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#61 GOHbride

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    Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:40 AM

    Hey All!

     

    Love to see all the GC pictures!! I'm going with Rebecca Davidson as well. Will be doing a 100 person wedding there June 2012. Would love to get some thoughts on hair salons and DJs if anyone has any good input?? Also debating on where to do rehearsal dinner so would love some advice. Thanks ladies!!

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    #62 GOHbride

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      Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

      Hey! I'm having my wedding at Grand Old House. We are having a bigger wedding, but from what I hear the food is amazing!! I've visited the property and it's gorgeous. Right on the water and they decorate it really nicely for weddings. I'm working with Desiree and she's great too! Good luck!



      #63 kkb4987

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        Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

        Hi GOH bride!!!  Are you going with GOH for decorations or are you going with Celebrations, etc?  Also, where are you and your guests staying?  Im a GOH bride, November 2012!!!



        #64 Starfish0512

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          Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:29 PM

          Yey for another GCM Bride!!!! Not too far behind me... we are doing May 26th can't believe how close it is!!! We've decided to do our rehersal at Ortanique in Camana Bay, fiood is to die for but there are so many great choices!  I can not praise crystalblueweddings.com enough!!! I would have been lost in all of my planning without that site and shes helpful if you have specific questions.  Rebecca is really great for recomendations too!  I don't think the other girls are active on here anymore, who have had weddings in the past unfortunately for us...  Have you been to the island before?  We went about almost a year ago and it was extremely helpful!  My one word of advice is to check out other companies besides celebrations for decor.  While they are very nice, do great work and commercialized, they are very pricey all things considered.  I received a quote from them that was almost 2,000 usd above the company I am using. Just my two cents!  Where are you staying?!  Congrats and welcome!!!    

           

          Originally Posted by GOHbride 

          Hey All!

           

          Love to see all the GC pictures!! I'm going with Rebecca Davidson as well. Will be doing a 100 person wedding there June 2012. Would love to get some thoughts on hair salons and DJs if anyone has any good input?? Also debating on where to do rehearsal dinner so would love some advice. Thanks ladies!!



           



          #65 GOHbride

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            Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:38 PM

            Desiree at Grand Old House is working with flower vendors for me. I don't think she's going through Celebrations since I've also heard that they're ridiculously priced! We're staying at The Westin and doing our ceremony on the beach in front of The Westin and then doing the reception at GOH.

             

            Starfish - is CrystalBlueWeddings planning your wedding? We've already done most of the planning, but I feel like I want someone there on the day of to run the show! When you say Rebecca is helping you out, are you referring to Rebecca Davidson the photographer? We're using her. She seems awesome!!

             

            Who are you guys going with for DJs? We're still figuring that out as well as rehearsal dinner plans. Oh, and salons... Have you guys heard anything about where to go to get our hair done?

             

            I'm so excited I found this thread!! :) Thanks guys!!

             

             



            #66 kkb4987

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              Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

              Hi Girls!  I'm not sure where we are staying, but possibly the ritz for groom and I, and coral stone condos next door for guests?  What group rates were offered at the Westin?  I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on the Westin because I've read mixed reviews!  

              Desiree at GOH quoted me $140 approx PER flower centerpiece.  Isn't that high?  I also really want to drape the ceiling but it so expensive!  What are you doing with that?  

              Starfish......who are you using for decor?  Thanks again girls....I appreciate being able to talk to other grand cayman brides!



              #67 kkb4987

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                Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

                Oh.....and I found this gals name off this forum.  If u email her she will send you her resume and portfolio for make-up.  stephjford@gmail.com

                No idea about hair yet!



                #68 Starfish0512

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                  Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:49 PM

                  We are going with Molly from Creativent to handle our day of stuff,  she is also handling our minister and all the decor arrangements, I believe we are using massive for our rentals not sure who's doing the flowers.  It was an extra cost we built in as we didn't want to have to worry about all the rentals and all the little stuff on the day of. She has been beyond fantastic so far, making me feel very at ease and have zero concerns what so ever!  Rebecca Davidson actually referred her as well as Danielle from crystal blue.  Danielle used to be a wedding planner but now just handles the blog so no she isn't helping planning the wedding but has been a great resource for referrals and answers to questions I had before we hired Molly.

                  Our wedding is super small, 18 of us in total, we are not doing a true reception if you will, we are having our dinner at Luca and then will be lighting the chinese sky lanterns off the beach after dinner. As far as music goes, we've hired Kate Allenger for our ceremony and cocktail hour, debating on bruinging her son in for the cocktail hour. He plays acoustic guitar that of which both of us love! We are bringing an ipod speaker system and will have music in our villa afterwards but no dj perse.

                  As for salons I'm torn between spa to go and there's another one... can't think of the name right now, but will get back to you with it. 

                  Amazing how quick it's coming! Are you trashing your dress with Rebecca too?!  Can't wait for it!     

                   

                  Originally Posted by GOHbride 

                  Desiree at Grand Old House is working with flower vendors for me. I don't think she's going through Celebrations since I've also heard that they're ridiculously priced! We're staying at The Westin and doing our ceremony on the beach in front of The Westin and then doing the reception at GOH.

                   

                  Starfish - is CrystalBlueWeddings planning your wedding? We've already done most of the planning, but I feel like I want someone there on the day of to run the show! When you say Rebecca is helping you out, are you referring to Rebecca Davidson the photographer? We're using her. She seems awesome!!

                   

                  Who are you guys going with for DJs? We're still figuring that out as well as rehearsal dinner plans. Oh, and salons... Have you guys heard anything about where to go to get our hair done?

                   

                  I'm so excited I found this thread!! :) Thanks guys!!

                   

                   



                   



                  #69 GOHbride

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                    Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

                    Hi Guys,

                     

                    The Westin is giving us $159 but when you add the tax and gratuity it works out to $210USD. We're also talking to Sunshine Suites across the street. They are awesome!!! (We visited the island in Sept). And the rooms there are about $150USD - so a much better rate.

                     

                    Thanks for all the info about makeup and music guys. I'm going to chk out some of the salons in february, so I can let you know how that works out. Spa-to-go seemed really expensive to me compared to some of the other rates.

                     

                    I haven't been quoted the centerpieces from Desiree yet, but we want really simple ones and I plan on using the bridesmaids bouquets as some of the center pieces.

                     

                    Starfish - do you have an email for Molly? I'm looking for someone who can help us out just the day of. We're doing all the leg work. I just don't want to have to deal with vendors or ANYTHING on the actual day of the wedding! :)

                     

                     



                    #70 cheepet

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                      Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

                      Hi Everyone.

                       

                      I just joined today. I am so mad I didn't find this site before. We are getting married at the Grand Old House on May 13th 2012 and are staying at the Marriott. Has anyone stayed at the Marriott before? For photography Rebecca Davidson was already booked so we are going with Aaron Rebarcheck. He's worked with Rebecca before. Where is everyone getting their hair and make-up done?






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