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Originally Posted by TaylorKendall View Post

 

Hey ladies... Especially past brides. How was the beaches videos? Were they good quality or should I just save my money? Also, did any of you get flowers from florist's inside of T&C vs. natural touch ones? & where, in your opinion, is the best place to have the reception? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get prepared!!

Thanks!!!

Hi Taylor!

 

We had our reception outside of Schooner's...I loved it there! We had a small group though. I have seen a bunch of the locations for the reception and honestly anywhere on the property is beautiful!

 

We also did Natural Touch flowers, not real ones..and we had a guest video our ceremony and 1st dances and such...so we didn't use Beaches for that.

 

~Jess

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Hi everyone -

 

I just got back from my Wedding at Beaches Turks and Caicos.  I had a November Wedding.  I would be happy to give any advise to anyone if you have any specific questions.  There is so much I wish that I knew prior to going.

 

Turks and Caicos - was wonderful.  Beautiful, perfect weather temperature, friendly people, easy to get to from the East Coast.

 

Beaches - it was a wonderful vacation place.  The staff was so friendly, always saying hello, greeting you, asking you about your stay... they really made it a great place.  The room attendents, cleaning staff, beverage stocking people for your room were great.  They went above an beyond for me.  They even threw away my Dom bottle that I was going to safe from my wedding and they went and dug it out of the trash for me.

 

The food was great - my 90 year old grandfather who hasn't enjoyed a steak for 5 years even said that they tenderloin we the best he had in forever.

 

Activities - so much to do.  I am anxious to go back because I didn't even get to do everything.

 

As for my wedding -

I think overall Beaches really needs to develop a better system for setting up your wedding.  The wedding planning was very difficult.  I think that they could really develop a nice packet they could send you in the mail and go through everything you want and mail it back.  It would even be nice to develop a computer program to go through and choose what you want and it would develop a spread sheet on how much everything would cost.

 

Another negative is them not allowing you pick the locations you would like for your wedding prior to getting there.   They show you these beautiful ocean views where your reception could be but then tell you, that you will choose that when you arrive.    I think that you really need to know what you could specifically have prior to getting there - ex. the specific locations in pictures - how it would look on the wedding day, and how many people it can accommadate.  When I met with the wedding coordinator at the resort she showed me 2 locations for my ceremony and 2 locations for the reception.  The wedding ceremony location was great - if you can get the Schooner's deck you won't be disappointed - it is beautiful and overlooks the ocean.    This is great for larger groups.  As for the reception - I was given the choice of 2 locations - the first one was the Carribean resort pool - (Iguana Pool)  and the other was the Carribbean Village Basketball court.  To be honest I cannot believe that this is a choice - there was nothing elegant about the Basketball court.  When I inquired about some of the other locations that I saw in the brochure - I was informed that they were already taken because the sales department also books private receptions for groups and it wouldn't accommodate the size of my group ( I had 40 guests).  I was a little upset at first because I really thought that if you book early you should get to choose the locations, but they said they don't allow prebooking of locations.  On the brightside - the Iguana pool was a wonderful place to have the reception - I would advise it - the pool lighting and the strings of lights over the bar area was great!  I thought that it was a perfect location.  I wouldn't have have been able to see the ocean view anyways because it is dark in November by 5:30.  So I was really happy how the situation turned out.  I just think that brides should be aware of this.

 

The food that I had was great at the wedding.  Push for them allowing you to have 2 entree choices for the wedding.  They initially were only going to let me pick one, but I pushed for 2 and they allowed it.  I picked the Beef Tenderloin and Mahi Mahi and they were both great.   Appetizer was the crab cake - not my favorite - I think I would choose something different if I had know.  Caeser salad was great.  And the Chocolate Desert was fabulous!

 

I chose to add a tier on my wedding cake for $100.00 so I had three layers -  I am glad I did that because the 2 layer cake look pretty small and if you have a bigger group you are going to need it.

