(Closed) DW Help…Calling DW Savannah, GA, DR, Jamaica or Mexico Brides Who Are Married

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I stayed in the DR. Punta Cana. At the gran bahia esmerelda. It was amaaaazing!! Wedding co-ordinaor was fabulous and everything went off without a hitch

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi, we got married last May at Secrets Wild Orchid – Montego Bay Jamaica.  Everything was wonderful – the wedding coordinators were super easy to work with.  Jamaica has only a 24 hour residency requirement – that was one of the reasons we chose Jamaica over Mexico.  We had a small wedding and everything was perfect!  I think it was money well spent considering the cost of an AH wedding!  We couldnt have been more thrilled with our special day!!  Feel free to ask me anything!  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I live in Bluffton, SC about 20 minutes from Downtown Savannah. Let me know it youhave any questions.

Both my cake and photographer are from Savannah.

My cake is a 4 tier ivory fondant cake with monograqm and bow decorations for $375 including a large silver cake stand.

Our photographer costs $1400 for unlimited hours, 2 shooters, a free engagement shoot, a few prints, canvases and a cd of all of our images. 

There are lots of great venues in Savannah too. Let me know if can help…

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I havent been there but if you chose Savannah, let me know. Our baker is sweetheart cakes by rebeka and our photographer is jerina mac photography. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Coral99:  Well if you change your mind about PC let me know. The weather was amazing and Id be happy to send you any info or pics of the wedding! 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have lived in Savannah most of my life and am getting married here in June.  I have heavily researched all of the vendors through word of mouth as well as knowing just about everyone in this city (Savannah is very small), so I’m happy to answer any questions if you decide on Savannah. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Forsyth is gorgeous and there are a ton of weddings in Forsyth every year.  They have a website that shows the cost to do that and it is only a few hundred dollars, i believe.  My photographer got married in Forsyth last fall and he said it wasn’t that expensive to get the area and then just book a company to set up chairs, etc.  I doubt it will be too cold in November; I would be more worried about rain.  I love the idea of an outside wedding and actually considered Forsyth myself, but I decided that for me an outdoor wedding would create too much stress (I’m getting married in June when rain is in the forecast nearly every afternoon!)  

What I ended up doing is booking an amazing venue 1 1/2 blocks from Forsyth.  It is owned and operated by a husband and wife who inherited the property, so it doesn’t have as many rules/regulations as other places.  Plus, it is an 1800s mansion with 14 foot ceiling and crystal chandeliers and holds 250 guests (although my photographer was married there last year and packed it with around 300 guests).  (It also has an interesting history – Burt Reynolds lived in an upstairs apartment there in the 70s when he was here filming a movie.)  It is Brockington Hall.  They have a website, although I think they have better photos on their FB page.  Our plan is to walk over to Forsyth prior to the wedding to take pictures and then have a small family wedding followed by larger reception.  That way I (hopefully) will get the gorgeous outdoor pictures without having to worry about rain.  Oh, and it is also on the end of Forsyth with the beautiful fountain and just around the corner from the Mansion on Forsyth (one of the top 2 hotels in town).  The Mansion is where Casey Affleck had his wedding reception!

Savannah has so many great restaurants!  The absolute best restaurant in terms of fine dining, atmosphere and that has been around forever is The Pink House.  If you look at their website, I’m sure you’ll see the history.  It’s dark and quaint and right downtown, so you could take a romantic carriage ride from your reception there!  They have this amazing apricot flounder dish that is to die for (and I’m not even a fan of apricots!)  Elizabeth’s on 37th and 45 Bistro are two others that you cannot go wrong with…all three are Savannah staples that have been around forever.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Elizabeth’s on 37th – it is a little bit further than the others.  Check out the websites.  I’ll be curious to hear all the details if you do get married here!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The Gastonian is beautiful!  It’s been around as a B&B forever.  I don’t know anyone who has gotten married there (mainly b/c I mostly know of larger weddings), but you definitely can’t go wrong with The Gastonian.  I’ve never heard one person mention The Mansion for food and I’ve only been there for drinks, so I have no idea what their food is like.  If I were going to go for a romantic breakfast in downtown Savannah, I’d probably go to Huey’s on River Street (you can get a table by the window and you’re right on the river), Soho South Cafe (I think they only do weekend brunches, but it is a very artsy, unique restaurant) or J. Christophers (J. Christophers is a chain and not as romantic as Huey’s or Soho, but the food is phenomenal – they get huge waits on the weekends, so you’d want to give yourself enough time).

 

The Mansion is the closest walk from The Gastonian, but you could easily walk to J. Christophers or Soho as well.  You might not want to walk from your hotel to Hueys, though, on the morning of your wedding.

 

If you drink, and decide you want to go out for a drink at some point, I would recommend The Bohemian’s rooftop bar.  The Bohemian is Savannah’s newest hotel (in the top 3 with The Mansion on Forsyth) and has a great open rooftop bar overlooking the Savannah River.  It’s great for photographs too, as you can take photos with the river and Bridge in the background.  If you want to be in easy walking distance of your hotel, The Mansion also has a outside deck for their bar (it just isn’t as large or as good a view as from The Bohemian). 

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