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#1651 jeno111213

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    Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

    Hello brides!! I am getting married at Beaches in Turks on 11-12-13!!! I have my conference call with the planner next month. So of course now I have alot of questions and I am trying not to freak out. So since I am having a big group I will get the beauftiful beginings wedding theme included in my package. But my wedding colors are fuchsia and tangerine. Does anyone know anything like if they would change the colors for me or what? And I guess charge me for the difference? I know the bouquet for the beautiful beginings theme the flowers are magenta. That does not and could not go for my wedding. And I really dont wanna have to do fake ones..but I am not paying these crazy amount of $ of the bouquets Beaches offers if they will not work with me. Also anyone just having a cocktail reception? I don't want to spend the $ per person for some fancy sit down dinner when its not what we want. But I don't really know how it works? Like if we want to have our first dance & dance with our parents. Anyone know? Anyone have pics from a wedding there? Id love to see! I need all the help I can get!! Thanks girls! :)

    #1652 beachbride0519

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      Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

      Congrats on booking your wedding!! I had the beautiful beginnings theme. You can choose white or magenta orchids for the bride bouquet. You can bring your own flowers or choose from the other bouquets they offer (which are very costly) most of the past brides end up using real touch bouquets because they can't get the colors they want in a budget friendly price...but it's totally up to you! I did a 1 hour cocktail reception after my ceremony...that's when we cut the cake, did our first dances, and mingled with the guests. It was very nice. After that we all went to Schooner's for dinner. So I didn't pay extra for a private sit down dinner, they just sat us all in the same area, with two big tables next to each other. Hope that helps!

      Hello brides!! I am getting married at Beaches in Turks on 11-12-13!!! I have my conference call with the planner next month. So of course now I have alot of questions and I am trying not to freak out. So since I am having a big group I will get the beauftiful beginings wedding theme included in my package. But my wedding colors are fuchsia and tangerine. Does anyone know anything like if they would change the colors for me or what? And I guess charge me for the difference? I know the bouquet for the beautiful beginings theme the flowers are magenta. That does not and could not go for my wedding. And I really dont wanna have to do fake ones..but I am not paying these crazy amount of $ of the bouquets Beaches offers if they will not work with me. Also anyone just having a cocktail reception? I don't want to spend the $ per person for some fancy sit down dinner when its not what we want. But I don't really know how it works? Like if we want to have our first dance & dance with our parents. Anyone know? Anyone have pics from a wedding there? Id love to see! I need all the help I can get!! Thanks girls! :)


      5~19~12
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      I'm finally a Mrs!! :)

      #1653 beachbride0519

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        Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

        We brought our own photographer...and let the wedding planner know that ON THE DAY of the wedding....During the on site planning session she asked us if we needed photos and we just said no. Only because I had heard that they give you a hard time...but honestly we had no problems. And then my Father in law video taped our ceremony and the cocktail reception. It came out vert nice and we didn't have to wait for anyone elses videos, we fot to see it as soon as we got home! :) The Beaches photographer will show up for ONE picture since you get a free photo with your theme and then will leave.

        I am also bringing my own photographer to the resort. What license are you referring to? As long as they are staying on the resort and are a part of your wedding group, there is no license requirement that I am aware of. I have spoken to Roxi about this and she has confirmed that nothing is needed. The day of you just inform the resort that you will not need a photographer for the wedding ceremony, although they will probably show up anyway. You've been warned!


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        I'm finally a Mrs!! :)

        #1654 kisha311

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          Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

          Originally Posted by blakdeevah 

          I was talking about the wedding licence that the other brides were talking about! What theme are you using? Are you having a sit down reception?

          You mean the marriage license? The resort handles that, so it is my assumption that your wedding coordinator at the resort handles that. We are going with the Seaside Serenade theme, and we are allowed to customize our colors with the theme. Yes, sit down reception because it is a big deal to both sets of parents. We have quite a large group of people traveling for the wedding so we can't wing it with a restaurant. So far we have 75 people confirmed and booked, so it's a big group! I was going to bring my own decor but just didn't want the extra hassle of traveling with that stuff in addition to the OOT bags and contents and everything else. We decided to pay more for piece of mind and sanity! Hopefully this makes sense to you. 


          Beaches Turks & Caicos - 30 Rooms booked with 80 guests confirmed so far!

