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    Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

    That would be amazing if u don't mind, I will PM you our email! Yeh I'm hoping that as we have booked a year in advance we should be ok for choices. Thats great about ur dress :) - have you booked enough numbers with thomson to get the free dress box? We keep linking people to our booking to grab the extras xx

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      Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:38 AM

      well hopefully i will but the offer thats on now is much much better than the 1 that was on offer when we booked  and ive been told we are only entitled to the offer that was on as we booked but to be honest if i dont get the dress box im gonna buy one as there fab and normal keep sake boxes for dresses are much more expensive im gonna order one for my bridesmaids dresses too

       

      hows your planning going so far how many people have you got coming?

       

      hope you dont mind me bombarding you with questions i am very nosey ha ha 

       

      how did your family react to your plans to go away? i had very mixed reactions and still am really

       

      ooohhh its exciting xxxxx



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        Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

        No i dont mind Questions at all! That's a shame about first choice not matching the deal, but yeh you can get them online anyways for reasonable prices. Think that's good idea for the bridesmaids, my bridesmaids prob going to have chiffon dresses which crease really easily so think I may do the same! Just don't forget them and leave them on the plane haha that would be awful! We have 14 booked so far but we recon around 20 - 23 final numbers, how about u? It's so funny that you have asked about family / friends reactions!!! Cos we have had very mixed opinions! Some in our family love to travel but others are very nervous flyers and haven't flown in years n years so as you can imagine were horrified at the thought to start with ( but now they have booked and are excited which is fab ) think the initial shock has gone now and they understand its what me and my hubby to be would love for our wedding day. How's things going with you? Xx

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          Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:57 AM

          so far we have 11 booked with poss another 5-11 still to book 

           

          my future mother in law is terrified of flying and has been great about it booked the day after us ha ha i had a few issues with my (only) brother he and his wife have just had another baby and have decided not to come obviously im gutted but we said from the very beginning (we told everyone in april last year that we were going to jamaica) that we would love them to come but understand its a long way and expensive so completely understand if they cant make it but they just avoided it for ages and it caused a lot of friction and upset but they finally told me and we all know where we stand now

          I also had some people say straight away yeh yeh will deffinately be there and now avoid the subject including my best friends! I just wish they would just say sorry we cant make it 

           

          its not as stress free as i had thought ha ha 



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            Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:48 AM

            Funny that we have been going through the same things with family and friends, & sorry to hear that your brother can't attend but great news about the baby. You should skype each other on the day!

             

            I have only immediate family on my side coming and my partner has lots & lots as he has a very big family. (& its my mother in law to be that is the nervous flyer too!!! - her and her husband - but she has been amazing- they did upgrade to premium which I think will help to make the flight less nerve-wracking !!)

             

            Some of our friends have been really great very honest and told us straight that its not possible for them, but others have said yes defiantly and then avoid the "booking up" bit! very similar to your situation! We have said that its no problem with us if they are unable to attend as we know its such a big ask. I have found it hard with bridesmaids as we don't want to commit to buying expensive dresses and things if they are then going to be unable to go. A few have mentioned booking in the holiday sales / late deals if something comes up but thats leaving it way too late for me to organise dresses & colours, so i've just said thats no problem with us but I will need to have you as guests. (I don't want to sound mean to them but I think its better all round when everyone is upfront and honest). 

             

            Have you had any luck with your friends since? How many bridesmaids are you hoping to have? xx



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              Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:27 AM

              ME ME!!!

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                Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:57 AM

                Sorry im all very new to this! Im getting married this year at Grand Palladium in October! we went for the pearl island package and are getting married on the beach, with reception at Blue lagoon restaurant. We have 33 booked on. I have read both your past comments and also had mixed reactions getting married in Jamaica, mainly with my family! My sis and brother in law are both expecting there first child too and they knew before trying when and where we wanted to get married, obviously i want my sister to be bridesmaid and baby will only be 3 mths when we go, so i have asked another friend to be bridesmaid just in case my sis cant make it : ( Its all adding up a lot more from what we first expected! if you have any queries just ask as i know WC can take a while to get back. Im also liasing or trying to with Erika! Congrats btw!!! Nic

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                  Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

                  Hi Nic!!

                  Congrats to you!! How are your plans going - do you have most things sorted now? Gosh October will fly by you will have to report back to us after your wedding!! I have gone for the pearl island package it looks amazing, do you know if it includes any extras for the reception and a room upgrade? I also love the look of the blue lagoon restaurant! Have you opted for any entertainment?

