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#961 RaynDrop

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    Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:25 PM

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    I am planning on booking Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort . . .    if I can pull myself away from this thread - I'll call and book it tonight LOL   

     

    Oooooooohh!  I just noticed where your wedding is going to be.  Very nice - that was a close runner up for me.  Turks & Caicos is on my MUST go to list!

     

    Have you been to a Beaches and/or Sandals before?


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    #962 RaynDrop

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      Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

      Originally Posted by borgesn 


      Hi Rayndrop! Yes you are right. That was my question. I wanted to know if it would be easier on them if it were a weekend. I really wanted to right back ummm I'm sorry August was not any of the options. Anyway, I think I'm just going to stick with Saturday July 12th. That's a compromise. I didn't do the 5th bc of airfare, I'm not doing the 9th bc it's the middle of the week so if the 12th is a problem then REALLY...don't come.

      Wishing you the best of luck on your Wednesday wedding! Just one question: do you get a better deal on the weekday? (I might have to reconsider if you tell me yes lol)

      Would it make me a bad person if I tell you Yes it was a better deal because it was a weekday (even though I don't know if it was)  hahah So that you can have the date you want.  

       

      I can't really recall actually - I probably looked months ago because I originally wanted the 12th - which happens to be a Sunday (not why I wanted it - I just LOVE the date 10.12.14) - I had to change the date because they don't do Sunday weddings in St. Lucia (not sure if that is a whole island thing or just a Sandals thing) but since I was totally unwilling to compromise on my location I settled on the next best date - which to me is the 22 which just happens to be on a Wednesday.

       

      I am lucky that everyone actually likes that I picked a middle of the week date - they are all planning on making a week (or more) trip out of this so they thought it would be great to spend the time they want on the island without having to leave the day after the wedding.  

       

      It might be worth asking the resort/venue if they have week day discounts.  At least then you can tell everyone "I picked that date to help you out with saving some money!"  hehe


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      #963 DeeP10

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        Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

        Haha yeah it is about time - although I must admit that I'm pretty sure we would have done this a long time ago if it wasn't for me... I've kind of always said I didn't know if I would ever get married... not for a lack of loving my Fiance ... its just never been high on my list of things to do!  What types of things are you putting in your Welcome Bags... more so anything really unique?   Not that I need any more ideas in my head about things to add - I have gone totally over board and still have a loooooooong time to keep adding stuff... but still I'm interested ; ) I will search back to try to find your pics. : )



        #964 borgesn

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          Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

          Would it make me a bad person if I tell you Yes it was a better deal because it was a weekday (even though I don't know if it was)  hahah So that you can have the date you want.   I can't really recall actually - I probably looked months ago because I originally wanted the 12th - which happens to be a Sunday (not why I wanted it - I just LOVE the date 10.12.14) - I had to change the date because they don't do Sunday weddings in St. Lucia (not sure if that is a whole island thing or just a Sandals thing) but since I was totally unwilling to compromise on my location I settled on the next best date - which to me is the 22 which just happens to be on a Wednesday. I am lucky that everyone actually likes that I picked a middle of the week date - they are all planning on making a week (or more) trip out of this so they thought it would be great to spend the time they want on the island without having to leave the day after the wedding.   It might be worth asking the resort/venue if they have week day discounts.  At least then you can tell everyone "I picked that date to help you out with saving some money!"  hehe

          I love your thinking!!!! Hahaha! I'm going to call tonight. St lucia looks beautiful! I wanted to have my wedding there but thought it would be too expensive. Your wedding will be amazing!!i think it is a st lucia thing not a sandals thing if I'm not mistaken. Thanks so much for your advice! I spoke with my cuz and all is well. :)

          #965 DeeP10

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            Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

            Haha yeah it is about time - although I must admit that I'm pretty sure we would have done this a long time ago if it wasn't for me... I've kind of always said I didn't know if I would ever get married... not for a lack of loving my Fiance ... its just never been high on my list of things to do!  What types of things are you putting in your Welcome Bags... more so anything really unique?   Not that I need any more ideas in my head about things to add - I have gone totally over board and still have a loooooooong time to keep adding stuff... but still I'm interested ; ) I will search back to try to find your pics. : )

            It's funny you say that! People think I'm crazy when I say " we would have been married , but I dunno I like playing this house thing" . Lol! I too had not really spent too much time thinking of marriage. I guess I figured some day when I grow up ( I'm 34) hahaha. Yet here I am planning a destination wedding that's growing by the second. 0)

            #966 RaynDrop

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              Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:29 PM

              Originally Posted by borgesn 


              I love your thinking!!!! Hahaha! I'm going to call tonight.

