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#1141 *lyndsey*

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    Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:18 PM

    hi,

    we are doing OOT bags too, so far my ideas are

    personalised playing cards

    confetti

    hangover kit (paracetamol, plasters, wipes, resolve etc)

    thankyou poem

    spanish phrases

    map of the resort

    glow sticks (lol)

    travel size sunscreen

    lip balm

    maracas

     

    these are just ideas & i keep finding more and crossing some off! x



    #1142 Soon-to-be-McRae

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      Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:26 PM

      Lyndsey....Really sorry to hear about your grandad hun ((((Big Hugs))))

       

      Michelle...Great news about getting the right time that you wanted for your wedding, and also that your mum wants to help out thats really lovely.

       

      Charmaine...I am booking direct with First Choice for both holiday and wedding for the extra assurance if anything goes wrong prior to or on the day itself. We have decided to just do our own booking because i don't want to have to be responsible for chasing the payments so just going to ask for a reference number that people can use to book with so that we are grouped together. As a present for FI i am planning on having a boudoir bride photo shoot done with For Your Eyes Only which will be given to him on the morning of the wedding ;-)

       

      Josie...Looks like you had a fab weekend of fun your pics are great :-)

       

      I am not doing OOT bags but have decided to do little gift bags for my bridesmaids with a pashmina, lip gloss etc i am now looking for some really nice gift bags that i could use and i saw a link on here a few weeks ago but carnt find it now does anyone have any ideas looking for some nice gift nags or tote bags .

       

      Not looking good on the job front because they haven't got back to me after the trial i did with the company :-( i am totally gutted i phoned them today and they said they would phone back and haven't done, so back to the drawing board for me unfortunatly :-(

       

      Vicki x



      #1143 Mrs D To Be!

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        Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:52 PM



        Originally Posted by Woodsylou 





        the AHR was just amazing! the pro pics should be here next week, but i have some of my friends pics, i'll post them tonight!

         

        xx


        Come on Woodsy - I'm dying for your review!! I no I no, what is this woman like, she's already married, but hey, I wanna relive it!!



        #1144 michelle2011

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          Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:32 PM

          Herbie there used to be a Berkertex brides (think that's what it was called) in Bluewater but it's no longer there. The only bridal store there now is Oriental Pearl. They could do with one actually.

           

          I forgot to say i also have personalised pens for the OOT bags and i'm putting a welcome letter in which i have nearly finished :o)... i only have small gift bags so cant get to carried away with things. Plus i didn't want them to turn into an expensive gift.

           

          Girls who are doing luggage tags... when are you planning on giving them out?

           

          Also those that are having there own music at the ceremony. How are you doing this? Ipod? CD? x



          #1145 janapana

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            Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:45 AM

            I´m giving out the luggage tags and thermal mugs with the invitations, hopefully in october. There´s no way i´ll be able to lug everything to mexico, so when i next come back to uk i´m going to box it all up nicely and post/hand it out. (save a fortune on postage from spain too..... not tight, honestly!)

             

            the music.... going to take a cd for the actual ceremony part, then just take an ipod and speakers for the dinner bit.

             

            omg i am baking today, 37º in the shade..... roll on september.




            #1146 waybuloo

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              Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:42 AM


              Charmaine - I booked it all through my TA but as soon as I booked & requested wedding date I then called the hotel in Mexico straight away to see if they had the date I was asking available.  They said yes so I went straight back into my TA & told them it was available so could they phone & hold it TODAY!!  They must've thought 'God we've got a right one here' Bridezilla eat your heart out!! but it paid off as didn't have to wait the standard 8 weeks & got the date & time we wanted without panicking that it would be gone!! hahaha

               

              For the guests, basically I took all the different combinations ie 2 adults, 2 adults 2 kids etc to 4 different TA's got the best price & then told all my guests the research I had done.  This mean't they then all booked with Cooperative Travel (first choice & thomson).  Bit of news on this as well I have a cooperative membership card (like sainsburys nectar card) & although all my guests are responsible for their own payment, I am the lead name on the booking.  It works out that in December 2011 I will get nearly £600 in coop vouchers!!!!!!!!  woo hoo...thats next Christmas sorted!!

