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#1 npenney4188

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    Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:20 AM

    Hello, similar to another post I saw here. I too am not formally engaged but have the ring! Whoot whoot. We have looked at a couple of options and financially, a destination wedding makes sense. I am very overwhelmed of where I would start to even look etc and it seems all the webinars are done for 2013. I suppose it's just a matter of reading other threads and waiting until 2014 webinars. My important elements would be the food, liquor, music, venue ( love vintage etc) being affordable for friends and family to come. As this is where I am torn, the obvious downside to destination is asking people to travel but also spend more to get there. I don't know a lot about how rates work for guests etc... Great places with the best bang for your buck, without sacrificing the quality... Is what I'm hoping to get from this. Thanks in advance, Natasha

    #2 TiarraBeautyJ

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    • Wedding Date:February 14, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Isla Mujeres
    • LocationWisconsin

    Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:24 AM



    My advice would be for you to contact a Travel Agent they are very helpful with suggesting resorts as well as recommending something that fits in your budget. Mexico is generally a budget friendly option depending on the resort you choose. Well good luck and happy planning I know you will find something best for you.





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    #3 loquaciouspunky

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    • Wedding Date:May 26, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Jewel-Runaway Bay Jamaica
    • LocationNC

    Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:29 AM

    Also, tell your guests now that you are considering a destination wedding. That way they can start to save!

    #4 TammyWright


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    Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

    Welcome to BDW!


    A good place to start is to read the destination wedding reviews.  You can read about food quality, see pictures, etc.


    Like @TiarraBeatyJ said, You might want to try one of the BDW Travel Agents.  We Specialize in Destination weddings.  You can contact us HERE!


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    #5 jareese425

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      Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:15 AM

      @loquaciouspunky Great advice! I'm about a year and a half out and have already shared our website with some basic travel plans. My guests have been very thankful for the heads up! 

      #6 ylan9383

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      • Wedding Date:November 13, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Playacar Palace, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
      • LocationChicago

      Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:20 AM

      congrats to you both, Jareese24!

      #7 amarie4713

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      • Wedding Date:November 21, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Now Jade Riviera Cancun
      • LocationRiviera Maya, Mexico

      Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

      Congrats!! Good luck in the planning process! There are so many newbies on since the holidays. It's so exciting. 

      Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

      Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447

      #8 megthomson

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      • Wedding Date:December 5, 2014
      • Wedding Location:The Beach!
      • LocationBoston, MA

      Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

      Congrats and happy planning!  Definately check out a travel agent.  The sooner that you book something (without even have to plan, just get a place and date) the earlier you can send out STDs and have guests start saving!

      #9 amarie4713

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      • Wedding Date:November 21, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Now Jade Riviera Cancun
      • LocationRiviera Maya, Mexico

      Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:17 AM

      If you're worried about your guests, as I was, i would agree with @megthomson because you can get STD out as soon as you book.  I also included a short letter with mine letting people know of the estimated costs but they could request their own quotes from our travel agent! 


      We are getting married at the Now Jade resort in riviera cancun because it was the best we could find for the money we wanted our guests to spend.  Our budget was a little higher than what i thought theirs would be and the NOW Jade accommodated both of these and they offer great wedding packages. @npenney4188 just somethings for you to consider! 

      Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

      Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447

      #10 kbride2014

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        • LocationRiviera Maya, Mexico

        Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:10 AM

        I agree, a travel agent in your area should be able to help with this!



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