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We registered at the Bay and I hated the process.  They discontinue items far too frequently and you have to really stay on top of keeping your registry up-to-date.  But the nice thing is the discount card that you get.  If you want to buy (almost) anything at the Bay, first go put it on your registry, then buy it and get an extra 10% off.  We got a really nice food processor that was on sale for 50% off, plus the 10% off from the registry.

 

Afterwards I discovered the Bed, Bath and Beyond Registry.  You can register online and it's really easy.  The only problem is that there aren't nearly as many stores as there are for The Bay, Sears, etc.  

 

Originally Posted by janette34 View Post

Is anyone doing a gift registry?  Neither my fiance or I are expecting gifts since our gusts are paying to travel with us, but I know there will be people who will want to buy something and have asked already.  The only place I could think of online was Sears, but there really isn't anything we need or want from there.  Can anyone think of any other online shops that would offer a nice selection with various price points?



 

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WOW!!! just WOW!!! your photog did an amazing job but she had great subjects to shoot ;) 
 

Originally Posted by J and G 2012 View Post

So we're back from Jamaica Mr and Mrs! Nothing went as planned but it was more perfect than I could have ever imagined! I'll post my review/planning thread as soon as I'm able to breath!

 

Here our amazing phographers Blog of our pictures:

 

The Wedding

http://samanthaerinphotography.com/blog/2012/01/10/garett-jamies-destination-wedding-part-one-ocho-rios-jamaica/

 

The Catamran Reception

http://samanthaerinphotography.com/blog/2012/01/10/garett-jamie%e2%80%99s-destination-wedding-part-two-%e2%80%93-ocho-rios-jamaica/

 

The TTD Shot

http://samanthaerinphotography.com/blog/2012/01/10/garett-jamies-trash-the-dress-sesh-ocho-rios-jamaica/



 

Love the old fashioned slumber party idea! My girls and i do this every now and then and its so much fun...great idea for a bachelorette!
 

Originally Posted by murmel View Post

We used Weddings By Oceans.....they were great at the start, returned my phone calls, emails, etc. But about 4 months in (right around when our guests started booking) they seemed to fall apart. I think we ended up having 3 different girls assigned to us over the course of the 8 months, and usually I would still have to go over their heads directly to the manager/owner. I got really frustrated with all their mistakes, lack of information and at the end I felt I was babysitting and having to tell them what to do. So from my personal experience...it would have been easier for me to book at 63 guests myself! (I remember waiting to board my plane for my wedding, and calling them because there were still issues with my guests bookings!) Don't know about the other agency.

 

Love the other ideas the girls sent out. What about a nice dinner and then back to someone's house for a good old fashioned slumber party. We did one for another girlfriend and had a riot. Rented a few silly old movies, had popcorn, ice cream, etc. For us (since we all live far apart) it was really about spending time together and being able to talk and catch up. 

 

No matter what you choose,  you'll have fun!

 

 



 

I think some of the other girls beat me to it but you can get waterproof labels made. Try zazzle, i think they have some!
 

Originally Posted by ShellyCarter View Post

Hey Girls, 

I need you help

 

 

I really like these Plastic Tumblers I saw them at a Dollar store close to my house for $2.

I wanted to personalized them. 

I'm having a hard time finding companies that can personalized these for me.

 

does anyone have any recommendations?

 

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I have never heard of this before! i will have to check it out!



Originally Posted by capecodder View Post

Jamie...your pics are amazing!!!  Looks like a wonderful day!


A self serve facial is exactly what a sounds like.  The spa provides you with the products to do the facial and explains the order and you actually do the facial yourself.  It's alot of fun. And it normally comes with drinks!!

 



 



 

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OMG your pictures are amazing!!! Def one of the bestthus far! What was your photography budget?? Congrats!!!
 

Originally Posted by J and G 2012 View Post

So we're back from Jamaica Mr and Mrs! Nothing went as planned but it was more perfect than I could have ever imagined! I'll post my review/planning thread as soon as I'm able to breath!

 

Here our amazing phographers Blog of our pictures:

 

The Wedding

http://samanthaerinphotography.com/blog/2012/01/10/garett-jamies-destination-wedding-part-one-ocho-rios-jamaica/

 

The Catamran Reception

http://samanthaerinphotography.com/blog/2012/01/10/garett-jamie%e2%80%99s-destination-wedding-part-two-%e2%80%93-ocho-rios-jamaica/

 

The TTD Shot

http://samanthaerinphotography.com/blog/2012/01/10/garett-jamies-trash-the-dress-sesh-ocho-rios-jamaica/



 

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thats pretty cool. i have never heard of self serve facials before! the things people come up with cheesy.gif lol
 

Originally Posted by capecodder View Post

Jamie...your pics are amazing!!!  Looks like a wonderful day!


