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Originally Posted by holly86 View Post

 

We will have between 50 and 55 guests. 

 

ps I appreciate all your responses people like you really make websites like this work. :)

hey Holly (and others!) I'm still a newb navigating in here and trying to see what popular resorts resonate with people, esp. those with a larger guest list (like we expect!). Holly, was your poolside reception an additional cost? Did you go with the unforgettable package?

 

I've just emailed the resort with q's about additional costs over the package's 30 people for dinner/alcohol, and also inquired about whether a semi private area (e.g poolside which I ADORE!!) has an additional cost.

 

this place seems like it could be very cost effective for our guest budget of 1500 and wedding budget of less than 15,000.

 

If any of you have a larger wedding party and made a wonderful poolside reception work, I'd love to hear all about it!

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It is definitely extra for the poolside reception.

 

I paid $46 per person.  That included a bar and food by the pool.  The DJ was $150 an hour at the time, but I think that price has gone up significantly.

 

I paid $35,000 for my wedding, but I upgraded a lot of stuff and paid for the airfare and outfits and gifts for all of our 8 attendants...  So you could definitely do it for 15.

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Originally Posted by Tlseege View Post

 

It is definitely extra for the poolside reception.

 

I paid $46 per person.  That included a bar and food by the pool.  The DJ was $150 an hour at the time, but I think that price has gone up significantly.

 

I paid $35,000 for my wedding, but I upgraded a lot of stuff and paid for the airfare and outfits and gifts for all of our 8 attendants...  So you could definitely do it for 15.

Thank you for your response! Is there another area around the bahia resorts that has an "outdoors" feel to it but perhaps less of an extra cost? eg. gazebo area, etc.?

 

So with the poolside, you paid per person period, no amount of people were included in a package at all?

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Originally Posted by MrsShoreytobe View Post

 

hey Holly (and others!) I'm still a newb navigating in here and trying to see what popular resorts resonate with people, esp. those with a larger guest list (like we expect!). Holly, was your poolside reception an additional cost? Did you go with the unforgettable package?

 

I've just emailed the resort with q's about additional costs over the package's 30 people for dinner/alcohol, and also inquired about whether a semi private area (e.g poolside which I ADORE!!) has an additional cost.

 

this place seems like it could be very cost effective for our guest budget of 1500 and wedding budget of less than 15,000.

 

If any of you have a larger wedding party and made a wonderful poolside reception work, I'd love to hear all about it!

My poolside reception will be an additional cost.  I am having karaoke so with that and drinks, tables, ect it will be $1575 for the 3 hour poolside reception for 55ppl.  I did not go with the unforgettable package I have gone with Symbolic Rember package which is $1275. 

I may also get some additional flowers so in total the wedding and reception will cost me around $3,000.

 

Gran Bahia Principe has been very cost effective for us as we have 55 people attending and all inclusive packages out of Edmonton, Regina, Vancouver, Calgary and Kelowna with westjet were under $1300pp for 7 day and under $1500 pp for 10 day.  My FI and myself go for free.

 

My total wedding budget is $12,000 and that includes dress, wedding bands, flowers, gifts for bridesmaids/groomsmen, suits, ect.  I think we will end up being a little bit under budget depending if my FI buys a Boss suit or not.

 

I hope that helps I know I had similar questions to you when I first started planning.  Good luck! :)

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Holly u have helped me so much with getting a full pic! We have ppl flying from Calgary, Edmonton, and New Brunswick so this is a fantastic comparison. Mind if I PM U?

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Originally Posted by MrsShoreytobe View Post

 

Holly u have helped me so much with getting a full pic! We have ppl flying from Calgary, Edmonton, and New Brunswick so this is a fantastic comparison. Mind if I PM U?

Sure feel free. :) 

I will answer whatever I can. 

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Yeah, the big difference is that we ate dinner by the pool.  That's why it's per person regardless.  I think a lot of people just have their dancing reception by the pool.

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Just thought I'd announce it here.. Violet was born last night after a very short labor in the comfort of our home!  6lbs 8 oz,perfect and healthy!

 

 

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