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#1 sunshine9587

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    Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:35 PM

    Hi everybody : )

    I've been a "lurker" on this board for quite some time & now I'm proudly a member. So happy to be here! : ) I've been engaged since June 2009, and I am finally commiting to the search for the "perfect" wedding destination ~ lol.

    Our original plan was to go to Hawaii and get married, but most of our family and friends could not afford that. So....we are looking for an all inclusive resort thats affordable from Washington State.

    We think we will have appx. 20 people. This of course, brought me to Dreams PV, mainly because of the cost, and the short flight time. Also, we'd like someplace very warm with that tropical feel.

    I have December 2010 in mind & my hope was to go between Xmas & Nyears, but I'm thinking this might be a lot more money & booking a few weeks sooner or later might save us a bundle & make it easier on others going as well.

    I just received an email from Vacations to Go with a special for Pueblo Bonito, which is on AI in the PV area I had not heard of. I'm starting my research on that & I also really like the sounds of Vallarta Palace, but have not researched prices yet to compare it to Dreams.

    Anyways, just wanted to introduce myself & say Hello! : )

    #2 mmshaughness

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      Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:51 PM

      Congrats and welcome to the forum! I hear you on wanting to keep costs as low as possible for your guests (I wanted the exact same thing). One thing to keep in mind when choosing a date are holidays - travel costs spike at the times of the year that are most popular. Unfortunately, pretty much all of December falls into this so you will pay a premium on boths flights and at resorts for this. Perhaps consider a date that is just after the holiday season and prior to "spring break"- you and your guests will save!

      Good luck!

      #3 jenv

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        Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:03 PM

        congrats and welcome to the forum!!!! happy planning!!!

        #4 Melidell

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          Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:07 PM

          Congrats! I'm glad that you've finally decided to join the forum. I hear you about trying to keep the price reasonable for your guests. Enjoy your planning and keep us posted on how it goes.
          Loving married life!

          #5 baj

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            Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:11 PM

            hi, congrat's & welcome to the forum

            #6 mslis007

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              Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:26 PM

              Welcome and congrats!

              #7 riokayak

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                Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

                Congrats and good luck deciding on a location!

                #8 JenDen

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                  Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:07 PM

                  I too am looking at Dreams PV....however, I was told that time (between xmas and New Years) is already booked? Just FYI. Plus I was told by a travel agent that flight at that time will be a bit more spendy due to the holidays?? In addition, I am having a difficult time getting the wedding consultant at Dreams PV to respond to my emails.....and I can't find a 800 number to call her? If you have any luck, let me know!

                  GOOD LUCK! :)

                  #9 Jeremy_Gilliam

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                    Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:34 PM

                    Welcome the forum as a posting member! It looks like you can't go wrong with either Dreams or Pueblo Bonito. They both look beautiful and experienced with handling weddings. I flew to Playa Del Carmen just after the New Year on January 2nd to photograph a wedding and the prices were great, no more than I got for the rest of the year. Between Christmas and New Year may be a different story. Whatever you end up doing, I'm sure you will have a beautiful wedding, good luck planning!

                    #10 sunshine9587

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                      Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:24 PM

                      Thanks for the welcome everybody & thanks for the advise! I am finding that between Christmas & New Years is more $$$, so I am now researching later in January. I'll let everybody know.

                      Also, (JenDen I think?), I have not received a reply back from the wedding coordinator either, but it's only been a couple of days. From what I understand from this forum, this is ~ although frustrating, normal. I'll let you know when I hear. : )

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