Sunday, October 25, 2009

On Your Mark...

Ebony and I are sitting at the gate for our JetBlue flight. It is LOUD. Some alarm is going off. Definitely not the way I like to start the morning! But, the staff and service at JetBlue got us off to a great trip. I even brought the ticket counter some Munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts for all of their help last time. I showed Ebony where we filmed the JetBlue spot for Wedding Lane with Candy Cain.

Since starting this blog entry, Ebony and I have boarded the JetBlue plane and are in our seats, waiting for everyone else to board so that we can get down to Montego Bay! It is an hour and a half by shuttle to Negril from Montego Bay, so it is certainly going to be a long morning of traveling. Tonight is Cynthia's rehearsal dinner at Beaches Negril, followed by a morning at the spa tomorrow with all of the ladies and then the wedding. Ebony and I leave on Tuesday morning. It's a quick trip, but will most certainly be worth it. I just wish I picked up some breakfast before boarding the plane!

When traveling, it is always a good idea to get to the airport at least 90 minutes in advance. If you are traveling internationally, be sure to get to the airport at least two hours in advance. Trust me-- I've gotten to the airport late by a few minutes and have missed planes in the past. Allow yourself plenty of time to check in, get through security and pick up something to eat near your gate. (Using the bathroom is always a good idea before boarding your flight, too!)

Regarding carry-ons, you are allowed one carry on bag and one personal item. If you are bringing a garment bag for your wedding gown or tuxedo, this counts as one of those bags!!! Yes, you are getting married and it's a really special day. And, if it isn't a full flight, they might let you get away with bringing another bag. However, just because it's your special day doesn't mean that the flight crew has to accommodate you. Find out at the check in counter whether or not the flight is full. Ask nicely if you can bring an extra bag, and be very appreciative if they do allow it. Being polite and nice goes a long way! That being said, being nasty to someone can have the opposite effect. Treat people as you would like to be treated.

Well, the captain just came out and said hello to everyone, let us know about our flight, closed the door, and now we're off. More when we're in Jamaica!

Candice Cain is the owner of the Candy Cain Travel Co. She is a Certified Sandals Specialist and a Destination Wedding Expert. Please feel free to email her for help with your destination wedding!

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