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#11 ~Stephanie~

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    Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:17 PM

    Hi Audrey! to the forum! I'm a June 2010 Bride too! Good Luck with your planning!
    ~Stephanie

    Our wedding websitewww.mywedding.com/stephanieandmichaelbailey

    #12 jk1101

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      Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:20 PM

      Hi Audrey - Congratulations and Welcome!

      #13 hbsbride

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        Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:01 PM

        Welcome to the forum!

        #14 mrsrhbtobe

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          Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:37 PM

          Welcome to the forum Audrey! I was just at Frenchman's Reef this winter for a week and thought it was a great resort. I have no info about any weddings there, although we did see one during our stay, and another arrive the day we left. The wedding gazebo area is fairly secluded, but did seem a bit small for large weddings. The wedding reception we saw was held on the main level, on the veranda that over looks the harbor.....FABULOUS setting. That area was also smaller (maybe would hold 60 people comfortably) but the view was breathtaking. We attended a wine auction that was held downstairs in the ballroom, and that large area was nice and well-kept. The staff was always attentive, but again I can't comment on the WC b/c I have no knowledge of her. Yes, there were iguanas running around occasionally, but they never were a bother. In fact, I thought they were kind of cool! The beach was AWESOME and had great snorkeling located just off the beach. Our room was nice and clean, beds were super comfy, and there was always hot water:) We watched the sunset every evening from our balcony and it was breath-taking. I also liked the water taxi that takes you over to the town to shop directly from the Frenchman's dock.

          I will say though, that Frenchman's Reef is a good taxi ride away from any other spots in town, and be prepared to spend some $$ unless you rent a car. It cost my FI and I about $40 each time we'd take a round-trip taxi ride into town, and the rates are set by the government. I am glad we didn't rent a car b/c they drive on the left side of the road, even though their cars have the steering wheel on the left side (just like the US). The roads are also very steep in places, and there isn't usually a shoulder on the roads...so I'm glad we just left it up to the professionals. St. Thomas is GORGEOUS, but quite expensive. Our cheapest meal was probably $120 for the two of us. I will say that this resort is one of my favorites I've ever traveled to due to how relaxing it was, however. My FI and I joked about moving there and opening up our own very part-time medical practice. It truly is paradise. Plus, the day excursions to the other islands nearby were a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Feel free to PM me if you have any ?s or want me to email you some pics of the grounds/resort. Welcome to the forum, and GOOD LUCK planning!!
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          #15 Vikki

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            Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:16 AM

            Welcome and congratulations Audrey! Have a great time planning your DW-it's so much fun and the forum is so helpful.

            #16 BlakleyBrideToBe

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              Posted 10 May 2009 - 03:41 PM

              and congratulations! You're going to love this forum it's so helpful.

              Take a look at the Dominican Repbulic Punta Cana, it's amazing!

              #17 hugrad

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                Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:25 PM

                Audrey,

                I am also looking at the Marriott as well as Emerald Beach

                #18 Allisa

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                  Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:24 AM

                  Welcome! There is lots of info on this site! Search around and you will find the info you need! I have heard Trip Advisor can be a bit of a Dream Killer, so try to find a thread on this site about your hotel. The girls on here are really honest and straight forward -we're all in the same boat! Good luck!

                  #19 flbluiiis

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                    Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:44 AM

                    Welcome and happy planning. I can't comment on the hotel, but we were in St. Thomas for a cruise and it was amazing!

                    #20 jenniebey

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                      Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:08 AM

                      Congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to the forum.




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