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#1961 keriltz

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    Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:12 PM

    I'm Back!!!  It was AMAZING!!!

     

    I never brought anything for decorations but Chadlyn put some stuff up on the gazebo which was nice, i ordered my flowers from Jan's, they weren't exactly what i ordered but close enough and they missed giving me a boquet and gave us 4 extra boutineer's and didn't give me the wrist crosages for the mom's as i ordered also they never got delivered until 10 minutes after my wedding ceremony was supposed to start - So not sure if i would recommend them.  The webcasting only worked for some people and the guy was supposed to give us a copy of it which he promised and never delivered.  The photographer Merrick Cousley was AMAZING!!!!!!!  I would recommend him highly!  We had dinner at the Grill and it was soooo good! The resort is beautiful!  I can't complain about anything, there were minor glitches i guess but i'm pretty easy going so nothing bothered me.  As they say in Jamaica there are no problem's mon only small situations!! haha  We went on some tours and through a few different people and the best was knowjamaica.com, i would suggest everyone to check them out and book with them, every other one we used only seemed to be interested in money and didn't ever seem like you paid enough and kept saying that we needed to tip big - Very annoying! So avoid and book with knowjamaica.  Ask anything you ladies want!

     

     

     

     

     

     



    #1962 cupcake1382

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      Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:31 PM

      You looked amazing!! So glad you had a wonderful time, I have 98 days left!! Anything you can twill me would be great, did you do welcome bags? Anything you would leave behind or wish you brought etc..

      I'm Back!!!  It was AMAZING!!!

       

      I never brought anything for decorations but Chadlyn put some stuff up on the gazebo which was nice, i ordered my flowers from Jan's, they weren't exactly what i ordered but close enough and they missed giving me a boquet and gave us 4 extra boutineer's and didn't give me the wrist crosages for the mom's as i ordered also they never got delivered until 10 minutes after my wedding ceremony was supposed to start - So not sure if i would recommend them.  The webcasting only worked for some people and the guy was supposed to give us a copy of it which he promised and never delivered.  The photographer Merrick Cousley was AMAZING!!!!!!!  I would recommend him highly!  We had dinner at the Grill and it was soooo good! The resort is beautiful!  I can't complain about anything, there were minor glitches i guess but i'm pretty easy going so nothing bothered me.  As they say in Jamaica there are no problem's mon only small situations!! haha  We went on some tours and through a few different people and the best was knowjamaica.com, i would suggest everyone to check them out and book with them, every other one we used only seemed to be interested in money and didn't ever seem like you paid enough and kept saying that we needed to tip big - Very annoying! So avoid and book with knowjamaica.  Ask anything you ladies want!

       

       

       

       

       

       


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      #1963 Natalie2012

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        Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:26 AM



        Beautiful pictures!! I am currently looking into photographers and Merrick Cousley is one of the ones I am thinking of booking. So it was really nice to see a recommendation from you!! If you don't mind me asking which package did you choose with him? I was thinking to the classic plus pay extra for TTD. As it still stays in my price range:) I just want to make sure that enough pics are taken:) Thanks so much for your review:)

        Originally Posted by keriltz 

        I'm Back!!!  It was AMAZING!!!

         

        I never brought anything for decorations but Chadlyn put some stuff up on the gazebo which was nice, i ordered my flowers from Jan's, they weren't exactly what i ordered but close enough and they missed giving me a boquet and gave us 4 extra boutineer's and didn't give me the wrist crosages for the mom's as i ordered also they never got delivered until 10 minutes after my wedding ceremony was supposed to start - So not sure if i would recommend them.  The webcasting only worked for some people and the guy was supposed to give us a copy of it which he promised and never delivered.  The photographer Merrick Cousley was AMAZING!!!!!!!  I would recommend him highly!  We had dinner at the Grill and it was soooo good! The resort is beautiful!  I can't complain about anything, there were minor glitches i guess but i'm pretty easy going so nothing bothered me.  As they say in Jamaica there are no problem's mon only small situations!! haha  We went on some tours and through a few different people and the best was knowjamaica.com, i would suggest everyone to check them out and book with them, every other one we used only seemed to be interested in money and didn't ever seem like you paid enough and kept saying that we needed to tip big - Very annoying! So avoid and book with knowjamaica.  Ask anything you ladies want!

         

         

         

         

         

         



         



        #1964 keriltz

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          Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:50 AM

          I think i did just the basic package with him, we got probably 400 or so pictures and they were all edited and sent back to the hotel in 3 days, he was really great!  Definetly worth every penny!  No i did not do OOT bags, we got shot glasses made and bought little bottles of booze and got cute bags to put them in for everyone as a thank you.  I didn't bring anything for the wedding except my dress and rings and i was totally good with that, the dinner and ceremony both looked beautiful as they were :)



          #1965 Natalie2012

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            Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:08 AM

            One more question.... actually 2:) Did you do TTD and was the 6 hours wedding day enough time with Merrick?  I am trying to decide between him and Sungold Associates...Thanks so much for your help! This choosing a photographer thing is so hard!
             

            Originally Posted by keriltz 

            I think i did just the basic package with him, we got probably 400 or so pictures and they were all edited and sent back to the hotel in 3 days, he was really great!  Definetly worth every penny!  No i did not do OOT bags, we got shot glasses made and bought little bottles of booze and got cute bags to put them in for everyone as a thank you.  I didn't bring anything for the wedding except my dress and rings and i was totally good with that, the dinner and ceremony both looked beautiful as they were :)



             



            #1966 mekanabr

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              Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:22 AM

              Congrats!!!!  So happy to hear that everything was perfect for you, you looked georgeous!



              #1967 JayKay

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              Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

              Congrats!! Your photos are beautiful! Glad to hear you would recommend Merrick Cousley, thats who we have booked!  I'm glad to hear the decorations provided by the resort are nice, as we are not bringing any with us at all.  We are only going to bring our stuff for our sand ceremony, rings, and attire.  Did you get your hair done at the spa?



              #1968 ashley490

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                Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:19 AM

                Congrats Keriltz!  The photo is beautiful :)  I too am wondering if you had your hair and makeup done at the spa?  If you did, would you recommend the spa to other brides?


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

                #1969 BusyBee123

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                  Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:05 PM

                  Congrats Keritz! Your photos are beautiful!  Looks like you had an amazing day!  Its nice to hear that everything can be beautiful without hauling a ton of stuff with you! We're still 7 months away and I keep accumulating stuff!  I think I just need to stop buying things and count on the fact that it will be beautiful with or without additional decor!

                   

                  What did you think of the minister?  Did you write your own ceremony or let them use their own?

                   

                  Did you bother to notarize your BC and passport?  It seems that most people haven't, but I just want to make sure we get a marriage license after this!

                   

                  Thanks Keritz and congrats again!

                   



                  #1970 keriltz

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                    Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:30 PM

                    No i did not do a TTD but wish now that i did!  6 hours is plenty!  We had him for 3 1/2 and then told him we were good and he could go, he got some amazing shots, i can't stop looking at my pictures!!  I did my own hair and did my make up the same as i do everyday as i wanted to look the same.  We never got anything notarized beacuse we leaglly got married here in Canada first to make it easier.  The minister was OK, he actually fell asleep at the wedding before i got there! Haha  It was short simple and sweet, and little more religious than i would have liked but it was fine. 






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