Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: S.P.I. Books (January 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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I just spent an hour going through this wedding book and I couldn't believe how much was in there. I had no idea there were many places where they would marry you for free with a whole ceremony, flowers, etc., if I stayed there. This book told me which ones were good for that and how long I would have to stay to qualify (most were only 3-5 days but a few required a week or more so I scratched those off my list) and who I should contact for wedding information. (I liked that they had e-mail addresses for the wedding people.) I also found all the comments from people who had stayed there interesting and I think they will be very helpful. I've gotten back the [money] I spent for this book back easy!
This book is okay if you are interested in a Carribean wedding (most resorts are in Jamaica), however, the pricing is already off if some cases up to $1,000. I was very disappointed to see that there were very few destination sites other than tropical. The title should be The Most Romantic Tropical Resorts for Destination Weddings. However, there are a plethora of resorts listed and if you are aching for a beach wedding it gives you plenty of options.
I used this book to decide where to go for for my destination wedding and it was easy to look up the hotels (they were listed not only alphabetically but by area) so it saved me a lot of time. I had been trying to research where to have a destination wedding on my own when I found this. I was originally planning on marrying in Europe but found that it's very difficult to marry there if you're American. But this book had resorts in the Caribbean and Hawaii (and Florida in America)where it's easy to have a destination wedding. After looking at all the places in the book, we chose Couples in Negril (the book told us what we needed to know--including that weddings there were free!) and it was wonderful. It's a beautiful book with many pictures of resorts and I'm keeping it to see where we'll go for our first anniverary.
This book is basically 2 pages each for 135 resorts in the Caribbean & gives descriptors like locations for wedding (beach, gazebo, etc), room rates (not helpful at all since it depends on time of year & you can get group rates if you marry there), etc. . Without using this book, I booked my wedding at the Westin in St John & now that I look at the book, some of the information is inaccurate& not really helpful now that I know what the important things to know are...I could've gotten better information about the resorts on fodors.com and definitely got better information by going to resorts' websites (which are easy to find if you can use search engines).This would be more helpful for planning a honeymoon, as you can see all the resorts that are out there but as for planning a DW, it is really not useful...
When my fiance and I got engaged, my best friend gave me this book as a "wedding planning gift" because she knew we would drive everyone nuts asking questions and changing our minds about where we would go on our honeymoon. She was right! In fact, it has almost TOO much information. It includes everything anyone needs to know about more than 135 resorts, hotels and cruise ships. My fiance and I have been able to compare these places with regard to accommodations, amenities, price, etc. We've narrowed our list to six and, rather than getting married at City Hall and flying off to someplace exotic for our honeymoon, we're leaning toward inviting our family and friends to join us and get married at one of the romantic places the writers recommended. P.S. I recommended this book to my travel agent because it answers the questions she couldn't.
I'm getting married and I contacted about 10 resorts to find out what they included in their wedding packages and it took me so long and then I found this book and I went through the whole thing in a couple of hours and chose which places my fiance and I might go to for our honeymoon. It was great and saved me a lot of time and the book was inexpensive (and is large and looks beautiful.) My only objection is that it didn't include anything in Europe and we are still considering going to Italy to get married.
I purchased this book with the hope that it will help me plan my destination wedding. It is not worth the money as it is not helpful with anything. Each resort has very basic information (even more basic than what you would find in a travel magazine) and the black and white pictures are not good quality at all. A horrible buy. I am returning it as we speak as it proved to be a huge disappointment.
The book uses large fonts and superbig headers. all the info can fit on a half a page but they spread it across 2 pages each. I would not mind this if it had useful info but the stuff is mostly general that you can find on any website and gives one line drab reviews from other people.
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