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#2561 bride5656

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    Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:34 AM



     

    Originally Posted by bmadzia1 

    Hi Ladies,

    I'm not from the UK, but I have guests who are interested in traveling to my wedding out of England.  Would any of you be able to suggest a travel agency in the London or Birmingham area where I could send my friends?  We're going to Jamaica, and they prefer not to book directly with the operator. 

     

    Have any of you heard of Benz Travel?  They offered a great rate, but some of the reviews are a bit scary.

     

    Please help :)

     

    MB



    Hi MB :)))

     

    I have not heard about Benz Travel either to be honest but I am one of the girls that have booked with Caribbean Warehouse and they are fantastic - service is outstanding and prices very competitive as far as i can tell! :) It is worth looking into Thomas Cook, Thomson and Caribbean Warehouse just to see the price difference, because as Nicy said with them you get that extra security...that if something does go wrong, they wont just drop you there. Not to mention sometimes they have some awesome deals too :))

    But do let us know how your search will go and if you have any question at all i am sure all girls here will be willing to help out :)

     

    Best of luck

     

    xoxo



    #2562 bride5656

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      Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:49 AM



       

      Originally Posted by kerry872 

      I can't believe how many people are having problems with MIL. I thought it was just me that was getting driven insane by her.

       

      I have now just backed off from her. Don;t see her or speak and then i cant get wound up and stressed out.

       

      What is it with MIL wanting to interfere in sons lives. They don;t seem to care what they son thinks at all!!!!

       

      Controlling mothers!!! Grrrrr.


      Kerry...I am sorry that you are one of us who has problems with MIL as well...

      It is stressful and sad at times cos you would think that she would be happy at this time when you are planing your wedding....but all mine cares unfortunately is gossip and drama and obviously for things to be exactly how she wants them to be...you know what she told us the other day?!...we went to see how she is doing on saturday and everything was running smoothly, we were talking about wedding etc...but then we have mentioned that we would like to have a church blessing after our DW...on which she said that we shouldn't do it and we shouldn't even mention to ppl that we are thinking about it...WTF???!!! ...and do you know the whole reason behind it? - cos she didn't get married in church after her DW and my FI's nan keep reminding it to her...so in her twisted world, we shouldn't marry in the church cos it will make nan talk about her wedding...logical ha! 

       

      ...oh well lol :D Wednesday rant over lol :Dx sorry girls...

       

      Nicy - I am so sorry that you wouldn't be able to take that job...:/ But i can completely relate..we live in the place where it is very difficult to get to and i don't drive yet either...so have to rely on FI to drop me off places and obviously if i was to go back to my "project managing" roots I will have to travel to London which is very difficult without the car too...So my promise to myself is to take up few lessons this year so maybe after we will come back from our wedding i will be able to pass the test and be free traveling where ever i want :D

       

      Michelle those t-shits look stunning lol your creations are perfect like always and I as well would love to see you all dressed up in the airport - so cute :))

       

       

      xoxo
       



      #2563 samcalv1

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        Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:48 AM

        Hi I haven't heard of this company either. I have booked with Thomson and so far everything has been fine.  xxx Hope this helps.

         

        Quote:

        Originally Posted by bmadzia1 

        Hi Ladies,

        I'm not from the UK, but I have guests who are interested in traveling to my wedding out of England.  Would any of you be able to suggest a travel agency in the London or Birmingham area where I could send my friends?  We're going to Jamaica, and they prefer not to book directly with the operator. 

         

        Have any of you heard of Benz Travel?  They offered a great rate, but some of the reviews are a bit scary.

         

        Please help :)

         

        MB


        Nicy - Sorry to hear about the job :-((((  I believe that things happen for a reason.... And that a better position is around the corner just waiting for you hun xx

         

        Michelle - You are putting me to shame with your creations LOL xx  You are so bloody good !!!!!!! Oh good luck for Monday your first dressing fitting yipppeeeeeeeeeee

         

        I am going on next Wed to try on some more dresses I've really got to get my backside moving otherwise I'll be getting married in a bikini at this rate !!!!!
         



        #2564 gom4good

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          Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:49 AM

          Hi Ladies, Well i have been reading through your post and all your progress is sooo good, its making me really want to crack on with things!! MIL stories are terrible, mine is lovely...........well for now at least ha ha

          I get married 9th June at the sensatori,Mexico - 16 weeks tomorrow ahhhhh!

