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#551 Dominican Ally

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    Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:43 AM

    Love them! They are awesome!

     

    Originally Posted by jlb392 

    So our STD's are on their way to me and I should have them in hand by Wednesday.  I thought I'd share the proofs of them.....

     

    Save the Date- Front

     

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    #552 ntlsnow

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      Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:23 AM

       

      It is a photoshoot, usually the day after your wedding, where you and the husband wear your wedding attire in the ocean. I have seen some amazng pictures of brides in the water and laying in the sand, etc. I am assuming the salt water and sand literally trashes your dress. LOL. The more I think about it, the more I am on the fence. Cool pics but do I really want to do that? Here are some pics of a TTD:

       

       



      What is trash the dress ? I've heard it mention a few times before but it's not something that's done in the UK so I'd love to know more, thanks x

       



      #553 ntlsnow

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        Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

        Yeah same here, I really dont know if my FI will be into it either. LOL. And the extra cost of the package as well as paying for the photgrapher to come back on Ocean Blue property. I booked without it for now too. :-)

         

        Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 

        I'm on the fence about TTD too. I like them, but not sure that I will get the FI to want to do it....I booked our photogaphy package (Caribbean Emotions) without it, and I'll think it over for a few months before deciding if I want to add TTD.


         



         



         



        #554 jlb392

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          Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:34 AM

          I'm also on the fence about it.  The photos are stunning, but since my mom paid for the dress, I'm not really a fan of the idea of 'trashing' it.  I'm actually considering getting one of the knock off dresses from China.  That way, I'm not trashing my actual dress...just a $150 knock-off.
           

          Originally Posted by ntlsnow 

          Yeah same here, I really dont know if my FI will be into it either. LOL. And the extra cost of the package as well as paying for the photgrapher to come back on Ocean Blue property. I booked without it for now too. :-)

           



           



           



          #555 KristinaM

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          Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:46 AM

          Hey Ladies!!

           

          Alicia- I love your barefoot sandal! You did a great job! 

           

          Jessica- your save the dates are awesome!! They really came out great and I bet your guest will be so excited when they receive them! I also love your wedding website. I used mywedding.com too but I only have bare bones on mine so far. I need to add so much stuff. Are you using a travel agent? I was so on the fence about that but I think I'm sticking to not using one.

           

          I absolutely loved the TTD pictures posted on here in the past and booked them with HDC but agree that they aren't for everyone. If you read some past stories on here alot of brides say their dresses came out cleaner than they were after walking around the resort for the wedding! Just a thought.. I can't attest to it :)

           

          Rebecca from Allurements by Rebecca is working on my boarding pass save the dates now. I'll post when they are complete but I saw a draft and they're amazing. I'm SO freakin excited!!

           

           

           

           



          #556 ntlsnow

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            Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

            The honeywmoon sweet is no joke. I would say the Honey moon suite is close to double the price of a regular room.

            Originally Posted by inloveinkorea 

            WOW, is that $4000 for the honeymoon suite for 7 days? How much was a regular room?



             



            #557 jlb392

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              Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:57 AM

              Kristina- thanks.  There's still a lot of info I'd like to add to the website.  It's just a matter of finding the time to research.  I was thinking of doing some common Spanish phrases as well....let everyone get an early start on learning to say "I'd like a Pina Colada."  Lol

              We aren't using a TA.  I spoke to one and got some preliminary info, but the rates that were offered through the TA were actually higher than what the average rates on the website were.  Plus, they wanted a $500 deposit to hold the room black, which seemed strange to me.  In the years that I worked in hotels and booked wedding blocks, we never asked for a deposit for them.  So, we're letting everyone book on their own.

               

              Can't wait to see your STD's.  We're doing boarding pass invites, and I think we're going to end up doing those ourselves, since they can get a bit pricey.
               

              Originally Posted by KristinaM 

              Hey Ladies!!

               

              Alicia- I love your barefoot sandal! You did a great job! 

               

              Jessica- your save the dates are awesome!! They really came out great and I bet your guest will be so excited when they receive them! I also love your wedding website. I used mywedding.com too but I only have bare bones on mine so far. I need to add so much stuff. Are you using a travel agent? I was so on the fence about that but I think I'm sticking to not using one.

               

              I absolutely loved the TTD pictures posted on here in the past and booked them with HDC but agree that they aren't for everyone. If you read some past stories on here alot of brides say their dresses came out cleaner than they were after walking around the resort for the wedding! Just a thought.. I can't attest to it :)

               

              Rebecca from Allurements by Rebecca is working on my boarding pass save the dates now. I'll post when they are complete but I saw a draft and they're amazing. I'm SO freakin excited!!

               

               

               

               



               



              #558 ntlsnow

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                Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:01 AM


                Alicia those so cute. You made them? I am good with paper stuff and computer stuff but thread and beads? Not so much. I look forward to seeing what else you make. :-)
                 

                Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 

                Hey Ladies - So I wanted to share my DIY project (Barefoot sandals) with you :) This was my first attempt, and I bought tons of different beads etc. so I'm sure I'll play around with different styles over the next year! It's my intent to make some for myself, and my bridal party. Perhaps if I get REALLY ambitious I can make them for ALL of the females attending the wedding (using some more "budget friendly" beads of course for the rest of the guests....lol)

                 

                Excuse my "winter feet"...really need a pedicure now that it is spring, and flip-flop weather is coming!

                 

                What do you think?

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                #559 ntlsnow

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                  Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

                  These are AWESOME! I want to redo the ones I already sent...LOL. Great job, they are seriously really cool.

                   

                  Originally Posted by jlb392 

                  So our STD's are on their way to me and I should have them in hand by Wednesday.  I thought I'd share the proofs of them.....

                   

                  Save the Date- Front

                   

                  save the date back.jpg



                   



                  #560 KristinaM

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                  Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:08 AM

                   

                  Originally Posted by ntlsnow 

                  The honeywmoon sweet is no joke. I would say the Honey moon suite is close to double the price of a regular room.



                   



                  The honeymoon suite prices do seem crazy! Especially because we're going for 2 weeks. I think we're booking a normal room and then trying to negotiate an upgrade once we're there- even if it's just for the second week or something. Honestly we spend so little time in our room that it seems like a waste to me. The only reason I really want it is for the getting ready pictures LOL.

                   

                  Originally Posted by jlb392 

                  Kristina- thanks.  There's still a lot of info I'd like to add to the website.  It's just a matter of finding the time to research.  I was thinking of doing some common Spanish phrases as well....let everyone get an early start on learning to say "I'd like a Pina Colada."  Lol

                  We aren't using a TA.  I spoke to one and got some preliminary info, but the rates that were offered through the TA were actually higher than what the average rates on the website were.  Plus, they wanted a $500 deposit to hold the room black, which seemed strange to me.  In the years that I worked in hotels and booked wedding blocks, we never asked for a deposit for them.  So, we're letting everyone book on their own.

                   

                  Can't wait to see your STD's.  We're doing boarding pass invites, and I think we're going to end up doing those ourselves, since they can get a bit pricey.
                   



                   



                  That's exactly how I feel! The package prices elsewhere are so much less expensive! I'm just happy someone else agrees because I was starting to second guess myself because I felt like the only one! I think I have a list of spanish phrases saved on my pc.. I'll post at home if I still have it. That's another great idea for the website. Or even for a pre-travel or welcome letter!

                   






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