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#81 diamondpooch

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    Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:53 PM

    congrats Abbie! (if that's your name. lol) Good thinking holding off on invites. things can change on a dime! Pricing in April can be crazy because of Easter so make sure your TA tries a few different arrival/departure options to get you the cheapest price. good luck!

    #82 jlerv

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      Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:25 PM

      Originally Posted by celestial419
      jlerv- where on the riviera maya are you getting married?

      I was planning on sending invites even earlier.
      I'm getting married at Secrets Maroma Resort in Riviera Maya. What about you? I'm having a hard time finding decent rates (similar to everyone else it seems). I sent out save the dates on April Fool's Day of this year (giving everyone exactly a year to save!) so I figure I'd wait until January to send out the actual invites. We're also having a local reception in June of 2011 so I figure I'll include the save the dates for that date in the actual invites.

      #83 diamondpooch

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        Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:50 PM

        I found out today that rates go down a bunch may 1st. Idk why (Easter and spring break r over maybe). Oh well I'm not moving my date again! Mine was only $400 more total than if I went the following week. Not that big a deal.

        #84 Tifuhhknee

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          Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:09 AM

          Have y'all checked expedia? So far one of the only places giving me prices. Looking at 8 days, 7 nights from small town I live into Houston, then Houston to Mexico. Looking like about $1400 per person. I am thrilled! Not going to book yet, I know I can get a better deal later. But the price isn't bad, I could honestly book now just to get it over with. Haha, the wait is killing me.
          Destination Wedding: April 21, 2011
          At Home Reception: May 7, 2011
          25 guests + bride + groom booked

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          #85 diamondpooch

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            Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:23 PM

            I found my travel a little cheaper through Expedia too, the only difference is that I havea a non stop airfare, and transfers are included in my price. So the $880 total that I would save through going through expedia isn't wort it to me. This way I only have two hours on a non stop flight as opposed to swiching in Charlotte (the opposite direction from me...lol) and my way from airport to hotel is covered.

            #86 Tennyt1

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              Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

              So I sent out an informal save the date email. But I still have to purchase some because of those who don't have email addresses. Must I send these to everyone or just thoese that don't have email?

              ~April 2, 2011 ~ Sandals Grand Ocho Rios ~
              ~52 Guest booked plus the Bride & Groom~

              #87 atossato

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                Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:08 AM

                April 19, 2011 at Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic.
                We've sent out emails + created a group on FB. and called the ones who refuse to use email. We included a little save the date picture that they print and put up on their fridges so they dont forget
                We have a travel group rate that we've sent out to everyone but are leaving it pretty much open for ppl to book their own trip if they want to but we've asked the wedding party, if possible $$, to make the reservation with us within the next month.

                April 19, 2011

                26 guests booked and counting!!

                #88 QueenDiva

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                  Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:04 PM

                  Originally Posted by diamondpooch
                  I just got price quotes for the week preceeding the wedding and it's $1000 higher than the week after! So silly! So I think I'm going to have my TA play around with the dates of travel. I told her as long as we are there by Wednesday of that week, all is good!
                  Woo!! That is exactly why I picked the date I did! I'm getting married April 30, 2011, the weekend after Easter. I was trying to avoid Easter weekend, miss hurricane season in Jamaica, and still get in on the low-season rates-and I did it!

                  #89 Tennyt1

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                    Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:45 PM

                    I too originally wanted Easter weekend but everything is closed in Jamaica on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. So I wasn't sure how it would work with getting our Licensing and such.

                    ~April 2, 2011 ~ Sandals Grand Ocho Rios ~
                    ~52 Guest booked plus the Bride & Groom~

                    #90 KathyW

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                      Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

                      Hi ladies, I am getting married April 6th at The Royal Playa Del Carmen on the beach :) I am soooo much more behind than the rest of you in my planning, sorta stressing me out after looking through this post lol..I have done a lot of research but no action just yet... Oh well once I get going I will blow right through most of the detailing... Anyone else getting married at The Royal? It seems the place is booking up fast... Anyway I am so excited to have found this forum and am trying really hard not to be an addict, but I think its too late!:)
                      Lookin forward to sharing the next 10 months with you all and helping each other stay sane! hehe
                      33 booked including bride and groom

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