Greetings Ladies! What a wonderful resource and much needed as I begin to panic just a bit...
First, I am planning on getting married October or November 2013. I have been late in getting started because we initially wanted to do a local wedding, but because my fiance is from San Antonio, the guest list was just getting out of control. I also loved the idea of someplace in the Carribean or the DR, but I also want many friends and family to be able to attend - thus I am trying to keep the cost down which leaves Mexico.
Out of the locations, I am loving the Riveria Maya, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. I am still having issues choosing a resort and I am overwhelmed with the options. I am working with someone from destination.weddings.com; however, I feel like she might be getting commission from certian resorts because she is definitely pushing in one direction.
Can someone give me some insight? Here are a few of the things that I do know:
1. We are expecting about 60 guests, want to find a location that is not too small (i.e. pricey boutique) but not too large (i.e. > 500 rooms).
2. I don't want my ceremony on the sand - I want a gazebo or terrace overlooking the ocean, with then a cocktail hour on the beach followed by a dinner and dance reception
3. Ideally, all-inclusive for ease for my guests
Thank you to all that can provide some insight! I have been a nervous wreck in trying to find the perfect location and I just can't do it alone!