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#1191 JayKay

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:10 PM

I am having a mini meltdown today!  We had booked our wedding date, a Tuesday, awhile back after our travel agent told us that Transat flys to Jamaica on Fridays out of Calgary.  Well she just called us and told us Transat is changing their flights to Mondays out of Calgarys and now I have been forced to change my wedding date!  I just called down there and the only day I could change it to is Friday the 13th.  Maybe I'm being crazy but I don't really want to get married that day!  My FI says 'its just another day'. Our only other option is to go with a different vacation company but then we will lose our group rate which was really good!  Ugh, I just want to cry!!

 

On a happier note, I bought my dress a few days ago!!!



#1192 lmarie

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    Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

    Congratulations on getting your dress JayKay!!

    Dont worry about having the wedding on Friday the 13th, you can have your dream wedding, and then for the rest of your lives Friday the 13th will always be a good day and hold good memories for you. You can turn it around! And I've personally never had any bad luck on that date. haha

     

    Originally Posted by JayKay 

    I am having a mini meltdown today!  We had booked our wedding date, a Tuesday, awhile back after our travel agent told us that Transat flys to Jamaica on Fridays out of Calgary.  Well she just called us and told us Transat is changing their flights to Mondays out of Calgarys and now I have been forced to change my wedding date!  I just called down there and the only day I could change it to is Friday the 13th.  Maybe I'm being crazy but I don't really want to get married that day!  My FI says 'its just another day'. Our only other option is to go with a different vacation company but then we will lose our group rate which was really good!  Ugh, I just want to cry!!

     

    On a happier note, I bought my dress a few days ago!!!



     



    #1193 ashley490

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      Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:40 PM

      holy crap!  I feel so bad for you!!  My travel agent warned me before booking that Transat is infamous for changing the dates they fly on so I went with Air Canada Vacations instead...but apparently whenever you book far in advance there's always a chance that the tour operator can change their dates regardless of who you fly with.  On the brighter side, I agree with your FI, the 13th is just another day.  It'll be beautiful regardless of the date and you'll be so overwhelmed with all of the hype from the day you'll forget that it's Friday the 13th.  But go with whatever makes you happy  :)  Perhaps we'll run into each other, we fly in on the 14th!

       

      Originally Posted by JayKay 

      I am having a mini meltdown today!  We had booked our wedding date, a Tuesday, awhile back after our travel agent told us that Transat flys to Jamaica on Fridays out of Calgary.  Well she just called us and told us Transat is changing their flights to Mondays out of Calgarys and now I have been forced to change my wedding date!  I just called down there and the only day I could change it to is Friday the 13th.  Maybe I'm being crazy but I don't really want to get married that day!  My FI says 'its just another day'. Our only other option is to go with a different vacation company but then we will lose our group rate which was really good!  Ugh, I just want to cry!!

       

      On a happier note, I bought my dress a few days ago!!!



       


      Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

      #1194 ashley490

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        Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:48 PM

        the other thing I was just thinking of was that you could always get married by a JP before you leave, that way you can keep your tuesday date because the 48 hr rule won't matter.  Just a thought.

         

        Originally Posted by JayKay 

        I am having a mini meltdown today!  We had booked our wedding date, a Tuesday, awhile back after our travel agent told us that Transat flys to Jamaica on Fridays out of Calgary.  Well she just called us and told us Transat is changing their flights to Mondays out of Calgarys and now I have been forced to change my wedding date!  I just called down there and the only day I could change it to is Friday the 13th.  Maybe I'm being crazy but I don't really want to get married that day!  My FI says 'its just another day'. Our only other option is to go with a different vacation company but then we will lose our group rate which was really good!  Ugh, I just want to cry!!

         

        On a happier note, I bought my dress a few days ago!!!



         


        Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

        #1195 Kristy28

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          Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:49 PM

          I just finished ready all 119 and the advice on here is amazing. I am planning my wedding for 2012 and I was having trouble deciding between this resort and the RIU Ocho Rios. Reading this thread has made the decision easy. Thanks everyone for the helpful advice.


