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#241 risa1818

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    Posted 06 December 2010 - 04:57 PM

    Hello!

     

    It seems like it has been some time since anyone has posted on here but I thought I would say hi. I was previously booked to have my wedding in Mexico but due to some family concerns about traveling there we decided to move it to Aruba!  It was very stressful to organize everything all over again in a new location but I am confident everyone will love it there. I am getting married at the Manchebo on June 11, 2011. I have been to Aruba once for a wedding and I loved it. It truly is a beautiful island and you definitely feel safe going out and about there.

     

    My wedding planner/coordinator is Lissy Lampe who comes highly recommended by 2 of my friends who have used here there. So far she has been excellent with communication and being very specific about what everything.

     

    I think we may stay at the Hyatt for a few nights, but not sure if we will be moving to another hotel/resort from there. I also want to try to stay at the Bucuti or Manchebo the night before the wedding so that it is easy for me to get ready from there and then walk down when it is time for the ceremony.

     

    I am so excited and can't wait to get some inspiration from this board!

     

    Marisa


    The Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba - June 11, 2011

    #242 AnnCam2011

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      Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:16 PM

      Hi Marisa -

       

      I am getting married on March 7 at the Renaissance Resort. Can't wait! Now that the snow in flying in MN I am even more excited about the trip than a few months ago.

       

      You are correct, this thread has been REALLY quiet lately, which I think is strange. Are people not going to Aruba?!

       

      Happy planning!

      Ann



      #243 kirstycochrane

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        Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:01 PM

        Hi Em,

         

        I'm getting married at the Tamarijn in Sept 2011. :) Did you hire a photographer in Aruba? Any recommendations?

         

        Thanks,

        Kirsty



        #244 MissE

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          Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:01 AM

          Hi Aruba Ladies!

           

          I've been on and off the board for a while because we've had to postpone our wedding. I think we've settled on late 2011 or early 2012. We've been to Aruba before and LOVED it so I think we'll be doing it there given that Mexico is a bit dangerous right now. In my opinion the Marriot resort or the Renaissance were the nicest resorts. The Marriott is down on a strip with a number of other resorts that is further from the main city/cruise ship dock, and the Renaissance is in the middle of the main city near more shops and restaurants.

          My problem is that I don't want my ceremony on a beach, but rather on some type of garden or patio. Im considering Renaissance Island, but I've also seen a location through a wedding planner, E2 Weddings and Events, that seems beautiful, so I'm waiting to hear back from them.

          We're also considering doing a boat cruise with our guests the day before in place of a rehearsal dinner or welcome reception.  

           

          I look forward to talking with everyone as I get things rolling!

           

          E


          God Bless!

          MissE

          #245 MDLady

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            Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:32 AM

            MissE,

             

            Congrats!!!  Aruba is a wonderful choice.  You and your guests will love it.  We got married there last May and our guests are still talking about it and are demanding a 1 year reunion.  Not that I mind at all haha.

             

            When I was researching the resorts, all of them had more than just the beach ceremony option.  Many had indoor options.  Not sure about gardens but I'm sure it's possible.  Some of my family stayed at the Marriott (the really huge one right on the strip) and they had a 2-bedroom apartment there which was awesome since they had kids with them (full kitchen and all).

             

            Enjoy it!!!!
             

            Originally Posted by MissE 

            Hi Aruba Ladies!

             

            I've been on and off the board for a while because we've had to postpone our wedding. I think we've settled on late 2011 or early 2012. We've been to Aruba before and LOVED it so I think we'll be doing it there given that Mexico is a bit dangerous right now. In my opinion the Marriot resort or the Renaissance were the nicest resorts. The Marriott is down on a strip with a number of other resorts that is further from the main city/cruise ship dock, and the Renaissance is in the middle of the main city near more shops and restaurants.

            My problem is that I don't want my ceremony on a beach, but rather on some type of garden or patio. Im considering Renaissance Island, but I've also seen a location through a wedding planner, E2 Weddings and Events, that seems beautiful, so I'm waiting to hear back from them.

            We're also considering doing a boat cruise with our guests the day before in place of a rehearsal dinner or welcome reception.  

             

            I look forward to talking with everyone as I get things rolling!

             

            E





            #246 MissE

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              Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:30 AM

              MD Lady, thanks for posting such a great review on the Hyatt and your wedding in general. Your gift bags were awesome, please don't be upset if I steal some ideas. I'm also in the DC area, but our guests will be coming from all over the country. As I looked at flights from the west coast and midwest, I've started to get a little worried, wondering if my guests will be able to afford it. But I'm hoping it will work out...


              God Bless!

              MissE

              #247 catied

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                Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:58 PM

                Hi.  I'm trying to plan for a NOvember 2011 wedding there in ARuba, which i loved (ive gone before).  Im just really stressing on finding the right hotel/wedding location.  i want to be able to do all-inclusive for my gusts, but also dont know how many of hte "traditional" destination wedding norms i'm going to do or should do or even what they all are: pay for attendants accomodations, how many dinners, breakfasts, etc...so any help would be appreciated.  i am kind of torn between renaissance, westin, possibly the marriott or hyatt, but then my TA is pushing the Occidental...any help would be appreciated to call my type A self.  thanks.



                #248 catied

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                  Posted 15 January 2011 - 07:09 PM

                  hi bryan, eading your posts have bene helpful.  i am torn by the renaissance's privacy and the westin and maybe hyatt and marriott's rooms.  i had heard that the renaissance's rooms might not be as nice as some of the others, although the wedding accomodations might be spectacular...your thoughts?  and how public are the weddings at the hotels i mentioned.

                   

                  thanks!



                  #249 Mmack

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                    Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:36 PM

                    I am getting married in 7mnths at the Renaissance! Does anyone have any tips or names of a videographer??

                     

                    Thanks!!


                    Our wedding is in 11 weeks!!! Can't wait to be a Mrs.!!


                    #250 unki

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                      Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:46 PM

                      hulloo everyone!

                       

                      i've booked the renaissance in july for our wedding! super excited!

                      does anyone have any tips on good makeup artists on the island?  not sure whether I should go with the spa at the hotel or whether there's someone better?

                       

                       

                      thanks!!






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