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#11 Khryniw14

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

Wow! Thank you so much for all the advise. You all are proving already how much support someone can get with this forum. Such a fantastic idea. It helps take some stress away.

 

I know a couple of friends who used a travel agent that focuses on destination weddings and loved her so I think I will start there.

 

We think we know the date now.... May 14, 2014. Based on what I have been reading and hearing May is a month that is outside hurricane/rainy season, the expensive season and is overall a fairly consistent month and reasonably priced. Does this sound accurate?

 

Can't wait to learn more :)



#12 kmk2016

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

Wow! Thank you so much for all the advise. You all are proving already how much support someone can get with this forum. Such a fantastic idea. It helps take some stress away.

I know a couple of friends who used a travel agent that focuses on destination weddings and loved her so I think I will start there.

We think we know the date now.... May 14, 2014. Based on what I have been reading and hearing May is a month that is outside hurricane/rainy season, the expensive season and is overall a fairly consistent month and reasonably priced. Does this sound accurate?

Can't wait to learn more :)

If you are wanting a specific date in May (2015?- you wrote 2014 but im guessing that was a typo) I would sort out your wish list, work with your TA and book ASAP. May is one of the busiest months for weddings (for the reasons you mentioned) and many resorts may only do 1 or 2 weddings a day. Believe it or not, many may already be solidly booked for your date so the quicker you can select a resort the better.


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#13 acw271011

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:24 AM

@kmk2016 is absolutely right! When we were booking for our wedding in Jamaica, we were told that April and May are the busiest months of the year for resort weddings. I would guess that Mexico is probably the same, and yes exactly for the reasons you said. I was quite surprised when I was looking for a trip earlier in the year just for a vacation that the rates for May are higher than I was expecting! Definitely try to get some details sorted as soon as you can. You may not be able to actually book a resort until you find one with your date open, or be prepared to be flexible with your date.

 

Good luck!


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http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#14 jennifernoel1

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:30 PM

@awc271011

 

you've answered for all of us. You're right on Point

 

@Khryniw14

Congrats and happy planning

You're In the right place to get all the information you need



#15 Khryniw14

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

oh my! I definitely want it to be afforable for everyone that will be coming. This May thing makes me nervous. I do have a little bit of time... when I said 2014 I really meant 2016! :) silly typo!

 

How far in advance do resorts book up? We are flexible and would even consider other months but don't know if there are any other smart months... We feel silly planning this far in advance but we are such rookies with travelling that we want to get these basics covered.

 

I will update once I have talk to the travel agent!



#16 atennille

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

Congratulations, this site is awesome !


                                                            AnnaTennille & Eric

                                                                 May 16, 2015

                                                           Montego Bay, Jamaica

                                  

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#17 jennifernoel1

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

@Khryniw14 it really just depends on the resort. 

 

Some hotels book really fast even years in advance. 



#18 AYC

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:08 PM

definitely talk to a few travel agents.  I worked with several and then narrowed them down to see which travel agent could lock in the best price and the best group promos!!



#19 maredith

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    Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:46 PM

    Congrats!! Happy planning!

    #20 Dreamteam17

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    Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

    Congrats !! It's all overwhelming in the beginning then once you have dates and check things off you start to feel better.
    We booked a year in advance cause resorts didn't have 2015 prices out yet till then. So the resorts will let you know when they are booking weddings. First thing is finding a resort, what matter to us is the budget for our guests we wanted the most loved ones there as possible so TA helped with that. Then I did my own investigating and looked at wedding packages they offer so I knew that worked for us as well. This site is truly amazing and has everything.

    Anyways it will all come together. As for 150 posts it's easy to get once you start in on the forums and talking with everyone.

    Good luck and happy planning !!!

    55 guests booked plus bride and groom :)





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