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#21 aimesmiles

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    Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:39 AM

    hi we're in same boat really i wanted dominican repulic but FI didn't We've finally decided on Mexico but now to choose a resort suitable for us for wedding honeymoon etc and for guest and children!! FI doesn't really have much input but i do try to get him involved!! hope it all works out!! xx



    #22 sweetluna

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      Posted 28 August 2010 - 07:42 AM

      whatever you do, don't make the mistake I did.  I picked my resort based on the people I wanted to come and tried to accommodate their budgets, which I did only to find out they decided not to come anyway. By then my FI and other guests had already put down our deposits.  We could have gone to a nicer resort with more of the things we wanted but because we set aside our "wants" for the "needs of others" we lost out.   I'm not overly sad about our choice of resort, there is a lot of good feedback, but there are a few other places I would have liked to consider.

       

      The one rule that we did stick by was that both my FI and I had to agree to the resort.  We never would have forced each other into a location where we both weren't happy. 



      #23 aimesmiles

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        Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

        That's very true in a way that's what we've done tried to be accommodating to everyone there is another resort we prefer but i don't think its as big or as much for children and we have 2 children so have to think of that too!! it is hard to please everyone but i will be taking your advise i think I'll get everyones deposits to book and if people decide they aren't coming we'll go with second choice!!

         

        and we definitely wouldn't force each other to go anywhere we didn't want to the decision is ultimately a joint one!!

         

        thanks sweetluna great advice! 



        #24 snow88

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          Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:43 PM

          December 2 isn't high season in the Caribbean.  High season starts December 15 so you should still be able to get a good deal.  Good luck with your planning.

           



          #25 jenleah

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            Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:15 AM

            I'm so excited because my FI and I finally decided on a resort for our wedding, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana! I feel as though a great big weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! We have also chosen Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana for our honeymoon. I've heard so many good things about both of these places.


            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!!


            #26 Jacki7896

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              Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:24 AM

              I booked Moon Dance Cliffs in Negril, Jamaica.  Your guests can choose between an all-inclusive option or just a European plan.  Flights to Jamaica are cheap, I have guests coming from all over the country, and so far it is looking like flights under $300 per person.  Another good thing....   your Dec 2 wedding date is before the high tourism season (I am getting married there Dec 10, 2011).   Plus the people at Moon Dance Cliffs are BEYOND accommodating.  The wedding coordinator there Kerry is super friendly, wants to give you the exact wedding you want within your budget.  ANother good thing about MDC is that if your guests decide their particular resort is too expensive, MDC still allows non-hotel guests to attend the wedding/reception.  Anyway, search Moon Dance Cliffs on this forum, and you will see the great reviews.... I am beyond excited!  Good luck and happy planning! 



              #27 jenrick

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                Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:01 PM

                Look into Antigua! It's beautiful!



                #28 jenleah

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                  Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:07 PM

                  I think we've decided to go with Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It has everything we are looking for. Antigua is beautiful, but I've been there before and we wanted to go somewhere neither of us has been before.


                  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!!


                  #29 jaimeLe318

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                    Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

                    Jenleah! Great choice! I'm getting married at Dreams Palm Beach PC in July. I also checked out Secrets Sanctuary and was GAGA over it until I found out how expensive it is! I definitely want to go there someday to make sure to let us know how it is!! When is your date at Dreams? I have done so much research on so many resorts, this one is definitely great!!



                    #30 jenleah

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                      Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:28 PM

                      I just sent off paperwork to the resort requesting December 2, 2011. We'll definitely have to keep in touch throughout the planning process, jaimeLe318. I need all the help I can get! It's just such a relief to have the place chosen and not to have to worry about it anymore. I was driving myself crazy looking at different resorts and comparing them for the longest time!


                      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!!





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