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#1021 LaurenMarie

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    Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:48 PM



    So glad you had a great time!  We LOVED it as well!


    Future brides- please don't stress!!  You will have a FABULOUS wedding and a GREAT time!  My fiance and I (as well as our families) keep talking about when we're going to go back!  I miss it already, and it's only been about 2 months!!!

    #1022 LaurenMarie

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      Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:49 PM

      Oops, I referred to my "husband" as my "fiance"...still not used to the "husband" terminology...especially on this website...LOL!!!

      #1023 beachbride0519

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        Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:03 AM

        Hi Ladies!


        This is mine and my fiance's first marriage.


        I have a 5 year old son, my fiance doesn't have any kids and we have 2 boston terriers :)



        Originally Posted by MTruvillio 

        Just for fun I thought I woudl take a poll of the T & C brides to be & newlyweds.  Tell us:


        • Is this your 1st, 2nd, or too many to count (lol) marriage? 


        • Do you or your FI have kids?  If so, how many?  (You can include furkids if you want )


        I'll start....This is my second marriage  (I'm a widow). 


        I have two teenage boys and  1 dog.  My FI has 4 furkids (Cats) which my dog wants to eat




        Beaches Turks & Caicos

        I'm finally a Mrs!! :)

        #1024 MTruvillio

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          Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:56 AM

          Hi LaurenMarie,


          Where did you get your flowers.?  What kind are they?   I think they look so pretty against the T&C sky and water.





          Originally Posted by LaurenMarie 

          Oops, I referred to my "husband" as my "fiance"...still not used to the "husband" terminology...especially on this website...LOL!!!


          Mary & Jim

          Beaches Turks & Caicos

          June 4, 2012

          #1025 TimsWife2B

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            Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:07 AM

            Anyone know how long it takes to get your official marriage license after the wedding?  I am getting anxious to change my name.... I can finally get rid of my ex's last name which is greek and I always have to spell....I will never have to spell my last name again because I am a Miller!!! yay!


            Also just an update....it's been 3 weeks since the wedding - still haven't received the refund for the services they messed up and still haven't received my wedding video but after multiple inquiries I was told I should have the link no later than Friday...we'll see!

            Brandy & Tim
            July 3, 2011 12:00 pm
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            #1026 Kendall

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              Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:59 AM

              Timswife2B:  It took about 7 weeks for us to get our official certificate.  It looked almost identical to the certificates we were given by the minister at the resort. 


              Just so you know, I took one of the notarized certificates that we were given at the wedding to Social Security and they let me change my name with that (since it had a notary seal on it) and then was able to change my Driver's License, etc. also.  So you probably don't have to wait for the actual marriage license.  The marriage certificates seemed to work.  Hope that helps!

              #1027 Brandy

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                Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:33 AM


                It took the full 12 weeks to get ours, but like kendall said, I took the one the resort gave us and used that and they let me change my name without any problems at all!

                #1028 emiliehughes

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                  Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:22 AM

                  Hello everyone! I am back from Turks and everything went great! The wedding was great! We had a four o clock wedding and we booked our pictures with Brilliant so we skipped out on our own reception! But since it was just four of us it wasnt that big a deal. We were the talk of the resort! The wedding cordinator told us the next day that we were the very first couple who did not show up for our own reception! We did not tell them about the pictures we booked with brilliant! IT was so fun working with Brilliant! We felt like movie stars! If you have a chance to book with them DO IT!!!! Be sure to book your wedding time earlier so you can experience everything with your wedding! We booked with brilliant at the last minute so we couldnt change our wedding time! But it was all good! We also went  to an outside vendor to order our flowers because i could get what i wanted for only 150.00. Monica was trying to charge me 600.00 for something i did not want. I used Unique right on the island. We slipped up and told the wedding cordinator about using an outside vendor and she was NOT HAPPY. She tried to find out the name of who we used but we changed the subject. She kept calling to get the name but we would not give her that info. I had the florist deliver the flowers the day before to make sure its what i wanted. It was not. I sent an email and asked them to redo the flowers with what i wanted. I sent a picture a month before i arrived on the island. They were very nice and made it right. The wedding cordinator made us think that security was so tight that the florist would not be able to deliver the flowers without her approval but thats not true. The florist is the same florist who brings those pitiful looking flowers that are included in the wedding package. There are alot of politics in managment it seems. The locals stick together that arent in managment. We downsized our wedding package from 90 photos to 18 and im so glad i did. It was just enough to get the wedding. Thats all i needed. The quality of the pictures compared to Brilliant well there is no comparison! The album that you get from beaches is just that....an empty album with no photos! I thought we would get some pictures in the album! You really are just paying alot of money for a disk of pics. Beaches resort was awesome! We had so much fun. We were busy all the time! We did take a trip to Da conck shack! That cab ride cost us 80.00 round trip! But we had a good time! The water in Turks is like non ive ever seen! It is heaven on earth! We will for sure be going back to turks!!! WE loved it!!! Ill post some pics. We took a million!

                  #1029 genleblanc

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                    Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:29 AM

                    Hi everyone,


                    We had our first call with our WC Roxi yesterday.  She was actually in Jamiaca so I think she was just brought in to help Monica with her workload.  The call was ok, I certainly felt that it was a sales pitch and they did try to sell us on everything in their booklet.  We have already booked our session with Brilliant so I said no to the Beaches photographer but got the simple edits video.  We have booked our wedding for 1pm on May 9th, 2012 and will have a 1hr cocktail after the wedding with the steel pan player before we make our way over to the neighbouring resort to meet with Ileana for some family/guest and wedding shots.  Then we have booked our 2 hour reception dinner at 6 pm later that day - no entertainment though, we thought we would just play our iPod in the background for music during dinner.  We are also doing the trash the dress session the next day, both me and my FI are really excited for the session and we are totally amazed by all of the beautiful pictures on the Brilliant blog - thank you all for your wonderful recommendations!


                    I was surprised that they asked us to pay for all our confirmed upgrades up front, but in the end, I guess we were ok with it.  Also, I was blown away on the very high price of flowers for boutennieres for the dads and best man, and mom corsages.  The maid of honor bouquet was $250 - yikes!  I'm going to have to think of an alternative!


                    She tried really hard to sell us on the star lighting package - is this really necessary?  Ileana told us that sunset was around 7pm, and I'm assuming that there would be some lighting around the available reception areas?  From the pictures that were sent to us, I am liking the jacuzzi deck and the French pavilion as reception areas.


                    Anyone not get married on the Beach?  Did you purchase any flower petals or lawn aisle?  I guess these are things that I won't know if I want until I actually see the area.



                    #1030 emiliehughes

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                      Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:15 AM

                      Gen, just be prepared. The options you have to get married are the beach, a gazebo (number one) gazebo (number two)............all of which are right in the areas of alot of traffic. The less of the 3 were the beach.

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