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#1 sandinmytoes

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    Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:03 AM

    Hi everyone I have been reading this forum for a few weeks but it was time to finally register. I am in the early wedding planning stages. So far I am aiming for April 2010 in Punta Cana. I have narrowed it down to Dreams and Excellence resorts. Our Plan is to get married here at home in a legal ceremony in front of our parents who cannot travel that far. Then just the two of us are going to go to resort and have a symbolic ceremony because I have always wanted to have those beautiful beach wedding pics :) Our parents want to have a casual beach themed outdoor reception after we get back which will still allow us to celebrate with friends and family. I dont have to pick between my sisters and best friend for MOH or worry about the extra guests at the resort or them having to save up $2000 to go to my wedding.
    Have any of you done this? That being said let the advice begin! I want all your input on which resort would suit us better and I am open to all your comments

    #2 Kathie

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      Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:08 AM

      Welcome to the forum.

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:25 AM

        Welcome from one Punta Cana bride to another!

        We had about 40 guests come to our DW ... but we also legally married before we went.

        I think your plan is a good one in order to save yourselves money and travel expenses for others. Plenty of others have gone this same route!

        Happy planning and let me know if you need any help!!!

        #4 KatyKo

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          Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:28 AM

          Welcome from another Punta Cana bride :) We will probably have around 25 or so guests at our wedding and will also get legally married before we leave. We are also having a reception once we get home to celebrate with those that could not make it to the DW.

          I think your plan sounds very nice. It will definitely save some stress and money.

          Good luck with your planning!

          #5 sunstarsmoon

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            Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:35 AM

            Welcome to forum
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            #6 kate.com


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              Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:41 AM

              hi! We are having about 40 guests at our wedding! I think it is fantastic that your family is on board with you two going off on your own after you have a legal day here and reception when you get back! It may seem like a lot of steps, but I'll have just as many... and you will be saving a ton of money! Good luck!

              #7 leahstafford

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                Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:52 AM

                Welcome and Happy Planning!

                #8 *Casey*

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                  Posted 18 November 2008 - 12:19 PM

                  to the forum and CONGRATS!!!

                  #9 sandinmytoes

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                    Posted 18 November 2008 - 01:35 PM

                    Thanks for the support gals :)

                    #10 dolfinluck

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                      Posted 18 November 2008 - 01:36 PM

                      Congrats and welcome to the forum!!!

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