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Welcome and Congrats! I am from the Ottawa area too!

I got engaged in April and started planning in May, FI and I are getting married at the end of February in Jamaica. So if you start now you should have plenty of time, If you have any questions just let me know! Happy planning!
 

Originally Posted by Nikadawn View Post

Hi from Ottawa Ladies! I noticed alot of you are planning for Next April. Are my fiancee and I being a little ambitious in hoping to book for February? We also still haven't picked a resort. Our TA told us to wait til August as prices would come down then and we want to keep the cost for our guests around 1500-1700 for the week. It will most likely be Jamaica or Mexico for that budget as we don't want the D.R. or Cuba. There are so many decisions to make already... and we've only been engaged for a week!



 

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GOOD FOR YOU!!!! I am so so happy to hear it, it is your and FIs day and you DO NOT need the extra stress of someone who thinks it is your duty to cater your day to them!

 

Originally Posted by celticgirl View Post

I gave her the boot... I dont need the extra stress... She mentioned to another friend that if she wasnt in the wedding party she wasn't going to go because she would feel left out.. but really If I thought she was good enough of a friend to ask her to stand up with me, you would think she would feel like she is good enough of a friend to attend like everyone else.

 



 



 


It is not ambitious at all, that is the beauty of a destination wedding.  I would however suggest getting on dress shopping ASAP.  I haven't bought mine but we are doing a Feb 2012 wedding but it often can take 6+ months for them to come in once you order.  Other than that a destination wedding can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it.  Join us in the February 2012 Brides thread!!! We were originally looking at getting married in Jamaica, check out the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites/Beach/Grand.  We fell in love with this resort but it was definitely out of our budget.  The more affordable options we came across were the Grand Bahia Principe and Grand Palladium.  Just get a GREAT GREAT GREAT (I cannot stress that part enough) TA who specializes in destination weddings.  It took us 5 or 6 TAs before we found one who would help us out.  I don't think you need to wait until August, if you get the right TA they will get you the best possible price and many tour operators have price match guarantee!!! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!!!

Originally Posted by Nikadawn View Post

Hi from Ottawa Ladies! I noticed alot of you are planning for Next April. Are my fiancee and I being a little ambitious in hoping to book for February? We also still haven't picked a resort. Our TA told us to wait til August as prices would come down then and we want to keep the cost for our guests around 1500-1700 for the week. It will most likely be Jamaica or Mexico for that budget as we don't want the D.R. or Cuba. There are so many decisions to make already... and we've only been engaged for a week!



 

Five boys?!!?! I thought you only had the 3 Leigh!!!! OMG, I don't think we can meet in person, if Patrick ever found out he would want me to find out all your secrets for boys, I think he wants his own hockey team!!!!!!
 

Originally Posted by canadiangirl View Post





since ive had 5 boys lol lol i could tell you some tricks and tips hun lmao!!!!!!!!! I read that last night, and was like what Janet/Baby...am i seeing things lol I must be tired. lol lol good luck on the move and come back to the forum soon we miss u lots and lots



 

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LOL LOL yeah Mike loves it as we are a baseball family.... at this point we have our own outfield lol lol ....I have 5 boys we have 3 together lol the oldest will be 15 tomorrow..then there is my 11yr who will be 12 in feb then there is 5yr 4yr and our 9month old (young) lol lol

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Thanks Ladies! I'm leaning towards Jamaica (the Rose Hall Beach is a front runner) as we've been there and I know I loved it. Costa Rica was my first choice but I know it would cost more. May I ask who your TA is? I've walked into a couple who just shoved brochures at me like that would magically narrow the choices, GRRRR!
 

Originally Posted by Janet1480 View Post

Congrats on your engagement. I'm from Ottawa too ;)

its not ambitious. FI and i got engaged on December 4th. We only booked our resort and everything after the holidays in January and we are getting married in October. You just have to be prepared to be busy :) LOL i can help with anything you need so dont hesitate to ask. Good luck!

 



 



 

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Are you ladies working with a TA in your area, or one online/through phone calls? Not sure what I should do with that...

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We tried in our area (2 different cities as we moved in the middle of planning) and had NO LUCK.  A TA actually found ME online on the FB group for my resort and she has been awesome.  She is not too far from us but everything we have done has been through email.  We did have 1 phone call to give her our credit card info as I didn't feel comfortable passing it along over the phone.  I am more comfortable on email and I like having that "paper trail" so I can re-read and make sure we are on the same page!

Originally Posted by Peach View Post

Are you ladies working with a TA in your area, or one online/through phone calls? Not sure what I should do with that...



 

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you are out of your mind woman!!! LOL how do you do it! UGH and seriously you look 25 did you start having babies at 10? LOL
 

Originally Posted by canadiangirl View Post

LOL LOL yeah Mike loves it as we are a baseball family.... at this point we have our own outfield lol lol ....I have 5 boys we have 3 together lol the oldest will be 15 tomorrow..then there is my 11yr who will be 12 in feb then there is 5yr 4yr and our 9month old (young) lol lol



 

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