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#2111 bride5656

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    Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:21 AM

    Noemi, wow your invitations look Fab!!! :Dx Dont forget to post some pix's when they will be completed too :)))

     

    xoxo



    #2112 bride5656

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      Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:27 AM



       

      Originally Posted by dcairns 


      I'm doing OOT bags,  believe me I realized how much i've bought. I bought stuff for games to keep everyone together during the time (rubber duckies, ring toss) I made first aid kits, passport welcome letter, bought some murano starfish necklaces for the ladies.. some tide to go and items like that.  We decided also to go to the local village and buy souvenirs for each guest as a boboniere. We also made a wedding soundtrack with our first dance, and toss music ect...  Its all good, doesn't really matter what you put in, because its the thought that counts.
       



       



      Thank you so much Dana for advice on OOT bags :))) The reason I am so stuck i think is that I never thought I will do them lol (its not something we do in the UK) but after reading and seeing pictures of the brides who did on here, i found it an amazing idea :D I also love your idea of getting little suveniers from local village, its sooo sweet :)) Is the village not far from the resort? its just i never been there before :D

      So I will try and work on it this month and I will post anything I will come up here , so you girls can tell me what you think! :))

       

      xoxo

       



      #2113 bride5656

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        Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:31 AM

        Kelsie thank you ever so much as well for help with OOT bags as well!!!! :Dx I should look into "soulmates", cos our ceremony is at the gazebo as well, I am sure ladies will appreciate it! :))) And you are right about putting useful things in OOT bags, it does make sense, no one wants to come back with more luggage then they came with lol :D

         

        xoxo



        #2114 dcairns

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          Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:50 AM


          Well the FI looked into apparently and there is a small fishing village and i'm sure there are vendors.  BUT i will be able to tell you in three weeks! Three weeks today at this moment i will be in the airport ready to leave... is it time to panic yet???


           

          Originally Posted by amurka 



           



          Thank you so much Dana for advice on OOT bags :))) The reason I am so stuck i think is that I never thought I will do them lol (its not something we do in the UK) but after reading and seeing pictures of the brides who did on here, i found it an amazing idea :D I also love your idea of getting little suveniers from local village, its sooo sweet :)) Is the village not far from the resort? its just i never been there before :D

          So I will try and work on it this month and I will post anything I will come up here , so you girls can tell me what you think! :))

           

          xoxo

           



           



          #2115 bride5656

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            Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:14 AM

            Oh wow Dana, three weeks is SOOOO soon!!! :))) Sooo happy for you girl - sun, sea and cocktails await you ;Dx I will be honest, when I will have 3 weeks to go, I will be panicking a bit LOL :D But don't worry hun you will see its all going to be perfect and you will have the most beautiful and amazing day with your then husband!;))

            Really can't wait to see pictures and your review too :)))

             

            xoxo



            #2116 chanelo

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              Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:53 AM

              Hi Ladies, panicking here a bit. My understanding of the free wedding is the same as yours, book 5 rooms and get it free. My last question about whether I have to book them direct with the hotel or not was answered already, but I was a little concerned about whether or not the travel agent would tell the hotel that all of the guests were with my wedding party as I did not book the wedding through them. Amurka and UK brides you might be able to help me out. I am booking through thomson, however I only wanted to book the holiday with them and then book the wedding directly with Tiara (which I have done) but when I called thomson today to make sure they let the hotel know my guests are with our wedding they put me through to their wedding department who are telling me I need to book the wedding through them to get it free. and the problem I have with that is that I cant contact the hotel directly if I do that and have to go through thomson with all of my requests/details etc. I am confortable with Tiara now and want to have full control over the day, but I also want to make sure i dont get lumped with a bill for $900 if I cant prove prior to arrival who my guests are!

               

              after writing this I kinda think i'm worrying for nothing but what do you think?



