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#2711 acw271011

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:30 AM

woohoo!!! we leave on Saturday.... NOW I'm getting excited. get married in 9 more days!!!

 

I think pretty much what needs to be done is done but there really isn't anything to do!

 

the big news is we got the video guy!! the one that did Tekeya's. it was just too irresistible and with having nobody there except Chandlyn and Donnalee I wanted something special. he's very reasonable and has been working with me the last few days so I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with. believe it or not, we're doing engagement pics this Friday. the day before we leave!!! can't wait.

 

my dress bombed. not at all happy. they didn't do it properly so now I have to go back on Wednesday again. I've heard this about David's Bridal so Wednesday had better be a happy day... or you will hear me hollerin... wherever you are!!!

 

oh yeah - and belated Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadian ladies here. we spent it in the US so no turkey except at Perkins restaurant. lol


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

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#2712 PoshAms

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    Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:18 AM



    Originally Posted by cupcake1382 

    Yaaaay, how exciting!! I can't believe my day came and went a month ago! 

     

    Anyhoo, I wrote out both myself. I had the person making all our stationary do a quick cute program. 

     

    For the seating chart (35 people) I just wrote it out for Chandlyn. We had a head table and two tables in front of ours so it was quite easy.  

     



    Thanks Cupcake!

    I will get the local printer to wack out some programs and will draw out a seating chart for Chandlyn. We have 90+ guests and the whole planning meeting we had on Sunday was complete chaos! I think we have finally sorted things now though- phew!

     

    Thanks again

     



    #2713 PoshAms

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      Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:24 AM



      Originally Posted by acw271011 

      woohoo!!! we leave on Saturday.... NOW I'm getting excited. get married in 9 more days!!!

       

      I think pretty much what needs to be done is done but there really isn't anything to do!

       

      the big news is we got the video guy!! the one that did Tekeya's. it was just too irresistible and with having nobody there except Chandlyn and Donnalee I wanted something special. he's very reasonable and has been working with me the last few days so I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with. believe it or not, we're doing engagement pics this Friday. the day before we leave!!! can't wait.

       

      my dress bombed. not at all happy. they didn't do it properly so now I have to go back on Wednesday again. I've heard this about David's Bridal so Wednesday had better be a happy day... or you will hear me hollerin... wherever you are!!!

       

      oh yeah - and belated Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadian ladies here. we spent it in the US so no turkey except at Perkins restaurant. lol


      Oh congrats hun! You must be so excited!

       

      I am in the same boat on the things to do front. I feel like everything is done bar the programs and seating plan diagram. I feel so anxious as I expected to be crazy frantic on the organising front lol.

       

      Fab news on the videographer front- such a nice thing to have a beautiful, moving memoty of your big day. I am still trying to convince hubby to be to splash out on a videographer- wish me luck! Wow the engagement pics sound fab. Wish we did more stuff like this in the UK. I might just start the trend!

       

      What happened with your dress hun? Every time I see mine and try it on it looks like a different dress! Still not 100% used to it but I love it all the same. Had a major argument with the alteration lady last weekend as she said it needed no alterations. I walked towards her and the dress started slipping down, revealing my whole bra- classy huh? Needless to say she then agreed to take it in some on the boob area *blush*

       

      All the best with the big day! I am sure you will have a fantastic day x
       

       



      #2714 cupcake1382

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        Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:57 AM

        Yaaay, so excited for you. You have been through so much and I am so happy for you that your day is almost here!! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! xoxo
         

        Originally Posted by acw271011 

        woohoo!!! we leave on Saturday.... NOW I'm getting excited. get married in 9 more days!!!

         

        I think pretty much what needs to be done is done but there really isn't anything to do!

         

        the big news is we got the video guy!! the one that did Tekeya's. it was just too irresistible and with having nobody there except Chandlyn and Donnalee I wanted something special. he's very reasonable and has been working with me the last few days so I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with. believe it or not, we're doing engagement pics this Friday. the day before we leave!!! can't wait.

         

        my dress bombed. not at all happy. they didn't do it properly so now I have to go back on Wednesday again. I've heard this about David's Bridal so Wednesday had better be a happy day... or you will hear me hollerin... wherever you are!!!

         

        oh yeah - and belated Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadian ladies here. we spent it in the US so no turkey except at Perkins restaurant. lol



         


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        #2715 Tekeya Thompson

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          Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:24 AM


          HI PoshAms,

          The resort does have an order of service that they use and will stick to it unless you tell them differently.  Here is their order of service:

          Order of ceremony

          Processional

          Welcome

          Declaration Of Intent

          Exchange of Vows

          Exchange of rings

          Blessing

          Pronouncement

          Signing of documents

          Champagne toast

          Photo session

           

           

          I worked with my own personal minister who officiated the ceremony and changed it around and gave a copy to Chandlyn prior to the wedding day for the Jamaican minister.  He still goofed up ;-)  but it wasn't too noticeable, we only had to whisper to him that he forgot to do the sand ceremony.  I actually found this lady who did the layered programs really reasonable.  Here's a proof of them.  The only thing the resort printed for us is the menu.  I attached how my programs looked (except the ribbon was more tangerine).  They were attached to raffia fans and both were attached to the back of the seats (under the chair sashes)

           



          Hi ladies!

           

          Just 3 weeks until we leave now for the big day- excited beyond words!

           

          I have a little question- for those of you that had an order of service/order of the day did you have those printed and take them with you? Or did the resort assist you? Same for the seating plan. I was thinking of doing them next week and having them all printed but wondered if the resort did any of this for you?

