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    Formal Wedding Setting

    My opinion is that there are many, many beautiful and formal wedding settings in Aruba. Yes, Marriott and Hyatt are lovely, but also can be very expensive. It is all about the wedding budget. There is something for everyone in Aruba no matter how limited their budget might be. And, I would certainly not rule out any of the Divi organization locations incuding the Tamarjrin which is part of the Divi organization. Just because the Divi organization are all-inclusive resorts, there are so many lovely spots on the beach for the ceremony and lovely locations for the wedding dinner or reception. For more formal photos, a flexible photographer will drive with the couple to some lush tropical locations for the photo shoot.
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    Getting Married in Aruba

    Hi Everyone,

    I would like to have a wedding ceremony in Aruba this May. It is only going to be my immediate family, so I would like to make it as enjoyable as possible for everyone. Also, I am on kind of a budget.

    I am trying to pick a hotel and I'm hoping to get some suggestions. I don't think my parents would enjoy a super ritzy hotel. We would like a nice beach, pool, and maybe some water sports nearby. My family doesn't drink alcohol and eating in fancy restaurants is not important to us (except for the night after the wedding ceremony). Ideal for us would be a hotel within walking distance of cheap places to eat and a cheap supermarket to stock up on food. Also within walking distance of some shopping would be good to. I hope to avoid renting a car as there will be 6 of us and then we'd have to rent 2 cars or a van.

    I'm looking at the webpages of the Marriott, Westin, etc. Are all these within walking distance of shopping/restaurants?

    Thanks to all those participating on the forum. So far the information has been fantastic.
    Angelny

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    Check the Tamarijn or Divi Divi, all inclusive, or home away aruba.

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    i moved this to the wedding section
    welcome to the forum

    i agree with sunny beaches
    go with the TAMARIJN!
    a great laid back resort.

    andrea
    Quote Originally Posted by angelny View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I would like to have a wedding ceremony in Aruba this May. It is only going to be my immediate family, so I would like to make it as enjoyable as possible for everyone. Also, I am on kind of a budget.

    I am trying to pick a hotel and I'm hoping to get some suggestions. I don't think my parents would enjoy a super ritzy hotel. We would like a nice beach, pool, and maybe some water sports nearby. My family doesn't drink alcohol and eating in fancy restaurants is not important to us (except for the night after the wedding ceremony). Ideal for us would be a hotel within walking distance of cheap places to eat and a cheap supermarket to stock up on food. Also within walking distance of some shopping would be good to. I hope to avoid renting a car as there will be 6 of us and then we'd have to rent 2 cars or a van.

    I'm looking at the webpages of the Marriott, Westin, etc. Are all these within walking distance of shopping/restaurants?

    Thanks to all those participating on the forum. So far the information has been fantastic.
    Angelny

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelny View Post
    I'm looking at the webpages of the Marriott, Westin, etc. Are all these within walking distance of shopping/restaurants?

    Thanks to all those participating on the forum. So far the information has been
    Yes, they are. If you are on a budget look at the Holiday Inn or try renting a timeshare at the Playa Linda.

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    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f12/reasonably-priced-restaurants-grocery-stores-42966/#post161332

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    Hi Angelny --

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! If you're looking for things to be more affordable you might want to consider Eagle Beach. Its less crowded, the hotels seem to be less expensive and the supermarkets are close by. While I'm still glad we chose the Marriott, expenses did get out of control real quick. I agree the Holiday Inn might be worth looking in to. Its a resort and nicer than you expect a Holiday Inn to be. Our wedding travel agent had recommended it as a backup for guests that couldn't afford to stay at the Marriott. You might want to check out TripAdvisor.com. I used it a lot to get the scoop on different hotels.

    You really shouldn't need to rent cars. The buses run often and are really inexpensive if you want to do downtown for a meal or shopping. Cabs within the same zone aren't too expensive - I think we paid $6 to go from Marriott to DePalm Pier for our sailing excursion, though really it was walkable and we walked the beach back. I do believe the cabs are limited to 5 passengers though and when we were there the fare from the Airport to Palm Beach was $25 each way ($3 more on Sunday).

    Good luck!

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    Contact the Right Reverend Robert Gibson. He does a great ceremony and knows the ins and outs of the island wedding business.

    To see him in action, check out this post on my blog:

    http://bentpage.wordpress.com/2009/0...beach-wedding/

    Congrats and all the best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Contact the Right Reverend Robert Gibson. He does a great ceremony and knows the ins and outs of the island wedding business.

    44
    DITTO..greatest guy around...

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