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#11 missde09

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    Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

    I find that I am often reading all of the various posts, but don't have a lot to contribute. I have been reading on this forum for a while, but I never realized until recently that I should have been posting all this time. Oh well, at least we all know now and can post up a storm on here to get to 150. My wedding is not until August 2013, so I have some time.



    #12 Ty Roane

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      Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

      As you look at threads and see something nice, say it! LOL... I comment on as much as possible.  I still have plenty time but I am an early riser and ready to get started.



      #13 Cherina

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        Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

        Negril Jamaica Cuba was our first choice but the logistics with the required medical spooked the spouse.

        2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!


        #14 DwBride2Be

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          Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:22 AM

          Hey Jolene!  Yeah I know there aren't many Varadero brides on here because it's only Canadians and the UK brides that can get married there..for me it's shot in the dark.

           

          I had two depressing moments this week - 1 - I found out the resort can't blow up balloons with Helium - I was going for this look:

           

          I even asked them twice in May to verify they could do this, before ordering my balloons..and only now they tell me they meant they can blow them up with air..so they wont float...so yah..I'll just put a Giant 1 foot balloon on everyone's plates then??  WTF

           

          The second was with the groomsmen attire..it's a ridiculously long story..basically my groom is tall and slim, and his two groomsmen are shorter and stalky..and he did go shopping with them once to get their sizes, and then Josh and I were going to pick out the pants they were going to wear and buy them for them.  So we did that and bought them their sizes..only when they tried on the pants they didn't fit (straight leg pants) vs the style they tried on to give Josh their sizes.  I wasn't there to observe the first shopping trip, and Josh just came clean and told me they were at tommy bahama trying linen pants.  I always said I do not want them wearing linen pants or shirts..so I don't know how that happenned other than Josh didn't really know what linen pants were.   (if you want something done right, do it yourself)    So we had to bring the pants back, and I figured Josh could keep his, and since he's the groom he could look different plus he's got a matching vest and it would be really hard to find all of that again.

           

          So one groomsmen (Brad) lives across the country from us, and doesn't have access to the store where we bought the pants. The other lives in the same city as us (Kirk)..so we went shopping with Kirk and had him try a bunch of things and managed to have them exchange the old pants for a new pair.   So I'm thinking, great!!   We didn't Brad's pair back yet, so we had to wait to recieve them, and then go back and take our chances doing the Exchange and guess on his size for Brad.   So Josh went to the mall yesterday with the second pair of pants to pick up the new ones, and try and exchange (we're WAYYY past the deadline, and do not have a reciept), but the store wouldn't exchange for him ($100 pants that they are still selling and still have tags on them).   So he called me and said they wont exchange them.  So I said go back and talk to the manager.  He does, and it seems like he's going to do it, except the new pants we want are all of a sudden "only sold as a suit", so you need to get it as a set with pants and a blazer for $250....ummm...we just bought the pants last week without a blazer (the new pants are $130 so more than the originals), and they still have them tagged as though they are something that can be bought on it's own.    I'm so pissed, so now we're out either $100 for the pants that don't fit him and that they wont exchange, or $150 because we had to buy more expensive pants AND a blazer that they wont wear IF they decide to let us exchange the old ones.

           

          I seriously cried for about an hour yesterday..it was too much for 1 week for me to deal with, and those were my first wedding tears.  I'm just picturing all three guys wearing something different and it'll look like a mess...

           

          :(

           

          Have you guys had any dissapointments??

           

          Here's my funeral to balloons...



          #15 missde09

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            Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

            Oh no! DwBride, I'm so sorry to hear about all the disappointments. That really is a neat decoration concept that I hadn't seen before. It is frustrating waiting for a direct answer sometimes. I emailed our resort's photographer twice and asked our WC to contact them, because I wasn't hearing from them (still haven't heard anything from them to this day). This was at least 3 weeks ago. So, instead of going with the resort's photographer and saving us the $300 outside vendor fee, we are going with a different photographer. Even if we have to suck it up and pay an ungodly amount of money just to have another photographer come in, it will be worth it not to use the resort's photographer that can't even respond to a simple email.



            #16 jolene028

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            Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

            Originally Posted by DwBride2Be 

            Hey Jolene!  Yeah I know there aren't many Varadero brides on here because it's only Canadians and the UK brides that can get married there..for me it's shot in the dark.

