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#1 MissMarissa

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    Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:39 PM

    Hello BDW Forum Folks!


    I've been taking advice and reading reviews in stealth on here for months, as I prepare for my October 2014 wedding at the Hilton Los Cabos, and I felt it was time to give back to the community, and also become more active in asking questions.  I also want to be able to share my own experiences now and afterwards to pay it forward with all future brides who are struggling with the same questions I struggled with.


    Beyond introducing myself, I'm also wondering what the most unexpected stressor or cause of frustration was for any destination brides out there.


    One thing I've been concerned about is keeping in communication with everyone when we're all down there.  (I was thinking WhatsApp, but the resort charges a daily fee that I'm not sure everyone will be willing to pay, and thus will prevent us from being able to communicate with everyone effectively).  Maybe this will end up to be a problem, or maybe it will be a major issue.  Either way, would love to hear other experiences with this.

    #2 rvalenka

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    • Wedding Date:October 19, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Secrets Maroma Beach
    • LocationLexington, Kentucky, United States

    Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:20 PM

    Welcome!! I'm getting marrow in October in Mexico too! I'll be on the other side though! Happy Planning!

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    #3 keezy

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    • Wedding Date:October 20, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Punta Cana
    • LocationToronto, Canada

    Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:08 PM

    I'm a October bride as well, Punta Cana! Was just hoping word of mouth as a form of communication.

    #4 marinah84

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    • Wedding Date:March 14, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Crown Paradise Club Cancun
    • LocationOklahoma

    Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:30 AM



    I'm also interested in what others have to say about communication!  We're planning on including a schedule in the OOT bags, and will pass around room numbers at the rehearsal dinner.  I don't know the wifi situation, so I don't know if we'll be able to email/etc.  I know my phone will be off personally :)

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    #5 tarynh86

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    • Wedding Date:April 1, 2015
    • Wedding Location:dreams punta cana
    • Locationontario Canada

    Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:57 PM

    Good thinking - I forgot to see if my hotel has wifi

    #6 Chrysta

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    • Wedding Date:January 10, 2015
    • Wedding Location:NOW Sapphire - Cancun
    • LocationSan Diego

    Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:04 AM

    We are putting contact numbers on our schedules that will be passed out in our OOT bags. The MOH and MOG will be anyones contact while at the resort. Other than that we aren't worried about it =0)


    Good luck and congrats on your upcoming wedding!

    #7 Tatimrivera

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    • Wedding Date:October 10, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Iberostar Rose Hall Suites
    • LocationEither lobby or lazy river

    Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:43 PM

    Congratulations. I also am getting married this October 2014 in Jamaica. So far my unexpected stressor is the lack of RSVP cards sent back (although I have a round about of ppl attending).
    I will be including our itinerary in each guest room with the wedding favor so that everyone knows what is going on (especially on the big day). Good Luck :)
    Good Luck :)

    #8 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:21 PM

      Welcome to the forum, MissMarissa, and Congrats on your upcoming Los Cabos wedding in Oct !!! we've found that one of the easiest ways to communicate in Mexico is via skype. I hope you find all the answers you're looking for from the wide variety of resources here.....all the best with your plans - cheers!





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      #9 MissMarissa

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        Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:16 PM

        Thanks for all the welcome and well wishes all!  And to my other October Mexico brides, congratulations as well!!!

        #10 jennifernoel1

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        • Wedding Date:October 23, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Montego Bay
        • LocationFort Lauderdale Florida

        Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

        Congrats and welcome to the forum.


        All of the brides that I have communicated with are very nice and informative.


        You'll find almost everything you need from this site.


        Happy Planning

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