A self serve facial is exactly what a sounds like.  The spa provides you with the products to do the facial and explains the order and you actually do the facial yourself.  It's alot of fun. And it normally comes with drinks!!

 



 



 

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Hello Fellow Canadian Brides!

 

Any 2013 brides out there? I'm just starting the planning process, and it looks like this site is going to be SUPER helpful! I absolutely want to do some fun save the dates, and passport invites/boarding pass RSVPs :) I'm not sure yet if I feel like taking them on as a DIY project, but it seems that I'm in the right place if I do!

 

I'm wondering if there are any eastern ontario brides (Kingston, Ottawa, etc) that can tell me of some good travel agents, or any really that can give me pricing now for March 2013. I am getting anxious to narrow down a resort and book a date, but don't want to do that before I can ensure I can get a good/affordable group rate for my guests.

 

Any help/tips from fellow brides who have felt this anxiety would help! How early on where you able to get pricing? Did you book a date with a resort before knowing what their air/accomodation pricing was like?

 

Thanks!

 

Alicia

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Welcome :)

 

I highly highly recommend Louise Issa. She works for Trip Central in the St.Laurent shopping centre in Ottawa. 

 

I'm not sure she would have rates now but wouldnt hurt to call her. She had rates for us almost a year ahead. I'm not sure many resorts release their rates beyond a year ahead of time. 

 

I'm from Ottawa so if you are in the Ottawa area and want any help/suggestions...dont hesitate to PM me ::)

 

Happy planning

Janet

Originally Posted by Dominican Ally View Post

Hello Fellow Canadian Brides!

 

Any 2013 brides out there? I'm just starting the planning process, and it looks like this site is going to be SUPER helpful! I absolutely want to do some fun save the dates, and passport invites/boarding pass RSVPs :) I'm not sure yet if I feel like taking them on as a DIY project, but it seems that I'm in the right place if I do!

 

I'm wondering if there are any eastern ontario brides (Kingston, Ottawa, etc) that can tell me of some good travel agents, or any really that can give me pricing now for March 2013. I am getting anxious to narrow down a resort and book a date, but don't want to do that before I can ensure I can get a good/affordable group rate for my guests.

 

Any help/tips from fellow brides who have felt this anxiety would help! How early on where you able to get pricing? Did you book a date with a resort before knowing what their air/accomodation pricing was like?

 

Thanks!

 

Alicia



 

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Originally Posted by Dominican Ally View Post

 

Hello Fellow Canadian Brides!

 

Any 2013 brides out there? I'm just starting the planning process, and it looks like this site is going to be SUPER helpful! I absolutely want to do some fun save the dates, and passport invites/boarding pass RSVPs :) I'm not sure yet if I feel like taking them on as a DIY project, but it seems that I'm in the right place if I do!

 

I'm wondering if there are any eastern ontario brides (Kingston, Ottawa, etc) that can tell me of some good travel agents, or any really that can give me pricing now for March 2013. I am getting anxious to narrow down a resort and book a date, but don't want to do that before I can ensure I can get a good/affordable group rate for my guests.

 

Any help/tips from fellow brides who have felt this anxiety would help! How early on where you able to get pricing? Did you book a date with a resort before knowing what their air/accomodation pricing was like?

 

Thanks!

 

Alicia

 

Welcome Alicia! Can't help with a travel agent (out in the Toronto area), but trying to find pricing that far away might be tricky. Usually the charter companies start lining up their prices in spring for the following winter season. So you might get prices for March 2013, but it will likely not be what you are looking for. Take it will a grain of salt and really start asking for prices about a year in advance (March or April). We got the group rate we were happy with about 8 months in advance, and had started asking about 11 months in advance. Since we knew approximately how much the resort cost (based on looking online at prices) we just waited til it hit the right price. At least if you know the general price ranges of resorts you'll know which ones might be in your price range and what's not. So I would suggest start looking online at a your "top 5" resorts for March 2012, then at least you have an idea for prices- it will likely be a bit more for the following year, but at least you have a feeling where it should be. And I would not book until I have a confirmed price! Good luck.

 

 

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