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  1. Hello fellow brides! I just returned home from Aruba after having my dream wedding last week on Palm Beach at the Occidental Grand. If I can help any of you out with information on either Aruba or the Occidental, please contact me. If you have chosen Aruba for your wedding - you've made the right choice. My wedding was PERFECT! Contact me if you want pictures or advice Jen.
  2. Hey! I didn't have to convert to a PDF file...actually when you go on vistaprint to design your brochure it actually comes up with the brochure blank and you just fill it in right on line...choose some pictures and type your text. It gives you parameters so that you know how it will print...it wasn't hard at all...but definately time consuming. When I ordered them (about a month ago) they had a promotion on for 50 for free so it was perfect and when they arrived they looked EXACTLY like they did on the website
  3. Hey Ladies! Just wanted to share some pics of my awesome new brochures that arrived today for my wedding. I know they look kind of amaturish but I'm super happy with the way they turned out and the best part is...they were all free from vistaprint! Let me know if you have any questions Jen.
  4. Hey! These are super cute..I totally love them. I live in Oakville so I have made many trips over the border for some stuff. Please can you please please please send me your templates to my personal email address jenbrand@hotmail.com I paid the $30 but it still will not allow me to open attachments. I also had a TON of stuff done via vistaprint...all for free!! Brochures, photo cards, room information pamphlets...if you want to see pics let me know. Good luck on your upcoming wedding and please please send me those templates Jen Brand Getting married on the beach in Aruba February 8th, 2012
  5. Hey! These bags are super cute!! I live in Oakville so I also do tons of cross border shopping for my Aruba wedding in February. Can you please please please send me the templates to my personal e-mail account jenbrand@hotmail.com I have paid the $30 but it will not let me open your files. Also, I have done a ton of stuff through vista print including brochures, photo cards, post cards and room information pamphlets if anyone is interested. Looking foward to receiving your templates via email. thanks again and good luck on your wedding Jen.
  6. These bags are super cute!! I live in Oakville so I also do tons of cross border shopping for my Wedding in Aruba in February! Is there anyway to e-mail me the templates as I cannot download them even after paying my $30! I think it might take time. My email is jenbrand@hotmail.com I also got a ton of stuff done through vistaprint including flyers, postcards, room sheets. If anyone wants to see a picture of that please let me know .. looking forward to receiving your templates via email. jenbrand@hotmail.com
  7. Hey Everyone! I am getting married in February 2012 at the Occidental Grand Aruba...I did choose that place after much much much research. I have already chosen and paid for the entire package, wedding on the beach followed by dinner on the beach. I have been dealing with Eliana the wedding planner and she is amazing. If anyone has any questions that I can help them out with, or if any past brides have some words of wisdom or some tips please contact me. This is our first time going to Aruba so we have our fingers crossed and we are super excited. Occidental here we come!! Jen 37 guests booked + Bride and Groom
  8. Hey! Yes - I got the official legal answers....if you want to message me with your e-mail address I will send over all the information I received from my Aruba wedding planner
  9. Hello All Aruba Brides! Okay to clear up some confusion for all of you (as I almost went insane trying to figure this out) .... If you want to have a beach wedding ceremony you can, however, it is not legal. They consider it a blessing. Your guests would never know the difference, which leaves you with 2 options. Option #1: You can get married in your home town (at city hall or something) and bring your wedding certificate with you to Aruba. The beach ceremony will still be EXACTLY the same, vows, ring exchange, tears, for better or worse...yada yada yada Option #2: You can get married at the Town Hall in Aruba PRIOR to your beach ceremony. You and your financee (and guests if you want) can all go to Aruba Town Hall - do the legal wedding - and then head to the beach ceremony. You can also get married at town hall the day before if you wish. All the wedding planners that I have talked to have strongly advised getting married in your home town first...and here's why. To get married in Aruba you need to provide (2 months prior) several documentations - stamped and specially sealed from your home town Government - you also need witness information, passport copies, letter stating you are both single and so-on-and-so-on. The biggest problem with getting married at Aruba Town Hall is as follows: If for any reason you end up divorced or widowed (knock on wood) - you need to go to Aruba with the paperwork. There have been several instances of certain states/provinces not allowing the Arubian Wedding Licence as a legal document for the name change. Obviously this decision is up to you - it took me about a month to figure it all out and understand it all!!! I hope it helps. We are getting married on February 8th 2012 and the Occidental Grand Aruba Palm Beach. I have not seen ANY posts on here about anyone who has been married or stayed at the Occidental so if people can post some feedback that would be greatly appreciated! Also - for you past Aruba brides - survey: Did you get married in your home state - or in Aruba Town Hall? Thanks everyone - happy planning and I hope this helps Jen.
