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#1 trivera5521

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    Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:34 AM

    Our wedding is set for May 2013 and although I am getting a bit of a head start am I the only one?! LOL....starting to think I may be too ahead of the game.

     

    Ladies.....anyone out there?!



    #2 kaos2013

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      Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

      Hello there

      wahoo! at last another 2013. Ive felt a little prompt since deciding on our dream wedding.

      Ive read and re-read all the post and all that is left is for my TA to release the date so i can book.

      Originally it was only ever a dream for a quiet wedding with me, fiance and our two children then some friends said they would love to join us.  

      So here i am thanks for making me feel less alone 

      Carla x

       



      #3 trivera5521

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        Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:42 PM

        Welcome Carla! Sounds like you've decided on a resort? Which? Are you planning on going to visit it prior to your date?



        #4 kaos2013

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          Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:01 PM

          Hi trivera5521

          Yes ive decided on dreams la romana.  Ive weighed up all of the resorts but something keeps pulling me back to DLR and since my FI allowed me the choice of anywhere in the world it seems its fate. We wont be going before as i dont want to take anything away from the suprises i will see on my first trip this is half the fun for me.

          How about you have you decided on a resort?  And been able to book yet? 

          Where are you in the world?

           



          #5 trivera5521

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            Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:21 PM

            Its such a big decision to make and so many determining factors for us that no...I havent decided yet. I definetly want to be sure its affordable for family and friends to attend. As most are familes of 4-5. I have a few resorts that we plan on visiting in Feb 2012, them being Barcelo Punta Cana, Paradisus Punta Cana and Ocean Blue. I am leaning towards Barcelo because it seems to be the most affordable for everyone else. Unfortunately the reviews are all over the place and there are very few brides on this forum that have or plan to have their wedding there. Which as you can imagine makes me a bit paranoid, although one bride just got back within the last couple of months and had nothing bad to say. I suppose you have to take the reviews with a grain of salt because some people you can just never please.

             

            Lucky for you, your FI said anywhere in the world =) If money wasnt a big factor for me I would have opted to have it at the Jellyfish Restaurant...its absolutely gorgeous! They do an anazing job and I havent seen one bad thing about them. Have you looked into that?

             

            I am from Connecticut. Most places wont allow us to book until 13 months prior to so at this point I am using the time to do some research.



            #6 Bruuning17

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              Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:25 PM

              I'm June 2013 and also feel like an early-planner!  But there are a few of us now! :)



              #7 kaos2013

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                Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:04 PM

                 Bruuing17. I guess we've all been lurking ha!  Have you made and destination decisions yet?

                 

                Trivera i think it is a harder choice when you have others to consider.  I was initially torn with my dream but also making it affordable for everyone else.  I am from Liverpool, England and my family are used to short-haul European holidays which are really cheap by comparison.  I'm disappointed that some wont be able to attend especially those with children whoexpected to pay full price.   So Ive decided to book with those that are happy and if others wish to do so they can also hop on board with our tour operator or I will be giving them the details of the carribeanwarehouse.com which is often recommended on Trip advisor.  They offer it almost £400 cheaper than my travel agent. 

                I completely sympathise with your dilemma. 

                Sounds great that you can go beforehand and check them out though. 

                I have looked into the Jelly fish restaurant I was initially torn between dreams punta cana because i wanted to accommodate those travelling with us and thought this resort looked more lively but the aspect of the Caribbean side of Dreams la romana again tugs at my heart. So Jellyfish is a no go for us.

                With regards to choosing I felt that for me once i blocked out everything apart from my own vision no price or person could not get in the way. 

                I'm sure the reviews you've read are dependant on the person and you can mostly read between them to get the feedback you really need.  I would recommend carribeanwarehouse or bluebay (its sister company) for a price check and your TA who may price match.

                 

                Good luck :)

                 

                 



                #8 kaos2013

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                  Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:16 PM

                  Hi June :) great to finally be talking about it with people of the same year hee hee!

                  Have you decided on your venue/hotel?

                  where in the world are you from? 

                  O and im Carla march 2013 wahoooooo! and as you can see i talk/type alot

                   

                  Congratulations ladies



                  #9 Bruuning17

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                    Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:08 PM

                    Thanks for the welcome!  We know we are doing Jamaica, but we have not finalized a resort yet.  I know that is going to be the hardest part, but the resort decision feels so overwhelming!  I think that Iberostar Rose Hall Suites is our first choice at the moment, but I'm scared to book the date before doing more research.  I don't want to pick the wrong resort!

                     

                    We live in NY right now, our family is spread all over the country so that's why we decided to do a DW! :)



                    #10 kkimi88

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                      Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:52 AM

                      Yay! It's so nice to find some more 2013 brides, I've already been waiting for a year so now I'm starting to get really antsy and keep planning/ making different bits and bobs, which sometimes feels a bit silly with another 2 years to go. It'll be here before we know it though! And it'll be nice to have as relaxing a run up to the big day as possible! I'm not one for leaving things til the last minute so this works out quite well really.

                      I'm also a DLR bride-to-be after getting engaged there last July! We knew immediately that that was where we wanted to tie the knot as it's such a wonderful place, and already really special to us! It definitely makes life easier too as we know the site and aren't taking too big a 'risk' if you know what I mean (especially as being in the UK we couldn't really do a site visit, unless it was a proper holiday)

                      I've already: sent out announcements, made and printed guest book pages, and created a wedding planning scrapbook with all my different ides. What have other 2013 brides been up to?






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