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#1 Mangosong

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

Hi, I'm new! Thought I would introduce myself.


I'm a little hesitate to be here, be planning without the ring (yet), but I was told to get on it (by the man, BFFs, etc.) so here I am!


Anyway, we are set on a DW, so right now I'm currently trying to narrow down locations between (in order):

- Aruba (came highly recommended from a good friend)

- Barbados (His number one pick).

- St. Lucia (also recommended from a friend)


- Antigua (don't know anything about, and new to the list as of last night)

- St. Maarten (also got added last night, and don't know anything)


We're looking for an all inclusive (pretty much the most important thing to us), but not crazy expensive.

He says the ceremony must be in english. Documents being translated are okay, but the ceremony has to be in english. Not sure if he wants a legal or just symbolic ceremony, I don't care. Also, a non religious ceremony, as I'm not christian.


Anyway, thanks for reading, and any help I can get is more than welcome as I kind of don't know what I'm doing.




#2 Tiffany1221

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

Hey @Mangosong I think even though you don't have a ring this is a great website to see if destination wedding is what you really want. There is a bunch of awesome stuff here (even for noobs). Unfortunately I can't help you with your place of interest since I decided to get married in Jamaica! But I'd check around on the internet and see what appeals to you most. Go from there. It's a beautiful, frustrating, process!!


Have fun!

The Future Mrs. Santos 

#3 Lia33

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:48 AM

Hey @Mangosong! If you decide to make it a legal ceremony - look into what the requirements are for the country you choose - this may help elimination process. Research some resorts in a couple of the locations your interested in! Maybe once you see some resorts you love that meet your needs, may help you decide on a location!

Ruling out some locations before you start looking may make looking at resorts less overwhelming (there's still many to choose from once you decide your destination!).

I'm still in the early stages of planning and will be getting married in Mexico so I cant help with your options. Best of luck!

Edited by Lia33, 15 August 2014 - 07:49 AM.

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    Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

    Welcome to our forum community, Mangosong!!! you'll find it's a great resource of info, ideas and helpful destination wedding planning support - so well done, you're already off to a great start :)


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    #5 Mangosong

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    Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:57 AM

    Thank you ladies!
    After careful research (I'm a planner, and have 4 friends assisting) we eliminated each of the islands until we came to the list above. After doing some more research today, it looks like st. Marrten will be out as well.

    @Moments That Matter after looking into it, Mexico is 100% out for a number of reasons. DR was my first pick until we found out the ceremony has to be in Spanish and he nixed it.

    Edited by Mangosong, 15 August 2014 - 10:58 AM.

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