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    Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:56 AM

    We did not do a site visit & it worked out perfectly!
    When we got engaged & started wedding planning we knew we were going to have a DW. Our first choice was Vegas but for some reason the pricing wasn't right at the hotels that we had contacted. One day DH was looking at our cruise pics of Jamaica & we talked about how that was one of our favorite ports during the cruise, thats what got the ball rolling on JA.

    Like Danielle, I then hit the internet & trip advisor for reviews of JA resorts. ROR had great reviews at the time & when I contacted the WC and asked for more info on ROR pricing, the pricing was within our budget.
    Then somehow, thank god, I found BDW. After coming here & finding positive reviews/experiences & pics from past ROR brides, it sealed the deal! It also helped tremendously that the future ROR brides & BDW as a community shared so much info.

    Ofcourse I was worried about us taking the chance blindly since we hadn't been to ROR before, but again, we loved it as did everyone else & I will never regret doing it the way we did!

    #12 stefnicole

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      Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:54 PM

      A site visit wasn't in our budget, and neither of us had been to Hawaii before. Luckily everything turned out great!

      #13 jenniebey

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        Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:40 PM

        I knew I wanted PV, but wasn't sure about the site. I did my research and was 90% sure I was going to go with Las Caletas, but started browsing on BDW and heard about Playa Fiesta. After our site visit and going to several options we decided on PF.

        I loved Las Caletas too (so beautiful and the staff was fantastic), but PF was just more our style. However, site unseen we probably would have gone with LC which would be a great choice.

        #14 foxytv

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          Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:44 PM

          No site visit for us - just wasn't in the cards. It was fun to be there for the first time for our DW. I did a TON of research ahead of time though, and it paid off tenfold.

          #15 *Nadine*

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            Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:42 PM

            We really went on a limb and picked a resort that wasnt even built yet and in a location noone had been to. We just wanted to go somewhere other than the usual mayan/cancun/PV and we knew we could count on the reputation of Dreams Resorts.
            It was also the cheapeast five star for the time period we are going -over christmas/new years, which helped make our decision!

            #16 Jenn79

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              Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:55 PM

              I didn't technically do a site visit, but I had lived in Bermuda for five years growing up, and knew I would return to get married. It just always felt like home, and nothing else would really have felt right.
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              #17 Butterflyf369

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                Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:19 PM

                My girlfriend got married at the site and I thought, what a perfect way to get married so I went with it...

                #18 *Karla*

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                  Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:41 PM

                  I knew it was going to be in Jamaica, because that is where my family is from.

                  As far as the location goes, it was more process of elimination. Most of the hotels/resorts have requirements for the # of guest staying on the property vs. # of guests at the wedding. This would not work for me since I have so many family members living in Jamaica, that would not be staying at the hotel.
                  AND, I picked the worse day of the year, New Years Eve. This knocked out many more places. In the end, I am using a hotel owned by a relative of my mom's.

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