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#71 Bryan Morris

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    Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:06 AM

    Hi Kathie,

    What would you really like to know?
    I've shot multiple weddings at 2 out of the three locations and might be able to answer your questions.

    Bryan Morris

    #72 leahmariess

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      Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:14 AM

      I just returned from doing a wedding at Bucati and have to comment! WOW, it was gorgeous! My first impression of the resort was,"where are all the people??"It is such a quiet and relaxing place, a perfect place for a wedding. The coordinator did a great job for them and everything came together perfectly. They held their ceremony right near the ocean before sunset.Then their reception was on the sand, so nice! We got to eat dinner as the sunset.
      I would definitely look into this resort, it would be an amazing wedding!
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      #73 jilly2009

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        Posted 26 August 2008 - 02:45 PM

        Does anyone have any advice on the Riu in Aruba? Is it worth the money? I worry about our guests having to spend that much, and you have to have 80% of your guests AT the Riu to have your wedding there.

        #74 arubabride

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          Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:37 PM

          My fiance and I are going to check out Aruba next week. We're staying at the Riu and checking out the Divi, Tamarjin and Holiday Inn as well. We're hoping to select a hotel and a date so we can send out STDs when we get back!

          #75 Serrera

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            Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:05 AM

            I just got married in Aruba Nov 28 and it was perfect. We had a beautiful sunset wedding on the beach at Manchebo. Some things I recommend:
            Lissy Lampe fro Ceremonies & Celebrations was the best wedding coordinator. She was super responsive to my emails and there for the ceremony making sure everything went as planned. She arranged for a great DJ, steel drum band player, beautician for hair & makeup who I would also recommend.
            We had dinner at the Manchebo in the outside pavillion, the food was excellent.
            Our photographer was Paul Van Driel and he did an outstanding job. You can see photos on Flickr - search for Baur Aruba Wedding.
            We rented 2 villas (google Aruba Family Compound) which worked out really well.
            Last thing, stop by Tasca La Casada and say hi to our friend Victor and his wife. It's a good restaurant/bar, excellent food, very reasonable prices and it's off the beaten path but not far from the high rise hotels.
            congrats!
            Suzanne

            #76 haliescomet

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              Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:16 PM

              I'm just starting my wedding planning. Hoping for 9/09 or 11/09. We weren't originally considering Aruba, but since I've been reading these posts, I might change my mind. Would anyone recommend an all inclusive? I like the thought of not worrying about going out to eat, etc. AI make things easier sometimes.

              Thanks!!

              #77 mjtobin27

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                Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:23 PM

                Hi Everyone,
                All this information is so helpful! My fiance and I are planning our wedding for april 2010 in Aruba. I really want to have the ceremony in St Fransiscus Church & Beach reception on Renaissance Island. I haven't heard back from the Renaissance hotel yet... Does anyone have any information they could forward to me? mjtobin27@gmail.com. I'm also looking for reccomendations on photographers- should I fly one in from NY? I would prefer to use someone local as long as they come highly reccommended. My fiance and I are going to be heading down to Aruba this April (19th-26th) to start the planning process. I'm also looking to plan below:

                -Cameran for the day/afternoone (any suggestions??)
                - Hairdresser to come to me and my bridal party- or a recomendation of a great spa
                - Any information on Tierra del sol We want to host the rehersal dinner there.
                -Also any information on getting married in a Catholic church in Aruba. Is is true that you have to bring your own US priest?

                Any information would be so helpful! Thanks in advance!

                -Megan

                #78 barefootbride09

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                  Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:19 PM

                  I was looking into getting married in Aruba but I cant figure something out. Do you have to get married at their courthouse in order for it to be legal? I was looking at the Occidental but they didnt reply to my question.

                  #79 Bryan Morris

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                    Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:15 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by barefootbride09
                    I was looking into getting married in Aruba but I cant figure something out. Do you have to get married at their courthouse in order for it to be legal? I was looking at the Occidental but they didnt reply to my question.
                    You can get married (Legally) at home (where ever that may be for you) and have a beach blessing here.

                    Any more questions I'll be glad to help.

                    Bryan Morris

                    #80 KLaBate54

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                      Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:25 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by arubabride
                      My fiance and I are going to check out Aruba next week. We're staying at the Riu and checking out the Divi, Tamarjin and Holiday Inn as well. We're hoping to select a hotel and a date so we can send out STDs when we get back!
                      Just wondering what you thought of the Riu when you stayed there. I'm considering having my wedding there, but haven't read much about anyone else getting married there. Thanks for any info you can give me!
                      *Katie*




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