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#811 Soon-to-be-McRae

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    Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:05 PM



    Originally Posted by josietoms 

    Mel - Welcome along

     

    Jo - Love your t-shirt - lets hope they see the funny side of it anyway - lol!

     

    Vicki - where have you booked your AHR - we are having ours a week after we get back and its all booked confirm etc - just still waiting for our wedding date to be confirmed - AHR was able to be booked and sort well before the actual wedding - lol x


    Hi Josie

     

    We have chosen a golf club, we havent booked an exact date yet because i am looking for the cheapest possible dates for Mexico as we are not fixed on date really but looking around 26th November for AHR as going to try and book for the 10th or 12th for the wedding.

    Love the luggage tags hun they are cute.

     

    Jo.....The T-Shirts are fab like many of the others have said i am sure the in laws will see the funny side

     

    Mel....Welcome to the thread.

     

    Vicki x
     



    #812 josietoms

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      Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:23 PM



      Originally Posted by Soon-to-be-McRae 




      Hi Josie

       

      We have chosen a golf club, we havent booked an exact date yet because i am looking for the cheapest possible dates for Mexico as we are not fixed on date really but looking around 26th November for AHR as going to try and book for the 10th or 12th for the wedding.

      Love the luggage tags hun they are cute.

       

      Jo.....The T-Shirts are fab like many of the others have said i am sure the in laws will see the funny side

       

      Mel....Welcome to the thread.

       

      Vicki x
       



      Thats the best thing about getting married abroad you can go out of wedding season here in the UK and then get a great price on the AHR venue - our hire charge was only £450 but June - September its in the region of £950!!!!  

      This is our venue - we are not having a full sit down meal just nibbles (though I have noticed people like to call them canapes these days - lol) - but loads of booze xx showpic.jpgHop Farm Interior 2.jpgHop Farm Exterior.jpg


      Josie x

      #813 Nicyx

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        Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

        Josie, what a beautiful place for your AHR :-) Its gorgeous x

         

        How is your new job? :-) x



        #814 josietoms

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          Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:53 PM

          Thanks Nicy and thanks for asking about the job - yesterday was a bit strange as being the 'new girl' you just have to sit and watch but today i got a bit more involved and everyone seems really nice - its a nice relaxed company and feel quite settled already so am hoping it will work our well.

           

          In my new job we deal with couriers all over the world and they sent a notice today to say they cant deliver to Mexico at the moment due to the hurricane - I know its hurricane season but I hope it didnt affect Louises day..... x


          Josie x

          #815 Soon-to-be-McRae

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            Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:58 PM

            Josie your AHR venue is beautiful, we have chose to have a buffet alongside a candy buffet and chocolate fountain i am soooo excited carnt wait as soon as we have booked for Mexico i will definatly be confirming my date with the Golf Club we decided not to go to big with the AHR as we agreed to put everything in to the wedding in Mexico i am going to be sticking to my turqoise and white theme though

             

            Vicki x



            #816 janapana

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              Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:52 AM

              What a gorgeous place for your ahr josie, that is something i´ve not even looked into yet! Going  to have one in sheffield and one in spain, but going to have to wait a couple of months to save up some pennies after mexico! Probably going to wait til summer next year for the spain one, that way we can have an outside party hopefully bbq, swimming pool, foam pit, bouncy castle for the kids, just a big piss up in bikinis really...... like i said we need to save up!

               

              glad your new job is going well so far, must be wierd being the new girl.

               



              #817 roo66

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                Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:17 AM

                Janapana you make me laugh i gasped when i read the logo just imagining the look on the in laws faces as you make your entrance

                Josie where is your AHR being held it looks familiar.It looks very special

                Have any of you looked into the sweetie station thing i would deffo be having one if we were doing an AHR.I think they can be expensive but im sure its something that can be diy.

                I still havnt done our bedroom making way to hang my dress ive spent all morning redoing the order of service on vistaprint we have changed the wedding date and we finalized our choices of music since we ordered them back in March.Whilst there i ordered more freebies in fact it was all free all bar 50p to change the colour of a cap that i did for Paul that matches the t-shirts i just put Game over on the front.I dont think hell wear it but it was 50p.I got a pen the order of service a car bumper sticker with just married and our names and a car door magnet with the same.We can put them on the hire car for the second week or for the journey back from Gatwick

                Im back into work at 5.00 so i really do need to move my butt.

