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#391 traceysteve

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    Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:10 AM


    hahaaa!! thanks! It was fantassssstic! wouldn't change a thing! For the music though, I rented the sound system that they had available, it was $250, but I can't remember if it was flat or $250/hour...more than likely by the hour. It was great. Someone on another thread was talking about this app called my wedding dj, and I actually bought an ipod touch just to take advantage of this $5 app. Let the resort provide the dock though, it is well worth the money in the end, not having to worry about it. If there is anything I can help you with, PM me, obviously, no need to be on this site much anymore....am having withdrawal though :(
     

    Originally Posted by kfady529 

    Congrats on your wedding Mrs :)!!  I read your what I would and wouldn't do. I am having mine on the beach as well was it very windy?? SO do you think it was loud enough that is my main concern do you know what kind of dock you had. So are you happy with your decision I know you were going back and forth in the beginning, I guess when you think about it its in Aruba so you cant go wrong :) Any advise for us still waiting on deck lol!! Realized I have a little less than 7 months left and am going in to ohhh shitt mode freak mode will soon follow!

     



     



    #392 anad1027

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      Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:33 AM

      Hi ladies!

       

      I just wanted to give an update on my Aruba wedding plans! (I think my real life friends and family are tired of all my updates, but I'm sure you ladies don't mind ;) LOL

       

      We are booked for May 12, 2012 at the Renaissance Aruba!  I am so excited and cannot wait.  Juney has been super accommodating and helpful.  It's a pleasure working with him!

       

      We have also booked our photographer - Victor Winklaar.  I am so impressed by his photos, and every time I see him post new pictures on Facebook I get more and more excited. 

       

      AND I think I found my wedding dress!  But I'm not going to share until I'm certain.. I don't want to jinx myself!

       

      How are all of you doing with your plans???

       

       



      #393 bulldogs11

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        Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:20 AM


        You are getting married one week before me! i am getting married May 19th at Bucuti!

        Originally Posted by anad1027 

        Hi ladies!

         

        I just wanted to give an update on my Aruba wedding plans! (I think my real life friends and family are tired of all my updates, but I'm sure you ladies don't mind ;) LOL

         

        We are booked for May 12, 2012 at the Renaissance Aruba!  I am so excited and cannot wait.  Juney has been super accommodating and helpful.  It's a pleasure working with him!

         

        We have also booked our photographer - Victor Winklaar.  I am so impressed by his photos, and every time I see him post new pictures on Facebook I get more and more excited. 

         

        AND I think I found my wedding dress!  But I'm not going to share until I'm certain.. I don't want to jinx myself!

         

        How are all of you doing with your plans???

         

         



         



        #394 kfady529

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          Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:01 PM


          Thanks and so happy your day was amazing just they way it should be. And thanks for the reassurance of the dock makes me feel better. Any tips for us still waiting must and must not's,places to see eat @ or or not. I know you give so much of your time to the wedding that when it is done your prob like what now :) I am deff looking into that ipod app thanks

          Originally Posted by traceysteve 

          hahaaa!! thanks! It was fantassssstic! wouldn't change a thing! For the music though, I rented the sound system that they had available, it was $250, but I can't remember if it was flat or $250/hour...more than likely by the hour. It was great. Someone on another thread was talking about this app called my wedding dj, and I actually bought an ipod touch just to take advantage of this $5 app. Let the resort provide the dock though, it is well worth the money in the end, not having to worry about it. If there is anything I can help you with, PM me, obviously, no need to be on this site much anymore....am having withdrawal though :( 

           



           



          #395 kfady529

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            Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:04 PM

            Good to know thanks so much! I think I am going to go with the doc my party is small about 30 or so and any where to save some $$. If I change my mind i will de3ff look in to Tino alot have said hes good. Congrats
             

            Originally Posted by jmastr05 

            Of course as soon as I hit "submit," I remembered some useful information.