          #1655 kisha311

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            Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

            Hey ladies I bought a bunch of pink jute tote bags to use as OOT bags for the ladies attending the wedding, and I bought too many. Just putting it out there if anyone was interested in getting some, they say Turks & Caicos June 2013 on them but are really good bags. I'm trying to lighten my life sooner rather than later and figured someone here could benefit from it. I have about 40 extra bags, maybe even more, and am willing to let them go for $1.75/bag. I will redo my listing in the classified section but letting you all know as well. 


            Beaches Turks & Caicos - 30 Rooms booked with 80 guests confirmed so far!

            #1656 carelessjupiter

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              Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

              Hello, Natalie and David March 6, 2013 1pm Well I just booked our trip and started planning our wedding. Yes I barely have 1 month 1/2 til our wedding and I'm just planning everything. The good thing is that since it will be just us I don't have much to do but find a dress. We are doing the free wedding and booked a photo shoot with briliant by tropical imaging. I think they do some amazing photos and so I don't plan to use the resort photographers. Although I would like at least one photo of us getting married. Since we have no guests we plan to maybe invite or ask a guest of the resort for 20 minutes of their time to take a photo. Is this silly? Or any other suggestions? Thanks much. Natalie

              #1657 blakdeevah

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                Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

                Originally Posted by kisha311 

                You mean the marriage license? The resort handles that, so it is my assumption that your wedding coordinator at the resort handles that. We are going with the Seaside Serenade theme, and we are allowed to customize our colors with the theme. Yes, sit down reception because it is a big deal to both sets of parents. We have quite a large group of people traveling for the wedding so we can't wing it with a restaurant. So far we have 75 people confirmed and booked, so it's a big group! I was going to bring my own decor but just didn't want the extra hassle of traveling with that stuff in addition to the OOT bags and contents and everything else. We decided to pay more for piece of mind and sanity! Hopefully this makes sense to you. 

                 

                WOW.. That is a lot.. We sent out the save te dates and I should know by march how many guests. I am expecting a large group too. I hope the sit down reception is not going to cost a harm and leg. I eard it between 50$ to 75$ per person? Let me know what you find out.



                #1658 jeno111213

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                  Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

                  [quote name="beachbride0519" url="/t/65487/beaches-turks-caicos-roll-call/1590#post_1858125"]Congrats on booking your wedding!! I had the beautiful beginnings theme. You can choose white or magenta orchids for the bride bouquet. You can bring your own flowers or choose from the other bouquets they offer (which are very costly) most of the past brides end up using real touch bouquets because they can't get the colors they want in a budget friendly price...but it's totally up to you! I did a 1 hour cocktail reception after my ceremony...that's when we cut the cake, did our first dances, and mingled with the guests. It was very nice. After that we all went to Schooner's for dinner. So I didn't pay extra for a private sit down dinner, they just sat us all in the same area, with two big tables next to each other. Hope that helps!

                  #1659 jeno111213

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                    Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

                    Thanks so much for ur thoughts n help! I am thinking of doing the real touch flowers! Did u bring or buy anything for decor for the cocktail reception? Or the ceremony? Im debating if i want or need to! I want it to look pretty n have no idea how its gonna look!! Did they do the introducing of the dances n stuff? Or did u have a dj? And did your wedding lady set up the dinner after? Thanks again :)

                    #1660 bmcmurray

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                      Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

                      They give you 2 separate options for sit down dinners.  There is a 2 hour sit down reception that is $50/pp and then there is a 3 hour sit down reception for $75/pp.  I actually chose the 2 hour reception and I am going to have a 1 hour free cocktail reception since I have enough rooms booked in my group.  This way it will be 3 hours altogether and I only have to pay $50/pp.  At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to do a private reception since it is an all inclusive resort BUT my mother talked me into it.  It will be nice to have the DJ and the privacy that we wouldn't be able to get at a restaurant.  But I'm sure either way, no matter what anyone chooses, is gorgeous.  My wedding is on May 8, 2013 and I cannot wait!!!!  Less than 4 months to go.  Everything is really starting to come together..

                       

                      Hey question for you ladies out there that did Welcome Bags at Beaches T&C, how did you hand them out?  Did you do it yourself or have the resort put them in your guests room?  I'm just trying to get different ideas here.  I'm thinking that I might hand them out to everyone at the Rehearsal dinner but I'm not sure yet...

                       

                      Brooke






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