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#1 cookiemunchkin

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    Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:17 PM

    Met with a TA today, and she showed us a few resorts to consider. The prices seemed quite a bit higher than what we were expecting though. Is it reasonable to expect to find something for around $1300 CDN per person? Everything she's been showing us is well over that mark... wondering if we were just being too optimistic.

    We're looking for the third week of February for all-inclusive, kid friendly, and a location where we can have the ceremony and reception on the beach. Maybe thats what drives up the cost?

    #2 sunkisseddreams

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      Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:14 PM

      Unfortunately I think $1300 is a little optimistic... sorry
      We are orginially from Toronto but are living in Vancouver (all our family is in TO) and we were hoping for $1700 Van & $1500 TO for Mexico in May and found that was kind hard to match we managed to book the Dreams Riviera Cancun at $1700 Van & $1600 TO!
      Is changing the month an option? April/May tends to be cheaper... I hope you find something that works with your budget! :)
      Lisa & Andrew ~ Dreams Riviera Cancun ~ May 6th, 2011

      #3 DWbridetobe

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        Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:02 PM

        I agree with sunkisseddreams. We're paying about $2,100 from Toronto to St. Lucia. A lot of the Caribbean islands are cheaper during their rainy/hurricane season, but it's really a tradeoff, because you never know what the weather will be like.

        #4 Mischaka

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          Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:28 PM

          It depends on where you are going and how long you are staying...but that prices is very low. But it is possible. And you can get wedding packages for free depending on how many guest will be staying at the resort with you or for a certain amount of nights.

          #5 debbmach

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            Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:31 PM

            I know we were firm about keeping it below $1500 and even changed resorts so that it'd be affordable for our family & friends. We ended up booking for $1400 but Feb is a more expensive time to go, maybe u can look at changing ur date to go during low season?

            58 people booked...and counting!!!

            #6 Ellabaja1983

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              Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

              Although I'm not from Canada, I agree with the other girls. You are looking at a time frame that is more expensive to begin with... I know for at least Mexico, they run higher prices until the middle of April because of spring breaks. So, for $1300 from up north, yea, I won't think that's very optimistic. I guess you will need to figure out if you are open to any resorts or a certain set because if you are open that may help, but I think the time period you are looking for is going to be more expensive in general.
              Married the love of my life in April!!

              #7 cookiemunchkin

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                Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:52 PM

                Thanks for the perspective, everyone. Looks like we were just being overly optimistic! We're pretty set on the date, so if that means it will cost us a little more, then it will just cost a little more. Our travel agent suggested Dreams Tulum and it seems like we're getting a great deal on it anyways, so a little over our budget hopefully wont be a big deal to our guests :)

                #8 Ellabaja1983

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                  Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

                  Originally we were looking in February and we were looking at Dreams Tulum, but then decided to move it to April and changed it to Grand Palladium. I've heard great things about Dreams Tulum, it sounds like a great place! Good luck and happy planning!!!
                  Married the love of my life in April!!

                  #9 Mkandola

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                    Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:59 PM

                    My group is paying about 1500 from Toronto to Mexico (Dreams Riviera Cancun) in December

                    The other half got a great deal from Newfoundland to Toronto to Mexico @ 1700 pp

                    #10 soontobemrsdow

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                      Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:08 PM

                      We were set on not going in unless it was $1500 or less but our resort came back at $1600...we hoed and hummed but really we figured it like this...if people will pay $1500 to come to your wedding an extra $100 for the most part, shouldn't be a deal breaker. We love our resort and couldn't imagine if we'd given it up for a couple hundred bucks because in the end its your day so go where makes you happy.

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