          Wedding booked for December 12, 2012 at the RIU Ocho Rio....cannot wait.....it will be the best day of our lives

          #1196 lmarie

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            Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:50 PM


            lsmith211, you leave in two weeks?!?!?! You must be sooo excited! Best of luck to you with everything, cant wait to hear all about it when you get back!
             

            Originally Posted by lsmith211 


            I followed up with Chandlyn yesterday to see if there was any changes to the menu, cause I leave in 2 weeks and wanted to make sure we still had the same options....  She got back to me the same day (!!!) telling me they are the same
             



             



             



            #1197 ashley490

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              Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:25 PM

              Great choice going with GBPJ!  I think the Bahia is a better choice as I was also previously debating whether I should go with the Riu or the Bahia, but my travel agent advised me that the Riu has recently been having a lot of trouble with their groups department and as such she has stopped recommending that resort to her clients.  All of the ladies on here are super helpful as I'm sure you're aware after reading all 119 pages (yikes!)  lol!  Anyway, welcome to the forum :)

               

              Originally Posted by Kristy28 

              I just finished ready all 119 and the advice on here is amazing. I am planning my wedding for 2012 and I was having trouble deciding between this resort and the RIU Ocho Rios. Reading this thread has made the decision easy. Thanks everyone for the helpful advice.



               


              Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

              #1198 JayKay

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              Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:52 PM

               

              Originally Posted by lmarie 

              Congratulations on getting your dress JayKay!!

              Dont worry about having the wedding on Friday the 13th, you can have your dream wedding, and then for the rest of your lives Friday the 13th will always be a good day and hold good memories for you. You can turn it around! And I've personally never had any bad luck on that date. haha
               

              Maybe that day wont be so bad.  It turns out my grandparents were married on a friday the 13th and they have been married for over 55 years, so maybe it will be good luck!  I have never had any bad luck either.  Although, when I told my dad we had to change the date he was kind of upset, but he will get over it haha. 

               

              Originally Posted by ashley490 

              holy crap!  I feel so bad for you!!  My travel agent warned me before booking that Transat is infamous for changing the dates they fly on so I went with Air Canada Vacations instead...but apparently whenever you book far in advance there's always a chance that the tour operator can change their dates regardless of who you fly with.  On the brighter side, I agree with your FI, the 13th is just another day.  It'll be beautiful regardless of the date and you'll be so overwhelmed with all of the hype from the day you'll forget that it's Friday the 13th.  But go with whatever makes you happy  :)  Perhaps we'll run into each other, we fly in on the 14th!

              Yeah its a bummer but at least I know with 10 months to go then a few months before and have to change everything.  We will probably run into you!! We will be leaving the resort on the 16th to go to a different one for our honeymoon!

               
              Originally Posted by Kristy28 

              I just finished ready all 119 and the advice on here is amazing. I am planning my wedding for 2012 and I was having trouble deciding between this resort and the RIU Ocho Rios. Reading this thread has made the decision easy. Thanks everyone for the helpful advice.



              Welcome!  I hope you found tons of useful information in the past 119 pages!! That must have taken a bit of time! 

               



              #1199 lmarie

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                Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:55 PM



                Your grandparents were also married on Friday the 13th? Well that makes it perfect then!!  :)

                Originally Posted by JayKay 

                 

                Maybe that day wont be so bad.  It turns out my grandparents were married on a friday the 13th and they have been married for over 55 years, so maybe it will be good luck!  I have never had any bad luck either.  Although, when I told my dad we had to change the date he was kind of upset, but he will get over it haha. 

                 

                 

                 



                 

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                #1200 lmarie

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                  Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:57 PM

                  Welcome kristy28! I have learned so much from this forum as well. I love it, its pretty much become my life in the last couple of months.

                   

                  Originally Posted by Kristy28 

                  I just finished ready all 119 and the advice on here is amazing. I am planning my wedding for 2012 and I was having trouble deciding between this resort and the RIU Ocho Rios. Reading this thread has made the decision easy. Thanks everyone for the helpful advice.



                   






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