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#11 mrsgreene2011

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    Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:02 AM

    I had the same issue as I wanted to be considerate of everyone's financial situation. My FI was dead set again Mexico also. It wasn't worth the fight so we both chose Jamaica and most of my guest are staying 3 or 4 nights. They have some beautiful resorts. I would suggest that wherever you choose, don't require your guests to stay a certain length of time. I figured if people are willing to take the time and spend money, then they should be able to determine their length of stay. Good luck and congrats!



    #12 conosur

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      Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:19 AM

      Hi,

       

      wow it looks you have many options. Very cool and affordable places are Cartagena in colombia, Antigua in Guatemala, Punta Cana in dominican republic and Puerto Rico in the US. My wedding was in Cartagena..It was great. I am the author of a destination wedding planning book and I am an active blogger. If you want to learn more send me an e-mail at carolina@flytomywedding.com



      #13 jenngene2011

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        Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:44 AM

        Welcome and Congrats!!! 

         

        You should contact a TA who can help you narrow down your search.  I'm getting married at Dreams La Romana in May 2011.  I chose that resort for several reasons one it is family friendly- I have a 10 year old sister who will be in the wedding.  The second was air fare I looked at flight from our local airport and compared them to other locations (price, stops) and third I looked at what the resorts had to offer(Beach, wedding packages, rooms, etc.)  Once you know what you want in a resort relay that information to your TA.  Also don't worry about the length of stay for guests as some might be there for 3 nights while others 7 nights.  Happy planning

         


        Jennifer & Eugene - May 7,2011 Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic

        #14 Sherri84

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          Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:19 PM

          Welcome to the forum!



          #15 jenleah

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            Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:52 PM

            Well, I finally got my FI to agree on either the Dominican Republic or Aruba. We're looking at Dreams Punta Cana and Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino. I really like them both. I'm just waiting on prices from our TA for Renaissance, which is where he wants to go. Our TA said Aruba is usually way more expensive, but I guess we'll see when she gets back to us. Wish me luck!


            Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - December 2, 2011
            32 friends and family + bride and groom + Dreams Palm Beach = one amazing week and spectacular wedding!!


            #16 want2gosouth

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              Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:51 AM

              Welcome to the forum!!! The time of year you are planning most likely isn't helping your price point either!! Have you tried discussing changing the date??

              Good luck with your planning...I am sure you guys will find the perfect place!



              #17 jenleah

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                Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:12 AM

                Changing the date is not really an option. My FI works out of town the majority of the summer and cannot get off work for an extended amount of time except for December and January. December 2, our weddig date is before peak time starts for the Caribbean, so it shouldn't be much more expensive. I just have expensive taste i guess.

                Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - December 2, 2011
                32 friends and family + bride and groom + Dreams Palm Beach = one amazing week and spectacular wedding!!


                #18 shorn

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                  Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:38 AM

                  Hi all! I'm a newbie- engaged last week! Getting overwhelmed with the whole idea of planning a destination wedding but I'm pretty set on it.  Any suggestions on how to find a good TA? I live in NYC

                   

                  thanks!



                  #19 SassyCass

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                    Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:06 PM

                    Welcome to the forum!  We were in the same sort of predicament, but knew we wanted a Mexico wedding.  Although it would have been nice to go to another one of the places you mentioned, we figured Mexico would have been most cost effective for our guests.



                    #20 dreamsmaybride

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                      Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:59 PM

                      Congratulations & enjoy your planning!!






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