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#3101 JayKay

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

I would say definately wait if you can.  We ended up rushing and booking early and in the end we spent more money then we could have.  Rates decreased quite a lot from the time we booked (April 11) for our January wedding.  And dont trust direct flights with Air Transat.  We were supposed to have direct flights from Calgary, and last week learned they no longer are direct.  And in the last week transat has made about 4 changes to our flight schedule.

 

Originally Posted by cdnbridelinzy 


These are the prices we were quoted for early March 2013, but they cant actually be booked until this feb because they are not even sure if Air transat will be operating direct flights out of edmonton in 2013, so we will find out in feb. We were really wanting to go when it is colder here to get away(jan-march). I dont think June would work for us, but its good to know the huge price difference.  My self and my fiance and some others realize that Jamaica is not as cheap as mexico, but i think there intitial reaction to the cost will be to compare it to our friends wedding :|. My TA said it is definately possible for the rates to go down and that she will try to have some kind of bidding war betweeen air transat and sunquest( thats if they are both operating out of edmonton in 2013)

 

Thanks for the rates you got and the advice!!



 



 



#3102 acw271011

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

Your best bet is to deal directly with the florist and not the resort.  Donnalee isn't the best for correct information. The freebies are set and they won't allow you to change, but there are several options available. The resort told me 3 when I asked, but Tai Flora said no, there were several different options. The catalogue I think is dated 2007 or thereabouts and that's the one that they are still using.

 

Originally Posted by Kim Deslippe 

Hi pask454,

If you want to pm me your email, I can send your the catalog that I received from Donnalee.  However, I noticed it was a few years old, so I have an email into Tai Floral to confirm if it is up to date and if the colours of the free bouquets can be changed or if they are as is.  The free ones aren't the nicest looking but there is a few that are not too bad but just don't work with the colours I chose.  Smart of you to choose your colours around what is offered for free.
 



 



 


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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#3103 Kim Deslippe

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    Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:37 PM

    Thanks acw271011, the 2007 is the catalog that was sent.  I know you had mentioned before that they do not change them but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.  I also inquired to them about ribbon colours available and what bouts come with the package, are you aware what they may be?
     

    Originally Posted by acw271011 

    Your best bet is to deal directly with the florist and not the resort.  Donnalee isn't the best for correct information. The freebies are set and they won't allow you to change, but there are several options available. The resort told me 3 when I asked, but Tai Flora said no, there were several different options. The catalogue I think is dated 2007 or thereabouts and that's the one that they are still using.

     



     



     



    #3104 pask454

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      Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:39 AM

      Thanks ladies, for all the information. I have email Thai Floral as well to see if they would let me know. No reply yet, I'll keep looking into it, and if I find anything out Id be happy to share the information!



      #3105 acw271011

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      Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

      take the flowers that are in the bouquet and the bouts match. if it's roses, you get roses, if it's orchids you get an orchid, etc. but they also have a separate catalogue for bouts, flower girls, etc. the lady's name is Jennivie Wisdom and she is an absolute sweetheart to deal with

       

      Originally Posted by Kim Deslippe 

      Thanks acw271011, the 2007 is the catalog that was sent.  I know you had mentioned before that they do not change them but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.  I also inquired to them about ribbon colours available and what bouts come with the package, are you aware what they may be?
       



       



       


      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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      #3106 Jodiann

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        Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

        HEY PAST BRIDES!!!!

         

        This may have been answered awhile back .. Im not sure, but for those of you that used the Spa at the resort for your hair, around how much were their services??? I remember reading a while ago that they did a great job. Im trying to put the budget all in order, so any info would be great! Thanks so much! =)



        #3107 JayKay

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        Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:09 PM

        The Spa just emailed me their new 2012 prices. 


         

        MASSAGES

        JAMAICAN BAHIASPA MASSAGE MADE WITH GANJA (Cannabis) OIL:

        This massage technique is completely exclusive of Bah­a spa. A combination of relaxing massage, deep tissue

        massage, reflexology and cranial massage. This is an excellent way to experience different techniques of

        massage and as well to enjoy the typical Jamaican Hemp seed oil.

        60 minutes 150 US$

        DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE:

        A complete experience for your body's well being, with special emphasis on a deep tissue work out.

        Recommended to relieve muscular pain and tension and for those who enjoy an energetic massage.

        25 minutes 90 US$ 50 minutes 120US$

        RELAXING CARIBBEAN MASSAGE:

        Bring harmony to your body and soul with this fabulous massage

        using a traditional technique. The results include improved blood

        flow, deep relaxation and elimination of stress.

        25 minutes 75 US$ 50 minutes 95 US$

        FULL-BODY EXFOLIATION:

        Full-body skin scrub to remove dead cells and stimulate blood flow, followed by full-body moisturising. All made

        with natural products.

        30 minutes 60 US$

        BACK AND NECK MASSAGE:

        Spectacular massage over your whole back, neck and head, to relieve tension and stress built up during your

        day to day at work.

        25 minutes 65 US$

        SPECIAL FOR VIP COUPLE:

        Share romantic moments as a couple.

        Private Jacuzzi (15 min.) and Massage (50 min.).

        Can choose:

        Relaxing Caribbean Massage  120 US$ per person

        Deep Tissue Massage 140US$ per person

         

        JAMAICAN MASSAGE with GANJA OIL:

        Jamaican Massage made with oil of GANJA (cannabis) with moisturizing and antioxidants properties.

