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Hello Everyone - I'm a Newbie and an indecisive bride!

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Welcome to the forum! It took me a while to figure out where I wanted to get married, but eventually I decided and no matter where you go it's going to be great...good luck with the big decision.

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Hawaii and Cabo were our two choices to start with as well. Have you been to either place? We have been to both and I can't say that I like one location more than the other, they are both beautiful. I didn't do a whole ton of research on Hawaii because from what I did find, it seemed it was going to be more expensive than going to Cabo. If I can remember right, there were places that had wedding ceremonies set for 8 AM.. and the later in the day the more expensive. We chose Cabo because of the cost, and I found a boutique hotel where the our beach ceremony will be more private than on a crowded beach. How many people are you expecting to attend? Hope this helps a little.

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Hello and welcome... I ran into the same problem in the beginning. I narrowed it down to Aruba or Mexico, but ultimately chose Mexico because it was $500+ cheaper for our guests. Couldn't justify the extra cost. Good luck with the decision. This forum will be really helpful!

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Thanks for all of the support everyone! BeachBride10, your question is a good one because not very many people would be able to attend Hawaii due to the cost I'm afraid. Everything tends to be more expensive there. It's too bad because I think this would be ideal, but I'm not sure I can justify the cost either. After all, I don't want to break the bank getting married!

 

I have been to both places and love them equally for different reasons. It's really hard to compare them isn't it? I wonder though, although it's more expensive in Hawaii maybe it would be easier for people? No passport, most people have been there before, etc... Listen to me go on about "other people." I should just think about what I want (and wish to spend) and know that everyone I really care about will be there.

 

Thanks again everyone!

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Congrats on your engagement! Do most of your guest have passports. If not you might want to consider Hawaii. It's only 125 or so for a passport but it is just one more thing guest would have to do to go to Mexico.

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I had really wanted to get married in Hawaii as well but due to the cost we just thought maybe we could go there for our honeymoon instead. We went with an all-inclusive which suites our needs for our wedding better. Good luck with your decision! Either one will be amazing for sure.

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Jananaz - due to my very supportive fiance, he is no help at all. :) He has his opinions for sure, but he said he would be happy in either place. Very sweet, but not much help! haha. All of the guests have different opinions. The consensus is that our "A-List" people will come to either location as long as they have ample notice to plan and save. Everyone has their preference, but say it's up to me. This doesn't help me at all!

 

Maybe it will come down to cost for us as well. I can only justify spending so much on our wedding (and asking people to do the same). This must be why Mexico is so popular!

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