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#1 Carlicardenas

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:09 AM

I recently got engaged and I just started my search. So far we have decided that the 2 best places to have our wedding would be Mexico or Dominican Republic. How did you guys decide on the place? I am basing my decision on proximity and $$ plane tickets (from Charlotte NC) Its so hard because I know everyone wants the perfect wedding so I am torn on this decision. I am having a catholic wedding so i am finding Mexico to have the most chapels in resorts? Any suggestions?

#2 JenniferM

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    Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

    We chose Mexico for a few reasons:

     

    Cheaper plane tickets

    My family had been to DR and Mexico and always enjoyed the food in Mexico more

    His extended family loves Mexico

    Lots of AI options

    Lots of things to do offsite of the AI

    Second largest barrier reef in the world

    Riviera Maya is considered very safe

    Mayan ruins (one of the seven wonders of the world)

     

    In the end I think it all goes to personal preference. We were looking for lots of excursions and things to do outside of the resort while still being able to stay at the resort and have a good time if we wanted to. From what I read Mexico is great for this whereas the DR doesn't offer as much offsite but offers quite a bit (maybe even at a lesser price) at the resort.

     

    Hope this helps!

     

     

     

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    I recently got engaged and I just started my search. So far we have decided that the 2 best places to have our wedding would be Mexico or Dominican Republic. How did you guys decide on the place? I am basing my decision on proximity and $$ plane tickets (from Charlotte NC)
    Its so hard because I know everyone wants the perfect wedding so I am torn on this decision. I am having a catholic wedding so i am finding Mexico to have the most chapels in resorts? Any suggestions?


    #3 Carlicardenas

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    Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

    Than you Jennifer!!

    #4 Carlicardenas

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    Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

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    we are leaning more towards mexico- so much that we are visiting december/jan... did you already set for el Dorado Royale? i hear they have a very nice chapel.. it may be one of our options even though i also liked the moon palace and gran caribe royal. did you look into that too?

    #5 AllieH

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    Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

    Hi Carli - EDR does have a really nice chapel. the photo below shows a quick shot of the chapel. it's an incredible resort too. We were married there last year, and are going back in a few weeks to celebrate our anniversary.

     

    Check out the links in my signature for more info on EDR. I'd be happy to answer any questions about the resort that I can!

     



    we are leaning more towards mexico- so much that we are visiting december/jan... did you already set for el Dorado Royale? i hear they have a very nice chapel.. it may be one of our options even though i also liked the moon palace and gran caribe royal. did you look into that too?


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #6 JenniferM

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      Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:21 PM

      We have set our date at El Dorado Royale 4/19/2014 hooray! I thought about the Moon Palace and they have some great incentives for larger parties but really didn't like their beach it's ugly and people said it smelled. Since I wanted a beach wedding this was really important. I think Gran Caribe was more expensive and closer to Cancun than we wanted. It looks pretty awesome though 

       

       

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      we are leaning more towards mexico- so much that we are visiting december/jan... did you already set for el Dorado Royale? i hear they have a very nice chapel.. it may be one of our options even though i also liked the moon palace and gran caribe royal. did you look into that too?


      #7 babystace1985

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        Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

        Ditto to what @JenniferM said : )
        Those who matter don't mind. Those who mind don't matter. -Dr. Seuss




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