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In Topic: Beaches ~ Turks & Caicos Roll Call!

14 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

Oh and my dress came totally clean from the trash the dress session. Its PERFECT. Even all of the reception spills and bottom of my dress came totally clean!

In Topic: Beaches ~ Turks & Caicos Roll Call!

14 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that supposedly the reason wedding can't take place on the beach area in front of Schooners anymore is that the weather last year washed a lot of the beach area away and they said its just too narrow now to set up chairs/arches/photography right there, so the only spot to get married on the beach is to the left of the property. Which I personally ended up liking better. It was alot more private, and the deck/stairs going down to the beach in front of schooners is not very pretty in my opinion. They REALLY need to stain the deck, it is gray and cracking and surrounded by weeds. Also, Julluella- as far as scuba diving, my husband and I went, and it was tons of fun.. HOWEVER.. **ALL brides*** beware that they only allow a CERTAIN number of people reserve the "included" scuba and snorkling trips. They FILL UP FAST! We were very dissapointed that we only got to dive one time, because everything was already full. Also, you cannot dive until you go to their orientation, so as soon as you can, go to the dive shop and reserve the days you want to go. I had NO idea that all the scuba trips would be booked. My husband specifically got certified for this trip. (looks like we will have to go back) .... the one dive we did get to go on, was pretty cool. It was a little dark because there was not much sun, but it was still fun... and we saw 3 sharks! 1 HUGE shark swam right past me!

In Topic: Beaches ~ Turks & Caicos Roll Call!

29 June 2011 - 10:39 AM

Thank you Mellissa, the trash the dress session was so much fun. Such a great way to see the island and have fun together. I did my own hair and make up for the wedding as well as the trash the dress session. It didn't really hold the curl like I wanted it to because it was just a little humid from the rain but it worked out ok. I had eyelash (and hair) extensions done on the day before I left for the trip and of course now Im addicted! hahaha, it was just a good touch I wanted for the wedding and now I want them all the time.

Photo's- I beleive you can "re-arrange" your money with Beaches, I know I did that. I had booked and paid for the Vision in white and ended up cancelling it and using those funds for other things.. (band, private reception dinner, etc..)

Food- Im with Brandy.. no matter what you pick will be GREAT!!

Nail polish- thank goodness I didnt find that because I would have HAD to add that to all of my bags its soooo cute!!!!!!!


I already miss wedding planning so much:(

In Topic: Beaches ~ Turks & Caicos Roll Call!

16 June 2011 - 11:03 AM

Thank you Melissa, yes feel free to request. Maybe someday I will load them all on here! Yes the arch used to be 650.00 when I booked it. Then another bride on here said that it had gone down so I called and they reduced it to the 350.00 price. Goes to show you, for SURE keep checking with them for "specials" I booked everything ahead of time except the band and pictures. I also had no idea until Brandy mentioned it that I could give my guest a choice on dinner if we had over 17 people.. which worked out GREAT because I had several people wanting chicken and several wanting beef. I just got the regular DVD they filmed the ceremony.. cake cutting and first dance. They did have me do the first dance early so they could film and go, which was kind of awkward because we had not even really started the reception, it was kind of a "posed" first dance and that was the only one we did.

In Topic: Beaches T&C BB package and private reception questions!

13 June 2011 - 03:34 PM

Hi future brides!! I just got back from Beaches and got married on June 4th, I read and read and read and researched and researched everything before I went. I am also an X travel agent so I had some inside help with information. I have alot of pictures on my facebook if you would like to see let me know. I will say that when I first decided on this resort I had my heart set on doing the Vision in white package and after reading TONS of information I changed everything, and I am VERY glad that I did. I did do the Arch for 350.00 (at the time I booked it it was 650.00) but a girl on here said the price went down, I called and they reduced mine! It is alot of money to pay for a short amount of time, but it really creates a private setting as you are saying your vows, and it blocks you from any beachgoers. Not to mention that it looks soooooooooooo pretty in all of the pictures! I saw a wedding the Friday night before mine and she did not have the arch and I will say it did not have the same "beach wedding" feel to it at all. If you have it in the budget and considering it, you wont be sorry!


I did no spa experiences just because the prices I could not wrap my head around and I did my own hair and make up because I wanted to make sure I liked it, and actually it was kind of fun having the "girls only" in my room getting ready right before the wedding.


I didnt pre-purchase any wedding package ahead of time, simply because I have stayed at Sandals before and I know the photography is not top notch and I wanted to just buy only what I liked. I did do the DVD though. I ended up purchasing 38 pics for about 750.00 a few days after the wedding. My friends took photos of us getting ready. I also did the trash the dress session with tropical imaging 2 days after the wedding and it was a very fun experience.


Music, I was not intending to book the galpso band however I had heard good things about it and when we got there, I saw a reception with them playing and it was SO neat I booked them for the 1st hour of the 2 hour reception at a price of 500.00 (yikes) If I would have budgeted for that I would have done it the whole 2 hours it was GREAT! I played our ipod on the player for the 2nd hour and there is no fee for that.


Flowers- I didnt like the BB flowers for the bouquet at ALL, I made my own "real touch" flowers from hobby lobby and took them with me.


The BB tables are JUST fine! I saw a vison in white wedding and I would have been sooo mad if I paid 400.00 more per table for that, not worth it at all. The BB ones are nice!


If you have more than 17 people you can allow your guest to pick out of 2 choices, I picked chicken or beef and everyone said the chicken was great and I had the beef and it was 5 star quality!! Very very good and well presented!


I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!! I feel  like all the girls on here helped me so much I for sure need to return the favor! Congrats!