Paying for guests?
Posted 28 January 2007 - 09:24 PM
I have been reading past threads and what caught my eye the most was how much everyone had posted what they would be spending on their destination wedding. I'm really worried I'm missing something---are you paying for your guests to come as well? Is this how it is suppose to be? I figured we would only be spending about $5,000 on our wedding in total and am really worried that perhaps it should be higher to include some of my guests' costs.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 09:34 PM
Here are a couple threads that can help you determine what we're all spending on our DWs.
Our Caletas Wedding Slideshow (by Leigh Miller)
Our Caletas Wedding Video
Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:02 PM
I guess depending on how long you are staying and what you are planning to do for a reception, you could keep the costs lower.
Tell us more about your plans and maybe we can help.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:37 PM
From what I have learned, unless you plan on doing the dinner reservations, you must pay per guest for a private reception. The packages include dinner reservations but it is not in a private area. The after ceremony coctail hour is at a cost per guest and the reception dinner is at a cost per guest as well. Most packages only provide dinner reservations for up to a max amount of people (the highest I've seen it is about 30 guests) at one of the restaurants. I think if you are planning something where you want a dj/mariachi/trio, you have to reserve a private area and that is at an extra cost. Going into this, I myself thought that it was going to be under 5k including airfaire and the whole wedding but I have read previous posts that indicate that it is more like 10k. I hope not to misquote anything but I am pretty sure this is how things work.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:43 PM
How many guests were you expecting? Are you including your travel and accomodations and attire in the $5K? If you ARE including these items then I do not think it is reasonable to say the wedding will cost you $5K or less. Now if your $5K is for just the actual wedding day then it is possible but it will need to be quite small and perhaps quite simple.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:45 PM
$5,000 for all travel, attire, rings, wedding is a bit low. How many guests are you thinking?
Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:58 PM
Posted 29 January 2007 - 11:35 AM
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