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#271 LindsayOO

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    Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:12 AM

    I know that you can put a deposit down to hold your wedding date etc but I'm reluctant to do that not knowing flight schedules or pricing...I'm nervous to book and then find out that its gonna cost my guests $1800/person..don't want to lose a deposit so I guess I'll be waiting!



    #272 Dominican Ally

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      Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:48 AM


      My Travel agent was able to get me pricing for Dreams La Romana, Gran Bahia La Romana, Gran Bahia Jamaica, and Ocean Blue - Punta Cana over a month ago........we didn't end up going with Dreams as it was more than I wanted to ask my guests to pay... but she was able to do pricing back then. (For April 2013) She got us pricing through Transat, and we have 30 spaces reserved with just our two deposits for 90 days for our guests to get their deposits in.

       

      PM me if you would like her contact info - she is north of Toronto somewhere, but I'm from Kingston, ON and have just been dealing with her via phone/email. 
       

      Originally Posted by LindsayOO 

      Peach I am in the same boat! I don't know how everyone on here has their dates & resorts booked already..I am from Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada and we are going to be getting married (hopefully at Dreams La Romana) in February but our travel agent has called everyone to try to get pricing for next year but can't yet..she says ill have to wait a few more months...anyone have thoughts on that?



       


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      #273 Mlite83

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        Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:38 PM

        Hello ladies,

        I am also a 2013 bride!  My FI and I know we want all-inclusive and are looking at Mexico or Jamaica but other than that we don't have anything planned yet.  We are thinking winter 2013 for our wedding so I know we need to get moving on resort choices etc but it is a little overwhelming (and it doesn't help that I am indecisive ;).  In Mexico we keep coming back to Moon Palace and Now and we haven't looked too much into Jamaica (yet).  If anyone has any words of advice on how they narrowed the field of choices I'd love to hear it!   Happy Planning!



        #274 NickyL

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          Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:39 PM

          Congrats. My fianc© n I are thinking about July 20,2013. We are thinking of Jamaica. I am leaning very much to Grande Pallidium or Iberostar beach. I am having issues getting in touch with a coordinator for both location. The numbers on Gp websites are all out of service. Maybe we can team up n plan out wedding. 



          #275 NickyL

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            Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:40 PM

            Congrats. My fianc© n I are thinking about July 20,2013. We are thinking of Jamaica. I am leaning very much to Grande Pallidium or Iberostar beach. I am having issues getting in touch with a coordinator for both location. The numbers on Gp websites are all out of service. Maybe we can team up n plan out wedding. 



            #276 Sllefebvr

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              Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

              I'm SO detailed orientated... As I am looking for "Jamaican" things for my oots and every other part of my wedding there aren't many things for Jamaica... that's the best way I can describe it. I love the whole idea of the Luau party in Hawaii.. there are more sites to see in Hawaii that I would love to do.. In Jamaica on the west side of the island there aren't very many excursions you can take at all. It is just a whole mixture of things.
               

              Originally Posted by Peach 

              Hey, can I ask why you want to switch your destination? I am worried that I may want to do the same one day...
               



               



               



              #277 CourtandMatt

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                Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

                Peach:

                 

                I really want it to be an even number.  I just like how it looks in pictures.  I really just wish we could have had only one or two though but my FI needs his three BFFs.  I am going to try to figure a way to get everyone to have some part (my other BFFs). 

                 

                Court
                 

                Originally Posted by Peach 

                Do you really want an even number? We aren't going to.

                I would have been okay with one on each side, but I decided to have a moh and one bm... (my moh will only be 17 at the time). FI is only having one buy stand up with him. So maybe, if it is easier to only ask one, then do that.

                Otherwise, maybe try to find something else for the other important people to do... Like a reading, or something like that?

                Good luck!

                 



                 


                shannonmarie:  CONGRATS and welcome!


                 

                Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

                Hi Ladies! I am a June 2013 Bride! I've been reading these forums for MONTHS but this is my first post. This forum has been sooo helpful! 2013 will be here before we know it!

                 



                Tigger88:  CONGRATS!!



                Originally Posted by Tigger88 

                Planned date is July 13th 2013 :) still have plenty of time to plan and get things together. Can't wait tho
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                stefbelle:  CONGRATS!!
                 

                Originally Posted by stefbelle 

                Hello fellow brides to be :) I got engaged in January and am now starting to plan my DW (as we have family on both coasts of Canada). I have a lot more people RSVPing then I thought would, even though not all will inevitably make it. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed about choosing the 'right' resort that everyone will enjoy. We are leaning towards Mayan Riviera, Mexico March 2nd-9th 2013 but I have no idea which resort. Hoping to figure it out soon... *deep breath


                Mlite83: 

                 

                First, CONGRATS!!  Second, we first looked at country requirements since we wanted to be legally married in that country.  Jamaica is very simple whereas Mexico had a lot of requirements.  We also looked at DR which has no requirements, if I remember correctly.  What it came down to in the end is wanting our ceremony and certificate in English which only Jamaica could provide of those three (without translation).  We also looked at the Bahamas (which has little requirements), but we didn't find an all inclusive and prices that we liked.  Good luck!

                 

                Court

                 

                p.s. just an FYI, my TA highly recommends weddings in the DR. 
                 

