Destin Beach Brides
My wedding was very easy and simple I just had to show up and it was planned for me! It was amazing on the beach!!!!!
Thank you so much for our perfect wedding. It was so great to work with you. I will recommend your services to anyone lookiong to have a beach wedding.
I immediately began having multiple problems with them. Within the first week they knew that a special event permit was needed because we wanted to get married in Destin. I had to call them once a week to see if they had gotten the appropriate and required insurance (that they should have already had) because I had already paid them. Every time I called they always said that it was going to be taken care of tomorrow. This went on for FOUR months and the permit insurance wasn't achieved until about a week before my wedding. I was on a first name basis with the employees, Sheri Whitman and Amy Allen of the Okaloosa county public works department because I couldn't get the issue straightened out. Sheri was even calling me randomly to let me know that I needed to get a hold of the wedding vendors I was using because she hadn't heard anything. She went out of her way and job description to try and ease my stress.
I also had to ask 3 separate times to have the wedding vows e-mailed to me and upon the 3rd time of asking, Duane verbally admitted to me that he hadn't ever even tried to send it before.
On the day of my wedding Jeannette had someone call me 3 times in the limo because I was running a few minutes late. She was more stressed and panicked than I was when I arrived at the ceremony site. She rushed me down the aisle way and explained nothing to me of how the ceremony was going to go. She also tried to take the rings from my husband's 6yr old son after I had given them to him and wanted to know who the ring bearer was (I guess because she thought he was too little).
During the ceremony, the officiant, Duane dumped over my sand unity ceremony that I had provided. He also tried to announce the wrong last name when officially announcing us as husband and wife. After being corrected before it was announced for everyone to hear, he STILL got my name wrong and announced my first name as Kimberly. That is NOT close to my first name. Duane did actually apologize for the mess up afterwards but didn't even try and correct himself. He wasn't even aware that it wasn't my name until someone told him!! As soon as the ceremony was over with he was gone because he had booked another wedding immediately after ours. I wasn't even able to tell him that I wanted to file my own marriage license so I could get it back the same day.
There is a 10 day window after your wedding day where you have to have your marriage license/paperwork turned in to the courthouse to get your official marriage certificate. On the 10th day I still had not received anything in the mail so I called the Clerk of Courts office and they had not received the paperwork. I called Duane and told him about the issue and he told me he would contact the court house. Two days later I had not heard anything so I called Duane back and he, again, verbally admitted on the phone that he had not called them. I took it upon myself to call the court house again myself today (4 days later) to see if it had been received. Thankfully, they had it but there is no way he mailed it the same day (as he swore up and down) because it would not have taken 15 days to get within the same county. Duane has yet to call me after I asked him too, when he called the court house so that I could stop worrying.
They have no consideration for anyone's feelings. I understand that it is their job but they don't make anyone their priority. Duane gave me multiple excuses every time something went wrong and tried to tell me what I wanted to hear instead of fixing the problem. I had no other issues with my wedding or wedding planning except them! And paying them $2,000 was partially done to reduce my stress, not create more.
Btw - do a reverse look-up of their phone number. They have multiple names for their business and multiple physical addresses. I first found them as Destin Beach Brides but everything else was conducted under Florida Destination Beach Weddings.
Vendor response to review
I have notice you have made some comments and I just wanted to address it.
This is Jeanette and I was just wanted to tell you why I had some one call you. I had them call you one time, the reason for the call was the groom wanted to stay in the shade until you got close. I always call to know where the bride is so the groom can get down to the minister on the beach without seeing the bride. And for the ring I was just making sure the ring was secure so it would not be lost in the sand. Brides and grooms have lost there rings in the sand and some time it can not be found. Tammy as for being anxious that is my personality, because I what to make sure things go right for the bride. I apologize if you think I rushed you but if your recall I straighten you dress and had you wait until the appropriate time to walk and Duane discussed on the phone how to walk down to the beach in the order you wanted.
I regret the mix up with your permit but we did have the insurance and have for a long time but the county wanted an addendum on the insurance to a hold harmless for the Okaloosa County. An I was stress because Sherry did not sent the papers to be filled out and we call her many times with no reply until about a week prior to your wedding she need the insurance addendum. We had given it to her early and she call and said it was not what they wanted and we had to go back to the Insurance company for a new Liability Paper and it was mail to her.
Tammy I think Duane told you not to worry that we would do what it took to get you the permit. I take every wedding we do to heart and try to make it as beautiful and as stress free as I can and I want the bride to feel very special.
The web addresses is different because we move from Navarre to Destin. We have more then one web site like most of the wedding vendors but we are mobile and we come to your location so a phycial address does not matter.
We have done 100s of weddings and we strive to make everyone happy and I am sorry that your sand got spill, you was beautiful in your wedding dress and I liked your color and your flowers were very pretty. l would like to have one of your photos to put on our web site if you don't mine.
Duane and Jeanette were wonderful! They were there for us every step of the way during out planning of our wedding on the beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida. Our wedding day will be a beautiful memory for us for the rest of our lives. One year after our wedding we lost our home and all of it's contents to a fire. Our wedding photos were gone forever. We contacted Duane and Jeanette about our loss. They were once again WONDERFUL! They replied immediately. They not only found our wedding photos, but even went the extra mile and let us know that they were resending them to us! We cannot thank them enough! We will once again have photos of our beautiful wedding day!
Absolutely wonderful! As the mother of the bride, planning this wedding was a piece of cake- no pun intended because Destin beach brides did all the work- we just all had to show up! A big thanks to you!!
In May of this year, I had my dream wedding. My husband and I were married on the sands of Destin Beach. We had researched on the internet before choosing the company to coordinate our wedding. We were having over 60 people, so we wanted to be sure everything would be perfect! And it was! Destin Beach Brides provides the family atmosphere you need on your special day. They are family based and really take care of the details. If you are looking for a professional, communicative, caring team for your Destin Beach wedding, I would recommend you give them a call, 850-642-1010. I couldn't have asked for more on my special day!! Thank you both so much for the wonderful memories!!
Thanks Destin Beach Brides for the 2nd best day of my life. (1st being the day I met my husband.) Our wedding was soooo romantic. I would recommend your company for a beach wedding to anyone.
We are a beach wedding service for beach weddings. We do Panama City Beach weddings, Destin Beach Weddings, Navarre Beach weddings, Pensacola Beach weddings, Orange Beach weddings, Gulf Shores Beach weddings and beach weddings on the Emerald Coast of Florida and Alabama. We will provide the setup, minister and the photographer all in one package to make your beach wedding day stress free. You will also get a wedding day coordinator to help with the wedding party.
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