I am new to this forum. We got engaged on the beach in San Felipe during the Baja 1000 race in November 2015. It was so awesome, no one was on the beach with us and it was sunset...perfect! So now...we are in the midst of planning what feels like a lot of overwhelming decisions! We are both really wanting to do a destination in Mexico, but preferably at an all-inclusive resort so that our families can have a cool vacation and keep the cost down for everyone. There are so many venues to choose from and we won't be able to visit many, if any, of them. I'm hoping for some insight as to how to choose the right venue, past experiences with resorts, what helped you make your final decision when choosing a destination venue, etc. Help! We are interested so far in Cancun, Cabo, and Riveria Maya for January 2017.
We are also kicking around the idea of having a wedding in Oregon, where we are both living, but the venues that we are the most interested in, and that would make a trip worthwhile for all of our out of town company, are about 10-15k for everything, for just one day! We have been doing a lot of research and it seems you can have a whole wedding and a couple weeks of vacation for the same price. All of my family (bride) lives in Oregon while my fiancee's family lives in Nashville, San Diego, and Phoenix. Our friends are spread out through the country as well as Australia and New Zealand...so everyone will need to be traveling at some point, so we thought a destination would be a good happy medium.
Any advice would be helpful, I've been scouring forums and feels like I'm getting more lost in the decision making process. Thank you all!