 

I hired a DJ for 1 hour because they are expensive - in Turks and Caicos they don't run the deal like they do at the other Beaches and Sandals resort for more hours.  I strongly advise that you have what you want your DJ to play and exactly what you want them to do - announce the speeches, father daughter dance, garter etc...  if not they won't do it.  My family had to go and ask for a microphone for the speeches and the next thing we new he was saying last dance of the night so my new husband and I got up and dances and then my parents jumped in.  I know at my planning session that I said I didn't have any specific song that I wanted to dance to but that we wanted classic music so not to offend anyone.  They said the DJ would do his best.

 

After the wedding we just went all over the resort - we stopped for karyoke at Cricketers and then went to Club Liquid - we had a blast all night.

 

Flowers - Ok so I don't know exactly what to say here.  I wanted white dendrobium orchids for my tables which they said that I could substitute - since I was just doing to Bridal Beginnings package.    Well they ordered the wrong ones - and they were great and trying fix the problem with the white flowers since they had magenta.  To be honest I would have been happy sticking with the magenta, but they really wanted to fix their problem.  So they talked to the florist and they were going to substitute the flowers with white roses and lilies - so I thought that I was getting a better deal.  Turns out they gave me 1 rose per centerpiece - wilted lilies - and some other pink and white fillers - they looked bad.   The flowers weren't good.  They were gracious and credited me 50% of the price - but really I wish I just got the magenta flowers.   Everything is preordered to the island and they get their orders on Tuesday only so if it isn't there your aren't going to get it.    Now for the bouquets - they are expensive and you literally only get 5 stems for $75.00.  I did synthetic orchids for the boutenniers for the men and they looked good.  I think to do it all over I would save the money on the flowers go to Joann's or Michaels and buy stems for my bridesmades.  I have seen some posts for synthetic bouquest bought by other brides and they looked good.

 

I would definitely go to Beaches again and stay.  The all inclusive is wonderful and there is so much to do.  However with the amount of what the wedding will cost you if you have more than 8 people attending, I think I would have hired a wedding planner down there and have the wedding at another resort.

 

Brides know before you book - when they say reception included - it is only a 30 minute cold appetizer and wine reception for up to 8 people.  After 8 people it is 15.00 per person.  A 1 hour reception is 25.00 per person.  There is no dinner.

 

If you want a dinner it is only a 2 hour or 3 hour.  The better deal is 3 hours if you have over 10 rooms booked because they will give you a 15.00 credit per person on the 3 hour dinner.  But the 3 hour dinner is 75.00 per person.  The frustrating part is that it is an all inclusive resort that you are paying for.  You also have to pay for guests that stay in other resorts down there to come in 150 per person if you book the 3 hour reception.  If you don't have a 3 hour reception it is like 370 per person to come in either 9-6 or 6-2. 

 

Also, I didn't particularly like the Beaches photography down there based on the sample pictures online.  So I hired an outside photographer - I had a book a room for them for 3 days in order to use them.  I am so glad that I did because they were wonderful - we got them for 5 hours instead of the 2 hours with beaches - and they are giving us all of the 1800 pictures they took instead of the 200 limit that beaches will give you for $2000.  Another reason why I might consider having my wedding at a different resort or location on the island to save on the room fees and be able to hire a great photographer.  I didn't actually have beaches take any photos of us so I really can't comment on photo experience - I am just going by he sample photos that I see online - they are unedited and no attention to details.  There are shots of mens shirts gapping open at the button holes.

 

I think that if you are going to have a small wedding Beaches would be great.  I think if you are going to have a larger destination wedding - look for alternatives - I don't think it is worth what you are going to pay.  I suggest looking at the website www.brillant.tc in the blog section to look at wedding at other resorts on the island.

 

The wedding coordinator at Beaches Patricia was WONDERFUL - she really tried her best to give me everything that I wanted.  I know that hands are tied when it comes to corporations and prices.  She was right there when we arrived and called me and really tried to make everything perfect.  The weddings just seemed like an assembly line put together routine.   No personalized details or options. 

 

I am really glad that I didn't upgrade the wedding to Visions of white or anything like that - I don't think for the cost it would have been worth it.

 

I have other kudos and recommendations - so if anyone has questions please let me know.

