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#301 StephAli

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    Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:19 AM

    oh dear! ok!! looks like I have some work to do!!

    Thanks!!



    #302 akua420

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      Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:48 AM

      No problem!  I had to order my Fi's for him he's so bad at that kind of stuff.  If it wasn't for me we probably wouldn't be getting married!!!


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      #303 missy&eric2011

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        Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:18 AM



        Originally Posted by kerrij 

        Thanks guys!!  Mekanbar, no dumb questions!  But yes we danced in the gazebo.  we had 50 guests and most people were dancing.  It doesn't look super huge in the pictures but once you get a ton of people in there you'll see that it is plenty big enough! even if you had a 100 guests, not everyone will dance all the time...it's basically the size of a regular wedding dance floor...I'll post a pic of us dancing...ok it's below.... see there are about 20 of us girls dancing to this song and look at how much room there is still! and there is another level a step down (where at the ceremony we had our parents sit) where my BM is in yellow, it is about 5-7 ft wide all the way around, so perfect for the non-dancers to hang out. we even brought some chairs up for people to sit and chat on that 2nd level and as well as down where the chairs are at the ceremony lots of people mingled there and that is where the bar was too.

        Unfortunately the sand down by the gazebo is very coarse and you wouldn't want to dance on it...i was excited for dancing barefoot in the sand and was so diappointed when i found out it wouldn't happen, but the gazebo worked out even BETTER!! and was perfect for the bouquet and garter toss!

         

         

         



        Who plays the music during the bouquet/garter toss?  Another bride also mentioned that they had the first dances right after the wedding ceremony...who runs the music then too?!  Did you bring your own music along??



        #304 DeannaB2B

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          Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:30 AM

          Hi Everyone,

           

          Iam getting married Jan 28 2011 at GBP....I am so glad I have found this forum.



          #305 mekanabr

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            Posted 19 August 2010 - 11:48 AM

            Yay! Another gbp bride :) welcome! You'll love it here!!

            #306 akua420

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              Posted 19 August 2010 - 12:27 PM

              The more the merrier!  I think this hotel is getting a lot more popular, even the ratings on trip advisor seem to go up.  And the week I'm going is already sold out out of Edmonton, so I'm glad I booked it in April or I'd be having to change my wedding day!


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              #307 StephAli

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                Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:45 PM

                welcome to the forum!!



                #308 missy&eric2011

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                  Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:58 AM

                  Welcome!  Glad you could join us!



                  #309 kerrij

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                    Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:09 AM



                    Originally Posted by StephAli 

                    I will send Beverly yet another email :D to ask her about the flowers!

                    Did you fax your forms/information package in or were you able to email them??


                    I did both...faxed and emailed.


                     

                    Originally Posted by akua420 

                    expedia last night showed the hotel as 3 1/2 stars and the prices were about $50 cheaper then we paid.  Now today its $200 MORE and they raised the star level to 5 stars now.  I feel like I am going crazy!  Stupid expedia.


                    It WILL drive you crazy!! Once you book stop looking at prices!  it made me mental too...but i did end up lucking out and (I got our group rates in Aug for our March wedding) the end of Nov i found that Nolitours (we booked sunquest or something) had the rates  for about 1500 when our group rate was 1700 and online prices were about 2000....i was PO'd. i told my TA to get Nolitours group rate which was about 200 less!...we probably had 40 people booked at this point so i told my TA to tell sunquest that our group would leave (and loose our 200 deposit) and go to Nolitours (which would still have saved our peeps 200 even though they would loose 200) if they didn't do something about our price....so they gave everyone an extra 200 off to stay with them.  so we stayed!  so if you find a wicked saves like that...do what i did!


                     

                    Originally Posted by missy&eric2011 

                    Who plays the music during the bouquet/garter toss?  Another bride also mentioned that they had the first dances right after the wedding ceremony...who runs the music then too?!  Did you bring your own music along??


                    we did ours during our dance and we chose our own music...but Beverly can set up a sound system (we didn't have one set up cause we had the steel drums) for the ceremony and she'll play your dance/garter/etc songs there.
                     

                    For your Birth Cert you need your original one...like the one that's about the size of a full size paper, not the wallet size one.  if you don't have it you can order it from the provincial govt. DHs took about 2-3 weeks to get in and maybe $60. (For a BC one anyway).  Beverly didn't seem to care about when we got the birth certs to her...i had to just send it cause i knew it was 30 days....a week before the wedding i asked her if she got our certificates and she said, she hasn't looked yet....so if you don't get it to her by the 30 days it's no biggie...just as long as you bring it to the resort.

                     

                    Welcome Deanna!!



                    #310 missy&eric2011

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                      Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:11 AM

                      I mentioned this Long Form BC to our TA and she had no idea what i was talking about...I don't mean for it to sound like it will...but is this just a Canada thing? 






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