             

            I had two depressing moments this week - 1 - I found out the resort can't blow up balloons with Helium - I was going for this look:

             

            I even asked them twice in May to verify they could do this, before ordering my balloons..and only now they tell me they meant they can blow them up with air..so they wont float...so yah..I'll just put a Giant 1 foot balloon on everyone's plates then??  WTF

             

            The second was with the groomsmen attire..it's a ridiculously long story..basically my groom is tall and slim, and his two groomsmen are shorter and stalky..and he did go shopping with them once to get their sizes, and then Josh and I were going to pick out the pants they were going to wear and buy them for them.  So we did that and bought them their sizes..only when they tried on the pants they didn't fit (straight leg pants) vs the style they tried on to give Josh their sizes.  I wasn't there to observe the first shopping trip, and Josh just came clean and told me they were at tommy bahama trying linen pants.  I always said I do not want them wearing linen pants or shirts..so I don't know how that happenned other than Josh didn't really know what linen pants were.   (if you want something done right, do it yourself)    So we had to bring the pants back, and I figured Josh could keep his, and since he's the groom he could look different plus he's got a matching vest and it would be really hard to find all of that again.

             

            So one groomsmen (Brad) lives across the country from us, and doesn't have access to the store where we bought the pants. The other lives in the same city as us (Kirk)..so we went shopping with Kirk and had him try a bunch of things and managed to have them exchange the old pants for a new pair.   So I'm thinking, great!!   We didn't Brad's pair back yet, so we had to wait to recieve them, and then go back and take our chances doing the Exchange and guess on his size for Brad.   So Josh went to the mall yesterday with the second pair of pants to pick up the new ones, and try and exchange (we're WAYYY past the deadline, and do not have a reciept), but the store wouldn't exchange for him ($100 pants that they are still selling and still have tags on them).   So he called me and said they wont exchange them.  So I said go back and talk to the manager.  He does, and it seems like he's going to do it, except the new pants we want are all of a sudden "only sold as a suit", so you need to get it as a set with pants and a blazer for $250....ummm...we just bought the pants last week without a blazer (the new pants are $130 so more than the originals), and they still have them tagged as though they are something that can be bought on it's own.    I'm so pissed, so now we're out either $100 for the pants that don't fit him and that they wont exchange, or $150 because we had to buy more expensive pants AND a blazer that they wont wear IF they decide to let us exchange the old ones.

             

            I seriously cried for about an hour yesterday..it was too much for 1 week for me to deal with, and those were my first wedding tears.  I'm just picturing all three guys wearing something different and it'll look like a mess...

             

            :(

             

            Have you guys had any dissapointments??

             

            Here's my funeral to balloons...

            Why don't you use paper lanterns you could get them in white and it would sort of give you the same feeling and look!!!!!

             

            I have only so far had one thing that has gotten to me I had a TA that quoted my trip and got us a great deal, but then she had a death in the family and has been out of the office so the girl that I am working with now has had to requote the package and she is coming back $500 more per person, when I asked about why it was so much more she is telling that the other TA quoted my package for November 2012 not 2013... who plans a wedding a month away??? So I am not sure what to do now I cant expect that my guests are going to pay 1900 each I dont even want to pay that much... so I gues that I am back to the drawing board... also part of my family is leaving out of Winnipeg and now apperently Sunwing doesn't have any flights to Cuba from Winnipeg until December, give me a break!

             

            I think that I if I went to that store and they wanted me to pay that much more for pants when I was there the week before I would lose my mind and start freaking out in the middle of the store demanding that someone do something, then maybe they would give them to me at the right price just to get me out of the store!!!!



            #17 Cherina

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              Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

              Jolene I am sorry that you have had such a hard week. I would be highly upset about the balloons not because of the rule but the inconsistency. What color were the balloons? What's your color scheme? The groomsmen issue just sucks that happened at a wedding in Vegas and we had to take him the day of the wedding to buy pants so glass half full it's not the day of the wedding.

              2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!


              #18 Cherina

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                Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

                I have had one major disappointment I had my heart on a venture called gee-jam its breath taking but it was too small and excessively priced. So I had to mourn it! It took like 2 weeks before I could move on. I was seriously a pouty baby!!!! But I am completely in love with my venue now and it honestly is a better fit and vibe for my theme. So it was Irie

                2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!


                #19 Cherina

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                  Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

                  MissDe I completely agree I will pay more reliability and service I can't have nerves on the big day. I have to KNOW my team is solid so I can relax

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                  #20 Cherina

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                    Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

                    I guess this was for DWBride I am on my phone so things aren't as clear

                    Jolene I am sorry that you have had such a hard week. I would be highly upset about the balloons not because of the rule but the inconsistency. What color were the balloons? What's your color scheme? The groomsmen issue just sucks that happened at a wedding in Vegas and we had to take him the day of the wedding to buy pants so glass half full it's not the day of the wedding.


                    2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!





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