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#1 enchantedbedlam

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    Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:02 AM

    Hello, everyone. :]

    My name is Meghan and I am very new to the destination wedding scene. I joined this forum in the hopes that I could learn something from everyone else here, as I received some recommendations to check out the site. When I eventually traveled here, I was really pleased with it, so I figured I would sign up for a membership.

    My fiance, Joey, and I have been together for 10 years this year (or so it will be so on August 19, 2010). We have really gone through a large number of options for our wedding plans, but the destination wedding plan fits us the most and it just "feels right" to us and our entire family. We don't have a ton of money and we don't need a large number of people to see us getting married, so we'd like to do it somewhere fun, which also just happens to be beautiful and tropical. We'd love to get married in Hawaii, but we're just not sure how expensive it would be and if we could afford it. We've also been thinking about Key West, as well, because I think it may be a cheaper option for us. Honestly, I have no idea what I'm talking about, but I am so hungry to learn! Inform me! :]

    Right now we're shooting for October. I would love for it to be 10/10/10 (after 10 years of relationship), but I am open to other dates, as well. Since I'm so uninformed on both destination weddings, and weddings as a whole, we've been thinking about going through an agency for our wedding planning. I have been looking into Wedding Destinations and Planning | Destination Weddings .com, but I am not aware of their reputation with other couples who have employed their services. I would appreciate anyone's help on anything, really, and in the meantime, I will peruse the forum for different tidbits of knowledge in an attempt to eradicate a little bit of this ignorance.

    Thanks for reading. Oh, did I mention I need help? ;]


    #2 wendyjd

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      Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:42 AM

      Congrats and welcome to the forum. Its full of information. Check out the info about florida in the destinations section.

      Have fun!!

      #3 juliepfeif

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        Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:37 PM

        Hi Meghan! Welcome to the forum. We've been together 10 years too, although it will be 11 by the time of the wedding! We're getting married in Key West, June 26. We went in November on a scouting mission and the weather was gorgeous. TA Maureen has a point though since October is hurricane season. Have you been to either place before?

        #4 McToasty

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          Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:37 PM

          Congrats and welcome to the forum. :)

          #5 AnnaBanana

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            Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:08 PM

            Hi, Meghan! Welcome to the forum.
            There's lots of info on here to help you get started. However, if you want any help or info regarding Hawaii, please PM me as I am a budget Hawaii bride myself. :)
            Good luck and happy planning!

            #6 baj

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              Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:47 PM

              hi, congrat's & welcome to the forum

              #7 tiffanyan02

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                Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

                Congrats and welcome to the forum! There is lots to read here and it will help answer some questions! It takes some time to go over everything here.

                #8 jackieandtido

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                  Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

                  Wavin Hi

                  #9 emitchel

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                    Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:18 PM

                    Hi Meghan! Welcome to the forum. A cheaper option than Hawaii, would be the US Virgin Islands. This is the route that my fiance and I are going. Flights and hotels are a lot cheaper, and the flight is a little shorter too, but October might be a bad month b/c of Hurricanes, I know the worst month there is September. But its something that you might want to look into. Happy Planning!!!

                    #10 *Karla*

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                      Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:31 PM

                      Congrats and Welcome to the Forum! Happy Planning

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