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#1251 RaynDrop

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    Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:38 AM

    Yay fofor picking an island.... My boss is there in her honeymoon right now.... I know she talked abou maybe going to a Couples resort... I'm just not sure if that was the one in Jamaica she mentioned.... Sorry I'm not much help I guess hahaha Do you have a date picked?

    We actually made a decision last night! haha We decided on JAMAICA!!! We were between Jamaica, Aruba and Turks and Caicos but he preferred an AI just to keep it easier for people (most of his friends and family have not done a lot of traveling) so that pretty much ruled out T&C (we didn't want Beaches) And we weren't crazy about Aruba's law about legal marriages being in their Town Hall bc we want the legal ceremony on the beach. Phew!! Now, our next step is to research/contact/compare resorts - we're looking at Secrets, Jewel, Iberostar and maybe another one or two. I noticed there hasn't been a lot of info on Jewel but I stayed at Jewel Runaway Bay in May when my cousin got married at FDR. FDR is a basic AI with a very family-oriented atmosphere (their suites comes with nannies!!) so my sisters and I wanted a regular AI and Jewel was next door and it was great! Not as big as RIU but really nice and we had a great time there. Does anyone know of other AI in Negril besides RIU and Sandals?


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    #1252 tyrebride2b2013

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      Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:07 AM

      Congrats picking a location. .don't know names of the resorts off top of my head but you need to go over to the jamaica board where thw girls can tell you more on the resorts

      We actually made a decision last night! haha We decided on JAMAICA!!! We were between Jamaica, Aruba and Turks and Caicos but he preferred an AI just to keep it easier for people (most of his friends and family have not done a lot of traveling) so that pretty much ruled out T&C (we didn't want Beaches) And we weren't crazy about Aruba's law about legal marriages being in their Town Hall bc we want the legal ceremony on the beach. Phew!! Now, our next step is to research/contact/compare resorts - we're looking at Secrets, Jewel, Iberostar and maybe another one or two. I noticed there hasn't been a lot of info on Jewel but I stayed at Jewel Runaway Bay in May when my cousin got married at FDR. FDR is a basic AI with a very family-oriented atmosphere (their suites comes with nannies!!) so my sisters and I wanted a regular AI and Jewel was next door and it was great! Not as big as RIU but really nice and we had a great time there. Does anyone know of other AI in Negril besides RIU and Sandals?



      #1253 tyrebride2b2013

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        Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:11 AM

        Ok... TOTALLY of topic but I had to share....I already bought some crystal light packs for my pre departure gives... But I just HAD to buy more.... At target I just found Mojito, Appletini, and Margarita flavored ones... Even better they are on sale for $1.99 for a 10 pack. This seriously just got me really excited!!!! Hahaha

        Ah it's the little things that give such joy..hahaha Great deal too.. your giving to guest pre departure from wedding? Like on way to airport?

        #1254 RaynDrop

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          Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

          Ah it's the little things that give such joy..hahaha Great deal too.. your giving to guest pre departure from wedding? Like on way to airport?


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          #1255 DeeP10

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            Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:33 AM

            Hi I've posted a few times but have mainly been lurking. Lol. Trying to become more " active" . I got engaged last month in Paris. ( on the love lock bridge) awwww. Lololol! Everyone's been doing that so I had to. It was a total surprise. Wasn't expecting it for another few months or a yr. but here I am, planning a function I've really never given much thought to. I did always know I'd want a DW. If I could find someone who'd want to marry me. Lol. I used to be in event planning, mainly wedding years ago before I became a flight attendant . I've always disliked the idea of 400 ppl coming to eat and drink on my tab. Lol. Especially since I'd see a lot more ppl show up to receptions than to the actual ceremony. So DW it is!!! I wish we could keep it small but it looks like small is inviting 100 of our closest family and friends. We have a huge family and inner circle. We have decided to do it @ the jellyfish restaurant in Punta Cana , not sure of the resort yet but leaning towards Dreams palm beach. Going scouting in September . So my wedding date is... Ready? October 31, 2014 ... Yes Halloween! We initially wanted Nov 1 but it was booked so I thought. Why not? It might be fun, we can make it a masquerade . Lol. Plus there will always be a party going on for our anniversary and he can't forgot it! Lol I'm getting a bit of negative comments and flack because its Halloween and because its a Friday. What do y'all thi,. I'm very much the screwem all type of gal.lol

            #1256 Jennypert

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            Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

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            Originally Posted by DeeP10 

            Hi

            I've posted a few times but have mainly been lurking. Lol. Trying to become more " active" . I got engaged last month in Paris. ( on the love lock bridge) awwww. Lololol! Everyone's been doing that so I had to. It was a total surprise. Wasn't expecting it for another few months or a yr. but here I am, planning a function I've really never given much thought to. I did always know I'd want a DW. If I could find someone who'd want to marry me. Lol. I used to be in event planning, mainly wedding years ago before I became a flight attendant . I've always disliked the idea of 400 ppl coming to eat and drink on my tab. Lol. Especially since I'd see a lot more ppl show up to receptions than to the actual ceremony. So DW it is!!!
            I wish we could keep it small but it looks like small is inviting 100 of our closest family and friends. We have a huge family and inner circle.
            We have decided to do it @ the jellyfish restaurant in Punta Cana , not sure of the resort yet but leaning towards Dreams palm beach. Going scouting in September .
            So my wedding date is... Ready? October 31, 2014 ... Yes Halloween! We initially wanted Nov 1 but it was booked so I thought. Why not? It might be fun, we can make it a masquerade . Lol. Plus there will always be a party going on for our anniversary and he can't forgot it! Lol
            I'm getting a bit of negative comments and flack because its Halloween and because its a Friday. What do y'all thi,. I'm very much the screwem all type of gal.lol

             

            Have fun and do what you want to do!!! Halloween will never be the same for you!

