Well... As I get closer to my wedding I have decided to start my planning thread in order to organize my own thoughts and hopefully be of some assistance to my fellow BDW brides because this site has been such an inspiration and help to me!! I wish I was able to DIY like all of you talented ladies but I do not have the time or patience to do it! I have been working with amazing vendors on ETSY and other places so if anyone needs any advice or questions on vendors/sellers to work with let me know! I hope I can help out some of the anti-artistic ladies like myself!!!!
First thing is first--- my fiance Jack and I have been dating since June 21, 2003... high school sweethearts! We will be getting married on our 10 year anniversary. We purchased our first house together in June 2011, adopted our puppy Hurley in July 2011 and with our new doggy child by his side â€œtheyâ€ proposed to me in September 2011 on the beach with a beautiful oval diamond ring.
(bad) picture of us and Hurley right after we were engaged!!! - and I HAD to add a picture of Hurley because you can not see his cuteness on the beach photo!
We always knew we wanted to do a destination wedding, we love to travel and we love the idea of making our wedding a huge vacation blending our families. We have been to several islands in the caribbean and NOTHING has ever compared to Jamaica! We will be getting married on our 10 YEAR anniversary June 21, 2013
We will be hosting our wedding at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, in Montego Bay! We wanted some where close to the airport so our guests did not have to sit on a plane then on a 2 hour bus ride! Jack and I and about half of our guests are going to be staying at the Grand. The other half of our guests will be staying at the Suites which is on the same property, because we are having a private reception we do not need to pay for passes for our suites guests to come to the Grand!!!
We are using Donna Entrichel and the Travelsmiths a company based out of Point Pleasant, NJ for all of our travel arrangements! We currently have 49 people booked through her and 10 people who booked on their own--- 59 total!! WOW!
We wanted to get the word out to everyone right away about our wedding so I made our website right away- its nothing fancy and hasnt been updated in MONTHS but here it is