I just got back from my wedding at Beaches, it was perfect in every way! Better than expected. Here is a reveiw I wrote on the resort itself
I will be writing one soon on the wedding experience. I had 27 guests (including us.) We received all the free inclusions including the rehearsal dinner. We had our rehearsal dinner under the beach hut. There is no music, you can pay $150 for one hour for their sound system (no DJ.) That is totally not worth it. We actually unplugged the radio/ipod player from our room and brought it with us and played our own ipod music and it was enough. They had no problem with us pulling that out and plugging it in.
I got the free manicure and pedicure. I paid the $90 for my hair on the day of the wedding. I did not do a trial. They are actually really good and quick with the hair at the spa.
We paid for a private reception. We recieved the free 1 hour cocktail party and paid for a 3 hour reception and added a 3 hour DJ. It was perfect and just the right amount of time. Could not have been better.
I was most worried about the pictures b/c I heard they dont touch them up and theyre not very good. I was expecting pretty bad, and they all were awesome. The photographer is only with you for 2 hours, we paid for an extra hour to have pics at our reception. She did all the photographs we wanted, and more. We paid for the traditional package for $1400 for 110 pics. We bought an extra 50 for $200 more. THey all turned out so good and dont even need touching up.
Everyone is SO friendly and accommodating there, it's unreal. I miss it already! Our wedding was 4/6/13.