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Playa del Carmen ~ May 2013 ~ Behind the Power Curve!

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#1 LCB803

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    Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

    Hi everyone,


    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!



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      Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:10 AM

      Congrats Lydia, and welcome to the forum! Sounds like you're off to a great start, and there's loads of helpful resources here with great ideas.

      Wish you all the best with your planning process and exciting journey ahead :)




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      #3 mandjphoto

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        Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

        Congrats Lydia,


        Just remember the most important thing is to make it fun and memorable - not perfect. Don't strive for perfect, because there will be something that won't go right. When that happens, laugh about it and move on.


        We got married on the beach here without a planner, but we did have a good friend who knew the best florist, pastry chef, etc. 


        You made the right move in hiring a planner who makes you comfortable. Relax and enjoy the process.


        Good luck,


        #4 ChocoTaco7568

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          Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:19 PM

          Welcome to BDW and congrats on your engagement, Lydia! Setting a date and confirming your venue is the most important part. So once you get this squared away, everything else will just fall into place. 


          I'm also a May 2013 bride and invite you to join our thread: http://www.bestdesti...ay-2013-brides/

          It's been a great place for us to get together, track milestone and glean insight from one another throughout the planning process.


          Happy Planning!

          #5 CaroLynch

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            Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

            Hi Lydia!


            I am just now starting to plan a destination wedding for Memorial Day weekend of this year (crazy, I know!) and today I just came across and fell in love with Playa del Secreto as well! I haven't been there in person so I started searching online for it...and I came across your post saying you were planning for the exact same date and beach as I am. Wow!


            Are you still planning to do the wedding there that date? If so, where exactly? If not, why not? I would love to hear how your planning has gone and what you've decided.


            Thanks so much! :)



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