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Hi Everyone, I'm new to the site after hearing about it from friends. FI and I got engaged just a few weeks ago and we are really excited to marry each other. The only thing we've decided on is a destination wedding as our people are spread out throughout Canada and it will be in Oct or Nov of 2013. We're looking for somewhere warm (Mexico, Carribbean, Central America?), affordable for the guests and as we're inviting kids, an all inclusive resort that has a family section and an adults only section for our kid-free friends (I'm hoping this exists!). I'm also trying to decide whether to use a travel agent or not, as the number of resorts out there feel overwhelming. I'm excited to start searching and learning as I've heard this site is extremely informative. Thanks for having me!

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Welcome TealMarie! and Congrats on your upcoming wedding ! Have you looked at the Barcelo Maya Palace Resort? They're huges and have family areas and separate pool areas for adults only......a beautiful place that fits so many requirements.

 

Here are some magic wedding 'moments that matter" that Linc uncovered there at one of his recent weddings to show you how gorgerous it is......with more at the album here........https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151227422909487.478214.18683524486&type=3

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best of luck with all your plans, and have the perfect wedding of your dreams!

team MTM asst,  Lynda :)

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Originally Posted by TealMarie View Post

 

Hi Everyone, I'm new to the site after hearing about it from friends. FI and I got engaged just a few weeks ago and we are really excited to marry each other. The only thing we've decided on is a destination wedding as our people are spread out throughout Canada and it will be in Oct or Nov of 2013. We're looking for somewhere warm (Mexico, Carribbean, Central America?), affordable for the guests and as we're inviting kids, an all inclusive resort that has a family section and an adults only section for our kid-free friends (I'm hoping this exists!). I'm also trying to decide whether to use a travel agent or not, as the number of resorts out there feel overwhelming. I'm excited to start searching and learning as I've heard this site is extremely informative. Thanks for having me!

Hi TealMarie,

 

Welcome to the community and congrats on your upcoming ceremony!!!

 

You'll find plenty of great All Inclusive options in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera Area. Need some help deciding, check out this Article:

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/a/del-sol-photography-slideshows-riviera-maya

 

Here are a couple of our favorites:

 

Playacar Palace. Within walking distance from the heart on Playa del Carmen, this property is set in a privileged location!

 

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Now Sapphire. Gorgeous beach and amazing terrace for cool outdoor receptions :)

 

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Happy Planning!!

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Originally Posted by TealMarie View Post

 

Hi Everyone, I'm new to the site after hearing about it from friends. FI and I got engaged just a few weeks ago and we are really excited to marry each other. The only thing we've decided on is a destination wedding as our people are spread out throughout Canada and it will be in Oct or Nov of 2013. We're looking for somewhere warm (Mexico, Carribbean, Central America?), affordable for the guests and as we're inviting kids, an all inclusive resort that has a family section and an adults only section for our kid-free friends (I'm hoping this exists!). I'm also trying to decide whether to use a travel agent or not, as the number of resorts out there feel overwhelming. I'm excited to start searching and learning as I've heard this site is extremely informative. Thanks for having me!

 

Get a travel agent!! We weren't going to at first, but it's the best decision we've made. And use this website, it/all the women are such a great resource to have. PM me if I can help at all!

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Originally Posted by TealMarie View Post

 

Hi Everyone, I'm new to the site after hearing about it from friends. FI and I got engaged just a few weeks ago and we are really excited to marry each other. The only thing we've decided on is a destination wedding as our people are spread out throughout Canada and it will be in Oct or Nov of 2013. We're looking for somewhere warm (Mexico, Carribbean, Central America?), affordable for the guests and as we're inviting kids, an all inclusive resort that has a family section and an adults only section for our kid-free friends (I'm hoping this exists!). I'm also trying to decide whether to use a travel agent or not, as the number of resorts out there feel overwhelming. I'm excited to start searching and learning as I've heard this site is extremely informative. Thanks for having me!

Congratulations and welcome to the forum

 

This is a page on this forum I think you may like to join in on

 

Post Your Wedding Date http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/9132/post-your-wedding-date/610#post_1843437 its good to see any other brides that will be at the hotel / area the same time as you

 

If you book the Bahia Principe this is a great page too   Gran Bahia Principe Akumal/Tulum/Coba - POST HERE! http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/786/gran-bahia-principe-akumal-tulum-coba-post-here/6470

 

Good luck with your planning

 

Kirstin x

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Welcome and Congratulations! Planning early gives you plenty of time to find exactly what you're looking for! Enjoy the forum and feel free to ask and share away! Check out CHOOSING A RESORT on our website for a little FAQs sheet regarding the selection process. Hope it helps! ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/176520/width/650/height/1300[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/176517/width/650/height/1300[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/176513/width/650/height/1300[/img] Happy Planning! Sofia Lori's Office Assistant

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Thanks for all the suggestions and help! I have started talking to a travel agent, as the options are just so overwhelming. It's great to have a website like this where you can read about real brides experiences - so helpful. I'll be sure to check out the reviews and individual forums for the resorts we're interested in.

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Congrats TealMarie!!!

 

I would also suggest a travel agent. You can sometimes get some great perks, such as every __ person free, and best of all you don't have to be the travel planner for all your guests! When we were looking at whether to use a TA or not I talked to a couple companies directly to see how getting a group rate would work. Some only give group rates for the rooms and I know westjetvacations makes you call for every guest question or payment, etc!!! That was a big deal breaker since I did not want to have to get on the horn to the travel company every time a guest wanted to know something or wanted to put a payment down.

 

As for resorts, I'm not too sure what other resorts have both an adults only and a kids section, but we are also getting married at the bahia principe akumal resort and they have 4 resorts on one property, including one that is adults only (Sian ka'an) but it is a little ways inland on the other side of the highway... still connected to the rest of the resort though. I think a lot of the resorts offer some sort of adults section now though, with an adults only pool, etc.

 

Good luck with choosing your resort!! cheesy.gif

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