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#1 kmlc2001

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    Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:22 PM


    My name is Kristine and I am from Wisconsin. I am planning on doing a Destination Wedding for January 2010. I am looking at doing Riviera Maya, Purta Vallarda, or cozumel. I am looking for beach front, 4-5 star hotel, kid friendly, swim up pools, steak house, 1 wedding a day package, price range of 1,000 - 1,300 a person.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    #2 O'Driscoll Photography

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      Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:54 PM

      Welcome and congrats, Kristine!

      Best wishes,

      #3 JOSIE

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        Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:41 PM

        Hi Kristine, There are a ton of resorts that fit your description! I'm getting married at the RIU Palace Rivieria Maya and it has all of the above :) If you want more info on our resort, check out our thread:


        #4 Ginalyn

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          Posted 02 June 2009 - 03:56 PM

          Congrats and welcome to the forum Kristine!

          #5 dinogomez.com

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            Posted 02 June 2009 - 03:59 PM

            Welcome to the forum and congratulations!! You've come to the right place; here you can find all the info you need for a fun, smooth and successful planning!! Enjoy!!!

            #6 ilovemypitbull

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              Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:13 PM

              Hi Kristine and welcome to the forum! I suggest that you look through the "Wedding Reviews" sub-forum (in the "Share Your Wedding/Engagement Story" forum) for ideas. There are tons of very detailed reviews there, many with pictures, that will help you get ideas for locations. It was extremely helpful to me. Doing various searches and browsing around the entire site in general will uncover a lot of information that should also be very helpful. This forum has been my most valuable wedding planning resource, especially in choosing a location.

              Good luck!


              #7 ~*DiAnE*~

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                Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:30 PM

                Welcome and Congrats!! You will find TONS of useful information here!! Good luck with your planning :)

                #8 TATrisha


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                Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:46 PM

                Welcome Kristine!!
                I too am from Wisconsin and I ended up at the Gran Bahia Principe in Riviera Maya. Best decision ever!!!
                We stayed in the Akumal section, so it was beach front. VERY kid friendly (I had two girls under two along... the staff was amazing, the pools were great, awesome activities for them). BEAUTIFUL pools. Our favorites were the activity pool because it was less crowded and had a great shallow area for the kids. And then the main pool because of the swim up bar location. There is actually even a steak house called Arlequin there.
                When we went it was between $950 and $1700 a person depending on room category and length of stay. Oh, and we flew out of Chicago instead of Milwaukee because we wanted a direct flight.

                Best luck and if you need any thing don't hesitate to ask! :)


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                #9 Sascha Gluck Photography

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                  Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:58 PM

                  Hi, welcome to the Forum and good luck with everything....

                  #10 BlakleyBrideToBe

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                    Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:46 PM

                    Congrats and Welcome!

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