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#41 Danie

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    Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

    Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 

    Dani it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful wish my wedding was now..lol I don' t think I will want to leave
     

    Tyre:

     

    I can tell you this. That we only went on the site visit for a total of 3 nights. We left on a Friday morning and arrived around noon since were only in Philadelphia, PA. We left Monday afternoon. The first day down there it took some adjusting to island time. I was constantly thinking what to do next and well...there really just is nothing to do there. (in a good way). The next morning I was so relaxed it was crazy. We felt like we were there for 7 days and we were only there for 3 because time goes so slow (in a positive way) Theres nothing to do but relax. Whether its the beach, the pool, drinks, dinner at night, or relaxing in your condo (which you will find that you do spend alot of time in the condo as you really can't stay in the sun all day unless your under umbrella and I say that as an olive skinned person who tans). I learned from the last time, I spend two days tanning not staying under the umbrella and left burned. This time I will not do that. It is important to like you room because you will spend time in it. It is so relaxing and I think that you'll be ready to come home but you'll miss it. I know we were ready to come home because it felt like we were on a weeks vacation. I can't imaging what staying 9 nights 10 days is going to feel like. But I do know I sure am exicted and looking forward to it.



    #42 tyrebride2b2013

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      Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:59 PM

      Dani,

       

      Yes, we are actually having an AHR.  We are actually including in the invitations there will be an AHR to follow on ?? date. not sure on the wording yet because we haven't found a venue as of yet or an exact date.  But, I have seen some examples on some invitation web sites.  We have family and friends who aren;t able to make it.  This way they can share in a special moment with us as well eventhough they won't be at actual ceremony.  This is why photography/videography is so important to us because we plan on incorporating pictures as well as the video of the ceremony.  We actually decided that we were going to have an AHR when we discussed out DW we always knew we wanted to have both and an island theme



      #43 Tropical Imaging

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        Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

        Originally Posted by Danie 

        Tyre:

         

         In regards to your photography I know beaches does their own photography but if you really loved someome like Brilliant I am sure you could always invite Brilliant to your wedding as a guest and as a guest they can take picutres :) I mean I'm sure other guests at your wedding will take picutres. Granted, you would really have to professionals the vendor Beaches has and Brilliant but thats just a suggestion if Brilliant was someone you really wanted to take yoru pictures. Talk to them maybe they can work something out. Don't second guess yourself. Beaches is a beautiful resort and I am sure you day will be perfect. Just let them know the things that you want. You and your guest will have a wonderful time on the resort. Dont' worry your planning will fall into place.

         

         



        Just to clarify Beaches policy on "outside vendors".  As long as the vendor is booked for 3 nights in a room on property they may be on property to photograph a wedding.  Now we have done this a number of times.  On one occasion the bride and groom booked a room in our photographers name (a low priced room) and used it as a meeting place/storage.  Other brides have paid the 3rd person  room fee for 3 nights under the photographers name and added it to a room with two of their single friends rooms (our photographer doesn't stay there, just has a room with their name on it).  If you have specific questions, ask Ileana, she knows how to make it possible.  

         

        Here are a few of the weddings we have shot on property.

         

        http://brilliant.tc/...rks-and-caicos/

        http://brilliant.tc/...rks-and-caicos/

         

        Here is a 3 part blog post of a Large Beaches wedding:

        http://brilliant.tc/...ena-litty-part/

        http://brilliant.tc/...a-litty-part-2/

        http://brilliant.tc/...ess-shoot-part/

         

        Hope that helps

         

        Krys



        #44 tyrebride2b2013

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          Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:41 PM

          Krys,

           

          Thank you so much for the information.  I was going to email you guys, still am.  I have read so many great reviews on here for TI. Illeana has gotten great reviews.  I would have never thought to ask about the spare room for a photographer,definetly something to look consider.  I am going to check out the links you added, and get in touch.  I really hope to work into our budget.  

           


          Thanks again.



          #45 Danie

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            Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:51 PM

            Tyre:

             

             See things are falling into place :) I knew Brilliant could work something out because I seen pictures on the blog from Beaches. Now thats one less thing you have to stress about.



            #46 tyrebride2b2013

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              Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

              Dani,

               

              yes, I know.  I am so excited I have a chance now.  you are right things are falling into place
               



              #47 Danie

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                Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:03 PM

                I knew there was something that they could do. You should be exicted! I just was talking to my future-mother-inlaw and I was saying how its really starting to get exciting and she was saying it really is. I'm telling you the more you start planning and figuring things out the more exciting it gets. I think thats so cool about the AHR. I really wanted to do one but we just can't can't afford it with everyone else happening on the island. I have set the wedding budget and I really don't want to go past it lol. But I was at one of my friends whose was married at a destination and they had an AHR and they did exactly what you want to do and it was beautiful. They had a video of pictures of them on the island and of the ceremony and watched a slide show before the party. They even wore the same outfits. She wore a wedding dress and he wore his outfit and then they took pictures here by a photographer and home in their wedding attire so that they would have professional pics here in the city. It turned out great. I think its a great idea. Are you going on a honeymood after or no?



                #48 LRDubbs

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                  Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

                  Hi Ladies,

                   

                  My big day will be next year October 19, 2013. I am a finalist in the AMW Destination Wedding Photography Contest. I am reaching out to you all to vote for me and my fiance (LaShawn and Cedric) in this contest and please  please please share with your friends. The link is below 

                   

                  https://amwstudios.com/index.php/blog/

                   

                  Thank you all and I wish you all well in planning for the big day! I just got confirmation from the resort for my day, so now it is full steam ahead! 

                   

                  Have a great night!! 



                  #49 tyrebride2b2013

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                    Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

                    Dani, yes it is getting exciting now.  That's great that you and your future MIL can talk together.  We were supposed to have nothing grand for the AHR or too pricey now it's looking like we are going over going to have to sit down and figure some more things out.  'Good for you stay on your budget.  I also want to wear my wedding dress again was wondering if that was going to be to much or how to incorporate everything.  Yes, I want pictures here at home too.  We are going to honeymoon on turks too  I think.  We were discussing maybe switching resorts though but not sure.  We are staying at beaches, not sure if there is a sandals on turks if so we might just switch to a different resort away from any guests that might stay on after the wedding and, sandals is couples only so that should be nice.



                    #50 Danie

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                      Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

                      Hey Tyre:

                       

                       The plans for the AHR sound great. You'll have a blast. You'll be able to wear your wedding dress and incorporate everything so many brides do. I don't think there is a Sandals on Turks. Don't quote me but to really find out just ask Beaches because I know their sister resorts. I don't think there is one though. Does Beaches offer any advantages for you getting married there or no. For instance some resorts if you book 7 room for 7 nights will give you a free suite for 3 nights during a different time. We aren't having a honeymoon right after. I am going for 9 nights and am leaving 1 week before the wedding. Guest will come out a little after that but most of our time there guests will be on site. However, after turks we are going to Disney World like 4 months after as I have two children who we want to take. But my resort offered 3 nights in a Junior Suite (which is what i stayed on at the site visit) if I book 7 rooms for 7 nights which we are. So I'm thinking of using it a later date and putting it towards another week of justh im and I.

                       

                      Yes, I am lucky I have a great relationship with my FMI. Our famlies are pretty close so that good but sometimes its bad lol






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