My fiance and I got engaged on April 1st (fortunately, it wasn't a joke!), flew to Cancun in July and saw 17 locations with two different wedding planners in 3.5 days. Phew! We fell in love with Playa del Secreto near Playa del Carmen for both the ceremony and reception, and have tentatively set the date for May 26th, 2013. (Chapel del Carmen for the ceremony and Blue Venado for the reception is our #2/backup choice.)
Unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives-- he has two young kids and we both have very demanding jobs that require a lot of travel. We're constantly in and out of town, and when we are in town, we're 100% devoted to the boys. We did get a wedding coordinator-- Joss Morales of Unique Cancun Weddings-- and we can't say enough good things about her! Without her, May 2013 would be impossible for sure. I know I can probably lean on her a little more than I am currently, but let's assume I can't really do much until I return from Africa mid-September...That's only 8 months out! Is this possible?? Has anyone else thrown a DW together this fast, without it looking or feeling thrown-together??
We are absolutely thrilled to be getting married after 3.5 years together, and I have so many ideas, just not a lot of time. I'm bummed because this is supposed to be such a fun time, but the clock is stressing me out with each passing day. I almost want to push it to 2014 simply so I can have more time to enjoy the planning process (although all my married friends think this idea is nuts!).
Thanks for your thoughts and input, and best of luck to all of you out there!