haha i know so much drama! I wish we had taken that approach and asked people to be bridesmaids / best man etc after they had booked - would have saved making anyone feel uncomfortable, but on the plus side we now have a best man and a bridesmaid which is a great start!! Having a reception home here is a great idea and it will act as a get out of jail free card for those who can't make it, plus love the idea of wearing my dress twice too - am looking into local halls and things or maybe a meal will probably be something quite informal. I'm sure no matter who comes away in the end it will be the perfect day, after all... It was me and my partner who chose to drag everyones asses over there.
Thats a nice thing to have the time in premium to either chill yourselves or spend time with your parents. We have all opted for standard class except my mother in law and her husband, plus partners aunty, they fly out the week after us... wish we had the money to upgrade but i'm thinking maybe if we can cut some costs on the wedding bits and bobs we will be able to upgrade as an add on later. Heard from Thomson weddings team that it may be the new dreamliner plane!
Nic I thought about ordering bridesmaid dresses from China, my friend getting married in the UK did- she ordered them from ebay... the seller is from Manchester but she orders them from China to save worries about the import tax, the dresses are lovely she said the quality is excellent too. The orange sounds lovely! I bought mine yesterday in Coast, they had £50 off all maxi dresses & in the PERFECT colour so I went for it, 1 fits one of the bridesmaids like a glove no alterations needed, just keeping my fingers crossed that the other dress fits the other as I'm not sure who they are yet haha very risky I know but I have a month to return. I love your idea for the fans for guests and petals! I thought about the paper parasols to give the mums some shade - then use them in the photos. The blue lagoon looks amazing in the videos and yes I thought the same about the sheet separating the parties, it would be good if they have decided to change this. The entertainment is so expensive but I guess they have the monopoly to charge what they like - the ipod speakers... great idea, hoping that the hotel will be ok with this but I guess why not?!! I'm going to check out the place that you ordered your flowers from right now they sound great...Cant believe the hotel ask $35 for 1 lily eeeesssh! The photography is a really difficult decision as I guess you don't want to put your friends under pressure to perform well and not mess up, but if you are a photographer then maybe with some time to practice with them it would work out great? I think we have 8 photos included in pearl island the package (i know thats nothing) but maybe they would do a top up of photos for an extra charge if you use the same photographer? Hope that you find someone !!! I lucky as one of my best friends is a photographer, I'm just sooo hoping that he books up! He has just started out, has an amazing camera..did my friends wedding recently and the pictures came out amazing... going to get all the guests to take lots of photos and put some disposable cameras on the table at the reception so we get some surprise pics.