 

I hope this helps - I don't want anyone to think that I didn't love my wedding - just I wish I knew some things beforehand because I would have done stuff differently.

 

Good luck to all future brides.  If you have questions please let me know!

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Hello all!!

 

I have my wedding coming up in January 2013. Note to ALL brides with future dates coming up...I highly suggest sending out your invitations sooner than later. I sent mine out the first week in September requesting all RSVP's back by December 1st.... All the low end rooms are all sold out now. Alot of the people that thought they were going to attend are not now because they don't have the means to reserve a suite.

 

-If youhave people staying off the resort here is the cost for them to come to beaches resort:

Rehearsal dinner day: $255pp

Wedding Day: $75pp on top of what you pay for their food

FYI!!!!!

 

I have been speaking with Roxi almost daily now so please let me know any questions you might have!

 

Some questions I have had...

 

-has anyone has the "well wine"? I am looking to upgrade to the manager's wine list, but want to see if the wine they have with the deluxe bar is fine?

 

-did anyone inquiry about having cigars at the wedding??

 

-DJ: Did you give the DJ a list of songs you wanted played?

 

-I am looking to bring my own plate chargers and napkin rings...has anyone else do anything like this??

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I would suggest to keep a constant flow. Make use of a good MC to guide the guests along so that you don't have to worry about organising the guests! Point also to make is that you must enjoy your special day!

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Hey all!  My name is Taylor and I have been browsing this site for awhile now!  Everything is so helpful so far!  Our wedding is May 25th 2013 at 3pm.  I had to move back my phone appointment with the wedding coordinator so I am feeling slightly behind and not sure what steps I should be taking!  We are looking to have about 40 people.  I don't have a final count yet.  My biggest thing is trying to decide the flow of the day.  The wedding will be at 3 and then we will get a 30 minute cocktail reception.  I would love to start a 2 hour reception later, around 6.  Does anyone have any suggestions for this?  Thanks all!  Happy Thanksgiving!  

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Congratulations!

I am planning my wedding there for July 2013 and Roxi is also our wedding coordinator. I havent had my session with the coordinator yet. I am anxious to know if they have any indoor options for the wedding ceremonies? Also we want to bring our ipod to play our music for the ceremony and reception, but not sure if we will be allowed to use it. Can you let me know what she tells you as far as providing your own music?  I am excited and nervous about the do's and don't of this resort. Any input for you would be very much appreciated!

 

Thanks in advance,

D

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Purchase Date: June 2012

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HERE'S MY REVIEW FOR BEACHES TURKS AND CAICOS WEDDING

JUNE 2,2012

 

BEFORE I BEGIN MY REVIEW I WANT TO SAY THAT WE HAD THE BEST TIME EVER AND OUR WEDDING WAS BEAUTIFUL.!! A FEW MINOR SETBACKS BUT WE STILL MANAGED TO HAVE THE WEDDING OF OUR DREAMS!

 

 

 

PROVO AIRPORT:

VERY SMALL AIRPORT. THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS THAT THE RESORT BRINGS YOU TO THE DEPARTURE FLIGHT WAY TO EARLY. YOU LITERALLY SIT AT THE AIRPORT FOR HOURS WAITING FOR YOUR DEPARTURE FLIGHT WHEN YOU COULD BE ENJOYING A FEW MORE HOURS OF YOUR VACATION AT THE RESORT. ALSO GET READY TO WALK THE RUNWAY IT IS A LONG WALK TO THE ACTUALLY AIRPORT FROM THE RUNWAY. DO NOT BRING TOO MANY CARRY ON BAGS.

