(Closed) My Wedding Is Ruined

posted 11 years ago in Emotional
Post # 31
223 posts
Helper bee

At least you are getting married in a place with lots of beaches! (if you are in fact getting married in Nassau). How big & how formal is your wedding?

Post # 32
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My husband’s dad and step-mom got married in Nassau and they just did it on a beach.  It was lovely and we all had a great time.  Perhaps you can do it through one of those less than desirable hotels (in your opinion), but at least have the ceremony on a beach?  Hope it all works out for you!

Post # 33
3952 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m very familiar w/nassau.

There are also some lovely restaurants with great views so that would be a great opportunity too.

One of my favorite wedding spots is in nassau (the cloister gardens at one and only ocean club) and you can rent it for a short while and then could have your reception at a local restaurant, or even there.

I’ve stayed at Atlantis several times, and bet they’d love to help out a bride in trouble by letting you have a lovely reception at a restaurant there..some of them already have entertainment playing! 

My bff is visiting the RIU next door to Atlantis and I’d bet they might have some space and their cost is less than Atlantis and it’s oceanfront.  Call them and see if you could have a restaurant reception there or your wedding!

Post # 34
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am so sorry about all of this, this is every bride’s worst nightmare and youre dealing with it!

I know it’s been mentioned but you never said anything…could you get married on the beach with a tent or just an officiant and chairs for the guest? The recepetion you could do outside with tents or do it in a restaurant on the complex or nearby. I dont think its either the expensive or cancel; there’s too much money invested with flights and the like and I really think you should look at getting married on the beach.

I’m so sorry, I know it’s VERY frustrating and upseting and worst case scenario but not all is lost, you still have some options. Maybe not what you planned but at this point, you have to make the best of it somehow.


Post # 35
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You just let me know if you need anything 😉


And did your planner call you back today? I cannot believe this is happening to you right now!!


Post # 36
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with bellenga…even though this MAJORLY sucks…I think you still have some options…

How about renting a private house near the beach? a lot of times private houses are near hotel chains, and that way you could have the wedding on the beach at the house and your guests could be within walking distance of both…

I know this isn’t the same thing, but I just remember a couple of years ago a group of girlfriends and I rented a house as a way to save money not getting seperate hotel rooms and it was in walking distance of a nearby hotel and a beach…this was in Dominican Republic, but I think the same thing could happen in Nassau…

Post # 37
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Such a nightmare! I feel for you!

I really hope you don’t cancel the wedding though, specifically because of your guests. Like other bees suggested, try to find some other venue, even a non traditional one. It won’t be perfect, but I am sure nobody would mind. They want to celebrate with you and understand what a major hurdle you have to face. You still have options, so that’s good, it’s not like a natural disaster wiped out the whole island, so you will find something.

Good luck! and let us know how it goes!

Post # 39
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sure who knows, chick, maybe if you’d been able to have your original plan & venue, the ceiling would have collapsed or something! God only knows how it all happened to go so wrong for you, but you do have to *try to* not let it make you bitter.  Best of luck, and I really do wish you the very best. It will work out fine.

Post # 40
301 posts
Helper bee

No words of wisdom, just sending warms hugs and good thoughts your way.  Your wedding will be amazing because you and the person you love will be there and you will be surrounded by people who care about you.  [gentle hugs] Maggie

Post # 41
83 posts
Worker bee

take a deep breath and relax! after all it’s about you and your fiance getting married! Yay!  the wedding will be beautiful! but remember it’s not the actual wedding that is important! It’s th marriage! You are getting Married! it could be in a closet and could still be wonderful! You will be surrounded by your family a friends in a beautiful island destination! enjoy it! just a little practice for what married life is all about! : )  full of ups and downs and not always as you plan! Handle it with grace and a sense of humor! I’m sure your dress is gorgeous and  you fiance is handsome….. so go with the flow and enjoy! It will all work out and in the end you will be a Mrs.!

Post # 42
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

OMG that sucks.  Be positive!  If you already have your officiant, ask them!  They’re probably the best person to ask first – that or you’re wedding planner! duh!  I’m sure you’ll work it out, even if its on the beach, a park, backyard patio, restaurant whatever!

Post # 43
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Take a deep breath.  You have a new venue and the wedding is going to happen.  No point in continuing to be upset.  Yes, it’s traumatic, but you are still getting married to the one you love and your friends and family are all travelling to support you.  give yourself however many more days to throw down a tantrum if that helps, then refocus on everything you have to be thankful for.  it’s not a big deal if all your details don’t match the hotel you are getting married at.  that’s not why ppl are coming to your wedding.  they are there to support you and your Fiance. 


Post # 44
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

So sorry that had to happen! I can’t believe it! Im also having a Nassau wedding too! OMG, I can’t even imagine how furious I’d be!

Which hotel did you end up having it at?

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