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#1071 wendy5512

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    Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:12 PM

    Oh WOW Kendall!  What a great idea!  Thanks for sharing :)

     

    MTruvillio, the flights out of Knoxville tend to start at $700 including taxes and fees, but we used miles for one of the tickets.  If I had planned better I would have used my miles credit card to rack up more miles by making purchases and then pay off the card each month, oh well.  If you don't want to buy your tickets yet, I have an idea.  You can receive notifications on flight rates as they happen from MKC to PLS.  Just go to Fare Compare's website and enter in your travel dates and choose "watch this flight", then sign up with your email address and password of your choice.  Then once you purchase your flights, just go in and remove the "trip" you're watching and they will stop notifying you.  I hope this helps :)



    #1072 Kendall

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      Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:31 AM

      Glad I could share something helpful!

       

      The girl at the scuba shop called and asked the "skipper" if he would be willing to do it because we wanted to do a snorkle trip, but had more people than they take on the hourly trips at the resort.  He agreed. I believe my husband tipped the skipper and his assistant after the excursion -- but it was definitely cheaper than paying to privately charter the Katt!

       

      Wendy - Our airfare (out of BWI) was like $500 per person and that was for this past May.



      #1073 caroleandchad

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        Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

        Hi everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that supposedly the reason wedding can't take place on the beach area in front of Schooners anymore is that the weather last year washed a lot of the beach area away and they said its just too narrow now to set up chairs/arches/photography right there, so the only spot to get married on the beach is to the left of the property. Which I personally ended up liking better. It was alot more private, and the deck/stairs going down to the beach in front of schooners is not very pretty in my opinion. They REALLY need to stain the deck, it is gray and cracking and surrounded by weeds. Also, Julluella- as far as scuba diving, my husband and I went, and it was tons of fun.. HOWEVER.. **ALL brides*** beware that they only allow a CERTAIN number of people reserve the "included" scuba and snorkling trips. They FILL UP FAST! We were very dissapointed that we only got to dive one time, because everything was already full. Also, you cannot dive until you go to their orientation, so as soon as you can, go to the dive shop and reserve the days you want to go. I had NO idea that all the scuba trips would be booked. My husband specifically got certified for this trip. (looks like we will have to go back) .... the one dive we did get to go on, was pretty cool. It was a little dark because there was not much sun, but it was still fun... and we saw 3 sharks! 1 HUGE shark swam right past me!



        #1074 caroleandchad

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          Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

          Oh and my dress came totally clean from the trash the dress session. Its PERFECT. Even all of the reception spills and bottom of my dress came totally clean!



          #1075 wendy5512

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            Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:42 PM

            Great info "caroleandchad"! 

             

            We will be sure to bee-line to sign up for the scuba roster. 

             

            I am also thrilled to hear your dress cleaned up well from the trash the dress session.  We are booked with Ileana to do that a few days after the wedding :)

             

             



            #1076 wendy5512

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              Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:45 PM

              Those of you that have already been to Beaches...

               

              Are the room keys similar to what you get on a cruise?  Do you have suggestions on how to carry your room keys?  I was wondering because on past cruises, we have made a "hole punch" in an area of the room key that doesn't destroy the magnetic strip or other info, then attach to a lanyard.  I was thinking of having lanyards made for everyone in my group, and providing the "hole punch" with my puncher at our first get-together.

               

              Let me know what you think!

               

              Thanks, Wendy



              #1077 wendy5512

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                Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:50 PM

                Kendall, how much did you all tip the skipper & his crew for the private snorkel trip? 

                 

                This really is a GREAT option to the KATT cruise!



                #1078 Brandy

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                  Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:14 AM

                  Wendy

                  It is similar to a cruise, they are actual cards "credit card sized"

                  We used lanyards and badge holders that were sealable

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                  #1079 wwills5512

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                    Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:55 AM

                    Brandy,

                     

                    These are so cute and very clever - I loved the wording! 

                     

                    Thank you for sharing your great idea :)

                     

                    Wendy



                    #1080 wwills5512

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                      Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:56 AM

                      Hmm... I have now realized that I must have created TWO logons somehow.  I am both wwills5512 and wendy5512.  LOL






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