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Originally Posted by KellyDawn View Post

 

Hi ladies:)

 

We are getting married on January 31, 2013 in the Gazebo @ 4pm.  Private reception to follow at the Poiseidon, as I have heard the same thing about the loud reggae band starting around 9pm.

 

I actually just received an email from my WC, who is Nekeisha:) 

 

I have chosed the Waves of Love package, as my bridesmaids dresses are a light aqua/mint color, and flowers will be very deep/vibrant purple.  I am most likely going to have small bouquets made for them, as well as the corsages/boutinierres (sp?) for the guys, however wasn't sure what to really do for my own bouquet?  I was thinking mainly white with a hint of the aqua & purples in with it...

 

I was just planning on bringing an Ipod docking station down for our music...but I really don't like the idea of someone having to constantly monitor it & change it...plus I only have a total of 29-ish people attending, 8 of which are part of the bridal party so it's not a huge amount.

 

I'm having a hard time with figuring out centerpieces too...I already feel like I'm going to be bringing way too much luggage with me, so I'd like something light...a few people have mentioned using the bridesmaid bouquets and putting them in vases, that's a good idea, and i have a few packages of those expanding water bead things, so maybe that will be the way to go:)

 

Does anyone have any experience with their hairdresser?  I have super long, fine hair and I'm so scared that it will be completely flat & gross looking by the time I walk down the aisle...what time should I be scheduling a hair appointment for if my wedding is at 4:00?

 

Anyway, looking forward to hearing more peoples thoughts & ideas!

Hey! We are getting married the day before on the 30th! :) so exciting, I can't believe how quickly time is going by. Our ceremony is 4pm on the beach, followed by a reception at the blue lagoon. I also heard from a few brides about the reggae band but I spoke with someone who was there recently and she saw a bride give each band member $20 to keep it down and play their slower tunes until 10pm. Money talks there apparently. So I'm going to try that and then have all of our speeches done by 9pm. We have 70 people and we orginally had the Poseidon but had the oppourtunity to switch so I did because I wanted to make sure there is enough room for a big dance floor. But the Poseidon looks stunning. I'm still a bit sad it won't be there lol It will go perfectly with the waves of love colours.

We have the waves of love package too. I bought all the centerpieces from Pier 1, I attached a pic. I also bought little starfish tea lights because I love the look of all candles on the tables, espeically when it's an open air space like that. So i'm hoping for no wind! lol

I'm going to do the same with the bridemaid's flowers for the head table. I think that will look beautiful.

I'm bringing my hair dresser, I've heard people have had good luck with some stylist from off the resort!

 

Have you finished picking all your favours? I'm just finishing up all of ours right now, I think I was a bit too ambitious!

 

:)

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I was never told that you needed to bring your own centerpieces.  I thought that was something that was included in the packages since they show that in all of their pictures.  Does anyone know if they supply anything to have on the table then??

 

I also found out that the pictures that are included in the packages are done by True Colors but you only get 8.  If you want more you can pay and I decided to go with Sandy May since she was the same price as True Colors and I wanted a professional since that will be a great memory!

 

I know everyone says that the band is loud by the Blue Lagoon, can you have them come down to the wedding and play an hour or so???
 

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Originally Posted by happyfamily View Post

 

Hi.  We will be there when you get married :)   We are getting married March 8th.  We are staying the 5th through the 12!.  So exciting.  To answer your question, the package indeed comes with photos from true colors.  I believe you can wave them and have your own photographer or have the free pictures from true colors plus use your own photographer.  Some brides have loved their pics from True colors (the free ones) and some have hated them.   

We are just going with the wedding package photos and having my sister take the rest.  fingers crossed.

Congrats! What time of day are you getting married? What package are you going with? I think it's smart if someone in your family is willling to do the pictures! Not long ago, I was browsing a Palladium site that outlined the extra costs for additional photos, videography, etc. and now I can't seem to find it. Have you seen a site like this? I am trying to compare additional professional photos at the resort with an outside vendor.

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Originally Posted by EricaM View Post

 

I was never told that you needed to bring your own centerpieces.  I thought that was something that was included in the packages since they show that in all of their pictures.  Does anyone know if they supply anything to have on the table then??

