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I ordered my bm dresses from J.Crew and they worked out great. We had to exchange a few sizes but they have such an excellent shipping policy it wasn't a problem - you only pay for shipping once, it doesn't matter how many times you send it back! A couple of the girls had a few minor alterations done here and they all looked fab.
 

Originally Posted by MissNatalie18 View Post

Thanks Proti! I think we will go with those! I just worry about online, that they might not fit right.

Have a blast Boo!



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Wow I LOVE those outfits!! Hate to order online without trying them on first, so we are heading to Cross Iron Mills this weekend to see if we can find something similar. If not, it might be J Crew! I can't believe I never thought of doing grey before, I love it! And I think it will look great with our colours (teal, purple).

 

Natalie - so sorry to hear about your situation! But I'm really happy its working out for you! And that you're doing the Jellyfish, I remember how excited you were about it. Are you sending your guests 'change the date' cards? I saw a thread about that on here, people had some really cute ideas for notifying guests of the change! 

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I'm glad those suits are such a great inspiration to everyone! Natalie, for Groom's suit (jacket and pants) plus pats and vest x4, with tax and duties it comes to about $1500. They have regular 25% off sales, so it should come to about $1100 all in. Not too shabby :)

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I just noticed this post!  That's so frustrating, but props to you for finding the positives in this whole situation!  I'm sure your new venue will be fantastic :)

 

No clue what we are doing for table setups yet.  The resort is providing white tablecloths and chair covers, and I'm still thinking of buying chair sashes and table overlays in our wedding colors... but I dont know if that puts too much fussiness into what was supposed to be a simple beach wedding.  I do know that I dont want white tables and chairs though, thats just blah.  And centerpieces are still a little bit of a struggle to figure out.  The ones the resort has are pretty ugly and overpriced.  I'd love to take things from here, but anything I like involves large pieces of glass and I'm SO worried I'm going to end up breaking it all on the way there!

 

 

 

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Proti - I love those suits, that is exactly the idea I have in mind for my FI and his GM's.  Where are those suits from?  Please let me know if you end up finding a reasonable price for an outfit like that, as I would love to find something on the less expensive side.  We have four GM's to buy for...eeek!

 

Some bad news happened to me a few weeks ago and I was going to come on here and rant then, but I was so angry I decided to calm down first.  Sunquest decided to cancel the flight my group was flying on, and the only option was to leave four days earlier.  It really wasn't a huge deal, but I have sent out my save the dates, and now our wedding date has to be changed, because we were leaving on April 11th and the wedding was on the 14th, but now we have to leave on the 8th, and there is no way I am having my wedding the day before we leave.  The only other night available to have the wedding is on the 13th, which I am slightly superstitious about.  I just hate the fact that all my STD's went out with the wrong wedding date.  Makes me furious.  Apparently after all of this, I asked my TA if there was any chance things could get changed again, and she said YES...not very likely, but still, how can they expect us to pay all these deposits and then just switch our flights. 

 

I am actually excited though, and turned this negative into a positive buy switching my wedding venue completely.  We are now getting married April 13th at the Jellyfish restaurant in Punta Cana, and I am soooooo excited about it.  I get to plan everything, and Mayte (the coordinator at the restaurant) said she will decorate however I want.  I like the idea that we are going to be taking our guests away from the resort for the night and having a more intimate wedding offsite.  I hope it all works out!

Also, does anyone have ideas on their table setups?  I want a really contemporary feel.  My colours are lilac, slate gray and green.  I do want white table clothes and lots of candles, with a few hints of my colours.  Let me know what you guys are doing.

 

Natalie



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Hey Sandy - I am pumped about the Jellyfish, but still totally scared about getting married on the 13th.  My mom says that 13 is a lucky number in Italy, so it can't be that bad.  However, I am still having nightmares about it.  I am not doing "change the dates", just because it is only a day difference, and really no one has booked yet, so it shouldn't be a huge deal.  I am going to send an email out though to let everyone know.  How r things with you and planning?  Are we doing a get together anytime soon?

 

Proti - Thanks for the update on prices...I think $1000 is okay...kinda expensive, but really we are not going to find anything crazy cheap. 

 

Cookie - I also wanted to bring down stuff, and saw another bride on here say she just paid extra to have additional luggage and all in all it still worked out to be way cheaper than buying the decorations from the resort.  I think as long as you don't go crazy, and pack everything well, you should be okay.  It is so hard to decide without being able to see the finished set up at our venue. 

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Cookie I would really , REALLY advise against taking glass over there...I tried to bring one of my sister's centerpieces back to Calgary from Toronto and it broke :( I can only imagine if I had taken more than one (my luggage would have been full of glass!)

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I am not having my wedding there, but I am a TA and get lots of the details.  They aren't taking on any new passengers right now...they are all being shuffled to different resorts in the Mayan.  I can't imagine being scheduled for my wedding there and having to postpone/cancel/change everything.  Nor can I imagine getting married there and losing my new husband to an explosion.  What a tragedy.

 

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Are any of our Calgary brides having their wedding atthe Grand Riviera Princess? What's the story there? Are they closing for renos, etc?



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