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#1 allaboutodd

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    Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:19 PM

    I'm new to this whole thing and was hoping for some help as far as estimates and budget planning. If any of those who have already gotten married at ROR or already have planned for their upcoming wedding can provide me quotes on how much they have spent - it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!
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    #2 ErinB

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      Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:24 PM

      Try this thread:

      http://bestdestinati....com/forum/t933

      Or do a search for budget. There are lots of threads! You could also PM a ROR bride for more specific help.

      #3 Spazz

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        Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

        Here is what I'm spending at the ROR:
        "free wedding package"(incl. minister & legal fees): $250
        hair at Renova Spa: $85
        cost of Welcome Party @ Seagrape: $700 ($10 per person)
        cost of wedding dinner @ Plantation for 4 hours: $1000
        cost for open bar @ Plantation: $850 ($10 per person)
        dj @ Plantation: $600
        wedding cake: $250
        steel drum band: $350
        upgraded bridal bouquet: $159
        2 corsages for mothers: $40
        aisle runner: $45
        photographer: maybe about $1000

        What I'm not paying for (free at ROR):
        rehearsal & rehearsal dinner
        using basic decorations at ceremony and reception
        not upgrading bridesmaids bouquets
        not getting an upgraded menu for the wedding reception dinner

        Hope this helps!

        #4 Agape Gems

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          Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:43 PM

          I just got back this weekend from my wedding, here is what i spent:

          $250 for ceremony/minister
          $350 steel drum band 1hour
          $250 rent the disco for 2 hours- this included open bar and dj
          $120ish for hair (trial and day-of)

          I brought my own bouquet and ceremony decorations, there was no charge for these to be hung and I brought my own photog. The florist emailed me this weekend (a week after my wedding) with price qoutes for the bouquets that I liked and they were all $180-$250, matching bout $40 each, and hair orchids $15 each. The bouquets are the ones in my siggy below.

          I will be posting my review with details either tonight or tomorrow, but feel free to PM me if you have specific questions.
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          #5 J&M

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            Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:56 PM

            Hi

            We spent

            Royal pkg. - $1000.00
            2 planters @ side of archway $170.00
            Bamboo archway $200.00
            2 bags petals for isle and tossing $80.00 ( we brought our own silk bouquets)
            steel band 1 hr. $350.00
            Hor'derves ( 11 ppl) $132.00
            Hair and nails $120.00
            11 chairs covered and pink sashs $165.00
            photoshop $ 780.00 ( 50 pic CD and video)
            tipped Chandlyn $ 50.00
            tipped waiter @ dinner $ 50.00
            tipped waiter @ horderves $25.00
            We didn't have a reception as we had a small amount of ppl

            #6 PrecisePlans

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              Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:58 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by twelve_piece
              I just got back this weekend from my wedding, here is what i spent:

              $250 for ceremony/minister
              $350 steel drum band 1hour
              $250 rent the disco for 2 hours- this included open bar and dj
              $120ish for hair (trial and day-of)

              I brought my own bouquet and ceremony decorations, there was no charge for these to be hung and I brought my own photog. The florist emailed me this weekend (a week after my wedding) with price qoutes for the bouquets that I liked and they were all $180-$250, matching bout $40 each, and hair orchids $15 each. The bouquets are the ones in my siggy below.

              I will be posting my review with details either tonight or tomorrow, but feel free to PM me if you have specific questions.
              Sorry to hijack.............

              OMG 12 piece!!!! You're BACK!!! Ive been waiting for you! Can't wait to read your review and see pics! I'm going to hold my questions for later, cause you know i have a bunch!!

              #7 Marnie&Peter

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                Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:09 PM

                Just thought I would update you, if you are getting married in 2009, the cost of the minister and legal fees is now $350. not $250.

                #8 allaboutodd

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                  Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:19 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by twelve_piece
                  I just got back this weekend from my wedding, here is what i spent:

                  $250 for ceremony/minister
                  $350 steel drum band 1hour
                  $250 rent the disco for 2 hours- this included open bar and dj
                  $120ish for hair (trial and day-of)

                  I brought my own bouquet and ceremony decorations, there was no charge for these to be hung and I brought my own photog. The florist emailed me this weekend (a week after my wedding) with price qoutes for the bouquets that I liked and they were all $180-$250, matching bout $40 each, and hair orchids $15 each. The bouquets are the ones in my siggy below.

                  I will be posting my review with details either tonight or tomorrow, but feel free to PM me if you have specific questions.
                  We are definitely trying to do something on the same budget as you. Some of the brides have easily spent 20k on a destination wedding and my whole plan was to do destination to save money and allow everyone to travel elsewhere. Where did you get your bouquets from? What kind of reception did you have? And how many people came to your wedding? Thanks so much, I don't know why I didn't utilize this forum earlier.
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                  #9 baybride

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                    Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:05 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by allaboutodd
                    We are definitely trying to do something on the same budget as you. Some of the brides have easily spent 20k on a destination wedding and my whole plan was to do destination to save money and allow everyone to travel elsewhere. Where did you get your bouquets from? What kind of reception did you have? And how many people came to your wedding? Thanks so much, I don't know why I didn't utilize this forum earlier.
                    I am with you completely, this is a part of the reason I choose ROR. First my dream has always been to get married on the beach but secondly, I was looking at how fast the costs were building for a local wedding and then when I came on this site (just being curious) and say what people were talking about spending for a Destination wedding..... I was sold immediately, and it didn't take much convincing to get the fiance on board with the idea, he loved it.

                    #10 serena

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                      Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:13 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Lizz
                      Here is what I'm spending at the ROR:
                      "free wedding package"(incl. minister & legal fees): $250
                      hair at Renova Spa: $85
                      cost of Welcome Party @ Seagrape: $700 ($10 per person)
                      cost of wedding dinner @ Plantation for 4 hours: $1000
                      cost for open bar @ Plantation: $850 ($10 per person)
                      dj @ Plantation: $600
                      wedding cake: $250
                      steel drum band: $350
                      upgraded bridal bouquet: $159
                      2 corsages for mothers: $40
                      aisle runner: $45
                      photographer: maybe about $1000

                      What I'm not paying for (free at ROR):
                      rehearsal & rehearsal dinner
                      using basic decorations at ceremony and reception
                      not upgrading bridesmaids bouquets
                      not getting an upgraded menu for the wedding reception dinner

                      Hope this helps!

                      Hey lizz
                      Where did you get the steel band quote from b/c i have it at $250 from the Riu??




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