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#1 TamarP

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    Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:36 AM

    Hi everyone!
    My name is Lana and I am just starting to plan my DW for April 2010 on the Riviera Maya. Unfortunately that is all I have right now and am so happy to have found this forum with such great information. I am open to any hints and tips, especially on choosing a location (which resort). The only thing I have picked out is my phototgrapher (not booked, but dreaming of...) I guess I need alot of help

    Congrats to everyone!

    #2 jenniebey

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      Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:42 AM

      Congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to the forum.

      #3 ~Nicole~

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        Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:50 AM

        Congrats on your engagement Lana and to the forum! It can seem overwhelming, so I suggest you make a list and start crossing things off! Your first task should be choosing a resort and booking the date. After that everything can start falling into place :). Now choosing the resort is easier said than done. I think its the hardest part, so I recommend that you make a separate list for this. Identify what features/services are 'must haves" for you. This will help you cross off a bunch of possible resorts off your list. Once you've narrowed it down to a select few, you can check out the threads on here and make your final decision!

        Good luck and happy planning! If you need any help let us know!
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        #4 adelaide

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          Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:58 AM

          Welcome to the forum - I am also an April 2010 bride :)

          My first tip would be to find yourself a great travel agent. Mine saved me a lot of time and hassle.

          Good luck!!


          #5 ClintsGurl09

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            Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:13 AM

            Hello and welcome to the forum Lana!!

            #6 Cassie

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              Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:29 AM

              Congrats and happy planning!
              Married! -- July 11, 2010

              "I hope your marriage lasts 10 dog years" -- what my 4 yr old flower girl had my sister write in my guest book!

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              #7 Destination Scout

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                Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:31 AM

                Congratulations! I feel your pain. It seems like there is so much information on the internet, but not enough of what you actually need to know. I would suggest you book your photographer if you are sure about them. If they are traveling with you, you don't need an exact date and they really don't care where you are sending them. That's what I did and it was the best decision we made.

                We have a very active RM forum here, so hopefully you can find what you are looking for. Good luck and let us know if you need anything!

                #8 *Karla*

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                  Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:33 AM

                  Don't worry to much, you have come to the right place! You will find a wealth of information here to help with all your DW planning. Congrats and Good Luck

                  #9 Dmitri_Markine

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                    Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:21 PM

                    Welcome to the forum!

                    #10 Jennybell1

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                      Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:50 PM

                      Congrats and welcome. It takes a little to figure the forums out and which ones to subscribe to. I started out by talking to my TA and gave her a price range I wanted to pay and then she gave me a print out of hotels that I could afford. Then she gave me all the brochures from the different travel groups and I started there. Once I had narrowed down my choices to about 10 resorts, I then went on trip advisor and started narrowing down again. I did also take into consideration which resorts offered wedding as well, bc some dont. Once you have it narrowed down to a couple, then start researching info on here about those acutal resorts...otherwise you will def feel overwhelmed. It took me about 2 weeks to get my search down to 2 resorts and even now I am still not totally sure which resort I want - but I am leaning more towards one.
                      Be careful and read all the fine print about resorts offering free weddings, its not always as it seems.
                      Just rememeber to have fun and take the trip advisor reviews with a grain of salt - sometimes there are no pleasing people - no matter what. The ladies on here are great and will help you in any way they can. They have already helped me so much and Im still somewhat new!
                      Enjoy and congrats. If i can help you out, let me know and Ill do my best or find someone that can help you!

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