Things are finally starting to pick up on the road to 2013. The big Trinidadian bands have started to show signs of life and the first tingle of anticipation can be felt as we imagine what next years costumes will look like.
As outlined in my previous post on your carnival preparation schedule for Trinidad 2013 you should now be ready to start putting your money where your mouth is.
Buy your plane ticket!
With your upcoming paycheck your carnival coil of cash should now have enough to purchase your plane ticket. I know it seems early to some of you out there but trust me, don’t leave it too long. For those of you in Jamaica, we have missed the boat for the cheapest prices. The plane ticket has risen in price to $395US. So the time is NOW….it WILL get more expensive.
This month you also MUST contact TheCarinvalConnection to help you with planning your trip. She offers a wonderful concierge service and will make it easy for you to book rooms, get costumes, and acquire certain fete tickets. My crew worked with her last year and we had no problems. She comes fully recommended by the LEHWEGO team.
Remember to save money monthly….Carnival will dig out your eye if you have to pay for it all at once later this year without saving. Use my Trinidad carnival budget as a guide.
Here is a reminder of the schedule to let you know what you should be doing!
|April||Start the Lehwego Greek God/Goddess workout plan|
|May||Contact Thecarnivalconnection to start organizing your trip|
|June||Pay planefare/book car (CONFIRM PRICE OF CAR!!)|
|July||Pay hotel downpayment (note final payment date)||Band’s launch|
|August||Pay downpayment on costume|
|September||Contact LehwegoFrontline for costume upgrades|
|November||Buy sneakers/boots and break them in (keep them clean)|
|December||Finish paying for costume and costume delivery (early payment=fast track/delivery option)|
|January||Purchase accessories ladies||Whiten teeth!||Purchase fete tickets|
Have you started your preparation?