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OMG! Totally amazing reviews Jen!!! WOW! I loved it!! And there is still more to come! Wow you are ambitious!!! lol.. Thanks for all the info..

 

Oh and I seen your post on my facebook but I can't write on your wall.. so thanks for the bday wishes and plans are great! Basically all planned and booked! Its so easy... I rarely have any stress about the whole thing!! I love that I chose to do a DW!!! I bet you are all feeling the same!!!

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A DW was the best idea we ever made. PLanning over the internet when it suited us, never having to go visit vendors on the weekend. Dealing with one contact instead of many different vendors and contacts....ahhh so easy to do! Best idea ever!

 

I kind of wish I could do it all over again!

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I totally forgot to mention to you guys that I finally found those just married flip flops at a Michaels finally! I had been searching most all our Michaels here in Calgary and came upon them in a Michaels I never checked before!! Wahoo!! I can't wait to wear them for my TTD shoot and have them writing in the sand!!

 

Also my dress is almost ready for pick up from my drycleaner than off to get altered!! I am sooo excited! Found out I have about 2800 left to pay for everything extra I want on the wedding day!! Here I was thinking it was going to be outrageously expensive!! Got all my cake, bouquet, boutineer, dinner menus, decor and music and photograpghy all booked and ready to go.. now what do I just have to wait the 4 monthshuh.gif Wow... 4 months!!!! EEEE!!! I am super excited... can you tellhuh.gif lol

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I get to pick up my dress on friday from the drycleaners then drop it off at alterations! I can't believe I am at this stage already!!! And my 4 months is tomorrow!!! WOWZA!! I am soo excited! I ordered my veil and hair piece last thursday and its supposed to be here in the next couple of days! So excited for that too! For the next 4 months.. not really sure what I will do with myself!!! AHAHAHAHA! But I think they will go by faster than I think... the months so far have gone by soo fricking fast! Hey did you guys do the honeymoon supper on the beach that was included in the package? What menu did you go with and were you happy with it? Valeria is asking me to choose a menu for it, but I don't know what the food actually is?? lol.. so if you could let me know if you enjoyed your meal and what it was that would be much appreciated!!!

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Time will fly!!! We did the dinner on the beach, but I have to say, we wish we had skipped it. We had the coldest night, and it took 3 hours just to get our starter and main... So I was shivering and we left by dessert. We also didn't get a chance to try all the restaurants and would gave rather just gone to one.., mostly we wanted to see our friends which was weird! I would go for the early sitting rather than the late one so that it is not midnight when you finish! I don't remember what we ate, but the food was really good and the servers were so nice.... Sorry, can't be of much help other than to say give yourself lots if time!!!

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Thats cool, thanks for the advice. I have already asked her for the early sitting, just cause I didn't want to waste the night eating like you said... no worries! I was also going to ask, I couldn't remember who's pictures I was looking through and noticed that there was water bottles handed out.. did you guys ask for those or was that something the resort just did on their own? I was hoping to have custom wedding labels made up for my water bottles if they would provide the water bottles and basket to hold them.. Valeria tells me there is a 25US dollar setup fee for this? Man there is setup fees for everything! They even want to charge me to get one of my guests to put the programs on the seats...? Does that make any sense?? I think we will just do it anyways.. did you guys go through all thishuh.gif

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I didn't know there would be water bottles, didn't ask and didn't pay for them.... But they were there in a pretty basket for all our guests! The ladies at the resort are amazing, do not work out those details before you get there, they will probably just do the little extras for free! Don't pay to have your guests put anything out, we didn't! Seriously, don't commit to paying for anything other than the bare essentials before you get there, you will regret it!

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Oh ok that sounds good.. it just seems weird not to iron out everything before I get down there... maybe that has something to do with control! I don't want to give up that control. But if they just handed out those water bottles, then there is no reason for me to pre pay to have those done if they do it anyways.. and maybe I could still use my labels when I am down there without having to pay for it.. I'll try it out! lol.

 

4 months today! OMG! What all were you guys ironing out at this stage? I want to make sure I am not forgetting anything...I feel like I have everything under control and booked and taken care of... but anything you can remind me of would be great!!!

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Hi,

I am getting married January 14, 2010 at EDSS. I was also trying to plan everything before we left but after reading this entire thread I think we will just wait until we get there. I do have a couple of questions for EDSS brides though:

1) Anyone get make-up done at the resort any reviews? I am trying to decide whether to pay someone or just do it myself.

2) Can someone tell me how to download all the word documents in this thread (i.e. map of wedding locations)?

3) What is the early sitting for the private reception? I can't believe one person said they got to pay extra "music" costs for the reception to last until minght. My TA specifically enquired about this and Lomas said NO! Not even if we paid for a private cocktail party AFTER the dinner - crazy!

4) How much are the set-up fees? After being totally discouraged by the (in my opinion) obnoxious prices of decorations I have decided I will bring my own DIY handmade centrepieces, fans and programs for chairs and OOT bags. But in order to have these all handed out how much is that going to run me? I am sure my sister would do the set-up for me but someone even suggested they charge you for that! WTF?!

 

Anyways, thanks for all the tips and tricks, esp. the LOONG review by one recent bride - very helpful and so appreciated.

 

Yay!

Shona

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