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Hello hello from Chicago!   Just wanted to introduce myself real quickly-- I'm new to the forum world so excuse me if I'm a little bit of a noob to all this wedding stuff :) I was recommended to visit after bombarding my MOH and other friends with frantic, endless questions about my big day. My boyfriend (or should I say fiance :D :D ) who's a bit of a techie told me I should get online, so I did. Our date isn't exactly set yet, but we're deciding between mid/late June of 2012, and yes we are planning a bit early :) We're thinking about a destination wedding, but we wanted to do as much 1) researching so that we could 2) convince all of our family/friends that it was a magnificent idea and 3) be completely informed.   I'm really looking for somewhere that's not too far (closer to home / the US) but part of me wants to stray farther away. Then again, my fiance and I have really been liking the Napa Valley idea... I'm here mostly for any/all advice (esp budget advice) you can give me!   Hit me with your best shot haha. I'm super excited and so happy, so lead me in the right direction, ladies!  

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Congrats and welcome!  For us picking the location was pretty easy.  We knew we wanted to get married in Jamaica, however, picking the resort was the hard part.  We probably spent the better part of two months reseraching different locations and resorts in Jamaica.  We jotted down some notes as to what was important to us for our wedding and that helped us decided on a location in the Caribbean.  Just make a list of what is important to you and then go from there.  We also worked with a Travel Agent which really helped us out a lot!  Good luck and happy planning!

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Congrats and Welcome!!!

 

You will find lots of information on here that will really help you make a decision. One of the best things that helped me decide on location and resort was the Del Sol Wiki: http:// http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/wiki/del-sol-photography-slideshows-riviera-maya

 

There is THOUSANDS of pictures to look at from hundreds of resorts. I was able to get a good idea of what I wanted and what was the most important to me...as well as get to see beautiful weddings! 

 

Also look at the BDW Vendor section. It is full of cool deals and incentives for BDW members. I know my photographer just teamed up with a beautiful boutique resort on here that I would have JUMPED on if we hadn't already had everything booked. http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/73510/del-sol-photography-la-luna-photography-hotel-lereve-bdwf-promotion

 

The most important thing to remember is it is YOUR day and you and you FI should do exactly what will make you happy. All the most important people in your life will support you and your decision.

 

Good Luck and Happy Planning!!

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Welcome...the best thing about this site is it's full of friends who are excited for wedding talk! Everyone is super supportive and anxious to hear your ideas and discuss your concerns and give helpful advice! I too made my family and fellow sick of hearing me talk about weddings so this site became a haven for me! :) And with a destination wedding - you'll find the earlier you start planning the better! :)

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