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#1 JanelleAdams

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    Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:33 PM

    Hi all!! I'm new here and am needing all the help and advice I can get. I feel like this was supposed to be easier than a traditional wedding but now I'm not so sure. When we decided to go ahead and plan a beach wedding I had all these fabulous ideas and because of costs I feel like everything I wanted isn't going to be possible. I understand compromise but yeesh I feel every detail I'm having to compromise on :(

    My dream wedding is on a picturesque beach just before sundown, a lovely spa like resort, with lush grounds and gardens with a fun staff and atmosphere.

    We are traveling with all ages so a family friendly resort is a must. My daughters love swimming in the ocean so a nice calm beach is a MUST as they prefer that over a pool and so do I. The resorts I've fallen in love with are way above our price limit, we want guests to come hahaha.

    If anyone reading this can guide me in any way I'd really appreciate it as I'm more confused now than ever :(

    #2 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:40 PM

    Welcome and congrats. I'm partial to the resort I just married at hehe. Maybe check it out - grand sirenis riviera maya or Mayan beach. It's decent for price and it also has very reasonably priced wedding packages and extras Good luck!

    Oops maybe you are looking at the DR!


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    Edited by calgarybride2015, 15 March 2015 - 04:43 PM.

    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

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

     

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    #3 JanelleAdams

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      Posted 15 March 2015 - 05:11 PM

      I will thank you :) I live in Olds so close to Calgary do you have a travel agent you used whom was able to help you out?

      #4 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 15 March 2015 - 05:21 PM

      I will thank you :) I live in Olds so close to Calgary do you have a travel agent you used whom was able to help you out?

      I do. She's in BC. I contacted so many and went into so many offices and she was the only one who helped! :) I can send you her info thru PM.


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      -Kim

      Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

       

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

       

      Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

       

      Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

       

       


      #5 JanelleAdams

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        Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:10 PM

        I have not set on a specific location as of yet, my parents are going to Punta Cana to scope things out for me but I'm still stuck on Cancun and the Mayan.

        #6 pjay

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        • Wedding Date:December 15, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Beach Palace
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        Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:20 PM

        Congrats and welcome! Planning a destination wedding is a lot harder than we all expect.. that's for sure, but it get's easier once you pick the resort :) It's always super confusing when you have so many options and haven't decided where to book. This forum is really awesome and will help you a lot with your planning. The ladies here are really supportive!


         

        My planning thread :
        http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1885631

         



         


        #7 Moments That Matter

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          Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

          Welcome to the forum JanelleAdams, and congrats on your upcoming destination wedding!!!

           

          Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few visuals showing the beauty of our Mexican Mayan Riviera - to show you what backdrops they'd make for your wedding photos.....enjoy!

           

          This example from our recent Moon Palace Wedding Album:

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          ...or this one from a recent cenote Jungle Trash The Dress Session:

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          ....and here's one Linc captured at Secrets Silversand Wedding Album:

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          Happy research and all the best with your plans, cheers! team MTM :)


          Edited by Moments That Matter, 16 March 2015 - 12:41 PM.

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          #8 KatieMcBride

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          • Wedding Date:April 15, 2016
          • Wedding Location:Riu Caribe, Cancun

          Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:30 PM

          Riu Caribe or Riu Cancun are both priced very decently and have great wedding pacakges.



          #9 JamaicaNicole

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          Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:10 AM

          I have had the same thing happen to me the package price seemed so low and included so much, but it is easy to get out of hand with add-ons. I have gotten great tips on here on cutting corners by bringing things your self such as chair sashes and just remember you don't have to go to crazy on decorations barbecue your destination will be beautiful all on its own! 



          #10 JanelleAdams

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            Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:00 AM

            So looks like I'm leaning towards Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus!! Beach looks perfect and the reviews are great so just waiting to get a price quote, Fingers crossed it's in our budget.







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