                Originally Posted by Mlite83 

                Hello ladies,

                I am also a 2013 bride!  My FI and I know we want all-inclusive and are looking at Mexico or Jamaica but other than that we don't have anything planned yet.  We are thinking winter 2013 for our wedding so I know we need to get moving on resort choices etc but it is a little overwhelming (and it doesn't help that I am indecisive ;).  In Mexico we keep coming back to Moon Palace and Now and we haven't looked too much into Jamaica (yet).  If anyone has any words of advice on how they narrowed the field of choices I'd love to hear it!   Happy Planning!



                NickyL:

                 

                We originally booked at the Grand Palladium (you can find some of my earlier threads about that), but changed it to Iberostar.  We just read a lot of bad reviews (there are good reviews, but too many bad reviews for us).  We also didn't like the sound of the beach (so many negative comments).  And, our final straw was when our TA, who is a family friend of ours, said she would never book us at the GP.  So far I have only heard wonderful things about Iberostar Rose Hall Suites (not sure about beach) and have had a great time working with their WC. 

                 

                HOpe this helps,

                 

                Court



                Originally Posted by NickyL 

                Congrats. My fianc© n I are thinking about July 20,2013. We are thinking of Jamaica. I am leaning very much to Grande Pallidium or Iberostar beach. I am having issues getting in touch with a coordinator for both location. The numbers on Gp websites are all out of service. Maybe we can team up n plan out wedding. 



                Sllefebvr:

                 

                I could totally see not wanting to do a wedding in Jamaica if you are detailed oriented.  My FI and I are so carefree about the wedding that Jamaica has been just perfect for us.  I hope it all works out for you!

                 

                Court



                Originally Posted by Sllefebvr 

                I'm SO detailed orientated... As I am looking for "Jamaican" things for my oots and every other part of my wedding there aren't many things for Jamaica... that's the best way I can describe it. I love the whole idea of the Luau party in Hawaii.. there are more sites to see in Hawaii that I would love to do.. In Jamaica on the west side of the island there aren't very many excursions you can take at all. It is just a whole mixture of things.
                 



                 



                 



                #278 Mlite83

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                  Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:57 PM


                  Nicky - Can I ask what made you narrow it down to these two options?

                  Originally Posted by NickyL 

                  Congrats. My fianc© n I are thinking about July 20,2013. We are thinking of Jamaica. I am leaning very much to Grande Pallidium or Iberostar beach. I am having issues getting in touch with a coordinator for both location. The numbers on Gp websites are all out of service. Maybe we can team up n plan out wedding. 


                   


                  Thanks Court - I am also wondering if we should go with Jamaica because of the legal requirements etc - I think Mexico has some beautiful options but I know a lot of brides do a justice of the peace thing at home first in order to avoid the blood tests and residency requirements.

                  Thanks Court - I think Jamaica might be the way we go too, it is just much easier without the extras to worried about.  I know Mexico has beautiful resorts but the hassle of the blood test and residency requirements are a pain that I would rather avoid.  I know many brides opt for a justice of the peace legal ceremony at home first but I don't think that is what I want to do.  Choices, choices!  Thanks again for your advice :)

                   

                   


                  Mlite83: 

                   

                  First, CONGRATS!!  Second, we first looked at country requirements since we wanted to be legally married in that country.  Jamaica is very simple whereas Mexico had a lot of requirements.  We also looked at DR which has no requirements, if I remember correctly.  What it came down to in the end is wanting our ceremony and certificate in English which only Jamaica could provide of those three (without translation).  We also looked at the Bahamas (which has little requirements), but we didn't find an all inclusive and prices that we liked.  Good luck!

                   

                  Court

                   

                  p.s. just an FYI, my TA highly recommends weddings in the DR. 

                   



                  #279 Peach

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                    Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

                    I think it really depends on where you are going, and when, and lots of details. 

                    I am okay waiting until May, since I know there won't be other weddings booking before me... well probably not, anyway. A definite plus side to going off season and a little away from the more tourist areas.

                    My travel agent has tried to get pricing, but simply cannot yet, so I am okay.

                     

                    I would say that it depends on you. You are looking in a more popular time to travel, with less than a year to go... I would maybe bring up some concerns to your travel agent... I am really surprised you cannot get prices yet.

                     


                     

                    Originally Posted by LindsayOO 

                    Peach I am in the same boat! I don't know how everyone on here has their dates & resorts booked already..I am from Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada and we are going to be getting married (hopefully at Dreams La Romana) in February but our travel agent has called everyone to try to get pricing for next year but can't yet..she says ill have to wait a few more months...anyone have thoughts on that?



                     



                    #280 elissae

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                    Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

                    CONGRATS STEFBELLE & , BGARCIA1026 & FAVORSMR!!!  Welcome to the group & Happy Planning!! 

                    Hello fellow brides to be :) I got engaged in January and am now starting to plan my DW (as we have family on both coasts of Canada). I have a lot more people RSVPing then I thought would, even though not all will inevitably make it. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed about choosing the 'right' resort that everyone will enjoy. We are leaning towards Mayan Riviera, Mexico March 2nd-9th 2013 but I have no idea which resort. Hoping to figure it out soon... *deep breath



                     



                    Originally Posted by bgarcia1026 

                    Hey everyone!

                    I'm a June 2013 bride.  We are looking towards the Riviera Maya area, FI likes Dreams RC (I don't, bc they don't allow outside vendors) and I am leaning towards Now Sapphire, but I just don't know

                    Hi everyone!  I am a 2013 bride too! We are getting married October 5, 2013 at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa in Dominican Republic.  We are so excited.  I look forward to planning with you all for the next 19 months (yikes!).



                     


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