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#1 BridetobeABCD

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    Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:25 AM

    Hello All! Very excited to start planning my destination wedding! So far we have chose Mexico and would like the Cancun area. I am finding it so difficult to choose the resort. I would appreciate any advice or tips on how to choose the perfect resort. Any suggestions or even ways to organize the planning would be very appreciative :) looking forward to reading all your posts. Thank you so much. Very nervous yet excited to plan my big day :)

    #2 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:48 AM

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      #3 Tulumbride2013

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        Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:17 AM

        Hello All! Very excited to start planning my destination wedding! So far we have chose Mexico and would like the Cancun area. I am finding it so difficult to choose the resort. I would appreciate any advice or tips on how to choose the perfect resort. Any suggestions or even ways to organize the planning would be very appreciative :) looking forward to reading all your posts. Thank you so much. Very nervous yet excited to plan my big day :)

        Choosing I resort canbe tricky.. My advice would be to talk to a travel agent you trust to narrow it Down, although I'm not expert! Things to think about - kid friendly - do they allow outside vendors -area... Is it quiet or a party area -all inclusive price?you want it to be affordable for your guests, a ta will help tremendously -reviews, obviously, lol - I think a lot of the resorts have wedding guides on their websites, check out their packages to see where you'll get the most bang for your buck

        #4 jolene028

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        Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

        I stocked Trip Advisor and used the reviews on here then i narrowed it down to 4 and then I got my TA to quote all 4 then when I got all the quotes back I made the choice based on what I was trying to budget for my guests, and believe it or not I didn't go with the cheapest!

         

        Good Luck



        #5 Lyman

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          Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:59 AM

          Good thinking on checking Trip Advisor reviews first - I've found them to be quite reliable and helpful.....glad you found the right place for your wedding! Hope all your plans work out just the way you want.......all the best!  Cheers



          #6 jolene028

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          Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:24 AM

          Originally Posted by Lyman 

          Good thinking on checking Trip Advisor reviews first - I've found them to be quite reliable and helpful.....glad you found the right place for your wedding! Hope all your plans work out just the way you want.......all the best!  Cheers

          Thank yiu and good luck you will find somewhere fantastic and honestly that was for me the most stress I think its all down hill from here!



          #7 mandjphoto

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            Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:48 AM

            Hi,

             

            Trip advisor is a great resource as well as getting on some of the webinars through best destination wedding for the resorts once you narrow your choices down.  Also, keep in mind that a lot of the big resorts charge fees for outside vendors so if you are thinking of hiring an outside vendor ask about the fees before you book so that you can include that in your budget.

             

            Happy Planning!

            Jennifer



            #8 JennyAdele

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            Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:55 PM

            I also just started planning too! Finding a location is so overwhelming because the world is literally at your fingertips! I'm pretty sold on Punta Cana because of the beautiful beaches and affordability for my guests...but I can't help feeling like I'm overlooking an even BETTER location which is still as affordable. And then when you think you know the location you want, your faced with a list of resorts, all with their own fair share of good and bad reviews. I fell in love with a resort, and trip-advisor crushed the beautiful resort my Fiancee and I thought was THE ONE! So now I don't know what to do. I have a love-hate with those review websites. Ugh... I hope its like finding the dress...you will just know when its the right one!



            #9 Cherina

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              Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

              I went with the travel agent at destinationweddings.com gave my agent the feel for what I wanted then she gave me resorts and destinations that she felt would mesh. Then I lived on the travel websites for about a week and looked and every candid photo and read every review. I ende up with Moon Dance Villas in Negril. If you want my TAs info PM me. She is fab!!!

              2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!





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