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Hello - and help with South America?

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#1 SAwedding08

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    Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:48 AM

    Hello, My name is Michelle and I am getting married next June in South America. My fiancee and I are currently traveling for a year and we were planning to marry at the end. We figured we would have maybe 10 people travel for our wedding, so we thought we would arrive to a location, have a friend do a symbolic service and then we would have dinner at a nice restaurant. Really simple. Based on a recent inquiry of family and friends though, it turns out we could have 30-40 people travel this far. I started researching doing something more formal, but most DW websites and books (a friend recently brought me Destination Bride by Lisa Light, which had a small amount of information on Argentina and Ecuador, and The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings) have little if no information on South America.
    Does anyone have any experience? We are currently considering Chile, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador and we plan to narrow that down in the next couple of weeks.
    Thanks in advance for any help!

    #2 starchild



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      Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:03 AM

      I think that's awesome and you may be our first South America bride! We can still help, I bet some of our members have visited SA before and can provide you with helpful suggestions. Happy planning!

      #3 twinkletoes

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        Posted 29 December 2007 - 10:19 AM

        to the forum!
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        #4 Jenn3878

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          Posted 29 December 2007 - 12:25 PM

          to the forum!

          #5 Jenn

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            Posted 29 December 2007 - 12:28 PM

            Welcome to the forum! I'm no help on S. America, but I think for a lot of us, destination wedding ideas transcend their locals.

            That being said, if you had a real adventurous bunch you could have a group hike Machu Picchu and get married on the trail. Probably not what you had in mind, but you mentioned Peru and that's what I think about when I think Peru :) In any case, happy planning and let us know how we can help!

            #6 melglnh2o

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              Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:31 PM

              Hi Michelle. Welcome to the forum. I love South America but I have only been to Peru and Ecuador. I am going to Argentina for my honeymoon. My fiancee is actually from Ecuador but he has lived and/or traveled to every country in South America. Machu Picchu was amazing and Peru in general is a lovely country. However, I am partial to Ecuador. :) It is such a beautiful country. We were going to get married in Quito but I was worried about the altitude since my mother is overweight and has some minor health issues. Something to consider if you have someone in the same situation. There is a fantastic hotel in downtown Quito called the Plaza Grande that overlooks the San Francisco Plaza. It is has a nice ballroom that is connected to an outside terrace with gorgeous panoramic views. It could be the perfect size for your group. Good luck and if you have any questions, let me know. I can always ask the fiancee for help too.

              Happy planning.

              #7 Chiquita

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                Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:40 PM

                I can't really help you with your questions but welcome to the forum :)

                #8 CarrieRN

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                  Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:37 PM

                  Welcome to the forum! Have fun planning!
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                  #9 jamisoncollette

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                    Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:47 PM

                    Welcome Michelle. Sorry, I'm no help for South America either.

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