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Hey everyone!! My fiancé and I have started researching/planning our wedding in early may 2014 :). We want to do something different, give our guests a holiday and keep it affordable all at the same time. So we're torn between a standard Mexico destination wedding or a low key backyard wedding at a vacation house rental inthe Phoenix area. Has anyone planned to been to a destination wedding in Phoenix? There's no forums on here for that area. Ideas or thoughts would be great!

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Hi! 

 

I don't have any specific advise for you about Phoenix, but we debated between a destination wedding in Mexico or one in FL (where my family is). Hare are some ideas to weigh the pros and cons of each location: 

 

1. Price flights for the time of year that you are planning your wedding - look at round trip tickets from the airport(s) where most of your guests would be traveling from to both destinations. How do those compare? For our guests, airfare jumped and was much higher for Mexico AFTER we booked the wedding. Still, our friends and family made it a priority to be there for us (and we are so thankful they did!)

 

2. Price hotels/resorts/vacation rentals in both locations - what priorities do you have in selecting a destination and setting the price? How long do you want to stay/have your guests stay? 

 

3. Would you & your (then) husband travel somewhere else for a honeymoon? Add that cost into the consideration too. (for us, we didn't want to fly to one location to get married, then pack up, hop on another plane and go somewhere else, so we did an all-in-one wedding-moon). 

 

4. Compare all-inclusive vs. a vacation rental - what I found when we were planning our wedding was that the all-inclusive was much easier for our guests than doing a hotel in the US. This came down to the fact that they didn't have to go find restaurants or bars in FL (or AZ in your case), they didn't have to rent a car, and the appeal of Mexico was higher than FL. 

 

I hope those ideas are helpful, best of luck with all of the planning!! 

 

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Hey everyone!! My fiancé and I have started researching/planning our wedding in early may 2014 :). We want to do something different, give our guests a holiday and keep it affordable all at the same time. So we're torn between a standard Mexico destination wedding or a low key backyard wedding at a vacation house rental inthe Phoenix area. Has anyone planned to been to a destination wedding in Phoenix? There's no forums on here for that area. Ideas or thoughts would be great!

 

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Hello Jsappy!

have you ever thought about Riviera Maya! Its lovely white beaches, great weather, friendly people and stunning sunsets are just the perfect spot for a romantic unforgettable wedding! to learn more about Riviera Maya visit www.rivieramaya.com

Happy planning!!!

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