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#2181 pzl101

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    Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:51 AM

    Originally Posted by phillips1221 

    I'm new to the blog I'm getting married June 2014 at the Valentin Riveria Maya hoping to learn things from all of you!

    Welcome and congrats!



    #2182 SoonMrsD

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      Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:55 AM

      Does anyone have a Groomzilla? 

       

      I do!!!! hahahahaha.... His excuse he wants it to be perfect which I appreciate but he wants..he wants...he wants 



      #2183 pzl101

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        Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:56 AM

        Originally Posted by DeeP10 

        My FI will be home soon, I gotta put this down and look like I e been productive today . On that note ... Although Jalimel sent lovely save the date boarding passes to me so I can use the template , I think I'm gonna do shutterfly std. There are some for as little as 33 cents and they have coupons. I'm just not ready for printing and cutting . Lol.

         

        Originally Posted by shugapop1 

        I used shutterfly and mine came out beautifully

         

        Oh cool, I didn't know Shutterfly does this too. I read a lot of people have used vistaprint for certain stationary items. I'm not sure if I'm up to cutting either, especially the luggage tags StDs I want to do

        Originally Posted by RaynDrop 

        I actually hadn't thought about a TA and was just planning on having everyone book through sandals themselves (including us)  Then I was introduced to one and thought it wouldn't hurt. 

         

        She can't get me deals as far as paying less for rooms - but it sounds like she can get some other perks - there seems to be inside info that a TA knows that we might not otherwise know.  

         

        I will give my guest the option of booking through her (and they will) or though the resort if they want... but one thing I defiantly like about having a TA is that they can direct their questions to her.  

         

        Everyone for the most part has said they will be staying longer then the 3 night minimum - I think most will just stay at the resort.. but my one set of friends has said that they plan to stay at the resort for only the 3 nights then they would like to stay somewhere "off the beaten path" and get to see a different side of the island... so I know the TA will be able to help them with all that also.

         

        I did talk to her a little bit about doing a group excursion and she said ones I decide let her know -- she may be able to get some deals for me.

         

        I think having one isn't a bad idea!!

        That's good to give them the choice of using them or not. Half our guests are pretty well traveled and can do it on their own and the other half have used TAs for prior trips.



        #2184 DeeP10

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          Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:56 AM

          Ok ladies. I'm heading out. Might stop at a Dollar store or two out there. What color tumblers are u guys looking for? I might have to download this site to my phone. Probably not a good idea :D

          #2185 pzl101

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            Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

            Originally Posted by RaynDrop 

            Yeah... I think it is weird... so I got a reply about what the sandals package includes....

             

            4 hours - up to 200 images for $200

             

            His "normal" package list has 

             

            4 hours - unlimited images for $1475

             

            Hmmm.....

            $1475 for just images in 4 hours?? I don't think that is a lot of time if you want to do "getting ready" shots, ceremony and a reception. No prints or online gallery for ordering? 

             

            All these photography packages are so confusing and vary from person to person

             

             

            Originally Posted by RaynDrop 

             

            Just make sure you stay in the loop!!  Are you close to setting a date and resort?  

            Yup, we're thinking Secrets St. James in May 2014. I asked for availability for several dates in May since our first choice already had the late sunset time booked. I'm hoping to be the only wedding the day we choose. (I didn't realized they did multiple weddings a day until we finally narrowed it to Secrets) 

             

            I was in Jamaica this past May and the weather was gorgeous and not that crowded - the people there said it's kind of their low season in between Spring break/Easter and summer when more people take their vacation

             

             

            Originally Posted by RaynDrop 



            I only feel bad I can't give them a quote.. I don't feel bad I am doing a DW HAHA   I'm a planner.. I like to know whats what..so I just hate that we have to wait to figure out airfare.  

             

            I will say I was surprised everyone was so excited to come --- almost everyone thanked me for "making" them take an amazing vacation!    

             

            Well everyone except my sisters... but we wont go there 

             

            We're inviting only immediate family members and 6 close friends each. Everyone of course initially said "yes, we're there" but I think once they see how much the resort is, some may back out. Not that I need to justify Secrets, but all the rooms are oceanview suites plus the food and alcohol included ... I think the people who haven't done a lot of traveling will be more on the fence ..



            #2186 pzl101

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              Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:20 AM

              Originally Posted by RaynDrop 

               

              Well that sucks you have more stuff to bring ... but that is a wonderful price for all that stuff - nice find!!

               

              Michael's and AC Moore have frame sales all the time for 40-50% off.. 

               

              Good to know about frames sale ... for another centerpiece idea, I was thinking of having those multi-pictures frames with pics of me/my FI and the friends and family we're inviting ...

               

               

              Originally Posted by DeeP10 

               


              Thanks! Whats cool is that the picture in the background we did take in Punta Cana In Feb. on vacay. We weren't even engaged. Now it served a purpose.

              That's so cool and a  great way to tie your relationship all together



              #2187 tyrebride2b2013

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                Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:41 AM

                Don't get me wrong.... I am on my phone all day "lurking" I just wait til I get home to reply HAHAHA

                Ooohh ookay. .hahaha

                #2188 tyrebride2b2013

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                  Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

                  They must be related to my future sister in law :-)

                  Sisters:-(

                  #2189 tyrebride2b2013

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                    Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

                    voodoo.gif AHHAHA    Sorry - sometimes I just these smileys 

                    Love your smileys

                    #2190 tyrebride2b2013

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                      Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

                      Yeah and I think it is odd that there is a limit to the number of images ......

                      Totally agree..love sandals/beaches but highway robbery


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