Destination wedding under $7,500?
Posted 06 July 2008 - 11:49 PM
Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:01 AM
| Originally Posted by Agape Gems |
Heck yea! I had plenty of bells and whistles and a fantastic photog for that amount. I just picked a resort (RIU Ocho Rios, Jamiaca) where there were lots of things for free- like a dinner reception at a simi-private restaurant, etc. By doing a lil research I found that we could afford to stay for 10 days if we went with the RIU over some of the other more branded places like Couples, Sandals, Beaches...
Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:04 AM
Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:14 AM
There are so many options for DW's. I guarantee you that you will find something suitable for your budget.
Will you have to pay for anyone besides yourself and FH for airfare or hotel? Do you have an idea where you would like to go? Do you mind All Inclusive resorts? What type of band are you thinking of?
Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:07 AM
We are thinking either Mexico, Aruba or Grand Cayman. Haven't even thought about a band yet.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:52 PM
Here was our approx budget:
travel fees: 3000$
bride and groom clothes: 1600$
Wedding package: FREE! But had to pay 200$ for blood test and judge's transportation
and then a few hundred dollars on decorations and accessories and other stuff.
So if you cut down on the photography and videography cost you can definitely do it. I think most resort photographers under 1000$
You will likely have to pay a service fee for your reception (at my resort, it was 18$ service fee for above 10 guests, for the normal restaurant menu, or 45-55$ for a special menu).
For cocktails, it might be better to just let people go to the bars and take advantage of the free alcohol as part of the all-inclusive package, rather than getting a special cocktail hour with personalized waiter, because that can be expensive.
My resort was Dreams Tulum, I think all the Dreams resorts in mexico offer a free wedding package. The Riu chain also offers free packages (outside of mexico only, so DR or Jamaica)
Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:14 PM
| Originally Posted by Kathie |
Hi ButlerGirl08. Was the liquor top shelf? If not, do you know if you can pay extra to get top shelf?
Sorry if I am no help.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:19 PM
$5400 for the Jacuzzi Suite for 11 nights
$800 for roundtrip airfare for both of us
$700 for photography
$200 for officiant and paperwork (but I had the free wedding)
Everything else I spent money on was extra an optional like excursions, souvenirs, ))T bag supplies, clothes, etc...thinsg that would depend on you and your taste.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:25 PM
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