Thank you all! This is all so helpful! We are right now working on convincing a few family members to go with us, then I will start getting the ball rolling. I am hoping to have a wedding in late May of the next year.
I will be in Aruba for my wedding anniversary again on 02/02/09 (hence the license plate below was my wedding date on the island). My wife and I married on the island using Aruba Weddings for You. We dealt with Aida, who was wonderful. Get ready for a breathtaking experience !!!!!!
Our reverend was Andy Osbourne he performed a beautiful ceremony.
and our wedding planner originally was Bonny Stanley - she now is running her own business Weddings by Bonny she hired some amazing vendors for our wedding just a few weeks ago (I think Bonny is a member on this site) don't know if I am allowed to post her contact info.
however if you are looking to go the all inclusive Route (which is what we did) We went through the Occidental Grand Aruba hotel, which did a wonderful job and made things very easy. Kimberly Dammerman is now the wedding planner there and she ran our wedding day perfectly. No stress - the food was GREAT, Kimberly made sure all the details for our guests were worked out, and made sure the whole day ran smoothly.
So if you are going the Private route I would say go with Bonny , If you are looking for All inclusive go with the Occidental either way you can't go wrong.
Hi, just read your post, and thought I'd put in my two cents. I was on a cruise last year with some acquintances who were getting married on Manchebo Beach. Since I was there, though not as a videographer, I volunteered to tag along with my equipment. I have to say, it was the most memorable weddings I've ever witnessed. I just can't say enough about the moving, heartfelt ceremony that Rev. Bob Gibson performed. He was absoulutely amazing. I told my wife about him when I got back on board the ship, but it wasn't until last week when I finally got around to editing the ceremony that she saw the ceremony, and it brought tears to her eyes! Whatever you do, and whatever planner you work with, without question, you need to choose Rev. Bob!