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#1091 happywife

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    Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:42 AM

    Hello, I am new here and at the beginning stages. I am looking into April of 2014, have not booked anything yet just been lurking the site . It seems like everything is out of our price range, I am looking for a small boutique hotel in the playa del carmen or Tulum area, and a wedding planner that is reasonable, will work with our budget but also make our wedding beautiful!!



    #1092 brownsugarbride

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      Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:47 AM

      Originally Posted by happywife 

      Hello, I am new here and at the beginning stages. I am looking into April of 2014, have not booked anything yet just been lurking the site . It seems like everything is out of our price range, I am looking for a small boutique hotel in the playa del carmen or Tulum area, and a wedding planner that is reasonable, will work with our budget but also make our wedding beautiful!!

       

      Congratulations happywife! I will be an April 2014 bride (need to change my signature) in Rivera Maya.  I really like my wedding planner that I've been working with thus far, Joyce Mnguni of Dream Weddings. She posts on BDW and is very helpful.  You also definitely want to find a good travel agent who also has knowledge of boutique hotels with the feel and price range that you are looking for.  I hope this helps!

       

      P.S. If you give us some idea of what you want each guest to pay (e.g. no more than $1500 per person), that might help generate some ideas.  This board really is incredibly helpful.



      #1093 happywife

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        Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:03 AM

        Hi Brownsugar, Congratulations to you as well! what date are you thinking? also, do you mind sending me a private message on your wedding planner. I have not set a budget per person ( which I should) A lot of our guests are families of 4-5 so I dont want anything to steep for them.  We are planning to do a site visit but have not establised when yet. Also, when are you sending the save the dates, I feel like I need to hurry up and do so.

         

        Just a little run down on us we are already married will be married for 5 years by the time we have the wedding, but we never had a big reception just court and went home.. LOL we have attempted to plan a wedding 3 times, and something always came up where we had to cancel. ( once I even had to throw out invites). So I am hoping this one is the charm, we really want to have a big celebration, and some sort of religious ceremony!



        #1094 MissJali

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          Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:07 AM

          I think the teal, white, and grey/silver is a great combo!!! My colors are just lavendar/lilac with grey!!!

          So OOT bags have officially taken over my life!!! Smh it's so hard not to go overboard! 



          #1095 brownsugarbride

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            Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:53 AM

            Originally Posted by happywife 

            Hi Brownsugar, Congratulations to you as well! what date are you thinking? also, do you mind sending me a private message on your wedding planner. I have not set a budget per person ( which I should) A lot of our guests are families of 4-5 so I dont want anything to steep for them.  We are planning to do a site visit but have not establised when yet. Also, when are you sending the save the dates, I feel like I need to hurry up and do so.

             

            Just a little run down on us we are already married will be married for 5 years by the time we have the wedding, but we never had a big reception just court and went home.. LOL we have attempted to plan a wedding 3 times, and something always came up where we had to cancel. ( once I even had to throw out invites). So I am hoping this one is the charm, we really want to have a big celebration, and some sort of religious ceremony!

             

            happywife-I will definitely send you a message with more information later on today!



            #1096 happywife

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              Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:54 AM

              Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

               

              happywife-I will definitely send you a message with more information later on today!

              thank yoU!



              #1097 RaynDrop

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                Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:36 AM

                Originally Posted by MissJali 

                I think the teal, white, and grey/silver is a great combo!!! My colors are just lavendar/lilac with grey!!!

                So OOT bags have officially taken over my life!!! Smh it's so hard not to go overboard! 

                I lover your colors... 

                 

                As for OOT bags... I think I need an intervention!   Maybe we should all start a support group HAHa - of course we would need to find someone who isn't addicted to help ; P


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                #1098 RaynDrop

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                  Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:38 AM

                  Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 


                  Still trying to finalize between navy..mint..grey.. luke them all leaning towards mint

                  Ohhh - I like the mint as well.. So it would be coral and mint.. right?  That is pretty, tropical, and romantic!


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                  #1099 hclibby1982

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                    Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

                    Originally Posted by happywife 

                    Hello, I am new here and at the beginning stages. I am looking into April of 2014, have not booked anything yet just been lurking the site . It seems like everything is out of our price range, I am looking for a small boutique hotel in the playa del carmen or Tulum area, and a wedding planner that is reasonable, will work with our budget but also make our wedding beautiful!!

                    Welcome!   You but you may want to almost work backwards before you fall in love with a place that just isn't reasonable, which was the very first thing I did only to realize my guests would've been paying $4K minimum for 5 days. 

                     

                    After that mini hiccup I decided the max I wanted my guests to spend per person then went from there. I did a lot of research to find a beautiful place that would still be affordable for our guests. I also researched airfare which is why I'm getting married 2/7 and not later in Feb like I originally wanted, when the airfare was much higher.  My resort has great reviews and the pictures are gorgeous, it also accepts kids and for those with real little ones it didn't impact the room rate (all things I researched and had quoted out too).  My wedding planner has been so hopeful and responsive but my resort is definitely not boutique style so it probably wouldn't be of interest to you, but someone on here may have some really good suggestions for you.



                    #1100 hclibby1982

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                      Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

                      Oh and sorry for all the typos, I apparently can't type today!






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