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Newly engaged - looking to have a destination wedding in Mexico

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Hi Everyone!! 

 

I am newly engaged and have begun the process of wedding planning. I always knew I wanted a destination wedding - something simple yet fun with my close family and friends. I love Mexico so would love to have it there. Just got back this past week for a surprise engagement trip that my fiance planned.

 

Last year we stood at Secrets Silversands which I loved! This year we stood at the Royal Hideaway.. Another beautiful spot. Both are adult-only and that will not work for our wedding.. 

I have immediate family that wants to be there and we need a family friendly resort. Which I would want anyway. I would like the resort to be fun and have different activities during the day to keep everyone entertained. As well as shows every night. I was looking into the RIU Palace or the Iberostar Tucan. I wanted some feedback if possible!!

 

I'm also looking into having just a symbolic wedding as I would make it official out here in New York prior to going to Mexico!

 

Any feedback is greatly appreciated - also I would love to make it as inexpensive for my guests as possible. $1,000 is the limit! 

 

Thanks!!! 

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For hotel alone, you can stay at the RIU Palace Cabo within your budget! Not too sure how much it would be to fly from NY to Cabo. Anyway, that is where I"m getting married and it's pretty affordable. Congrats and good luck planning!

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Alot will depend on when the wedding date is, how many nights your guest stay and what type of specials there are at the time you book, you can look at some group rates.Also if you plan to pay for the wedding or if you want the free weding, this will again sepend on the size of the group. Since you know the Secrets Property you could compare to the Now Resorts which is owned by Secrets. Azul does some beautiful weddings as well.

For Free weddings and kids stay free programs look at the Palace, they may start out higher than the Riu but balance out with the Freebies... RIU and Iberostar (the Tucan is lowest in price and quality)are comparable to each other with similar weddings,

Congradulations!

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Hello, My name is Amy and I live in Nuevo Vallarta!! Just moved here and I love it!! Correct me on ur budget u said $1000? Was that correct or u meant 10,000? Where abt in Mexico wld u like to get married? I have done a lot of research because living here now I will be married here as well! It's beautiful!! I have chosen San Pancho for my wedding! Cheers, Amy

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Hi, What is your budget again? Did u mean $10,000? Where abouts in Mexico do u want to get married? I live in Nuevo Vallarta and am getting married in San Pancho. So I have done my research.

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Hi!!! No I just wanted the budget for my guests to be around $1,000 a person to stay at the resort.

 

Thank you for your response - any information is greatly appreciated!!!

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Hi Valerie!

 

I'm also newly engaged and planning my wedding in the Mayan Riviera. I've heard really good things about the Now resorts, although I have no idea where they would come in price wise.

 

Good luck!

Marisa

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Oh ok! Hahah what time of year r u thinking of getting married? It's hot but summer is probably ur best bet for deals. No tourists. Where in Mexico ur looking?

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Originally Posted by Valerie79 View Post

 

Hi Everyone!! 

 

I am newly engaged and have begun the process of wedding planning. I always knew I wanted a destination wedding - something simple yet fun with my close family and friends. I love Mexico so would love to have it there. Just got back this past week for a surprise engagement trip that my fiance planned.

 

Last year we stood at Secrets Silversands which I loved! This year we stood at the Royal Hideaway.. Another beautiful spot. Both are adult-only and that will not work for our wedding.. 

I have immediate family that wants to be there and we need a family friendly resort. Which I would want anyway. I would like the resort to be fun and have different activities during the day to keep everyone entertained. As well as shows every night. I was looking into the RIU Palace or the Iberostar Tucan. I wanted some feedback if possible!!

 

I'm also looking into having just a symbolic wedding as I would make it official out here in New York prior to going to Mexico!

 

Any feedback is greatly appreciated - also I would love to make it as inexpensive for my guests as possible. $1,000 is the limit! 

 

Thanks!!! 

Hello Valerie79,

 

As a wedding planner in the Riviera Maya, an have been working closely with 2 family friendly resorts, that I am more than happy to recommend and send you the information within your budget. you are more than welcome to PM me your address so I can forward all.

Also what month are looking to get married? and How many people are you expecting? or you can email mail me at weddingsinplayadelcarmen@gmail.com or visit me on http://www.dreamweddingsrivieramaya.com/

 

 

 

Feel free to ask me anything and I will be happy to help!

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Hi ladies!

I was recently looking for the same thing in Playa, and my travel agent was a HUGE help! She mentioned that both Secrets Silversands and Royal Hideaway were very nice adults-only properties, but I needed some options that allowed for children as well. I ended up going with The Royal (and Real Resorts  properties) in Playa on her recommendation, because it offered three resorts right adjacent to each other, one adults-only at a higher price point, and two awesome family friendly resorts at more affordable rates. That way there was something that worked for everyone, and all my guests counted as resort guests at my wedding locale (the four-star Royal) because the properties are affiliated (so the wedding was super affordable). She also mentioned Barcelo Palace as a great one (under $1000 for four nights and airfare for my guests from all over) - it has one of the only snorkeling beaches in all the Rivera Maya area, child-friendly water parks, shows every night, top shelf liquor and good food. Maybe think about that one too.

 

Also, my TA ended up saving my guests an average of $500-700 per booking on air/hotel and transfer with the packages she found (from what we all found online), and I get $50 per  guest room booking back to help pay for our travel (and my guests don't know this!). So we all score!

 

I def. recommend using a TA that specializes in destination weddings in MX. They don't charge you anything to book, save you and your guests tons of $ and then you don't have to worry about guests calling you to help them book. I cannot emphasize this part enough :) (And I was totally anti-TA before planning my wedding. I had never used one before). If you are still looking, I am sure she could give you some great resort ideas within your guests' budgets, and save them all some money! I have been so pleased! Here's her info if you want it:

 

Doris Mundy Travel/The Travel Society

303-447-1660

doristravel@comcast.net

www.honeymoonallinclusive.com

 

Also, I am doing the legal thing in Denver before I go too - totally thing that's the way to go! Have fun planning!

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