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Mexico or Jamaica? Destination Wedding 3-11-11

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#1 matzah1

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    Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:17 PM

    Hello, we're starting our research now. We know Jamaica is great as we've been there before. We also know Mexico is cheaper but also has more restrictions (bloodwork, days before, etc..). Can anyone recommend some great all-inclusives in Mexico and/or Jamaica? Earlier this year I was looking into Iberostar Suites and Gran Bahia Principe in Jamaica and a few in Mexico. What are your thoughts?

    Also, price is a huge factor. We plan to have no more than 20 guests as well. Looking for a great wedding package.

    Thanks in advance!

    #2 AishaB

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      Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:59 PM

      Hi and welcome to the forum. I honestly cannot help you choose a destination because I am still on the fence about mine. But there are two very good threads going one on Mexico and the other on Jamaica, so you can find out a lot of information about both destinations on these threads. Good luck and happy planning
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      #3 Miss Lighting Bug

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        Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:44 PM

        I am torn as well. I am looking into Moon Palace Resorts in Mexico (leaning towards) and Secrets in Jamaica. Moon Palace does offer a free dinner if you have 20 rooms books or a free cocktail hour with 10 rooms booked. I would love to have many guests so I think I can qualify for the free private events (many) for 25 rooms. This will help with cost because I won't have to worry about paying $75 per extra person and I can invite who I want. Jamaica Secrets is soo my style. I love it! There are a few hiccups I see in reviews but I am sure it will be okay by March 2011.

        #4 matzah1

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          Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:46 PM

          OK, that's great. I was looking for help or advice. Maybe someone else will reply with thoughts, suggestions, etc...

          #5 JoanneIreland

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            Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:59 PM

            Welcome, you will love this site! I'm just new myself by a few days and have learned so much from other brides!

            #6 DWbridetobe

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              Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:00 PM

              Welcome to the forum! Happy planning!

              #7 selassie11

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                Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:15 PM

                Congrats and Welcome! I of course am partial to Jamaica - it's my favorite island - period. But I'm not doing all inclusive - we're doing private villas. So can't help you there. But things to consider that might help others help you - what are you looking for? what type of people are your guests? adventurous or will they stay at the resort? couples? older folks? children? What's your price point? Do you want to get married on the beach, etc?

                Scour the subforums for each and get to googling! Trip Advisor is great also if you're trying to get an "inside scoop" on particular resorts.

                Good Luck!!!

                #8 JanineA

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                  Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:24 PM

                  Hi there and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately I can't help you with either choice but Aisha is right I think if you check out the respective threads the Jamaica Brides or Mexico brides will be able to help you compile a list of pros and cons and narrow your decision. Also try using the search engine as many brides have contemplated this question before and it help you find answers from past brides. Good luck and happy planning!

                  #9 krmiller

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                    Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:15 AM

                    Great wedding date!! That was the date I was shooting for, but ours will probably end up being in May. I don't know anything about Jamaica, but you should check into the Palace resorts in Mexico. They have them in multiple cities in Mexico. There are a lot of RIu Ocho Rios(ROR) brides on here, so you might want to look into that resort also. Good luck!

                    #10 DmitryYakunin

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                      Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:29 PM

                      Congratulations and welcome! Please, describe what place you are dreaming of, what surroundings, what are your wishes. Then I guess I can give you some recommendations

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