          23 of us going on the 6th June............most staying for full 2 weeks- will have to find hiding spots ha ha

          I have my dress, i had a bit of a nightmare but i wont go into detail-dont want to scare anyone who hasnt picked there's up yet!but its alll sorted now and i have my dress!!

           

          Im off bridesmaid shopping this weekend, i really want coral dresses..............if anyone has spotted any on their travels let me know!!

          Ermm on the planning front, i havent decided on flowers, or what meal were having for reception.........but have selected time, where ceremony is being held and where were having reception. Im not having a dj as it was soooo expensive through the resort, so im taking my ipod and hiring speakers!!

          Also i have not booked a photographer................still a bit unsure what to do about this as 2 of my guests are really good and have their own snazzy camera's and have said they would happily do the photos....but part of me is nervous just incase they dont come out well, mind you if theres 2 of them im sure it will be ok??? any thoughts??

           

          Im also looking at hiring catamaran for the day...........need to do some research of any local one's....

           

          I have booked AHR at local private caravan park, just need to decide between dj or band, have booked hog roast.......not made invites for that yet....ah soo much to do....

           

          Anyway thought i would share where im up to and see if anyone else is at similar stage??

           

          x

           

           

           



          #2565 samcalv1

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            Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:54 AM


            Hi

             

            Where is Wales are you?????? I'm from Llanelli xxx Nice to have another welshy on here LOL xxxxx
             

            Originally Posted by gom4good 

            Hi Ladies, Well i have been reading through your post and all your progress is sooo good, its making me really want to crack on with things!! MIL stories are terrible, mine is lovely...........well for now at least ha ha

            I get married 9th June at the sensatori,Mexico - 16 weeks tomorrow ahhhhh!

            23 of us going on the 6th June............most staying for full 2 weeks- will have to find hiding spots ha ha

            I have my dress, i had a bit of a nightmare but i wont go into detail-dont want to scare anyone who hasnt picked there's up yet!but its alll sorted now and i have my dress!!

             

            Im off bridesmaid shopping this weekend, i really want coral dresses..............if anyone has spotted any on their travels let me know!!

            Ermm on the planning front, i havent decided on flowers, or what meal were having for reception.........but have selected time, where ceremony is being held and where were having reception. Im not having a dj as it was soooo expensive through the resort, so im taking my ipod and hiring speakers!!

            Also i have not booked a photographer................still a bit unsure what to do about this as 2 of my guests are really good and have their own snazzy camera's and have said they would happily do the photos....but part of me is nervous just incase they dont come out well, mind you if theres 2 of them im sure it will be ok??? any thoughts??

             

            Im also looking at hiring catamaran for the day...........need to do some research of any local one's....

             

            I have booked AHR at local private caravan park, just need to decide between dj or band, have booked hog roast.......not made invites for that yet....ah soo much to do....

             

            Anyway thought i would share where im up to and see if anyone else is at similar stage??

             

            x

             

             

             





            #2566 Nicyx

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              Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:15 AM


               

              Originally Posted by samcalv1 

              Hi I haven't heard of this company either. I have booked with Thomson and so far everything has been fine.  xxx Hope this helps.

               

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              Nicy - Sorry to hear about the job :-((((  I believe that things happen for a reason.... And that a better position is around the corner just waiting for you hun xx

               

              Michelle - You are putting me to shame with your creations LOL xx  You are so bloody good !!!!!!! Oh good luck for Monday your first dressing fitting yipppeeeeeeeeeee

               

              I am going on next Wed to try on some more dresses I've really got to get my backside moving otherwise I'll be getting married in a bikini at this rate !!!!!
               

              Thats ok... Im the same as you, i said to my mum last night, if it was meant to be it was meant to be.... just put it down to experience..... x

               

              Ha i was like you, i thought i was going to get wed in my bikini for a while!!! 2 weeks and mine should be in for my 1st fitting.... SO SO excited!!!

               

              Let us know how you get on x
               

               



              Originally Posted by gom4good 

              Hi Ladies, Well i have been reading through your post and all your progress is sooo good, its making me really want to crack on with things!! MIL stories are terrible, mine is lovely...........well for now at least ha ha

              I get married 9th June at the sensatori,Mexico - 16 weeks tomorrow ahhhhh!

