"Our overall experience with VIP was amazing"
My fiance, now husband, met Jennifer on a destination wedding forum on Facebook shortly after we were engaged. We had already been contacted by a couple of “imposters” but when we started communicating with Jennifer, we knew that we had met the real deal!
We already knew that we wanted to get married at Beaches Turks & Caicos based off of reviews we had read but had a few hurdles to overcome (even though a destination wedding, we wanted a Catholic mass). As we overcame these hurdles, Jennifer stayed on the sidelines, cheering us on until we figured everything out and we could officially move forward with our desired location.
From the get-go, Jennifer was informative, on the ball, personable – she genuinely cares about her clients and invests herself and her staff into ensuring that the bride and groom, and their friends and families, have as easy of a time as possible through the planning stages. We opted to invite as many people as we would’ve if we got married stateside – more than 250 – so had to plan accordingly with the room block.
Jennifer and her staff took care of all of our guests accomodations, looking outside the room block for those guests that hoped for a different class room, etc., and figuring out how to accomodate them all. In the end, we had more than 50 rooms booked with 98 attendees!
While I live clear across the country from Jennifer, I had the pleasure of meeting up with her a couple of months before the wedding while we were both in Las Vegas on business. When I met her face-to-face, I felt that I was meeting up with an old friend – that’s the kind of service that you get with Jennifer and VIP.
Planning an island destination wedding can certainly have its frustrations – onsite staff is on “island time” but working with VIP eased those frustrations greatly. My husband and I never once had to wait around for a response from the onsite staff – Jennifer handled all communication and coordination with them up until our arrival in Turks & Caicos. Also, knowing that I was looking for inexpensive, personal touches to complement the Martha Stewart Wedding Packages Beaches offers, she even did research on Etsy.com and sent me vendor suggestions – all of which I used!
My husband and I were very lucky and honored to have Jennifer as a guest at our wedding – we had developed such a great relationship with her over 12 months that we couldn’t imagine not having her there with us. Of course, in her true nature of a hardworker, she was there partly as a guest but mostly to make sure that Beaches Turks’ second largest wedding ever went off without a hitch (I do hope that she got to enjoy a glass of bubbly or two!). She even got up before 7 a.m. the following morning to attend our “trash the dress” photo session (my parents didn’t even make it up for that!). She was genuinely enjoying the fun that my husband and I were having.
Our overall experience with Jennifer and VIP was amazing and added to the enjoyment of our engagement and wedding. We will certainly be using VIP again for future trips. More than being a client of Jennifer’s, we now see ourselves as friends.