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#11 dreamweddings



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    Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

    Originally Posted by TinkerSofi 

    Hi everyone! I'm Sofia, I live in Calgary and after 5 years of dating I got engaged last Saturday . I have tons of time to plan my wedding, about 2 years, but i decided to start looking around and choosing things that I would like. Unlike many, I didn't have half my wedding planned before the engagement and I'm feeling totally lost.


    Here's what we do know that we want: 

    • We want a destination wedding in Mexico, either Mayan Riviera or Cabo. 
    • I want a hotel that will let me have a private reception for a few hours and that we can put music. I will not compromise the dancing 
    • We would like to have a cake made outside of the hotel. We're both Latin American and we know for sure they make better cakes than just icing. 


    and...that's it! haha. So, I need your help. 


    • How do you even start to narrow down hotels? We're thinking of visiting Mexico in the summer and checking out some of our selections in person to make a final decision, but the list needs to be pretty small. 
    • Do any hotels offer a buffet option for the reception? The fiance would really like a buffet so we want to look into that option if it exists.
    • What do you look for in a photographer? 
    • Did you find that a lot of people decided not to go because of the cost? 


    I think those are the main questions that are just eating at my soul right now. 


    thanks in advance! 


    Welcome to the forum TinkerSofi and Congrats on your Destination wedding,


    As a wedding planner here in the Riviera Maya, i would advise you on the following when it comes to resort:

    By asking yourself what your expectations are for your ideal resort such as:


    -are you looking for an all inclusive?

    -must is it be a family friendly or adults only?

     -is beach more important to you?

    For Example "HACIENDA TRES RIOS" is super flexible in many things; they offer buffet,  they do not charge you any fees for bringing in outside vendors (which is a big plus) and also the resorts has beautiful grounds !!! You can have either a reception at the beach, at a cenote,  by the pool, ....


    Feel free to ask as anything and we will be happy to help

    you can send us an email to: weddingsinplayadelcarmen@gmail.com


    Happy Research and Planning !!



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    #12 MelB2012

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      Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:11 AM

      Congrats and Welcome! Go to a travel agent and ask for some of their destination books. You have time to browse...

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