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#131 LovesJakeyPoo

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    Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:38 PM

    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!



    #132 mochamakes3

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      Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:51 AM

      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.



      #133 MrsAlmaguer2011

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        Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:28 AM

        I am hoping to keep mine around $10K, but I haven't really done a breakdown of everything just yet! I may just do that now!

         


        #134 meBonidie2be

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          Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:54 AM

          Oh God knowing my fam I will b spending way too much on alcohol. 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!



          #135 LovesJakeyPoo

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            Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

            My FI and I are having our AHR at his family's cabin (It has a lot of beautiful outside space) Gonna hit up Costco and see if any bartenders from my work wanna mix for me!



            #136 Labebita911

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              Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:29 PM

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

              Originally Posted by JayKay 


              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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              #137 preciosa41987

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                Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:22 PM

                yes tell us what travel agency your using! lol



                #138 LovesJakeyPoo

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                  Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:25 AM

                  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!



                  #139 mochamakes3

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                    Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:08 AM



                    Originally Posted by LovesJakeyPoo 

                    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.

                     



                    #140 LovesJakeyPoo

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                      Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

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

                      Originally Posted by mochamakes3 




                      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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