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#11 nikkicraig10

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  • Wedding Date:May 26, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Grand Sunset Princess
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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:57 AM

I was at this stage recently as we got engaged on Mar 2, 2014. First step is to make an appointment with a TA and start looking at resorts! For us narrowing down a resort, in our price range, was the hardest part, and took us a good month of back and forths, checking into this and that, etc. TA's might have trouble getting Nov 2015 pricing (as I was booking 14 months in advance, and sometimes it was hard to get them), but you might be able to get an idea of projected prices, and narrow down resorts. Not only do you need to pick a resort based on per person price, but you also need to check out the websites and contact the wedding coordinators to make sure the vision you have is even possible, and within their wedding packages. (And affordable!).

 

It was a difficult process honestly, because you don't really know how many guests you'll have, (to meet certain minimums and maximums on venues) but if you do as much research as you can with approximate numbers you will be fine.

 

The resort is definitely first priority. Then you can start nailing down the other details and sending out invites. Getting the initial invites out as far in as advance as possible was key for us, to allow our guests the opportunity to save.

 

Happy hunting! :)



#12 jayejayelynn

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 01:48 PM

we started looking at resorts and packages first..



#13 Nybride525

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  • Wedding Date:May 1, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Riviera Maya
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Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

I went to our travel agent for suggestions and he gave me a list of resorts. I then started contacting the Wc for availability....I ended up having to change my date to get the resort I wanted. We have the date reserved but did not book rooms yet bc no specials are out yet and I am hoping they will offer kids free as our stay will be 4000 without but 6000 with them and obviously they are coming. This is for 14 days resort stay only so airfare will be additional but isn't even available yet...so really your first step is finding a resort you love whether it be from word of mouth, internet searching, or narrowing it down from travel agent

Jamie


#14 keezy

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  • Wedding Date:October 20, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Punta Cana
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Posted 03 June 2014 - 10:48 PM

We researched resorts and packages and then contacted a travel agent.



#15 Chrysta

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  • Wedding Location:NOW Sapphire - Cancun
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:49 AM

Happy Engagement!

 

I would start with a TA. They can give you location ideas after hearing what your vision looks like. Ours was able to provide everyone's packages, prices and pictures and reviews so we had a good starting point. I change my mind constantly and she was so patient with me and helped me with all of my questions.

 

Good luck and congrats!



#16 Tatimrivera

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  • Wedding Date:October 10, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Iberostar Rose Hall Suites
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:34 PM

First step is definitely try to narrow down a location and do much research. Good luck and congratulations :)
Good Luck :)




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