I'm getting married in July 2013. I visited the island to scout out resorts and meet a few vendors. The island is amazing! I visited five resorts and narrowed it down to Seven Stars or Somerset. I asked the people that work at them about some of the vendors I heard for weddings. Shenique from Sheque Perfection came up all 5 times. She does cost slightly more than Maximes. I had a trial with Anne from there and was pleased but decided last minute to have a trial with Shenique as well. I decided to book Shenique. Ann is less at cost but her call out fee is $50 which make it comparable. I was more comfortable with Shenique and her work plus she's done a few celebrities and I must say that put me more at ease. She is the only one one that does both hair and makeup and I liked that I don't need two separate people. My hair and makeup, music and food are the three most important things to me on my wedding day.
For DJ I'm going with DJ William. He was recommended by by two of my friends that got married there. I didn't meet him but I heard he works with the top wedding planners on the island.
The food at the Sands and Mango Reef are both really good. They both have high rise beach view decks and the locations are great for rehearsal dinners.