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Hi everyone! Looks like this is the site I've been looking for to get me started - any and all advice is much appreciated!

 

Date: Either June/July or September/October 2007

Where: Not sure

What we're hoping for:

 

1. Sun

2. Friends and family

3. Nice accommodations

4. Not to pay near the cost we would in the United States (we're in California).

 

Feels like I've been looking for a Nordstrom-caliber wedding at Target-level prices, and I'm slowly going insane over the details!! I'll be scouring this site for suggestions - it's so nice to have other brides to talk to!

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Welcome to this site! I moved your post so that you had your own thread, and we can welcome you properly! Do you have any idea where you want to have your wedding - Mexico, Hawaii, Carribean, etc. ... we have all sorts of brides on here!

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welcome punky...i am also in san fran...i chose cabo because it is a really short flight and if you can find them, the flight prices can be cheap (i just found some for $298 a person!)..

 

what areas are you leaning towards?

 

what is your perperson budget?

 

will you have kids or adults only?

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Hi Ann - wow, that was fast. Thanks for moving my message!

 

We're not sure where anymore. We've been looking into Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio area for the past 6 weeks, but the wedding planner I felt comfortable with wasn't able to get back to me earlier than Friday, and the rate she quoted for 75 people turned out to be more than $20,000, which was about what we were shooting for for the whole thing (travel and accommodations included). (Not sure that's even realistic anymore.)

 

Since we haven't given any guests notice yet, June/July suddenly seems overwhelming, so I started checking out alternate locations for September/October. I'm not sold on Hawaii, but would like a beautiful beach area. We've been thinking Mexico or the Carribean, and I'd like to shoot for a low season somewhere that won't put me in hurricane or overly rainy conditions. Any suggestions welcome!

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Hi Tammy! I can't believe how quickly this is moving. My sister's children will definitely be there (one's 2 years old and the other is 9 months old), and my brother may be bringing his kids: 7 and 2 years old. The bulk of our families will be coming from the Midwest, but we've got a group who would be coming from Cali and some from the east coast, too.

 

I saw that you were in the Bay Area! Thanks for putting such a great forum together.

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well, it sounds like mexico may be your best bet for everyone...jamaica may be too far to travel for your west coasters...

 

cabo, puerto vallarta, cancun/riviera maya...are all great destinations.

 

hawaii is great as well but will be really long and espensive for your east coasters.

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Well ... I am getting married in puerto Vallarta, or more specifically at Las Caletas. Las Caletas is a private beach cove area about a 45 min boat ride away from PV - it's only accessible by boat! FI and I wanted privacy - which is our main reason for choosing Las Caletas. We're getting married in June, which is the start of the rainy season in PV - but we're crossing our fingers! Then we're staying at Dreams in PV, and having our welcome dinner there the night before the wedding. Just a different idea for you to mull over! There are quite a few Las Caletas brides on here. And many other girls getting married all over Mexico - Cabo, PV, Cancun, RM, Tulum, ... so many options!

 

 

Here's a link if you're interested: Puerto Vallarta Wedding Planner for Mexico Destination Weddings

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Thanks to both of you. I've been looking heavily into Cabo (Dreams) and was starting to look into Puerto Vallartas as well when I got my notification that I'd been activated.

 

My biggest questions:

 

1. Is it too late to be shooting for a nice wedding in September/October at one of these places?

 

2. Is it possible to have a beautiful reception for $15k or so for 75 people? Las Caletas looks beautiful! I'm going to call them right now. (One of the biggest hurdles for me has been trying to reach people during non-business hours when I'm not working!)

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