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#891 toesinsand30

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    Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:40 PM


    Hey Ames and Rebecca

    We are getting married October 18,2011, we leave from Toronto Oct 15 !!! we may see each other in passing !! congrats on your engagement

     


     

    Originally Posted by ames9782 



    hey there!!  well that's exciting you are the first person on here that's getting married the same time as me (that i've noticed anyways!)  i'm flying out of toronto on Oct. 22.  and yes i'm starting to get moer and more excited because things are starting to come together. from outfits to booking our trip and everything, but yes still very stressed, more so about the things that we're doing here.  we are having a "brunch" instead of a buck and doe (neither of us are really buck and doe people) and then the reception when we get home.  that's what's stressing me out the most!  we got our group quote the other day for our trip and with all taxes included it is only $1213pp i was pretty excited about that too!!  we'll have to keep in contact on here, and meet up when we are down there!  hope everyones planning is going good!!

     

    question - has anyone got a concrete answer on what birth certificate we have to use? do we need a long form or not?  i can't seem to get anywhere on getting an answer to this question.

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    Originally Posted by Rebeccauk 


    Hi ames9782,

     

    We get married on 27th October 2011, 2 days after you! I know what you mean I'm getting excited and stressed all at the same time

    thanks for all the feedback, lots to consider and look into..... just confirmed my date this week for October 25 2011!! we're having it at 1pm, so i'm pretty excited, but pretty stressed too! i've read so many of you saying not to stress don't worry it all gets worked out when you get there, but oh i'm still stressing.  i feel like i have sooooo many questions to ask, but i can't get it together to think of what they actually are... i am also lookiong into merrick cousley for our photographer and his work looks so amazing and i was totally shocked at his prices!! they are so reasonable! anyways keep the info coming ladies and maybe i'll figure out the answers to the questions i can't think of by reading this!!!!


     

     



    October 18, 2011 Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
    I married my bestfriend with 60 of our closest family and friends

    and I would do it all over again :D


    #892 akua420

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      Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:51 PM



      Originally Posted by lsmith211 

      akua does that $400 include the minister fee??

      Yes, its for all of those fees, and the free wedding includes decorations, cake and flowers for me and FI

       

      I picked the free wedding because I was comparing them, and the extra stuff you get do NOT add up to 1100, so it seemed like a rip-off to me.  I want a very simple wedding and we don't have very many guests coming.  And I dont' care if we get late check out, beacuse we're going over to our honeymoon hotel after, and my fam will be staying until after we leave, so if worse comes to worse we'll leave our bags in their room.

       

      I can't think of anything else the paid ones included, so that shows how much I cared abuot it, hahahha.


      Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

      #893 toesinsand30

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        Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:59 PM

        we are also going with the free package as it seems to work out cheaper for us, we are using Marcia Roberts as our photographer, and hopefully tia flowers, but I emailed them about 2 weeks or so ago for a quote and havent heard back from them. Does anyone know the prices of their flowers? I am wanting cala lilies as my bouquet and a single or 2 lilies for my maids.  We have booked the Dolce Vita (italian) for our dinner, getting married at 3pm on October 18 :) cant wait !!! hope time flies by as much as it has already !!

         

        I was quoted $30 for the transportion to the gazebo on the day of the wedding, i see some ppl were quoted $10 ?

         


        October 18, 2011 Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
        I married my bestfriend with 60 of our closest family and friends

        and I would do it all over again :D


        #894 katelynn

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          Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:34 PM

          Wow! I cant believe how many brides there are on this thread now..it is amazing! I havent been around all week due to clinical and 12 hour shifts at the Hospital so I had a lot to catch up on!

           

          We are also going with the free package as it made more sense for us since we have our own photographer, im going with Jan's flowers and I already have a lot of stuff I am bringing down. I already have my $400 american cash for the minister etc, and we are doing the gazebo dance etc. I think with flowers, gazebo and our people over 16 it was still cheaper than the $100 package.

           

          I didnt know you needed transportation to the wedding,...I assumed on walking !? lol

           

          I talked to my FI about the first look the other night and he wasnt too keen on it even though I think its a great idea...we will see 76 more days to convince him! lol

           

           

          Akua - I cant believe you leave in a week, you must be sooo excited! Good luck with everything, I am sure it will be perfect!! :)


          Today I marry my bestfriend, the one I laugh with, the one I love.

          #895 JayKay

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          Posted 11 February 2011 - 04:31 PM

          What are you taking in school?

           

          Originally Posted by katelynn 

          Wow! I cant believe how many brides there are on this thread now..it is amazing! I havent been around all week due to clinical and 12 hour shifts at the Hospital so I had a lot to catch up on!

           

          We are also going with the free package as it made more sense for us since we have our own photographer, im going with Jan's flowers and I already have a lot of stuff I am bringing down. I already have my $400 american cash for the minister etc, and we are doing the gazebo dance etc. I think with flowers, gazebo and our people over 16 it was still cheaper than the $100 package.

