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#81 atrigler

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    Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:44 PM

    hi!

     

    We actually just switched to November 30th ad Caribbean Club.

     

    I tried to post this last week but I'm not sure if it went through (I'm bad at threads / forums) - is anyone using a band?  We're looking for a cover band that can play a big variety. Any help would be so greatly appreciated!

     

    thanks!

    Antonia

     



    #82 Starfish0512

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      Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:39 PM


       

      Kristin,

       

      If you are already working with Desiree from GOH then you may not need another coordinator.  Unless, are you having your ceremony elsewhere?  I can't remember if you said, sorry!!  I am doing everything at Caribbean Club which is why I needed a day of person...  140 a centerpiece though?  What kind of flowers are you using? That seems high to me... There is a new florist on island, Molly just gave me the name the other day,Flower Dell, said shes been doing alot of amazing work with her lately, I am awaiting my quote next week some time. Creativent services are posted on their webpage, ours was a bit custom as I had booked mostly everything on my own except for the decor and flowers which she built into my quote for services.
       


       

      Originally Posted by kkb4987 

      Diane,

       

      Im SO glad you like Rock Gorgeous Hair too!  You HAVE to post pics after!!!! 

       

      I'm working with Desiree from GOH.....but I also thought things were SUPER expensive!  We are having approx. 50-75 guests.  It is important for us to do something with the ceiling.....so I will probably do draping (so.....$1500 or so).  As for centerpieces.....I was quoted like $140 per centerpiece.  That cant be right......can it?  I was hoping to do a lot of it myself with sola flowers from www.saveoncrafts.com.  However, there is something to be said about not having to worry about doing anything else for my wedding.  I just don't know if I can afford creativent.  How much are their services.....anyone know?  Desiree is willing to get my anything I want....but I'm sure there is an upcharge for what she does.  Who knows.....maybe it is just super expensive anyhow.

       

      As for my photographer, I am flying down a video/photo husband/wife team from Kansas City.  They are fairly new to the business, cheap, and dont quite realize how good they are yet!  Ha!  More bang for my buck....they are also filming my rehearsal dinner......all for $2600 plus cost of flights and 3 nights hotel.  Pretty good I think!  :)

       

      I have a pinterest account if you want to look me up.  My email is kkb4987@hotmail.com if you want to ask me anything personal.  So glad to have some brides to share ideas with!

       

      Oh.....and we are looking at group rates for sunshine suites, westin, and possibly booking some condos at coral stone condos (RIGHT next door to the ritz....$600 for a 3 bedroom....awesome!!!)  Super nice people there too!

       

      Kristin


      Antonia -
       

      Ahh another Caribbean Club Bride!!! I just hit my 100 day mark yesterday, super excited! We are doing everything right there on the beach and then having dinner at Luca, wish I could help with a band but we arent doing a formal reception... My recommendation as always, check out cyrstalblueweddings.com for any recommendations of vendors on the island! Amazing site filled with ideas! 

       



      Originally Posted by atrigler 

      hi!

       

      We actually just switched to November 30th ad Caribbean Club.

       

      I tried to post this last week but I'm not sure if it went through (I'm bad at threads / forums) - is anyone using a band?  We're looking for a cover band that can play a big variety. Any help would be so greatly appreciated!

       

      thanks!

      Antonia

       



       

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      #83 atrigler

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        Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:09 AM

        Thanks so much!!! You have to share your photos - I can't wait to see them!

         

        I'll check out crystal blue weddings too.

         

        thanks again!  Happy Planning!



        #84 kkb4987

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          Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

          Starfish!!!

           

          Oh my gosh!!!  So....we must have the EXACT same taste because I was just doing a google search engine for the Pronovias dress Paola and saw that you have a post of you IN THE DRESS!!!  So random!!!  Well.....it is beautiful!  I have not tried on any dresses yet but thought that one was beautiful by the pics!!  Congrats!!!  What are the price points for these dresses??



