newbie! :) Need advice for affordable AI resorts!!
Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:52 PM
Right now my biggest question is where?? I am planning on a July 2011 wedding and I'd like a Caribbean location, but thats all I've decided on so far. Here are my top 5 most important things I want to find in a resort:
1- affordable all inclusive resort for our guests
2- great beach and gazebo options for the ceremony
3- good food and good service!
4- I dont care about the size, but I do want the ceremony and the reception to be as private as possible (so maybe somewhere that lets you rent out private bars/restaurants/rooms for the receptions, and private as can be ceremony options...)
5- good on-site wedding coordinators (I'll need all the help I can get!!)
I know this is a big list that prob. covers a vast amount of resorts all over but it will def. be a big help to me to have reviews from brides (instead of just tripadvisor). It gets to be a little overwhelming trying to click through all the different posts on so many different resorts!
Thank you so much in advance for your help, I really appreciate it!!
Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:21 PM
http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting
Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:27 PM
Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:31 PM
Punta Cana is looking better all the time, I just can't get over the price difference between DR and some other islands!
Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:53 AM
1. I agree with the above post to narrow down a couple of locations then research!!!
2. If you are having a symbolic or civil wedding you will need to check the laws for each country.
3. If you are on a budget, I would recommend looking at the free add-ons each resort has to offer.
4. There is a section for popular Carribbean locations. You many want search there to learn about the experience of other brides!
Happy Planning...you will love this site.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:03 PM
Welcome to this great forum, here you´ll find the information you are looking for. Congratulations on your wedding!!
Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:27 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:35 AM
Welcome and congratulations!
My bit of advice if your looking for qaulity at a budget, is to find out about brand new hotels opening in 2011... for the past 5 years we have done this for all our holidays and found that we get 4/5* new hotels at similar prices to existing 3/4*. I have been informed that the hotels and agents do this to ensure they get customers in, or with no reviews they might only get half booked.
If your getting married in July, 99% of the teething problems will have been ironed out, all final touches should have been completed and everything will still be in new condition and in the latest design fashion.
Dont listen to all the holidays from hell stories about new built hotels, they tend to be new builds by small companies or single ownerships. If you go for a big name, Riu / Gran Bahia...etc, there should be no problems.
Nicola & Mark
16th June 2010
Riu Montego Bay - Jamaica
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