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#4671 Futurebride714

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:32 AM

Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 


Welcome Futurebride! The good news for you is that Jamaica is known for having affordable AI resorts! For personal reasons, Jamaica was not an option for us, but Montego Bay has a wealth of options! My FFIL loves staying at the Riu and there is at least one other 2014 bride who posts here that is a travel agent and Jamaica bride (I believe the Moon Dance Villas?).

Thanks for the info, I actually will need a resort that accepts children.  My heart was set on the Ibersostar Rose Hall Suites but so far all weekends in July 2014 are booked.  I looked into the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach but the scenary looks all that great from the pics I have seen. I also came across the Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay that seems affortable but I haven't seen any recent reviews from brides that married there, the ones I have come across where in 2011, so I'm kinda skeptical plus the website doesn't really sell me.  I will take your advice and look into the Riu!! For now this seems to be the hardest part, and it's only the very beginning!



#4672 brownsugarbride

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    Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:38 AM

    Originally Posted by Futurebride714 

    Thanks for the info, I actually will need a resort that accepts children.  My heart was set on the Ibersostar Rose Hall Suites but so far all weekends in July 2014 are booked.  I looked into the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach but the scenary looks all that great from the pics I have seen. I also came across the Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay that seems affortable but I haven't seen any recent reviews from brides that married there, the ones I have come across where in 2011, so I'm kinda skeptical plus the website doesn't really sell me.  I will take your advice and look into the Riu!! For now this seems to be the hardest part, and it's only the very beginning!


    Your best bet is to sit down with an experienced DW travel agent, let him or her know what your parameters are (e.g. cost, accepts children) and go from there. Wright Travel comes highly recommended (owners of this site) and there are other great agents as well.



    #4673 moodyc82

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    Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

    Thanks for the info, I actually will need a resort that accepts children.  My heart was set on the Ibersostar Rose Hall Suites but so far all weekends in July 2014 are booked.  I looked into the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach but the scenary looks all that great from the pics I have seen. I also came across the Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay that seems affortable but I haven't seen any recent reviews from brides that married there, the ones I have come across where in 2011, so I'm kinda skeptical plus the website doesn't really sell me.  I will take your advice and look into the Riu!! For now this seems to be the hardest part, and it's only the very beginning!

    when I was in Montego bay I stayed at the holiday inn sunspree and it was AMAZING, saw a few weddings and great for kids. I've also been to the riu there and it was great

    #4674 shugapop1

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      Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:30 PM

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      Originally Posted by Futurebride714 

      Thanks for the info, I actually will need a resort that accepts children.  My heart was set on the Ibersostar Rose Hall Suites but so far all weekends in July 2014 are booked.  I looked into the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach but the scenary looks all that great from the pics I have seen. I also came across the Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay that seems affortable but I haven't seen any recent reviews from brides that married there, the ones I have come across where in 2011, so I'm kinda skeptical plus the website doesn't really sell me.  I will take your advice and look into the Riu!! For now this seems to be the hardest part, and it's only the very beginning!

       

      if you go on trip advisor, there are reviews for sunset beach and resort from just few days ago

      #4675 RaynDrop

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        Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:52 PM

        Serious I have been gone for a few hours and there is like 10,000 post... not sure why I'm surprised LOL

        Originally Posted by zeman321 

        Of course we'll share...who's first?

         

        I will let you know soon... have to add a few people.... that is VERY awesome you already have one to share : ) THANKS

        Originally Posted by Cherina 

        I'm February! Six months from today!!!!

         

        Hey Cherina.. I was just talking about you before you posted this (all good of course)  Did you want to join our "Sister Hood of the Traveling Starfish" ?

        Six Months SO EXCITING!!!

         

        Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 


        Omg...I just had to do that tonight! One of my friends posted about the wedding, and I have NOT announced it on FB. One, because I'm shady and wanted to surprise some of my friends! LOL I also wanted to share with them offline. Two, because I don't want to be that person that obnoxiously posts about weddings every day. Three, because I haven't told a lot of friends because we can't afford to invite them all. We will be having an at-home reception, but that's not planned yet, and we still may be sending out more invitations. *sigh*

         

        *SIGHS* is right!! hahah

         

        Originally Posted by moodyc82 

        And who said something about splitting coozies?! How many and how much?!.....and I've been trying to avoid this supergiftplace website but I might have to look.....