          #85 CaymanBride0512

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            Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

            Hi Everyone,  My FI and I are gettng married May 21.  Simply Weddings is our planners and we are having an intimate sunset ceremony at Smith's Cove. Mari Abe will be doing our photos as well as TTD session following day.  We found a VRBO at the east end Reef Resort which cut our hotel cost incredibly!  Glad to finally see current Cayman Brides on here.  Look forward to everyones pictures.  Anyone doing their own makeup?  Pro Artist is not in the budget.  :  (



            #86 CaymanBride0512

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              Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

              Hi Everyone,  My FI and I are gettng married May 21.  Simply Weddings is our planners and we are having an intimate sunset ceremony at Smith's Cove. Mari Abe will be doing our photos as well as TTD session following day.  We found a VRBO at the east end Reef Resort which cut our hotel cost incredibly!  Glad to finally see current Cayman Brides on here.  Look forward to everyones pictures.  Anyone doing their own makeup?  Pro Artist is not in the budget.  :  (



              #87 Starfish0512

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                Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:56 AM

                Wow!  Thanks for letting me know it came up in a google post!!!  Definitely need to fix that! On the good side though, yes, it is my dress, and I love it!  I went to the NYC salon looking for a different one and tried that one on, done deal.  It is super light and comfortable!  Pronovias from what I can tell ranges 900+ and up.  Mine was 15. plus alterations total of 20.  Thought it was reasonable as the quality is amazing! What is your date again?!

                 

                Originally Posted by kkb4987 

                Starfish!!!

                 

                Oh my gosh!!!  So....we must have the EXACT same taste because I was just doing a google search engine for the Pronovias dress Paola and saw that you have a post of you IN THE DRESS!!!  So random!!!  Well.....it is beautiful!  I have not tried on any dresses yet but thought that one was beautiful by the pics!!  Congrats!!!  What are the price points for these dresses??



                Welcome to the board!!  Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!  Sounds like you have it all set! Smith's Cove is gorgeous, had my engagement shots done there...  i'm doing my own makeup but only after I use my groupon deal for a lesson and discount off pro supplies in Boston.  Still have yet to book a salon for my sister and I... 



                Originally Posted by CaymanBride0512 

                Hi Everyone,  My FI and I are gettng married May 21.  Simply Weddings is our planners and we are having an intimate sunset ceremony at Smith's Cove. Mari Abe will be doing our photos as well as TTD session following day.  We found a VRBO at the east end Reef Resort which cut our hotel cost incredibly!  Glad to finally see current Cayman Brides on here.  Look forward to everyones pictures.  Anyone doing their own makeup?  Pro Artist is not in the budget.  :  (



                 



                #88 kkb4987

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                  Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:42 PM


                  My date is November 10, 2012!!  So far away yet so close!!!!  EVERY BRIDE ON HERE.....DO US ALL A FAVOR AND POST PICS AND GOOD AND BAD AFTER YOUR WEDDING!!!  I promise to do the same!!!!  It is SO helpful to talk to other Cayman brides!!!!!

                  Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

                  Wow!  Thanks for letting me know it came up in a google post!!!  Definitely need to fix that! On the good side though, yes, it is my dress, and I love it!  I went to the NYC salon looking for a different one and tried that one on, done deal.  It is super light and comfortable!  Pronovias from what I can tell ranges 900+ and up.  Mine was 15. plus alterations total of 20.  Thought it was reasonable as the quality is amazing! What is your date again?!

                   



                  Welcome to the board!!  Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!  Sounds like you have it all set! Smith's Cove is gorgeous, had my engagement shots done there...  i'm doing my own makeup but only after I use my groupon deal for a lesson and discount off pro supplies in Boston.  Still have yet to book a salon for my sister and I... 



                   



                   



                  #89 CaymanBride0512

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                    Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:58 PM

                    Starfish0512-  Will you post who you choose for hair and costs?  I have been practicing doing my own but I'm getting frustrated that it's not turning out

                    like I want.  :  )  

                     

                    Thanks!



                    #90 GOHbride

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                      Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

                      Hey ladies,

                       

                      SO glad to see another GOH bride on here! A few things... I have been speaking with the spa at the Marriot - I think it's LaMer - about coming to the Westin to do my hair and my girls. I've heard good things about them, but if anyone has heard otherwise, please let me know. It's crazy what some of these prices are for hair on the wedding!!

                       

                      I'm also using Desiree for more of my reception stuff, BUT I hired a day of coordinator - Juliette from Save the Date and she's very reasonably priced. Since ill be moving people around on the day of the wedding, I wanted someone to mediate everything.

                       

                      As for gift bags and other stuff, I was just on the island and discovered Cost-U-Less. It's right behind sunshine suites and its like a Costco. So instead of bringing everything from NY, I'm just going to make a big trip there! I highly suggest you guys check it out. They'll also deliver your stuff to wherever you're staying. Its genius!

                       

                      I still don't know who I'm using for decor. I've met with two people, and I agree with all of you. The prices are ridic!!!

                       






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