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Hope you girls have wonderful stagettes coming up! So much fun!

And great photos 1106wedding! I still have not been to Vegas....someday soon I hope.

 

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Miriam, what flavors was your cake? I've heard through the grapevine that the Strawberry flavor is pretty good, although I think risky. I love chocolate & Hazelnut so was thinking of doing that but would love feedback on past brides about which flavors worked for you!

We just did a vanilla flavour. (I am very allergic to caffefine, so I didn't want to chance anything.) I was very basic (think grocery store vanilla...LOL)

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Does anyone have any information/experience to share regarding small children flying back home without their parents? 

 

Our wedding group will be staying for a week and my daughter will be coming down with us, but my fiance's parents have offered to take her back to Canada (she is 4) with them (we all live in the same city) so that we can stay for the 2nd week by ourselves as a honeymoon.  Our TA said there should be no problems with this, but to get a notorized letter for them to take with them.  Anyone else done this? I just want to be sure the wording is correct! Thanks so much everyone!

I can't really help you with wording, but I would highly suggest going to a lawyer to draft this letter, just to be sure nothing goes wrong. It would be similar to when divorced parents travel with their children. You require the letter to state that "so and so are granted guardianship of your child". Then usually a seperate letter which can be done by hand acknowledging that you know when and where they are travelling (ie. date and destination of flight, and then photocopy of your passport(s), and maybe a contact number)

 

What a wonderful offer from your fiancee's parents! That's the best honeymoon gift!woot.gif

 

 

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I would love this too!!

 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

Does anyone have a wedding day itinerary they wouldn't mind sharing?

 

ie.

9am - girls breakfast

11- girls hair

2p-pics of guys getting ready

etc. etc.

(including the reception and who is speaking when/cake cutting etc.)



 

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Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

Does anyone have a wedding day itinerary they wouldn't mind sharing?

 

ie.

9am - girls breakfast

11- girls hair

2p-pics of guys getting ready

etc. etc.

(including the reception and who is speaking when/cake cutting etc.)

We didn't really have an itinerary, but here's sort of how my day went:

 

9am -girls only breakfast

10:30am- went to our room, and had hair and makeup done (bride and bridesmaids (3)). I had brought a lady down with us who did both hair and makeup (so the salon times may vary)

12:30- ordered room service for lunch (arrived about 1pm)

(during this time had a many of my girlfriends just dropping in and out to see me get ready. It was so nice and relaxed)

 

The photographer started dropping in around 11am and would go back and forth between the brides room and the grooms room.

 

1:45pm- hair and makeup completed. (me...still writing my wedding vows LOL)

2pm- bridesmaids got dressed

2:15pm- I started getting ready. Shoes on, jewelry on, dress on, veil on, and garter.

2:40pm- Last minute touchups.

2:45pm- got picked up by the WC for the walk to the beach.

(we really didn't do many posed photos of bridesmaids/groomsmen....we prefer the journalistic style. But again my morning was super relaxed! No rushing about :)

 

3pm- ceremony.
3:30pm- Ceremony complete and we have a drink with guests before heading off to do photos.***our photographer was fantastic and we only did about an hour with him. I know many other brides would go off for 2 hours for photos. So be flexible here!

 

4:30pm- joined our guests at our cocktail party. (4-6pm on the beach)

 

6pm- Reception started (we did an early start, because we had a number of young children as guests)

6:15pm- our MC welcomed everyone

6:20pm- appertizers served

6:35pm-first speech - Best man

6:50pm- second appertizer served

7:00pm- speech -maid of honor

7:15pm- main course served

7:40pm- speech- groomsman

8pm- speech- welcome to the family (from my sister)

8:15pm- desert

8:30pm- speech-grooms parents

8:45pm- thank you speech from bride and groom

9pm- cutting cake, flower toss and garter

9:15pm- dance time.

They started cleaning up shortly after 10pm. I think they stopped playing the music about 10:30ish. We then just moved to the coffee bar hut and partied til late in the night.

 

*these times are really all approximate. We had the speeches run between courses, just to keep things going and not to bore everyone to tears and have them run back to back.

 

Hope that helps a little, but my wedding was less than traditional. So most people would likely want to schedule more time for photos. And if you plan on seeing your groom before your ceremony (I didn't....saw him for the first time as I walked down the aisle) allow for time for that as well!
 

 

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Carsns38 added. First January 2012 bride!!!

 

 

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Has anyone booked for a sky wedding package? I am going for my rehearsal visit on September 22nd and I am planning on the sky wedding! I am curious about the opinions for those who opted not to do the sky wedding ....

 

 

 

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I considered the Sky Wedding especially since I didn't really want to have "random beach dwellers" in my photos. But, at the end of the day, I have a budget to keep. Unfortunately, I found it to be a little expensive.

 

Originally Posted by LauraandBrian View Post

Has anyone booked for a sky wedding package? I am going for my rehearsal visit on September 22nd and I am planning on the sky wedding! I am curious about the opinions for those who opted not to do the sky wedding ....

 

 

 



 

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 Can you give me an idea of the extra cost associated with the sky package... i was under the impression that you can add it on for 1700 ... and do you know if they do cost break for the number of rooms you book...tentatively we have ~40 rooms ...

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Chris and the boys want to go ATVing the morning of the wedding...does anyone else think this is just a bad idea?!

 

What did or what are other grooms and groomsmen doing while the girls are getting ready?

 

 

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Chris and the boys want to go ATVing the morning of the wedding...does anyone else think this is just a bad idea?!

 

What did or what are other grooms and groomsmen doing while the girls are getting ready?

Really depends on how long it would take to do the ATV tour. Usually those things leave the resort about 9am and return at 2pm....so depending on when the ceremony is scheduled it might be a bit tight. But really find out when the tours run and how long, and it might be possible?? (just remember most of these tours are about 15-30 minutes away.

 

My groom and his groomsmen, just hung out, went for a swim in the pool and drank.

 

 

 

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