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#111 Meandhim

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:51 AM

@snswedding2016 thanks :)

 

I'm making a huge list right now....just not sure where things should be on the list! lol...It's getting there

 

@kcole123

 

I do most of my efficient planning at work actually...I work on a computer all day so I find at night I just don't want to look at a computer at all...plus my brain shuts down at 4:30 when I leave the office! lol! 

 

Here's what I have done so far..

 

  • Ceremony Dress, Shoes, & Accessories (except undergarments & Alterations)
  • Reception Dress, Shoes, & Accessories (except undergarments & Alterations)
  • Wedding Rings 
  • Photographer
  • Trial Make up apt at Sephora...may do my own make up...may get it done at resort
  • Trial Hair Apr with my Friend...she may do my hair...may get it done at resort
  • Legal ceremony date,  location, & officiant  (just have to get the licence in June when I go home for a weekend)
  • all the bridesmaid accessories (except for a necklace)
  • All the Groomsmen Atire & accessories (except for a belt)
  • FI's Pants and Shoes
  • 50% of the Bridesmaids Gift
  • 20% of the OOT bag
  • 30% of stationary Design
  • Flower Girl Outfit and Seashell ball
  • First Dance Song picked
  • Tea light holders for the Tables
  • Straws and flags for the place names ( like @kcole123  )
  • Seashell and ribbon for the rings ( Like @calgarybride2015 )
  • my Bouquet sorted with the resort
  • my Dad's pants 

 

OK this list isn't too bad...starting to feel better... I will start working on  making apts for things. I am using the resort Video and DJ but it seems as though you don't book them..you just put it in the spreadsheet you send a month before and confirm when you get there... that makes me nervous...it seems a though my WC doesn't understand what I'm asking...or I'm not understanding her answer.


 
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#112 kcole123

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 09:00 AM

Oh you are doing great sure. Like you said once you sort out all our appointments, you will be well under way.


Kristy and Nathan

Melia Caribe Tropical

April 17, 2015


#113 Meandhim

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 10:45 AM

OMG!! 

 

Just got the worst call from my TA...AC has decided that they are not going  to be flying on my dates anymore! Now I have to choose a whole New dates!!! WTF AIR CANADA! Just spent countless hours arranging connecting flights ....and the flight was full! Now they have cancelled it!

 

Not sure what to do about this! So Mad, stressed,  sad! why does this keep happening!

 

Sorry guys just venting


 
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#114 krystalball

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 01:04 PM

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your flight issues with Air Canada  :( Why would they cancel the flight altogether?

 

I'm not sure what the best course of action is to get this straightened out, but I'll be crossing my fingers that however this gets resolved somehow ends up with even better flights and/or savings over the originals for you and your guests.


 
 
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#115 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 01:49 PM

Unfortunately it's a common problem with all airlines :( I was told when I booked in a different season than I was traveling my dates could change and they did :( as flight schedules aren't finalized.

My flight was cancelled late June for our January wedding. In July I got my new date. My TA knew what I was willing to change too and made sure I got the right one. So my Sunday flight was cancelled and moved to Saturday. Worked better actually and I was actually happy this took place once the anger wore off. Was a tense few weeks though. Connecting flights wasn't a big deal as 7 months out my TA hadn't even booked them yet. That came after shortly after.

Trust me that I know I am no relief to your stress but it's common :( I was stressed, annoyed, worried but it did all work out. Do some research to see what days AC is now flying to your destination and ensure your TA knows what one you want. I did this anyways cause I am anal type A and couldn't wait for her hahaha


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-Kim

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Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#116 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 04:42 PM

Just to help put your mind at ease, I went back to my emails and I found out on July 10 that my flight had been cancelled (not late June like I had thought) and it was resolved by July 29.   So they cancelled it about 6 months before our wedding.

 

I know it sucks, but try to hang in there.  


-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#117 kcole123

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:58 PM

My god girl why does these things keep happening to you. Fingers crossed for you that nothing else will interfere with your travel plans and it all goes well. You are one tough cookie that's for sure. I would probably be in a straight jacket by now. Sorry I am no Job's comforter. Hang in there.
You will be so happy and relaxed when your week is finally here that all this stress will just be a memory.

Kristy and Nathan

Melia Caribe Tropical

April 17, 2015


#118 Meandhim

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:31 AM

@krystalball
It was some sort of corporate decision not to fly on Saturdays anymore...you think it would just effect the new flights instead of cancelling all ready full scheduled ones... But oh well.

@calgarybride2015
It's actually comforting to know that it happened to you too and it all worked out in the end. We just spent the last few weeks adjusting the connecting flights so all that work is down the drain but after sleeping on it I'm over the initial shock of it and I'm not so angry.

@kcole123
I don't know why this happens to me... I'm jinxed! Lol! I'm just rolling with the punches...

*Update*
I woke up this morning to an email My TA wrote me last night they were able to move my group to the Sunday departure... Thankfully! We originally had Saturday So not too much change to people vacay time. My brother is the only real issue as he is supposed to be at work the day we come back now...my TA is working to get a change for him to accommodate his work schedule perhaps at no charge. We might lose our business class but my TA is working to get us the same baggage allowance we would of had. They are now offering to pay of hotels for anyone who has to have a forced over night, which they weren't doing before. With this new flight it looks like we have way better flight times too. So fingers crossed girls that you are right and this will work out better than before!



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#119 calgarybride2015

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 05:10 AM

Glad they are getting things organized much quicker for you! We didn't get any hotels for free but maybe since they would have had those fees no matter what! Keep us posted.


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-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#120 kcole123

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 06:47 AM

With every negative there will come a positive.
It will all turn out for the better.

Kristy and Nathan

Melia Caribe Tropical

April 17, 2015






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