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#171 abbie32

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    Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:50 PM

    Hello Ladies,

    It's so great to see some 2011 brides on here. I'm getting married April 6th, 2011 at Dreams Cancun and I am so excited. We are putting down our deposit this week. We are probably going to have about 40-50 people.

    I totally understand what many of you are going through right now trying to pick a resort. I was trying to find something that everyone would like and was losing what "WE" wanted for "OUR" wedding. I could've been a travel agent for Mexico at the end of my searching but I kept coming back to Dreams Cancun. I fell in love with the gazebo and the lighthouse. I'm from the Maritimes so I just felt like I could have pics that looked like I was home at the lighthouse and the gazebo was just stunning. They also have a nice pier in the water for some great pics. It had everything that we wanted for our wedding. Our choices were also very limited because we have kids attending our wedding so we needed a family-friendly resort.

    We are going to spend the week with our family and friends and than move to a more private adults-only resort afterwards for a honeymoon. Our DWS told us it will probably cost between $1300-$1500 for an all-inclusive 7 day package for our guests so we thought the cost was reasonable as well.

    I'm seeing so many beautiful wedding dresses on here and it's making me want to go shopping!!! I decided I was going to wait until June to look for my dress when my MOH moves back home but it is so tempting! haha

    I'm having a hard time right now trying to pick a photographer. It would probably be cheaper to just go with the photographer on the resort but I only plan on getting married once so I want our pics to be amazing and I want a video as well.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a place that does great pics and video? I emailed Claudia Rodriguez bc I heard great reviews but I haven't heard back from her yet.

    I got off the planning for a bit since I feel I have so much time but it will be here in no time. I'm back in planning mode again so look out! haha

    Tara :-)

    #172 jrb

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      Posted 22 February 2010 - 02:10 PM

      I am still unable to get our date confirmed with the riu palace riviera maya. They are saying they can't book weddings for feb since they don't know if a judge will be working?!?! I am worried cause we might have up to 80 guess that will need to book their room as well. It all just seems alittle shady.

      #173 RaychelRae

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        Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:12 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by abbie32
        Hello Ladies,

        It's so great to see some 2011 brides on here. I'm getting married April 6th, 2011 at Dreams Cancun and I am so excited. We are putting down our deposit this week. We are probably going to have about 40-50 people.

        I totally understand what many of you are going through right now trying to pick a resort. I was trying to find something that everyone would like and was losing what "WE" wanted for "OUR" wedding. I could've been a travel agent for Mexico at the end of my searching but I kept coming back to Dreams Cancun. I fell in love with the gazebo and the lighthouse. I'm from the Maritimes so I just felt like I could have pics that looked like I was home at the lighthouse and the gazebo was just stunning. They also have a nice pier in the water for some great pics. It had everything that we wanted for our wedding. Our choices were also very limited because we have kids attending our wedding so we needed a family-friendly resort.

        We are going to spend the week with our family and friends and than move to a more private adults-only resort afterwards for a honeymoon. Our DWS told us it will probably cost between $1300-$1500 for an all-inclusive 7 day package for our guests so we thought the cost was reasonable as well.

        I'm seeing so many beautiful wedding dresses on here and it's making me want to go shopping!!! I decided I was going to wait until June to look for my dress when my MOH moves back home but it is so tempting! haha

        I'm having a hard time right now trying to pick a photographer. It would probably be cheaper to just go with the photographer on the resort but I only plan on getting married once so I want our pics to be amazing and I want a video as well.

        Does anyone have any suggestions for a place that does great pics and video? I emailed Claudia Rodriguez bc I heard great reviews but I haven't heard back from her yet.

        I got off the planning for a bit since I feel I have so much time but it will be here in no time. I'm back in planning mode again so look out! haha

        Tara :-)
        Welcome, Tara! It sounds like you have a very good start on things! I understand where you're coming from with the photographers. Phots are very important to me, and since there are SO many photographers that shoot the riviera maya area with so many pricing options and packages, I contacted about 10 photogs and got price sheets from each one of them and literally made an excal spreadsheet with the pros and cons of each one. I know it sounds a little anal, but that was the only way I could narrow them down!

