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#51 brownsugarbride

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    Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:35 AM



    I really like the chuppah in the first picture.  I'm not sure if it's the light, or the actual fabric (or both) but those colors are FIRE!

    #52 simpsondunn

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      Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:53 PM

      Hi there. I hope I'm not invading the forum. I am a June 2013 bride, but I happened to come across this and saw that people were trying to figure out a location for their destination wedding and I thought I would give you the info I received when I chose mine. First...price. Then flight time, and weather were our major decision making factors. We figured out real quick that Mexico fit all those requirements and then we narrowed it down even easier when we figured out how much more inexpensive cancun was for what your guest would be getting with their travels. If anyone is still trying to narrow down your selection you should check out riu palace peninsula. That is where I will be having my wedding and it is next week so I will try to let you know for sure how it is. I have stayed there as a guest and loved it. I also love that it is modern,beautiful, and kid friendly with a kids facility with trained staff to watch your kids a couple hours out of the day as well. I have a 3 yr old nephew who ABSOLUTELY couldn't miss this vacation. This resort is all-inclusive with ALL drinks and eat free. No exclusions. This resort has 7 amazing restaurants, cafe, swim up bar, spa, etc. we are staying 6 nights, flying non stop from Nashville tn and the entire price per person was 1107.00. We have 43 guest coming and EVERY single person was tickled with the price. We told our travel agent to only collect 950.00 from each person and we took care of the rest. Everyone seems really excited. Anyways, heck it out. Not many pics out though because of it being a rather new hotel (may 2012).

      #53 simpsondunn

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        Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:40 AM

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        #54 brownsugarbride

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          Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

          simpsondunn-Absolutely gorgeous!!!

          #55 simpsondunn

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            Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:20 PM

            Thank you so much. Honestly this was the easiest most perfect way to go for a wedding.

            #56 Edygiselle

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              Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:28 AM

              Originally Posted by simpsondunn 

              simpsondunn - Thanks so much for sharing this! Congrats on your beautiful wedding. You looked amazing!

              #57 lorcas

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                Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:36 AM

                Originally Posted by simpsondunn 


                Love the light up dance floor!

                #58 simpsondunn

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                  Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:58 AM

                  Thank you all. Hope it helped!

                  #59 shmanderz

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                  • Wedding Date:May 10, 2014
                  • Wedding Location:Beach Palace Cancun
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                  Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

                  Hi Ladies!

                  I got engaged in February and my fiance and I have set the date for May 10, 2014 at Beach Palace!  We are from Canada travelling May 7-14th, 2014 and we all booked through a local travel agent.  We are flying down with Sunwing Vacations and have 26 guests who have paid their deposits!  So exciting!

                  Palace Hotels have an amazing wedding department and it has all been so effortless so far.  We are doing the complimentary package with the wedding ceremony on the rooftop Skyterrace and the cocktail hour/reception next to the rooftop pool. 

                  As for color scheme we are doing white, sand and turquoise with pops of tropical flowers (tangerine, pinks, yellows)

                  I sent out e-save the dates in March to all our friends/family which had the basic save the date details with a link to our website. The website had all the information and details on how to book, etc.  When booking with Sunwing Vacations through the tavel agent, my fiance and I only had to put down $200 each to hold a block of rooms/flights for up to 30 people and secured the group price rate.  This hold was good for 60 days which gave our guests lots of time to make their $200 deposits to reserve their spot.  After the 60 days was up we had a pretty good idea who was coming and who was not.  A few stragglers booked after the deposit deadline and were still able to reserve their trip but the group rate had expired so they ended up paying a little bit more, but it all worked out fine.

                  Now that we have our "for sure" guests I am currently putting together a more formal invitation package to send out.  I made my own tropical invites (http://i.imgur.com/47dXF09.jpg) and then bought these adorable candy tins (http://i.imgur.com/ed1V6J0.jpg?1) which i am filling with flip flop shaped candy to include in the envelopes (http://i.imgur.com/HFj5YNp.jpg) along with some more info on a sunset charter boat that we are booking and a panflet on the hotel.  It is going to be a bit of an invite/"thanks for booking" package.  I am going to be hand delivering them due to most of my guests living close by which will save on postage because the packages are a bit big :)



                  Congrats to all the other May 2014 brides!!

                  #60 WayakWedPlanner

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                    Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:52 PM

                    Originally Posted by kat2014 

                    May 31st 2014 at Riu palace Mexico eeeeeekkkkkkkk!

                    30+ guests booked flying from the uk .... Sending out invites this week so could be more!



                    Hi Kat


                    Congrats!!!! I am a weeding planner based at playa del carmen in case do you need any help with the extras as decor, music, fireworks, musica or any other service, let me offer you my services. I could be a pleasure assits you,


                    Best Regards,


                    Wayak Riviera Maya

                    Elena Hernandez

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