Originally Posted by KazMcG
We were quoted quite high in February as well (when we first started looking), but the price is averaging the same as most other 4-5 star resorts. I made contact with a travel agent in Calgary and in Toronto (for people out east) and got the initial pricing from Canada and Ireland on facebook into the group I created for the wedding. I used Co-op travel on 52nd NE (Sunridge area) and spoke with Cathe Smith. My fiance, our 3 boys and I are booking separately. We received 20,000 air miles from my fiances parents which will cover 4 return flights. One of the boys will have to fly and stay with his grandparents or uncle because the resort wont allow us to have 5 in the room. We are going for 15 days so it may mean convincing someone to stay longer!
I really only sent my save the dates out so early because most of my family is in Ireland, so I wanted to give them notice so they could plan and save. I just sent a magnet with a picture of us (I hadnt found a design that I really liked so I just picked on of www.magnetstreet.com and rolled with it. As for invites, I picked the 'love airways' invites off of the same website made a few changes but overall I love them (I am not DIY, especially with 3 little helpers - that dont help as much as confuse the situation!).
I have read so much on the Majestic Colonial and we knew right away that this was where we wanted to get married. These forums are so helpful and I am getting so many good ideas. You should check out the Majestic Colonial Brides group on facebook too.
Have fun planning and if there is anything I can help you with please PM me!
I'm definitely going to check out magnetstreet.com. And will also check with the co-op travel here in the NW (Arbour Lake). Didn't even think of using them!!
I forgot to ask you, with your original post, you mentioned your bridemaid dresses. Do you mind if I ask where you got yours, and what the style is? My girls are hoping I'm not going to ask them to spend a butt-load on their dresses, and so far we've seen a lot of beautiful, flowy dresses from places like Le Chateau that I think would be amazing on the beach.
And did you end up getting the travel mugs yet? Just wondering how they turned out, as I saw on the Facebook group, someone's logo came off. (Didn't really read too much to see if they put the logo on themselves, but I've heard of it happening to people that ordered it off a website).