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#1 Brenners

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    Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:35 PM

    We haven't set a date but it is overwhelming to think about all you need to do. Any advice on where to start? We are thinking Cozumel and will likely visit before we finalize that, but any advice on where to place our focus and what is really not important would be great!



    #2 vlynnw

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      Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:57 PM

      My FI and I just started planning and it is a bit overwhelming at first. Although we knew we would do a DW before we were even engaged now that it's here it's hitting us all at once!! Don't fret too much though, right now we're still working on pin-pointing a location, we've done this basically by going through expedia to search for the resorts we want and base it off the price range we want to keep for our guests. Then we go through all of the reviews on the resorts, research the wedding packages available and contact the WC for more information. I also base reviews off of the reviews posted on BDW! After that make your pros and cons list to narrow it down. If you're like me though you'll want to be looking for the more fun stuff - which you can still play around with!! Once you have your location, it will all start to fall in to place!!

      Good luck and Happy Planning!!
      Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

      #3 LadyTrunck

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        Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:13 PM

        Congrats! I think the hardest thing to do is to pick a location. I was all over the place with that. I knew I wanted it in Mexico. But where from there? I did research on that location and thought it was it. THEN, I found out (not from my own research, but from friends) that the water was cold and not really good to swim in. I should have figured, it being on the Pacific side. That changed the game, and eventually we chose Playa. My FI has been there (we originally wanted him to go somewhere new) but he has always loved it and said it would be just what I was looking for.

        NEXT was the resort. I based it purely off of Tripadvisor. It is a little more pricey than I would have originally liked, but it was really rated high, and it is gorgeous! SO... I guess that's how we got started. Also, I am fortunate enough to have SEVERAL (10+?)brides that I have found on this thread getting married at the same resort before me!! 1 just posted her review and it was great,... so all in all, I am very happy with my choice. GOOD LUCK!!!!
        Married to my BEST FRIEND!
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        #4 LadyTrunck

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          Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:14 PM

          I guess I didn't type where my original location choice was! Puerto Vallarta.
          Married to my BEST FRIEND!
          July 7, 2010!!My Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati....ns-pics-60834/
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          http://bestdestinati....ro-pics-61751/
          Trash the dress!:http://bestdestinati....a-dumas-61397/

          #5 lrdavis23

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            Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:20 PM

            Congrats and welcome !
            Married June 18, 2010 @ Dreams Punta Cana

            #6 Quietstorm

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              Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:24 PM

              Congrats and welcome!

              #7 Jenna20

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                Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:26 PM

                vlynnw I think that is great advice! I would have to recommend the same thing. Check out resorts that you like, expedia is great like vlynn suggested, you can get a good idea for pricing as well as photos and feedback from past travelers. Happy Planning, you will find great information on the forum. I would also suggest using the search engine to find out info from current and past brides as far as their feedback/site inspections go at resorts you like. As LadyTrunck mentioned, I have also been using trip advisor to get current feedback. There are LOTS of great reviews on there. Wishing you all the best. :)

                #8 Brenners

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                  Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:34 PM

                  Thanks everyone. That is all great advice and gives me a starting point. I think I can remove the bag from my face now and breathe a little easier....


                  #9 KLaBate54

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                    Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:24 PM

                    Congratulations and welcome!
                    *Katie*

                    #10 Love3

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                      Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:28 PM

                      welcome and congrats
                      ~Heather~




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