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#1041 ashley490

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    Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:38 PM

    I love the travel mug idea!  I've been torn about the OOT bags because I can't figure out how I'd get everything down there without spending an arm and a leg, but I do want to give my guests something.  I'll have to check into this more :)

     

    Originally Posted by toesinsand30 

    heres a website i came across regarding the requirements

     

    http://www.weddingsi...equirement.html

     

     

     

    we arent doing OOT bags but we are doing travel mugs which i got screen printed through a vendor on ebay, and im stuffing them with travel assessories (like sunscreen, shampoo etc) and im wrapping them in celophan and tieing them with a luggage tag and a thank you card, im also doing thank you brochure which i did on vista print

     



     


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    #1042 ehpage

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      Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:56 PM

      Just got a reply from Chandlyn.. WOW fastest reply EVER!!!

      I sent her the NEW long form birth certificates from Nova Scotia - they have a hologram on them as well have their own stamp on them certifying they are originals.

      Chandlyn,
       
      Can you PLEASE confirm you have received my Birth Certificates & Passports by email (sent last week) and that my documents are in order?
       
      I am going away for 4 weeks and need to be sure you have everything  you need for our marriage.
       
      Thank you
      Erin 

       

      Hi Erin

      We have received the documents and everything is in order.

      Regards
       
      Chandlyn Edwards
      Groups Events & Wedding Planner
      Email: weddingplannerbpjam@bahia-principe.com
      Tel: 1 876 973 7000 · Extn: 50081 . Fax: 1 876 670 8503
      P.O. Box 106,Pear Tree Bottom, Runaway Bay, St. Ann · Jamaica West Indies  

       



      #1043 katelynn

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        Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:40 AM


        I made the drink guide actually...we were going to make a Brides drink and a Grooms drink so I was on websites and I typed in Jamaica and there were so many cool drinks I couldnt resist...plus it made me procrastinate from homework for a bit! lol
         

        Originally Posted by lmarie 


        Thanks katelynn for all of the ideas. You did a lot! I wont be able to do that many things, but your post was very helpful. Where did you find the Jamaican drink guide?
         



         



         


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        #1044 katelynn

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          Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:49 AM


          Love your bags!!! We actually got one love with our wedding date engraved inside our rings.

           

          Our bags are way to heavy and big to bring down to Jamaica, plus I am a heavy packer so we are handing them out when we get our tickets from our TA which is like 2 weeks before we depart. We plan to drop them off at everyone's house then so they can go through them and pack things where they want.

           

          This is where we got our stuff that your searching for

           

          Stadium Cups (prob going to order from Ebay) - 4imprint.ca - amazing to work with!!

           

          -aloe - got from Avon when they were like 80 cents each for a big one

           

          -face clothes or bath puffs - $ store - 3/$1

           

          -key card holders (I got my BM's cute Coach ones but everyone is getting plastic ones...as cheap as I can find!) - ebay - I think they are called like transverse card holders or something weird like that

           

          -chap stick - again Avon

           

          -puzzle books & Pens - $1 store

           

          -also going to get some Jamaican postcards - we did this too - I made them from Vistaprint...that site is SO damn addicting!
           

          Originally Posted by mekanabr 

          We are doing a welcome excursion and OOT bags for our guests.  I can't wait to surprise everyone with everything!  A few weeks out we are sending a letter and luggage tags that I made to everyone to get them excited.

           

          Our guests are arriving on Thursday and I'm trying to figure out how to get everyone their bags (I asked Bev/Chandlyn about it but haven't heard back yet).  Does anyone know how they are getting them to their guests?  I was hoping I could have the front desk hand them out or something but I'm not sure I trust leaving them at the front desk all day... 

