Sorry about this being like almost a year overdue. But here it is oh and this is going to be in parts as i spent 4hrs doing it this morning was almost finished and then i accidently erased it.
My husband James and I got engaged in October 2009. He picked me up after work. A day where i was feeling so sick, so i didnt think anything of it when he showed up all dressed up looking. When we pulled into our driveway he brought up how he was so annoyed with the fact that I wrote him a note saying how mad I was at him for telling me that I could start planning a destination wedding without being engaged yet so that when the time came I would have an idea of what to do and how he was not helping with any of the questions that i was asking him.
He sat me down on a bench in front of our house and started yelling at me and then went down on one knee and asked me to marry him. lol i was shocked. At first i was mad and embrarassed that he was yelling at me in public and then there he was. before i answered I grabbed the ring and put it on myself and then said yes. of course!
that is my ring. Love it!
After about a week we decided we wanted to get married in the Bahamas, as we have both really wanted to go there and i really wanted to see Atlantis, but we couldnt afford a wedding there.
A co-worker who was married in Mexico Jan 2009 refered me to our TA who was fantastic and we went from there.
Travel Agent - Erika TA and then Chrisine - Both A+++
It was still October 2009 when I made an appointment to see Erika and right away she had some other resort ideas that we could look at. The first was Breezes in Nassau, and the second was The Riu Palace that was undergoing a total reno at the time on Paradise Island and right beside Atlantis. With in 2 weeks we had quotes from both resorts and I went on Tripadviser.ca to check out reviews. We went with the Riu Palace because of where it was and the amazing quote that we got for us and our guests.
James and I made our deposit for ourself right away and with in a week my family put down money for themselves as well. We needed to book 10 guests to get the quote that we got asap.
As soon as that was done i sent ordered and sent out STD postcards with info about Erika on them. Plus I made a wedding website with her info for our guests as well. She was awesome! My guests and myself could email her everyday and she would have an answer for you that day or the next to ease any fears or worries. She also suprised us by getting an upgrade on the trip. We had the Silver package for flying, and had everyone sitting together on the plane to and from which was the best!
Unfortunatly 2mths before we got married she decided to leave the profession and go back to school, but the manager Christine took over and she was just as good. When i went to pick up everyones tickets she had just come back for spending a weekend at the Riu Palace Paradise island and was able to give me a great review.
There were some mishaps, like 3 guys that wanted to room together, and then didnt as my moh's husband couldnt come at the last min that she fixed for us. there were guests that waited way to late to book and were not able to book with us on our flight because the plane was full so she made arrangements to get them there on other days with just as a great quote. My one cousin, aunt and guests went down on the thursday before us and left with us, and my college roomate came down on the thursday after we arrived and came home with us. plus there were a few other things that were handled like it was nothing. We will book trips with them all the time from now on.