                Josie it sounds like it wont be long before you start to feel part of the furniture.It sounds like you found a good un

                Pauls just come in for lunch and his bosses wife and one of the office girls have just asked what we wanted as a wedding present.

                He said nothing but i guess if thats the wrong answer maybe next vouchers.

                We didnt think we would get presents but maybe we will



                #818 char79uk

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                  Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:41 AM



                  Originally Posted by Soon-to-be-McRae 



                   



                  Hi Charmaine

                   

                  Wedding plans are slow so far but i have chosen my bridesmaids dresses and my own dress and paid my deposit :-) looking at my accessories and a dress for the evening to change into and bookmarking and choosing other bits and bobs like ring cushions, favours etc not buying much really until i have finally booked and it feels real :-)

                   

                  I carnt book until around September/October this year, for November 2011.

                   

                  We have decided to book the wedding direct with first choice although it was a bit more expensive than booking direct with the hotel, the reason i chose this was because we have had some messing about being passed from one coordinator to another at the hotel and i feel it gets a bit confusing and also the added assurance if anything goes wrong either end we have someone we can go back to or if there is any type of "Ash Cloud" etc we will be covered to get the money back from First Choice for the wedding where as if we book direct we won't get anything back!

                   

                  We sat and went through the packages and decided to go with the Luxury package and just upgrade particular things like the photography and buy extra bouquets etc for the bridesmaids, we totalled everything up that we wanted using a cheaper package and it came out more expensive. Our final package choice will be dependant on how many people join us because i really want the private reception but i think there needs to be a minimum of 20 people.

                   

                  What plans have you made so far? Its a bit of a struggle when you feel so far away from it doesn't it?

                   

                  Vicki x

                   



                  Hi Vicki, we were also looking at the Luxury Package it seems to include most things we would like.  I agree with booking everything through First Choice for assurance, i know that when i spoke with them they said that they know of some hotels that have cancelled weddings due to double booking and the brides didn't know anything until they turned up.  First Choice said that they wouldn't be able to do this if we book through them because they have to sign a contract with First Choice.

                   

                  When i was speaking to the WC at The Gran Caribe she told me that you need to have a minimum of 30 people to have a private reception, but i'm sure they can be flexible.

                   

                  I haven't managed to book anything because I can't until the prices come out with First Choice next year May, but I know my colours (aqua and white) and so I am currently looking for bridesmaid dresses, i've seen a couple of nice styles so I just need to make sure my BM like them.  I've got a contact of lady that has been making wedding/BM dresses, grooms/ushers suits etc for the last 30 years, she is apparantly very good, reasonably priced and highly recommended and since my BM sizes range from size 6 - 20, it will be difficult to find a dress in a shop that will fit all so i will be getting them made.
                   

                  Other than that i've been getting loads of ideas from the ladies on here and i'm just enjoying the planning stage, although I am getting extremly impatient and just want to book the wedding so it feels more real.x

                   

                  x

                   

                  Originally Posted by Soon-to-be-McRae 




                  Hi Josie

                   

                  We have chosen a golf club, we havent booked an exact date yet because i am looking for the cheapest possible dates for Mexico as we are not fixed on date really but looking around 26th November for AHR as going to try and book for the 10th or 12th for the wedding.

                  Love the luggage tags hun they are cute.

                   

                  Jo.....The T-Shirts are fab like many of the others have said i am sure the in laws will see the funny side

                   

                  Mel....Welcome to the thread.

                   

                  Vicki x
                   



                  My AHR is the only thing that I am able to get excited about at the moment, one of my BM is the manager of a Golf Club and she has said that as her present to us we can have the venue for free for our AHR with hot/cold buffet provided for free too.  The venue is beautiful and she has saved us a small fortune.  We have penciled in a date which will be confirmed once I have booked the wedding.

                   



                   

                  Originally Posted by josietoms 





                  Thats the best thing about getting married abroad you can go out of wedding season here in the UK and then get a great price on the AHR venue - our hire charge was only £450 but June - September its in the region of £950!!!!  