        50 minutes 115US$

        LYMPHATIC FLOW:

        The purpose of this massage is to stimulate the lymphatic system with gentle and rhythmic movements. This

        massage will free your body of toxins and stimulate blood flow. Excellent to relief the liquid retention and

        chronic inflammation.

        50 minutes 130US$

        HOT STONE THERAPY:

        A combination of relaxing massage,

        passive movements and massage with

        hot stones, with the use of an age-old

        technique to relax you and relieve muscle

        tension and pain.

        60 minutes 130 US$

        AROMATHERAPHY:

        This massage is very sensorial as it activates the senses, mainly the sense of smell, which can help you reach a

        much deeper state of relaxation. There are several aromas to choose from to make it a more customised

        massage.

        50 minutes 120 US$

        REFLEXOLOGY:

        Your body is reflected in your hands and feet. This massage stimulates reflex points on your hands and feet to

        bring your body functions back to normal.

        45 minutes 85US$

        MANICURE – PEDICURE:

        REGULAR MANICURE 40 US$

        FRENCH MANICURE 45 US$

        DELUXE BAHIASPA MANICURE WITH PARAFFIN 50 US$

        REGULAR PEDICURE __ __ 60 US$

        FRENCH PEDICURE ___ __ 65 US$

        DELUXE BAHIASPA PEDICURE WITH PARAFFIN_ _ 80 US$

        NAIL POLISH ___ ____ 17 US$

        FRENCH NAIL POLISH___________________________ 20 US$

        ACRYLIC NAILS:

        REGULAR ACRYLIC NAILS 80 US$

        FRENCH NAILS 90 US$

        ACRYLIC NAILS REPAIR (each) 15 US$

        PATTERN (each) 4 US$

        REFILLING 50 US$

        ACRYLIC NAILS SOAK OFF 45 US$

        HAIRDRESSING:

        Normal Styling 40 US$

        Long Hair Styling 45 US$

        Women’s Haircut 60 US$

        Child’s Cut 15 US$

        Men’s Haircut 30 US$

        Special Styling 80 US$

        Styling with Hair Treatment 50 US$

        Make Up 75 US$

        SPECIAL BRIDAL STYLING (Trial included) 95 US$

        SPECIAL BRIDAL MAKE – UP (Trial included) 85 US$

        CARIBBEAN BRAIDS: 4 US$ / unit. (99 US$ to 160 US$)

        ES BRAIDS WITH EXTENSIONS:

         

        Medium Length 170 US$

        Long Length 200 US$

        Extra Long 250 US$

        RITUALS

        ANTI-STRESS - WELLFARE:

        1 hour 30 minutes 190 US$

        Spa Circuit 60 min. – Relaxing Caribbean Massage 50 min. – Feet Reflexology 20 min. – Relaxation Zone

        TOTAL MOISTURISING:

        2 hours 50 minutes_____________ ____ 210 US$

        Spa Circuit 60 min. – Body Peel 15 min. – Oats and Honey Body Wrap 15 min. – Moisturizing Massage 30 min. –

        Moisturizing Facial 50 min.

        AFTER SUN (sunburn):

        1 hour 5 minutes 160 US$

        Cold Pool 10 min. – Shooting Body Wrap 30 min. – Regenerating and Shooting Facial 25 min. – Relaxation Zone

        FIRMING:

        1 hour 25 minutes 165 US$

        Cold Pool 10 min. – Body Peel 15 min. – Chocolate Body Wrap 30 min. – Relaxing Caribbean Massage 25 min. –

        Relaxation Zone

        RELAXATION SPA CIRCUIT:

        - Sauna - Cold Water Pool

        - Steam Room - Ice Fountain

        - Sensations Shower - Reflexology Walk

        - Warm Pool

        Circuit 1 hour 30 US$

        One week Sauna Bonus 50 US$

         

        Originally Posted by Jodiann 

        HEY PAST BRIDES!!!!

         

        This may have been answered awhile back .. Im not sure, but for those of you that used the Spa at the resort for your hair, around how much were their services??? I remember reading a while ago that they did a great job. Im trying to put the budget all in order, so any info would be great! Thanks so much! =)



         



        #3108 JayKay

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        Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

        Well ladies, after what seemed like forever, I am off to get married:)

         

        We are heading to Calgary today, as soon as FI is off work.

         

        We fly early tomorrow morning at 7am, and get married on Friday.

         

        I am so excited to come back with a review and pictures!!

         

        See you all when I return as a MRS:)



        #3109 GBP2012

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          Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

          For Brides who have used the gazebo after for a dance and had the DJ, did anyone bring an ipod and have them use that for a few of the dances?

          I am loading my ipod with music and just want to make sure that they have the connections for it, or else I will bring them with me!

          Thanks!!

           



          #3110 acw271011

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          Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

          I hope you have a wonderful wedding day, and a fabulous time in Jamaica. relax and enjoy it!  it feels like we've been here for ages at the same time, and now I've been married almost 3 months!!  your's is a review I'm anxious to hear and pictures I'm looking forward to seeing!!  all the best!

           

          Originally Posted by JayKay 

          Well ladies, after what seemed like forever, I am off to get married:)

           

          We are heading to Calgary today, as soon as FI is off work.

           

          We fly early tomorrow morning at 7am, and get married on Friday.

           

          I am so excited to come back with a review and pictures!!

           

          See you all when I return as a MRS:)



           


          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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