Post # 1
I was wondering if any other Bee has ever planned a Turks and Caicos destination wedding?
If so, I was hoping to see some of your planning sites, blogs, pictures, vendors, wedding websites, inspirations etc. to give me an idea of venues and exact locations on the islands.
I am particular interested in locations on Providenciales and also if anyone has gotten married at the their Catholic church, as opposed to having a beach wedding. I think that may be one other option we are looking into.
Luckily, I have plenty of time to plan, but would love to know how your overall experience was.
Post # 3
When I married the first time, 10 years ago, it was on Turks & Caicos. I don’t know how much help I cn be, since the hotel ws bought out several years ago. We were married at an all-inclusive resort that was then called the Allegro. It was a great deal for our guests because they offered 50% off the rack room rate with a coupon in the entertainment book. Our guests were able to stay for a week with all food, liquor, snorkeling gear, etc. included for $100/night.
We did a chartered trimaran the day before through Sail Provo which was spectaular! I will go again next time I’m there.
I wasn’t particularly happy with my hair (got it done at a salon down the street), my flowers (didn’t choose, it’s just what was included with our package), and they forgot the upgraded champagne that I had ordered, but all in all it was a fabulous experience and even though my marriage was short-lived, all my friends & family still talk about that trip and how awesome it was.
THings have changed a lot on Provo, so check out the TripAdvisor forums and
Welcome to the Turks & Caicos Islands
Post # 4
Oooh thanks @arizonabride for the links! We’re planning to honeymoon in Turks and Caicos, so this will help a lot. 🙂
Post # 5
We are planning our honeymoon to to T&C also!
Post # 6
I am getting married in Turks & Caicos in 3 months (yikes!), and we are honeymooning there as well. I am not getting married in a church though- doing the beachy thing at Point Grace Hotel in Provo. My guests are staying at both Point Grace & the Sands Resort which is right next door.
To be honest, I kinda pulled resources from all over the place to plan the wedding. I picked the venue online- they handle the catering & flowers, I’m flying a photographer in from Brooklyn that I had my heart set on (if you choose to use a photog from the island, it will be Tropical Imaging- they basically have a monopoly), and I’m doing all my own music on an iPod. If you need dj’s or musician’s, your venue will help you with that- again, there are basically a few “go-to’s”. Supplies on the island are limited, so I will have to ship a lot of stuff there before I go (ie- favors, decorations, etc).
As far as websites, I really stuck to the major blogs- this one, 100layercake.com, stylemepretty.com, martha stewart weddings, instyle weddings, etc. There is a surprising lack of inspiration & ideas geared towards tropical destination weddings (unless you want to incorporate palm tree & seashell motif’s in your wedding). I had a lot of trouble finding invitations in particular- many companies now cater to more of a “vintage” bride. Martha Stewart did issue a Destination Wedding magazine this past fall- see if you can get your hands on a copy.
Have you looked at any venues yet? I was there in November and tried to scope out a few places, so I may be able to help you on that one….
So happy to have a fellow Turks bride here!
Post # 7
I am getting married in Turks & Caico next May and i am so excited to see ther are a few other bees in the hive that are doing the same.
Post # 8
I am currently planning my wedding for T&C. We are looking into the Somerset. I was wondering what other people have heard about it. Pros? Cons?I am looking for a beautiful, classy yet fun place with another lower cost hotel nearby to give people options. I am a little nervous about planning this but so excited at the same time.
As of now we are dealing with the wedding coordinator for the Smoerset. We have also emailed with a few other wedding planners to see what kind of options are out there. It seems a bit overwhelming but I am sure once we pick the place it may get easier. I hope!!!
Post # 9
We almost booked our honeymoon at the Somerset, looks awesome online! It was between Somerset and The Regent Palms. We picked Regent Palms because we know someone who just stayed there and they loved it. Made choosing a little easier since we hadn’t known anyone who had been to T&C lately. Good luck! What a great island to get married on!
Post # 10
I just got married at Point Grace Hotel which is about 4-5 properties down the beach from both the Somerset & the Regent Palms.
kindlil– I toured the Somerset when I was scouting a wedding location- it is gorgeous, looks just like the pictures and the pool area is gorgeous. We only had lunch there on our honeymoon but heard from other people that O’Soleil is great for an upscale dinner. The only issue I have heard about the Somerset is on tripadvisor for the single “lockout” rooms (ie- not a full suite but have an adjoining door that connects the room to the suites) and that they can be loud. Message me if you want more details as I met with the coordinator as well and she showed me exactly what they do for a typical wedding. I also did a cake tasting with the chef;) Either way, a HUGE lesson I learned the hard way is that going and looking for yourself is really important. If you can narrow it down to 2-3 properties and then go see for yourself, you’ll be able to figure out which one is best for you. And then I would plan on at least one more planning trip somewhere around 3-4 mos in advance if you can. Emailing & phone calls made things drag out so much longer when I could have had the same things solved in a 30 minute face-to-face meeting.
KES- I only saw the spa at the Regent Palms…holy moly is it gorgeous! The manicurist at my hotel was on maternity leave when I was getting married so the front desk booked me at the spa at the Repost instead. It’s soooooo pretty there, all the buildings are a white-ish color and it had a european chateau feel. I wanted to go back for a full tour (if I wasn’t so busy getting married haha!). The only “drawback” to the spa is that it wasn’t on the beach, it’s set up by the front entrance right by the road so if you’re looking for an oceanfront massage, you’ll have to go to Point Grace but they don’t do couples massages. Hey, I guess you can’t have it all! I heard really good things about Parallel23 but didn’t get a chance to try it. Let me know if you need any other honeymoon suggestions- I tried almost every other restaurant on the island;)
Post # 11
@ piglet – thanks! awesome info, I am so excited to be there! What were your top three favorite restaurants?
Post # 12
I had a destination wedding close to here and used a site called HotelPlanner.com to accomodate my guests stay. About 6 months before the wedding I put in a request that I needed about 50 rooms and the surrounding hotels bid on my group. I didn’t have to pay anything to hold the rooms or unused rooms. It worked well and my guests were happy! We stayed at Best Western Solobrena, it was a nice place not too upscale but was a good choice for my wedding crowd.