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getting married on Hamilton Island on a budget

My daughter wants to get married in March 2010 looking at HI

Fiji or Hawaii, does anyone know of a cheap photographer we can use on HI and somewhere they can get married without spending a fortune Thanks Scoobie

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1. Re: getting married on Hamilton Island on a budget

I think you will find weddings on HI will cost at least as much as city weddings in Sydney. I haven't compared it with Fiji or Hawaii, but I remember finding a lot of info on-line when looking for my daughter's wedding last year. Lot at hamiltonislandweddings.com.au. They are the designated wedding providor.

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I got married on HI a few years ago. I didn't use the islands photographer as I really wanted more photos than what they were including (and they were very expensive!). So after a little bit of research I found Tropix Photography. They are located at Airlie Beach. I had to pay for the photographers boat transfer, which was fine. I have to say that we were very happy with the service and the photo's. We had the photographer from about 3pm after I had my hair done at the hairdressers, and he stayed for the whole reception. Lucky for us, he used to be a photographer on HI so he knew all the spots and stayed with old friends on the island.

We selected HI as it was a cheap destination wedding. With all the different options for our guests to either stay in hotels or to group together and stay in villas / apartments it made it very affordable. I actually did pretty much everything myself and didn't really use my wedding co-ordinator much.

For our reception, we just made a group booking at Romano's Italian Restaurant. As it was going to be soooo hot and humid, we just went with anti pasto platters on each of the tables for starters, then we had the mains (which I preselected 5 options) and then had our cake for dessert. We put on a bar tab and that was it.

If you have a look at my profile, there will be some photo's of my wedding. If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Good luck!!

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