         

        I am planning on getting these 







        All i want to know is 1. Did yall sleep last night and 2. What are we buying?

        I have a few questions:

        1. Has anyone purchased or browsed for the sand kit?

        2. I should wait to purchase my jewelry until I actually purchase my dress right?

        3. Have you seen any deals on the fans? Raffia or the plain ones?

        Im shopping this am for a little bit then i am going to bed. Im working night shift tonight boo

        1. Not sure --- this is actually something I do not plan to do hahaha

        2. probably - however I have the earrings I am going to wear... I will MAKE them work with whatever dress I end up with hehehe

        3. I have fans on some site in my cart waiting to buy. . .. they are not raffia though... I will look for them if you want

         

        Originally Posted by vas2014 

        Wow ladies... I've been gone for 6days.. (electronic free vacation I have a 13yr daughter who loves her phone) . I have a lot of catching up (10 pages) but a few thing I'll like to know-
        Is it to late to add myself to be part of the traveling starfish? I vas2014 June 15, 2014.

         

        I will be updating the list soon. . .

         

        Originally Posted by vas2014 

        [quote name="moodyc82

        Yes my thoughts when I read this. 1st thing was I'll leave it w Mayte @ Jellyfish then I I realize your getting married @ Dreams. I have some local attending our wedding we can take a drive up to dreams resort & spa. We'll figure it out..

         

        That would be amazing if you can swap it out like that ... I will be getting all this info together soon : )

         

        Originally Posted by moodyc82 

        My wedding is at 4pm so def would have time to get it I think! :)

        (see my above reply) YAY

         

        Originally Posted by MrsTobeD 

        Since everyone is talking about babies and pregnancies in here, I have a confession to make, I am PREGNANT, it was not a surprise, it was totally planned, I am 37 and have been dying to have a baby, but my FH wouldn't do it without having our own roof, we bought a house in October, got engaged in February and started planning the wedding with the thought that I needed to get pregnant soon enough to allow some time to my body to go back closest to its normal self as possible. I wanted at least 6-7 months but it happened during our last month to"try", so I will be married carrying a 5 months old. :-) 

         

        Its a lot, and the thought of having the baby right before the real planning starts makes me a little nervous but my FH reminds me all the time, "you wanted a baby" we will be alright. 

         

        I was waiting a little longer to fess in here but since the subject came around, and since I will be friending a bunch of you on FB and the news is out there... I figure now is the time.

         

        I am having the hardest time with choosing a dress, everyone says I will not gain that much weight since I am a healthy eater, but I know I will gain some, so from wanting a mermaid or something figure hugging I am  now in love with ball-gowns. And now I am obsessed with wanting to get a dress ASAP so I can try it on and now where I have to go in weight before the wedding. I will NOT wait after the baby since there is no way I will be in shape to go crazy dress shopping and I haven't gained any weight yet, I actually lost 5 pounds even though my little belly is showing, so I can get a dress, maybe an inch or two bigger and go from there after the baby. I will be exercising like crazy and I am not your gym girl. I hate it!!  

         

        Awww that is amazing!! CONGRATS 

        Ok ladies ! I'm back, got home from DR last night. Got soooooooooo much accomplished. My girlfriend and I went together and had a blast but we really did move around a lot . 4 resorts in one day. Too many drinks to count (lol) and visited the restaurant we plan on having it at ( off property) I wanted to confirm that was the right decision , and I am now sure it is ! It's going to be great to take the guests off property for an " adventure " and I love the exclusivity of it all. My GF loved Punta Cana and loved it all so it was also exciting showing someone who has never been there.

        We selected the resort NoW Larimar . Now let me tell you that I went I've there thinking that was the last place if choose. Mainly because the name annoys the F out of me. Lol! But... We loved it. Miss Jali , your resort Barcelo is awesome , very pretty.

