(Closed) Outer Banks Vendors

posted 7 years ago in North Carolina – Research Triangle
Post # 3
Member
3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi. We were just married on the Outer Banks and used Beach Ball as our caterer. They did a great job.

I can’t speak to their all-inclusive packages because we only hired them for catering, but the food was great. Exactly what we asked for and the guests raved about it.

We got quotes from several caterers and Beach Ball was reasonably priced and far and away the most responsive to any questions we had. Johanna — their head chef – was great to work with and good about coming up with ways to help us get what we wanted while staying in our budget.

The servers did a nice job and I was told the venue was very pleased with the way they left the place at the end of the night. 

If I had one — minor — quibble, it would be presentation. Our food was beautifully made, but they could have put a little more thought into the way the buffet and, especially the bar, were set up.

Honestly, on your wedding day, you stop caring about most of those things and I’d hire them again in a heartbeat, but if presentation is really important to you and you do go with Beach Ball, you might want to be clear about your vision.

Again, I don’t know anything about their all-inclusive packages, but if food is important to you, Beach Ball does a great job with its catering. 

 

Post # 5
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@rnmobx:

We used Renee Landry for florals. She did a nice job and was very professional to work with. When you’re planning from a distance it really helps to deal with people who aren’t going to flake out on you. If you’re looking for a good deal, I don’t think Renee is he cheapest option on the beach, but was conscientious of the budget I gave her and worked to come up with good ideas in my price range. We didn’t have enough time in town to DYI any florals, but you could probably save a lot of money by having a florist handle the bouquets and putting together any centerpieces or other decor you wanted on your own.

Bombshells did our hair. Amber and her assistant traveled to us, which made things so much easier the morning of the wedding. Her per person fee for hair better than a lot of other places on the beach and the travel fee isn’t too bad if you have a lot of people. She and her assistant arrived on time, finished on time, and everyone’s hair looked great and held up all night. 

Our officiant, photographer and coordinator were all friends. Having our friends help out not only saved us money but allowed us a meaningful way to involve really important people in our celebration. It made the wedding even more personal.

We used Metro Rentals for rentals, including linens, a few tables and a dance floor. They delivered and picked up on time. Everything was what we expected. 

We hired a band from Greensboro called The Deluge. They were our big splurge and I’m so glad we did it. They played during the ceremony and reception and kept our guests dancing all night long. Yes, we could have just loaded some songs on an iPad, but I think the live music helped make the party. We cut costs in other ways — our cheap but amazing cake, no champagne, etc. — and managed to stay pretty much on budget overall. 

Let me know if you have any other questions. I grew up on the Outer Banks — you picked a great place to get married. 

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