I will be there Nov 2-7!
Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:39 AM
I have already set up appointments with 4 wedding co-ordinators (Atlantis never did return my emails so they won't be on my list). Breezes and Wyndham are on my hotel location list but I will also be meeting with Karen from Professional Bahamas Weddings and Phyllice of Personal Touch. I have already cancelled 2 other appointments I had set up with a company that wanted a $300 consultation fee and then someone else who wanted me to pay for thier car rental, which I just thought was weird.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:52 PM
FYI, I've got a bunch of photos online from our site visit:
PhotoReflect - Captured Kiss
I really recommend taking a look at Old Fort Bay!
Any places you dine at let us know. We didn't really eat out much and I'd like a list of places to have guests eat.
Let us know if you get to any of the botanical gardens. We went to Adastra, which was interesting. There were big spiders all over! I asked one of the workers if they were supposed to be part of the exhibit and she said no. They have huge webs all over the zoo though. I think I have a bit of arachnephobia...
Oh, and if your planners have any recommendations for DJs and cake makers out there I'd love to hear them.
Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:23 PM
Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:31 PM
Reading about the cloud faces made me laugh though...
You will find a wonderful place...I promise! It will all come together...
Married July 16, 2009
Aventura Cove Palace Resort
Riviera Maya, Mexico
photo by Misti Douglas
Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:04 PM
| Originally Posted by monkey |
I met with the coordinator at Breezes - she was very nice but I wasn't impressed with Breezes as a resort. I am rethinking Nassau as our location now - which has me kind of depressed.
Did you have a chance to check out the RIU Paradise Island?
Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:22 PM
I think part of my problem is that I would really prefer to be married in Cancun/Playa Del Carmen, but since there isn't a church there (which is the ONLY request his side of the family has) it isn't an option. I may remember it as being more beautiful than it really is, but to me Nassau wasn't very pretty, the beach was small and I always felt like I was going to be run over whenever we ventured out (no sidewalks and they drive very fast).
Oh well, it will all come together. :-) For someone who always said they wouldn't stress about wedding stuff, it is funny how much you change once that ring goes on your finger!
Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:53 PM
I hate to hear that you were so disappointed. I think I ran across the "faces in the clouds" picture on one of the Nassau photographer's website. It was funny when I saw it the first time and it is again funny reading about you seeing it. I too am beginning to stress out over Nassau. With my schedule being so hectic, I am not able to fly down there any time soon to check out the venues and the island in general, and I am too scared to rely on pictures alone before booking the location, especially because it is not cheap. We are looking at getting married at the French Cloisters and staying at the Atlantis Resort, but for some reason I have not been able to fully commit.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:58 PM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:36 PM
One thing I did notice is that they all recommend the same venues (mostly Poop Deck and Luciano's) but seem to only offer 1 photographer (but each company had their own recommendation) and don't really seem that great at thinking outside those parameters. I asked about bringing in my own photographer and was told it would be another $1000 for a work visa.
I may have unrealistic expectations of what a coordinator does but I was hoping for more input on what would make my wedding unique to me and give me a tropical, romantic feel. I don't know how to explain it, but I felt as if I would have to do all the research online, tell them which restaurant I want and they would just take care of the talking to the vendors. It wasn't until I went into town that I saw they have horse drawn carriages offering tourist rides. Not one of the coordinators mentioned that, which to me seemed odd (especially since the one I saw was white and perfect for a wedding). I had to ask about fire dancers and a junkanoo (which I only knew about from being online).
Maybe what I really want is a party planner?
Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:17 AM
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