Riviera Maya: Planning and I don't know where to start!
Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:19 PM
Now what? LOL. Do I talk with a travel agent first and then narrow down the resorts from there? Do I book the resort, then talk to a travel agent? How soon do we send out STDs and invites?
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:30 PM
Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:53 PM
I think the TA will help you the best if you have a certain price range in mind for the airfare and resort. We were originally thinking about having our wedding New Years Eve but when we looked into pricing we realized it was not going to work because we don't want our friends and family to have to pay a lot of money to attend our destination wedding.
Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:25 PM
I am getting married in July 2009 hopefully at the RIU RM..anyone else been there and have any pics of the reception and ceremony
Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:14 PM
From there, I emailed the wedding coordinators of our top three resorts for package and pricing info. I starting looking for a travel agent once we had a date booked at the resort we picked. We won't be seeing this resort before we go for the wedding so we're just trusting the good reviews!
That's just the way we did it and so far it's working for us. We are getting married next October so we are waiting to send out invites until flights and vacation packages for that time come out. We are thinking about skipping STDs and just sending invites with all the info around Feb?
You'll find a ton of information and different ways of doing things from brides on here. Good luck with the wedding planning!
Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:03 AM
Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:10 AM
I would send STDs 10-12 months out, then your formal invites about 3 months out.
After you sign the contract with the resort (which will likely take time), start working on getting your vendors lined up (if you are allowed to have outside vendors) like florist, photographer, dj/band, etc. Just remember to be patient, as this is all such a lengthy process!
Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:23 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:09 AM
So now, i'm in the midst of doing my research on resorts! Yay!!! Moving on from crazed wreck to something else! Hahaha.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 10:18 AM
1.) If you have not stayed in an all inclusive think about what you would want in one or if you even want an all inclusive. (I have a questionnaire my TA sent me that might help you with this. PM me and I will sent it to you.)
2.) Contact your TA so he/she can begin to narrow down your selections based on what you are looking for. We found there was just too many resorts to not have a TA help with this.
3.) When you evaluate have a checklist that you use. Use the same checklist if you do a site visit and compare the 2 when you come home. Here is one I created that you can edit: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t27020
Most importantly is to be flexible with the date. By moving ours back a month we are getting a much better deal and at a quieter time of the year. Good luck, can't wait to hear how it goes! Carla
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