 

I also found out that the pictures that are included in the packages are done by True Colors but you only get 8.  If you want more you can pay and I decided to go with Sandy May since she was the same price as True Colors and I wanted a professional since that will be a great memory!

 

I know everyone says that the band is loud by the Blue Lagoon, can you have them come down to the wedding and play an hour or so???

 

you dont need to bring your own centerpieces but they are not included in any packages, you can buy/rent centerpieces through tai floral but all the ones that I had wanted were too expensive so I opted to just use the flowers in my package and my wedding party bouquets and put them in vases on the tables.  You can ask tai floral for some quotes they were great to work with just too much for me.

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Date: January 25th 6 weeks :)

Time: 02:00pm

Location: Beach

Package: Waves of Love

Reception: Private reception at the Posiedon

 

 

Im SO excited 6 more weeks til the big day! Does anyone have or found pictures of the posiedon restaurant?


What have poeple heard about the steel band/ dj and limbo dancers show??

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Originally Posted by Chelsea Wolfe View Post

 

Date: January 25th 6 weeks :)

Time: 02:00pm

Location: Beach

Package: Waves of Love

Reception: Private reception at the Posiedon

 

 

Im SO excited 6 more weeks til the big day! Does anyone have or found pictures of the posiedon restaurant?

 

 

What have poeple heard about the steel band/ dj and limbo dancers show??

 

Hey Chelsea, send me your email and I will send you some pics :)

How have the wedding coordinators been for you? I'm having some difficulties with mine right now, the slowest replies ever!!!!! Driving me crazy!!

What dates are you at the resort?

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Hey Chelsea, send me your email and I will send you some pics :) How have the wedding coordinators been for you? I'm having some difficulties with mine right now, the slowest replies ever!!!!! Driving me crazy!! What dates are you at the resort? Thank you so much my email is cindybug29@hotmail.com !!! I have one that was very slow, I complained and it got better for about a week then was slow again! Then I got switched to another w/c a I've been receiving next day replies!!! When is your big day?

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Hey Chelsea, send me your email and I will send you some pics :) How have the wedding coordinators been for you? I'm having some difficulties with mine right now, the slowest replies ever!!!!! Driving me crazy!! What dates are you at the resort? Thank you so much my email is cindybug29@hotmail.com !!! I have one that was very slow, I complained and it got better for about a week then was slow again! Then I got switched to another w/c a I've been receiving next day replies!!! When is your big day? My dates are jan 23- feb 6 :)

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Originally Posted by CourtBestBride View Post

 

Hey! We are getting married the day before on the 30th! :) so exciting, I can't believe how quickly time is going by. Our ceremony is 4pm on the beach, followed by a reception at the blue lagoon. I also heard from a few brides about the reggae band but I spoke with someone who was there recently and she saw a bride give each band member $20 to keep it down and play their slower tunes until 10pm. Money talks there apparently. So I'm going to try that and then have all of our speeches done by 9pm. We have 70 people and we orginally had the Poseidon but had the oppourtunity to switch so I did because I wanted to make sure there is enough room for a big dance floor. But the Poseidon looks stunning. I'm still a bit sad it won't be there lol It will go perfectly with the waves of love colours.

We have the waves of love package too. I bought all the centerpieces from Pier 1, I attached a pic. I also bought little starfish tea lights because I love the look of all candles on the tables, espeically when it's an open air space like that. So i'm hoping for no wind! lol

I'm going to do the same with the bridemaid's flowers for the head table. I think that will look beautiful.

I'm bringing my hair dresser, I've heard people have had good luck with some stylist from off the resort!

 

Have you finished picking all your favours? I'm just finishing up all of ours right now, I think I was a bit too ambitious!

 

:)

Where did you get your starfish tea lights from? They sound perfect!

Do any of you know if we can leave things at the resort for other brides? Would they store things for us? If yes, Court-I'd be willing to buy these from you? 

Id also be interested in flowers if anyone wants to sell theirs and leave them? 

 

We are going down with 2 kids under the age of two so have sooo much stuff to bring! I really don't want to have to bring anything else. 

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Courtbestbride-where did you find the tea lights? They sound perfect! 

Does anyone know if we can leave things behind for other brides to use? Would they store stuff for us? If yes, Court Id be willing to buy your tea lights?! 

I don't want to bring anything else down that I don't have to. 

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