Hi Brides!! Wow I just got caught up on the last 14 pages of posts! oy! good thing it's quite at work today! heheheh
I'm so excited for everyone! i was just looking at my aunts disk of pics of our wedding week...you guys are going to LOVE IT!!!
I've said this before and i'm going to say it again and I want you all to live by this....NO WORRIES!!! No problem! Just RELAX!! seriously, you don't need to worry about anything for your wedding day! If you really want to go all out and do center pieces and extra decorations and stuff, you're just going to stress yourself out! I wanted a relaxing easy beach wedding, one i wouldn't stress about (because really, if you do all that stuff that you would normally do at home you're going to stress yourself out because not knowing every detail of the venues and not being able to talk to Beverly any time you want, will kill you and make this so much harder!!) and that's what i got... i didn't worry about anything (other than preping the OOT bags and a couple games i organized for our group) and the wedding was honestly more beautiful and special than i could imagine! I also did write our own ceremony script cause the one that Rev Owen Watson has was awful and he's totally willing to do whatever you want.
Poster above was worried about the horrible wedding bouquet pic....i'm positive that is just one of the many choices you can have! (I'll see if i can post a pic of my bouquet now that it's this new website) my FREE bouquet was amazing! full of red roses and purple orchids. which happened to match my 33 yr old flower girls dress perfectly! there were probably 15 styles to choose from, from the long cascading 80s style bouquets to just a beautfiul handful of flowers. So before you go outside...confirm with Beverly that she still has the cataloque of choices...which i'm sure she still does.
It's been almost 6 months since my wedding and i STILL don't have my pics from the photographer that was included in my package and i still haven't recieved my wedding certificate....BUT you do get a copy of your certificate at the wedding (or after if you don't want to worry about it) that you can use to change your name legally, etc. For the Alberta bride who was wondering about if it's legal here...yes it is...it's just not registered but that didn't matter to us. it's LEGAL and that's what matters....it's the same as if you got married in BC, it's legal, and it's registered in BC, but not registered in AB. Just call the govt or embassy and they'll fill you in!
There were some worries about your wedding dress on the plane...we flew with Air Transat and they didn't have anywhere for us to put my dress and we were in first class...we had to store it in the overhead bins! I had to fold mine in half and lay it up top. ugh! but the dress was fine i wasn't worried about it! But a bride in the regular part of the plane was NOT allowed to put her dress up front. silly! but i guess they get so many brides that they can't accommodate all dresses. they should figure that out!
GBP only had ONE wedding per day when we were there 6 months ago....and not even everyday...there were 3 the whole week we were there....and the funniest part, all 3 of us brides were named Kerri and our color was yellow! hahah sure made you feel more special being one of a few weddings taking place where most resorts have 3 weddings per day!
So please just relax....don't worry about extra decor or center peices or programs or anything of that (fans are prob a nice touch for the ceremony but there is pretty much always a light breeze anyway) you are in Jamaica and it's so beautfiul you should just let that be your decor...we didn't do any decorations at all and everyone said it was the most beautiful wedding they've been too.
I'll try to be back more to see if there is anything i can help you guys with but being almost 6 months preggers I'm on baby websites these days....yup, do that math, that means Weddingmoon Baby! we call him/her our Rasta Bean. heheh