        We just felt that the best thing for our group was something smaller, where you didn't need a train, trolley, or golf carts to get to everything. I can see me now. Taking 20 minutes to get to the beach to have forgotten my book or sunscreen and starting all over again . Lol

        Meeting with the coordinator at the restaurant was great. She's like an Urban Legend. She's so damn busy all the times that she can't get to Brides in a timely fashion so everyone is out of their minds . So it was good to talk to her in person and clarify a lot . She really is a genius , yet she is overworked so I can only hope she will stick around until my wedding late next year. :0/

        IBM going to respond to a bunch of the posts I've missed out on so let's see,,

         

        Wahooo!!!!   That is awesome 

        and by the way, this is the same reason I get so behind, after getting home from work at 7:30, I am so tired that I will NOT get on the computer, all I do is run upstairs to my bed. I never knew building a baby will be this much work and get me so exhausted, I am the epitome of tired. 

         

        awww! hehehe

         

        Originally Posted by DeeP10 


        Exactly how I feel , love it!
        Don't worry me neither. I often wish I were " normal" my FI would love one. But I'm not there yet, it's like everything will be so different . Getting married is huge enough , I can't deal with being preggers too.

         

        Hahah right!

         

        Originally Posted by Futurebride714 

        Hello All, I'm very new to this site as of yesterday!!!

        I plan for a July 2014 destination wedding in Jamaica, but I myself have been started to feel overwhelmed with trying to pick a nice affortable resort!! UGGH!

         



        I loooove this idea! It is so cute and sweet. My date is May 3, 2014! 

         

        I'll update the list soon!

         

        Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 


        Your best bet is to sit down with an experienced DW travel agent, let him or her know what your parameters are (e.g. cost, accepts children) and go from there. Wright Travel comes highly recommended (owners of this site) and there are other great agents as well.

         

        I can pass you my TAs info too if you would like.. she is great - she is even getting married herself in exactly 6 months Hhahah

         

         

         

         

         

        AND CUT! hahehehe


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        #4676 RaynDrop

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          Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:54 PM

          Originally Posted by Futurebride714 

          Thanks for the info, I actually will need a resort that accepts children.  My heart was set on the Ibersostar Rose Hall Suites but so far all weekends in July 2014 are booked.  I looked into the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach but the scenary looks all that great from the pics I have seen. I also came across the Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay that seems affortable but I haven't seen any recent reviews from brides that married there, the ones I have come across where in 2011, so I'm kinda skeptical plus the website doesn't really sell me.  I will take your advice and look into the Riu!! For now this seems to be the hardest part, and it's only the very beginning!

           

          Have you considered doing a weekday?  Mine is on a Wednesday. 


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          #4677 pzl101

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            Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

            Hello All, I'm very new to this site as of yesterday!!! I plan for a July 2014 destination wedding in Jamaica, but I myself have been started to feel overwhelmed with trying to pick a nice affortable resort!! UGGH!

            Welcome!! Check out jewel runaway bay. There isn't a lot of info on their resort here but I stayed there in may and loved it. Beautiful beach, friendly staff and kid friendly.

            #4678 MissJali

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              Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:23 PM

              and congrats!!!



              #4679 RaynDrop

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                Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

                where is everyone?!?


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                #4680 RaynDrop

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                  Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

                  Sisterhood of the traveling Starfish   hclibby1982-February 7    missjali -March 8    Shara1984 - April 13    Brownsugarbride-April 25    tyrebride2b2013 - May 2   curlygirlnpearl - May 3   lorcas- may 23   shugapop1- June 7   vas2014 - June 15   Moodyc82 - June 16    Jessica Correa - June 28    Cocoluv - July 10    MrsTobeD - August 22    SoonMrsD - September 6    Rayndrop - October 22    zeman321 - October 25    DeeP10 - October 31   Pongyang2001 - November 8th     **** To keep things less confusing - Please just let me know you are interested and I will update the list!  - I have a master copy of it saved (not on here) so that we can try to keep it correctly up to date!  THANKS****
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