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#1 saint1984

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    Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:59 PM

    1. Merced Manning
    2. dont know
    3.still looking

    I just got engaged march 19 , so Im new to this whole wedding thing. I have been looking around and planning some stuff. I was going with a traditional one at home but even on a budget ( just a ceremony and dinner at a restaurant) with all the other stuff will still be around 10K and be honest I want a wedding as most women do, but sometimes it hard to justify giving so much money to others. Im only 26 and its just me and my fiance paying to be honest we dont have the money to spend

    Anywho here comes the idea of a destination wedding. I can get a great honeymoon and wedding in one and hopefully family and friends will come, and at a real budget I can afford. So I hope this forum will help me in deciding the best bang for my buck.

    #2 Angel-in-Law

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      Posted 02 April 2010 - 11:19 PM

      Hello Welcome! Congrats on your recent engagement and glad you found the site! It will definitely help you to decide if a destination wedding is for you and if so, where to go! I chose a DW for some of the same reasons you are considering... cost, smaller group of people, and opportunity to travel.

      Best wishes on your wedding planning!

      #3 Tennyt1

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        Posted 02 April 2010 - 11:25 PM

        Hello and welcome! I too feel that the budget of a DW is more manageable that one at home especially when that home in NYC. Do you have any destinations in mind yet? You will find a whole lot of information here. So happy planning.

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

        #4 tracy0716

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          Posted 02 April 2010 - 11:36 PM

          Congrats and welcome!! You're very lucky to have found this site so early in your planning. I hope you find the information on here helpful (there's so much!!). Good luck with your planning and enjoy!!

          #5 Micas de Miralls

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            Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:18 AM

            Hola Merced....usually in my experience brides who choose my company is also to save money...so just have a look and If you like the idea of having your wedding in the Mexican paradise, contact us...so we can let you know a great estimate!!!

            #6 SophieInLove

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              Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:12 AM

              Welcome, we are all the same! and we do find breat ideas and bargains here!

              happy planning

              #7 SophieInLove

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                Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:13 AM

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                #8 SophieInLove

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                  Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:15 AM

                  can someone help me with the signature? i am trying to add this calendars for countdown and I can'tttttttt

                  about to hit with something!

                  #9 Mischaka

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                    Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:20 AM

                    welcome and congrats!!!! I know exactly what you mean about trying have a budget wedding in NYC. it's next to impossible! I won't lie...choosing a place is one of the hardest parts. get yourself a travel agent and try not to stress. there are great ideas around here.

                    happy planning!!!

                    #10 Sheree10

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                      Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:32 AM

                      Welcome and Congrats on your recent engagement! This is the most exciting time for you and your fiance. Take your time when deciding on your location. Just as a warning, not everyone will be thrilled but if this is what you want- go for it!!

                      I'm from NYC also and I understand how expensive it can be to plan a local wedding. From the beginning we wanted a DW and I admit I did waver a bit because of family pressure but now I have NO REGRETS! We're paying for it all by ourselves so no one has a vote.lol. Those who love you will understand.

                      Good luck! You've found a great place and wonderful people.

                      BRIDE + GROOM + 60 GUESTS!!

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