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#1 Elizabeth

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    Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:17 AM

    Hey all

    I am new to this site and being engaged! My question, where do I begin? I have contacted a few resorts and a travel agent (that my FI sister used for her DW), but asked very general questions. Of course I got generalized answers.

    So...what do I choose first: the time of year I would like to get married, the resort, or the area in Mexico we want to go to? All of those are undecided currently.


    #2 Betsy


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      Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:19 AM

      I started with the Resort. But if there is a day that is special to you then you should probably do that first. I just contacted the resort to find out the details and then went from there. Good Luck and Welcome to the Forum!

      #3 Yari

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        Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:24 AM

        I think it might help you if you pick the date or general idea of when you want to get married. Also where do you see yourself getting married? What is your budget?

        #4 nikkianddean

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          Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:28 AM

          Welcome to the forum Elizabeth! When I chose our destination, a couple things went into it. I love the name of the place (Zihuatanejo means "land of women" and I am definitely a girls' girl. Then it came to the date. Because we are getting maried on a popular holiday it limited my choices. Some of the hotels in Zihua would not allow weddings larger than 10 people dring their high season, so this might be something you ask the resot you are interested in.

          Good luck an congratulations!!!

          Mr. & Mrs. C
          February 14, 2009

          #5 Elizabeth

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            Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:25 AM

            Originally Posted by Yari
            I think it might help you if you pick the date or general idea of when you want to get married. Also where do you see yourself getting married? What is your budget?

            We are thinking of the Riviera Maya area in late oct/early nov 2009. Idk that seems so far away. If I was planning a wedding at home, that would be fine, but I am afraid we will be just sitting around waiting. I dont know of a better time, based on affordability, guest saving money, holidays and hurricane season.

            Oh and we want it to be affordable for our guest, because so many have children they are bringing.

            Thanks for the help

            #6 Dbell

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              Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:44 AM

              Congratulations and welcome to the Forum!!

              #7 Luba&Mike2008

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                Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:55 AM

                Congrats and welcome to the forum! We didnt have a particular date in mind but we knew it would be sometime in June. After that was decided, we looked into picking a resort. Since I have kinds coming to the wedding, adults-only was not an option. Then we looked at the decor of a resort and price and we found Riu Palace to be exactly what we had in mind. Another thing that we liked about Riu was the fact that Riu has less expensive sister resorts and our guests could pick depending on their budget.

                #8 melglnh2o

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                  Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:53 PM

                  Hello Elizabeth. Welcome to the forum. The hardest part for me was picking the date and location. One good thing though is it seems like you have narrowed it down to Mexico!! That is a start. When we picked we took into consideration hurricane season, low vs high season and what general time of the year we wanted to be married. May seemed to fit all of our criteria. As for east or west coast Mexico, it was easier for our guests to fly to Cancun then say Puerto Vallarta so we ended in on the east coast. We also really liked a lot of the adults-only but we are having many kids as well so we went with Fiesta Americana Condesa and couldn't be happier. It is just what we wanted. Good luck. It will all come together in no time.

                  #9 PaulSchrank

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                    Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:16 PM

                    I think October/November is the best time for a wedding. I've lived here three years shooting wedding videos. At this time the weather is great and the ocean is warm and you get great service because half the town is off for the summer and eager to work.

                    I have over 70 wedding videos categorized by venue and vendor on my Vimeo site. It should be a great way to visualize your options.

                    PlayaWeddings' albums on Vimeo

                    #10 Bride010101

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                      Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:17 PM

                      Congrats! I would think of looking at date or time of year first. This was the hardest choice for us... and the most important aspect for many of our guests. Then just start looking at locaitons and maybe talk w/ a TA to find a place and resort that works best for you! Happy Plannin :)

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