            #1257 brownsugarbride

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              Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

              Originally Posted by DeeP10 

              Hi

              I've posted a few times but have mainly been lurking. Lol. Trying to become more " active" . I got engaged last month in Paris. ( on the love lock bridge) awwww. Lololol! Everyone's been doing that so I had to. It was a total surprise. Wasn't expecting it for another few months or a yr. but here I am, planning a function I've really never given much thought to. I did always know I'd want a DW. If I could find someone who'd want to marry me. Lol. I used to be in event planning, mainly wedding years ago before I became a flight attendant . I've always disliked the idea of 400 ppl coming to eat and drink on my tab. Lol. Especially since I'd see a lot more ppl show up to receptions than to the actual ceremony. So DW it is!!!
              I wish we could keep it small but it looks like small is inviting 100 of our closest family and friends. We have a huge family and inner circle.
              We have decided to do it @ the jellyfish restaurant in Punta Cana , not sure of the resort yet but leaning towards Dreams palm beach. Going scouting in September .
              So my wedding date is... Ready? October 31, 2014 ... Yes Halloween! We initially wanted Nov 1 but it was booked so I thought. Why not? It might be fun, we can make it a masquerade . Lol. Plus there will always be a party going on for our anniversary and he can't forgot it! Lol
              I'm getting a bit of negative comments and flack because its Halloween and because its a Friday. What do y'all thi,. I'm very much the screwem all type of gal.lol

               

              Congratulations! I LOVE that bridge and I love Paris and I love your date and I love your idea!  You took the words out of my mouth---screw the people that don't want to come---your wedding sounds like it will be a blast!



              #1258 DeeP10

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                Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

                Congratulations! I LOVE that bridge and I love Paris and I love your date and I love your idea!  You took the words out of my mouth---screw the people that don't want to come---your wedding sounds like it will be a blast!

                Lol. Thanks! And yes! Paris is awesome . What's everyone doing about kids? The jellyfish only holds 120 ppl. I don't mind if people bring kids to the resort, but is it horrible that they make sitting arrangements to come to our reception off property? I don't want to use up our numbers on kiddies. :0(

                #1259 RaynDrop

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                  Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

                  Originally Posted by DeeP10 

                  Hi

                  I've posted a few times but have mainly been lurking. Lol. Trying to become more " active" . I got engaged last month in Paris. ( on the love lock bridge) awwww. Lololol! Everyone's been doing that so I had to. It was a total surprise. Wasn't expecting it for another few months or a yr. but here I am, planning a function I've really never given much thought to. I did always know I'd want a DW. If I could find someone who'd want to marry me. Lol. I used to be in event planning, mainly wedding years ago before I became a flight attendant . I've always disliked the idea of 400 ppl coming to eat and drink on my tab. Lol. Especially since I'd see a lot more ppl show up to receptions than to the actual ceremony. So DW it is!!!
                  I wish we could keep it small but it looks like small is inviting 100 of our closest family and friends. We have a huge family and inner circle.
                  We have decided to do it @ the jellyfish restaurant in Punta Cana , not sure of the resort yet but leaning towards Dreams palm beach. Going scouting in September .
                  So my wedding date is... Ready? October 31, 2014 ... Yes Halloween! We initially wanted Nov 1 but it was booked so I thought. Why not? It might be fun, we can make it a masquerade . Lol. Plus there will always be a party going on for our anniversary and he can't forgot it! Lol
                  I'm getting a bit of negative comments and flack because its Halloween and because its a Friday. What do y'all thi,. I'm very much the screwem all type of gal.lol

                   

                  First off ---- Awww...  Hehehe

                   

                  Second... do it on whatever date you and your FI want.. its your day damn it Hahah  Plus, maybe doing in a Halloween Friday will help scale down the attending guest.. which might not be a bad thing!?

                   

                  Masquerade Wedding - Awesome!


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                  #1260 RaynDrop

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                    Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

                    Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 


                    I wanna wear my dress again too! And my dad is still deadset against the DW anothet reason I wanted to do a symbolic ceremony so he can "give me away" he says im being selfish taking it away from him. Hopefully he comes but if not I've accepted it. Gonna enjoy our wedding. .

                    I do want a cake because the choices at my resort aren't really what I want. Love passed hor dourves(sp) and carving stations. FI loves candy wanted to try to find all our childhood candy.

                    I also wss thinking beachy theme to keep things going. Love peacock theme colors are beautiful.

                    Hoping video comes out great so can be played at AHR. Ofcourse dancing and how can I forget.. OPEN BAR A MUST! !!!! Hahaha

                    Love grooms cake idea if we were having at home wedding was gonna do a 49rs cake for him. Also want to get garter made on etsy after 49rs.

                     

                    Aww - I hope you Dad comes around and walks you down the aisle at your DW!  

                     

                    That is a cute idea of doing all your childhood candy favs!  

                     

                    The beachy theme is cute - it is a nice way to make everyone feel like they are a part of the whole wedding.

                     

                    Open bar is goood!  I have mixed feelings about hard alcohle at functions like this.. I feel like beer and wine are safer ... people get crazy(ier) with hard stuff.  I might do a signature drink then just beer and wine... I will do kegs - way cheaper then cans/bottles and if you have it behind a bar/table with a bartender and a nice tap it doesn't look like a frat party : )

                     

                    grooms cakes are cute : )


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