Oh sorry, it was under $10k just for the hotel stuff. Our total amount we ended up paying for everything ... dress, photographer, gifts, OOT bags, honeymoon, rings, travel, invitations, website, etc was close to $25K, which is way cheaper than what we would have paid having a wedding back home.. I've heard of other brides doing it for under $10k but I have no clue how! Go to the Budget thread, that may help.
Ivan cost us around $650 plus another $500 for the dance floor but he did tell me that since we booked his prices have gone up so don't quote me on that. There is a $300 outside vendor fee. No problems though with an outside DJ.
Originally Posted by 82turtles
Hope this isn't too personal for questions, but I think I would have a group right around 40 ppl, so close to what you had.. You said you were under $10K easily, but I was wondering what all you included in that number? I'd like my total budget to be at $10K, including photography, travel, wedding dress, gifts, AHR, etc. Would you mind letting me know what your final price for the resort was (i.e. ceremony, dinner reception, dance, etc)? Maybe my numbers are just unrealistic!! It just seems there are so many 'extra' fees, that I'm finding it hard to compare resorts! Feel free to PM me if you would rather not post that..
Few other questions -- how much was it to have DJ Ivan come in, and how much for the lighted dance floor? Any outside vendor fees have to be paid for that? Any hassle with having an external DJ?
Congrats and thanks for posting your pictures! Sorry to hear that you had issues with the weather and a number of your guests weren't able to attend Looks like everything turned out beautifully though! You looked great!! Can't wait to see more pics!