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#141 katydid

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    Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:35 AM

    You'll LOVE Secrets Silversands.  We were at Secrets Capri in July and kept hearing how great Silversands is.  What a wonderful trip - 2 awesome resorts!  You'll have to tell me all about them (and send pics) when you get back.   8 weeks!  So excited for you.



    #142 carrieb258

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      Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:32 AM

      Thanks Katydid, good to know there are good things being said about Secret Silversands! I will most definitely update you and share pics when I am back! What was Secrets Capri like, we considered that for our honeymoon too xxx



      #143 katydid

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        Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:46 PM

        Capri was nice - it's the oldest of the 3 properties and does show its age.  It was really hot while we were there (and humid) so the open air areas were a bit on the hot side (even in restaurants).  The beach was nice and the staff does a great job of keeping it clean.  I've heard Maroma is much better but it was out of our price range.  The food was good -  We did rooms service for breakfast most mornings and buffet for lunch.  Can't complain about either.  We also tried the Italian place one night - we were told to get there early to avoid the crowd and heat and we LOVED our meal that night.  The service in general was out of this world.  Everyone was so genuine and friendly - and no one ever acted as though they expected a tip although they were appreciative when you left one.  All in all it was a great vacation but we'd definitely try Silversands or Maroma if/when we go back. 

         

        Silversands is newer and supposed to be gorgeous.  Better food, nicer rooms, more modern feel but the beach isn't swimmable.  (which is absolutely ok b/c you'll have a ton to do while you're there and will have the pools if you want to swim.)  I read a great tip saying to try to smaller pools around the property if you're looking to get away from everyone.  If you let the server know you're there they'll make the walk to keep your glasses and bellies full! 

         

        Have you checked out Trip Advisor?  That's our favorite site and is usually spot on with the reviews/photos.  Only advice would be to not take the "upgrade" they offer upon arrival b/c that "deal" they're offering is negotiable.  We were able to talk them down from $60 more each night to $20.  That obviously depends on availability/their occupancy rate while you're there but could help save you money.

         

        Have fun!!

         

        -Kate



        #144 JoanneIreland

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          Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:38 PM

           

          I had my first dress fitting this evening!!!!!!!!!!!

          Has everyone had this by now?

          Everyone kept asking me in advance was I excited ..... i felt awful because my honest answer was no. (i know that sounds horrible but i was ssooo nervous rather than excited).

          I felt so terrified that I found and chose this dress in the US when all my family were in Ireland so thus I was alone when I picked my own wedding gown, as a result I had automatically assumed I made a bad choice! The lady at the store though was so amazing and took pics so I could email home (before i bought the dress!).

          Anyways .... I picked my dress alone a few months ago and had my mum fly to Boston for the fitting today and I am sssssssssooooo relieved to say I am so happy!! The de-stress is HUGE! I really love my dress.

          I'm going to bed now to dream of my dress .................
           

           



          #145 Pucca

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            Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:08 PM

            Yay!!! How exciting!!! I know what you mean about the nervousness up to the point where you try on your dress; I think we talked about this on another thread. Heh heh. But I bet you're having some sweet dreams now about that dress!! Did you post pictures previously? 
             

            Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 

             

            I had my first dress fitting this evening!!!!!!!!!!!

            Has everyone had this by now?

            Everyone kept asking me in advance was I excited ..... i felt awful because my honest answer was no. (i know that sounds horrible but i was ssooo nervous rather than excited).

            I felt so terrified that I found and chose this dress in the US when all my family were in Ireland so thus I was alone when I picked my own wedding gown, as a result I had automatically assumed I made a bad choice! The lady at the store though was so amazing and took pics so I could email home (before i bought the dress!).

            Anyways .... I picked my dress alone a few months ago and had my mum fly to Boston for the fitting today and I am sssssssssooooo relieved to say I am so happy!! The de-stress is HUGE! I really love my dress.

            I'm going to bed now to dream of my dress .................
             

             



             



            #146 JoanneIreland

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              Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:58 AM

              Eun-sil I haven't posted pictures for 2 reasons, (1) I know some friends are on here and I'm afraid they'll see, and (2) it's a silly Irish superstition not to show anyone but your mother or sisters your dress before the wedding, LOL.

              When we got back from the store last night my mum was going on and on about making sure nobody sees the dress, and about how when she flies back to Ireland I'd have to "protect" it by myself, ha ha, she's cute. Next fitting is October 6th and then one more trip to pick it up so I think it will be late October before it's ready, we fly November 6th, so at that point I think I'll be able to hang tough and not show it to anyone as we'll be so close to the wedding.

               

              I ordered a TTD dress from China (babyonline) and i have pictures posted of that. Am having a rough time with babyonline though so the way things are going I think I'll be trashing my real dress as I won't have my knock off!



               

              Originally Posted by Pucca 

              Yay!!! How exciting!!! I know what you mean about the nervousness up to the point where you try on your dress; I think we talked about this on another thread. Heh heh. But I bet you're having some sweet dreams now about that dress!! Did you post pictures previously? 
               



               



               



              #147 Pucca

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                Posted 16 September 2011 - 07:20 AM

                Joanne, I hear you. Protect that dress then!! I'll wait to see pictures when you get back!! 

                Eun-sil I haven't posted pictures for 2 reasons, (1) I know some friends are on here and I'm afraid they'll see, and (2) it's a silly Irish superstition not to show anyone but your mother or sisters your dress before the wedding, LOL.

                When we got back from the store last night my mum was going on and on about making sure nobody sees the dress, and about how when she flies back to Ireland I'd have to "protect" it by myself, ha ha, she's cute. Next fitting is October 6th and then one more trip to pick it up so I think it will be late October before it's ready, we fly November 6th, so at that point I think I'll be able to hang tough and not show it to anyone as we'll be so close to the wedding.

                 

                I ordered a TTD dress from China (babyonline) and i have pictures posted of that. Am having a rough time with babyonline though so the way things are going I think I'll be trashing my real dress as I won't have my knock off!



                 



                 



                 



                #148 FutureMrsDawson

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                  Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:12 PM

                  Getting kinda nervous....November is just around the corner and so much to do.



                  #149 Pucca

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                    Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:46 AM

                    Right around the corner is right!! Still need to get to my table numbers, escort cards, and other little things. Whew!  But I'll be getting married 7 weeks from today!!! Getting really excited!! 
                     

                    Originally Posted by FutureMrsDawson 

                    Getting kinda nervous....November is just around the corner and so much to do.



                     



                    #150 FutureMrsDawson

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                      Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:44 AM

                      I've been on other threads lately and I'm realizing I have to write down a list of things down because I am not even thinking of all the little details like toasts, music for the ceremony, seating, walking down the aisle (I know that one), then the cocktail party after - need at least an hour of mingle music...






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