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I know you are overwhelmed and you are trying to find the best deal for your guests. I don't mean to sound harsh...but you will most likely find more information by searching the forum for what you are looking for then posting the same exact thread in 5 or 6 different areas. Alot of people search the forum for new posts and will definately see your post no matter what area you post it in.

There is so much information on this forum from all of us who have been married and those still planning and usually it's not hard to find at least some info that will help you out.
Hey,
Sorry I posted them in so many places. Im new at this, but I already got a warning in my mail box so ive learned my lesson lol
I was gettin overwhelmed b/c i have been looking throughout many of the forums and they all have amazing advice/info but they dont state the prices the guests paid and thats what i am most interested in. My budget for the wedding is not an issue; my parents are taking care of everything ..just the guest and other family members are not willing to pay too much which i find fair. Their budget would be 1000 for a week, taxes included.

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This really isn't the best place to find prices. prices are going to vary so much especially with airfare. is the $1000 price for air fare & hotel stay? Use a website designed to give you prices like hotels.com, tripadvisor, etc.

 

We stayed at the catalonia for a week for $1000, but out flight was from north carolina.

 

I used funjet.com to compare prices. i sorted hotels starting with the lowest priced first & made my way down the list. They first chunk were either not-AI, off the beach, or just not that nice. After getting through those fast, I found a group that were reasonably priced, but still nice places. I started comparing their wedding options. Some had ridiculous fees for weddings. I kept a pros/ cons list. The catalonia riviera maya really appealed to me. It was such a great value & a really great place. they do have private reception options. if you want more info, search for catalonia riviera maya on the forum & you'll find a thread i started with all the info i have.

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Hey,
Thanks for much for the advice. I was actually planning on on doing it sometime at the end of spring or during summer, so you think 1000 per guest would be ok for a week? Also, my guests and I would prefer to stay in the same resort.

Thanks so much

I think so, yes... you should go on Expedia.com and play with the research motor... I don't know where you're flying from, but for instance, I asked for a Toronto-Cancun in the "vacation package" tab, for the first week of Oct 2009... it came back with the following prices per person :
- Barcelo Tucancun all inclusive 1054$
- Crown Paradise Club Cancun All Inclusive 1057$
- Barcelo Costa Cancun All Inclusive 1059$
- GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive 1126$
- Oasis Palm Beach The Family Resort & Spa All Inclusive 989$
- Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa All Inclusive 997$

and there are more. You can narrow down to certain resorts, and then search the resort sites or call them to find out about their wedding options. You can search all the destinations you want the same way.

It takes some time (it took me 2 months to decide on a destination, I played a lot with all the tools...)

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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
This really isn't the best place to find prices. prices are going to vary so much especially with airfare. is the $1000 price for air fare & hotel stay? Use a website designed to give you prices like hotels.com, tripadvisor, etc.

We stayed at the catalonia for a week for $1000, but out flight was from north carolina.

I used funjet.com to compare prices. i sorted hotels starting with the lowest priced first & made my way down the list. They first chunk were either not-AI, off the beach, or just not that nice. After getting through those fast, I found a group that were reasonably priced, but still nice places. I started comparing their wedding options. Some had ridiculous fees for weddings. I kept a pros/ cons list. The catalonia riviera maya really appealed to me. It was such a great value & a really great place. they do have private reception options. if you want more info, search for catalonia riviera maya on the forum & you'll find a thread i started with all the info i have.

Hey,
Thanks so much for the advice. Im realizing myself now that the best thing to do is to get pricess off travelling websites and to use this website more for info and ideas about the resort.

I will for sure check out your thread on the catalonia riviera maya.

thanks so much again

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I think so, yes... you should go on Expedia.com and play with the research motor... I don't know where you're flying from, but for instance, I asked for a Toronto-Cancun in the "vacation package" tab, for the first week of Oct 2009... it came back with the following prices per person :
- Barcelo Tucancun all inclusive 1054$
- Crown Paradise Club Cancun All Inclusive 1057$
- Barcelo Costa Cancun All Inclusive 1059$
- GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive 1126$
- Oasis Palm Beach The Family Resort & Spa All Inclusive 989$
- Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa All Inclusive 997$

and there are more. You can narrow down to certain resorts, and then search the resort sites or call them to find out about their wedding options. You can search all the destinations you want the same way.

It takes some time (it took me 2 months to decide on a destination, I played a lot with all the tools...)

hey ya,
Im flying from Toronto as well. Those prices look good; you just gave me a little hope again...yay. Thanks so much. Im gonna start using travelling websites for price info and i guess given that my maid of honor's mom is a travel agent should also help.

Thanks so much again
xoxo

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