Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:47 AM
So I received a quote back from one of the the music vendors (for a band, junikanoo rush, saxaphonist, and/or DJ) and his prices were way to expensive for me, plus I really think I can get a better deal if I do some more research. Has anyone else booked vendors for these services?
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:08 PM
Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:18 PM
Floral Arts was over rated. The website is beautiful and they seem to do good work, but it must be for people that have no budget. I picked one of the centerpieces that was on the website and I was totally ripped off. The picture has all white flowers with NO green and mine was half flowers and the rest green fill. I did the turquoise and white draped arch for the ceremony and it was small and so cheap looking. My bouquet was suppose to be white hydranga with light pink roses. The roses were HOT pink. The bridesmaids bouqets were suppose to be shells filled with the same but they were all roses and there were only about 5-6 of them. so it looked undone. I spent $3000 and got nothing that I wanted or expected. BUT... things did look pretty. and to be honest the day went by so fast that you dont even notice all the details. So my suggestion is to keep it simple, depending on what locations you chose.
The DJ BLEW!!!! When you get there, the coordinator will have you sit down with all your vendors. We sat down with the DJ and told him that we wanted top 40 hip hop and r&b songs with a couple 70's-80's songs for the older crowd. Well, all they played were old songs. If music is important I suggest you make a song list and tell them not to go off of it.
Matthew Sweeting was our minister, and he was great. I highly reccomend him.
Kevin Williams was our photographer. I havent received any pictures from him yet. But I do warn you that he is a little traditional. Just tell him what your looking for and he will make it happen. Just be very clear and dont be afraid to be blunt.
The hotel was great. They totally took care of us. Special things were sent to our room, all requests were taken care of right away. Not to mention the nice upgrades when you get there. We had our ceremony on west beach and the reception at the royal overlook. The royal over look was really nice, but the beach wasn't so. but then again, I was so nervous and so wrapped up in getting married that day that I barely noticed. But I do recommend the overlook for a group of 30-40 max. Any more then that its too crowded.
oh... and I forgot, the fire dancer was great. Lots of fun and everyone thought it was great.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. I would post pictures but I am a spaz and cant figure it out.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:20 PM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 05:33 PM
thanks so much for posting your info! Sorry to hear Floral Arts didn't live up. We're you able to get some of your $$ back or rectify the situation at all? I'm going to be using them for my wedding in 6 months, and I hope I don't have any problems with them. What was the name of your DJ?
Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:20 AM
Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:28 AM
but overall a great experience- even though they get you with some of their fees- other resorts charge your guest a lot higher hotel prices...
and Everyone loves to say they were at the Atlantis!
seeing your parents on the tubes is the best, and the food was great!
Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:25 PM
Has anyone else had any recent experiences with booking a wedding at the Atlantis? The Atlantis is just about my favorite place in the world as I visit it usually at least once a year and would LOVE to have my wedding there. Having been there this past September and for a quick stop on a cruise last week, it's easy to see that business is slow. Real slow. I would love to have 100 guests and by the time all of the extras are added, I'm starting to think that a wedding at the Atlantis is just not doable. So...I have a couple of questions:
1) Has anyone been able to negotiate a better rate than the $150 minimum?
2) Do they still require that all guests stay at the Atlantis or Harborside? Can you negotiate a 2 night instead of a 3 night minimum?
3) From what I read, you can bring your own vendors for photography, florist, DJ and music...is that correct?
4) Can you bring in your own cake or do you have to purchase a cake from the Atlantis? If you must purchase a cake from the Atlantis, how much would a cake for 100 guests cost?
5) Is the site fee still $3,000? If so...any room for negotiation?
6) If you have used the Atlantis for your wedding, what wedding coordinator at the Atlantis would you recommend? Can we choose?
7) Finally...any suggestions for a wedding in the Bahamas other than the Atlantis that is more cost effective?
Thanks...I have so many questions!!
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