                   

                  Its always hard with friends and family isn't it - hopefully your sis will make it! Def a good idea to have a plan in place though just incase. Would you have a celebration back at home after the wedding for people that can't attend? Thats what me and my partner are thinking about doing  xxx



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                    Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

                    congrats nic xx

                     

                    it will soon be here im in the same situation over siblings and babies we gave everyone 2 years notice.

                     

                    sophie we have upgrades the flights too well we have along with my mum and dad and jasons mum and step dad think it will be quite nice having that time with just our parents 

                     

                    im having 2 bridesmaids (both jasons sisters) no maid of honor as this was going to be 1 of my best friends but it doesn't look like they are coming!! we didn't ask his sisters to be bridesmaids until they had booked and i wasn't going to ask my friends until they had booked as we didn't want to put anyone under pressure if they really couldn't make it. Was going to have my little nephew until we found out there was going to be another on the way so now they cant come i now have a baby niece too even more gutted as a little flower girl would have been very sweet! Ive had a little issue with my cousins little girl asking about bridesmaids but i just dint feel comfortable having her if i cant have my own niece and nephew is that mean? and they haven't booked yet so they not definitely coming yet. Jason hasn't decided on his best man yet but hes using the same plan of wait till they book

                     

                    sorry for the long winded post!

                     

                    nic have you booked a photographer?

                     

                    xx



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                      Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:40 AM

                      All this drama that comes with wedding planning, sometimes i just wish it was me and my partner going away by ourselves! lol. Will all be perfect and well worth it in the end!! Things are coming along! I've got my dress, alterations need to be done in september and then im taking it to another dress shop to pack it in a special box so i can take on plane! are you both flying with thompsons? We have upgraded also, we did the first time we went to jamaica and its well worth it and for the wedding why not, as we have over 30 people we get champagne and chocolates on flight too! theres only us and another 2 couple who have upgraded which is nice, the rest of our friends will be in normal seats. My mum and dad, in laws and best man and bridesmaid (who are married) are flying out 3 days before us. people who are coming for 1 week fly out day before wedding! I have got one bridesmaid dress (richards sister) and need to order second one for best friend soon. i ordered it from DIYDRESS and its made in China (thought this would work out cheaper but no due to postage, tax etc) wanted to order only one in case i didnt like it save sending two back but works out its fine, my mum needs to take it in at the back but colour is beautiful, we have opted for bright orange as the pearl island package is white (with pink accents if you like, im not really a pinky person) so i have got white favor boxes with orange ribbon, orange crystals for table, will have the whote flowers from ceremony moved to blue lagoon (i hope) and put either side of top table and im waiting to hear about centre pieces, might pay extra for orange and white flowers. i have also bought white fans for on the beach for guests and orange petals for on beach. Richard prefered the blue lagoon as it overlooks pool and sea and when sunset goes down it is amazing. I preferred to poisedon, which is the smaller restaurant, i felt it was more intimate and it has beautiful sceneray, as last time we were at the lady hamilton the only thing seperating us from wedding party was a white sheet?! I have been told this is not the case now, there is a room divider plus theres more room to dance ; ) not sure regards entertainment yet, its $500 just for the sound system to play your own music and microphone for speeches?! have read in past reviews people have used their ipod speakers and its been fine for speaches if you have a smaller wedding party, just talk louder!!! we would love the steel drum at some point but thats $350 for an hour. Re flowers there extra too, for a long stem lilly its $35 for bridesmaid, i have decided to buy flowers here (including my own) foam or silk and take them with us and keep for keepsake, girls are having plain white roses and im having bright orange, found these cheap on pollyspetals. have not yet sorted photographer, found the cheapest being $1300 for 3 hours and thats with photos on cd, no prints! Im in a dilema what to do, i do photography too so i dont know whether to risk teaching a friend before we go to save money but i also dont want to put the pressure on them to take good pics on my wedidng day?! we are having a reception thing when we get back for friends and family who couldnt make it (or who werent invited) in a local pub which has been given to us for the evening, as its an old pub we have had to hire marquee etc but will be worth it and get to wear my dress again!!! re your bridesmaids, go with what you think is right, its your day nobody elses, just stick with what you have rather than complicating things thats my advice and think of cost, coz beleive me ours is all adding up!!!! hope to hear from you soon, hope this has helped!!! Nic xxx




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