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#4681 Soon2BAMrs

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    Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

    Originally Posted by soontobeawalsh 

    Thanks for the reviews Ladies! 

    Both your weddings look great!! and your pictures were amazing :)

    I have just under a year to go, and I am so excited to get married, and reading your reviews really helps me be able to envision what I can expect for my own wedding at the GBPJ.   

     

    I was wondering how long before the wedding should I start looking into the flowers?  I am not picky about flowers, but I am going to be pretty specific on the colour.  When did you guys start picking flowers? I am just wondering in case I have to upgrade them.  I'm sure it will take longer to go through the outside vendor.

    Thanks


    We didn't pick flowers until we arrived during our meeting - I knew I wanted orchids and I wanted purple.



    #4682 kailz23

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      Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:42 PM

      Hi Ladies, for those who cant get a hold of the florist Tai Flora try this email address salesochorios@taiflora.com it is the one I was in contact with.

       

      For the dress in the airplane, there was room enough in the plane for my dress to lie flat in its own overhead bin above our seats. There was two weddings on the plane and we were both able to get our own compartments no problem.

       

      Hope this helps.



      #4683 acw271011

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      Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:06 AM

      we flew air transat out of Toronto for our wedding in October and all they allowed was putting your dress in an overhead bin. no mention of a "captain's closet". there were 2 other weddings on our flight so I just snagged an overhead and then guarded it with my life for anyone trying to cram anything else in there. the other thing too is that it will steam out in a hot shower once you arrive in Jamaica


      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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      #4684 acw271011

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      Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:26 AM

      Originally Posted by SarahJ 

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      Originally Posted by acw271011 

      Congratulations! you said the exact same thing I said when we returned from our wedding a year and a half ago. I think it's just naturally a stressful time but it's so hard to make everyone understand the attitude in Jamaica. 'irie mon" is exactly it!

      your dress is absolutely stunning! do you mind if I ask where you purchased it? do they have a website? my cousin's daughter was married last year and she travelled from Nottingham to London for her dress and paid a FORTUNE for it! I nearly died when she told me how much! lol

      Hi, it does definitely help if you are able to just go with the flow in Jamaica, there no point worrying about the small things, I so wish I was Jamaican they are the happiest people I've ever met! I purchased my dress from a shop (The Wedding Shop) in my home town in England, a place called Colchester. Yes it was expensive but I wanted the perfect dress for me & I fell in love with it so when I saw the
      price tag it was too late, I wanted it! Ha ha

       

      well your dress is just gorgeous! do you know who the designer is? and when it comes to the wedding dress, I think most brides allow for the budget to be stretched!!  I think because my cousin and her daughter went all the way to London the prices were higher


      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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      #4685 SarahJ

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        Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

        Hi acw....my dress was by a designer called Ronald Joyce - the Victoria Jayne collection if I remember rightly....:D

        #4686 HopeToBe

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          Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:12 AM

          She gave me the same quote.  In the end it wasn't much of a cost savings to the resort so I decided not to use her.  

          Have you seen the hair/make up work from the spa at the resort? Rashel's work just seems sooo good! (I've been watching her on FB)...haven't seen the work from anyone at the resort, hence my fear, regardless of price...

          #4687 HopeToBe

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            Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:14 AM

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            Hi! Just got an email from the Chandlyn at the hotel saying that I have to pay a day pass for Rashel for my hair and make up???? Anyone had that answer as well???

            Do you know how much the day pass costs?

            #4688 HopeToBe

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              Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:18 AM

              Hi acw....my dress was by a designer called Ronald Joyce - the Victoria Jayne collection if I remember rightly....:D

              GOOD designer! Love his dresses!

              #4689 mrsdavies2013

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                Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

                wow congrats to all the recent brides, your pics look fabulous!

                 

                Time for my review - we got married on April 22nd at 1pm & the whole day was perfect, no-one needs to stress!!

                 

                We used all the resort services, the spa girls were fabulous, I was pretty pleased with the resort photographer & the videographer - yes the video is a bit cheesey but that's how all wedding videos are in my opinion & it was well worth the cost for family at home to see

                 

                we too had problems with the electrics at gazebo so I was waiting in the cart for about 20-30 mins, we were going to continue without my music but they fixed it.  my dad/sister was getting a little stressed about this but as I had seen it happen in a wedding a few days earlier I was fine about it & just relaxed, Jamaican time mon!

                 

                the ceremony was perfect, we cut the cake & did our first dance at gazebo, then group photos & we'd opted for the beach session too.  after the ceremony we all spent the afternoon watching the football team we support on tv in one of our guests rooms with lots of champagne they had purchased in the airport!  it was the perfect day as all our guests are big football fans & we won the league that game so big celebrations all round

                there was then time for people to change (I had a second dress) for our reception at the grill, which was perfect.  after the grill, lots of drinks all day long we headed over to the entertainment area & it became quite a long night of drinking & dancing (very different for our group who had been early birds most of the holiday!)

                 

                everything was lovely, we took our own sashes & flowers as I wanted chocolate brown & was unsure if they would have them.  as I had my own flowers, they included a centrepiece for the table in its place

                 

                i'll try to post a link to my wedding albums here so you can have a look

                 

                https://www.facebook...=1&l=e012809c43

                 

                https://www.facebook...=1&l=69aecc05b6

                 

                any questions feel free to ask if ive forgotten anything!



                #4690 mrsdavies2013

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                  Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:39 AM

                  oh & also some one else here said earlier about the cake - we cut the cake for photos then it was served to our guests while we were off doing our beach photo session, we thought it may turn up at the reception but it didn't

                   

                  no sign of it or what had happened to it which we though was strange as the whole bottom layer hadn't been touched then when we got back to our room the following night they had set up the table for us with the rest of the cake, 2 plates & forks, a bottle of champagne in the fridge & 2 glasses - we thought this was a lovely surprise!!






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