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#1 lindsaysmith57

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    Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:33 AM

    Hi ladies,

    I'm a newly engaded (4 weeks) bride to be. And like many of us I had been planning my fictious wedding for years. I joined this site a few months ago to get an idea about destination weddings and to see if it was something I wanted to do. Now that I am engaged and reality has set in I think a destination wedding is the only way to go with our huge familes and our small budget.
    But heres the thing..... I have no idea where to start. I know we really like the idea of getting married in Cabo, but where and when is completly up in the air! How did you choose a hotel or vevue out of 50? Are they easy to contact? Do they send you a price package? AHHHHHH!!!! I am so overwhelmed and havn't even started!!
    Can you girls help out this newbie??


    #2 Betsy


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      Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:59 AM

      I just started by looking at places on the internet - thats how I stumbled upon this fabulous web site. We went through a TA and I actually contacted a few of them to see who could get us the best price once we picked our resort. I found out a few other people had been to our resort and all the reports were good - you will find tons of advice on here too. Good Luck with your planning!

      #3 O'Driscoll Photography

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        Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:35 AM

        Congrats and welcome, Lindsay!


        #4 Robyn Louise Photography

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          Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:19 AM

          Welcome to the forum Lindsay! You have come to the right place! Things will work out, and everything will fall into place

          #5 Monique

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            Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:29 AM

            I would start by looking at the feedback from all the other BD Brides...see what grade the resorts got etc...But before that you need to come up with a budget...once that's in place you can talk with some of the TA's and see which resorts fit your budget and then go from there...There is a ton of information...take a deep breath and relax...it will all work out...Besides you've hit the jackpot as far as information goes...no need to reinvent the wheel these gals have done and made it better!

            Good luck planning!

            #6 Agape Gems

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              Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

              Congrats! I would say read reviews on here from other Cabo weddings, set a budget, and then start checking out the websites of the resorts you are interested in. It will be easy to narrow it down to just a few resorts once you decide what are the things that you "must have" like do you want a really big and fancy resort or do you want a small place that you and your guests can feel like you have the entire place to yourselves, do you want an AI or just a hotel, do you want affordable for your guests or do you want the wedding of your dreams and your guests just have to suck it up .....

              Few questions to def ask- what is the day pass charge and what does it include? Are outside vendors allowed and is there a fee?

              Happy Planning!
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              #7 BEACHBRIDEMA

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                Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:45 AM

                Welcome. if you go to the hotel website, it will direct you on how to contact them ect
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                #8 Misha Earle

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                  Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:01 AM

                  Hey Lindsay,

                  Congrats! These ladies on this board will certainly help you.........remember you are having a DW to be less stressed. Don't worry it will all be fine.
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                  Jamaican based but will travel!

                  #9 Copita

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                    Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:09 AM


                    I went online to see/read reviews of hotels that I liked and ones I'd visited before. From there, I emailed the resorts/hotels' wedding coordinators/contacts for wedding package/pricing info. From there I was able to see how much everything would cost and what fit best for my budget.
                    After that I did a site visit, and visited two or three different hotels and then decided.
                    It really helped a lot though, getting those initial packages via email, so I was able to see up front how much they were going to charge for everything! And what they could customize for me (private dinner reception/music, etc).

                    #10 stacey


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                      Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:51 AM

                      Congrats and welcome!!. My suggestion would be to take your time and look at places on the internet, and contact the places that you are interested in.
                      Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008

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