 

ARRIVAL AT THE RESORT:

WHEN WE ARRIVED AT THE RESORT WE FOUND OUT THAT THE NOROVIRUS WAS GOING AROUND. JUST MY LUCK . I WAS SO SCARED TO TAKE A CRUISE BECAUSE OF NOROVIRUS AND I GOT IT ANYWAY LOL . WE WERE LUCKY NO ONE IN OUR PARTY REALLY GOT SICK BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER IF THEY DID BECAUSE WE HAVE A FEW PEOPLE WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.ANYWAY THEY SHUT DOWN THE RESORT THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING BUT WE WERE STILL ABLE TO HAVE IT. WE WERE ONE OF THE LAST PEOPLE AT THE RESORT BEFORE IT GOT SHUT DOWN. WE WERE NOT ABLE TO DO MANY OF ACTIVITIES AND THE FOOD WAS LIMITED. BUT WE STILL MANAGED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME. WE ALSO FOUND OUT THAT SOME PEOPLE WERE GETTING A FREE VACATION TO COME BACK NEXT YEAR BUT WE MISSED THE CUTOFF BECAUSE WE LEFT ON WEDNESDAY AND IT WAS ONLY FOR PEOPLE LEAVING THURSDAY OR LATER. I FEEL THAT WE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOMETHING SINCE OUR HONEYMOON WAS LIMITED BUT ITS OK BECAUSE AT LEAST WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE A WEDDING SOME OTHER BRIDES WERE BEING SHIPPED TO JAMAICA OR POSTPONED. COULD HAVE BEEN ALOT WORSE.WE ORIGINALLY BOOKED THE FRENCH VILLAGE FOR OUR GROUP. WHEN WE GOT THERE THE RESORT WAS NICE. IF I HAD TO DO IT AGAIN I WOULD HAVE DEFINITELY DONE THE ITALIAN VILLAGE. MUCH NICER ROOMS. WE ACTUALLY TOLD THE DESK AT THE FRENCH VILLAGE THAT WE WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE ROOMS AND THEY UPGRADED US NO CHARGE TO ITALIAN VILLAGE SUITE FOR OUR HONEYMOON . SCORE!!!!

 

THE TOWN:

WE WENT DOWNTOWN FOR A DAY AND IT WAS VERY NICE.TOOK A CAB IT WAS $7 A PERSON. LOTS OF UPSCALE SHOPPING. VERY FUN LOTS OF UNIQUE THINGS TO BRING BACK HOME!!!!!!

 

THE FOOD:

THE FOOD WAS NOT GREAT. THE ONLY THING GOOD WAS THE BREAKFAST AT MARIOS!!!!!!!!!

I FILLED UP ON BREAKFAST EVERYDAY AND WAS GOOD WITH THAT!

 

 

OUR WEDDING:

OUR WEDDING WAS AMAZING!!!!!

WE GOT MARRIED AT SUNSET. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE NOROVIRUS WAS THE RESORT WAS DESOLATE NOT ALOT OF PEOPLE WALKING BY OR IN PICTURES WHICH WAS KIND OF A BLESSING LOL

OUR DJ WAS AMAZING CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HIM. HE WAS YOUNG AND KNEW JUST THE RIGHT MUSIC TO PLAY. OUR MUSIC WAS FANTASTIC. SOME PEOPLE IN THE VILLAS BY OUR LOCATION WERE COMING OUT OF THERE ROOMS TO DANCE.

OUR PHOTOGRAPHER WAS OK HE DID NOT LISTEN TO ANYTHING WE WANTED HE KEPT SAYING " BE QUITE AND NOBODY GETS HURT" LOL I DIDN'T SAY A WORD AFTER THAT BUT THE PICTURES CAME OUT PRETTY GREAT. A COUPLE OF THINGS I WOULD HAVE LIKED HIM TO DO WAS TAKE PICTURES OF THE TABLE OR THE CEREMONY SITE WHICH HE DIDN'T DO BUT IT WAS OK BECAUSE MY VIDEO WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE IT.

THE PASTOR WAS GOOD. THE CEREMONY WAS LITERALLY 10 MINS BUT IT WAS OK BECAUSE IT WAS SO HOT WE WERE ALL MELTING. THE WEATHER WAS BEAUTIFUL THAT DAY.LL

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THATS ALL FOR NOW IF YOU BRIDES HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS JUST POST IT ON BEACHES TURKS AND CAICOS ROLL CALL! 

HAPPY PLANNING TO ALL!

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I really adore the pink roses placed with the wedding cake. This is really great. Not to flashy just perfect! The photo on the pier is also so beautiful!

 

Great pictures

 

 

Peter

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