I wanted to do this planning thread to pay it forward for all of the help I've received on this forum - everyone has been amazing!
Ryan & I met a bit more than 12 years ago as we were both working as EMTs in the same county. We were always friendly, but it wasnâ€™t until about 5 years ago that we actually became friends. Timing was never right for us, dating-wise, but when it finally happened â€“ we both knew almost immediately this was IT.
Ryan & I had been talking marriage since about the first month we started dating, lol. He proposed to me before my annual Installation Dinner for my rescue squad, just the two of us, at my house. I had no idea it was coming! I could not even tell you what he said to me because I was in such shock, but I know I responded â€œYES!â€
Resort Choice/Travel Agent
We started wedding planning literally the day after the wedding, lol. I had emailed our travel agent, Becky of Beach Bum Vacations, the night we got engaged. We always knew we wanted to do a destination wedding, but were tossing between Mexico and the Dominican Republic. In the end, Mexico won out due to pricing for our guests. Originally, we were going to book the El Dorado Royale, which looked amazing, but the pricing was too expensive. We then decided on the Royal Playa del Carmen, and havenâ€™t looked back! About a year in advance, we booked our wedding date of April 20, 2012.
I encourage all Royal PDCs to take a few days to read over the entire Royal PDC bride thread â€“ the information in there is priceless!