Originally Posted by jolene028
Yeah I wouldn't mind Domincan I have my travel agent looking into some other places to see what is out there!
Hey guys! I need to reach my 150 too! I'm not paying the $30 LOL I'm a big believer in not paying for anything that is offered for free!
Anywho- I saw some of you debating locations. Initially we wanted Mexico- we went to Secrets Capri in the Mayan Riviera and fell in love. We saw a few weddings while we were there. We weren't even engaged (my fiance had intended to propose but I suspected he would and told my mom so he didnt...haha the premise of the entire vacation btw was so he could propose but since I was on to him, he didn't DARN) but we knew right away we wanted a destination wedding.
When we started shopping the idea around to our friends and family- they could not understand why Mexico- news reports did not help- even though my fiance and I just vacationed there and felt totally safe. I suggested DR where my fiance was born, but he said no because it wouldn't feel like a destination to him since he's from there.
I kept arguing with hi that the best all-inclusive resorts are in DR but he wouldn't budge. When he finally went to visit family- they were upset that he would not consider DR knowing they could not leave DR to see us wed. Why Mexico? They kept asking. He had a change of heart when he returned.
While I do not regret our decision- at one point I almost did. When our guest count went from many to a few I said "We should have just stood with our original choice" I also won a photography contest but had to decline the prize because the photographer is based in Mexico. There are a ton of awesome vendors in Mexico and its a little harder to find great ones in DR but slowly and surely we are getting there!
I love to talk so anyone on this thread responds and we will chat for days! LOL My site thread is pretty inactive. I feel like I'm talking to myself. No fun.