(Closed) any outer banks nc brides?

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am getting married in Corolla, NC on the northern part of the OBX. (20 days now!) I am so excited we went this route. We visited venues in our hometown to have the big 75-100 person wedding. It got very expensive, very fast. We are not formal people and we vacation down at the OBX every year, and we had the exact same thought- rent a huge house, get married at the beginning of the week, and then stay the week for vacation/honeymoon. So now, in 20 days, we will be getting married barefoot in the sand with our closest 40 family and friends, with a catered recption at the beach house. I cannot wait! Let me know if you have any questions or want recommendations on Vendors!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SpringDaisy5:  who is catering your reception?  Approx how much is it costing you?

 

We are getting married in Salvo in June.  We also rented a beach house and are having the reception there.  I had planned on just having a BBQ type dinner, but would be interested in having it catered if there is anything there that is reasonable!

Also, which bakery are you using?  They all look pretty good to me!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsHarness625:  We are using The Outer Banks Chef for catering. We will have NC BBQ with 3 sides, steamed shrimp, and a taco bar with all the fixings, 2 desserts, and a salad for 50 people, which including tax and fees is about $32 a person. They bring a chef to your house and cook on the spot (or they can just drop the food off). All the bakeries in the OBX seemed really expensive to me, so I am going with Roxie’s cupcakes based out of Va Beach area. Even though she has to drive 1 1/2 hours to drop off our cupcakes, she was still way cheaper than anyone in the OBX. Also, she will mail you samples if you are unable to meet with her in person. They taste SO good!

http://www.roxiescupcakes.com/

http://outerbankschef.com/

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SpringDaisy5:  Thanks so much!!  I will have to check them out!!  Smile

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@colorofmyheart:  gotcha. I honestly couldn’t remember how much it was since I haven’t look at the rates in a couple years. I’ll keep an eye out for ya!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I just did this as the Maid/Matron of Honor. The house was 25ish bedrooms on the 4×4 beach. Gorgeous setting. Truly stunning. But honestly, it was a complete PITA. Please, whatever you do, do not expect your bp/guests to be your free labor. They are not there to figure out your DIY centerpieces, iron your linens, be your delivery service for tables/chairs/whatever, etc. They are guests and should be treated as such. It was so much work. I spent $600 for lodging in the house, plus our food for the days we were there, and another $250ish on gas to have the privledge of Mr. LK and I being the couple’s unpaid labor (along with the rest of the Wedding Party being unpaid labor). If folks are spending money and precious vacation days to attend, make sure that you pay professionals for all aspects of the wedding.

 

They used redsky cafe for catering. Seriously delicious, and very professional staff.

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@colorofmyheart:  my mom’s boss owns 2 houses in Duck and he lets me use them when other people aren’t renting it out. I love Duck because it’s a nice area that isn’t super packed with tourists so the beaches aren’t over crowded. It’s close to the touristy places like Corolla, Kitty Hawk, etc so if you want to go shopping or go to the tourist places it isn’t a long drive. I would probably avoid renting a house where the only access is by the beach, as most people don’t own 4×4 vehicles. However, if you stay near Corolla you can always take a short drive there and go on the beach for the day. My favorite part of OBX is Hatteras Island. A PP mentioned she is having her wedding in Salvo which is on HI. Hatteras is nice because it’s very “homey”. The island has lots of great mom-and-pop places to eat and stuff. And you can go down to Frisco and visit the famous lighthouse and you can ride horses on the beach!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@colorofmyheart:  We rented Turtle Key in Corolla, through Brindley Beach properties. Our wedding party and their SO/+1’s will be staying in our house and renting out a room for the week. We are providing two meals, the rehersal dinner and the wedding dinner, other than that we made sure to let them know they are on their own for food. Other family parents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. are renting 2 other houses in close proximity for the week. It has helped us so much to have our wedding party rent rooms in our house. They are just as excited to have a vacation!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@colorofmyheart:  My immediate family is staying in the same house as us (we’re making a week-long vacation out of it – 7 bedroom/7bath home. My sisters and Boyfriend or Best Friend are my only BMs. My aunt, uncle and cousins, future Mother-In-Law and and everyone else who is coming was responsible for renting and paying for their own homes.  We have about 35 people coming – which is WAAAY more than I was expecting.  I didn’t want to be in charge of collecting money/making payments, etc.  so I made everyone be in charge of their own vacation!  Smile

We are having the reception back at our beach house and will provide food/music/all the rest of the fun reception stuff!

We booked through http://www.surforsound.com – highly recommend!  We’ve used them for several years now and no complaints!

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