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#181 michelle2011

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    Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:53 AM

    Hi girlies, I think i will do OOT bags. Only small gift bags though. There is a new thread on here which have links to some lovely personalized gift bags! Thomas Cook haven't been very helpful with me either. They wont and can't match CW prices... But then my friend booked her wedding with First choice and had nothing but trouble. I think it's the luck of the draw really! There are pro's and con's to all of them... We are STILL waiting to book ......BOOOOOO!! But when we have i will contact the hotel direct to confirm our wedding date. I've already got it on hold so i just need to confirm. (once we know when we fly)! Kerry it is also my FI's 30th in July.... No party for him (he doesn't want the attention) so god knows what we will do.... I have his pressies though so thats one thing out the way :o)

    #182 michelle2011

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      Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:55 AM

      Welcome Lisa! Look forward to hearing all about your planning! Have you got your dress yet? I got my in Eltham! How funny we live so close!! :o)

      #183 char79uk

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        Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:24 AM

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        Originally Posted by Nicyx

        Hope your revision is coming on ok? what are you studying? (sorry if i have missed this anywhere) :-)
        xox
        Hi ya, my god I haven't been on here for a few weeks and i've missed so much.......I'm studying to be a Chartered Accountant, my last exam was yesterday, so I have a few weeks free until studying starts again, I can finally concentrate on the wedding!!!

        Great to be back x
        xxx Charmaine xxx

        #184 char79uk

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          Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:51 AM

          Hi everybody, I can't believe i've not been on for a few weeks and missed sooooooooo much.....my exams are over now for a couple of months so i can spend some time on the wedding, although there is not much I can actually do as not getting married until 2012 and that seems like forever!
          xxx Charmaine xxx

          #185 char79uk

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            Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:10 AM

            Trying to catch up with everything......regarding my wedding dress i've chosen a 'Cassia by Maggie Sottero'


            Cassia - by Maggie Sottero
            xxx Charmaine xxx

            #186 waybuloo

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              Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:32 AM

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              Originally Posted by Nicyx
              Well done you :-) Its great that you called up and did it all of your own back :-) I must say the run up for the last few months with Tom Cook were fab... a few hiccups since booking, like lost the forms (twice) nearly giving us a differen wedding package than what we wanted... Finally got our paperwork today... they told us 2 weeks but its actually been 5 weeks.... All signed and sent away.. need to wait now (they say a week or 2 but not holding my breath) until all is confirmed....
              I must say the girl in the shop has been fabulous though!!! all the way through, just a bit of a poo wedding dept!!! Do you have a dress in mind?
              Yeah like a few girls on here... i never heard of OOT bags til i came on here, i decided to do them, then i changed my mind and dcided not to do them... now im debating again.. :-) Watch this space xox



              Im not sure whether to do favours or OOT bags at the mo... i think i will see how many we have coming before i 100% decide.

              In OOT bags, people put things like..
              Mugs
              Chapstick
              Playing cards
              Hang over kits
              pashinas
              flip flops
              resort maps

              the list goes on, and most stuff is usually personalised with Bride & Groom wedding details, names & dates etc :-) You should check out the OOT section on this forum... FAB....

              xoxo
              Do you know I have been on this forum for about 6 months & been chatting to lots of American Brides who have been lovely but it is so nice to chat to us UK brides!! Glad TC worked out ok for you, my shop just weren't very helpful & also a lot of brides on here had said that my WC in resort was terrible for replying to emails however she has always come back to me within a day.....maybe its all the sucking up to her I do.....lol.....I'll do whatever it takes to get the day of my dreams!!

              I am going to do OOT bags mainly to put an Itinerary in so guests know what they are doing on what day, also I know it sounds horrible but I don't want them all with me for 14 days!! So am going to put on the Itinerary that it is their holiday as well so feel free to explore!! I am going to put in a map of resort, local attractions, bug spray (as have heard there are quite a few!!), invite to the wedding, wedding day scedule & a couple of treats don't know what yet!!

              I am also going to do favors.....maracas on all the seats at the wedding with a little note attached to them with ribbon saying 'Shake when we kiss' (an idea I stole from another bride on here), then at the sit down dinner am going to do tequila shot glasses for the adults....haven't decided what for the children yet?? Any ideas?? You know the love heart sweets you can buy over here, well there is a website where you can buy them with a personalised wrapper on e.g Lisa & Richard's Wedding 2nd June 2011.....so nearer the time I am going to order them to be put at each dinner place.

              #187 waybuloo

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                Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:39 AM

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                Originally Posted by roxmysockz
                Did anyone read this article about TC?

                Bride-to-be Austin Kettle changes her name to 'I Hate Thomas Cook' over booking fee row | Mail Online

                I keep having bad dreams about the wedding lately - things like its 2 hours before the wedding I dont have a dress and nothing has been planned ... urgh.

                currently i'm planning a surprise 30th party for my FI for september its not cheap but before we decided on a wedding date we were going to vegas for his 30th now we're getting married we cant afford it so hopefully it'll make up for it a little bit

                I like the idea of OOT bags but I cant help but think is it one of them things where u get the items then u get home and chuck them in a drawer? and not to mention using the baggage space!! ekk! I am however doing fans.

                waybuloo - welcome to the thread, I did exactly the same and booked the wedding direct with the hotel! who wants to wait for their date!?

                xx
                lol....exactly!! & also you could book & then you can't have the date/location you want....that would be a disaster!! I am going to do OOT bags but just for an Itinerary (so guests know what dates they have to be with us & what dates to leave us alone....lol!!) a map of resort, local attractions, wedding invitation, wedding schedule & bug spray!!

                So good to chat to some English Brides, where are you from?x

                #188 waybuloo

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                  Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:42 AM

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                  Originally Posted by michelle2011
                  Welcome Lisa! Look forward to hearing all about your planning! Have you got your dress yet? I got my in Eltham! How funny we live so close!! :o)
                  Did you get it from the shop by Sainsburys?? They do lovely ones, no I haven't got my dress yet, I can't decide what style I want.....yours is lovely, also I need to lose about a stone so am on a diet!! lol.....My daughter actually goes to school in Welling so we are really close....how mad!!

                  #189 waybuloo

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                    Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:01 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by michelle2011
                    Hi girlies, I think i will do OOT bags. Only small gift bags though. There is a new thread on here which have links to some lovely personalized gift bags! Thomas Cook haven't been very helpful with me either. They wont and can't match CW prices... But then my friend booked her wedding with First choice and had nothing but trouble. I think it's the luck of the draw really! There are pro's and con's to all of them... We are STILL waiting to book ......BOOOOOO!! But when we have i will contact the hotel direct to confirm our wedding date. I've already got it on hold so i just need to confirm. (once we know when we fly)! Kerry it is also my FI's 30th in July.... No party for him (he doesn't want the attention) so god knows what we will do.... I have his pressies though so thats one thing out the way :o)
                    I think your right it is the luck of the draw, Coop in eltham annoyed me so much that the area manager ended up booking for me with first choice!! I have just looked at your hotel is is stunning......I did make a compromise on my hotel, first I was going to Moon Palace but with the prices being dearer it mean't not so many people could come. We had a chat about it & decided it was more important to have the people we really wanted to come than have that hotel......however I wasn't going to compromise the wedding location & the Gran Bahia Tulum is stunning so worked out really well in the end as got best of both worlds :) I don't think people who have never done a DW realise how much goes into it, I think they think oh it's abroad not much to do....how wrong....I was so stressed before I booked!!

                    #190 waybuloo

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                      Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:04 AM

                      OMG really sorry about all the posts!! lol.....should've just said it all in one go!!




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