Its my first post on BDW! I've been a silent member for a few weeks and have finally gathered enough information to feel like I have some idea on what's going and a ton of questions on how to put it all together. Planning our wedding is going to be so much fun! Thank you for all your brilliant ideas and suggestions!
My Fiance and I are heading to the Bahamas Feb 24-28 to do some reconnaissance. Here's what we're thinking in terms of Vendors.
Wildflower- I've viewed their website and pictures of their work and I think they are very talented. I have a meeting scheduled
with them for when we get down there.
Anyone know how their prices compare to say Floral Arts and Full House Floral Events. I looked at their websites, but wasn't
blown away. Is that just the pictures they're showing. Anyone use them for their wedding?
The O&O wants to charge us $1400 for our wedding cake. I think that's asinine.
Swiss Pastry Shoppe- I've seen this place listed a few times on the threads. Has anyone used them? Anyone gone for a cake
Anyone know any other pastry shops?
Everyone is raving about Jose Ageeb. Does anyone have his contact info?
Has anyone used anyone else? We really want someone with a "club-like" dj feel.
Ceremony Performer- I'm thinking a violinist? Does anyone know of one?
Steel Drum band- we'd love to hire one for either our rehearsal dinner or cocktail hour. The O&O is quoting me $500-1200/hr.
Is that the going rate- or are they hiking up the price?
Junkanoo Band- has anyone ever experienced one of these? I've youtub'd them and I have mixed feelings...
Fire dancers- anyone have any recommendations?
Matthew Sweeting- everyone is raving about him as well. My fiance is Jewish and I'm christian but we're both wayyy more
spiritual than religious. Is he a good fit?
Also, anyone know any good rabbis? We're not sure that we'll use one but I'd like to meet with one just in case.
I'm stressing out about this vendor.
I'm not even sure how pricing works for them. How is everyone structuring their contracts? I'd like them to shoot my whole
weekend (casino night, pool party, rehearsal dinner, getting ready, wedding, reception, late night, brunch and trash the dress...).
Am I going to be selling off my first born for something like this?
Has anyone flown in a photographer? How does that pricing work??
If anyone has actually figures or even sample contracts that they feel comfortable sharing, please message me.
Anyone have any names? Right now I'm finding photographers in california and miami, but i'd love to have some local as I think
they will be more reasonably priced. Am I right?
Hair and Make-up
I'd love to have 2-3 artist come to our room and get all the ladies ready. Anyone have any trusted stylists?
Right now my only idea is to go to the Mac store in Nassau and see if I can hire someone from there...
Has anyone used Destinationweddings.com? I hear that they not only get you group discounts on flights but also set up
payment plans with 0% interest. Sounds almost too good to be true??
Guys, thank you so much. You all have been so amazing in the other threads I've read!