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Sherrill · Married on 06/20/2015
Words cannot express how awesome Teresa and her team were to work with! From start to finish, Teresa made planning our wedding from abroad very easy and was very responsive. We ended up going to Turks before the wedding since we had never been to the island which provided an opportunity to meet with Teresa and other vendors before arriving for the wedding. That was very helpful and gave me a lot of comfort, however, I could have showed up the week of the wedding and everything would have been fine! But really having everything sorted before hand made the week of the wedding all that more enjoyable since all we had to do was give Teresa some paperwork and show upSent on 08/03/2015
For the big day!!! I was the calmest bride ever and can attribute half to marrying the man of my dreams and the other to Teresa! Everything was easy! And the design and setup was stunning. Teresa is a rockstar! Don't hesitate to use her - you will not regret it!!!
Nobu · Married on 05/09/2015
My husband and I hired celebrated our wedding dinner in Turks and Caicos and hired Teresa as our planner and day-of coordinator. We didn't have a traditional ceremony and were looking for a casual, beach-front venue with a fun vibe, bonfire and band. Not wanting to choose a typical hotel restaurant, Teresa helped us to bring our vision to life, sending us photos of different options, giving us honest reviews of each and answering all of our questions promptly. Without us being in T&C prior to our wedding week, it was hard to put our trust into someone else's hands....but we are so happy we did. For our May 7th wedding, Teresa was impeccable! She surpassed all of our expectations with the choice of venue, decor and the scheduled activities. There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are for Teresa being part of our special day. She is quick and knows how to handle situations on the spot. One example is that we didn't have our guest's transportation booked in advance but she immediately worked with the taxi company to get us the best deal. If you need a coordinator in T&C, I'd highly recommend Tropical DMC because, not only does she do an amazing job, she does so with a warm heart!Sent on 07/16/2016
User4611481 · 2+ years ago
I would highly recommend Teresa Brunner and Tropical Destination Management for your event or wedding. Teresa came highly recommended by our hotel and she did not disappoint. She is super responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with. We wanted a non-traditional wedding and she totally got it! She was easy to work with, calm, pro-active, detail-oriented and has great connections on the island. No job was too small or too big and we never had to worry about a thing. On the day of when a rain shower threatened our pictures, cocktail hour and potential reception she had already come up with plan B and got the entire party out of the rain for indoor cocktails. As soon as the rain cleared we were out on the beach enjoying what many of our guests said "was the best wedding/party" they had ever been to. She even went out of her way to add some additional beachy décor to the party that looked fabulous! She is a huge part of why we had the time of our lives! Do not think twice whether you need a day of coordinator or someone to be there every step of the way. Teresa and her team are the best!Sent on 12/15/2014
Anthony · Married on 11/18/2014
A special thanks to Teresa Brunner at Tropical DMC for setting up a wonderful vow renewal ceremony to celebrate our 10yr wedding anniversary. It was a surprise event for my wife and she was thrilled. Teresa handled everything with the Gansevoort, which allowed me to focus on enjoying time with my wife in Turks and Caicos.Sent on 11/22/2014
User4729391 · 2+ years ago
Teresa Brunner did a fantastic job at coordinating our wedding! Everything went smoothly and turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Things went like clockwork. She had all of the vendors, decor, personnel, entertainment and everything else arranged perfectly. She was very flexible with our requests and helped with suggestions when we were in question. Her accomidations, venue and DJ were priceless. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!!!!Sent on 01/23/2015
Thanks so much, Teresa
Erin · Married on 10/25/2014
My husband and I recently had our wedding at the Gansevoort, Turks + Caicos. This was a serious risk considering what a control freak I am. Plus, we had never even been to TCI. Once we started planning with the Gansevoort they informed me that they did not have a wedding/event coordinator on site and recommended Teresa.Sent on 11/19/2014
I am SO happy that they did. We planned this small wedding for almost 10 months and never once was I stressed, worried or making the people around me insane in my typical control-freak fashion :) I am also super-non-creative and Teresa helped immensely with bringing everything together and executing a perfect end product. Thank goodness she was there the day of. I didn't have to worry about details, guests or timing for anything. She even had a backup plan ready to go if the weather was not ideal. She worked perfectly with our photographer, David, from Brilliant making sure the timeline worked and we could get a ton of amazing pictures (BTW Brilliant Studios and their photographers are the best!) Many of my guests even commented on the level of professionalism and dedication of Teresa and her team.
Thank you so much Teresa for our AMAZING wedding. I know for a fact that I could not have pulled it off on my own. We have so many wonderful memories from that day and our trip to TCI that I could never thank you enough!
