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Yeah that's how I feel!! I was totally shocked when I heard but i guess their budget for alcohol is like 15k....lol that's the cost of my entire shin-dig! we are paying out of pocket too and hoping not to charge anything DW is the way to go if you ask meeh!

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My DH never set a budget, but it was my goal to keep everything under $10K. Now that we are all done with everything, including AHR, here's what we spent:

 

Resort: 4500 for 11 nights

Airfare: 1050

License Fee: 350 (incl. translations)

Save-the-date: 100 (incl. stamps)

Engagement Photos: 50

DIY Passport Invitations: 300 (incl. stamps)

OOT Bags: 350

Flowers & Decor: 500

Bride's Attire: 500 (incl. 3 dresses)

Photography: 2800

Set-up Fees: 110

Horse & Carriage: 130

iPod Speakers & Technician: 220

AHR Luncheon: 2600

 

That brings our total expenditure to $12,710. I did not include the cost of DH's suit because he purchased a black suit that will be worn several times again. We used resort promotional dollars to pay for hair, makeup and our wedding video. Our resort also included a welcome dinner for 30 people, cocktail hour after ceremony and a private reception for all our guests. And as a final bonus, because we had enough room nights booked, we received a refund from the resort for $1600.

 

Overall, our dream wedding cost just over $11,000.

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Oh God knowing my fam I will b spending way too much on alcohol.shots.gif But thats why we chose a AHR venue that is BYOB. That way at least we know we are not being charged $60 for a bottle of Captain.

 

I looked into this really awesome venue here in Pittburgh called The Church Brewworks. It was $30k just to rent the space! wtf.gif

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Which travel compan did you use.???. that sounds like a deal!!!
 

Originally Posted by JayKay View Post


I agree, the trip is the most expensive part. 

 

Some of my secrets, well lets see:

 

-We chose a resort which offers a free wedding!
 

-We aren't doing many extras or bringing many decorations, just what is provided.

 

-Our travel, is our biggest chunk of our budget, but the travel company we are going with offered us a free trip if we had so many people booked (only 16), so we are only paying for one trip!

 

Other then that I dont really have any other secrets haha!



 



 

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The hard rock punta cana is kinda like that...you get a free comp. wedding with 7 night stay and if you have 75 room nights booked you get free unlimited private events (that's only 15 couples for 5 nights!)  We are planning on having a welcome party, cocktail hour after ceremony, and Reception! We arn't getting any decorations just OOT bags, possible favors, and gifts for wedding party!

Oh and did I mention the 1500$ resort credits you can use for wedding, room upgrades, spa or golf!

Best deal I could find!

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Originally Posted by LovesJakeyPoo View Post

 

The hard rock punta cana is kinda like that...you get a free comp. wedding with 7 night stay and if you have 75 room nights booked you get free unlimited private events (that's only 15 couples for 5 nights!)  We are planning on having a welcome party, cocktail hour after ceremony, and Reception! We arn't getting any decorations just OOT bags, possible favors, and gifts for wedding party!

Oh and did I mention the 1500$ resort credits you can use for wedding, room upgrades, spa or golf!

Best deal I could find!

 

That is the same deal for all Palace Resorts, plus if you have 60 nights booked they refund 4 nights and for 75 room nights they refund you 7 nights.

 

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Oh yeah I totally forgot about the refund! The hard rock is associated with Palace they merged or something =)
 

Originally Posted by mochamakes3 View Post




That is the same deal for all Palace Resorts, plus if you have 60 nights booked they refund 4 nights and for 75 room nights they refund you 7 nights.

 



 

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