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#331 MelnCamp

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    Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:15 PM

    Hi Norma,

     

    Congratulations! I too just got engaged on May 1, and my fiance and I are hoping to get married in May 2012 - maybe Mem Day weekend. How did you decide on Mexico? How many guests will you have? Congrats again! I'm new to this site (and planning a wedding!) and welcome any and all advice.

     

    Best,

    Melanie



    #332 J-me

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      Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:31 PM


      Congrats Melanie & welcome to the (best) forum!! Dive right in - there are so many great ideas and helpful insight from other brides!
       

      Originally Posted by MelnCamp 

      Hi Norma,

       

      Congratulations! I too just got engaged on May 1, and my fiance and I are hoping to get married in May 2012 - maybe Mem Day weekend. How did you decide on Mexico? How many guests will you have? Congrats again! I'm new to this site (and planning a wedding!) and welcome any and all advice.

       

      Best,

      Melanie



       



      #333 Brenners

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        Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:28 PM

        Congrats Melanie!  There are many threads for different destinations.  We chose Mexico because it is an affordable destination for our guests, there are many beautiful resorts that are experts at having destination weddings and because the flights take less time than flying to other tropical locations like Hawaii or the Mediterranean.  We were in Mexico (Cancun specifically) when we got engaged so we did site visits that week to narrow down our search.  Our criteria was based in part on a destination wedding we attended last year for some friends.  1.  Private ceremony location as our friends' wedding had strangers on the beach roaming near and around the ceremony.  2.  Reasonable prices for rooms and airfare.  3.  Beautiful resort with many activities and options for our guests to entertain them.  4.  Wedding packages that included everything we would want for our wedding.  5.  Lots of dining options at the resort for our guests.  6.  Resort that was all-inclusive so our guests would not have to leave the resort when they wanted to eat somewhere or have to bring money with them every time they wanted a snack or a drink.

         

        I would recommend looking at threads and reviews of resorts on this site but also take a look at Trip Advisor to see what others have had to say about the overall stay at various resorts as you will find more reviews there.

         

        Hope this helps to give you some ideas.  Happy planning!
         

        Originally Posted by MelnCamp 

        Hi Norma,

         

        Congratulations! I too just got engaged on May 1, and my fiance and I are hoping to get married in May 2012 - maybe Mem Day weekend. How did you decide on Mexico? How many guests will you have? Congrats again! I'm new to this site (and planning a wedding!) and welcome any and all advice.

         

        Best,

        Melanie



         



        #334 Micaela

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          Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:43 AM

          Hey lovely ladies,

          I am going to be a 2012 bride also, planning on getting married in Riviera, Playa Del Carmen or Cancun area. Like Some of you I am also thinking May or very early June 2012. I am from Australia but my partner is originally from Mexico, so for a destination wedding it's going to be quite large, around 120 guests!

          We are thinking about one of the Dreams resorts for the venue, waiting to hear back from them. I would love to get some advice from other brides that might also be planning a larger destination wedding.

          Wishing you all love and luck

          Micaela



          #335 Micaela

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            Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:21 AM

            Hey lovely ladies,

            I am going to be a 2012 bride also, planning on getting married in Riviera, Playa Del Carmen or Cancun area. Like Some of you I am also thinking May or very early June 2012. I am from Australia but my partner is originally from Mexico, so for a destination wedding it's going to be quite large, around 120 guests!

            We are thinking about one of the Dreams resorts for the venue, waiting to hear back from them. I would love to get some advice from other brides that might also be planning a larger destination wedding.

            Wishing you all love and luck

            Micaela



            #336 Shay12

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              Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:05 AM

              Im pretty sure you need to be in the Cancun area at least 4 business days before your able to legally get married there. My TA suggested we get legal documents/"paper work" done here before we leave at the courthouse to avoid the hassle. Then do a symbolic ceremony in MX. That way you can arrive and get married the next day, then spend more time with your guests and have those extra days at the end of your trip. She said that most do it this way to save a little money. The other idea is - My friend just got back from her wedding at Dreams Tulum. They arrived on Wednesday and were able to get married legally on Monday. ( that's technically 3 business days)

              #337 Brenners

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                Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

                Congratulations Micaela!  120 guests - wow!  That will be nice to have so many people share in your special day!
                 

                Originally Posted by Micaela 

                Hey lovely ladies,

                I am going to be a 2012 bride also, planning on getting married in Riviera, Playa Del Carmen or Cancun area. Like Some of you I am also thinking May or very early June 2012. I am from Australia but my partner is originally from Mexico, so for a destination wedding it's going to be quite large, around 120 guests!

                We are thinking about one of the Dreams resorts for the venue, waiting to hear back from them. I would love to get some advice from other brides that might also be planning a larger destination wedding.

                Wishing you all love and luck

                Micaela



                 



                #338 LawnWrangler

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                  Posted 18 June 2011 - 06:19 PM

                  I'm officially going to be a May 1st, 2012 bride!

                   

                  The date is booked at Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand (no threads about the hotel, used to be the Hyatt - oh well!)

                   

                  Busy building my "Luggage" invites today, burnt my fingers quite a bit... haha :)

                   

                  Rachel



                  #339 Micaela

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                    Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:36 PM

                    Thanks so much, yes I am excited but also frazzled haha lots of guests, destination weddings are supposed to be small! So just trying to figure out exactly how to organise such a large group!



                    #340 coconoir1908

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                      Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:42 PM

                      Congrats andfellow 2012 Brides.  Happy Planning!






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