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#1 barefootidos

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    Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:36 PM

    This site is amazing with such a wealth of info... and I'm totally overwhelmed! We def want to say 'I do" in T&C.. but where to stay? We're looking at next summer, and I know it's early, but I need to have a dollar figure so I can begin to save, and sell, and beg... hahaha j/k. It will be just the 2 of us, so this is not an elaborate ordeal by any means. Beaches is a great choice mainly b/c it's AI. The other resorts look amazing too... I want to be within walking distance to shops and restaraunts for sure. My main question being, does anyone have a spreadsheet they've compiled comparing the resorts that they would be willing to share? Also, I've found that the minimal wedding packages on the resorts are outrageously expensive. All I want is an officiant, someone to handle the paperwork, and maybe a bottle of champagne. Pics by TI are where I want to spend my money.... so amazing. Anyone have experience customizing the wedding packages? Any other brides that did a ceremony for just the 2 of you with advice/recommendations?

    Thanks in advance for your opinions!
    We say "I do" in Turks & Caicos 7.29.11

    #2 JanineA

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      Posted 19 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

      Hi there, so I would say roughly it is going to cost about $1200/pp depending on where you stay and perhaps the time of year. I am getting married at the Somerset on Grace Bay and it costs each of my guests roughly $1200 to attend (air and hotel for 4 days/3nights). At the Somerset there is an Intimate Vows package which is $2800 which includes wedding services of a coordinator, officiant, processing of legal documentation and mailing of marraige license, choice of ceremony and reception location, pre-ceremony set-up, bottle of champagne, in suite couples massage, bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere and wedding cake.
      There are however other planners on the island that can probably offer something along the lines of what you are looking for. Look into Diane at Island Harmony.
      Also Krys Mann from TI is on the site and is an invaluable source of info for anyone even considering T&C. Here is a link to one of her threads where she discusses the difference between several resorts.
      http://bestdestinati....t-there-44404/

      I think if you search through all the T&C threads you'll be able to find exactly what you are looking for. Good luck and don't hesitate to ask any questions.

      #3 Tropical Imaging

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        Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:45 PM

        Hi and welcome,
        We have so many different options in the T&C that it would help to know other than a simple ceremony, what else you are looking for in your stay. If you really want AI then Beaches or the new Veranda resort would be the only options (Club Med is also AI but is more of a singles club med so I wouldn't recommend it for a weddingmoon)

        You have also mentioned being able to walk to shops, restaurants etc, so with that comment, one of our other resorts that are condo style ( where you can eat out or in depending on your day as well as try out different restaurants on island) may be the place for you. We have a lot of price points on the island so think about what you envision your day and your holiday to be and maybe we can point you in the right direction...(lots of people around and activity or do you want secluded and quiet )(lots of activities offered or just relaxing with each other).

        The other option available would be renting a villa to give complete privacy and getting married there.

        Check out some of the threads on the T&C and don't hesitate to give me a shout to give you some ideas. You can also check out our wedding section on our blog and ask away!

        Congratulations!!!

        Krys

        #4 *Meagan*

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          Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:14 PM

          Hi there!!! Welcome to the forum!

          We were married at Beaches T&C this past January and I think it was perfect. The wedding is free and comes with a lot of fun little bonuses and you can add on and such! Definitely contact me if you have any questions. T&C is becoming more popular...so much fun and gorgeous!!!!!!! The whole island is really nice!

          #5 hockeymom97

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            Posted 20 June 2010 - 10:44 AM

            If it's going to just be the 2 of you, I would def look at Beaches since the wedding is included with the cost of the resort, plus the resort looks amazing. I haven't read one review where a bride came back from Beaches and didn't just love the resort! We are having a very small wedding as well (just parents and siblings) and I just couldn't justify spending thousands of extra dollars for a big wedding package.
            Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

            #6 Girasole

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              Posted 21 June 2010 - 07:39 AM

              If it is just the 2 of you there is plenty to do at the Beaches resort plus, like Heather said, the wedding fees, etc are included with a conceirge level room. It is definitely great for small groups.
              Chrissy & Jeremiah's Blog with Pictures...

              http://www.brilliant....island-escape/

              #7 barefootidos

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                Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:25 AM

                thanks very much you guys... i didn't realize the wedding was free with a concierge level room @ beaches. that def makes a difference. the wedding packages at other resorts were outrageous... it's hard to justify that price for just 2 people. as much as i would love to stay at a quiet little villa, i think beaches may be our best (financial) option. i agree, every bride seems to rave about beaches, and that makes a huge difference.

                thanks again ladies!
                We say "I do" in Turks & Caicos 7.29.11




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