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#21 TammyWright

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 03:09 AM

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Hi Girls!

I am thinking $3000 for 10 people not including our airfare and hotel stay but I now I know that $3000 is just silly...forget it.
My future in laws are now steering me towards Bermuda....anyone know anything? It seems their marriage laws are kinda strict.
dee, it is totally doable...i did $14000 for almost 60 people and i did a bunch of events and OOT bags and the whole shebang...i think you can get a photographer for a shoreter time, just thre resort cake...it is especially doable if you do it at an AI.

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#22 TATrisha

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 05:12 PM

I'm a little sad that you have thrown your $3,000 out the window. I think we all could come up with GREAT money saving tips!
I don't know all the resorts, but let's just consider the one I do know a little bit about (Gran Bahia Akumal). Ok, so you aren't including the hotel & airfare, so we'll skip that. Now, Save the Dates, Vista Print $4.21 includes shipping for 25 of them. Now, add an envelopes ($4.99 for 25) and stamps ($9.75) and we are at approx $20 for Save The Dates. Invites, I would say you could do for $400... if you do simple ones. The wedding package is $1380 and since it's an all inclusive, the dinner reception is included. Now, you can rent the disco for $150 an hour if you'd like, but there are plenty of places that have live music at night, so it's not neccesary. Photos start st $540. For all the blood work and translations it's an additional $180. Next you need a wedding dress. David's Bridal is a great solution. They have gorgeous dresses and plenty for under $500.

This takes you to around $2800.
That leaves you $200 to get additional flowers for BM? to get a mexican guitar trio? to get a DVD of your wedding? upgrade the photo package? do OOT bags (since you only have 10 people this could be very cheap)?

I really think you could do it for $3000 if you planned it right. And since we all have done a lot of research we could be a great resource on finding great prices, free shipping, all kinds of things.

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#23 DEE1978

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    Posted 01 March 2007 - 10:15 PM

    Hi Tsleege!
    Thanks so much for your helpful budgeting!!! I am not very good with budgets Anyway, if I only have 10 people, I would really love to have it at a really nice resort with great food but if I end up having more...the budget option is the way to go. I will look into the Gran Bahia AKUMAL...any other suggestions for upscale hotel with a swimable beach?


    THANKS SOOOOOOO MUCH!

    -Denise

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      Posted 02 March 2007 - 11:04 AM

      Hi Denise and congratulations

      I highly reccommend Las Caletas, we just returned from renewing our vows there. I have posted our wonderful exprience in the newbie section as well


      If you need any more info or pics I have tons, just let me know

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        Posted 02 March 2007 - 02:28 PM

        Congradulations!!! Just wanted to welcome you and let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I am getting married June 8, 2007 in Cancun

        #26 DEE1978

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          Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:55 PM

          Hi Girls!
          Tammy, I orginally wanted Las Caletas but my inlaws get really sick on boats and a 45 minute boat ride won't be pretty. Also, I am from the East Coast so the flight would be longer than the 4 hours to the Cancun area.
          Soulmates, where are you having your wedding?

          Okay, I think I am going towards The Excellence Resort. It is beautiful, all inclusive, and from what I hear their food is good too. Fi and I are meeting with his rents tonight to discuss who they think will actually come. I am hoping for a small # of people which is the only way I could have the wedding the Excellence.

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            Posted 05 March 2007 - 02:05 PM

            I am getting married at Moon Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. I have spoke with several brides that have gotten married there and they had nothing best great things to say about the place. I figured that it was a big enough Resort that we wouldn't run into the guests attending the wedding all the time. I can't wait, I'm so excited. Let me know where you decide!!




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