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#71 canadiangirl

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    Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:31 AM

    thoes look amazing hun!!!!!!!!!!!! way better then the paper shows lol

     

    GREAT CHOICES I cant wait to see your pics


    Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


    #72 canadiangirl

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      Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:37 AM

      SLEIGH>>>>>>>>>

      if you have any concerns about the wedding, call nanalie green shes the W/C down there and shes amazing to talk to, ive talked to her three or four times already lol and she will take all the time to answer your q's

       

      honest 5 months is still lots of time to get it all done! dont worrie...i know easier said then done lol youll be great...and like BeachBridein11 said we have tons of knowledge here well help you out


      Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


      #73 hdinsmor

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        Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:53 AM

        Love the bouquet, BeachBride!!  Have the time of your life on your wedding trip!  Can't wait to see your pics!! 

         

        Sleigh, my WC usually resonds within 24 hours.  I started planning in March/ April for our September wedding (5 months before the wedding), and it has been plenty of time.  I wouldn't worry!  And, these ladies are right, this forum is VERY helpful!

         

        Canadiangirl, I am having about 20 people (counting me and my fiance), and we are doing a private beach bbq for our reception.  There is no fee for the area, and it is $55 pp.  It includes all food, drinks, etc.  We can have the beach area from 6-10 pm, and we are renting the resort's sound system so we can cut a sand rug...haha! 

         

        Also, I replied to your post about the photographer, but I am not seeing it on here...did you ever receive what I wrote?  I am going with TrueColours, and they have been amazing to work with so far.  Look at the new pics on their site and blog. 


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        #74 canadiangirl

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          Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:30 AM

          HDINSMOR>>>>>>>>

           

          no, i never got your message.....i dont know how may times ive put something in and have never seen it lol thank you for trying though.....i love the idea of renting their equipment. I should ask my W/C that lol

           

          yeah i think were going with the private reception dinner as well...i just have to figure out if its in or outside lol I think were having about the same amount of ppl at ours too.

           

          if you dont mind me asking you how much are you paying for your package with true colours? I got a price for an outsider for 1000.00 with the extra TTD day. Would love to exchange some ideas.


          Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


          #75 snowbeltchick

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            Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:52 AM


            It's going to be so pretty! 
             

            Originally Posted by BeachBridein11 

            I decided on my bouquet!!!  My mom is probably so happy 'cause I was asking her non stop for her thoughts on it the past couple of days! LOL

             

            I'm still going with Bridal Bouquet 52 (pic below), but now I'm keeping the white roses (6 instead of 12 though), I'm changing the dendrobium orchids to cymbidium orchids to get my touch of pink(2nd pic), keeping the hydrangeas and adding bear grass as an accent.  We also decided that my fiance will have a white rose boutinerre with bear grass accent.  Can't wait to see!

            Bouquet

            cymbidium.bmp



             



            #76 sleigh87

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              Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:00 AM

              Thanks! She got back to me on Tuesday (which was 5 days), but I had a lot of questions so maybe thats what took so long. no idea.  I still have one more important question that I emailed back on tuesday before we reserve our date (10-17-11).  Maybe I can ask you guys since who knows when she'll return my email and I feel so bad asking all these questions!

               

              My question is, on the site it says you need to be there 3 days before the wedding.  It sounds like they mean business days and since our wedding is on a monday, that would mean more like 5 days!  Which would be a stretch for us (my biggest fear is getting sunburned before the wedding and looking like a lobster! hah!).  Anyone know the specifics on this policy?

               

              Also, are you getting any type of deal on your room?  I know a lot of resorts offer a discounted or free room if your guests book x amount of rooms but they dont seem to do this.



              #77 snowbeltchick

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                Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:45 AM

                I am arriving on a Saturday and getting married on the Tuesday.  I triple checked when I booked to make sure it was okay.



                #78 BeachBridein11

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                  Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:16 AM

                  Remember business days! I would say she got back to you in 3 days which is pretty good!

                   

                  Not sure on how the 3 day rule works, if anything, perhaps just Sunday doesn't count?  That's probably an easy google search to find out...

