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#131 astrogirl

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    Posted 22 November 2009 - 01:12 AM

    Hello!
    My fiance and I are also considering Aruba for our wedding in November 2010. We are also thinking about Barbados, but it seems like we are leaning more towards Aruba.

    Now we need to figure out where... We are looking at Bucuti, Divi/Tam, and Manchebo. We aren't planning to visit before we make our decision. Does anybody have any info/experiences to share?

    Thanks!
    -Jackie

    #132 hat0112

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      Posted 22 November 2009 - 03:43 PM

      Hi Jackie!

      Congrats on getting married! I have never been to Aruba so it did make picking a resort harder but what everyone tells me you really can't go wrong. I just received some wedding info from the Divi/Tam since they were the runners up. You can also go to Official Aruba Community Forum They have a wedding forum and it has some great information on the sit about Aruba weddings and Aruba in general.

      Good Luck Planning!

      Heather
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      #133 mjtobin27

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        Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:16 AM

        Hi Everyone,
        My Fiance and I are getting married in Aruba April 2010 at Renaissance Island. We are getting married in a Catholic church then having the reception on Renaissance Island beginning at 6pm. I'm so excited! I still have so much to do so I'm kind of freaking out!!! I'm trying to figure out what type of flowers I should have. Are you guys using the same flowers for bridemaids and yourself? My colors are coral and turquoise- any suggestions on flowers

        #134 Sheree10

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          Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:26 AM

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          Originally Posted by mjtobin27
          Hi Everyone,
          My Fiance and I are getting married in Aruba April 2010 at Renaissance Island. We are getting married in a Catholic church then having the reception on Renaissance Island beginning at 6pm. I'm so excited! I still have so much to do so I'm kind of freaking out!!! I'm trying to figure out what type of flowers I should have. Are you guys using the same flowers for bridemaids and yourself? My colors are coral and turquoise- any suggestions on flowers
          Hi! so you made your final decision and the choice was the Renn! How exciting- we're getting married there also next July.

          I'm still narrowing things down and haven't decided on the floral/bouquet colors. I really like an all white bouquet but have seen some really nice light colored-blush bouquets, or maybe a tropical mix. I'm not sure yet. I only have one MOH so I guess we could have something similar. Check with Juney, maybe he can send you some pictures of bouquets.

          I'm a little nervous and have the fear that I may forget to do something but I think the main things will get done. I've heard nothing but positive things about Juney so we'll be in good hands. lol
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          #135 hat0112

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            Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:19 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by mjtobin27
            Hi Everyone,
            My Fiance and I are getting married in Aruba April 2010 at Renaissance Island. We are getting married in a Catholic church then having the reception on Renaissance Island beginning at 6pm. I'm so excited! I still have so much to do so I'm kind of freaking out!!! I'm trying to figure out what type of flowers I should have. Are you guys using the same flowers for bridemaids and yourself? My colors are coral and turquoise- any suggestions on flowers
            Congrats and welcome to the forum!

            My FI and I aren’t having any BMs or GMs, but if I did I would have them have the same flowers I would have. Unfortunately I don’t know anything about different types of flowers so I can’t help you there! Sorry!

            Heather
            Wedding 10/22/10 Westin Aruba

            I love being a Mrs.!

            #136 Lorimc52

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              Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:57 PM

              I am looking to book my wedding in Aruba in 5 months - any recommendations for a NYC crowd of 20-30 year olds?? I am looking for classy and fun!!! but also don't want everyone at the resort staring at me get married. Im looking for a beach ceremony and reception outside but not in the sand.

              #137 Sheree10

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                Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:37 PM

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                Originally Posted by Lorimc52
                I am looking to book my wedding in Aruba in 5 months - any recommendations for a NYC crowd of 20-30 year olds?? I am looking for classy and fun!!! but also don't want everyone at the resort staring at me get married. Im looking for a beach ceremony and reception outside but not in the sand.
                Welcome!

                The beaches in Aruba are public and from what I was told you can't get a permit to have a private wedding. I have seen some pics of weddings on secluded beaches( minus resort guests in their speedos... lol), but I don't know of the location- one place may be Eagle beach?. The Rennaissance has a private island and is a great place to host such an event.
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                #138 Silvia

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                  Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:12 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Lorimc52
                  I am looking to book my wedding in Aruba in 5 months - any recommendations for a NYC crowd of 20-30 year olds?? I am looking for classy and fun!!! but also don't want everyone at the resort staring at me get married. Im looking for a beach ceremony and reception outside but not in the sand.
                  Lori, I am looking for the same thing. The Hyatt is amazing and they have exactly what you are looking for. The only thing is that the prices are very expensive. But if money is not as much of an issue, you should definitely check it out. The Renaissance seems to fit but I don't know if they have an outdoor location that is not on the sand. Let me know what you find.

                  #139 hat0112

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                    Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:40 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Lorimc52
                    I am looking to book my wedding in Aruba in 5 months - any recommendations for a NYC crowd of 20-30 year olds?? I am looking for classy and fun!!! but also don't want everyone at the resort staring at me get married. Im looking for a beach ceremony and reception outside but not in the sand.
                    Well, I haven’t been to Aruba so I don’t know of any less crowded places to get married. I think you might be better off going to a smaller resort, one that isn’t in the high rise area. I know that the Renaissance’s private island is very quiet at dawn when you have the ceremony (from what I read from other brides), but I don’t think there is an area that isn’t beach (not sure though). From my research I know that some of the resorts have another area outside that isn’t in the sand that you can have the ceremony at. I am getting married at the Westin and I know they have a garden area that overlooks the beach.
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                    #140 Lorimc52

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                      Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:31 PM

                      In still need to book May 2010! We want to do Sirroco lounge at the Westin but my planner says the beach is terrible and windy there. So now we are looking at Marcheblo resort - pavillion (which doesn't look that nice in pics) or the Divi/Tamerin. What helped your decision?




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