|Oct 2016: My new husband and I along with 38 guests stayed at The Andaman for a 7 days in Sept for our wedding.
This was an 18 months long process of planning with constant communication back and forth between my father and I with the wedding coordinator Jethro and the old coordinator Phyllis. We chose The Andaman for the wedding for the location, scenery and the fact its so isolated. Also we were finally sold with the wedding brochure; where they promise to be in contact every step of the way and even skype call and also Phyllis’s attention to detail.
However that isn’t what we got in the planning stages. We got the bare minimum communication during this stage. Halfway through we were advised that unless we hired someone separate from the resort to handle all the legal side, our wedding wouldn’t be legal. This was only communicated to ourselves when we asked the question, it was not stated in their brochure or advised at point of the “letter of agreement”. We also noted that certain information was only provided to us when we kept coming back asking questions.
Two days before the wedding we requested a final sit down with the coordinator to go over any missing details, this was when we were advised we had no photography or band for the wedding as we never ticked a box saying we wanted it. Magically they managed to organised the photography but no band (good thing i spent hours creating a playlist in-case).
I believe all our issues with the planning of the wedding has resulted in language and culture barrier but definitely needs to be addressed as they might not come across a laid back couple/father in the future… i.e bride zillas.
The night before the wedding for our Cocktail Pa.rty and the whole wedding day was magical with nothing going wrong (that we are aware of lol). To the venues, staff, the salon staff Jojo & Omi, food and Jethro and his team was 100% amazing.