October Bermuda Bride
Posted 28 January 2009 - 03:35 PM
Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:03 PM
A few friends of ours stayed at Surf Side and they had great things to say! I haven't had any experiences with them so I can't speak from first hand experience. I'm sure it's going to be wonderful... You'll be in Bermuda!!
Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:30 PM
We are using our own planner, so with that we're paying a venue fee. We decided on using 9 Beaches. The venue fee was the same for Surf Side and 9 Beaches.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:34 PM
| Originally Posted by estella1007 |
I see that there are a few of us out there, and quite a few of us from Jersey! I am getting nervous because I see that no one is mentioning the Surfside, and when they do it's not very good. I am planning to get married there in early October of 09. I am only having the ceremony, followed by a cocktail party, then back to the ship for dinner. Is the Surfside really as bad as the reviews I am hearing? I looked into all of the other resorts, and they are sooo much more expensive for such a basic package. Am I going to be disappointed with my choice?
I think the only real concern with Surfside is their lack of a real beach. There is a small patch of beach area, but not something that could accommodate a wedding. For me, a beach was a necessity for the wedding, so doing Surfside was not an option. You will still have great views of the ocean and greenery of the island, and if you only want a beach for some photos you should be fine.
Don't let negative reviews turn you away, there really isn't a bad place on the island, just different places that appeal to different tastes.
Good luck with your planning!
Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:26 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 12:44 AM
We're paying $600 for our venue fee, that includes using there site and having them set up chairs. We're also going to do cake and a champagne toast, but I'm still waiting on prices from my wedding planner.
We're sailing in on a cruise ship so we're also paying for taxi's for the group from the port to hotel, that's running around $650 for 20 people. She is also taking care of the minister which is around $350. I decided to get the photographer for 2 hours, so we're not so rushed for pictures, that's running about $1000. I'm not doing fresh flowers on the island due to my wedding being the day after mothers day, so we're doing silk flowers and taking them with us. They're running me around $400ish. That's for my bouquet, MOH bouquet, 2 mothers bouquets, and 2 boutineers.
We plan on doing dinner back on the ship at the gourmet restaurant. So that's $20 per person, which I'm not worried about. Music wise, I'm bringing a CD.
That's about all I can think of atm. Feel free to ask away any questions!!
Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:45 AM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:26 PM
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