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#1 CourtneyAnn22

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    Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:47 AM

    Hello Everyone!


    I'm recently engaged and excited to start using this awesome website for tips, advice, and encouragement while we plan our destination wedding. While excited, I'm not sure if I'm starting the process off on the right foot. I plan to meet with a travel agent who is familiar with destination weddings in my area, I'm just not sure where or even when. My fiance is a teacher which means the best time for a wedding is in the summer. Do you think it is too soon to plan a destination wedding for June or July 2011? I want our family and friends to have enough time to plan. Any thoughts?


    #2 Punta Cana Weddings

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      Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:19 AM

      Congratulations & !!! You will love this site. Have fun planning your dream wedding!

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      #3 kimberly333

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        Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:13 PM

        Hi Courtney,

         Welcome and congrats!!!. I started about 16 months out. I personally think that they're both pros and cons to starting early. I think once you pick your date and venue you should decide if your using a TA, then work on your website. If it's done in that order your save-the-dates will reflect your TA info and website info. There's actually alot of info on the planning time line. Hope this helps, good luck. This site is great.





        #4 JanineA

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          Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:54 PM


          Congrats and welcome to the forum. You'll find alot of useful info for the planning of your DW. The more time that you are able to give your guests and family to plan is always good. Some ladies start planning 2 years or a year out some start planning 4 months out. I don't think you're too early at all, so dive on in. Good luck and happy planning!

          #5 dcairns

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            Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:03 PM

            Plan Plan Plan, and don't worry about it being early. Sometimes you get great deals.  My guests paid 1089 taxes in for Dreams La Romana, and now the prices are slowly going up. now 1995.00


            Also it may seem early but time rushes by very very fast.

            #6 CourtneyAnn22

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              Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:02 PM

              Thanks so much everyone. I was actually thinking I wasn't giving everyone else enough time to plan. My FI keeps saying 2012, thanks to this website I've planning even before we were engaged. I'm very excited and nervous all at the same time. Going with my future mother-in-law on Friday to a travel agent. Hopefully we will be able to pick out a date and place very soon! Love this website. Thanks again!

              #7 katierenae

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                Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:21 PM

                Congrats and welcome to the forum!  Def not too early to plan...you will be surprised how hard it is just to pick a resort.  Has taken me months and also you want to give your guests PLENTY of notice to make travel plans.  I am also getting married at Dreams La Romana like DCAIRNS!


                Happy planning :)

                #8 gonzaloNunez

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                  Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:09 PM

                  A year is perfect. I have 8 years shootings weddings. And the brides usually start one year before the wedding. It is perfect time to chose the hotel, and later the rest of the vendors.

                  Happy planning!

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                  #9 Le Reve Hotel & Spa

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                    Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:53 AM


                    Welcome to the forum and above all, congratulations for your engagement!

                    Usually, brides plan their wedding at least one year ahead so planning your wedding for next July is perfectly fine. I think you should first start to choose the DW. It then all gets easier after picking the right location/resort. Have you thought about the Riviera maya?
                    One of the best things about Riviera Maya is the fact that you can get everything you dream, and it goes from the simplest things, up to the most elaborated...
                    I am certain that you will love it.
                    Your wedding is going to be full of magic and this website will help you a lot!

                    We wish you the best.

                    Happy planning.




                    Saludos desde Playa del Carmen!

                    #10 gersbja

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                      Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:25 PM

                      Hello and a big congrats on your engagment.  I also started using this site early... which helped me a lot.  I have only been engaged now for a little less then a month and i still have not decided on a place or a date.  So you are already way ahead, you go girl.  A little less then a year to go, and that is def possible.


                      Have fun and happy planning!

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