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post #31 of 39
I'd also like to second Tulum. It's secluded, but only 20 minutes away from Playa Del Carmen, which has a plethora of creature comforts, with out being as annoying as Cancun.

I got married in at a nice boutique hotel in Playa. The owner's wife made all of the arrangements for us and the food was fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone, but it's probably more urban than you might like. It's really inexpensive for guests as well. Families or groups of young people can do well renting condos. Luxury 3br/3ba condos go for 1000/week.
post #32 of 39
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Isn't that why you get legally married back home by a Justice of the Peace or at City Hall and then just have the ceremony and dinner/party on location?

+1. Is this not possible in Canadia?
post #33 of 39
Can't advise on the wedding plans, but want to offer congratulations!
post #34 of 39
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^^ Thank you, sir.
post #35 of 39
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Mrs. Piob and I just did a small ceremony in the home of a JP and the party went out for a nice dinner. Was a very relaxing wedding.
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If I ever find myself in that potential situation again, I'd do something like that.
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I was kinda leading him to something like this with the Tulum recommendation.
I think a wedding like this would be ideal for me. Only the closest family and friends. Beautiful and lush surroundings. Not the most luxurious but it would be special to me (us) which is the important part.
Hoping I meet a girl who doesn't have a billion and one must have and do things for her wedding day...ffffuuuu.gif
my wife and I (wife as of like 2.5 months) wanted the same, but you'd be really surprised how big things can get. It's the "we def. need to invite my three friends from college and two from high school, but NO more ... wait, that means with +1's that's 10 people, fuck".

I suppose ours was luxurious, but we didn't want a BBQ type thing or buffet, so we did a 4 or 5 course menu that ended up being really great. I picked out some fancy wine pairings, because I love wine, and we had a string quartet for cocktail hour and a jazz band for the rest (a bunch of friends I knew from Juilliard). And people really enjoyed it all. There were the snobs that appreciated good food and good wine, and there were those that really appreciated good music to dance to. In the end people were so happy, and we couldn't ask for more than happy guests.
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god i was googling about destination weddings and came across some article written for a wedding magazine and the suggestions were asinine. Thank fucking god i don't have to deal with a bride that is obsessed with that shit.
+1

fwiw, this is a quick pic from our reception:
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post #36 of 39
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my wife and I (wife as of like 2.5 months) wanted the same, but you'd be really surprised how big things can get. It's the "we def. need to invite my three friends from college and two from high school, but NO more ... wait, that means with +1's that's 10 people, fuck".
I suppose ours was luxurious, but we didn't want a BBQ type thing or buffet, so we did a 4 or 5 course menu that ended up being really great. I picked out some fancy wine pairings, because I love wine, and we had a string quartet for cocktail hour and a jazz band for the rest (a bunch of friends I knew from Juilliard). And people really enjoyed it all. There were the snobs that appreciated good food and good wine, and there were those that really appreciated good music to dance to. In the end people were so happy, and we couldn't ask for more than happy guests.
+1
fwiw, this is a quick pic from our reception:
2711846130043813381S600x600Q85.jpg

Congrats, gome. Didn't know you finally married her.
post #37 of 39
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Ok, so a lot of things happened over the past 8 months that put this off (completely unrelated to our relationship), but we're setting a date in october and I need to start to wrap things up. My mother passed away last month so all other considerations of making things easy on her family and worrying about others' accomodations are gone. It'll just be the two of us.

For a number of reasons I won't get in to, we've settled on doing it in The Bahamas. I know some of you think it's "meh" but there must be some places worth seeing. Mostly we want a relaxing vacation this time. Not too much moving around. The 3 weeks we spent in Argentina in Feb was a lot of fun but it was exhausting at times.

I can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks for this trip but for political reasons I probably won't take all 3 weeks so I'll probably go with a shorter trip and save some extra time for Brazil or something next year or to visit her family around xmas. We're thinking of flying through panama. Can anyone advise if it's worth spending a day (or 3) there? Is the canal worth seeing? Is there anything in/near panama city? We wouldn't want to stray too far though...

As for the bahamas, can anyone recommend a specific island that's less crowded that paradise island? Is Nassau or any other city worth spending some time sight-seeing in?

thanks
post #38 of 39
My condolences, GQ.
post #39 of 39
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Thanks, CG.

On a brighter note, I think I figured out where I'm going to stay. After looking at hotels in the out islands (for seclusion) and finding nothing under $500/night that suits me, I found a rustic small house with a 1/2 mile of private beach (there's 1 other house) that I think I'm going to rent for a week and a half or whatever. Going to take one more look around but I think that's where I'll end up staying. Hopefully there won't be a hurricane heh.
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