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#1 stephanieRN

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    Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:52 PM

    Hi everyone!

    I'm Stephanie and I am freaking out. Yep, got engaged last June. Started off hot, then cooled my jets. Now, my tentative date for sept is looming near and I have no clue as to where we are going to have a wedding. Looks like we are going to push the date. My biggest problem is that we live in CA and our families are from across the US. We were thinking hawaii or mexico. Smaller the better. Both of our families are complaining about a destination wedding. Then again, they are complaining about coming to Cali as well. I'm thinking elope. I guess it would help if I wasn't such a tight wad! If anyone has some good suggestions, let er rip!

    #2 amyh

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      Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:02 AM

      Welcome Stephanie! I grew up in SM! Let us know how we can help!

      #3 TammyWright

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      Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:03 AM

      welcome stephanie...

      where are the majority of your guests coming from? if east coast: caribbean, cancun, riviera maya

      if west coast or central: cabo, puerto vallarta, maui

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      #4 LCBride2007

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        Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:01 AM

        Welcome! I think you can still pull off a Sept. date if you want to - you may have to be a little flexible, but it's definitely possible! What's important to you, what are you looking for?

        All Inclusive?

        Adult only, or family friendly resort?

        Beach, Gazebo, or Church wedding?

        Resort wedding, or off-site?

        We're here to help!

        #5 TammyB

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          Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:35 AM

          Welcome, since you said your a tight wad, :-) what is your budget so that we can try to help you narrow down a destination.

          BTW, welcome.. :-)

          #6 itsme7396

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            Posted 14 March 2007 - 09:06 AM

            hi... Stephanie... welcome...

            we had the same problem with family complaining about our DW... 'its too far', 'its too much'... so we just tried to convince our families that it was more a vacation and not just a wedding... it just seemed to peak their interests when they looked at it as a vacation, instead of a trip just to go to a wedding...

            again... welcome...

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              Posted 14 March 2007 - 09:30 AM

              Welcome Stephanie! You can totally pull off September, especially with our help, theres so much information here, most of the research is already done for you. Let us know how we can help!

              #8 TATrisha

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              Posted 14 March 2007 - 09:36 AM

              Welcome Stephanie. I hope that we can help you narrow down your search for a wedding site and help you get on track for a September wedding! Please let me know if you need any help :)

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              #9 saraece

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                Posted 14 March 2007 - 09:40 AM

                Hey Stephanie, congrat's on your up and coming wedding. I know not a lot of brides here are going with an all inclusive. But you can find lots of resorts that include weddings in your stay for free. My friend got married in DR (coming from Canada) and guests got a weeks AI vacation for just under $1200 per person. That is also what she paid and she got married there! Which I don't think is bad. First maybe list your requirements..i.e children stay free, lots of excursions available, wedding free, legal requirements.... then go from there. It will cut down on the number of possibilities for you. Good luck, and will be looking for all your wedding plan updates.
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                #10 jillhiggins

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                  Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:49 AM

                  If you are open to other areas - I could give you lots of advice on Belize. Not only is it smaller, but it is less expensive. Feel free to email or call if you want. September is also low season there so the rates would be even better.

                  :)




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