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#11 nmurch

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    Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:56 PM

    oh a fellow canadian!! excellent!! <3

    well i'm super excited to start planning everything
    and i cant wait to read more about what and what everyones doing..

    look forward to hearing from everyone

    jan 11 cant come soon enough...

    #12 nsbride2010

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      Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:15 PM

      Originally Posted by nmurch
      thanks ladies!!

      well my DREAM would be Maui! butt, like i said were in the middle of building a house.. so thats outta the question. i then would like to stay either in the Mayan or Cancun.. i REALLY love the dreams hotels but does it love my budget? i keep telling myself i hope so lol...

      do you ladies have any thoughts of mayan vs cancun or cabo?? all the mags make pretty much every hotel look nice i've been doing alot of tripadvisor.com.. and i'm not sure were pretty young but not party animals. i would say our guest list we will send out is 75 and i would say that maybe tops tops top 30 might come..

      PS love BDW already.. i just wanna get on my crafty side and start making my boarding passes now
      Dreams can fit into your budget, it just depends on the destination! I don't know what your budget is, but Cabo can be expensive... though so can Mayan Riviera! My FI and I love Dreams too, but Los Cabos was out of the question for us (and our guests for the most part) so we are going to the Dominican!

      Start with deciding on a place, then the hotel... after that is done, like one of the other BDW-ers said everything will fall into place! DW's are easier to plan than the at home ones from what I hear, so just relax, you will be a GREAT bride! And since you have help from all of us, you will be FABULOUS! hehe :) xo

      By the way, the boarding passes are fun, thats what we did for our STD's!
      Enjoying marital bliss since July 1st, 2010

      #13 shauna_grant

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        Posted 27 October 2009 - 09:05 PM


        We're pretty much in the same boat! I'm 19 and live in Canada too! Wedding date is May 2011 :)

        Looking forward to joining you on this amazing venture! I'm kinda glad my wedding is so far from now... so much more time to dream and plan!

        I'm a Virgo, it's pretty much embedded in me :P.

        #14 Debs

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          Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:41 PM

          My SIL is getting married at Dreams Punta Cana (Dominican) in April and it's an amazing resort and very budget friendly!

          #15 SuperKate

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            Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:15 PM

            The first thing I would do is figure out your budget. I know it may be hard as you're building a house but you really can't plan much without it. Then you can figure out which locations/resorts you can afford.

            You still have plenty of time before your desired wedding date to figure everything out. Good luck and try not to get too overwhelmed!

            #16 bearbunny

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              Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:53 PM

              I know how you feel....we were picking a place for our DW, building our home (still are), both working 12 hours a day...its so overwhelming but as the other brides have said give yourself a budget 10K, 15K whatever - the pick a place in terms of what island, state, country etc and then it will start falling in place.. GOOD LUCK!

              #17 vdaybride

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                Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:22 PM

                First...BREATHE! You have plenty of time and you are definitely in a right place for great advice. Welcome and congrats!
                Married 2-14-2010 Dreams, Los Cabos


                #18 SandalGirl

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                  Posted 01 November 2009 - 11:10 PM

                  So many Canadians! I agree - first, deep breaths, next, look at budget, then location, then resort. Compare the packages and go with your gut. Then you can worry about all the other things, but one at a time. All together its just too overwhelming! One thing at a time allows you to keep your sanity :)
                  March 4, 2010 ~ Mayan Riviera, Mexico

                  #19 jamk32179

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                    Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:21 AM

                    I was in a similar situation, engaged for over a year, didn't know where to start, changed my mind a million times, but now I'm to the fun stuff....planning! I was looking at Cabo VS Riviera Maya and decided upon Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya. Love the location, the beautiful Caribbean waters and the resort. Enjoy this site, there is TONS of info!!!
                    September 18, 2010- The Royal Playa del Carmen31 Guests RSVP'd including the Bride and Groom

                    #20 mlabbe

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                      Posted 30 November 2009 - 03:24 AM

                      Oh my, breathe! It will be ok! A good start is to have a look at a wedding checklist and to start from the top. For example, theknot.com has a great one. Then you should try to focus on the big items, like the location (where do you want to get married - country and location!), hotel, etc. Once you get started, it gets a whole lot less overwhelming. You still have a lot of time ahead of you!

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