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#11 kgillen1

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    Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

    Hello! I am looking into having my wedding at the Occidental in Aruba as well. I would love it if you could share with me some pictures, and information about your wedding! I have been talking with the Occidental a lot lately but it is always nicer to hear first hand someones experience! If you don't mind emailing me, it would be greatly appreciated, thank you!! kgillen423@gmail.com

     

    Kaitlyn 



    #12 Kristen112808

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      Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

      Congrats and welcome!! :)



      #13 mscheryl10

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        Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:01 AM

        Originally Posted by Justagirl 

        I just had my wedding at occidental in April 2012 and was devastating upset.  :( Here is a list! 

         

        1) Booking and canceling are common occurrences during planing a destination wedding. It was difficult to contact the hotel liaison who books and cancels the room.  It was very frustrating for my travel agent in the end.  They only have 1 liaison! Can you believe this? And when she was out sick there was no one for us to contact.  Very unprofessional. And gave us such a hassle. 

        2) The day of my wedding coordinator didn't have an itinerary for me and my group. 

        3) She left the wrist bands on my wedding entourage which she specifically told me she was going to remove! Now my wedding photos are ruined. 

        4) I couldn't get a hold of her the day after the wedding. It was her day off! And I had no one to talk to discuss the wedding. 

        5) She left the wedding party early and there was no one left I can talk to after the party if I needed anything. 

        6) The DJ they supplied me with kept on saying that our parents paid for the wedding which was an insult to us!   

        7) The DJ played the son and mother dance Luther Vandross - Dance with my Father when I choose Boys II Men - Song for Momma.  Especially upsetting when my husband's father is alive and well.  

        8) The Occidental hotel was upset when one of my wedding group lost their wrist bands the day of the wedding. Can't they realized during the chaos of the wedding day something like this can't be avoid.  They were threatening to kick one of my guest out of the hotel.  

        9) My wedding coordinator pinned the boutonnieres on the pocket of the vest not the lapel! What wedding coordinator does this?!?

         

        After I explained her all my complaints, she apologized and I received an apology letter from the DJ group.  I still feel that robbed of my perfect destination wedding.  

         

        In the end, I would of chosen another resort to have my wedding at.  

        Sorry you had such a bad experience with them, maybe you will at least prevent someone else from having the same. Thanks for sharing!!



        #14 martimaris717

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          Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

          Hi Jen!

          Congrats on your wedding (last year) :) I am interested in having my wedding at the Grand Occidental Aruba as well and would love to pick your brain on some things and see photos! I hope to hear from you soon.

          -Marisa



          #15 martimaris717

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            Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

            Hi Jen!

            Congrats on your wedding (last year) :) I am interested in having my wedding at the Grand Occidental Aruba as well and would love to pick your brain on some things and see photos! I hope to hear from you soon.

            -Marisa



            #16 sbride14

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              Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:21 PM

              Hello! I too plan on getting married at The Occidental. I have a large group [about 100] and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on how they can accomodate a wedding of that magnitude. Any information will be helpful. 



              #17 sbride14

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                Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:13 AM

                Hi jenbrand! It is so refreshing to hear that your wedding was perfect! I am planning on getting married there in June 2014 and would love if you could give me some advice. My email is sbreen108@aol.com :)

                Hello fellow brides! I just returned home from Aruba after having my dream wedding last week on Palm Beach at the Occidental Grand. If I can help any of you out with information on either Aruba or the Occidental, please contact me. If you have chosen Aruba for your wedding - you've made the right choice.  My wedding was PERFECT!  Contact me if you want pictures or advice :) Jen.

                Hello fellow brides! I just returned home from Aruba after having my dream wedding last week on Palm Beach at the Occidental Grand. If I can help any of you out with information on either Aruba or the Occidental, please contact me. If you have chosen Aruba for your wedding - you've made the right choice.  My wedding was PERFECT!  Contact me if you want pictures or advice :) Jen.



                #18 jfilets

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                  Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:14 PM

                  Congrats on your wedding!!  

                   

                  I recently got engaged and we really want to do a DW and are set on Aruba.  Now is the difficult part of choosing a location.  How did you like the Occidental?



                  #19 AGonzalez614

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                    Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:20 PM

                    Hey Jenbrand,

                     

                    I'm happy to hear you had such an amazing wedding at the Occidental.  I'm hoping to have a ceremony there in September, 2014 (although nothing is definite yet).  I would love if you could give me some advice/information about your experience.  My email is AGonzalez10614@gmail.com.  Hope to hear from you soon :)

                     

                    Angela



                    #20 Kcalt

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                      Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

                      Hi Jen!

                       

                      Congrats on your recent wedding!!  We have been vacationing in Aruba for the past 6 years.  I would love to hear any advice or pointers for having a wedding at the Occidental.  We love it there but we are thinking that it may just be too difficult to coordinate for family and friends.  Any information you can offer would be awesome!!!!  I really appreciate it!!

                       

                      Thank you,

                       

                      Kristin 






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