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#1 BetRam

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    Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:09 PM

    Hi everyone. My name is Betsy and my wedding date is December 20th of this year. We know we want to go to Mexico or the Caribbean to get married but are having trouble deciding where. I'm thinking Los Cabos, or maybe Rivieria Maya. I don't really think I want to have it in Cancun. We know we want an all-inclusive resort and probably need one where there's plenty of activities to do. I'm definitely open for suggestions. Thanks and good luck to all of the brides-to-be!

    #2 Sarah

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      Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:12 PM

      Welcome Betsy
      You are ambitious to plan a wedding in less than 2 months! At this point, I know that Los Cabos resorts fill up pretty fast, so it might just be a matter of finding a place that has availability. Some nice AI's in Cabo include Dreams, Riu Palace, and Presidente Intercontinental. There are a couple others, but I think these three are the nicest. There are lots of pictures of these places around the forum. I don't know much personally about Riviera Maya. Good luck and let us know if you have more questions!

      #3 TammyB

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        Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:35 PM

        Wow Betsy, I give you credit for planning a DW in two months. I agree with Sarah, I think you need to find a place that has a date open and then pick where you want to get married out of those. If you choose Cabo, we can try to help as much as we can.

        #4 Jackie

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          Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:25 PM

          Welcom Betsy,
          I think Sarah and Tammy are right, One place Ive heard good things about from friends and family is the Occidental Grand Xcaret in the Riviera Maya. I believe it is a 3/4 star hotel. But it seems like it is a pretty good bang for your buck and still buetiful at the same time. I dont think it compares to some of the resorts in Cabo though, like the Dreams and Riu that Sarah was speaking about. Cabo is known for their great hotels and from what Ive researched they are indeed great. I think Tammy (host) put another thread in hear somewhere about the El Dorado which I believe is in either Playa Del Carmen or the Riviera too. Good luck.
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          #5 TammyWright

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          Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:26 PM

          welcome betsy!

          are you looking to get married at a resort or on a public beach?

          some resorts to consider:

          AI: Dreams, RIU, presidente intercontinenal, Palace resorts
          non-AI: westin, hilton, sheraton

          in cabo: Dreams, riu, Hilton, Sheraton, Westin, Intercontinenctal

          in RM: Aventura Spa Palace (adult only), Moon palace, El Dorado, Dreams Tulum

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          #6 NATASHA

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            Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:08 PM

            Wow! How many people do you think will attend? That will help us identify good places that might be available.
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            #7 Jennifer

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              Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:43 PM

              Welcome! Hope your planning goes well!

              #8 BetRam

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                Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:39 PM

                Thanks for the replies from everyone. I haven't been able to get back to the message board recently because I've been bogged down with school, work, and wedding details. Anyway, has anyone had a wedding at the aventura spa palace? I was considering this resort but after reading some of the recent reviews on tripadvisor.com, I'm not so sure. From what I have read, it seems like you have to really complain to get a room with a view. I read so many reviews where people were unhappy with their rooms and then end up changing at least once. I don't want to mess with this. I think I am going to go with the Riviera Maya so any suggestions would be really helpful. Also, this will be a small wedding. I am looking at only 8 to 10 people as guests. Thanks, and good luck to everyone with their weddings!

                #9 EDYTA

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                  Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:24 AM

                  Welcome Betsy....depending on ur budget I would defiantely look into El Dorado Royale or Riviera Secrets or Capri Secrets all three resorts have wedding packages to help you save on some extra cash

                  #10 TammyWright

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                  Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:52 AM

                  what about secrets capri or el dorado? there are a bunch of pics and great reviews on those spots.

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