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#1 Christi

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    Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:27 PM

    I'm curious about the history of the forum...how it got started, etc...it's such a great site...anyone?

    #2 Maura

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    Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:35 PM

    Best Destination Wedding Forum - Announcements in Forum : Forum News & Updates

    the forum (as it is now) has been around since 2006 and was started by Tammy Wright, who is now a travel agent (check her agency out at Wright Travel Agency - she is the TA to many BDW brides and she's totally fantastic!) and was also a destination bride who got married at Dreams in Cabo.

    here's her wedding review, she's the ORIGINAL BDW bride!
    http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t7845

    and here's a link to her beautiful photos:
    http://www.juancarlo...teve/index.html

    the forum used to be just for Cabo (see here: http://bestdestinati....com/forum/t793 and here: Best Destination Wedding), but she expanded it to encompass many other destinations to help other brides.

    #3 Christi

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      Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:42 PM

      great...thanks for the info!

      #4 Sarah

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        Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:51 PM

        When Tammy originally started this forum, she wasn't actually even a travel agent yet. She started it with a few other girls that she'd met on another forum that wanted a better, more informative place to discuss their destination weddings. There were only a handful of girls in the beginning- like 10 or so, but it quickly outgrew the old forum and branched out to be more than just Cabo. I think when I joined in summer '06 there were still only like 50ish members. It's amazing how much this has grown in 2 years!

        #5 ErinB

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          Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:10 PM

          How many official members are there now? I know not everyone is active so it makes it hard to tell. I can probably list 50 names off the top of my head! LOL

          #6 Sarah

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            Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:19 PM

            If you go to the front page of the forum, and scroll down almost all the way to the bottom it lists forum statistics. Here's what I just copy/pasted :

            Best Destination Wedding Forum Statistics
            Threads: 21,271, Posts: 406,462, Members: 5,457, Active Members: 1,836
            Welcome to our newest member, Danniellou

            #7 Christi

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              Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:25 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Sarah
              When Tammy originally started this forum, she wasn't actually even a travel agent yet. She started it with a few other girls that she'd met on another forum that wanted a better, more informative place to discuss their destination weddings. There were only a handful of girls in the beginning- like 10 or so, but it quickly outgrew the old forum and branched out to be more than just Cabo. I think when I joined in summer '06 there were still only like 50ish members. It's amazing how much this has grown in 2 years!
              Wow, it's hard to believe that it's only been around for two years...it's so well run......thank you for the info...i just love knowing the history of things...

              #8 Sarah

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                Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:40 PM

                You're welcome! I think it's a pretty nice place too. That's why us mods are such sticklers for the rules :)

                #9 TammyWright

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                Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:28 PM

                this forum has really grown...i tell this story but i remember when there were about 5 members but everyone was too shy to post so i was the only one posting and responding to myself like a crazy person.

                the reason this forum is so great is because everyone is so supportive of each other and we have a fantastic team of moderators keeping spammers out.

                we also have an amazing team travel agents on here that have been so knowledgeable about travel regulations, rates, resort reviews. etc.

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                #10 Kelly C

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                  Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:36 PM

                  Tammy I thank you sooooooooo much. With out this i probably would have lost my mind already and killed my FI.
                  Thank you thank you
                  Kerrington Danielle was born 6/23/09 12:31 pm 7lbs 14oz.

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