              St lucia looks beautiful! I wanted to have my wedding there but thought it would be too expensive. Your wedding will be amazing!!i think it is a st lucia thing not a sandals thing if I'm not mistaken.

              Thanks so much for your advice! I spoke with my cuz and all is well. :)

               

              Happy to Help!!  

               

              I hope it is less expensive for you - Keep me posted.

               

              That is awesome you spoke to your cuz and she is on board - That is the way it should be!!!

               

              Yeah I kind of assumed it was a St. Lucia thing... I didn't actually ask - I was holding back the tears!!  They said I could go to Jamaica instead - and have the date I wanted....   That just didn't sound like a dream to me.

               

              I've never even been to St. Lucia but it just feels like the only place I wanna marry at ..

               

              : )


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              #967 RaynDrop

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                Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

                Originally Posted by DeeP10 


                It's funny you say that! People think I'm crazy when I say " we would have been married , but I dunno I like playing this house thing" . Lol! I too had not really spent too much time thinking of marriage. I guess I figured some day when I grow up ( I'm 34) hahaha.
                Yet here I am planning a destination wedding that's growing by the second. 0)

                I totally get you!!

                 

                We just had our 6 year anniversary ... we moved in together after 6 months but that was always just good enough for me...  I'm sure the words "I' don't think I'll ever get married"  have come out of my mouth...   

                 

                We aren't really "officially" engaged yet...  I say that not because I don't have a ring yet but because I want a real gushy admission of his ever dieing love.

                 

                This is how it happened .... a random convo about marriage comes up by other people we are having dinner with.... everyone leaves the room.. He looks at me and says, in a doubtful tone "Did you wanna get married?"  to which I quickly turned my head to him and said very seriously "How drunk are you?!?!"   HHHAHA

                 

                it is actually very perfectly us to be honest - but even I have an inner princess that needs to be thrown a stone every now and then (no pun intended) AND I want a ring ; )

                 

                 

                Oh and btw -  I'll be 34 in August and I was just thinking to myself yesterday "What the hell am I going to do with all my time once this is over"  Manly because I am sooo obsessed with my Welcome Bags.  Actually, addicted to them might be accurate. haha  What has age done to us!?!?!?  


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                #968 RaynDrop

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                  Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:05 PM

                  Originally Posted by MissJali 

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                  ive been with my fi for 7 years and it was about freaking time!! Lol ive been engaged a yr. my life is being consumed with oot bags, bridesmaids tees, keycard holders, etc. My fi has been great in ok'ing everything tho lol. I posted a link to my invites on this thread, maybe less than 3pages back. if you can't find them, I'll post again tmw.


                   

                   

                  I just found your invites  - Super CUTE : )


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                  #969 BeckaThomas

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                    Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:03 AM

                    Oh sorry, I forgot to include that! I had planned for 60 at the maximum.  At this rate, FH and I will be eloping! LOL

                    That's so crappy!! I'm dealing with a similar situation and when I got bummed, I was ready to call it all off. Then I just got sadder n sadder til FI came home from work and told me we would make my dream wedding a reality. I know how it feels to be set n excited for the "perfect" venue. Maybe talk w FI n get his take on things? It can mean a lot to know he's behind you. Mine even called the resort on 2 separate occasions and told them it was critical to his safety that they get in touch with me. Lol.

                    #970 BeckaThomas

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                      Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:19 AM

                      You aren't going to be able to please everyone... part of my Dad's responds was "October is that great for me because of my dead lines"  (He publishes a coupon magazine and had pretty strict deadlines) to which I replied "That's why I'm telling you a Year and Half ahead of time... if its that big of a deal .. then don't go" With a year (or more advanced notice) I think she could find a sub for the few days she is gone... no? I actually am not even sure my sisters will be coming to my wedding as they are both college students and didn't seem to understand that they can plan around school for an occasion like this... to which I say.. oh well I know that my all sound a tad harsh - but It is Our Day and I will have an awesome wedding even if I am the only one there ; )  Well I guess it would be better if the Fiance was there too LOL Half of the couples coming to my wedding have children (ages 1 - 14) and they all said Thanks for the far notice so we know we will have time to save and plan (including childcare options) I guess my opinion is - although you asked.. it sounds like you asked if a mid week wedding was okay, not if another month was better and if so which one....  I'd be annoyed and do what works best for me! : ) P.S.  I am also planning a Wednesday Wedding - I didn't know it was good luck.... thanks for the tip

                      Excellent advice! I've opened my big mouth about a November 2014 wedding in Cabo since we got engaged 2 months ago. That's a year n a half!! If anyone can't manage to get their butts in gear to share your special day on that kind of time frame... Well, maybe they're not the people you should be worried about having by your side. We've been courteous in giving AMPLE notice. The rest is up to them.




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