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#1 seabuddy

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    Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:04 PM

    Hi all,
    I'm Kimberly from Chicago. Im getting married March/ April 07 & haven't picked the place yet. My guy & I are adventure seekers, scuba & hiking rain forests, etc but I need my feet in the sunny sand for the cermony. We are casual, nontraditional & not into the all inclusive resort feel. We will have about 20 guests max. We started looking into Belize, Viequez Isl. PR & Jamaica, but Jamaica seems very crowded. Any suggestions?

    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:14 PM

      Welcome to the board Kimberly. Have you thought about a beach wedding in Hawaii?

      #3 LCBride2007


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        Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:15 PM

        Hi Kimberly. I am also living in Chicago, and, for the most part, in the same boat as you. I haven't nailed down a location or date yet. We were aiming for April, but now we're thinking June. We're looking into Cabo, or Puerto Vallarta - and specifically in the the PV area, we're looking at Las Caletas, but haven't booked anything yet. It's basically a beach only accessible by boat, so it's very private. The weddings are hosted by Vallarta Adventures, and they also do many of the excursions that you mention (snorkling, scuba, etc.). Check out: http://www.vallarta-....s/wedding.html

        For the more unique wedding, since you seem to be an adventure-seeker, they also offer other types of weddings as well. http://www.adventure....adventures.htm

        Good luck with your planning!

        #4 Janet

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          Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:19 PM

          Belize sounds awesome, but what about Costa Rice or Guatemala? How many people are you thinking will join you?

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          Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:42 PM


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          #6 Jackie

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            Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:53 PM

            Welcome, Happy planning!
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            #7 JENGONDA9

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              Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:59 PM

              Welcome Kimberly!
              Check out this little place in Todos Santos, MX called the Alegria Inn. www.alegriainn.net

              Their weddings are supposed to be really cool for a small group- we looked into it but our group was just too big!

              Todos Santos is a little artist enclave on the Baja California coast that has world class surfing nearby. In fact, check out the Pescadero Surf Camp nearby which might be a fun activity for you and your guests. We are looking into it for our honeymoon.

              Happy planning!
              Jen & Aaron
              January 13, 2007

              #8 NATASHA

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                Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:58 PM

                I don't know what your budget is like, but The Turtle Inn in Belize could work really well for you based on how you describe yourselves. The other Coppola property in Belize is better, but it's not on a beach.

                Shawn and NatashaHappily MarriedNovember 11, 2006

                #9 seabuddy

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                  Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:37 PM

                  Wow, What a welcome!
                  Thanks everyone for the quick response. Now Ive got some more research to do.

                  #10 JENGONDA9

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                    Posted 02 November 2006 - 05:02 PM

                    I LOVE that turtle inn place! Wish we could've done ours there! Stupid budget.
                    Jen & Aaron
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