Hi Ladies, I would like to say congratulations to all the future brides out there. St thomas is goregous and I don't think you can go wrong with any of the venues. They are all amazing!!! We looked at both the Marriot (with reception at Havana Blue), the Ritz, the Atlantis and the Gansevoort in Turks and Caicos as venues. And we found all of the prices are pretty ridiculous. I always thought a destination wedding would be cheaper than a regular wedding but now I realize...not so much.My fiance and I are paying for it ourselves so we decided to go with the hotel we really liked. We are trying to do it as budget as possible though bc we are trying to buy a house. We're getting married on Sunday May 27th of memorial day weekend 2012 at the Ritz Carlton in St thomas. We are having a small wedding bw 40 and 50 guests. So far we know we are having a sunset cocktail cruise on Sat for all of our guests. It will be open bar with appetizers. And then we are having our ceremony on Sunday at 5:30(sunset time), cocktail hour and reception. We're still undecided about a rehearsal dinner since we are having the cocktail cruise for all of our guests. And we haven't decided about the brunch. If we do end up having either it will prob be at Havana blue or Oceana but I'm not sure if we want to subject our guests to so many planned events. But then I'm not sure if we're providing enough meals etc. for our guests who have traveled so far. Its a fine line... I'm really excited. We love St.Thomas! This our favorite island and we can't wait to share it with our family and friends!!! I just know we are all going to have the most beautiful weddings! Best of luck with the planning girls!