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#71 acw271011

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 01:59 PM

Sorry to hear your trip wasn't as productive as you'd hoped. In spite of everything, Mexico is still a wonderful place with excellent resorts. We've stayed in a couple of them, and there are definitely good reports here by past brides. But it definitely depends on what you want and don't want.

 

There is always Jamaica but you'll find your price points are different compared to Mexico. We had a wonderful wedding in Jamaica 4 years ago and loved it. I work with a girl that got married last November and did Sandals for her wedding in Negril. She's a bit over the top but her wedding cost her $40,000. I just about fainted when she told me. Her photographer alone was nearly $6,000 (Toronto one and she paid for his trip too). I still think you can do a wedding in Jamaica for fairly reasonable, again depending on what you want, so it might be worth a look.

 

Good luck!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

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

 

 

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#72 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 21 June 2015 - 02:21 PM

    I wanted to share the information I learned about the seaweed in it's own post, here's the link to the thread:

     

    http://www.bestdesti...eed-phenomenon/


    Honestly, I'm thinking we're going to end up at Grand Sirenis.  I'll keep you guys posted.


    My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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    #73 calgarybride2015

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    • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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    Posted 21 June 2015 - 03:49 PM

    Holy seaweed batman!!! Wasn't like that in January but like you said could have been worse due to the tropical storm.
    Sorry your trip wasn't as great as it could have been but I hope it helped some!!


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    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

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    #74 acw271011

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    Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:11 PM

    Wow - that's incredible! I knew it was bad but those pics put a whole different perspective on it. We're travelling in October so I hope its improved by then!


    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

     

     

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

     

     

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    #75 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 22 June 2015 - 12:40 PM

    Aw it does suck that things didn't go as well as planned. We also kind of wasted a trip down there and it truly sucks. We had a similar experience with tons of rain during one of our trips, and we did the same, ended up swimming in the rain haha :) 

     

    I hope the seaweed is not as bad in August, we're running out of time for our wedding. I guess I'll have to channel my inner mermaid and become one with the seaweed, because there's no way I'd stay at the pool for 7 days. I'd go nuts! I always love the beach :) 



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    #76 vancouverpetunia

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    Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:46 PM

    If it's any consolation, I've been to the area during monsoon rain, which is not the greatest. It wasn't a wedding-related trip but still makes you feel a bit ripped off on the vacation front. We also recently were there for vacation and planned a site visit at our resort. I was so sick during that visit - bronchitis and pink eye, and then shortly thereafter developed a sinus infection. Hope the FI's taste buds were functioning for the lengthy menu tasting that we did, since mine were certainly not


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    At least swimming in the rain is really fun and cuts down on the crowds at the pools


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    #77 JoannaBanana

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      Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:08 PM

      I got an unbeatable quote for Grand Sirenis. No matter our selection I think we're closing in on a choice.

      My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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      #78 TinkerSofi

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      Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:14 PM

      I got an unbeatable quote for Grand Sirenis. No matter our selection I think we're closing in on a choice.


      How much if you don't mind me being nosy??


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      #79 JoannaBanana

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        Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:16 PM

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        My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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        #80 yycbride2016

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        Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:16 AM

        @JoannaBanana that's so good. I feel like we booked the Sirenis at a bad time especially considering how cheap @calgarybride2015's package was. Mine is still around the $2000 mark and I wish it was lower since we wanted more friends to come but they can't afford it.


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