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    bringing my own minister for beach ceremony

    Could anyone help me arraige a symbolic ceremony with my own minister in Aruba on eagle Beach? I want to just get someone to set up decorations, get transportation to and from the Cruise ship to the beach for 25 people and get music. Please let me know who the cheapest planner would be as my buget is around $500.00. Thanks, Any suggestions would be helpful.
    Also, Is it ok to use the beach for this ceremony?

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    http://www.aruba.com/arubavacations/...r_wedding.aspx
    click above link for independent wedding planners.

    prices........i do not know.

    it is perfectly all right to use the beach for your ceremony!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by baldwindebi View Post
    Could anyone help me arraige a symbolic ceremony with my own minister in Aruba on eagle Beach? I want to just get someone to set up decorations, get transportation to and from the Cruise ship to the beach for 25 people and get music. Please let me know who the cheapest planner would be as my buget is around $500.00. Thanks, Any suggestions would be helpful.
    Also, Is it ok to use the beach for this ceremony?

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    Please be aware that for any ceremony on any beach of Aruba a permission from the beach police is needed. It's not that simple. They can really stop your ceremony.

    As far as I know all the professional wedding planners on Aruba does have a permission. Be sure you ask your planner for that.

    Good luck with your seach for a cheap solution.

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    .........who are the beach police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Please be aware that for any ceremony on any beach of Aruba a permission from the beach police is needed. It's not that simple. They can really stop your ceremony.

    As far as I know all the professional wedding planners on Aruba does have a permission. Be sure you ask your planner for that.

    Good luck with your seach for a cheap solution.

    Robert

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    The Aruba Beach Police is a special department of our regular Police. Requests need to be done at least 11 days prior to the event (in person) Special stamp is needed.

    So I think the help of a local wedding planner is a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Please be aware that for any ceremony on any beach of Aruba a permission from the beach police is needed. It's not that simple. They can really stop your ceremony.



    Good luck with your seach for a cheap solution.

    Robert
    Hmmm...me thought that the beach was free to the public for their use,.... and that no resort "owned their beach".....
    Aren't those big white markers on the beach marking public and private property?
    PLs. robert, correct me if I am wrong here....

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    cindy when you renewed your vows, did you pay for a permit or did you just gather with friends and family and your officiant?

    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Hmmm...me thought that the beach was free to the public for their use,.... and that no resort "owned their beach".....
    Aren't those big white markers on the beach marking public and private property?
    PLs. robert, correct me if I am wrong here....

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    Yes Cyndo, but time change as well as the rules on Aruba.

    What they accepted a few years ago is not that easy anymore.

    I agree all the beaches are public but that does not mean you can do whatever you want there.

    We as wedding planners need to follow the rules, and don't want to take the risk the police stops a ceremony on the beach (which happend as far as I know)

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    I am not a planner but I do have to agree with Robert as far as laws cant help out. I do know that beach patrol of 4 wheels patrol beach and can stop anything that is not first asked and stamped by government.
    I suggest you maybe ask a planner on island if they can do a very simple, no arch, maybe bouquet, guest standing around the blessing with officiate, maybe a half hour photographer but that pretty much sums it up for $500.00. It has been done from cruise ship to Eagle beach and oh how I miss officiate Robert Gibson who gave these small packages out at a reasonable price just to comply to the clients.
    Enjoy Aruba, Get in touch with a few outside planners and see what they can do for you.
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    this is from the link i provided this thread post #2

    scroll down to check out the listing of wedding planners.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Munzenhofer View Post
    I am not a planner but I do have to agree with Robert as far as laws cant help out. I do know that beach patrol of 4 wheels patrol beach and can stop anything that is not first asked and stamped by government.
    I suggest you maybe ask a planner on island if they can do a very simple, no arch, maybe bouquet, guest standing around the blessing with officiate, maybe a half hour photographer but that pretty much sums it up for $500.00. It has been done from cruise ship to Eagle beach and oh how I miss officiate Robert Gibson who gave these small packages out at a reasonable price just to comply to the clients.
    Enjoy Aruba, Get in touch with a few outside planners and see what they can do for you.

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