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#11 amarie4713

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:54 PM

I'm getting married dec 13,2014 in Jamaica

Hey congratulations! Have you gotten far in the planning?

Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447


#12 Meeks

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    Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

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    Hey congratulations! Have you gotten far in the planning?

    I haven't gotten very far yet. I just reserved my date and I'm still working everything out with the wedding coordinator at the Grand Bahia Jamaica resort. I did't have to pay for the deposit on the date so if I decide to pick a different resort there is no penalty. 



    #13 amarie4713

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    Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:05 PM

    I haven't gotten very far yet. I just reserved my date and I'm still working everything out with the wedding coordinator at the Grand Bahia Jamaica resort. I did't have to pay for the deposit on the date so if I decide to pick a different resort there is no penalty. 

    Oh that's really great. We had a mess trying to book our date because all the dates we wanted were already book. It took us nearly a month to get a date nailed down! Any particular reason you chose Jamaica? We debated back and forth between Mexico and Jamaica?

    Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

    Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447


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      Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:13 PM

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      Oh that's really great. We had a mess trying to book our date because all the dates we wanted were already book. It took us nearly a month to get a date nailed down! Any particular reason you chose Jamaica? We debated back and forth between Mexico and Jamaica?

      Yes, Well my travel agent told me that Jamaica is one of the easiest places to get a marriage license. Just be advised he told me that getting married in a spanish speaking country requires more work to get a license because all your documents must be translated into spanish and then sent over and I believe when you get your marriage license it must then be translated to English. I like to go the easiest route because I have a lot on my plate trying to plan a wedding and getting my masters at the same time. 



      #15 amarie4713

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      Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

      Yes, Well my travel agent told me that Jamaica is one of the easiest places to get a marriage license. Just be advised he told me that getting married in a spanish speaking country requires more work to get a license because all your documents must be translated into spanish and then sent over and I believe when you get your marriage license it must then be translated to English. I like to go the easiest route because I have a lot on my plate trying to plan a wedding and getting my masters at the same time. 

      I can relate sort of, I had my daughter 2 weeks before my scheduled finals right before I graduated! School is stressful enough. And you're right, all the documents have to be translated-but we're not having a legal ceremony, just symbolic...I did not want to mess with it, we're getting married right before we leave or right when we get home...in the states

      Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

      Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447


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        Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:10 AM

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        I can relate sort of, I had my daughter 2 weeks before my scheduled finals right before I graduated! School is stressful enough. And you're right, all the documents have to be translated-but we're not having a legal ceremony, just symbolic...I did not want to mess with it, we're getting married right before we leave or right when we get home...in the states

        Well that's good that you are getting married in the states rather then having to deal with all the legal paper work in Cancun. Have you sent out save the dates?



        #17 amarie4713

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        Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:12 AM

        Well that's good that you are getting married in the states rather then having to deal with all the legal paper work in Cancun. Have you sent out save the dates?

        No, I have them ready to send out, but I just have not had the time. The envelopes I I ordered with my magnets are way to big, so I'm debating the best way to mail them still :S we don't have many people coming though, about 20-22 and that is almost everyone we're inviting. They're all close friends or family-so most if the invites and STD is just a formality. Everyone pretty much knows everything already.

        Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

        Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447


        #18 Meeks

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          Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:24 AM

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          No, I have them ready to send out, but I just have not had the time. The envelopes I I ordered with my magnets are way to big, so I'm debating the best way to mail them still :S we don't have many people coming though, about 20-22 and that is almost everyone we're inviting. They're all close friends or family-so most if the invites and STD is just a formality. Everyone pretty much knows everything already.

          I have mine too all set online though ready to order as soon as we confirm the exact place and talk to my travel agent. On the front it says save the date and on the back I have travel information so they can contact our travel agent and reserve everything through him. I wanted to originally send out a post card STD but it wan't feasible since I also needed to send travel arrangement information. We are sending out about 40 of them but around 30 people will attend. I'm hoping to send mine out by the end of December. My plan is to get it all sent out and the invitation a little before tax refunds so everyone can use their refund check towards my wedding lol.. I don't want to hear anyone's excuses for not attending especially from my closest friends! They have a year to get their money in order and it isn't too expensive.



          #19 amarie4713

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          Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:30 AM

          I have mine too all set online though ready to order as soon as we confirm the exact place and talk to my travel agent. On the front it says save the date and on the back I have travel information so they can contact our travel agent and reserve everything through him. I wanted to originally send out a post card STD but it wan't feasible since I also needed to send travel arrangement information. We are sending out about 40 of them but around 30 people will attend. I'm hoping to send mine out by the end of December. My plan is to get it all sent out and the invitation a little before tax refunds so everyone can use their refund check towards my wedding lol.. I don't want to hear anyone's excuses for not attending especially from my closest friends! They have a year to get their money in order and it isn't too expensive.

          I feel the exact same way! If people want to complain about the money part, that is all on them...we actually booked in the middle of October and they have all known since then. They have over a year to prepare, if they really wanted to come they would make it happen. The only people who aren't coming I believe are the people who will have a work conflict. But our wedding package at the resort only includes 25 people, and once you get beyond that it gets really pricey so it really works out we have less than that haha. I do not want to be paying an extra $75 a person! Yeah, we did magnets with our website on them, and it links to our travel agent so they can book as soon as they're ready. Maybe I'll send them out today!

          Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

          Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447


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            Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

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            I feel the exact same way! If people want to complain about the money part, that is all on them...we actually booked in the middle of October and they have all known since then. They have over a year to prepare, if they really wanted to come they would make it happen. The only people who aren't coming I believe are the people who will have a work conflict. But our wedding package at the resort only includes 25 people, and once you get beyond that it gets really pricey so it really works out we have less than that haha. I do not want to be paying an extra $75 a person!

            Yeah, we did magnets with our website on them, and it links to our travel agent so they can book as soon as they're ready. Maybe I'll send them out today!

            Thats good I've been keeping an eye on my friends too.. I told them from day 1 it was a destination wedding.. So everything I see them spending money I'm like hmm.. Don't forget to save for my wedding you said your coming! Magnets is a good idea, I love all the fun creative STD its so hard to pick just one. But $75 per person is ridiculous!  My limit is 30 and after that its $20 which isn't bad. What really gets me at a few of the resorts I have looked into wants to charge you to have an open bar and charge like $60 pp for a sit down dinner menu as part of the reception!. I'm like.. wait what? Am I not staying at an all inclusive resort. Why should I pay to get alcohol when I can get up and walk two steps to one of the 8 bars here for free! TALK ABOUT CRAZY.






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