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Change of plans, destination unknown here I come!

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#1 Stephy7387

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    Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:56 PM

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Stephanie and I am from Orlando, FL. My fiance and I were originally going to get married in my parents back yard in NJ with around 65 people on September 18, 2010. Turns out this was too much stress for my parents and I just found out over Christmas that it isn't going to happen. So after freaking out, my fiance and I figured the next best option was for a destination wedding. So far we would like to keep the date (since we already told people to set aside that weekend) and have been looking at Jamaica, Bahamas, and Mexico (they seem to be the cheapest places our guests from NJ and FL can fly to). There are so many resorts to choose from, that why I joined this forum. I am looking for the most stress free options, resorts with planners and packages that include everything you could think of (I get overwhelmed with details). My budget is around $4,000. If you have any suggestions let me know!!!

    #2 Sheree10

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      Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:31 PM

      Welcome!! You've come to the right place. If you have a strict budget you may want to look into the all inclusive resorts that have good wedding packages. Some of the basic packages are free just as long as you can guarantee a certain number of guests. Jamaica , DR and Mexico are very reasonable and there are many brides here that have married in these locations.

      Best Wishes!

      BRIDE + GROOM + 60 GUESTS!!

      #3 jplovesme

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        Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:34 PM

        Congrats on your new plans! Welcome to the forum! Is that $4000 going to the ceremony/reception? That can go a long way with the wedding packages that are offered at different resorts. Both Jamaica and Mexico All Inclusive Resorts have wonderful packages that will suit your budget! Browse the forum, and the resorts' sites, and I'm sure you and your fiance will find a place that suits your personalities and taste! have fun planning!

        #4 peterpanpixiedust

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          Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:39 PM

          You can also look into Dreams and Secrets (and possibly Zoetry) they offer a basic wedding package free as long as you have 7 nights booked for your honeymoon, and I think you can book through Apple or even Orbitz for better deals and still recieve the wedding (and honeymoon) package. That's what I'm looking into.

          #5 nic&mark

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            Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:18 AM

            Welcome...Congrats...and...Have FUN planning your dream day...!!!!!

            Nicola & Mark
            16th June 2010
            Riu Montego Bay - Jamaica

            #6 Nicyx

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              Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:58 AM

              Hello and welcome, EVERYONE here are so helpful and friendly, Im sure any questions or advice you have will be fully answered before you know it!!!!

              Happy Planning x

              #7 KimmyD

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                Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:43 AM

                Welcome!! I am getting married September 18, 2010 in Mexico!!! You have come to the right place. We decided on The Palace resorts for the free wedding. We are staying for 10 days, Its $3180.00 for all 10 days. We have not purchased flights. Not bad. Its all inclusive and the wedding id free. I am very excited. I have been to Palace Resorts before and Love it!
                28 Booked + Bride & Groom
                78 Room Nights!

                #8 blckrevpower

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                  Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:12 PM

                  hi and welcome!
                  if you really want to stick with that budget, you may want to get a package from an all inclusive and don't go over the amount of people they allow for a wedding package.
                  I've been researching and I found out that if you want great photography and some other things, you are going to spend way more than $4,000.
                  But, it can be done. You may have to cut some corners.
                  "Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love!" --Homer Simpson

                  #9 baj

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                    Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:30 PM

                    congrat's & welcome to the forum

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