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#1 MelV521

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

Hello, 

 

My name is Melissa, and I'm excited to be a part of the BDW community.

 

My fiancé and I have been engaged for 7 months now, and we just started to get into our planning. We visited Mexico this past December and after visiting a few hotels, we've decided on either Azul Fives or Grand Velas Riviera Maya for a wedding May of 201. 

 

We realize these are two very different hotels, price points and experiences overall, but we love them both. We've received contracts from both and find the process a bit overwhelming. If anyone has any advice regarding negotiations or recommendations on the properties, your point of view would be greatly appreciated.

 

Lastly, since we live in Chicago,we're also considering engaging a wedding planner. Does anyone have any recommendations.

 

Congrats to everyone and I appreciate your help,

Melissa



#2 TammyWright

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

welcome to Best Destination Wedding.  Grand Velas is an amazing resort...great choice!


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#3 Lilgabri03

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

Hi! I live in Chicago too and I am planning a destination wedding in 2015. You need to start with a travel agency that specializes in destination weddings. I have contacts if you need them



#4 girlinthecity97

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:56 AM

@MelV521 - CONGRATS!!! i love your wedding date - it's my birthday so i know your will undoubtedly be fab & amazing. :P jokes aside, i agree with @Lilgabri03.  two friends had destination weddings and highly recommend hiring a TA that specialize in destination weddings. their ta's were able to help them negotiate, understand, and advocate on their behalf when situations arose between the resort and parent company they were initially working through (e.g., actual package items at the resort differed greatly from what they were told by the parent team etc...).  


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#5 dreamweddings

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    Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:55 PM

    Hello, 

     

    My name is Melissa, and I'm excited to be a part of the BDW community.

     

    My fiancé and I have been engaged for 7 months now, and we just started to get into our planning. We visited Mexico this past December and after visiting a few hotels, we've decided on either Azul Fives or Grand Velas Riviera Maya for a wedding May of 201. 

     

    We realize these are two very different hotels, price points and experiences overall, but we love them both. We've received contracts from both and find the process a bit overwhelming. If anyone has any advice regarding negotiations or recommendations on the properties, your point of view would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Lastly, since we live in Chicago,we're also considering engaging a wedding planner. Does anyone have any recommendations.

     

    Congrats to everyone and I appreciate your help,

    Melissa

    Cograts Melissa, and  Grand Velas is a beautiful hotel, I would advise you to check the TA we have on this forum they will sure help a lot.


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    #6 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:41 PM

      Welcome to the forum, Melissa, and Congrats on your upcoming wedding in our incomparable Mayan Riviera!!! To choose the right wedding coordinator for your needs, you may find these reviews helpful....Wedding Coordinator Reviews

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      #7 CurlyKristen

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      Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:31 PM

      Good afternoon! We just got engaged Dec 22nd and I have already picked a date! January 31, 2015. I am torn between Now Sapphire, Dreams Rivera Cancun, and Azul Beach Resort. We will probably only have 20-25 guests to our wedding, so it will be small. Does anyone have any pros and cons to these resorts?



      #8 girlinthecity97

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      Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:52 PM

      @CurlyKristen - congrats & welcome! :)  I don't know much about Now Sapphire but am heading down to Azul Beach this weekend. I'll share info etc... when I get back if you like. 


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      #9 nurselaura

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        Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

        Congrats!  Happy Planning!



        #10 CurlyKristen

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        Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:20 AM

        @ girlinthecity97- Yes please keep me up to date on how your trip goes. I would love to hear how you like Azul Beach Resort!







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