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#1 kjgoheen

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    Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:14 PM

    Hello everyone,
    My name is Kellie... and I thought I would finally introduce myself. I'm just newly engaged, and I've been reading quite a few of the threads and I can't believe all the good advice and useful information everyone posts... I can feel myself somewhat relaxing already...
    We're thinking of a Cabo or Mayan wedding in October 2008. I've spoken to a few travel agents and most look at me like I'm crazy to think so far in advance. They say I can't book anything until August - and that seems too late!! I want to give my guests as much time as possible to plan and save....
    Any ideas

    Thanks....

    #2 TammyWright

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    Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:17 PM

    welcome to the forum kellie...MOST travel agents have no idea how to do destination weddings so do not listen to them...some people book 2 years in advance if they want their date...there is so much info on mexico here...let us know how we can help!

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    #3 LCBride2007

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      Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:19 PM

      Welcome! I know how you feel, I do think this site has helped keep me sane while planning my destination wedding. I am getting married in Puerto Vallarta, but there are sooo many halpful girls on this site getting married in both Cabo (tons of brides!), and also RM. You're definitely in the right spot.

      I just started my planning not too long ago - and I am getting married in June 2007. So you definitely have plenty of time - but there are many brides on here getting married in 2008, but I don't know if they're gone so far as to book anything yet. I'm sure they'll help you! Feel free to ask any questions you have!

      #4 Jackie

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        Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:22 PM

        Welcome. Wow a bride that is even planning a wedding in farther advance than mine. Yipee. We are planning a May 2008 and I started researching a couple months ago. Good for you.
        Silly Travel Agents, this isnt just a vacation its your wedding ofcourse you want to start getting prepared for it.
        Let us know how we can help. Plenty of information on both Cabo and RM, and they are both buetiful spots.
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        #5 Sarah

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          Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:25 PM

          Kellie! I only started planning for my May wedding about 3 months ago- I wish I had more than a year- good for you!

          #6 kjgoheen

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            Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:47 PM

            You girls are wonderful.... It's just so crazy not having an 'official' date. We also want to have a cocktail party at home after the wedding - and booking a venue for that is tough because we have to book so far in advance - it looks like we have to book this January for all of 2008 - especially to get the date we want.
            Regardless, it looks like we'll just have to guestimate a date for our wedding... and have the cocktail party a few weeks after...

            #7 -Kate-

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              Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:08 PM

              Welcome!
              You are never too early to start planning. I was a "lurker" on this site for a while before we set a date. Once the time came to set one I had the whole thing planned! The FI loved it!

              #8 gkashmira

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                Posted 04 December 2006 - 11:05 PM

                Welcome Kellie! I wish I had started planning earlier actually. And the reason isn't what you think! The thing is that planning the wedding - especially will all the great people and help I got from this board - is so much FUN! I always thought it was going to be awful but the more I'm doing it the more I love it... I'll have to come up with some new hobbies after my June '07 wedding!

                The only thing I wouldn't do is buy a dress for awhile. I think there's been a lot of people who bought their dress early and then got sick of it by the time the wedding came along! That is unless you find THE dress... that's another story entirely!
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                #9 JPMO

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                  Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:15 AM

                  Welcome Kelli, take it from a "serial" planner (I started planning approx.2yrs. out) it's never too early to plan. Investigate, get reviews, compare pricing. Heck, book the smaller vendors (cake, video, etc.) at this years pricing!!!

                  I agree with Tammi, most travel agents don't understand the importance of early notification. True, many hotels can't give rates but they can give you estimates, confirm dates, and give you there list of services. By being ahead of the game you have the pick of dates, catering managers are often more flexible, and you can SAVE to pay for the big day.

                  Both locations you have selected have plenty of options. Cabo has become so popular, Mayan area may be a better bargain.

                  Good luck to you!

                  P.S. Instead of a save the date, mail out a we're engaged card stating your DW intentions. This will allow potential guests to get in the mind frame that they will have to save for a trip.
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                  #10 EDYTA

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                    Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:36 AM

                    Welcome Kellie...I c ur from Barrie YAY Canada WooHoo another Canadian....Ive noticed that booking in Canada is different than the states and most prices for us aren't up until about 8 months prior to the date...were limited when it comes to flights until the U.S where that's not a problem...I booked all my wedding stuff I believe in October for may 2007....

                    let me know if i can help u out in anyway or if you have any questions...good luck with the planning




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