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#3071 Patourn

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    Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:32 PM

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    Originally Posted by swankster77
    I'm on the run and will answer your question later about the OOT Bags cuz I have some stuff to say :) But wanted to quick post this link to the video that DJ Bijan posted on youtube!!! Check it out:

    YouTube - Kirsten and Aaron's Wedding Video
    Swankster...first off the hop you looked beautiful!! Your make-up turned out amazing!! I'm so glad to hear that everything went off without a hitch! All that sense of panic for nothing! Also glad to hear that the Gran Tortuga was opened when you went! Can't wait until you post your review! I'm busting with questions but I'll wait a bit before overwhelming ya! :o)
    On a separate note I have to tell you how awesome Jazmin has been! I sent her an email recently and today she called me!!! Because she is going on vacation and didn't have the time to reply via email! She was amazing!
    The video is very cool. I'm so glad that we decided to go with DJ Bijan! Looking and yours and swongs pictures makes me wish I was getting married next week!

    #3072 midnight24

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      Posted 21 June 2010 - 03:42 AM

      exciting news!! we got our official marriage certificate last week in the mail!!! it only took 7 weeks. karla told us we would get it in 3-4 months!

      for anyone debating on doing the legal ceremony in mexico...it is sooooooooooooo EASY!!! seriously.

      also...here's some photos from our AHR for those who want to see. we had it at a boutique hotel in chatham...and i totally loved my hair way better that day than in mexico! Wendy Rose's Photos - chatham wedding reception (pics from others) | Facebook

      #3073 waybuloo

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        Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:04 AM

        No pressure ladies but am dieing for your reviews!! :) :) :) :)

        Swankster you look stunning & the video looks like you had great fun at your reception :)

        Midnight 24 - Your photos are also amazing of your AHR & I love looking at photos...keep em coming!!

        #3074 swankster77

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          Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:09 PM

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          Originally Posted by jjohnson30
          i am glad to hear that the food was good. are you girls doing OOH bags for all of the best. if you are or if you did what did you put in them for your guests.
          First of all the guests LOVED the OOT bags... I am so glad we did them. The things that were used the most were the bags themselves (the guests brought them EVERYWHERE!), the mugs - again EVERYONE used them all the time - a huge hit! The towels were also used by everyone since we noticed that if we lost any of the pool towels the resort supplied there was a $50 fee, other things that were used: tylenol, immodium/tums/pepto, bandaids, keycard/tip holder - even though the resort had actual metal keys with lanyard - most attached the pouch without the wrist coil to the lanyard. some things that I did not see get used were: sudoku books, cards, hand sanitizer (every restaurant had this at the entrance), drink mixes (the packets you pour into a bottle of water), spanish for dummies and water proof containers. Some things that some people used but not all: water cameras and off wipes. I have pics of our bags/contents... I'll post those in the OOT bag thread soon.

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Patourn
          Swankster...first off the hop you looked beautiful!! Your make-up turned out amazing!! I'm so glad to hear that everything went off without a hitch! All that sense of panic for nothing! Also glad to hear that the Gran Tortuga was opened when you went! Can't wait until you post your review! I'm busting with questions but I'll wait a bit before overwhelming ya! :o)
          On a separate note I have to tell you how awesome Jazmin has been! I sent her an email recently and today she called me!!! Because she is going on vacation and didn't have the time to reply via email! She was amazing!
          The video is very cool. I'm so glad that we decided to go with DJ Bijan! Looking and yours and swongs pictures makes me wish I was getting married next week!
          Thank you so much!! Yes, Jazmin is awesome... I got frustrated with her when she would take weeks to respond to emails but after being there and actually seeing just how busy she is and how hard she works for each bride I have a new respect for her! The day of our meeting I also saw her (and her trainee Mara) meet with 3 other brides. That does not include any weddings that she might have had that day. She is so on top of things - things that I didn't see her write down and I thought she'd forget - nope - she was spot on with everything. And Mara, who is new, was equally great!

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by waybuloo
          No pressure ladies but am dieing for your reviews!! :) :) :) :)

          Swankster you look stunning & the video looks like you had great fun at your reception :)

          Midnight 24 - Your photos are also amazing of your AHR & I love looking at photos...keep em coming!!
          I know exactly how you are feeling! I was the same way before I left! With that said - I have started my review (i'm writing it in word and then plan to copy/paste once it's done) I also want to add pictures so as soon as I get all that ready I'll post!

          In the meantime if anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to PM me! I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have... so if you'd rather not wait for my review - no worries :)

          #3075 TATrisha

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          Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:17 PM

          Seeing all of your pictures and reading the review makes me want to go back SO badly! I cannot wait to get back to the resort and take our daughter with us. Ah... bliss! :)

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          #3076 KRama

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            Posted 21 June 2010 - 03:38 PM

            I posted my review! I have a link to it in my siggy...

            #3077 HereFishie

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              Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:39 PM

              I know Tlseege! Hubby is already talking about going back there next April for our first anniversary!

              Great pics at your AHR Wendy! If it was possible, you look MORE amazing than when we met at the Premier Lobby on your wedding day!

              Congrats to all the recent wives of GBP and newly engaged and planning brides! You've picked one of the best resorts out there!!!

              #3078 midnight24

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                Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:29 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by HereFishie
                I know Tlseege! Hubby is already talking about going back there next April for our first anniversary!

                Great pics at your AHR Wendy! If it was possible, you look MORE amazing than when we met at the Premier Lobby on your wedding day!

                Congrats to all the recent wives of GBP and newly engaged and planning brides! You've picked one of the best resorts out there!!!
                thanks cheryl...i wasn't all sweaty with frizzy hair at the AHR!

                #3079 waybuloo

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                  Posted 22 June 2010 - 05:46 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by swankster77
                  First of all the guests LOVED the OOT bags... I am so glad we did them. The things that were used the most were the bags themselves (the guests brought them EVERYWHERE!), the mugs - again EVERYONE used them all the time - a huge hit! The towels were also used by everyone since we noticed that if we lost any of the pool towels the resort supplied there was a $50 fee, other things that were used: tylenol, immodium/tums/pepto, bandaids, keycard/tip holder - even though the resort had actual metal keys with lanyard - most attached the pouch without the wrist coil to the lanyard. some things that I did not see get used were: sudoku books, cards, hand sanitizer (every restaurant had this at the entrance), drink mixes (the packets you pour into a bottle of water), spanish for dummies and water proof containers. Some things that some people used but not all: water cameras and off wipes. I have pics of our bags/contents... I'll post those in the OOT bag thread soon.



                  Thank you so much!! Yes, Jazmin is awesome... I got frustrated with her when she would take weeks to respond to emails but after being there and actually seeing just how busy she is and how hard she works for each bride I have a new respect for her! The day of our meeting I also saw her (and her trainee Mara) meet with 3 other brides. That does not include any weddings that she might have had that day. She is so on top of things - things that I didn't see her write down and I thought she'd forget - nope - she was spot on with everything. And Mara, who is new, was equally great!



                  I know exactly how you are feeling! I was the same way before I left! With that said - I have started my review (i'm writing it in word and then plan to copy/paste once it's done) I also want to add pictures so as soon as I get all that ready I'll post!

                  In the meantime if anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to PM me! I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have... so if you'd rather not wait for my review - no worries :)
                  I've probably asked you this question before so apologies if I have.....did you use the resort photographer? If so how did you find them?

                  #3080 swankster77

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                    Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:45 AM

                    Hey ladies! I haven't forgotten about you... just busy getting everything together to post my planning thread. Now that I finally have that out of the way I can focus on my review :)




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