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Is the $2700 for an AI resort for your guests? Where are you having it?

 

Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post


Yes I noticed that you also are from Manitoba. Our wedding including wedding package cost, flights, accomodations, and wedding attire is looking closer to $20,000. I feel a bit bad though that because of the location and time of the wedding that it is costing our guests approx. $2,700 for a week.



 



 

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For our destination wedding (including airfare/accomodations etc), plus the AHR we are spending a little under $20,000. We thought it would be cheaper to do the DW but now that we are paying for everything I don't think we are saving much. It's ok though, I'm still overly-excited woot.gif

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Our original budget was $12K, but if you ask my Fi he would say it was $6K; he had unrealistic expectations of what things would cost. Example, he thought he would be able to find his wedding band for $300-$500, which he did, but he hated all of them  and now weâ€re going custom. And it wasnâ€t until we started getting quotes that he understood why I had such a large allocation for photography. Anyway, our final budget will be somewhere between $13K - $14K which includes our accommodations (10 nights), airfare, wedding rings, attire (including alterations, shoes, accessories), photography, wedding package for +/- 25 guests at an AI, and $1K towards miscellaneous expenses (décor, invites, OOT?, upgrades, etc.).  For items that we have yet to purchase, we have taken high estimates and weâ€re confident that we wonâ€t exceed $14K. Cost for our guest will be +/- $1,600 pp for 7 nights.

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Hi Choco TAco!!  I am also getting married on May 18,2013!!!  Who are you using for your photographer?  Do you have any suggestions for me?

Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 View Post

Our original budget was $12K, but if you ask my Fi he would say it was $6K; he had unrealistic expectations of what things would cost. Example, he thought he would be able to find his wedding band for $300-$500, which he did, but he hated all of them  and now weâ€re going custom. And it wasnâ€t until we started getting quotes that he understood why I had such a large allocation for photography. Anyway, our final budget will be somewhere between $13K - $14K which includes our accommodations (10 nights), airfare, wedding rings, attire (including alterations, shoes, accessories), photography, wedding package for +/- 25 guests at an AI, and $1K towards miscellaneous expenses (décor, invites, OOT?, upgrades, etc.).  For items that we have yet to purchase, we have taken high estimates and weâ€re confident that we wonâ€t exceed $14K. Cost for our guest will be +/- $1,600 pp for 7 nights.



 

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Resorts and Spa I think is the whole proper name. It is an all inclusive resort
 

Originally Posted by soonCB View Post

Is the $2700 for an AI resort for your guests? Where are you having it?

 



 



 

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Haha so we initially had a budget of $5000 and I thought that was high. We are now at $9000. But we are six and a half months away. I have yet to start doing some of the other little details so I don't know if it will be higher than that. My co-worker is currently on her DW and she said it cost her $3,500 total. I so thought that we would spend around that amount. She stuck with the free wedding package. We are going with the second highest one. And I want to add some little touches here and there. But over all we just do not have $20k for a wedding. We are buying a house this year as well so it's a lot of money at one time out of only our pockets. But I'm happy. I know over all we are still spending way less that would we would in the states. And we won't have anything half as beautiful as our DW in NC.

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My budget is about 8k-10k. This does not include our flight and stay at an AL since we have 54 people coming with us, our vacation is free for my fiancé and I. I just need to pay the taxes :)

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We budgeted $27k for our wedding. That includes our 6 nite stay, the highest package for our ceremony & reception for about 70 guests, photography & videography, attire, gifts, OOT bags, invitations, decor, our flights, etc. I'm actually hoping that we dont have the 70 people coming as that's taking a big chunk but we'll see. Most of our guests are staying for 3 nights which will cost them $870 per couple, AI (not including air).

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Probably the #1 question we get asked! "How much will my DW cost?" The answer really varies depending on where you go, how many guest you have and what you'd like out of your destination wedding. We've put together full weddings for as low as $800, and up to $300,000 but the real answer is we work with the budget you'd like to stick to! If you tell your wedding planner that you'd like to spend $10,000, we'll provide you options that will fall in that range. The most common budget we work with these days is between $10,000-$20,000 but it all depends on you! and of course falling under budget is always good too :)

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