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Thread: Our July Wedding!

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    Our July Wedding!

    Just a little update and a few questions for people! We are getting married July 3 at the Radisson! We have booked our videographer (Ingmar Meduro) Dj (Tino) and our photographer from home! We are working with Lisa at the Radisson to set up our steel pan for cocktail hour (Tico).
    I am just feeling a little overwhelmed with ideas for centerpieces/table cards/decor. Lisa suggested LetzAruba so I have been talking with them as well. Did any brides out there have things shipped down for the wedding?
    Does anyone know the legal part of getting married? I read somewhere that It costs $1000 to do it at the town hall in Aruba! Does anyone know if this is true? We were thinking about doing it at our own town hall for cheaper if so. I just am unsure if I am supposed to be setting this up or our coordinator? We have just about 4 months to go and I feel like there are so many little details that I dont want to miss- Help!
    Anyone with any advice, please feel free to chime in!!
    Thanks

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    first, you will love Tino, the DJ. He was wonderful. We also had Tico for the steel pan and he was great. But Tino is just a dollface and you will absolutely love him.

    We bought our own centerpieces, and my friend did the same for her wedding, too, at the Radisson (she got married the next day). It was mostly a candle type set up, etc.

    Both brides got married in their own hometown but didn't tell any of the guests (no one would really know). It was easier, no legal hassles, any way way way much cheaper. To do it there, you pay a lot, have to do it in the morning and then the beach ceremony at nite or afternoon, then you have to get the documents translated and then notorized (which is why it costs money). I would suggest you just do it home.

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    I agree- you will love DJ Tino! He is awesome. I actually packed two suitcases worth of supplies and brought one with me and one went with a guest. Our centerpieces were lanterns with candles- but the candles would not stay lit, even within the lantern. Our hotel luckily had battery candles on hand. We also brought our own table runners, chair sashes and napkins. It really helped cut down the cost.

    We also got married at home just two days before we left for Aruba and did not tell any of our guests. We were originally going to do the town hall thing, but the cost was really adding up and was such a hassle to plan. The Justice of the Peace who did our ceremony still signed a document on the day of the wedding, so none of our guests knew it wasn't legal. I am really glad we saved ourselves the hassle- def cheaper at home!

    How many guests are you having?

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    Thanks for the replies!
    We decided to do the legal part at home! Seems much easier and cheaper! We are hoping to have between 55-65 people attend the wedding! Did anyone get married at the Radisson? We were planning on doing a buffet or stations! I would love food recommendations if anyone has any!

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    we did the same thing, bought our own sashes, centerpieces, guest bags (don't forget those), unity candle, etc. we had two bags packed.

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    My wife and I were married in Aruba at the Town Hall. It was a very nice ceremony. We used LetzAruba and Arlette took care of everything. It may be a little pricier than doing it at home but how many people can say they were legally married in Aruba?

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    I have to agree with trump. We were legally married at town hall and absolutely loved the ceremony. I vote for Aruba town hall over local. A little more money and paper work but well worth it. It's unique and heartwarming, and we are so happy we did it that way! And yes, Arlette is Awesome!

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    big fan of letzaruba, my nephew was married at occidental, arlette was hands on.

    when my kids are married, they'll be my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDx1027 View Post
    Thanks for the replies!
    We decided to do the legal part at home! Seems much easier and cheaper! We are hoping to have between 55-65 people attend the wedding! Did anyone get married at the Radisson? We were planning on doing a buffet or stations! I would love food recommendations if anyone has any!
    DW and I see a couple of weddings every year at the Radisson and will see yours too in July! You picked a wonderful resort for your ceremony and reception. Every one we've seen has been exceptionally well done! Congratulations and the Radisson is a great place to start your life together.

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