Marie · Married on 10/10/2014
Teresa from Tropical Destination Management was a godsend for our wedding! We absolutely feel compelled to write this review to share what a great experience we had for our wedding in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. Choosing her as our wedding coordinator was definitely the best decision of all of the decisions we had to make for our wedding. From our first inquiry email to the night before the wedding and afterwards Teresa always promptly responded. We appreciated that all the expenses of each item we wanted for the ceremony and reception were itemized in our correspondence/eventually in the contract as well so we had a good control of our budget. Teresa coordinated everything for our wedding & rehearsal dinner other than the catering and venue which was done by Grace Bay Club and photography that we contracted directly with Brilliant Studios. Since she was in charge of all but 2 contracts it alleviated a lot of stress from us during the planning process and the day of the wedding. There were some last minute decisions that had to be made and she always discussed them with us, made recommendations (which we always took!) and executed them flawlessly. She helped us with putting together welcome bags and procured some fun local goods; plantains, Bambarra Rum etc. and delivered them to our guests at their hotels. One guest was in a completely separate hotel far away and she even went out of her way, literally, to have it delivered there. In the beginning we had our reservations about being able to plan our destination wedding and have it run smoothly and it went great since we were in Teresa's capable hands. She is a professional and really takes care of her clients 200%. If you are looking for a wedding planner that is top notch, will work hard for you and will look out for your best interests, contact Teresa Brunner. We are so happy we did!Sent on 11/12/2014
Angela · Married on 07/26/2014
My husband and I recently got married in July and we booked Teresa with Tropical Destination Management. Unfortunately our vacation didn't start out well due to lost luggage, villa, etc. However, when Teresa met us at our villa for the first time to sign all our papers; I felt instant relief!!!! She was very professional, asked us what we envisioned and then took it all and made everything fall into place. The day of the wedding she was early, communicated with all the vendors and photographer which allowed us to prepare for our day and not worry about laying everything out. The pastor that married us was absolutely wonderful! My flower bouquets and boutonnieres were fresh and beautiful. I was a bit weary of signing contracts and sending deposits overseas but in the end I was very happy with their services and I definitely would recommend them.Sent on 08/07/2014
Annie · Married on 06/17/2014
Trying to plan a wedding can be hectic. Trying to plan a wedding from another country in a country that you have never visited is extremely HECTIC! Fortunately, I chose Teresa at Tropical Destination Mgt. Company who helped alleviate so many of my concerns. If I emailed her, she was quick to respond. If I had a question regarding something that she wasn't even handling, she was still quick to respond. I can't imagine having pulled this off without her help.Sent on 07/14/2014
User4220273 · 2+ years ago
Teresa and her team at Tropical DMC were fantastic to deal with, they took care of absolutely everything and provided us and our guests with an unforgettable experience.Sent on 07/02/2014
User4213668 · 2+ years ago
My wife and I were married on March 1, 2014 at Royal West Indies Resort. Teresa was incredibly helpful to us in the months leading up to our wedding day. She was a sounding board for us and made herself available to us many times to answer questions for us and help us through difficult decisions. Once we reached the island, she was instrumental in keeping our wedding organized (we had 40 guests at various hotels across the island) and making sure that my bride and I stayed calm and relaxed. We had a weather scare the day of our ceremony and Teresa sprang into action. She had a backup location secured in the event there was rain and made sure that the bride wasn't overwhelmed with worry on her special day. Thankfully, the weather was perfect by the time the ceremony started. Teresa came through for us big time and our wedding ceremony and reception looked incredible and were exactly the way we had in mind. We cannot recommend her services highly enough and we'll definitely be calling her should we decide to renew our vows on the island in a few years.Sent on 06/30/2014
Adriana · Married on 08/03/2013
When deciding on a wedding planner, The Gansevoort Turks & Caicos highly recommended Teresa, from Tropical DMC. They spoke so highly of Teresa and ranted and raved about her attention to detail and impeccable execution skills. The Gansevoort arranged a call with Teresa and after 10min of speaking to hear, I knew she would be perfect! Throughout the entire process Teresa completely understood my vision and worked her magic with the execution. Not only was Teresa extremely patient (I must of changed my mind 10 times on decor!), she was meticulous, thorough, extremely creative, very attentive to detail and so easy to work with. We were beyond impressed with all the vendor recommendations. Brilliant Photography took amazing photos and truly captured our genuine emotions and special moments. Every custom made detail was crafted with exceptional skill (the signs on the beach, the mirrored table tops, the centerpieces and bouquets).Sent on 10/28/2013
Teresa only provided solutions, never challenges that could not be resolved. After living through multiple weddings as a bridesmaid, I realized how much goes wrong the day of the wedding. However the most important thing is how the issues are resolved. Our best man said it best "You can tell the level of professionalism in which Teresa operates by the nature of how she tackles issues". Teresa loves what she does and it is obvious in the end product. Phil & I are forever grateful to Tropical DMC and everyone who played a special role in giving us our fairytale wedding!
