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Where to get married Cancun or Punta Cana?

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#21 fmichelle

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    Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:16 PM

    Congrats on your engagement, and I'm sure I'm not going to be the last to welcome you to the forum.  Like a lot of other brides-to-be, I too was deciding between Mexico and the DR.  The prices were more attractive in Mexico (being from Southern California) but after my FI heard about the blood tests and chest X-rays, he was not to keen on it.  We ultimately decided to to with Excellence, Punta Cana and we couldn't be happier with our choice. The planning has been very easy.  The WC has been great getting back to me, answering all my questions.  We have a lot of friends from New York who have been to the DR many times and absolutely love it there.


    We also liked the fact that there are a TON of affordable excursions that are easy to book and they pick you up at your resort including zip lining, xtreme dune buggy rides, safari, etc.  We figured that there would be something for everyone, including the aforementioned casino option.


    If you have any questions about the DR or Excellence, feel free to PM me.  Whatever you choose, you'll have an amazing wedding, it's your special day and it'll be perfect.

    #22 glam

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      Posted 17 September 2010 - 07:29 AM

      This is the dilemma I am currently facing, also.  We had basically settled on Dreams Punta Cana, but we are having some difficulties getting a date that I think will work for our guests- so, I'm opening my mind back up to Cancun/Riviera Maya.  However, now FI kinda has his heart set on the DR.  I don't know what to do.. I'm scouring the DR forum looking for alternate sites, and waiting patiently on a date confirmation from my travel agent.

      #23 sxcT

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        Posted 17 September 2010 - 09:15 AM

        Welcome!!  Well that definitely is a tough one.  I was torn between Mexico and Jamaica for a while but I knew Mexico would be the better option for a few reasons.  I've heard a lot of ppl rave about the DR.  Good Luck!!!

        #24 Caprice35

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          Posted 18 September 2010 - 10:09 AM

          Congratulations and welcome. If you decide on PC, look at getting married at the Jellyfish restaurant. The restaurant is awesome. Do a search and check it out...it seems great. Enjoy the forum!

          #25 engagedjuly30th

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            Posted 19 September 2010 - 11:04 AM

            You have to do chest x rays in Mexico?

            #26 MysTea

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              Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:43 PM



              Originally Posted by engagedjuly30th 

              You have to do chest x rays in Mexico?

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              #27 knacarato

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                Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:51 PM

                I'm a Punta Cana bride- I leave soon so I'll be sure and post my review.


                #28 fmichelle

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                  Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:09 PM

                  Some websites say you have to, while a couple others say "some states in Mexico require chest x-rays."  You should check with the wedding coordinator at the resort.  But the blood test is definitely necessary.  I heard they can even come to your hotel room with sterile needles.  Regardless, that was when my FI said the DR was the way to go.  There is the 3 day requirement, but some resorts aren't that strict about that.  Other than that, it seems pretty easy. 

                  #29 Future_Mrs._Warren

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                    Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:21 PM

                    Happy planning!! : )

                    #30 kurlyks

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                      Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:43 AM

                      Congrats and welcome to the forum!! You'll find so much great advice here!

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