           

          But anyway so far we are have:

           

          -Hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works

          -Flip flops from Old Navy

          -Flip Flop playing cards (7.99/dozen OT)

          -Squirt guns

          -Bubble Bath tablets

          -Silly Bands in luau shapes (I know kinda dumb but at my bachelorette party we had a 'consultant' who showed us the latest toys..if you know what I mean...and she gave us silly bands in shapes of well...'parts' and it will be funny for them to get the bracelets in their bags)

          -first aid kits, pepto, tylenol, etc

          -Just started making our "Jamaica Facebook" which is a front and back page of pictures of everyone (thank you facebook!), name, relation to us, and where they traveled from.  I'm going to get them printed out and put one in each bag so everyone knows who is who.

          -Passport Covers that I'm going to mae.  I got a sewing machine for xmas..bought super cute material..now it's just learning how to make them and finding time to get it all done!

          -I ordered personalized OOT bags from Oriental Trading (24 bags for $29..not bad!)  Here is a pic: I love them!

          jamaica OOT bags.jpg

           

           

           

          Still hoping to get:

          -Stadium Cups (prob going to order from Ebay)

          -aloe

          -face clothes or bath puffs

          -key card holders (I got my BM's cute Coach ones but everyone is getting plastic ones...as cheap as I can find!)

          -chap stick

          -pashminas for the girls

          -puzzle books & Pens

          -also going to get some Jamaican postcards to stick in the bags, addressed to us with a stamp so that when we get home from our honeymoon, we'll have mail :)

           

          On Friday we are taking everyone on a snorkeling cruise in Ochos Rios then off to Margaritaville for a bit.  We found a great tour from Jaital Tours and it was only $32 p/p, transportation from Resort included :)  So we also might put a disposable underwater camera in the bags...but not sure are going to be able to find them cheap enough.

           

          Can't wait to hear everyone else's ideas!

           

           



           


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          #1045 mekanabr

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            Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:15 AM

            Katelynn-  Thanks so much for the info...SUPER helpful!!!!!  We were thinking about getting One Love on our rings too! Fiance isn't too thrilled about the idea but I LOVE it so...prob gonna happen ;) hehe



            #1046 schayer

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              Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

              Hi Ehpage,

               

              When did you send your email to Chandlyn? I sent one on February 22nd and one on the 27th with title "Please Confirm Receipt" but still nothing.

              I'm starting to panic, we leave in less than a month! I don't want to bomboard her with emails, but i may have to come to that i guess...

              Originally Posted by ehpage 

              Just got a reply from Chandlyn.. WOW fastest reply EVER!!!

              I sent her the NEW long form birth certificates from Nova Scotia - they have a hologram on them as well have their own stamp on them certifying they are originals.

               

               



               



              #1047 acw271011

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              Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

              these are some terrific ideas!!  thanks everyone that posted. that gives me things to work with without being big, bulky and expensvie!!

               

              I'm surprised now because the link from toes says "notarized" but Chandlyn is saying everything is ok with what erin sent. but I wonder if that is because of the new NS raised seal that makes it look like it's notarized.

               

              I have a day off tomorrow and I'm going to phone and try and settle this question one way or another. I'm too worried about getting all the way down there and finding out we need cert documents and we don't have them!!


              I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

               

               

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              #1048 toesinsand30

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                Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:54 PM

                ashley 490 - we are giving our guests their travel mugs and such like a week or 2 before so we dont have to worry about bringing them with us :) perhaps you could do that instead of taking all that weight with you


                October 18, 2011 Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
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                and I would do it all over again :D


                #1049 ehpage

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                  Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:24 PM

                  I emailed her last night and got replies from her same evening.



                  #1050 soontobemrsdow

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                    Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:04 PM


                     

                    The pass is only required if the guest isn't staying on the resort.


                     

                    Originally Posted by ashley490 

                    The $75 day pass could be a new thing this year.  According to my travel agent things may be changing since new wedding packages are being released from the Bahia's head office.  She said that's she's received 2011 wedding packages for the Bahia's in Mexico so GBPJ may be getting new packages soon too since it's all the same chain.  I can only assume if you have something in writing stating there's no vendor's fee GBPJ would have to honor it though.

                     

                    On another note, is anyone doing OOT bags?  If so, what are you putting in them?  For those that are doing OOT bags are you also doing a group excursion?