              #2117 KCB2011

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                Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:53 AM

                Sounds like the travel agency is just trying to get you to do everything through them to get a little more commission - you definitely DO NOT have to book the wedding through them to get the free package.  You will have to provide a list to Tiara of your guests names and which of them (probably all of them...) are staying at the resort.  This way Tiara will be able to see that you have booked enough rooms to get the free package and it shouldn't be an issue.  Worst case scenario, you have your guests confirm with the hotel at check in that they are with your wedding party.  No need to panic, but understandable since it is $900!!!
                 

                Originally Posted by chanelo 

                Hi Ladies, panicking here a bit. My understanding of the free wedding is the same as yours, book 5 rooms and get it free. My last question about whether I have to book them direct with the hotel or not was answered already, but I was a little concerned about whether or not the travel agent would tell the hotel that all of the guests were with my wedding party as I did not book the wedding through them. Amurka and UK brides you might be able to help me out. I am booking through thomson, however I only wanted to book the holiday with them and then book the wedding directly with Tiara (which I have done) but when I called thomson today to make sure they let the hotel know my guests are with our wedding they put me through to their wedding department who are telling me I need to book the wedding through them to get it free. and the problem I have with that is that I cant contact the hotel directly if I do that and have to go through thomson with all of my requests/details etc. I am confortable with Tiara now and want to have full control over the day, but I also want to make sure i dont get lumped with a bill for $900 if I cant prove prior to arrival who my guests are!

                 

                after writing this I kinda think i'm worrying for nothing but what do you think?



                 



                #2118 bride5656

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                  Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:57 PM

                  Chanelo - Kelsie is completely right! You don't have to book everything with your travel agent to get your wedding package for free - I asked the same thing Yanna when I first started to consider DLR as our wedding resort and she told me same too! :))) So no worried hun, everything will be alright :)))x ...but i do understand how you feel though..some travel agents i spoke with while trying to sort out our booking were very confusing and some times didn't even know all the details about packages at all...:/ But at the end we went with Caribbean warehouse, they are brilliant so far :D 

                  Hope it helped and you feel at least a bit better about it all :)

                   

                  xoxo



                  #2119 Nemo831

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                    Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:10 PM

                    Thanks ladies for the compliments on the invitations.  I am excited to see it and will definitely post pics once they are done...I have a question I don't know if anyone has done it but have any of the brides to be here or Mrs. used the ballroom for their reception?  This is what I am doing as I want it inside but I don't think anyone has used it on here.  Any help will be great.  Just want to know how they are and if the ac works and all that good stuff..thanks a bunches!



                    #2120 dcairns

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                      Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:34 PM

                      Hi Chanelo,

                       

                      I booked the trip with a travel agent and I booked the wedding directly with Tiara. I do not see why you have to go through Thompson. I have multiple guests coming from different places and who did not book with my  travel agent. You just give Tiara the wedding guest names and what flight they will be coming on. I did not have an issue after that. I'm sure you will be fine!

                       

                      Originally Posted by chanelo 

                      Hi Ladies, panicking here a bit. My understanding of the free wedding is the same as yours, book 5 rooms and get it free. My last question about whether I have to book them direct with the hotel or not was answered already, but I was a little concerned about whether or not the travel agent would tell the hotel that all of the guests were with my wedding party as I did not book the wedding through them. Amurka and UK brides you might be able to help me out. I am booking through thomson, however I only wanted to book the holiday with them and then book the wedding directly with Tiara (which I have done) but when I called thomson today to make sure they let the hotel know my guests are with our wedding they put me through to their wedding department who are telling me I need to book the wedding through them to get it free. and the problem I have with that is that I cant contact the hotel directly if I do that and have to go through thomson with all of my requests/details etc. I am confortable with Tiara now and want to have full control over the day, but I also want to make sure i dont get lumped with a bill for $900 if I cant prove prior to arrival who my guests are!

                       

                      after writing this I kinda think i'm worrying for nothing but what do you think?



                       






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