Decided to post an introductory post! I just got engaged 3 weeks ago and am already in the thick of planning - I'm definitely a type A person with these things! We're hoping to get married in 2014 so we're aiming for a December wedding. Otherwise because I am going back to school next year, we'd have to wait until April and I would rather not wait that long if possible. We've been dating for almost 5 years already, so I would like to have this thing become official already .
I've always wanted a destination wedding, especially after going to wedding after wedding the last few years (I'm at that age where all my friends are getting married!). While it would be nice to have all my friends be able to attend, the thought of all that time, energy and money spent on literally one day is hard for me to swallow. If we were to have a wedding in Toronto, it'd be over 200 people for sure and I've never been comfortable with being the centre of attention.
Luckily my fiance was the one to actually suggest a destination wedding the night we got engaged, and I've been running with it ever since! And the thought of having a week of memories, an amazing time with family and friends, AND our wedding to be in such a beautiful destination seems like a win win situation for me! I also like how we will be surrounded by our closest family and friends, and I'm hoping everyone has an amazing time
Right now we're actively planning a Cancun wedding at the Beach Palace for December. Hoping to lock down our date and group booking this week so I can send out the Save the Dates I already have ready to go . We were originally considering Moon Palace, Dreams Riviera and Azul Sensatori, but ultimately chose Beach Palace because we love the location, the beach is important to us, and Palace seems to have such good perks if we can get enough rooms booked!
This forum has been a godsend since finding it. It has been SO helpful reading about real brides planning their weddings in these places. I am trying to get my post count up to 150 so I can see all of the attachments!