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#1 lgerry

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:00 AM

Hi Everyone, this is my first official post as a "Mrs-to-be"!! We had started talking about (and kinda planning, lol!) a DW a few months ago, but Jay actually proposed on Sunday night at my mom and step-dad's place!

 

Now that we are officially engaged, we can really start to get into the planning. We have talked about a few resorts and were leaning towards the Gran Bahia Principe, but after doing a little more research we are now thinking one of the Princess hotels. I'm wondering if anyone has been married at the Princess and/or if anyone has been to both of these resorts that they could provide some input to help us decide. We are meeting with a travel agent either this Sat or next, but I thought I would ask here first since this site and you ladies have been a wealth of info for us so far! 



#2 holly86

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    Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

    I am having the exact same dilema!



    #3 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

      Congrats on your engagement Igerry and upcoming wedding! wishing you all the best with the rest of your research and planning process, and that you have the wedding you've always dreamed of! Cheers :)

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      #4 lgerry

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      Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

      Originally Posted by Moments That Matter 

      Congrats on your engagement Igerry and upcoming wedding! wishing you all the best with the rest of your research and planning process, and that you have the wedding you've always dreamed of! Cheers :)

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      #5 Sheema Anwar

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        Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

        Originally Posted by lgerry 

        Hi Everyone, this is my first official post as a "Mrs-to-be"!! We had started talking about (and kinda planning, lol!) a DW a few months ago, but Jay actually proposed on Sunday night at my mom and step-dad's place!

         

        Now that we are officially engaged, we can really start to get into the planning. We have talked about a few resorts and were leaning towards the Gran Bahia Principe, but after doing a little more research we are now thinking one of the Princess hotels. I'm wondering if anyone has been married at the Princess and/or if anyone has been to both of these resorts that they could provide some input to help us decide. We are meeting with a travel agent either this Sat or next, but I thought I would ask here first since this site and you ladies have been a wealth of info for us so far! 

         

        Congratulations "Mrs-to-be" Igerry!! Planning a wedding is a very exciting time! I have been to both resorts and they are both great choices. The Gran Bahia Principe is a very large resort so lots of restaurants and bars for your to choose from (there are 3 different sections!). The Grand Sunset/Riviera Princess is also a large hotel, and it is newer so the rooms and amenities are more updated vs the Gran Bahia. If you end up booking the Grand Sunset/Riviera Princess, see if you are able to book/get an upgrade to the Laguana Villas (sooooo nice) which offers a private pool section, or even the Platinum suites, which is closer to the beach and there's a buffet restaurant right down stairs so not too far of a walk!

         

        Good luck and we wish you all the best!

         

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        #6 ornxoxo

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          Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

          I stayed at the Princess hotel before.  The resort is really nice and big.  Lots of food options and there's nightly entertainment.  You don't have to get out of the resort.  I love the pools.  There's always a quiet spot of you want the privacy in the pool and there's a pool entertainment spot.  You wouldn't feel cramped on the pool at the all.  Beach is nice too.  I don't really have any complaints there.  






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