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Within these pages you will find information, links, answers to questions and, other wedding event resources. In one convenient location you will be able to review a wide range of wedding information.

We recommend that you post questions in response to the articles below; answers are posted freely.

Finally you may contact us to engage our services as a wedding planner. We also provide travel arrangements for your out of town guests and affordable honeymoon packages.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Say ‘I Do’ at Verdanza Hotel

Wedding packages offer diverse options to fit each couple’s taste and budget.

The most memorable weddings are those reflecting the unique personality of the bride and groom. Whether it’s an intimate dinner, a large party with friends and family, or an Asian-inspired celebration, the Verdanza Hotel translates the wedding of your dreams into an unforgettable event in Puerto Rico, planned around your taste and budget. Brides and grooms may choose from a number of wedding packages and options at the Verdanza Hotel, while Executive Chef Damián Hernández has developed a diverse menu for 2011 Weddings allowing the bride and groom to customize each course, fitting the look and feel of their wedding reception.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Barbuda’s Lighthouse Resort Offers “Yes I Do” Wedding Package

Antigua’s smaller sister, known for its pristine seventeen mile stretch of pink sand beach, is sparsely populated and largely undeveloped. Barbuda and its rustic beach bars and souvenir shops, lively cricket matches, exciting carnival, beachcombing dates bird watching activities and its welcoming people. Designed for 14 participants, including the bride and groom, the package features a private helicopter ride from Antigua to Barbuda and a private island wedding ceremony.

The complete package features:
• six nights’ grand suite accommodations
• three nights’ accommodations for up to 12 people, including two junior suites and two master suites
• all meals and beverages for all guests during their stay
• one roundtrip helicopter transfer for the bride and groom to and from Antigua
• one-way transfer for the extended party to or from Antigua via a private plane
• arrival welcome champagne for all guests
• a “White Nights” party and rehearsal dinner on the beach
• a wedding ceremony on the beach or at the resort’s Club House
• a wedding dinner with choice of location
• and a wedding cake and two bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne
• a wedding night romantic turndown service
• a tour of the Frigate Bird Sanctuary
• a one-hour sunset horseback ride
• a 60-minute couple’s full-body massage
• one night of beachside stargazing and champagne tasting

The “Signature Champagne Cocktail Yes I Do” package is available from June 1 to August 31, 2011, with rates starting at $52,999.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Aruba Weddings and Honeymoons

Aruba's romantic environment of sunset lit beaches and private beach coves have long endeared the island as a honeymoon destination. Now both the celebration of the honeymoon as well as the actual wedding ceremony and reception can also take place on the island. As one of the hot spots for both weddings and honeymoons in the Caribbean, couples seeking romance in Aruba find they come away with their fair share of memorable moments to accompany the wedding and honeymoon photos that will soon be carefully pasted in the albums back home.

Civil marriages are performed in the salon of the historic City Hall building in downtown Oranjestad. After the legal marriage, couples may also wish to enjoy a religious ceremony, either in one of Aruba’s churches or synagogues, or even with a blessing held right on the beach.

Visitors wishing to carry out their civil marriage in Aruba must provide an apostille report from their country of citizenship. If either party has been divorces, he or she must submit a copy of the divorce decree; if one has been widowed, a death certificate must be produced. Other documents necessary for the ceremony to be carried out include copies of birth certificate, with the raised seal, and valid passports from the couples’s witnesses. All documents must be faxed for review and then submitted by courier at least one month prior to the desired wedding dates.

Ceremonies are performed Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm and on Saturday by special request and upon availability. After the wedding comes the unforgettable honeymoon and Aruba perfectly fits the bill for this very special occasion. The majority of Aruba’s resorts participate in the one cool honeymoon program where couples receive the red carpet treatment right from the start with the resort providing a complimentary bottle of champagne of wine, complimentary souvenir gift, complimentary honeymoon doorknob hanger and a certificate for a free night during the following year's return stay.