HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??

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PrettyStixx Posts : 2 Registered: 7/24/09
HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Sep 24, 2009 6:06 PM

Hi there ladies,

I'm new... My name is Denise and my dear fiancee' and I are TRYING to plan a destination wedding, mostly to keep the numbers down ( we are planning on paying for our guests ourselves, there will be about 26 including ourselves) and we are trying to find an all inclusive company as we are really really busy running our business!

We were intially really impressed with LUXE Destination Weddings' website, but have heard some really awful things about them and are now obviously less inclined to go with them.

Any advice, or names you might drop of all inclusive companies you are working with or people you know have worked with in the past would be MUCH appreciated!

Congrats everyone!

Denise

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dalesbride Posts : 20 Registered: 7/8/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Sep 24, 2009 8:18 PM Go to message in response to: PrettyStixx

OMG, was totally in the same boat as you..then 2 brides on here recommended VIP Vacations and specifically Jennifer there. www.travelbyvip.com
She is so wonderful. She is a destination wedding bride herself and has told me things I never even thought about. Plus she is on FOX news and on the Travel Channel so my family doesn't even question my judgement and thus far all have said she is prompt, understanding, and best of all she charges nothing to use her services.
Jennifer@travelbyvip.com is her website. I highly recommend her! OH and we are getting married at Sandals! :)
Cool

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PrettyStixx Posts : 2 Registered: 7/24/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Sep 25, 2009 2:39 PM Go to message in response to: dalesbride

Thank you!

(congrats by the way!)

I will check her out most definitely!

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kateo Posts : 18 Registered: 3/30/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 11:40 AM Go to message in response to: PrettyStixx

Congrats! Destination weddings rock... we used Hilary at WAC Travel who was the heat... I am recommending her to everyone, as she patiently helped me plan my wedding for a year and a half - and I am definitely picky! But it turned out absolutely beautifully... you can see our wedding package and lots of other sample packages - including prices of everything upfront at: http://www.tortribe.com - they can help you with pretty much any destination though... it is such a great experience, so just enjoy - good luck!

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dalesbride Posts : 20 Registered: 7/8/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 6:10 PM Go to message in response to: PrettyStixx

awh thank you! Congrat's to you. Please fill us in on here as to your progress! I have learned so much on these forums!
Cool

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sharon333 Posts : 1 Registered: 9/30/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Sep 30, 2009 10:46 PM Go to message in response to: dalesbride

I know when I was starting my process of trying to find a destination wedding reception site it was a very scary process. I did a lot of research online and narrowed down the location pretty quickly.
Trying to find a beach wedding venue for my wedding.

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scarolinagirl Posts : 27 Registered: 3/11/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Oct 1, 2009 12:26 PM Go to message in response to: PrettyStixx

We are getting married in Negril Jamaica next June and are using Jennifer D. at Vip! She is wonderful!!!! She has so much knowledge! They are pretty much taking care of everything! She helped us pick a place and also did our save the dates! Check them out at www.travelbyvip.com!

"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

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JaimeJ Posts : 12 Registered: 7/28/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Oct 1, 2009 7:26 PM Go to message in response to: PrettyStixx

I was in the same boat you are and I actually found Nancy on this forum. Her company is Honeymoons and Getaways and her website is www.honeymoonsandgetaways.com. She specializes in destination weddings and has ABSOLUTELY made my planning stress-free. She will help you plan everything!
Marrying the boy next door is truly my dream come true Kiss

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foreverurs Posts : 31 Registered: 10/1/08
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Oct 2, 2009 8:34 PM Go to message in response to: JaimeJ

Totally the way to go! I am so excited to travel with my family and friends for a week in paradise! We are also using VIP and Jennifer! LOVE them and highly recommend VIP. Jennifer is actually the travel expert on Fox News and is on the Travel Channel on Sat. nights! LOVE having a celeb TA!!

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lifestyletraveler Posts : 3 Registered: 10/15/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Oct 16, 2009 12:02 AM Go to message in response to: PrettyStixx

You should contact your resort directly. Those places also host weddings and cater for destination weddings. My dad used to perform wedding in St. Kitts and also in Antigua. You will have to let them know what additional items you may need. Usually the packages are very affordable.

Corwyn Patterson

Owner

Lifestyle Romance Travel Agency

www.lifestylegetaway.com

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elitegrp Posts : 1,048 Registered: 9/12/06
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Oct 26, 2009 9:46 AM Go to message in response to: PrettyStixx

Hi Denise,

The proof is in the work they have done! I say no more.. but that we write for brides.com officially under weddedbits.

Also, take the time and do a Google on Tammy Levent and Elite Travel.

I also have a ton of wedding photos on Facebook so you can see what kind of work we do.

Love to hear from you via phone.. and not post all your personal wedding info on a blog.

Thanks again for reaching out to us,

Regards,

Tammy

 

Cool Have a great day! and Congrats to you

 

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sndlswedng Posts : 10 Registered: 10/19/08
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Oct 29, 2009 9:47 AM Go to message in response to: elitegrp

Tammy,
I am a destination wedding bride and I used VIP, I used Joanne another Destination Wedding Specialist. I think getting recommendations and referrals from other brides is key rather than going off of a vendor touting themself. I understand you believe writing a blog makes you an expert the PROOF about the agency I used can be found all over their testimonial page, and even the President had a DW herself filmed by the knot (the knot views her as an expert) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBG0ybQBizA not to mention she is the travel expert on FOX news and has a show on the Travel Channel. I loved everything about my wedding and thank Joanne and the team at VIP for everything they did for me. I also highly recommend Sandals Negril the island of Jamaica and Jamaican Smiles w/Appleton Rum! You all feel free to message me or page me here with any questions!

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IslandBrideJama... Posts : 10 Registered: 4/3/09
Re: HELP!!Destination Wedding Planning Oh where to begin??
Posted: Nov 3, 2009 11:16 AM Go to message in response to: scarolinagirl

For those getting married in Jamaica, you could also speak to the Concierge at Island Bride Jamaica. They also have a website with lots of information about getting married in Jamaica and can help you find the perfect wedding location and vendors for your wedding. The website is www.islandbridejamaica.com.

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