After some persuasion from recent brides (cough ChelseaCat802), I am posting my LONG overdue planning thread!
I was married last year- November 23, 2012 and could not have done everything I did for my wedding without this website! I had been a member of the website almost a year prior to getting engaged as I knew it was coming at some point and I am quite a planner and need to be prepared. I like to think that I did a really good job budgeting for our wedding and took full advantage of the free perks that Palace resorts offers. With my fianc© just graduating Law school and having to start paying his student loans and buying a new house in Oct 2012- we could not afford to go all out and pay thousands of dollars for lounge furniture and mariachi bands and all those extras. I kept my head on straight and only bought what was necessary and splurged on the few things I really wanted. In the end I do not regret a single thing- getting married in Mexico was the BEST decision we ever made- our group of 41 people had the time of their lives and we are returning back to Moon Palace for our 1 year anniversary in 2 months! We did not get any â€œhoneymoonâ€ time as we stayed 7 nights with our families and the majority of our friends stayed 5 nights. So I think our anniversary trip alone is well deserved- or at least that is what I tell my husband!
We got engaged on Christmas Day 2011 after dating 7 ½ years! After the holidays and my fianc©s birthday I started kicking it into high gear and picking a date for our wedding. We met with a local travel agent and set our date by the end of January 2012. I already knew I wanted to get married at Sun Palace and have us and our guests stay at Moon Palace because my fianc© had been to Moon and loved it and with our group of 41 people I knew that Moon would be fun for everyone and people could sneak away from the group if they wanted and make it their own vacation. I did not want my wedding at Moon Palace because I wanted the beautiful blue water that the â€œhotel zoneâ€ offers and I also didnâ€™t want to share my wedding with other brides that day so that is why I went with my wedding at Sun.