  10. Hello to all Future Aruba Brides! I need some help - and some information. My fiancee and I have finally decided on Aruba as our destination wedding location of choice. I just have a few questions regarding the legality of it all. Did you get married in the Aruba Town Hall before having your Beach Ceremony or did you get married in your home town and bring your wedding certificate to Aruba? We really want to have a Beach Wedding down by the water, but I know that Aruba only does this as a blessing - you must be "married" first. We were thinking of getting married at home first (Toronto, Ontario) and bringing our wedding certificate with us. If you get married at Town Hall in Aruba - did you go alone with your Fiancee and then do the Beach Ceremony without telling guests that it wasn't legal...or did you wear your wedding dress and bring all your guests to Town Hall with you? I hope this makes sense - I'm confused and undecided about the whole event. Please if anyone can help me with information that would be greatly appreciated Thanks Jen **Wedding Date: February 8th 2012**
  11. Hey everyone So my financee and I have FINALLY decided on the Renaissance Aruba for our destination wedding location. After researching and researching and researching (I feel like I know everything possible about every resort in the Carribean) we felt that Aruba was the best choice. We have received pricing for flight and hotel and it's actually much more affordable than I thought it would be...only question to anyone who can help me out... We want to book our flight/hotel packages before pricing goes up, but I do not now how to book my wedding with the resort. I don't want to fly everyone out there to realize that there are no wedding dates left. I have contacted Juney (wedding planner for the resort) but he has not yet responded. Does anyone know the process of how I go about booking my actually "wedding" date with the resort?? I need to make sure this is done before we fly out there. Thanks everyone P.S. If anyone has any other info they can provide me, I would be forever grateful. You can never have too much information. jenbrand@hotmail.com Thanks again
  12. Hey Everyone Okay so my finance and I have planned on getting married at the Riu Palace in Paradise Island, Nassau Bahamas. I just don't know what to do from here and I need some experienced help I have requested my date via weddingbyriu.com and our day is confirmed...I am just looking for information on past experiences, what I need to bring with me, how I go about booking a reception (or is this included in the Caprice Package?), and a recommended photographer for my big day. www.mywedding.com/shaunandjen Thanks in advance to everyone with advice xoxoxo
  13. Hey Everyone Okay so my finance and I have planned on getting married at the Riu Palace in Paradise Island, Nassau Bahamas. I just don't know what to do from here and I need some experienced help I have requested my date via weddingbyriu.com and our day is confirmed...I am just looking for information on past experiences, what I need to bring with me, how I go about booking a reception (or is this included in the Caprice Package?), and a recommended photographer for my big day. www.mywedding.com/shaunandjen Thanks in advance to everyone with advice xoxoxo
  14. Hey! I am also getting married there - soooo glad I found this forum I'm excited but nervous too. If anyone can send me that PDF form I would love you forever, the website will not allow me to open it. jenbrand@hotmail.com Thanks ladies and happy planning
  15. Hey! I'm sooooo happy I found this website!! I am getting married there in February 2012, But need all the help I can get! I booked through The riu wedding site directly, the caprice package, is that What everyone did? Any tips or advice? What are you brides doing for your Reception?? Any ideas or advice would be awesome! Please email me!! Thanks
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