How far do you have to book? Plus waiting for the proposal anxiety!
Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:58 PM
Ayita, I am too paranoid to start things like dress shopping or emailing the resorts - I just don't want to jinx it! He did hint a few days before he asked me to show him rings I liked that he knew how he was going to propose and that he's sure no man on earth has ever done it this way. I must say the curiosity is killing me, but good things come to those who wait right? ha ha
DaniSpence13 - I have a feeling the Paradisus is going to be too much for guests as well, although I like the location better too. We will have some single guests invited and I want to make sure they don't feel trapped at a resort with no nightlife. I am happy with a more low key atmosphere, so in the end of my single friends need to take a longer cab ride to party, fine by me!
We've always agreed we want to do a DW in the Mayan so narrowing the location is easy. For now I will occupy myself with resort research, maybe start designing some STD's so they are ready to go. Hopefully I can share our engagement story soon :-)
Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:38 AM
I understand your frustration. We were dating long distance and my fiance had made some comment like, "I want you to move as soon as possible when we become engaged." Since I have school age children my response was, "Well then you'd bettter propose by Thanksgiving or May so that I can give my 30 days notice on my apartment and move the children in a reasonable period for school". On the day after Thanksgiving, he started asking me, so what do you want to do this weekend. He obviously had no plans and I started bawling. When he asked what was wrong I had to make something up. I don't know!!! I guess I'm just hormonal. Poor guy was so confused and thought that I was crazy. He ended up proposing that night, apparently his plans had been ruined because it was raining and he proposed anyways.
Anyways - you've mentioned that you want a resort and that you want something intimate, private and child friendly. So I'm going to throw an idea out there. Have you considered the private homes in Soliman Bay? Soliman Bay is a beautiful protected area that has been developed by one couple. The bay is protected, so the water is very very calm. The water is waist deep for about a mile out and coral has grown into the area, so it is a fabulous place to snorkel or swim. All of the homes come with life vests and kayaks, cleaning service. For a nominal fee (around $8/person) you can arrange for someone to come in and cook for you. You can either arrange for concierge service to deliver groceries or stop by the Playa del Carmen Walmart on your way into town.
The houses have different setups. Some are set up as a group of casitas or a large home with many bedrooms. My favorites are Casa Corazon and Nah Uxibal. All of the homes are close enough togehter that you can walk from one to another in a minute, the same as if you were in a resort. But unlike a resort, it is a very private location with very few people.
You can read about Soliman Bay on Riviera Maya Hotels, Resorts, Rentals: Mexican Caribbean Vacation. You can read about Nah Uxibal at Nah Uxibal in Solimon Bay along the Mayan Riviera, which even has a reservation calendar, so you can see availability.
Posted 12 June 2009 - 03:28 PM
Malisa, congrats on your upcoming wedding! Thanks for the recommendation and it sounds wonderful - but there is no way I would be able to change his mind from an AI resort setting. I want something smaller though because my dad has health problems and having been to one of the mega huge resorts myself (bahia principe coba) I don't want somewhere that is that sprawled out to get from restaurant/pool/beach. Easy accessibility I guess is what I am looking for, or at least a bit more acessible than the huge resort complexes like bahia and barcelo.
I so know that dissapointed feeling! I am happy he came through for you though :-)
I just know that in his mind he is thinking it is all no big deal, but I am a planner and to me, it is a big deal. If we can get married before our daughter turns 2 that will likely save us travel expenses for her, since most allow under 2 for free. To me, there are just so many good reasons for February, but the longer it takes him to propose I am just freaking that our friends will have already planned their winter vacations or, worse, another close couple may get engaged and plan a DW before us for 2010 since it seems a ton of people in our social circle have gotten engaged recently. I don't want to have to compete for guests! lol
Just posting on here has helped me deal with the anxiety and emotion, so thanks very much everyone! And sorry if it sounds like I am whining, I am just so done with waiting!
Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:06 PM
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:14 PM
As for booking for February, I'm sure it will be possible you'll just want to hope that proposal is very soon, it may be difficult to work out some details without a lot of time. I hope you get your proposal soon and that you can start planning right away!
Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:56 AM
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