        #174 Mischaka

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          Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:28 PM

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          Originally Posted by RaychelRae
          Welcome, Tara! It sounds like you have a very good start on things! I understand where you're coming from with the photographers. Phots are very important to me, and since there are SO many photographers that shoot the riviera maya area with so many pricing options and packages, I contacted about 10 photogs and got price sheets from each one of them and literally made an excal spreadsheet with the pros and cons of each one. I know it sounds a little anal, but that was the only way I could narrow them down!
          wow!! i think you should share that!! lol

          I have a photog that i'm thinking of bringing with me only cause he does work for the FI. and we can get a awesome deal. but i've never seen his work...so I would hate to save so much but my pics are a big disappointment!!

          #175 roxmysockz

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            Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:39 PM

            RaychelRae i think you should share that also! I'd love to see if you didnt mind x

            #176 barbiegirl_27

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              Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:11 PM

              Hi Ladies!

              Our original time line was aiming for oct/nov of this year, but had so many family members complaining that they wanted to come but couldn't then. I settled for Feb.....although today I just found out my best friend is having her wedding just a couple weeks before mine, and now I'm not sure we're going to be able to go.
              We're still waiting to hear back from our TA with some pricing so we can finally decide on a resort! At this point I'd settle for anything just to have it decided!

              #177 AngMarie113

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                Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:19 PM

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                Originally Posted by Nicyx
                Hello everyone.

                Just wondering if any 2011 brides out there, who like me feel like its forever and a day away......
                We are looking at booking the Riu Palace Riviera Maya hopefully for May 2011
                we know we definatly want Mexico and we are just waiting on May 2011 prices to come out at our Travel agents. As soon as we get these we will most certainly be on our way to book.....

                Who else is 2011, when and where?

                Nicola x x
                Hi Nicola,

                Im on that list of those tying the knot in 2011. We are thinking of December 2011 in Punta Cana, DR. Still in the process of choosing a resort. Hopefully it will be decided soon.

                #178 Nicyx

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                  Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:25 PM

                  WOW, there are loads ov 2011 brides coming along now.... Hello everyone :-)
                  Good to see you all. I still keep thinking 2011 is forever and a day away as we've been looking since May 2009 but i have to keep reminding myself 2011 is only 10 months away... that is scary!!!!!!!!!! but SO SO exciting :-) ARGH some of us will be getting married in 10 months.... x

                  jrb... you will have to let us know how you get on with the reservation.. thats quite scary really...... got me a bit worried!!!

                  Michelle2011, Have you had any luck with the conformation of the date?

                  Tiffuhhknee, Wow what a bargin.... :-)

                  x

                  #179 CeeCee76

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                    Posted 22 February 2010 - 06:55 PM

                    Hello everyone! Yeah!!! 2011 brides!!! We are early planners. FI and I are looking to buy a house soon, so we wanted to wait till early next year to get married, that way we will have a better idea on budget. I think the challenge for being an early planner is not being able to do as much planning when pricing is not available.

                    FutureMrsYak, you’re my date twin, hopefully. You are so far ahead of me, we haven’t done formal STD’s yet, mostly by mouth. Like you, we are still waiting to find out prices at the resort. We can reserve our date, but no pricing. We want to make sure it’s affordable. Love your dress!

                    Nicyx, I wish my sister could come also; she is having a baby in August and she has 3 other kids, so I doubt she’ll be able to come. Were thinking about having our AHR in July before our wedding instead of after.
                    ~January 11, 2011~ Sun Palace, Cancun, Mexico~Our wedding review

                    #180 FutureMrsYak

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                      Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:51 PM

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                      Originally Posted by CeeCee76
                      Hello everyone! Yeah!!! 2011 brides!!! We are early planners. FI and I are looking to buy a house soon, so we wanted to wait till early next year to get married, that way we will have a better idea on budget. I think the challenge for being an early planner is not being able to do as much planning when pricing is not available.

                      FutureMrsYak, you’re my date twin, hopefully. You are so far ahead of me, we haven’t done formal STD’s yet, mostly by mouth. Like you, we are still waiting to find out prices at the resort. We can reserve our date, but no pricing. We want to make sure it’s affordable. Love your dress!

                      Nicyx, I wish my sister could come also; she is having a baby in August and she has 3 other kids, so I doubt she’ll be able to come. Were thinking about having our AHR in July before our wedding instead of after.
                      Thats great! I was surprised I haven't come across anyone else with my date...I thought with all of those 1's it would be a popular date!! I thought I was too early with my dress but it won't be in until the end of May...and I've always ben a planner and like to have things done! And I can tell you that it is driving me nuts that my resort doesn't have prices listed for rooms yet!! What resort are you looking at?




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