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J and G's After the Fact Jamaican Planning Thread (Long and Lots of Pics!)

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Thank you Sharon,

The Bubba Kegs were from Canadian Tore (on sale of course) and I brought them to 'Thing Engraved' and they did them for about $50, but you pay by the letter and we had alot on them!
 

Originally Posted by Sharon99 View Post

Wow, looks like you had a beautiful wedding. Everything looks great. I think you made the right choice with your dress, loved it! The catamaran cruise looked like so much fun! Congrats! Where did you get your bubba kegs? 



Thanks Sunshine!

We did have a blast! We didn't get a group rate for the cooling runnings (didn't know you could do that). We had originally planned just to take the bus over (some of our guests did) but we were convinced by others to take the catamaran and it was great!
 

Originally Posted by sunshine2413 View Post

Absolutely amazing! I have to say one of the best planning threads I have seen (and trust me I stalk these babies). Not only was it a fun read, your husband seems like a riot (very similar to my dear FI), but everything seem like it turned out great, dispite the hiccups along the road! I could feel the love through the thread and it seems liked you guys had a blast!

 

I am happy you did the cool running excursion, we did that last time when we were in jamaica and wanted to share it with our guests. Did they give you a group rate? Did your guest pay separate or did you cover it all?

 

Congrats on being a MRS!! Don't stress too much about the AHR!



 

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what a beautiful wedding!!! 

 

sorry to hear you had some challenges with the resort. love your attitude though.

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Everything looked great, love the colors! Who made your dress & your bridesmaid dresses?
 

Originally Posted by J and G 2012 View Post

MY Dress

 

Finding MY dress was a huge dilemma. I had gone shopping with my Mom and Mother in Law early in the planning stages. I thought that I wanted something simple (which was what we were planning for the wedding). I chose a straight, plain dress for a great price. But as our planning went on and I continued to see more dresses, I knew the first was not the one for me. I am so glad I went back out to try on more dresses because I did find THE ONE! With a few alterations I was really feeling like the bride I wanted to be! If you are not sure about your dress, go try more on!

 

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My jewellery was very inexpensive. Earrings were from Aldos  and the bracelet from The Bay.

 

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The hair flowers were real and the hair dresser put them in last minute, I wasnâ€t really planning on wearing anything in my hair but Iâ€m glad I did.

I also had a red belt made to wear with the dress but decided against it on the day of. I kinda wish I wore it, but oh well.

 

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I do not like wearing heals and in the summer I always wear flip flops so I chose to be comfortable on my wedding day. I did however bling out my flip flops with a bedazzler! I did the same to the Flower girls shoes.

 

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The Rings

 

His ring is titanium with laser Calladah because I am Scottish and Irish, and itâ€s also inexpensive, and he will lose it (again, his words).

 

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My jeweler made my ring using the gold from the first necklace DH gave me. Iâ€m going to get an eternity band to match for 1st anniversary, fingers crossed!

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Photography

 

This was a really tough decision for me (Hereâ€s the link to my thread) but I think I made the right decision. We were on a very tight budget and really didnâ€t have a plan for the photographer. I knew that I wanted great pictures but wasnâ€t sure on which way to go. At first I played around with the idea of using a photographer down there but couldnâ€t find any info. about the photographer the resort uses. And we really didnâ€t like the vendor fee they charged to bring a photographer in. I got a few quotes from photographers down there with recommendations from this site, but nothing wowed me. I was I love we the work of a photographer that my friend used at home but I didnâ€t think it would be in the budget to bring them down with us. But then my TA came up with these cheap seats for our trip and we contacted them to see if they were interested.

 

I canâ€t rave enough about our photographer! Samantha made us look good! She knew exactly what she was doing and told us exactly what to do! She completely captured the mood in every session! Now I havenâ€t received the whole lot of them yet, but what Iâ€ve seen on her blog, I love! I canâ€t wait to see the rest!

 

For anyone that is considering a TTD shoot, do it! I knew I wanted one, but I also knew that we would not look as good splashing around and laying in the water as some other pictures Iâ€ve seen. But we got some great pictures! I love them because they are simple, capturing us on a more inimate level (without, having to be half naked!).

 

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Photographer's Blog

The Wedding

The Catamaran Reception

The TTD Shoot

 

 

Ceremony

 

We wanted to keep this as simple as possible while still keeping certain traditions and personalizing it to make it feel special. We wrote the ceremony using bits and pieces from the Unique Ceremony Thread. A welcome and a few readings, not to long but personal. Communication with the WC wasnâ€t all that great (more to come below) and at about 1 hour before the ceremony I was told the officient wouldnâ€t follow our ceremony. I went with the “no problem†attitude and let it go, but my MOH asked my brother to MC the ceremony and it made our day that much more special. He had such a hard time getting through it without crying, so did the rest of us!

 

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You can kind of tell in this photo that DH has his back to everyone. I had told him that I didn`t want him to turn around until I was at the end of the isle. He took that to mean he wasn`t to turn around until I was right beside him!

 

 

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Depsite of some of the challenges you ran into it looks like you all had a great time and regardless of what happened you are married now. I think with any wedding you can expect something to go wrong or not as planned.  Everything looked great! Congrats!

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Thank you Allie,

The Bridesmaids dresses were from Victoria's Secret http://www.victoriassecret.com/clothing/multi-way-dresses-collection?pageAt=all

They don't have the short ones anymore but they do have the ruched ones.

 

I can't even remeber what the tag says for my dress, not designer anyways!
 

Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

what a beautiful wedding!!! 

 

sorry to hear you had some challenges with the resort. love your attitude though.

 



I just ordered our Thank you "cards" from Vistaprint. Love them! I will probably order metallic envelopes from papercircle.ca to send them.

 

I wanted to stay in the travel theme for the ones that we are sending to those in attendance so they are 'postcards' :).

 

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These ones are for those that could not come but sent cards/gifts.

They are blank on the backside so we can write whatever we want.

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oh I'm sooooo "borrowing" these ideas for our thank you notes!!!! thank you for sharing! 
 

Originally Posted by J and G 2012 View Post

Thank you Allie,

The Bridesmaids dresses were from Victoria's Secret http://www.victoriassecret.com/clothing/multi-way-dresses-collection?pageAt=all

They don't have the short ones anymore but they do have the ruched ones.

 

I can't even remeber what the tag says for my dress, not designer anyways!
 



I just ordered our Thank you "cards" from Vistaprint. Love them! I will probably order metallic envelopes from papercircle.ca to send them.

 

I wanted to stay in the travel theme for the ones that we are sending to those in attendance so they are 'postcards' :).

 

lp1.jpg

lp2.jpg

 

 

These ones are for those that could not come but sent cards/gifts.

They are blank on the backside so we can write whatever we want.

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Great thread!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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