User2666278 · 2+ years ago
Teresa of Tropical Destination Management was our wedding planner for our Turks & Caicos wedding. There are too many positive things to say about Teresa to put into one review, but we'll try! The most important thing to say is that Teresa made our wedding sooooo easy to plan, and the actual wedding day and the events leading up to it were the best, most awesome and fun times, and we couldn't have done it without Teresa.From the moment we started working with Teresa, we knew we had made the right decision. After our initial phone consultation Teresa took off running with organizing all the vendors, decorations, and other planning. Teresa was very sensitive and respectful of our cost consciousness and had creative and sensible ideas about how to keep costs down without sacrificing our vision or fun. Teresa was also very responsive and understanding. She was also very flexible - adding and subtracting items, adjusting the plan or the schedule, and planning two pre-wedding trips - a sunset cruise and 4-hour snorkel - with only about a month to go. Without ever having been to Turks & Caicos or meeting any of our vendors, we knew even before we travelled there that everything would be great because Teresa is the best. And we weren't let down. Teresa is not only so professional and fantastic at what she does, but she's also such a nice, fun, and caring person. The actual wedding was perfect and ran so smoothly! Teresa was so great at organizing everyone without being pushy; she just has such a relaxed yet professional way about her. All of the vendors were awesome and all organized by Teresa. She also met with us in the days following the wedding, and we had the best reminiscing session - that's the kind of personal touch you get with Teresa. In sum, for us, it was the best time ever, but we heard that sentiment from so many guests as well, which is such a testimony to Teresa. We really really could not have put on such a fun wedding weekend without her.Sent on 07/05/2013
Moira · Married on 06/01/2014
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to Teresa and Tropical Destination Management. We appreciate the flexibility, professionalism and willingness to accommodate our wishes. It was definitely a dream come true for us and a day that we'll always remember!Sent on 07/08/2014
Tropical Destination Management's reply:Thank you Kevin and Moira - it was our pleasure to ensure your wedding was everything you imagined it! We at Tropical DMC wish you a lifetime of happiness!
User5319460 · 2+ years ago
Theresa Brunner was very responsive and our special evening with all three of my sons and their wives renewing their vows was wonderful. the officiant was so warm and funny. my children enjoyed it so much. I would highly recommend Theresa and her crew.Sent on 08/05/2015
Christina · Married on 05/31/2016
Teresa Brunner our wedding coordinator was great! My husband and I decided we wanted to have a low stress, low cost wedding. So, we decided to elope! We had never been to Turks and Caicos but heard amazing things. Since we were planning everything from a far, it was very nerve racking since we didn't know what we were getting. Teresa was very flexible and arranged everything for our "Just us" wedding. On the big day, I didn't have to worry about a thing. My bouquet was missing pink flowers that I had requested. Teresa didn't even hesitate when she said she would bring it to the florist and get it fixed quickly! She came back quickly & with my bouquet now perfect! I would highly recommend her & her team =)Sent on 06/14/2016
Dave S. · Married on 01/01/2020
Planning the wedding of the century
Teresa and her team helped us pull off an amazing event in Turks&Caicos.Sent on 12/19/2019
The setting and all the details were perfect and she handled the last minute threat of rain with aplomb.
Her vendors were all amazing, particularly Clive from Kissing Fish Catering.
All in all it was an amazing experience and Teresa’s help on the ground was instrumental.
Stacey · Married on 05/24/2014
On the day of the wedding Teresa shined! Everything came together perfectly, she was on top of the ball, and my wedding was amazing because of her! However, it was a little difficult communicating with her over the months while actually planning. It would take a few days to hear back from her and the responses were usually short. The services she provided were also rather pricey. But if you're planning a destination wedding (especially in Turks and Caicos) you can't expect the speediness or the low prices in the United States. Overall, Teresa and her team were more than awesome when it really counted.Sent on 06/09/2014
User6664198 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding was beautiful however there are a few things that could've been done differently (most were minor to us but we believe still worth mentioning). Everything was done by email which is great however it would've been nice to get at least one phone call. We believe as a wedding planner it's important to get to know the couple, their likes and dislikes and also to ask questions that the couple doesn't know to ask, like are you doing your own vows, do you like parasols or the lace on the signing table (we didn't). Assumptions were made. We found she lacked some of that personal touch and the guidance and even the wedding party commented. When we first met it was a very quick meeting, she was in and out, it felt like she was in a hurry. She had a hard time processing our credit card which was frustrating, the machine was either broken or not working properly. Got the feeling she didn't want us to pay by credit card however for us it was for tracking purposes. If it was a bigger wedding we believe it would've been different, just the impression we got. We would still recommend her just do some research on what questions to ask.Sent on 05/03/2016