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#1151 RoryS

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    Posted 20 August 2009 - 03:47 PM

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    I hope this goes through!! I wrote an in depth wedding review when I got home and it did not post!!! So let me see if this posts and I will write another tonight when I get home from work. In short, the wedding and week was absolutely fantastic!! Sandra was our wedding coordinator, we couldn't have asked for anything better!!
    Hi Kim,
    How did everything go for you? I am anxiously awaiting your review. Were there any problems with the decorations? I think I told Jacy and Sandra about 20 times to be sure to put everything aside for you. I think they thought I was crazy, but I was worried.

    #1152 Jenna20

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      Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:24 AM

      Hey Echo...just thought I'd give you an update. I have also still not heard back from westjet. It was sounding like I may hear something by the end of the week, so I will see if anything comes through tomorrow!

      On another note Ethos did mention that it would take 6 months to order a dress, and from other friends who have bought at other stores in the city, that seems to be the standard. I know...pressure! Esp if you need alterations, that would put us around the time frame of end February, beginning of March...wedding April...?

      I'm not sure if you have seen the billboard for the Calgary Bridal Fair in Sept. I believe its on the 27th, I hear they have sample sales, however not sure if I would want to take my chances on it and not find something?

      #1153 echo2_62

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        Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:11 PM

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        Hey Echo...just thought I'd give you an update. I have also still not heard back from westjet. It was sounding like I may hear something by the end of the week, so I will see if anything comes through tomorrow!

        On another note Ethos did mention that it would take 6 months to order a dress, and from other friends who have bought at other stores in the city, that seems to be the standard. I know...pressure! Esp if you need alterations, that would put us around the time frame of end February, beginning of March...wedding April...?

        I'm not sure if you have seen the billboard for the Calgary Bridal Fair in Sept. I believe its on the 27th, I hear they have sample sales, however not sure if I would want to take my chances on it and not find something?

        Jenna,

        I have two different quotes from WJ now, so if you'd like to get an idea of what prices they are offering I could email them to you PM?? The first quote took nearly two weeks, but this new one took them about three days?!?! So now I'm considering another call to Jacy about getting the actual date we want. I just want to get something booked and in stone!!!!!!!

        As for my dress, I had earlier thought that I might wait until September to even start looking but then realized that if I had a six month window I wouldn' thave much time. I think I'd heard about the bridal fair in september but no details really. I'll keep shopping in the meantime and if I haven't completely fallen in love with one by then, I'll for sure check it out! Have you heard about any trunk sales coming up at all? I wasn't sure if those are only posted by individual locations... more homework I guess!

        #1154 jawhite77

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          Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:49 AM

          I am looking to get married april 24 or may 1, hopefully at 5 pm. I saw that you girls were looking to get married in april. jacy just emailed me today that she had times earlier on the 24. Is ant one planning on getting married @ 5 on the 24, or is anyone getting married on the 1st. just thought i would ask, since i could be flexible with me date.

          thanks!!

          #1155 echo2_62

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            Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:37 PM

            We just heard back from Jacy as well and have the options for earier times on the 16th of April. I was a bit worried that it might be a little warm in mid-day like that, but I'm thinking that I'll just get creative with my decorations so that all my guests have shade and waterbottles or something too! I'm not sure what dates the other April girls have picked out though (but of course I'm curious to find out!!).

            Now if only Geoff weren't out golfing right now I could actually run all this by him..... !!

            #1156 echo2_62

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              Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:58 PM

              For those of you that did the symbolic ceremony (not the legal one), were there any requirements for how many days in advance you needed to arrive before the actual wedding date?? I couldn't find it anywhere on the DPA site...??

              #1157 Ginalyn

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                Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:40 PM

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                Originally Posted by echo2_62
                For those of you that did the symbolic ceremony (not the legal one), were there any requirements for how many days in advance you needed to arrive before the actual wedding date?? I couldn't find it anywhere on the DPA site...??
                I don't think there was mention of any requirement (for symbolic ceremonies) on how many days in advance to you needed to arrive before the actual wedding. My recommendation would be to arrive at least 3 days before. This would give you time to have your initial meeting with the WC to go over all the details of your day, while also giving you time to enjoy the resort and relax a bit. It'll also give you time to do any follow up with the WC if you have anything else to ask about/request after your initial meeting.

                #1158 marryinghimagain

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                  Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:18 AM

                  Wow, all the DPA brides are quiet lately. I had to go a few pages down to find our thread. Wake up, everybody. We have lots to do! lol
                  On with my question.... has or is anyone just going with the complimentary wedding package that comes with the room bookings? I would love to hear how this worked out for you or what your details are.
                  I right now have a deposit for the complimentary package but was considering the next higher package. However, I don't need/want all the things included in that package. We have a total of 17 (including us) people. I can't seem to justify the almost couple thousand extra (Ours is a vow renewal for our 35th anniversary but still want it to be very nice.) but I do want to have a private reception. As far as the cocktail hour, we can just go to one of the bars before dinner. I just don't know if by the time we pay for a private dinner and extra flowers (2 extra bouquets/2 bouts) if it will be close to the upgrade price anyhow
                  Then there is the music issue. I know that we can use an Ipod but will that work for music in the gazebo for the ceremony? Can it be heard when we are walking down the aisle? Is there a place to plug in the docking station?
                  The only things we really want are the cake and toast, a private dinner (would like it outside), the few attendant flowers and the smallest photography. I have my own decorations and small centerpieces, also an ipod if it is feasible.
                  We would like to do a "first dance" at the private dinner. Did any of you do this when only having the "free" package?
                  Geez, it seems like so many questions. I am starting to feel stressed that this is going to be a mess. I was hoping that maybe someone here has "been there, done that". I have emailed Jacy but never seem to get the answers I need. I am kinda scared to wait until we get there. I want to know what we are doing and be all organized. HELP!

                  #1159 Ginalyn

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                    Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:33 PM

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                    Wow, all the DPA brides are quiet lately
                    That's exactly what I was thinking! I was thinking about bumping the thread since there hasn't been much activity going on in here.

                    Unfortunately I didn't go with the complimentary package so I don't know if I can answer your questions about that stuff.

                    For the IPod, I'm sure you'd be able to use it in the gazebo for the ceremony. They will probably let you hook it up to their speaker system. I remember prior to my wedding Sandra had asked me if I was bringing my own music for the ceremony. I didn't bring my own music and used the resort's. They had speakers and you could definitely hear it from far away.

                    I know it's hard not to stress but everything will be ok!! I think I mentioned this in other posts but I too was stressing out because it took ages for Jacy and Sandra to get back to me. But once you get to the month-before mark, they start responding quickly. Some days, Sandra and I were emailing back and forth like 5 times a day.

                    I hope some of the other brides on here using the complimentary package speak up!

                    #1160 2010wedding

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                      Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:46 PM

                      Hi all-
                      I am going with the Ultimate package so don't know much about the free wedding package.

                      I had 3 people book this week so there are 5 people coming!!
                      Janna




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