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#361 AnnCam2011

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    Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:38 PM

    I would for sure use LED. If you are having your reception on Ren Island it will be breezy and regular tea lights will go out (as did ours, wish I got LEDs). Any questions let me know. Juney is awesome and can pull anything together for you. We drank "aruba-ribes", not color-coordinated but damn tasty :)

    Originally Posted by Mmack 

    Has anyone recently gotten maaried at the Renaiisance? I am having my wedding there and was looking for some tips or things that you may have forgotten. Has anyone worked with George the photographer. I've seen his work and while our coordinator says he's good...he doesn't respond in a timely way at all!!! Should I be worried...help!!


    Originally Posted by Mmack 

    What are you guys thinking of for centerpeices especially with the wins in Aruba?? I would love candles...I think LED lights??



    #362 lisajane

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      Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:49 AM

      Hi everyone,


      I'm just getting started and trying to find a travel agent or wedding coordinator to help.  Any suggestions?


      #363 risa1818

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        Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:51 AM

        Hi and congrats!! Do you want to do an all inclusive? If so, then a travel agent would be great to work with, but if not, then you don't neccesarrilly need one.  When we switched to Aruba, I had already knew most of the resorts and hotels and knew that I did not want an all inclusive, so I didn't really need them to help. Good luck!

        Originally Posted by lisajane 

        Hi everyone,


        I'm just getting started and trying to find a travel agent or wedding coordinator to help.  Any suggestions?


        The Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba - June 11, 2011

        #364 traceysteve

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          Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:14 AM

          start emailing the resorts you are interested in. I think that's the best place to start, they will send you their price lists, menus, etc. happy planning!

          Originally Posted by lisajane 

          Hi everyone,


          I'm just getting started and trying to find a travel agent or wedding coordinator to help.  Any suggestions?



          #365 Kathie

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            Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:14 AM

            Hi. Has anyone used Kini Kini for transportation for wedding guests? Any information would be helpful. Thanks!

            #366 jpgphotography

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              Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:05 PM

              I just shot a wedding at the DIVI, and the reception was at the Divi Phoenix, and I loved it. As for locations, it's beautiful. Food options are a bit more limited than other sites I've been for all-inclusive weddings. But, I know the couple had an amazing time.


              The views, the beach, the water, was all fabulous. Here are the images: http://pictage.com/994513


              Good luck to all the Aruba Brides!





              Joe G




              #367 Mmack

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                Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

                Is that your cake topper??? I love it!!!

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

                #368 Elnathan

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                  Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:31 AM

                  Hi everyone, as a wedding photographer I can say there are more than one very good reason so many couples have their destination wedding on Aruba. SERVICE, SAFETY, WHITE BEACHES and PERFECT Weather. I have seen it all at all resorts on the Island. Every hotel has it's own unique way of dealing with the wedding couple, setup and service and food and beverage. Most hotels do have an inhouse wedding specialist and are able to make your day a memorable one. All hotels have a perfect sunset view at the locations of the wedding so you really can not go wrong. Feel free to email me for samples of wedding and setups at all major wedding hotels.



                  Sunny Regards


                  Elnathan Hijmering


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                  #369 Elnathan

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                    Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:35 AM

                    You can contact Juney Jones at the Renaissance, Simone Sillooy at the Marriott, Lorraine at the Divi, Lisa at the Radisson, Eliana at Occidental, Abigail at RIU, Darien at the Westin and Michelle at the Hyatt and also Nashette at the Bucuti.


                    Kind regards


                    Elnathan Hijmering


                    #370 jmastr05

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                      Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:01 PM

                      For a travel agent, I'd check aruba.com for an ACE (Aruba Certified Agent) in your area. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the ACE that I used in NY. Though she was knowledgeable and helpful, she got flustered when thing started getting busy and started making mistakes. I had to get involved to get things back on track.


                      For a wedding planner, I used Lissy Lampe of Ceremonies and Celebrations and thought that she was great: responsive, organized, accommodating, experienced, well-connected on the island. I really loved working with her. Her e-mail address is candcaruba@yahoo.com.


                      The resorts that commonly host weddings will usually list the contact information for an in-house or contracted wedding planner. I originally thought that the listed wedding planner would be the only option if I wanted to have my wedding at that resort. After visiting Aruba, I ended up liking the Divi Aruba All-Inclusive, but Lissy was not the listed wedding planner for this resort, and I really liked her as well. I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if she could plan a wedding at the Divi and she could! So don't just assume that you'll have to choose a wedding planner that's not your favorite in order to book the venue that you want.

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