Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:31 AM
Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:29 PM
Wait until you get there to make any decisions. Just make sure you have your basics to take along with you. The paperwork, attire, music, ceremony script, decorations you want, etc.
And at the end of the day... you'll be married and that's what really matters.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:17 PM
I'm a Beaches T&C bride as well and my wedding is next month!!!!
I've been dealing with Monica and yes, sometimes she can take a long time to respond, etc but like Maureen said, she's dealing with alot of weddings per day and i'm sure she has alot on her plate! For our first meeting, i created a list of questions for her and emailed it to her a week before our phone meeting. Of course, day of the meeting, she told me she didn't get a chance to review the questions and notes. That's ok, because i sat on the phone with her for almost an hour and went through every single detail. After the conversation, she emailed me back my notes with her responses and that was great as i had everything documented. My advice would be to keep following-up with her and be patient.
Also, i didn't find her pushy at all but maybe i knew what i wanted so she didn't really have to "sell" me on anything. She gave me the cost and i went back to do my own cost analysis and then made a decision.
Hope this helps!
Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:12 PM
Posted 19 March 2010 - 03:56 PM
What all did you take with you? I wasn't sure how much stuff they would be willing to put on the reception tables, etc. Like did you do placecards, personalized napkins, favors, etc.?
Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:05 AM
For the 'reception' we're just picking a resturant when we get down there that we want to eat at after the wedding. Paying $75 per person when you're already at an AI is rediculus!
I'm bringing small glass jars with our names, the date and "Turks and Caicos" engraved on them. We're going to fill them with sand from the island. We're considering this the party favor at the reception.
We're also giving our guest welcome bags when they get there. We're having us call them and we'll meet them at their room instead of having the resort drop them off... saves us a couple bucks.
Kendall- Where in PA do you live? I live in Harrisburg. If you want to get together after my wedding, i can give you all the helpful hints you might need
Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:56 AM
Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:31 PM
I'm getting married at Beaches in Turks and Caicos in July. My dealings with Monica and not been very helpful (thank god for this website and TA Maureen). When talking with monica I don't like the swag that is offered in BB, she told me I would be looking at 175-575 for other options. Needless to say, we will be bringing down real touch flowers in our carry on!!!! As for photographers heard mixed reviews for the on-site ones at beaches and are currently talking to Tropical Images.....Someone had mentioned that sooo we will be able to pick our on photographers. I plan on bringing my own sand ceremony stuff, chair sashes, script, asile runner, music and favors, we will see if they let or should I say how much they charge for us to use our own stuff.
If anyone as any other reccommendations please let me know.
Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:27 PM
Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:42 AM
Many, many things have changed with the weddings now that Martha Stewart has come onboard. So if someone had a wedding last year or even in January/start of February this year the things that were once allowed are completely different. It is not nearly as flexible as it once was, as MS is very strict about her vision. The Miami WC's have to work within those confines.
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