                  As for discounts... you should be receiving a free room upgrade and a VIP bracelet.

                   

                  Originally Posted by sleigh87 

                  Thanks! She got back to me on Tuesday (which was 5 days), but I had a lot of questions so maybe thats what took so long. no idea.  I still have one more important question that I emailed back on tuesday before we reserve our date (10-17-11).  Maybe I can ask you guys since who knows when she'll return my email and I feel so bad asking all these questions!

                   

                  My question is, on the site it says you need to be there 3 days before the wedding.  It sounds like they mean business days and since our wedding is on a monday, that would mean more like 5 days!  Which would be a stretch for us (my biggest fear is getting sunburned before the wedding and looking like a lobster! hah!).  Anyone know the specifics on this policy?

                   

                  Also, are you getting any type of deal on your room?  I know a lot of resorts offer a discounted or free room if your guests book x amount of rooms but they dont seem to do this.



                   


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                  #79 hdinsmor

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                    Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:11 AM

                    I contacted the group reservations department at the resort (I asked Simone, my WC, for their email address), and they did email me back that if a certain number of guests book DIRECTLY through the resort, you can get your room for free.  Here is what she sent:

                     

                     

                    Thank you for considering our wonderful resort for such an special event. Our group rates based on a minimum 10 rooms is as follows:

                     

                    Junior Suite

                    Single Occupancy:       US$194.00 per person per night

                    Double Occupancy:    US$121.00  per person per night

                    Adult extra:                 US$116.00 per person per night

                    Children (3-12 years)  US$61.00 per child per night

                     

                    1 Bedroom Suite

                    Single Occupancy:       US$200.00 per person per night

                    Double Occupancy:    US$131.00  per person per night

                    Adult extra:                 US$126.00 per person per night

                    Children (3-12 years)  US$66.00 per child per night

                     

                    Group Concessions (10 rooms minimum)

                    One room for every 25 paid adults, maximum 4 rooms
                    Suite upgrade for group leader subject to availability

                    1st child in room free (2 children sharing with 2 adults)

                     

                    So, it sounds to me like if you have 25 adults who book through the resort, you can get your room for free.  If not, you get the room upgrade.  I contacted Angelly Arias, and her email address is:  sales.jamaica@fiestahotelgroup.com.  In order to get the free room, there is a form that each of your guests has to fill out and email back to her, so make sure you contact her if you are interested in going this route. 

                     

                    Hope this helps!


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                    #80 hdinsmor

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                      Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:24 AM

                      Canadiangirl,

                       

                      I'm sorry I am just now replying....I didn't even see your post for some reason.  I think I missed it in all of the pretty flower pictures!  Haha!  My True Colours package is the Island Deluxe package and is $1400.  It includes the bride dressing, the ceremony, and the formals.  It is for 2.5 hours of service, digital proofing, 150 images on disc with print permission, and a sunset shoot (if available).  When Judine w/ True Colours called me (immediately after I emailed them) she offered to upgrade the package and include and extra 30 minutes to get the grooms "dressing" (meaning pics of him and his guys in their room, probably drinking a beer...haha), and all of our images on disc instead of just 150 (to avoid us spending a day of our honeymoon trying to pick only 150 photos) for an extra $150.  We have the option of adding the TTD shoot for $300.  I am still undecided on that. 

                       

                      But, the rate you received sounds great.  Which photographer gave you that rate and what does it include? 
                       

                      Originally Posted by canadiangirl 

                      HDINSMOR>>>>>>>>

                       

                      no, i never got your message.....i dont know how may times ive put something in and have never seen it lol thank you for trying though.....i love the idea of renting their equipment. I should ask my W/C that lol

                       

                      yeah i think were going with the private reception dinner as well...i just have to figure out if its in or outside lol I think were having about the same amount of ppl at ours too.

                       

                      if you dont mind me asking you how much are you paying for your package with true colours? I got a price for an outsider for 1000.00 with the extra TTD day. Would love to exchange some ideas.



                       


                      Marrying My Aussie Prince on 9-10-11 at Grand Palladium Resort & Spa




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