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#21 MsShelley


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    Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:39 AM

    welcome to the forum!

    #22 bre

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      Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:08 PM

      Welcome to the forum! Coming from the west coast, your best bets are probably the west coast of Mexico. That would keeps flights shorter and cheaper which is a big factor for 100 guests. As others have recommended, you may want to avoid Memorial Day weekend b/c prices do go up.

      We were having a lot of trouble deciding on a location so we contacted Destination Weddings Travel. DestinationWeddings.com - Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Working with a TA we were able to price out packages in a number of locations and get realistic estimates and good advice on resorts. Another good resource was the Knot book on destination weddings. This forum though is incredibly helpful.

      You may want to act quickly though. May is fast approaching and some people need time to budget and get time off work for such a trip.

      Good luck planning and le us know how we can help.
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      #23 Carolena7

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        Posted 06 December 2007 - 06:57 PM

        to the forum!!

        #24 coreyphil

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          Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:53 PM

          Originally Posted by jfwolfe72
          Welcome, Welcome! If you want to have a wedding in April or May 2008, you will need to start planning pretty quickly. I just found out that I'm on the later side for getting save the dates out to our AHR in May! Yikes! For 100 guests, Costa Rica, might be a bit too pricey for your budget. I had looked into doing a Costa Rica wedding, but it was on the expensive side for us and our guests. You might want to consider Mexico and then maybe doing a honeymoon in Costa Rica. :-) Good Luck and we'll help any way we can!

          I agree - Mexico might be a less expensive option. From you're post it sounds like you really want a beach / tropical setting?

          Regardless - I agree with Lady P - you're in the right place - you'll find lots of advice and help here ... Welcome!

          #25 jajajaja

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            Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:01 PM

            I agree with the other brides that mention west coast Mexico. Since I'm a west coaster as well it has been very convenient for my guests to book a quick flight to Mexico. You may find some want to only make a weekend of it (so a quick flight means less time traveling-especially if they are only going for a few days this is important.) Some will stay a week. Your guests will want a vacation too!

            I planned my wedding during spring break to accommodate my family but it does make it more expensive for EVERYONE when they have to travel during busy times. Just one thought to keep in mind.

            And your budget of $20K is easily reachable. I think we stayed around $15K- which we included everything in our budget wedding related- rings, attire, cost of travel/stay.

            Good luck and happy planning.
            Happily married since 2008

            #26 Rhea13

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              Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:28 PM

              Welcome & Congrats!!! Memorial weekend is high season for airfare. My husband & I initially planned on getting married sometime in May but with the air fare & hotel rates being so high we decided to get married off-season. But then we couldn't decide where to have the wedding. Then.... we went to Dreams Los Cabos on vacation and we fell in love. We got married Nov. 29th, 2007. I highly the recommend Dreams Los Cabos, MX. It's a 6 star hotel & all inclusive. The best way to go!!! Their wedding package is reasonable. The weather in November is 80 degrees everyday. We couldn't asked for a perfect day everyday. We had about 35 guest and girl.... they all had a blast! If you have any questions, please let me know.

              Good luck in your planning


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              #27 Jenn3878

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                Posted 13 December 2007 - 11:28 PM

                to the forum!

                #28 Can'tHardlyWait

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                  Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:31 AM

                  Welcome to the forum!!! I am getting married in mexico on memorial day weekend next year... I am pretty sure on the east coast may is "off-season". I can tell you that right now flights from NY to cancun (with one stop) are around $320.00, but I dont know how long that will last. Also, if you are looking for affordable options I remember DR being pretty inexpensive. Good luck and happy planning!

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