hi ladies hows it all going i go and get measured up for my dress next week were looking into bands for our party at home at the min anyone else got any suggestions on what else i should be doing at the min xx
are there any uk grand palladium lady hamalton brides out there?
Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:45 AM
Hope you are all well?
Im getting married on the 20th May 2014, Flying out 9 months to day....soooooooooo excited
Just been looking at options / extras and like you i was looking at steel drums and photography and finding it expensive.
Were trying to go for a laid back and chilled wedding and i really dont want to stand around having loads of pictures espically as there is only 16 of us going lol. Plus im buying a bridge camera and my friend is going to be taking pictures
Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:59 PM
Awww Congrats! Have you visited the hotel before?
I wonder if the extras at this hotel are more than others in Jamaica. Know how you feel about the photos - I'm the same don't like the thought of all the pics...trying to negotiate costs with true colours for the 2hour package to see if they will give a little discount. I'm not going to bother having them for reception going to put disposable cameras on the table for guests to have fun with so we get some surprise photos.
Vic- how did the dress fitting/bridesmaids go? bet it was exciting seeing your dress again! Have mine end of september so next job is to look for shoes flats vs heels!
How is the rest of everyones planning going?
Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:33 AM
Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:01 PM
lol don't worry I've never visited Jamaica before!!! BUT cant wait!!!
I know we would love the steel drum band for the ceremony, trying to save save save then book extras at the end when we know more about what our budget is. Sooo Jamaican to have them though, and who else would be able to say they had a steel drum band pay for their ceremony!! Have you picked your dress and colour scheme etc? what are you thinking of doing for your reception?
Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:46 PM
Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:29 AM
Couldn't agree more about all the formalities! Thats also why we wanted to go away to get married- plus I'm not one for attention so its nice to think that we are just having a small wedding without all the freeloaders you get at a big english wedding
We have booked the blue lagoon for the food as we wanted something private where we could have entertainment after the food but its working out so costly we are considering changing to an a la carte dinner instead and having the cocktails / appetisers hour before as other brides have said that they got so much food they were all full and it was only $15 pp.
you have right idea about it being laid back and chilled out! love the sound of your colours! We have gone for Coral bridesmaids and the men in Beige. Thats lucky that your sisters didn't want flowers as they are so expensive at the hotel- I have ordered fake flowers online and they look amazing but just need to figure out how i'm going to get them over to Jamaica lol!
Our date is 11th April 2014 at the Gazebo
Do you know what sort of time frame they will allow the wedding party to stay in the restaurant if we opt for the a la carte wedding meal?
Hope the rest of your planning is going wedding- I just finished my invites and favors so on to table decorations next xx
Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:05 AM
Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:38 AM
I'm from Plymouth so we are flying out from Gatwick (gonna stay up at the airport the night before we fly and have a meal or the drive would be so long lol)
Thanks for the info that they emailed you about the a la carte reception, we have less than 30 attending so we may change our reception to a non-private dinner if the extras mount up too much i'm going to contact the wedding coordinator and see if they have much available. I love the sound of all of their restaurants at the hotel and going by the reviews it sounds like all of the food it pretty awesome!
haha I'm trying to be organised but I start doing one thing and then I think of something else that distracts me lol! Your bags sound like a great idea sure your guests will love them! - have you looked at the planning journal section on this website? thats where I have been getting all my inspiration from! Other brides have posted pics of their DIY wedding stuff and its amazing!
so far table decorations I have ordered some coral organza chair sashes on ebay (£15 bargain!!!), I have little seashell place card holders and message in bottle favours that I made... I have to have a think about my centrepieces yet - need something that transports easily and not to heavy as I think with Thomson we only get 20KG pp luggage allowance. Def think hand luggage is great idea for the flowers they have little pins in them so I will just take them out and put them back in when we get there.
I'm sure your bridesmaids will look lovely without flowers and plus it is a pain for them to carry them all day - you could always give them fans for the ceremony? How many b.maids you have going? What sort of thing you putting inside the gift bags? love that idea xx
Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:48 PM
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