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#741 AliciaP

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    Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:14 AM

    Hello

    Does the resort provide a soundsystem at the ceremony?  Do we bring our own ceremony music?  Hope all the planning is going well!



    #742 missy&eric2011

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      Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:19 PM

      The BM's are going to walk down to the 50 first dates version of Somewhere over the rainbow

      My dad and I are going to walk down to Jonathan Cain's - Open Arms (its the piano version of Journey's open arms and since i am a Journey fanatic b/c of my daddy...its perfect!)

      Our recetional song is I Gotta Feelin' by the Black Eyed Peas....think we're all going to put sunglasses on and busta move as we exit!  lol!



      #743 lmarie

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        Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:34 PM



        Such a sweet idea :)

        Originally Posted by AshleyL 

        I'm going to walk down the aisle to the steel drum band (haven't selected the song yet). I don't want anything sappy as I will have a hard enough time holding it together. My Dad passed away a couple years ago, and so my Mom will be walking me down the ailse. I've decided to attach a charm with a photo of my Dad and the inscription "always in my heart" to my bouquet. And just writing this has me tearing up so definitely no sappy music lol. I want something upbeat but still romantic.




        #744 lmarie

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          Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:39 PM


          akuya420.... The lyrics to that song just made me cry. Love it. I met my fiancee when my son was two, And hes been the only dad that my son has ever known, its now 9 years later. Thanks for posting :)
           

          Originally Posted by akua420 


           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Celeste 

          @ Espejo2be Im from Edmonton too!!!!

          I'm from Edmonton too! 
           

           



          Originally Posted by ames9782 

          alirhgt my info filled brides, i have an important question and need as much feedback as possible.  for the father daughter dance i need some help finding a particular kind of song.  anyone who knows the song by paul brandt i think it is about being "half the man he didnt' have to be" i need to find a song like that but daughter related.  story is the man i call my dad (really my stepdad) met my mom got married and adopted me when i was 4, and i have a sister (their daughter together) which all those other father daughter songs are more appropriate for.  don't get me wrong we have a great relationship and some of those songs are alright, but just not what i'm looking for i think.   so im having a really hard time trying to find a song.  so if any of you can help out i would be so greatful!!

          Brad Paisley - He didn't have to be ... Heres the lyrics (sorry its such a long post, haha,  I googled the lyrics)

           

          "When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new
          It always winds up feeling more like a job interview
          My momma used to wonder if she'd ever meet someone
          Who wouldn't find out about me and then turn around and run

          I met the man I call my dad when I was five years old
          He took my mom out to a movie and for once I got to go
          A few months later I remember lying there in bed
          I overheard him pop the question and prayed that she'd say yes

          And then all of a sudden
          Oh, it seemed so strange to me
          How we went from something's missing
          To a family
          Lookin' back all I can say
          About all the things he did for me
          Is I hope I'm at least half the dad
          That he didn't have to be

          I met the girl that's now my wife about three years ago
          We had the perfect marriage but we wanted somethin' more
          Now here I stand surrounded by our family and friends
          Crowded 'round the nursery window as they bring the baby in

          And now all of a sudden
          It seemed so strange to me
          How we've gone from something's missing
          To a family
          Lookin' through the glass I think about the man
          That's standin' next to me
          And I hope I'm at least half the dad
          That he didn't have to be

          Lookin' back all I can say
          About all the things he did for me
          Is I hope I'm at least half the dad
          That he didn't have to be

          Yeah, I hope I'm at least half the dad
          That he didn't have to be
          Because he didn't have to be
          You know he didn't have to be "
           





          #745 StephAli

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            Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:22 PM

            Hey lmarie,

             

            We ate at Dolce Vita and LOVED it. Everyone spoke highly of the dinner. We ended up with Vanilla cake. I never actually had a piece, just a small tasting when we took "cake" pictures, but everyone said that it was really good!



            #746 jennypenny23

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              Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:51 PM

              Bon voyage AshleyL!!!... we leave on friday (3 more days....ahhh!)



              #747 Espejo2be

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                Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:15 PM

                I hope all you girls are having better luck than I am with travel agents!! 

                I started off by going through AMA travel in Edmonton in AUGUST 2010 and they told me I had to wait until November because I was putting in a request too early and the hotel didn't have their prices out yet. So i waited and waited then the travel agent gave us a quote $900 more than what she had said it would be originally!!! So we made some tweaks and again, I waited and waited... I tried contacting her over and over again but she wasn't returning my phone calls or anything!

                So i called around to a bunch of different travel agencies and finally got a good quote that we were happy with - from itravel2000 in Toronto.  The travel agent has been great and we gave her our Visa number to go ahead and put the deposits down for all immediate family and the bridal party to hold the price and our seats. We made our invitations and got them out well in advanced and we were bombarded with people asking us when and how they could book to go! I sent them out last Friday and was so excited that we could now offically start seeing who was going to come. I have the photographer booked, the florist booked, the band and my family have their vacation requests put in at work for the time off...

                I get a phone call from the travel agent this morning saying that Our deposit didn't go through because the "tour operator" - Air Canada Vacations is at a stop sell with the hotel and cannot get any more hotel rooms for the dates that we want!!!!!
                She called Sunwing and Signature Vacations and they all said the same thing!! So i called the hotel myself to see if there's anything I could do and to see if it is true that they are actually sold out for August already?! They told me they have plenty of room for my 50 guests but I would have to book through the hotel if i wanted them....

                I'm totally boggled on what to do... it's going to be so confusing to make our guests book their flights through one travel agent and the hotel through another.... ekkkkkkkkk!!!! I'm so confused and upset... of course this would happen after we were told everything was a go, the invites are sent and we have stuff booked!

                 



                #748 Espejo2be

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                  Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:17 PM


                  Hey girls,
                  Nice to see some Alberta brides on here!


                  can i ask, Who did you book your trips through???

                  Originally Posted by akua420 

                  I'm from Edmonton too!
                   

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Celeste 

                  @ Espejo2be Im from Edmonton too!!!!


                   

                   

                   



                   





                  #749 AshleyL

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                    Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:39 AM

                     

                    Waterproof spray? Where can I find this? That is awesome, I didn't know such a thing existed.
                    Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!

                    #750 lmarie

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                      Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:46 AM

                      I am so sorry you are having trouble. I was told by a few different travel agents that the flight details for this august 2011 were not out until october 2010, so we waited and booked the wedding and the all inclusive package the beginning of October 2010. But I do have a few people who will not be able to know if they can go to the wedding until it gets much closer to the date. So it looks like they will have trouble going through a travel agent as well, if all of the travel companies have sold out of packages/rooms for the hotel for august. Since our travel agent used Air Canada Vacations too. I guess we will be in the same boat.

                      We have friends from the U.S. who have booked the trip to go to our wedding themselves online. They booked their flights and the hotel seperately, they didnt use a travel agent. Maybe that is something your guests could do, if they have no other options?




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