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#1 AKH2011

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    Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:21 PM

    Hello to all! This forum has been a HUGE help for my fiance and I in the past week, and we're excited about all that is to come these next months. We are targeting a destination wedding early next winter 2011 (likely in February or late January). We love the beaches of Riviera Maya but are having a difficult time discovering a non-beach, non-hotel location. We also love the ceremony and reception locations for Jamaica, but we aren't as excited about the hotels for our guests to stay in (since we are expecting 75-80 or so guests, we would have to stay in one of the larger all-inclusive resorts. We are not opposed to them, we have just never been and don't know what to expect). Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and providing guidance of our own as the year goes by!

    Andrea and Dave
    Chicago, IL

    #2 TATrisha


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    Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:28 PM

    Welcome to the forum Andrea and Dave!!
    Alright, non beach, non hotel. What about Xcaret??
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    They have a ton of wedding locations that are in the jungle, on ruins, in a church. And from what I've seen it's very beautiful. Plus, it's VERY close to a bunch of resorts in the Playa Del Carmen (and north) area so your guests could all stay at the all-inclusives, but have your wedding offsite!


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    #3 Snickers

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      Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:42 PM

      Congrats and welcome to the forums!

      #4 skadow

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        Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:49 PM

        Hey girl! Congrats and Welcome!

        I am from Milwaukee and getting married Feb 18th 2011. I am having about 50people at my wedding. We picked the Aventura Cove and Spa in Riveria Maya. It has an adults side and a family side. Pefect for all.

        #5 hoyt75

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          Posted 19 March 2010 - 03:20 PM

          Welcome! You'll find tons of inro on here. Happy planning and good luck!

          #6 IrishgirlinNY

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            Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:57 PM

            Hi Andrea

            Congratulations and good luck with all your planning.

            #7 vdaybride

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              Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:00 PM

              Hello and to the forum
              Married 2-14-2010 Dreams, Los Cabos


              #8 dejacque

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                Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:19 PM

                Congratulations and welcome to the forum!! You will definitely figure something out, there is so much information on here to help you out!

                #9 Nicyx

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                  Posted 20 March 2010 - 11:34 AM

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

                  Happy Planning x

                  #10 mnh1983

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                    Posted 20 March 2010 - 11:36 AM

                    Welcome and congratulations! I think you'll find plenty of info here to find a good non-beach location for your wedding! Good luck with planning!

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