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    Hiya arubalisa, I think you misunderstand what we and rettie2011 are saying. My tour operator is different to rettie2011 as it is ' first choice' in uk and they will only give you a date for the wedding after the first 3 days of being in Aruba (obviously the date is given at booking)and they make that clear when you book irrelevant of whether there is any residency rules or not. Is is the wedding department at first choice who give the required dates to the wedding planners in Aruba. The package is tied to the holiday. It doesnt concern me as i will be on the island for six days. Hope that clarifies things. That's just the system is in the uk : )

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    Leigh, that makes sense that it is a tour operator requirement and one where they wouldn't even book. It also sounds like Arubalisa said that there is no residency requirement so that I think if I came two days ahead of time (which I may) then we will be ok and so far the Marriott doesn't seem concerned.

    Is a tour operator like a travel agent--did they book your airfare and hotel? Are they like a one stop shop? Do they just do weddings?

    We are having a weekend wedding and I knew up front that there would be extra charges for the wedding and reception (and just found out potentially also for the civil ceremony) and I am fine with all that. Most of my guests want to come for 7 or 8 days and most are coming from a secondary airport location from Kansas City International. We are finding that the airfare is much higher when going weekday to weekday (which they need to do). I hadn't thought about that.

    So it sounds like your tour operator has some good advice and maybe their rules reflect what works! And perhaps, I should consider getting my three days in!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richandliz View Post
    Leigh, that makes sense that it is a tour operator requirement and one where they wouldn't even book.
    That is what I was trying to say

    We are having a weekend wedding and I knew up front that there would be extra charges for the wedding and reception (and just found out potentially also for the civil ceremony) and I am fine with all that. !

    http://www.aruba.com/specialvacation...lSectionLnk303 Listed under civil marriages

    "Saturdays are also available in the late mornings at an additional $150 surcharge."

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    No response....

    Thanks for all the helpful comments! I actually have been told by the hotel that we can come the day before. However, I have not heard from Mr. Christiaans since February 24th. Does anyone think this might be too long?! I know they are very busy...but almost a month? Any thoughts???

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    Any Thoughts???

    Any thoughts on how long it might take for the civil house to reply??? I just contacted Marriott...there vendor charges almost $600 for the "service."

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    i would try again and again getting in touch with mr christians.
    it'd be a cold day in hell before i would shell out $600 to a vendor for that!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by danijela30 View Post
    Any thoughts on how long it might take for the civil house to reply??? I just contacted Marriott...there vendor charges almost $600 for the "service."

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    resort civil ceremony charges

    The reason most resorts charge more for civil ceremonies is because they do not actually coordinate and arrange civil ceremonies by themselves.
    http://www.cayenaweddings.com
    Aruba's First Destination Wedding Planner
    Specialists in Wedding Coordination and Vow Renewals

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    OMG!! Thank you!!!!

    I will email you...(I checked out your website) to give you my info. If you would be able to do this that would be AMAZING!

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