Welcome to the group!!! We are looking at around $10k for the whole shebang. That was my top line budget, and I think we'll be just under that when everything is said and done. We have about 46 people planning to go with us, and we're hosting a private dinner/reception. We're sending out 50 invites. I'm planning on 35 OOT bags. the two biggest ticket items are my dress and the resort itself. and petsitting - like Jill, we'll have to board our gang while we're gone.
as for add ons, I don't think we're going to do too much - white sheers on the gazebo, renting the amplifier/sound system for the reception (iPod), and more than likely the wooden aisle runner. and of course whatever they decide to charge for set up.
Originally Posted by asmithpoulin
Hey EDR brides! I've been lurking for the past month or so and have enjoyed all the stories, advice and photos! Our date is 4.20.13 at EDR, we've booked rooms and flights! Now trying to figure ceremony/reception details, photographer, a dress and a suit! We had set a budget of $5,000 but it doesn't seem that will be happening
I'm curious to hear, for those of you who don't mind sharing, what your budgets looked like. Without favors, a dress or suit we're up to about $6,500 so far...
Originally Posted by jnitschke
Welcome!.. it's nice to hear from someone as far out as I am... we're in pretty much the same place. I'm booked, and my save the dates and wedding website are up.... but that's about it. The nice thing about planning this far out was that we were able to use our money from this past years tax return to pay our deposit, and put some money back for decor and clothes... then next year's tax return will pay for the final bill... the following year it'll pay for our 1st anniversary/honeymoon trip. I'm interested to learn what other people are paying for their packages too. Anyone mind sharing their price sheet, plus whatever they spent on extras?
Jill - no, I didn't tell Natalia yet that we have our own menu cards. My friend that designed our invites designed the menu cards for me. I probably wouldn't have done them if I'd be paying attention to the fact that EDR will do them for us! duh moment for sure...
Originally Posted by Jillsepher
Allie- Where did you get the template for that and did you tell Natalia you were sending a custom Cocotal wedding to her? I love it by the way!