I always thought planning a destination wedding would be so much more easy than planning a traditional wedding, but I think that there are different challenges to each. At first I thought that picking a date was going to be my biggest challenge because we wanted something that would be convenient for everyone, but realized that there is no perfect date. We are still trying to pick something we think would be convenient and we're okay if people aren't able to make it.
I'm having a hard time picking a resort to have my wedding at. Initially I wanted the Melia Cayo Santa Maria because I had been there before and loved it. My fiance's sister went there for a wedding earlier this month and said that the wedding was not good and the resort had definitely gone downhill. She supports whatever we want, but was warning us. Upon hearing this I started looking into other resorts. Right now I'm looking at the Iberostar Laguna Azul and the Iberostar Varadero. I was also looking at some of the Paridisus resorts in Varadero as well although they may be a bit out of our price range. My fiance and I just started working full-time so we don't want to take any time off to visit any of these resorts and we would rather save our money for the wedding than travel right now.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has gone though something similar when trying to narrow down a venue?