             

            My WC told me that even if you don't use the DJ for his services but need DJ equipment, the DJ would still be present as an equipment technician, and, therefore, would still be paid. (I asked because one of my guests is a DJ and I considered having him DJ the reception). So if you need an amplifier for your iPod, the same may apply. I would ask to make sure.

             

            I decided that if I am paying the DJ anyway, it may as well be for his role as a DJ (and not a technician). 

             



             



            #396 weddingbelle

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              Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:41 PM

              Hi Ladies!

               

              I haven't posted very often,but I found this site to be a great resource during the wedding planning process.

               

              Just returned from Aruba where we had an amazing time!! I can't stop looking at all the gorgeous pictures our friends and family captured! We were married on Divi Beach, and had our reception at Pure Beach for ~40 people. I had all sorts of questions and concerns...planning a wedding on "Caribbean time" when you're used to different standards, whether or not to wear a veil in spite of the wind, the civil ceremony process, trashing the dress, ceremony music, ipod use for the cocktail reception, etc. Realized that you really do just have to go with the flow and try not to panic when it seems like you're still finalizing details 1 month out (eeek...I know), the wind was perfect on our wedding day and I was soooo glad I went with my gut and bought the veil anyway, and was really glad we did the civil ceremony there.

               

              Feel free to email me with any questions :) cmonique702@gmail.com



              #397 traceysteve

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                Posted 21 October 2011 - 12:29 PM


                I agree!! Make the best of it. Aruba was amazing, the weather was perfect, food fantastic, and the people helpful. Island time is special, but I found I adapted once we landed. Was really not bothered by much, even when my cake almost took a header...meh...whatever, I'm married now, was pretty much all I was thinking. All of the things I thought would piss me off, didn't...shocking really, because I was so irritable before we left! Please PM me if you guys have any questions. There were little things I didn't think about until the week before, like place card holders...duh! You need them in Aruba to hold the place cards down...literally.Try not to get stressed out, have fun, get married!
                 

                Originally Posted by weddingbelle 

                Hi Ladies!

                 

                I haven't posted very often,but I found this site to be a great resource during the wedding planning process.

                 

                Just returned from Aruba where we had an amazing time!! I can't stop looking at all the gorgeous pictures our friends and family captured! We were married on Divi Beach, and had our reception at Pure Beach for ~40 people. I had all sorts of questions and concerns...planning a wedding on "Caribbean time" when you're used to different standards, whether or not to wear a veil in spite of the wind, the civil ceremony process, trashing the dress, ceremony music, ipod use for the cocktail reception, etc. Realized that you really do just have to go with the flow and try not to panic when it seems like you're still finalizing details 1 month out (eeek...I know), the wind was perfect on our wedding day and I was soooo glad I went with my gut and bought the veil anyway, and was really glad we did the civil ceremony there.

                 

                Feel free to email me with any questions :) cmonique702@gmail.com



                 



                #398 sera1124

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                  Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

                  Hi Ladies,

                   

                  Its finally booked!!   We're getting married November 24th, 2012 on Renaissance Island!!!  I've been creapin on this site for a while, and now its officially happening.  This site is amazing - thank you to everyone who's posted so far.

                   

                  12 months to go... I'll need to make one of those count down tickers!



                  #399 kristin13

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                    Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:38 AM

                    Alison:

                     

                    I hope this is still your email address (your post was from 2009)! I was thinking about getting married at the Aruba Surfside Marina but I have never been there and know little about it. We already have the Radisson booked for our reception, but are considering other options. Can you please tell me a bit about your experience there?

                     

                    Thank you soooo much!

                     

                    Kristin



                    #400 kristin13

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                      Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:44 AM

                      I love your story and congratulations! I am getting married in Aruba and we are looking at different venues. I see that you got married at the Ren. but stayed at the Aruba Surfside Marina. Our wedding coordinator suggested looking into getting married at the Surfside MArina. Is it nice there for a reception? We want a nice elegant wedding and it is hard to decide what is best from pictures... Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!






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