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DW in Aruba

Uh with all the drama with wedding planning I am now considering doing a DW in Aruba. Has anyone checked into their packages? What rate were you quoted at? 
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    Hello and welcome to the board!  You have found a great place.  We actually have a former DW knottie that got married in Aruba, and vacation's there all the time.  She is over on the nest on the North Dakota board, you can get her over there.  Her knottie name is AllisonPilgrim.  She knows a lot about Aruba. 

    I'm no help with Aruba obviously, I'm getting married in St. Thomas. 

    Good Luck!
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    sorry im no help at all, were getting married in Puerto Rico.

    if u need help with anything else u came to a great board!

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    welcome to the board.

    no help with Aruba I'm a Jamaica girl.  but Iwould start by looking at resorts/hotels online then call them up and get some info and prices.  then compare.  thats what I did. My TA has also been great about getting more info for us as well.  So a TA might be a good option if you want to go that way.

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    i'm getting married in Aruba on Aug 2. there were a variety of wedding packages available at different hotels in different price ranges: Westin, Hyatt, Radisson, etc. We decided to get married at one of the hotels in the low rise section.

    since we wanted to keep things relatively simple, we actually chose to go a la carte since the packages included extras i didn't need and didn't include some must haves. it depends on what your needs are. our wedding is going to be at the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa. the beach is wider here and we were told quieter/less crowded, so this appealed to us.

    we're using a WC though to help and that was a lot more reasonably priced than expected.

    we don't have our final quote yet but including our travel arrangements for the week, a welcome dinner, farewell brunch, reception, dj, photog, etc., we're likely to come in between 12-15k.

    let me know if you have any more questions! i'm happy to help.
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    Thank you all for the responses and the welcoming hearts! 

    @sweetcat: Is it going to be just you and your FI? Or are you having BM and GM and BeM and MOH, as well?
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    Hi and welcome!  I am no help with Aurba, but you are in teh right place for just about anything DW relaited.
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    Hi! I am a St Thomas bride, so no help w/ Aruba - just wanted to say welcome to the board!
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    In Response to <a href=" Theme BoardsForum:54Discussion:93ad3163-7f84-4b65-840f-46b5ea8d50b6Post:c514c067-96bd-439e-b5fc-1a84f317bee6">Re: DW in Aruba</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thank you all for the responses and the welcoming hearts!  @sweetcat: Is it going to be just you and your FI? Or are you having BM and GM and BeM and MOH, as well?
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    we are just having a BM & MOH. we thought including too many would make the seats in the audience empty, since everyone there is obviously very special to us.
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    I will be getting married this July in Aruba. Definately think about what you're looking for then do a search.  There are many options depending on what you want.  We're having the ceremony/reception at the Renaissance resort private island.
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    Me too. July what? I am at the Radisson
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    In Response to <a href=" Theme BoardsForum:54Discussion:93ad3163-7f84-4b65-840f-46b5ea8d50b6Post:e8738c5d-85d8-4234-a0f6-9052865f86ee">Re: DW in Aruba</a>:
    [QUOTE]Me too. July what? I am at the Radisson
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    July 23 @ the Renaissance.  How exciting? When I first starting planning Aruba brides were few and far in between.<img src="" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" />

    Can you believe how fast the time is going? We have a little less than two months to go?! By the way, have you found someone for your hair/makeup? I was going to work with whoever the resort suggests but I'm looking around.
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    Thank you for the welcomes! :) I will pm some of you like crazy! Hope you don't mind. 
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