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#1 OceanWonderland

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    Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:10 PM

    Hi Girls! What a wonderful forum. I've been browsing the last few weeks since I got engaged and I really am hoping to have a destination wedding in either Riveria Maya or Tulum...just have to convince, well everyone! They say it's 'our wedding', but the momma's sure do like to lay down the law. Did anyone else have similar problems? What did you say to convince your family that a wedding in Mexico is better than a wedding (very expensive mind you) in Northern CA? They all are flying in from all over the country anyways...why not some fun in the sun?

    Can't wait to start planning my wedding with all the helpful information on this site!
    Take care,
    Leslie and Aaron ~ Dreams Tulum ~ November 15, 2010
    Our wedding slideshow from the amazing William Sanchez: http://www.williamsa...aron/slideshow/
    And our TTD session (William Sanchez and Ivan Luckie): http://www.williamsa...slie aaron/ttd/

    #2 Destination Scout

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      Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:57 PM

      We were married in Tulum this February. Everyone loved it. I am now in the process of planning an anniversary for the entire party again. The MIL definitely complained during the whole planning process, up until the point that I unlocked her hotel room door and she stepped inside. From that point, she still never stopped talking, but at least she was happy.

      She had been to Cancun a few times and stayed in the Mayan Riviera Palace and swore that it was the place ever. She'd been to Tulum and was mystified as to why we would get married in such a small town where there weren't even any resorts. Now she swears she will never go back to Cancun.

      We just found a place to accomodate all her needs and got her involved in other parts of the planning process (we put her in charge of th AHR). Once she had a job she became manageable.

      What can you say to convince that the Tulum is better than something at home? You could send them my slideshow. That seems to convince a lot of people.
      Tulum, Mexico Wedding Photography: Malisa and Todd – Dreamtime Images

      Let me know if you need any help. I'm in Tulum frequently and would be happy to answer any questions. In fact, I'm running a scouting trip for a couple other couples Nov. 11-17. You're welcome to join us if you would like.

      #3 melette

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        Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:00 PM

        Hi Leslie! Welcome to the Forum and Happy Planning!
        http://i36.photobuck...ette12/mcc1.jpgFirst Dance as Mr. & Mrs 01/21/2010http://tickers.Ticke....1911/event.png

        BRIDE&GROOM + 85 Family & Friends BOOKED and had a blast!

        #4 JT3

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          Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:33 PM

          Hey Leslie.... Congrats... Well we convinced part of the family by telling them the truth it was just to hard to afford a wedding in NYC.... Me and the fiance tried looking for a location in nyc ,but it was just to much, a wedding and finding a home it was just cutting it to close... Then we convinced everyone by saying its an all-inclusive hotel and telling them that its a vacation... But also made it clear that if they couldnt make it, it would be fine.... Some of the immediate family had concerns but we said we would help them financially with the trip if need be.... YOu just have to sell it...LOL That is what we began doing just selling the idea of our wedding LOL... Well have fun and it all will work out... Good Luck with everything..

          #5 super19

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            Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:19 PM

            Hi Leslie - Welcome to the forum! I received some pushback regarding a DW from family as well. After each negative comment, I stressed the positive. It's our day and it's what we wanted. While we hope everyone will be able to make it, we realize not everyone can be there on our special day. I found that if you say that enough and stress what a wonderful adventure it's going to be...they just can't help to get on board. (Cuz if they don't...they'll be left behind.)

            Best wishes,

            #6 *Meagan*

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              Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

              Hi Leslie! and welcome to the forum!!

              Everyone runs into some issues with family and friends not accepting a DW! but just remember its your day! and your closest family and friends will be there! and that is all you need to make your day special!!!

              Happy PLanning!

              #7 Mishka Designs

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                Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:24 AM

                Felicidades and welcome to the forum!! Love your name - my daughter's name is Ocean :). I would point out that, even if you spent the same amount (which you probably won't) you will get more fun fun fun for your $$$ in Mexico than you will in No. Ca. .

                #8 volosikj

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                  Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:24 PM

                  Congratulations! Welcome to the forum!

                  #9 IrishgirlinNY

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                    Posted 05 November 2009 - 06:04 PM

                    Hi Leslie

                    Congratulations on your engagement and good luck with all your planning.

                    #10 RaychelRae

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                      Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:05 PM

                      Hi Leslie! Welcome aboard!

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