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#1 SandyK

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    Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

    Hi Brides (and grooms)!


    My hubby-to-be and I are really excited about doing a destination wedding and would love some advice and input from all of you. We haven't narrowed down the location yet but so far it seems like Mexico and Jamaica seem to be the best options. We want to go somewhere where this is an Indian community, so we can rent some services locally, as opposed to flying everything down there. 


    The biggest obstacle is getting the Sikh Holy Book (Guru Granth Sahib) - we would prefer to borrow that form someone locally in the Caribbean. Does anyone know if there is a Gurdwara (or someone with a Guru Granth Sahib at home) in Jamaica? Or Mayan Riviera/Los Cabos? 





    #2 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

      Congrats SandyK and welcome to the forum! hopefully with all the resources available here, you'll find what you need to make your special day perfect :) here's a photo showing some wedding magic "moments that matter" at a beautiful Hindu wedding we had the honor of capturing recently.......with more photos at the album link here: 





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      #3 Samuel Luna

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        Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:52 AM

        Welcome to the forums SandyK! I'm sure you'll find lots of help here, congratulations and happy planning!

        #4 SandyK

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          Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

          Thanks everyone for the replies!


          We have narrowed down the location to the Mayan Riviera, and will most likely be staying at the Azul Fives or the Iberostar Lindo. Has anyone ever stayed at the Iberostar hotels? I haven't heard much about them, but they look like beautiful hotels.


          Also, we will need to rent a few things for the wedding - gazebo, decorations, tent, etc. Do most brides just rent from the hotels, or do they find outside vendors? I think outside vendors will be less expensive, but Im not sure who would be a trustworthy vendor with good materials, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations? 





          #5 mandjphoto

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            Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

            Hi SandyK,


            We shot a wedding at the Iberostar on Cozumel. They provided nice deorations and a gazebo. I think most of the resorts will be able to provide those things.


            Many brides discover that outside vendors (such as photographers, for example) will cost you extra, since the hotel usually has someone that they use that is on staff or on contract. The fees can be as small as a day pass or in a couple of instances cost you as much as $800 for an outside photographer.


            In my experience, the talent of the independent photographers on the Riviera Maya far exceeds that of the hotel shooters. The majority of the independents are worth paying the extra fee.


            Good luck,



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