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#5251 brownsugarbride

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    Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:12 AM

    Speaking of honeymoons.....are you ladies going to another location to honeymoon or are you extending your stay at your resort to serve as your honeymoon? I initially extended our stay 5 days after the wedding is over to have alone time since all our guests will be leaving on a Monday, but I was thinking do I want to stay at the same place for 12 days!!! Just curious to know what you chicas are doing!!

    I am definitely moving hotels after the wedding. One thing I am doubtful that I want to do is to stay at another all inclusive. The reason is, there are so many fantastic restaurants in the Riviera Maya that it would be a shame not to try some of them. The other option for us is to go to Belize, somewhere I've wanted to visit for a while. The problem is that we also have plans to go to Malaysia for a big conference a few months after the wedding, and I'm not sure that my fianc© is keen on the idea of spending a lot of money to go on our honeymoon (when I sold the destination wedding as a way to save some money)! If I stayed in the Riviera Maya, I would like to stay at Le Reve The only issue is that it looks like they are booked for some of the dates that I wanted, so I'm looking for hotels like it. I'm not sure what hotels we would stay if we went to Belize.

    #5252 shugapop1

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      Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:49 AM

      Speaking of honeymoons.....are you ladies going to another location to honeymoon or are you extending your stay at your resort to serve as your honeymoon? I initially extended our stay 5 days after the wedding is over to have alone time since all our guests will be leaving on a Monday, but I was thinking do I want to stay at the same place for 12 days!!! Just curious to know what you chicas are doing!!

      I am just doing mine at resort where we will be getting married. We are there for a week From a Thursday-thursday and our wedding is 2days after we get there . Most will be leaving day after wedding so it gives us 5days afterwards to honeymoon Plus I love tg e resort we'll be staying so that will be fine for us

      #5253 moodyc82

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      Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

      I'm really sorry to hear that. A flight from NYC or Chicago to Punta Cana should not be 10-14 hours, that's for sure.  I would try calling her yourself and talking with her. I decided not to use a travel agent so I can't suggest an alternative.  Since the guests on my side are pretty travel savvy and I post all the deals I find on my wedding website, I figured that would work just fine and it's free for me. I know I don't have the connections of a TA but my guests are able to get to Cancun and stay for under $950 per person and the flight is only taking 5 hours.

      A flight from nyc punta cana is 4hrs. Out of newark direct flights are about $590pp. Look up flights on kayak. Your TA is screwing u

      #5254 MrsTobeD

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        Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

        I knew I wasn't the only one! My FI was like what women takes her ring off...lol!

        I was told not to take it off bwcuse next thing you know you will lose your ring and not realize it is missing because you are not 100% used to it. The day after we got engaged we went on a vacation to Punta Cana and the two days I took it off to wash my hair I left it by the shower, so we sat down to dinner and FH is like, where in the F is your ring, so running to the bedroom two nights in a row, after that i took it off again while cleaning the kitchen back at home, put it by the window sill, I forgot!, I was nervous all day at work thinking someone might break into or backyard, see the ring and break the window to get it... never again, it has never been off my fingers since then.

        #5255 MrsTobeD

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          Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

          TA's do that to save people money, not because they want people to go around earth, depending on how far in advance they are booking a flight to DR from NY can be up to $950 so if I were a TA and getting. $700 quote for a direct flight or $430 for a flight with stops, of course I would recommend the second one.

          A flight from nyc punta cana is 4hrs. Out of newark direct flights are about $590pp. Look up flights on kayak. Your TA is screwing u



          #5256 MrsTobeD

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            Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:32 AM

            i don't eat in mine, clean house or anything in mine.. i don't want anything other than reg everyday dust in mine(I know crazy). i don't want harsh cleaners like some cleaning solvents or abrasive cleaners to damage my diamonds

            Regular household cleaners won't damage diamonds, you can actually use diamonds to engrave on metal and the diamonds wind be damaged!

            #5257 RaynDrop

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              Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:42 AM

              Originally Posted by niknic456 

              Speaking of honeymoons.....are you ladies going to another location to honeymoon or are you extending your stay at your resort to serve as your honeymoon?

              I initially extended our stay 5 days after the wedding is over to have alone time since all our guests will be leaving on a Monday, but I was thinking do I want to stay at the same place for 12 days!!!

              Just curious to know what you chicas are doing!!

               

              Right now we are just staying at the same resort for two weeks.... we will be there the same amount of time before and after the wedding.... I have been unsure of what I want to do since before we booked.     Part of me wants to stay put, part of me wants to go to a different resort, part of me wants to go to a different island, and part of me wants to do something like go on a cruise.
               
              I can't make up my mind Hahah ...  I think we will probably just stay put.  We are staying at one of the Sandals in St. Lucia... there are three of them so we can go to either of the other two as much as we want.  So if we feel like running away for the day or getting a change of scenery we can!
               
              Decisions Decisions. . .

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              #5258 niknic456

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                Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:07 PM

                Originally Posted by shugapop1 


                I am just doing mine at resort where we will be getting married. We are there for a week
                From a Thursday-thursday and our wedding is 2days after we get there . Most will be leaving day after wedding so it gives us 5days afterwards to honeymoon
                Plus I love tg e resort we'll be staying so that will be fine for us

                 

                 I get bored easily so I was hoping to resort hop...LOL...maybe I should just stay my butt put and relax and just enjoy the moment!!!! :)



                #5259 niknic456

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                  Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:09 PM

                  Originally Posted by RaynDrop 

                   


                  Oh Rayn....don't give me anymore ideas....I never thought of going on a cruise...just when I thought I should stay put now I will just price a cruise before I rule staying with my original plan.



                  #5260 RaynDrop

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                    Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

                    Originally Posted by niknic456 

                     

                     I get bored easily so I was hoping to resort hop...LOL...maybe I should just stay my butt put and relax and just enjoy the moment!!!! :)

                     

                    Originally Posted by niknic456 


                    Oh Rayn....don't give me anymore ideas....I never thought of going on a cruise...just when I thought I should stay put now I will just price a cruise before I rule staying with my original plan.

                     

                     

                    Hahah yeah part of me wants to see more then one island while I am already in the area... the other part of me wants to not have to pack up and move    .. too many choices!! haha


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