| Originally Posted by gemwhite2b |
We originally went in to book the gold package and i changed my mind at the last min. I am quite glad I did now although it still doesn't help the situation with photog much!
I stupidly assumed that the decoration of the gazeebo was included (seen as it says "decoration of wedding location") but that is like another £250ish! I am thinking of taking my own organza as I cover wedding chair covers as a part time job now so should work out alot cheaper.
The bouquet is also going to cost alot more than the package allows!
We only have 22 going at the moment including us 2 so quite small. We wanted an easy option instead of all the fuss of a typical UK wedding! We also only gave guest 2 weeks notice to book and we only booked in Jan this year!
How you getting on? have you decided on receptions and things yet? We get the dinner res for 40 i think at spoon. Not ideal but not too bothered about spending the extra for a private party when I am having a massive party when we are back home.
) always great to hear from another UK bride!!
Yeah the only plus I'm seeing now with the gold package is that our bloodt tests are included in the price!! ...although saying that, there have since been people who've had the Caribe photog and posted on here saying they were really happy with them, so maybe we'll be ok...?
haha yes, I am fast learning that NOTHING is included!! just for example, before you book the package it says included - wedding cake - and then you book and your list of whats included then changes to say 'wedding cake for two'!! the thing that's annoying me most is that we had to convince EVERYONE that we're getting married in Mexico because it's cheaper than a UK wedding. if they keep adding costs on, we're going to have egg on our face and also be bankrupt.
with regards to the decoration, I think a lot of people on here have taken their own decorations and then just paid the $50 set up charge for the hotel to sort it out. I think I will have to do that but I'm not creative AT ALL and really don't know where the hell to start!! sounds handy that you do that part-time...it will help you a lot.
yeah we've got 21 booked for our wedding (including us). there may be a few last minute bookers but there won't be more than 24/25. we decided where to get married and then told everyone to let us know for definite in about a week, and got deposits off people before they could change their mind and we went to the TA and booked everyone on one booking (I'm a bit of a control freak and just felt better knowing I had everyone booked in and no chance of people waiting too long and then just not bothering). that was last month and we're getting married in May 2010 - 11 months warning!!
what date are you getting married?
I haven't had any info through yet about our options of where to get married or the reception afterwards. all I've had is prices for flowers, food, decorations etc but nothing about locations. I don't even know what our options are! but having looked through the food prices, there's noway we're forking out a fortune to feed people at an all inclusive!! especially when, like you, we're having a proper reception when we come back home. is the Spoons option that you just get a table reserved in one of the restaurants and your food is the 'normal' AI food?