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Bride: Valerie Groom: Justin Resort: Secrets Wild Orchid Agent: Hannah
1.What made you decide on having a destination wedding?B&G - We went to a friend's destination wedding in Mexico and had such a good time and realized it would be less stressful and less expensive than doing a wedding here at home. 2.What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue? B&G - We picked Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay, Jamaica because it was a good price, a little more than Mexico but less than the Bahamas. We also really liked the decor of the rooms and the large assortment of activities and restaurants. We wanted an adult only, all-inclusive resort. 3. What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding? B&G - It is a little difficult to plan the details through email with the wedding coordinators, but they were great to work with and did everything I asked and set up everything, including items I brought. (Getting all the guests' rooms and travel scheduled would have been very difficult if it were not for our awesome travel agent, Hannah Cote, who took care of all the arrangements for the trip and a golf excursion.) 4. What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise? B&G - The highlight of the trip, other than our wedding, was how beautiful the scenery and sunsets were. A nice surprise was how big and nice the presidential suite was and that we had butlers. 5. How well was the resort and your Onsite Wedding Coordinator to work with? B&G - The wedding coordinators were great to work with and did their best to try to make everything how I wanted it. The minister was awesome! 6. If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her? B&G - Go for it!!! It is a great way to get married. We had so much fun spending time with our friends and family. I would tell her that she may want to stay a few days after everyone else leaves or plan on going on a honeymoon later for some alone time. 7. Was there anything that you would change looking back? B&G - We had our wedding at 2:00 on the beach, because the later spot (4-5) was taken, but as my wedding planners told me, it was hot!!! Fortunately the guys wore white shirts and the girls wore dark purple dresses, so you could not tell in the pictures that we were all really sweating. Later would have been better, but there is a higher chance of showers later in the day.