                  This is our venue - we are not having a full sit down meal just nibbles (though I have noticed people like to call them canapes these days - lol) - but loads of booze xx showpic.jpgHop Farm Interior 2.jpgHop Farm Exterior.jpg



                  Ah that looks absolutely beautiful xx


                  xxx Charmaine xxx

                  #819 char79uk

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                    Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:44 AM



                    Originally Posted by josietoms 

                    Thanks Nicy and thanks for asking about the job - yesterday was a bit strange as being the 'new girl' you just have to sit and watch but today i got a bit more involved and everyone seems really nice - its a nice relaxed company and feel quite settled already so am hoping it will work our well.

                     

                    In my new job we deal with couriers all over the world and they sent a notice today to say they cant deliver to Mexico at the moment due to the hurricane - I know its hurricane season but I hope it didnt affect Louises day..... x



                    From what I have read on the internet i don't think that the hurricane has hit that part of Mexico, hopefully Louise is having a wonderful wedding, can't wait to see her pictures. x


                    xxx Charmaine xxx

                    #820 Nicyx

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                      Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:50 AM



                       

                      Originally Posted by josietoms 

                      Thanks Nicy and thanks for asking about the job - yesterday was a bit strange as being the 'new girl' you just have to sit and watch but today i got a bit more involved and everyone seems really nice - its a nice relaxed company and feel quite settled already so am hoping it will work our well.

                       

                      In my new job we deal with couriers all over the world and they sent a notice today to say they cant deliver to Mexico at the moment due to the hurricane - I know its hurricane season but I hope it didnt affect Louises day..... x



                      Hey no problem :-) Gld its going well so far!! it will be nice to get the first week out of the way, then you may not feel as "new" :-) Its great that you feel settled so quick... x

                      Oooooo, Hopefully the hurricane came after the wedding, would be crap to be there in the hurricane but as long as the wedding was ok :-) x

                       

                      Originally Posted by janapana 

                      What a gorgeous place for your ahr josie, that is something i´ve not even looked into yet! Going  to have one in sheffield and one in spain, but going to have to wait a couple of months to save up some pennies after mexico! Probably going to wait til summer next year for the spain one, that way we can have an outside party hopefully bbq, swimming pool, foam pit, bouncy castle for the kids, just a big piss up in bikinis really...... like i said we need to save up!

                       

                      glad your new job is going well so far, must be wierd being the new girl.

                       



                      I want an AHR but not sure where to have it, cant afford two (one in Warringotn & then one Annan) as that was my original thought. But this is somethng i think we will think of later in the year or just after christmas, I definatly want one though :-) Watch this space x

                       

                      Originally Posted by roo66 

                      Janapana you make me laugh i gasped when i read the logo just imagining the look on the in laws faces as you make your entrance

                      Josie where is your AHR being held it looks familiar.It looks very special

                      Have any of you looked into the sweetie station thing i would deffo be having one if we were doing an AHR.I think they can be expensive but im sure its something that can be diy.

                      I still havnt done our bedroom making way to hang my dress ive spent all morning redoing the order of service on vistaprint we have changed the wedding date and we finalized our choices of music since we ordered them back in March.Whilst there i ordered more freebies in fact it was all free all bar 50p to change the colour of a cap that i did for Paul that matches the t-shirts i just put Game over on the front.I dont think hell wear it but it was 50p.I got a pen the order of service a car bumper sticker with just married and our names and a car door magnet with the same.We can put them on the hire car for the second week or for the journey back from Gatwick

                      Im back into work at 5.00 so i really do need to move my butt.

                      Josie it sounds like it wont be long before you start to feel part of the furniture.It sounds like you found a good un

                      Pauls just come in for lunch and his bosses wife and one of the office girls have just asked what we wanted as a wedding present.

                      He said nothing but i guess if thats the wrong answer maybe next vouchers.

                      We didnt think we would get presents but maybe we will



                      Has your date moved much? Haha, great idea for the hat though, even if he only wears it once... 50p bargain :-)

                      Arrr, thats lovely of your FIs bosses wife and office girl asking what you want.... Like you, i dont expect wedding gifts but would be nice to get one or two ;-p  






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