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#1 engagedjuly30th

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    Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:57 PM

    I am trying to research great locations for an AI destination wedding.  I really like Cancun / Riviera Maya but am thinking about Punta Cana too.  I'm thinking Punta Cana b/c I have some travel concerns about Mexico right now and there are Casino's in Punta Cana and my grandmother enjoys gambling, but not so much hot weather or beaches. lol

     

    I've seen some mixed reviews about Dreams Punta Cana and Dreams Palm Beach.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanks!



    #2 JaimeCF2BR

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      Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:54 PM

       

      Welcome to the forum!

       

      I do not know much about Punta Cana, but I can tell you not to worry about travel to Cancun/Riviera Maya.

       

      All of the issues you hear/read about are around the border towns... nice and far from any tourist towns (like Cancun).  I've been there 2 times in the past 6 months (and going again in a few weeks), and can assure you there were no concerns at all.

       

      Good luck, and happy planning!



      #3 engagedjuly30th

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        Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:11 AM

        Thanks for the welcome!  Wow you're lucky you get to travel so often.



        #4 JanineA

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          Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:47 AM

          Welcome to the forum. I can't help with you decision but I know some of the brides on here will be able to. Happy planning!



          #5 Nan

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            Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:36 PM

            I´m gettin married in Cancun so I´m biased!! Cancun def!!

            happy planning!


            Nan and Erik forever!!!

            #6 martin

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              Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:20 PM

              Congrats on your engagment and happy plnning i am sure you will love cancun there is a lots of options here you will find lots of great ideas.

               

              Martin & Astrid 

               

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              #7 Punta Cana Weddings

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                Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:17 AM

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                #8 amh777

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                  Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:44 AM

                  Congrats!!! I'm going to be a Cancun bride as well... just going to tell everyone to be cautious off the resort (if they go off at all) and travel in pairs... just like you would in any big city.... just can't beat the Cancun prices and value!



                  #9 82turtles

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                    Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

                    I am struggling with the exact same decision myself!! Riviera Maya vs Punta Cana...I go back and forth. The prices look about the same based on my research so far.. just having problems narrowing down the resorts. I've done lots of reading of this awesome forum and it sounds like picking the location is the hardest part!

                     

                    As far as the violence in Mexico, I was concerned with that, too, but in looking at the US State Dept's website, there doesn't seem to be any problems at the Cancun/RM area related to the drug trafficking issues. Just your normal be safe in foreign countries kind of thing, like don't go out late at night esp by yourself, etc. So I wouldn't let that stop you from considering the area.

                     

                    I don't know much about Dreams, but all the wedding-type reviews I've read say that they do a GREAT job with destination weddings. Do a search and you'll find LOTS of Dreams brides' posts.

                     

                    Seems to be great AI resorts at both places, just a matter of what works best for you and your guests!



                    #10 engagedjuly30th

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                      Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:19 PM

                      82turtles good luck with your search can't wait to hear what you choose.  The water is bluer in Mexico so that's a plus for there.  Mexico does require blood work where DR doesn't for civil or religious weddings.  The drug trafficking was a concern of mine too but I've heard the same as you where the resort areas are safe.  I've e-mailed a few of the Dreams resorts and am waiting to hear back from them.

                       

                      Thanks for all of the help everyone!






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