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#231 mistibuard

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    Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:36 AM

    I'm not sure Brandy..



    Originally Posted by Brandy 

    Misti, do you know if its the same in every state?

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    #232 mistibuard

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      Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:45 AM

      Hmm...no, we definitely don't have to get married here in Texas before or after Turks & Caicos.


      Honestly, you do not have to even register it with the state at all (not Texas at least). So for instance, if you're from San Francisco, got married there, etc. and then you moved to Texas, there is no need to register it with the state of Texas. I think most people do it just to feel comfortable. Truthfully, I probably will too :)


      What all have you completed? Do you have any DIY projects? You can definitely start on those!

      Originally Posted by caroleandchad 

      60 days away!! How exciting! I feel like I need to do so much... I have done nothing except book the VIW package and the Trash the Dress session. Any other tips on what I should be working on right now?? Yes I was looking at some of the other brides who have said they have had to actually get married again in their own county to make it legal and that it was a big pain.


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      #233 Brandy

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        Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:09 AM

        Are you planning on doing a private reception, you could pick out your menu.

        You could book any spa appointments or excursions for your guests.

        Pick out any significant songs like first dance.

        Book any kind of entertainment, like DJ.

        #234 caroleandchad

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          Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:44 PM

          I don't think I am going to do a private reception but I am not 100 percent sure. I guess it depends on how many people end up going for sure, so far we have 6 rooms booked including ours. I want to do some DIY projects and maybe work on the welcome bags but still not sure how many actual people will be able to attend. What other DIY projects can I do that don't require a headcount? haha. Thanks for the info Misti, the thought of having to get married before or after doesnt sound real ideal to me. I saw on the new Sandals blog (off of the Beaches site) that a couple did a hobbie cat boat race with all of their guest the morning of the wedding... it looks fun! I want to do that! Are you guys decorating the other tables aside from the head table? I have read where some of the brides actually take things to decorate with but that might be a lot of packing for me! One thing I really want is sheer bows on the chairs, but I might just have to have Beaches do it.

          #235 wilsonj2

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            Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:38 PM

            Originally Posted by caroleandchad 

            Hello everyone! I am sooooooooo ready for June to be here! I have a couple of quick questions.. I am brainstorming on whether or not I should do the Vision in white package or just do the BB package and have the white arch added? Im just struggling justifying 2900.00 for not many extras! Also..I am in Texas and wandering if anyone has the info on actually filing the marriage certificate local to make it official? Do we just take the one the resort gives us and file it? Im getting so excited, I wish my dress would come in.... I want to wear it right now! haha

            Hi Carole,


            We're getting married at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, and we're doing the BB theme with just the white arch added ($600)...seems like a lot, but I want something to stand under.  I honestly like the BB table/cake/flowers better that the Vision ones.  I will also upgrade my bouquet to the white roses (Chic and Natural).  Hope that helps!

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            #236 Lizzdee

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              Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:56 PM

              For any of you girls that are doing the private reception...how are you handling the first dance?? Are you going with a dj or ipod? Ideas and suggestions needed!!


              We just want to do the ipod....but how would u do the first dance?  sigh.....

              #237 jessimd

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                Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:35 AM


                We are doing the 3 hour private reception and doing a DJ!!!!

                If you are wanting to do the Ipod. I would just ask to see if they have a mic for somebody to introduce you and have your first dance after dinner!!!

                #238 Brandy

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                  Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:44 AM

                  I was told by monica that they handle that, Im not sure how they do it exactly but they provide you with your first dance/song.

                  #239 caroleandchad

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                    Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:46 AM

                    Wow thanks! Well 600 is alot better than 2900.00.. so I might consider that! What else do you think are the main differences between the packages?

                    #240 mistibuard

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                      Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:55 AM

                      Hey girls,


                      I found this Beaches review (and somewhat of a wedding review) on TripAdvisor..and I wanted to share.


                      I travelled to Beaches with my partner and 3 year old daughter to get married in December 2010, it is a very long flight from the UK, with a stop in the Bahamas to drop off it is 13 hours, so very tired on arrival but sailed through the airport and into the taxi waiting for us.
                      Arrived at Beaches to a warm welcome with cocktails and cold towels, was taken to our room straight away.
                      We stayed in a Parrot Cay Honeymoon suite in the Caribean Village, i had read lots of bad things about this part on this site but we found our room to be very nice, large and well presented with a whirlppol bath and huge TV in both rooms. The Italian Village is classed as the better part and is much more expensive to stay in but were not as keen on this part as it was busy and well, Italian!! and if we wanted that we would have gone to Italy, we found the Caribean village more authentic and quieter and would stay here again.

                      We tried most of the restaurants in our stay, all were fantastic in their own way. Favourites would be Arizona's for lunch, they do a great Grill by the beach with lots of salad and sides. Sapodillas is out of this world, i had wonderful lobster and y husband had Ostrich, both stunning. Kimonos is a great fun place to eat, our daughter loved the singing and fun. All the bars do great cocktails and the coffee shop has great coffee and cakes on tap. I really couldnt fault the food at Beaches it was all very good.

                      The kids club was great, my daughter wanted to go every morning and talked of the fun she had non stop, the shows and parades are also very good, this place is so geared for children but still adult friendly too. We hired a babysitter on the night of our wedding and she was very friendly and my daughter was very happy with her.

                      Our wedding day was perfect for us, simple but we were made to feel so special by Patricia our wedding planner, we chose to get married in one of the Gazebo's and had our reception on one of the covered Decks by the sea. The photos we had taken were beautiful, i was so happy with them i hardly knew how to choose!

                      The staff at Beaches are so friendly and helpful, they couldnt do enough for us, calling our room to make sure everything was ok daily and sending fruit to our room just to say hello, any query we had was dealt with quickly and efficiently.

                      The resort itself is beautiful, the gardens are kept so lovely, gardeners can be seen all the time keeping it up to standard. All the pools are lovely, we tended to spend our time in the Arizona pool as it was quiet and had the waterfall but we also liked the French pool. The only complaint i had on the whole trip was that the toddler part of Pirate Island wasnt working for our stay and this was the only part our daughter could use which was a shame.
                      The beach is beautiful and the sea was the bluest i have ever seen.

                      All in all i can not fault Beaches Turks and Caicos, I had very high expectations as it was very expensive but all my expectations were met and it was worth every penny, my daughter talks about it every day and will do for a very long time im guessing. For families with young or old children, this is a very special place. When we left the staff in the departure lounge of Beaches sang a song to us "when you leave turks and caicos you have water in your eyes" they were right, we didnt want to leave and cant wait to go back.

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