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Hi! Welcome to the forum!!!! I think Aruba would be an amazing place to have a wedding!!!! Me and my husband visited Aruba in May 2007 and we loved it!!! We would have loved to have our DW there but it was just to costly for us. When we visited we chose May because as you said the summer is the islands off season so prices were lower and there were not a lot of tourist.

 

If you do choose to have your wedding in Aruba or just plan a visit I recommend the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. That is where we stayed and it was amazing!!!! The resort is located in Oranjestad. It is right in the middle of the city so it is the perfect locations for shopping, activities and food. But the resort has a private island that guest get ferried to by boat!!! The private island is where Timberland hosted his wedding and reception.

 

Not only was the resort fabulous but the island itself was beautiful! The island isn't very big which I liked because it gave us an opportunity to explore the whole thing. We visited the lighthouse, the dunes and the natural bridges. We did this all on a 4-wheeler we rented for a couple hours. And the weather was nice. It was humid but the constant breeze makes it comfortable.

 

We also enjoyed visiting the shopping area in town and in the new resort area. We found one of our favorite places to eat was in the newer resort area. The name of it slips my mind right now but I will find it out for you. The food at this restaurant was delicious and the service was second to none. There is so much to do in Aruba you will never get bored!

 

I could go on and on about Aruba but I'll stop now. But again I would totally recommend the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. When we initially were planning our DW wedding I contact the wedding department at the resort and they were very quick to respond to my request for information and help me in any way they could. I am sure that if you contacted them you would have the same prompt response and not be disapointed in their service. I also believe they have an additional resort at the opposite end of the island where the newer resorts are located. That one also looked very nice. If you like to talk more about Aruba or have any questions I would be happy to help you if I can. I also have lots of pictures that I could post of the island if you would like. Just let me know! And good luck!!!

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Hi! Welcome to the forum!!!! I think Aruba would be an amazing place to have a wedding!!!! Me and my husband visited Aruba in May 2007 and we loved it!!! We would have loved to have our DW there but it was just to costly for us. When we visited we chose May because as you said the summer is the islands off season so prices were lower and there were not a lot of tourist.

If you do choose to have your wedding in Aruba or just plan a visit I recommend the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. That is where we stayed and it was amazing!!!! The resort is located in Oranjestad. It is right in the middle of the city so it is the perfect locations for shopping, activities and food. But the resort has a private island that guest get ferried to by boat!!! The private island is where Timberland hosted his wedding and reception.

Not only was the resort fabulous but the island itself was beautiful! The island isn't very big which I liked because it gave us an opportunity to explore the whole thing. We visited the lighthouse, the dunes and the natural bridges. We did this all on a 4-wheeler we rented for a couple hours. And the weather was nice. It was humid but the constant breeze makes it comfortable.

We also enjoyed visiting the shopping area in town and in the new resort area. We found one of our favorite places to eat was in the newer resort area. The name of it slips my mind right now but I will find it out for you. The food at this restaurant was delicious and the service was second to none. There is so much to do in Aruba you will never get bored!

I could go on and on about Aruba but I'll stop now. But again I would totally recommend the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. When we initially were planning our DW wedding I contact the wedding department at the resort and they were very quick to respond to my request for information and help me in any way they could. I am sure that if you contacted them you would have the same prompt response and not be disapointed in their service. I also believe they have an additional resort at the opposite end of the island where the newer resorts are located. That one also looked very nice. If you like to talk more about Aruba or have any questions I would be happy to help you if I can. I also have lots of pictures that I could post of the island if you would like. Just let me know! And good luck!!!
I couldn't have said it better myself! All I need to add is "Welcome to the forum"

Bryan Morris

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Congratulations on your upcoming engagement Julia! I am also planning an Aruba wedding. My fiance and I were just down there for a site visit last month and learned a lot. We've met a lot of great people and picking 'the location' was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I had been keeping a journal and just last week though it might be helpful to put it online in the form of a blog (Our Aruba Wedding). I don't have much on there yet, but I did list the resorts / venues we visited along with what we did and didn't like about each. I don't publish anyone's name, but if you wanted to message me privately or through the blog about anyone specific I'd be glad to share with you. We still have a lot to do before our October wedding!

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So 2 years after starting this thread with my newbie post... I have had my Aruba wedding, and, in my biased opinion, my wedding was the best one I've attended! I feel so strongly about endorsing Aruba that I've posted on several other threads and reviewed the resort that we chose for the ceremony and reception. If anyone is considering a DW in Aruba, check out some of my other posts. I tried to give some hind-sight advice and provide details about the experience. And if you'd like any further details, don't hesitate to reach out to me!

 

I sincerely hope that everyone gets to have  a wedding that is as wonderful as mine was!

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We got married at the Divi All-Inclusive.

 

We spent some time at and around the Marriott during the honeymoon part of our trip. It was really nice! You 2 should have a dinner at Simply Fish on the Marriott's beach. Make sure to time dinner to catch the sunset. It was amazing, the ideal couple's dinner!

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