                    I think they'll be happy either way! A group excursion is so much fun too! We didn't book one for everyone but once we got down there a bunch of us talked about who was interested in what and about 14 of us went on an excursion the day after the wedding and it was a blast! We did the ziplining and white river tubing and we were pretty much our own group with the exception of like 4 or 5 other people. It really was an amazing day and you and your guests will llove it! Its something fun to do off the resort! 



                    Originally Posted by ashley490 

                    For the OOT bags I've heard of other brides doing beach towels but that can be pretty pricey and difficult to transport.  So I'm debating maybe doing facecloths instead since the Bahia's are spanish resorts and they don't generally give facecloths unless you specifically ask for them. I'm undecided though.  What are everyone's thoughts on skipping OOT bags and just taking everyone on a "welcome" excursion?  



                     This must be a new thing or something because I never once heard anything about it when I was planning my wedding. All we had to do was scan and email the copies and just make sure we brought the orginals down with us which she then took a photocopy of then. Are they telling you girls you don't need to bring down the originals then? Because I was always told even though I sent copies weHAD to have the originals present with us in Jamaica.



                    Originally Posted by tris 

                    I'm actually in the same boat! We ordered the long forms of our birth certificates and sent them in about a month back. Still haven't heard back about it. Other girls on my April forum are talking about notorized documents, but I can't find it written anywhere that these things need to be signed by a lawyer.

                     

                    HELP US!
                     



                     



                     Ok so just a heads up about the squirt guns. My sister was packing my nephews toys when we were getting ready to head down and soemthing told her to check the airlines restrictions and it was a definate no no to pack any toys that resembles a gun, grenade, knife, etc Basically anything that looks like a weapon you aren't allowed to pack because when it goes through the scanners they can't tell if it's plastic or real so they'll tear your luggage apart and most likely confiscate it as well. So I jsut wanted to give you a heads up about it because I never would have though about it but it does make sense!



                    Originally Posted by mekanabr 

                    We are doing a welcome excursion and OOT bags for our guests.  I can't wait to surprise everyone with everything!  A few weeks out we are sending a letter and luggage tags that I made to everyone to get them excited.

                     

                    Our guests are arriving on Thursday and I'm trying to figure out how to get everyone their bags (I asked Bev/Chandlyn about it but haven't heard back yet).  Does anyone know how they are getting them to their guests?  I was hoping I could have the front desk hand them out or something but I'm not sure I trust leaving them at the front desk all day... 

                     

                    But anyway so far we are have:

                     

                    -Hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works

                    -Flip flops from Old Navy

                    -Flip Flop playing cards (7.99/dozen OT)

                    -Squirt guns

                    -Bubble Bath tablets

                    -Silly Bands in luau shapes (I know kinda dumb but at my bachelorette party we had a 'consultant' who showed us the latest toys..if you know what I mean...and she gave us silly bands in shapes of well...'parts' and it will be funny for them to get the bracelets in their bags)

                    -first aid kits, pepto, tylenol, etc

                    -Just started making our "Jamaica Facebook" which is a front and back page of pictures of everyone (thank you facebook!), name, relation to us, and where they traveled from.  I'm going to get them printed out and put one in each bag so everyone knows who is who.

                    -Passport Covers that I'm going to mae.  I got a sewing machine for xmas..bought super cute material..now it's just learning how to make them and finding time to get it all done!

                    -I ordered personalized OOT bags from Oriental Trading (24 bags for $29..not bad!)  Here is a pic: I love them!



                    We each get two free bags through Delta so I think we are planning to use two of them for us and two of them for wedding stuff...hopefully we'll have room! lol.  I definitely don't want to spend a ton to get everything down there.  We are getting stadium cups bc they stack...I have no idea how brides get mugs with handles down there....they would take up so much room!

                     

                    All this talk about birth certificates means I guess I should start figuring out what we need to send in soon.  Thanks ladies for reminding me!



                     



                     

                     






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