              Originally Posted by char79uk 

              Hi ladies

               

              I just wanted to ask your advice/opinions on a few things.

               

              1. Would you advise booking the wedding package through the TA or direct with the hotel?  I had always thought best to book with the TA as then your covered for things like volcanic ash but what with all your problems getting the dates and trying to get hold of a WC, now i'm not so sure.
              2. Did you do a group booking with all your guests or just give them the hotel details and have them book themselves?  I'm thinking it might be too stressful trying to arrange everybody onto one booking regardless of how good the group discount might be.
              3. Are you buying your Grooms a present and if so what?

               

               





              #1147 waybuloo

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                Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:44 AM

                I also want to give groom a present but haven't a clue what??!!

                 

                Michelle do you have any pictures of your oot bags?  I can't decide to do them or not? Do you give them out when you arrive or before you go?



                #1148 waybuloo

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                  Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:52 AM

                  Sorry for multiple posts but forgot....How lovely is that Michelle your mum giving you £1000!!!! & your right we don't need the MIL's when we have our own super mums!!  I was thinking the same thing the other day that I don't want to leave mum out of organising but so much is done online there isn't really a lot of actual shopping to do....not like a wedding here you would go & look at cakes & flowers, venues etc  I'm thinking I might organise a weekend of shopping up London maybe book a hotel near westfields to get all our holiday clothes  (well lets face it I only have an outfit for one day sorted so far!!hahahaha)



                  #1149 michelle2011

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                    Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:23 AM

                    37 degrees.. wish it was like that over hear. Our freak weather in the southeast is bright sunshine one minute then heavy down pours the next i'm in and out like a yoyo with the washing on the line! ha ha... extra exercise i suppose lol...

                     

                    £600 bloody hell that is brilliant!!!

                     

                    I was going to do the photos for FI's present but i haven't got the confidence to do it. I always buy him jewellery and watches so it might be a day out or something. Brands Hatch racing maybe.. i will think more about it after xmas...

                     

                    I haven't made my OOT bags up yet but i got pink ones from Islepac..http://www.islepac.c...-tote-bags.html

                     

                    I have pink and brown tissue paper to go in them and i'm making up a gift tag to tie on with ribbon. When i've done one i will post pix.. I will prob get the hotel to put them in the rooms. We all arrive together so can't have them there for when they arrive. It will be either that or at the welcome dinner on the second night.

                     

                    Mum n Dad have been great (well apart from Dad not coming of course).. I love my family to bits...

                     

                    A day shopping with your mum sounds lovely. I love shopping!!



                    #1150 janapana

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                      Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:06 AM



                      Originally Posted by char79uk 

                      Hi ladies

                       

                      I just wanted to ask your advice/opinions on a few things.

                       

                      1. Would you advise booking the wedding package through the TA or direct with the hotel?  I had always thought best to book with the TA as then your covered for things like volcanic ash but what with all your problems getting the dates and trying to get hold of a WC, now i'm not so sure.
                      2. Did you do a group booking with all your guests or just give them the hotel details and have them book themselves?  I'm thinking it might be too stressful trying to arrange everybody onto one booking regardless of how good the group discount might be.
                      3. Are you buying your Grooms a present and if so what?

                       

                       



                      I booked the wedding package direct with the hotel because thomson´s couldn´t have been any less helpful on the phone, and took about 3 weeks to get back to me by email. and at least this way i have my confirmation email from the WC herself. It´s only a 250$ deposit i´d lose if we cancelled, so i can live with that. As for the holiday, we booked over the phone with Thomsons, took the ta´s name and number and passed it on to all our friends and family, we´ve got one group booking ref, and individual ones as part of it, so everyone is responsible for their own payments, but the ta knows we´re all a big group and the more that add on the bigger the disccount. most people have gone through the ta, but a few have done it themselves cos it´s worked out cheaper for them....






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