           

          I didnt know you needed transportation to the wedding,...I assumed on walking !? lol

           

          I talked to my FI about the first look the other night and he wasnt too keen on it even though I think its a great idea...we will see 76 more days to convince him! lol

           

           

          Akua - I cant believe you leave in a week, you must be sooo excited! Good luck with everything, I am sure it will be perfect!! :)





          #896 ashley490

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            Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:36 PM

            The $10 quote was something I had read from another bride on a different thread, it could be inaccurate...maybe last years quote?  I'm sure if the resort figured out that they can make money on it they probably jacked up the price.

             

            Originally Posted by toesinsand30 

            we are also going with the free package as it seems to work out cheaper for us, we are using Marcia Roberts as our photographer, and hopefully tia flowers, but I emailed them about 2 weeks or so ago for a quote and havent heard back from them. Does anyone know the prices of their flowers? I am wanting cala lilies as my bouquet and a single or 2 lilies for my maids.  We have booked the Dolce Vita (italian) for our dinner, getting married at 3pm on October 18 :) cant wait !!! hope time flies by as much as it has already !!

             

            I was quoted $30 for the transportion to the gazebo on the day of the wedding, i see some ppl were quoted $10 ?

             




            Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

            #897 ashley490

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              Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:40 PM

              We're going with the blissful love pkg, I think it's $1350.  I picked that one because I wanted a little more flashiness.  I also figured out that if you end up having 30 guests the blissful love pkg actually only ends up being $40 more than the sunshine pkg because the sunshine pkg is only for 24 guests, so once you paid for the extra 6 people there was only a $40 difference.  Hope that makes sense  lol!


              Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

              #898 lmarie

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                Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:48 PM

                akua420, only one week left? How exciting! Best of luck to you. I hope you have so much fun and enjoy your wedding day and your vacation :)

                 

                Originally Posted by akua420 

                I just heard back from the Assistant.  We are going with the free package, and its going to be $400 for the paperwork and all that stuff, plus tax and it has to be cash.

                 

                We're using the resort photographer, and I read other places that you can haggle to get the prices down, so I'm budgeting $500, we don't want many pictures and my dad bought a super fancy camera so he's been playing with it and is pretty excited.

                 

                The cake and flowers are included in the free package.  Plus the decorations, its white, good enough for me, not too concerned I'm more excited about the beach background.

                 

                We didn't have a choice in restaurant, so we're in the Garden Grill.  I wanted the Italian place, oh well, what can you do.

                 

                The hair, I have no idea how much it will cost, I'm budgeting $90 (I'd rather go high then low) and I"m doing my own make-up.  The assistant asked if I wanted a trial, I said no.  I don't see the point, and don't want to waste all that time in the salon, plus I'm going for simple so it shouldn't be too hard.

                 

                I want a flower in my hair, so I'm either going to steal FI's bout. or ask for a flower when I sit down with Bev when we get there.

                 

                One week to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                 

                 





                #899 lmarie

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                  Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:56 PM


                  I thought you would walk to the gazebo from the hotel too, but apparantly its a very long walk to the gazebo. So Bev will accompany you to the walkway in a golf cart or something like that. I think that ride is free with the bigger packages, but you may have to pay for it if you go with the free package. Im going with the free package. The transportation isnt a big deal to me, I will just figure that out once I get there.
                   

                  Originally Posted by katelynn 

                  Wow! I cant believe how many brides there are on this thread now..it is amazing! I havent been around all week due to clinical and 12 hour shifts at the Hospital so I had a lot to catch up on!

                   

                  We are also going with the free package as it made more sense for us since we have our own photographer, im going with Jan's flowers and I already have a lot of stuff I am bringing down. I already have my $400 american cash for the minister etc, and we are doing the gazebo dance etc. I think with flowers, gazebo and our people over 16 it was still cheaper than the $100 package.

                   

                  I didnt know you needed transportation to the wedding,...I assumed on walking !? lol

                   

                  I talked to my FI about the first look the other night and he wasnt too keen on it even though I think its a great idea...we will see 76 more days to convince him! lol

                   

                   

                  Akua - I cant believe you leave in a week, you must be sooo excited! Good luck with everything, I am sure it will be perfect!! :)





                  #900 akua420

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                    Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:20 PM

                    I just got a welcome letter from the hotel, I can't tell you how excited I was!!!  Bev sets the time you meet.   Our wedding is on the 22nd and we're meeting her on the 19th (the day after we get in) at 9:30.  It says that they charge an extra $35 for extra flowers you may need.   I want lily's, so Im going to see how much that will be. There was also a note saying that there would be a menu attached, but there wasn't, and that the meal has been changes to pork ribs, chicken, beef salmon or lamb, so I don't know what that is about. can you call a list of meats a menu? Hahaha

                     

                    I'm being bridezilla this weekend.  I've made a detailed list and I'm forcing my FI to help me with everything, and I also have to fit in studying for a midterm I have on Thursday, so life is insane right now.  I'm waiting for glue to dry on the wooden fans I'm blinging up with rhinestones, hahaha.

                     

                    Can't wait to share my pics wiht everyone!!!


                    Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011


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