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#251 agm04

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

    Originally Posted by uhura526 

    I have no idea what is wrong with people. I mean, the website RSVP was supposed to be easier, but it seems the only people that have used it were our friends.  I got a few cards in the mail but most of the RSVPing has been done via word of mouth (and most of those have been a "no").  Basically, it's going to come down to having to contact everyone individually who has not RSVP'd. *sigh*  Will keep you posted!  When are you sending out your invites?

    Unbelievable!  How many people are you going to have to call?

     

    We're sending out our invites next week!  My mom and I got them totally ready to go while I was home for Christmas.  I made them, she did the calligraphy, and they're all ready.  Exciting!  But now I'm dreading the wait to get RSVPs.

     

    The thing we're having a hard time with right now is flights.  Long story short, we ended up with an option out of JFK we didn't think we'd have.  Round trip it's $340 per person if we can get 10 people - which should be NO problem at all, I already have the deposit for 8 - but people are taking their sweet time deciding if they want in.  That's a crazy good price and I need to go ahead and reserve seats for those I have a deposit, but I can't until people decide!  Baaaah.  I am just not a patient person.  Wedding planning has made that clear.



    #252 uhura526

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      Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

      Originally Posted by agm04 

      Unbelievable!  How many people are you going to have to call?

       

      We're sending out our invites next week!  My mom and I got them totally ready to go while I was home for Christmas.  I made them, she did the calligraphy, and they're all ready.  Exciting!  But now I'm dreading the wait to get RSVPs.

       

      The thing we're having a hard time with right now is flights.  Long story short, we ended up with an option out of JFK we didn't think we'd have.  Round trip it's $340 per person if we can get 10 people - which should be NO problem at all, I already have the deposit for 8 - but people are taking their sweet time deciding if they want in.  That's a crazy good price and I need to go ahead and reserve seats for those I have a deposit, but I can't until people decide!  Baaaah.  I am just not a patient person.  Wedding planning has made that clear

      At this point, 60 percent of our guests have not replied (that number basically is comprised of my family) and I have no idea which way they are swaying.  I will split up the chasing of people to RSVP between myself, FI and my parents. I will only contact people via text message or email.  It won't be too bad I suppose but it really irks me that I have to follow up.  I suspect between now and the 18th I will hear from a few more folks. 

       

      $340 is a sweeeeet deal!  I find even if there's a good deal, people will drag their feet until the very last moment. You do have to hound them. Also you know what, NO BRIDE is patient during the wedding planning process because people act retarded when it comes to weddings and the proper etiquette and all that. It sucks and I'm sorry, I don't find it to be fun lol   Looking forward to it all being done. I sometimes wish I had kept it even smaller!



      #253 sydney2121

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        Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

        Hello,

        I saw a lot of posts about Grand Cayman weddings for 2009-2011 but I haven't seen anything recent.  I would love to learn from the brides who have already had their weddings and possible new brides planning their weddings.  Let me hear your recommendations.  We are looking to have a wedding ceremony and reception for approximately 40 people and want to keep it under 10K.



        #254 agm04

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          Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

          So true!  I agree - not fun.  And then there are all the well-meaning people that offer to "help" and then take forever and you wish you'd done it yourself to begin with.  Ha.  I am a control freak for a reason.

           

          Well anyway good luck, and I want to hear about all the little details as it gets closer!



          #255 agm04

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            Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

            Originally Posted by sydney2121 

            Hello,

            I saw a lot of posts about Grand Cayman weddings for 2009-2011 but I haven't seen anything recent.  I would love to learn from the brides who have already had their weddings and possible new brides planning their weddings.  Let me hear your recommendations.  We are looking to have a wedding ceremony and reception for approximately 40 people and want to keep it under 10K.

            Hi!  Welcome.  Is the 10k you're looking to spend including travel/accommodations for you and the groom?  Tell us more about what you want to do and I'll be glad to help however I can.  I think, if the 10k doesn't have to include travel and hotel, there are ways that you can fit within that budget.



            #256 uhura526

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              Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

              Originally Posted by agm04 

              Hi!  Welcome.  Is the 10k you're looking to spend including travel/accommodations for you and the groom?  Tell us more about what you want to do and I'll be glad to help however I can.  I think, if the 10k doesn't have to include travel and hotel, there are ways that you can fit within that budget.

              agreed. 10K is definitely realistic for 40 people if that doesn't include travel/hotel/honeymoon. Pretty much everything I learned about planning my wedding in grand cayman came from these threads and I just sent out e-mails to local planners/coordinator and went from there.  Not a lot of info out there about this destination. My advice would be to get a local planner/coordinator first and go from there. Start with going to crystalblueweddings.com and also most are listed on this very thread and some venues listed on this thread have their own planners/coordinator like mine at Grand Cayman Beach Suites.



              #257 JJ77

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                Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

                Hey Ladies. I just found this forum. I'm getting married April 19/13 in the Caymans. We are doing our ceremony at Tiki Beach and our reception at a private house in the district of Savannah. Now that Christmas is over it feels like it's just around the corner and feels like I have so many things to do. I'm actually going to the Island Tuesday for a quick trip to get things done. I have a sister that lives there and is helping me out. I'm starting to feel the crush and pressure! Are you ladies doing a bridal Shower and stagette?

                #258 JJ77

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                  Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

                  Hi ladies. I just found this forum. I'm getting married April 19/13 in the Caymans We are having our ceremony at Tiki beach and the reception at a private house in the district of Savannah. Now that Christmas is over it's just around the corner and going to come so quick I'm starting to feel the crunch and pressure, so many things still to do. I'm actually going for a trip to the island Tuesday to get somethings done ( hair/ makeup trial, pick flowers, meet with my wedding planner and photographer) My sister lives there and has been helping me out but I need to go for a piece of mind. I have read through a few post and seem like you ladies are on the ball. Good job. Are you ladies doing a bridal shower and stagette? I'm having a really hard time picking a caterer and I need to do it soon. Since I'm doing it at a private location it doesn't come with a catering company. So much to do so little time. =)

                  #259 JJ77

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                    Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

                    Hi ladies. I just found this forum. I'm getting married April 19/13 in the Caymans We are having our ceremony at Tiki beach and the reception at a private house in the district of Savannah. Now that Christmas is over it's just around the corner and going to come so quick I'm starting to feel the crunch and pressure, so many things still to do. I'm actually going for a trip to the island Tuesday to get somethings done ( hair/ makeup trial, pick flowers, meet with my wedding planner and photographer) My sister lives there and has been helping me out but I need to go for a piece of mind. I have read through a few post and seem like you ladies are on the ball. Good job. Are you ladies doing a bridal shower and stagette? I'm having a really hard time picking a caterer and I need to do it soon. Since I'm doing it at a private location it doesn't come with a catering company. So much to do so little time. =)

                    #260 JJ77

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                      Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

                      Hi ladies. I just found this forum. I'm getting married April 19/13 in the Caymans We are having our ceremony at Tiki beach and the reception at a private house in the district of Savannah. Now that Christmas is over it's just around the corner and going to come so quick I'm starting to feel the crunch and pressure, so many things still to do. I'm actually going for a trip to the island Tuesday to get somethings done ( hair/ makeup trial, pick flowers, meet with my wedding planner and photographer) My sister lives there and has been helping me out but I need to go for a piece of mind. I have read through a few post and seem like you ladies are on the ball. Good job. Are you ladies doing a bridal shower and stagette? I'm having a really hard time picking a caterer and I need to do it soon. Since I'm doing it at a private location it doesn't come with a catering company. So much to do so little time. =)




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