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#141 mekanabr

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    Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:42 PM

    Agreed, the reviews are scary but they complain about the most ridiculous things. And if they have a vacation in Jamaica and the only thing they can write about are negative nit-picking things, then they aren't going to be happy anywhere! It's Jamaica Mon...Relax!!! :)
    Besides, it's our wedding and we'll all be surrounded by friends and family. When we're not in Jamaica, we keep each other happy and entertained- so I can't imagine that anyone can have a bad time when we're surrounded by friends, fam, beaches and booze!!

    #142 katelynn

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      Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:48 PM

      I was feeling the same way when we met with our travel agent who is also our wedding planner and a destination wedding specialist. She actually went down there in April for her nieces wedding...I think that really speaks volumes. And like a lot of you said - take things with a grain of salt, some people complain at the stupidest things...I am going on vacation so I am not worrying about stupid little things!
      Today I marry my bestfriend, the one I laugh with, the one I love.

      #143 jennypenny23

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        Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:16 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by mekanabr
        Agreed, the reviews are scary but they complain about the most ridiculous things. And if they have a vacation in Jamaica and the only thing they can write about are negative nit-picking things, then they aren't going to be happy anywhere! It's Jamaica Mon...Relax!!! :)
        Besides, it's our wedding and we'll all be surrounded by friends and family. When we're not in Jamaica, we keep each other happy and entertained- so I can't imagine that anyone can have a bad time when we're surrounded by friends, fam, beaches and booze!!
        VERY well put!! I agree... some people complain just to hear their own voices... Your vacation is what YOU make it to be! Everything will be Irie!!

        #144 AshleyL

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          Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:21 PM

          Thanks ladies and you are absolutely right! A trip is what you make it and i guess if u want to run around taking pics of dirty carpet on the resort thats your call lol. My very discerning Aunt has stayed at the GBPJ and loved it and I've stayed at a Bahia in Punta Cana and had a fab time.
          Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!

          #145 tris

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            Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:12 AM

            I'm glad we're all so positive :)
            Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

            #146 mekanabr

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              Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:13 PM

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              I'm glad we're all so positive :)
              It must be bc most of our weddings are still a few months off (for me its still a year!) so we haven't turned into crazy, frantic bridezillas yet hehe

              or wait, isn't that why we're doing DWs anyway? We get to avoid all of that stress and RELAX!! I'll take bad reviews over having to do an at home wedding any day. Ahhh I can't wait, we are def the smartest brides! lol


              Anywho- Is anyone doing anything really unique for your reception, ceremony, OT bags, anything like that? I love little details that make a wedding really standout (not that a DW isn't memorable as it is...but ya know what I mean).

              The only thing I have planned so far is that we're going to take all of our guests on a catamaran trip, either a sunset cruise or a snorkeling trip as kind of a welcome get together & thank you for everyone that traveled so far. Also, this isn't that super original but I love the idea of it- We're going to put self addressed, stamped post cards in all of the OT bags and ask ppl to please write their favorite memory on the card and send it to us, that way we'll have mail when we get back from our honeymoon and we can put them all in our wedding album. :)

              #147 tris

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                Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:12 PM

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                Originally Posted by mekanabr
                Also, this isn't that super original but I love the idea of it- We're going to put self addressed, stamped post cards in all of the OT bags and ask ppl to please write their favorite memory on the card and send it to us, that way we'll have mail when we get back from our honeymoon and we can put them all in our wedding album. :)
                That's so cute! I love it!

                I'm still trying to think of unique and fun ideas to make things a little more special, and I'm sure they'll come as I get more into planning.

                I love the idea of doing a group activity beforehand as well. I'm trying to think of some ideas that are a little cheaper... we're already paying extra to rent a restaurant for the night. We want to have a real reception and this was just the easiest way to do it without moving around so much.

                Anyone have any great "couples kiss" games? One of my favorites I've seen on the board is a martini shaker in the middle of the table and the guest takes a shot and the bride & groom kiss. I was thinking of doing something similar up at the mic having shooters ready to go, and they have to come up and tell a funny story about us and do the shot. We've been together for over 8 years now so there are SOOO many hilarious stories. Is that too complicated? Just an idea now.
                Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

                #148 akua420

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                  Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:47 PM

                  I totally think we're not bridezillas cuz DW's are pretty much stress free, as long as you're easy-going yourself, and I am. The only thing that matters is me and my FI are getting married, nothign else matters. I don't even care if it rains.

                  The shot one is super cute! Love it

                  And I am totally going to steal Mekanbar about the postcards, that is so cute! And it would be nice coming home to have them waiting in your mailbox. Great idea!
                  I haven't thought of anythign too unique, I'm hoping that something will hit me!
                  Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

                  #149 jennypenny23

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                    Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:34 PM

                    Mekanbar- I LOVE the postcards idea!! Im stealing it also so I can put them in my scrapbook once we return!

                    Tris- Love the kissing game-storytelling.... so many hilarious stories are sure to come up! lol

                    We officially ahve 49 guests booked for our wedding! It's getting close (kind of, lol)

                    #150 AshleyL

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                      Posted 04 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

                      For the reception back home I was thinking of a jerk chicken spice rub and Bob Marley CD as favors. Also we are having the guests fill out postcards from Jamaica instead of a traditional guest book. I'll put them in an album afterward.
                      Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!




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