              23 of us going on the 6th June............most staying for full 2 weeks- will have to find hiding spots ha ha

              I have my dress, i had a bit of a nightmare but i wont go into detail-dont want to scare anyone who hasnt picked there's up yet!but its alll sorted now and i have my dress!!

               

              Im off bridesmaid shopping this weekend, i really want coral dresses..............if anyone has spotted any on their travels let me know!!

              Ermm on the planning front, i havent decided on flowers, or what meal were having for reception.........but have selected time, where ceremony is being held and where were having reception. Im not having a dj as it was soooo expensive through the resort, so im taking my ipod and hiring speakers!!

              Also i have not booked a photographer................still a bit unsure what to do about this as 2 of my guests are really good and have their own snazzy camera's and have said they would happily do the photos....but part of me is nervous just incase they dont come out well, mind you if theres 2 of them im sure it will be ok??? any thoughts??

               

              Im also looking at hiring catamaran for the day...........need to do some research of any local one's....

               

              I have booked AHR at local private caravan park, just need to decide between dj or band, have booked hog roast.......not made invites for that yet....ah soo much to do....

               

              Anyway thought i would share where im up to and see if anyone else is at similar stage??

               

              x

               

               

               


              Hi & welcome.... Well you have lots done :-) The catamaran is a great idea, hopefully ewe will do something like that... there are only 7 of us going to Mexico so we will just look at booking when were out there!! :-)

              We have just booked a DJ for our AHR, we were for a day or so torn between a live band and the dj.... but looking at costs of the band, we just couldnt afford one.... the dj we have booked has a good rep in my town, so im more than happy!!! :-)

              I love the idea of the hog roast... thats brilliant, never been to or had one but i know a few people who have had one and ive never heard anything but good reviews!!

              Would love to hear the story about your dress... but thats just coz im a nosey c*w!!! LOL

               

              16 weeks, that will fly by.... I just cant believe how fast it has gone since christmas... saying that i cant believe how fast it has gone since we booked last May!!! x



              #2567 michelle2011

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                Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:24 AM

                Thanks for all your lovely comments! You are all so lovely. I finished the tops today and packaged them up in pink packing and put a note on them that reads 'please wear me for your journey to Mexico' lol Just hope everyone likes them and i got the sizes right :o)

                 

                I am SO excited about my dress fitting!!!! Its been a whole year and i really wanna see my dress again :o)

                 

                gom4good you have done lots.. have you seen any of your friends photos before? Maybe ask to see some. It would be lovely to save so money but you wont get the day back and photos maybe your only memory :o) Good luck with your BM dress shopping. We also have 23 going. On the 24th May. Nearly at the 3month mark......OMG



                #2568 *lyndsey*

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                  Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:42 AM

                  michelle,

                  i think that's such a lovely idea! i would love to send all of our female guests a t-shirt like that but not sure we could afford to. how much were the transfers? i might get one for my mam, kevs mam and the bridesmaids.....

                   

                  nicy, sorry to hear about the job but like you said just put it down as experience and move on. x

                   

                  are any of you doing a pre travel brochure? i'm almost finished ours x



                  #2569 michelle2011

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                    Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:58 AM



                    Originally Posted by *lyndsey* 

                    michelle,

                    i think that's such a lovely idea! i would love to send all of our female guests a t-shirt like that but not sure we could afford to. how much were the transfers? i might get one for my mam, kevs mam and the bridesmaids.....

                     

                    nicy, sorry to hear about the job but like you said just put it down as experience and move on. x

                     

                    are any of you doing a pre travel brochure? i'm almost finished ours x



                    They were dirt cheap honest. I got the vests (for me, BM's, etc) and tshirts (for the mums) out of Primark. Vests were £2 each and T's were £2.50 each. The transfers were from ebay.. this is the seller i got mine from. She will do whatever you want and to go on dark or light background. I just trimmed mine a bit more so you couldn't see the background colour so much although it was white ;o) I had to do 11 in all so thought it was good. I did look at buying some but they were like £9.99 each cheapest.... maybe i should make some up and flog em on ebay ha ha

                     

                    http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=item230dcf73cb 

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                    #2570 michelle2011

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                      Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:00 PM

                      I haven't done a pre-travel broucher.... what's it like? Do you have any pix?






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