #165 Beach-bride

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            Posted 12 March 2009 - 06:43 AM

            Hi Dennita,

            Yes we have a date, wedding will be 8th Oct 2010 at 4.30pm,
            We will travel out on 3rd and stay for 2 weeks. We then have a party at home after we get back.
            We have booked through Dreamy Weddings.

            Not booked actual holiday yet, as the brochures aren't out til July. I am spending all my time on trip advisor reading reviews.
            I am also trying to find an affordable resort. I was thinking AI, as they will have more going on during the day. Also I understand that eating out is actually quite expensive, so at least this way everything is paid for and all people need to bring is spending money. I am thinking either Almond or Rex, depends what I can find cheapest. Both seem to have good and bad reviews, so I guess each as is good/bad as the other.

            Feeling a bit guilty about a destination wedding, or at least St Lucia as it is one of the most expensive places! Our guest list has taken a bit of a hit. What with the economic problems, but we hope to still have between 10 and 20 come with us. Group discount is also high on my agenda but I think that is going to be a bit extra work for me. It would be good to know what you get arranged and manage to wangle if you don't mind sharing?

            Reception wise, we will go for a meal, and then I have cunningly chosen a Friday as our wedding date so after we have eaten we can go to the jump up!
            Not sure where yet, my WP is going to send me some menus nearer the time. I have spoken to another St Lucian bride, and she said they went to Jacques and it was lovely. I shall wait and see as we have a couple of fussy eaters coming with us.

            Have you got a dress yet? I am making my first foray into bridal shops next weekend. EEK.


            Trini bride - Congratulations. I am glad you had a great time and I look forward to reading your review. Interesting to read about the flowers, I am considering taking silk, but if you have found somewhere good they may be worth me remembering.
            Beachbride

            #166 Kristy!

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              Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:48 AM

              Hey girls. First, thank you Trini bride for the florist tip! Beachbride, some restaurants to look into are Jacques (where must of us are having our dinner), The Edge, The Coal Pot, and 1461. There are tons of good restaurants on the island.

              I do not have experience with either resort, but I think Rex would be a good choice because I think there are three different ones to choose from. Then you can go between each of them whenever you want. I apologize if I am wrong in saying this.

              My wedding is 10 weeks from tomorrow! Eek!

              #167 Neha

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                Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:51 AM

                Hi all! We are considering the Windjammer for our wedding but I looked up flight prices from New York and they are $800! (january 2010). Is that normal or will prices go down? Any help would be appreciated!

                #168 Beach-bride

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                  Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:14 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Kristy!
                  Hey girls. First, thank you Trini bride for the florist tip! Beachbride, some restaurants to look into are Jacques (where must of us are having our dinner), The Edge, The Coal Pot, and 1461. There are tons of good restaurants on the island.

                  I do not have experience with either resort, but I think Rex would be a good choice because I think there are three different ones to choose from. Then you can go between each of them whenever you want. I apologize if I am wrong in saying this.

                  My wedding is 10 weeks from tomorrow! Eek!
                  Thanks for the tip Kirsty!, I will see what I can find on each of these resturants.
                  I think our resort choice is going to have to come down to cost. I would rather stay at a "lesser" resort than have some of my guests not be able to make it. It will all depend on what is cheaper.
                  10 weeks? You must be bouncing off the walls with excitement - I know I will be.

                  Does anyone know if Trini bride has started her report yet? I have been looking for it but not seen it yet. If I am being dumb can someone help me out and post the link!

                  Ta
                  Beachbride

                  #169 vluv61109

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                    Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:09 AM

                    Hello Trini Bride,

                    Nice to have you back. Glad to hear your wedding was amazing... Thanks for the references as I am also picking out my flowers when I get down there.

                    I look forward to seeing pictures and more recommendations from you as I am a bit nervous now that I am only 3months away before my big day.

                    Thanks
                    Vel

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by trini bride
                    Hi Ladies. I am back from my wedding in St Lucia. We had an amazing time! In a couple days I will post my full account in the wedding reviews section. Chickadee you had a question about florists. I used an amazing florist who was so accommodating. My flowers ended up being a fraction of the price quoted by the wedding planner and I was able to get exactly what I wanted.

                    The flower shop is called Summersdale and it is not too far from Castries. Her name is Vera Anne and her phone number is 1-758-453-7016. I really liked the fact that she also has a garden where some of the flowers are grown, so you are able to have them freshly picked. All I did was email her a few weeks prior to my arrival and let her know the types of flowers I needed and she was able to let me know if they were available. I made my own bouquet and used flowers for my ceremony and reception.


                    #170 vluv61109

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                      Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:14 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Neha
                      Hi all! We are considering the Windjammer for our wedding but I looked up flight prices from New York and they are $800! (january 2010). Is that normal or will prices go down? Any help would be appreciated!
                      Hello,

                      As far as flight from NY it depends. Pricing is usually around $550-$750. If you are looking to buy tickets now, it might be a more expensive since Easter/Spring break is right around the corner, you might want to wait until after May to book, flights might go down, but again I don't know for sure...

                      Good luck!!




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