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#1 cricckkett

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    Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:27 AM

    Hi there!

     

    I have been a long time reader (slightly addicted) and have been engaged for almost TWO years.  We had some family issues that prevented us from planning, but we are finally ready to get it done :)

     

    We got engaged in St. Maarten but have wanted to get married in St. Thomas.  We are probably going to have a larger party (80ish) actually attending (inviting 125) - and with a limited budget, St. Thomas is proving to be difficult!!  My FI and I both want to be married on the beach and have an open air feel reception close to the water (so the cheaper venues like Villa Botanica just don't work for us).  So far this has been a STRUGGLE with our budget and wanting to keep food/drink prices under $150pp.  We have heard not so great things about the Marriott and fabulous things about Island Bliss Weddings.  So we are giving it a shot, but so far have found nothing that fits!

     

    Have other brides had the same issue with St. Thomas??  We are also looking at Punta Cana (Jellyfish) or Bahamas (Pelican Bay) as other options, but would love to get hitched in St. Thomas - but from the rooms to the food - everything is CRAZY expensive!  We are not picky about the date, but would like to plan something in early 2013 - so the clock is ticking! 

     

    Hoping to find the perfect place soon! Thanks for reading :)



    #2 JayKay

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    Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

    Have you looked at the cost of the other destinations you are considering?  Maybe one of them is significantly cheaper which would allow you to go to your dream destination for an amazing honeymoon?  Might be a good compromise!



    #3 cricckkett

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      Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:48 PM

      Thanks, and I agree. That is what we have started doing . . . The other islands just have so many options that it is overwhelming lol!

      #4 JayKay

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      Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

      Originally Posted by cricckkett 

      Thanks, and I agree. That is what we have started doing . . . The other islands just have so many options that it is overwhelming lol!

      It can be overwhelming at first.  We found it useful to write everything down for places we were considering, then that way it made it really easy to eliminate some to narrow our choices.



      #5 cricckkett

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        Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:13 AM

        That is a great suggestions - thank you!!
         



        #6 beachbunnybride

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          Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

          hi me and my fi are getting married on st thomas we are using island bliss weddings and are staying at the sugarbay wynndam we did a group booking and that was a much better price we just have to get 10 rooms booked



          #7 KrystalDawn

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            Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:30 AM

            We are getting married on St. Maarten and going to St. Thomas for our honeymoon. I hope you find a venue that works well for you and your FI!


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            #8 cricckkett

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              Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:53 AM

              Thank you!!! We actually decided to go with Punta Cana at the Jellyfish Restaurant, I fell in love instantly once I saw the pictures of it ;)

               

              Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!  My fiance proposed in St. Maarten :-) so I definitely do love it there!!!!

              Originally Posted by KrystalDawn 

              We are getting married on St. Maarten and going to St. Thomas for our honeymoon. I hope you find a venue that works well for you and your FI!



              #9 Lysswedding

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                Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:43 PM

                Welcome and congrats!



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