I switched to the sweet free package because I compared the packages, and the other packages really offered nothing that the free package offered that I even cared about, except for a bride's bouquet, which certainly isn't going to cost $2500 or more. What I did is print out a list of all the packages and compared them side by side. Then I looked at what was offered in the the more expensive package(s) that wasn't offered in the free package, and then figured out if it was worth the extra money. I figured I was WAY better off starting at zero and building from there than paying a few thousand dollars for basically nothing (and my uncle is a wedding photog, so I don't need that). The things that are available on the Gold package that are not available on the free package are: spa hairstyle for bride and haircut for groom, blood test, photographer, logo beach bag, romantic sunset cruise for bride and groom. If you want all of those things and they are worth $3,500 for you, then go for it. I think the big thing is the photographer. Figure out what you want to do for photography and I think you'll have your answer.
You can kind of keep looking at it as you are planning and change your package at anytime if it seems like there is one that might fit you better. Good luck!
And keep checking out this site.....it will definitely help you figure out what you want/need and what your options are at the resort. Everybody on here is at various stages of planning, so no need to feel intimidated!!
Originally Posted by Mwise17
What wedding package did everyone choose? I am undecided (on a lot of things), but am not sure if it makes sense to do the "free" pkg, and then add all the private reception pieces we want, or just go for a biggie (gold or whatever its called) and if that will be cheaper in the long run?
Wondering what other brides are going with......
**sometimes I avoid coming to this site because I feel so unorganized...you all sound like you know EXACTLY what you want and I am so not there!!!!!!!