Originally Posted by taryn11-5-11
I am about to start the process of booking and need some suggestions!!!
where did you all chose for your ceremony and reception locations?
You didn't pick any of their packages , did everything a la carte?
can anyone recommend a videographer?
When you sign the contract, you gave an approx # of guests/rooms? or did you have to guarantee a certain #?
Thanks! All this makes me so nervous.. but excited!!
I got married on the beach, I think that's what you said further down the post, you wanted to get married on the beach. I chose the Sheraton because it was the best price and there beach was one of the more private beaches. It wasn't really private but as you talk to people you will find there is no guarantee of who or what will be on the beach. I talked to a bunch of WC's down there and they all said I could get married on Sunset beach or on the West End beach of Sheraton Nassau, those were my only real options (In Nassau). You will also find that the beaches charge you to use the location. Sunset was $600 for the site and Sheraton was $700 for the site. This was ONLY to use the space, nothing else. So, I took the lowest wedding package from the Sheraton which was $1200, I was going to pay $700.00 for the site anyway. You have to be staying at the Sheraton to get that price otherwise I believe it is $1700.00 for the package. So, I stayed at the Sheraton and got married there. I didn't use them for much of anything though. I did everything else on my own. You will find WC from hotels push their agenda on you and there vendors. If you get more into the planning stages you can PM my and I can send you pics.. and a video if you want.
When I did my package I had to gave 10 rooms booked, that was to get discount rate for everyone. I don't how good of a video you want but my wife and I bought an HD camcorder and had a friend video tape. It's not perfect but at least for the money we spent we have an HD camera AND a video of our wedding. It's just a suggestion. I talked to all my friends who say they watched there wedding video once and never watched it again. I just couldn't see paying anyone $1300.00 to video tape..which was the going rate. That's what we did.