           

           

          Thanks in advance

          Amina



           



          #2716 Tekeya Thompson

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            Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:26 AM

            Totally agree, definitely do a seating chart.  I did a free site on "theknot.com" and it comes with seating chart software that I printed out and gave to Chandlyn.  It made things a LOT smoother. 

             

            Originally Posted by PoshAms 

            Thanks Cupcake!

            I will get the local printer to wack out some programs and will draw out a seating chart for Chandlyn. We have 90+ guests and the whole planning meeting we had on Sunday was complete chaos! I think we have finally sorted things now though- phew!

             

            Thanks again

             



             



            #2717 Tekeya Thompson

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              Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:28 AM

              Congrats!!!  I totally know how you feel.  It didn't hit me until we were on the way to the airport, as I talked to my self in the limo, "NUT you are getting married, the day has come Joy Joy!!! ;-)!!! 

               

              I am glad you got RoxRoy, he's an awesome guy.  Who did you go with for the photography? 

               

              Originally Posted by acw271011 

              woohoo!!! we leave on Saturday.... NOW I'm getting excited. get married in 9 more days!!!

               

              I think pretty much what needs to be done is done but there really isn't anything to do!

               

              the big news is we got the video guy!! the one that did Tekeya's. it was just too irresistible and with having nobody there except Chandlyn and Donnalee I wanted something special. he's very reasonable and has been working with me the last few days so I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with. believe it or not, we're doing engagement pics this Friday. the day before we leave!!! can't wait.

               

              my dress bombed. not at all happy. they didn't do it properly so now I have to go back on Wednesday again. I've heard this about David's Bridal so Wednesday had better be a happy day... or you will hear me hollerin... wherever you are!!!

               

              oh yeah - and belated Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadian ladies here. we spent it in the US so no turkey except at Perkins restaurant. lol



               



              #2718 acw271011

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              Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:46 AM

              thanks Tekeya. I'm really excited to be working with him. I spent almost a hour with him over the phone just because we are so tight on time and he was soooo sweet. he's setting ours up as a story and wants to "interview" us before the wedding about how we met, etc mostly because I told him we're older and have grown children and grandchildren. but I'm really looking forward to what he puts together. and I hope maybe we'll have a sneak peak for our AHR on Nov 5th.

               

              we have Merrick Cousley for our photography and he's another one that, given everything we've been through, has just been a saint to work with. many others would have given up on us by now but he hung in there and encouraged us and stood by us.

               

              right now I just want to GO!!!  the wedding is extra fluff now even though I'm excited about it. I want to get to Jamaica and get onto the beach and have the sun and the sand, then the wedding lol  I'm not sure the wedding part has even sunk in yet!!!!! maybe like you said it will on the way to the airport lol

               

              Originally Posted by Tekeya Thompson 

              Congrats!!!  I totally know how you feel.  It didn't hit me until we were on the way to the airport, as I talked to my self in the limo, "NUT you are getting married, the day has come Joy Joy!!! ;-)!!! 

               

              I am glad you got RoxRoy, he's an awesome guy.  Who did you go with for the photography?  

               



               


              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

               

               

              http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

               

               

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              #2719 acw271011

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              Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:50 AM


              Thanks Val. the support from everyone on this site has been a help. it's hard when you get so down about things when it looks like nothing will work out. now we're 3 days from leaving and 8 days til the wedding!!  woohoo!!!

               

              and you better believe I will report here. after everything I've seen on this forum since January.... absolutely I want the chance to "add my 2 cents"  lol  my one big worry is that Donnalee who will be the acting "best man" does something that pisses off hubby to be  lmao  but I've made him understand that he absolutely needs to keep her around to sign the licence so he can't say too much to her lol  keep fingers crossed and I've already put him in charge of the sand ceremony, NOT Donnalee lol

               

              Originally Posted by cupcake1382 

              Yaaay, so excited for you. You have been through so much and I am so happy for you that your day is almost here!! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! xoxo 

               



               


              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

               

               

              http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

               

               

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              #2720 Tekeya Thompson

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                Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:08 AM

                AWESOME~~~

                I am totally happy for you and everyone else getting married in the next few months.  It's an excellent feeling and everyone is still talking about it.

                 

                FYI...on your way to the resort, make sure you stop at this popular jerk house, I will see if I can get the name of it.  It has the BEST jerk!!!  Everyone on the island knows the name of it, and it's on your way, on the left...pretty nice size building (I think it was a red color).  The jerk on the resort is Okay, but it's not like the jerk that is off the resort.

                 

                Originally Posted by acw271011 

                thanks Tekeya. I'm really excited to be working with him. I spent almost a hour with him over the phone just because we are so tight on time and he was soooo sweet. he's setting ours up as a story and wants to "interview" us before the wedding about how we met, etc mostly because I told him we're older and have grown children and grandchildren. but I'm really looking forward to what he puts together. and I hope maybe we'll have a sneak peak for our AHR on Nov 5th.

                 

                we have Merrick Cousley for our photography and he's another one that, given everything we've been through, has just been a saint to work with. many others would have given up on us by now but he hung in there and encouraged us and stood by us.

                 

                right now I just want to GO!!!  the wedding is extra fluff now even though I'm excited about it. I want to get to Jamaica and get onto the beach and have the sun and the sand, then the wedding lol  I'm not sure the wedding part has even sunk in yet!!!!! maybe like you said it will on the way to the airport lol 

                 



                 






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