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#381 hortonk

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    Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:17 PM

    I would love to have a budget breakdown for any Now Jade brides who have 80+ guests and are going with the Divine package...PLEASE someone! :)



    #382 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

    Originally Posted by AnaSteele58 


    Good advice in regards to not using flowers.  I'm thinking of doing parasols and centerpieces without flowers.

    That's a good idea. For centerpieces I'm planning on getting lanterns and maybe getting some fake flowers to put them in vases with water (so that it's not that obvious that they are fake haha). Ask your hotel if you're planning on using vases, sometimes previous brides leave theirs behind so you can use them. 



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    #383 MsFaszion

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      Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

      I'm hoping to keep mines under $10K



      #384 ucfjennifer

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      Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

      We are hoping to stay under $10k also.

      #385 MsFaszion

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        Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

        I'm hoping to keep mines under $10K



        #386 ucfjennifer

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        Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

        We are hoping to stay under $10k also.

        #387 MrsShoreytobe

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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

          Originally Posted by FireyNurse 

          We didn't have a strict budget, or any budget for that matter, for the wedding but knew we wanted to DIY some things (invites and centrepieces, etc) and then splurge on other parts (photography and extending our reception) my mom was kind enough to help us out and pay for the photographer and she also paid for some of my dress. Otherwise this was all us and I am proud to say we had not a cent of debt when it was all over and done! What we started with budget wise was just wanting prices for our guests to be under $1500 per person and we went from there....

           

          $4100 travel (this was 2 weeks all inclusive of hotel/flights/drinks/food and this included a free upgrade to first class both ways and an ocean view suite - 1 week wedding and 1 week honeymoon)

          $4400 wedding package - meals/drinks/decor/flowers/ipod and speaker hook ups and extra reception hours

          $2790 wedding photography and TTD

          $2500 wedding videography

          $600 for outside vendor rooms

          $1350 dress and alterations

          $250 for bridal extras

          $450 grooms outfit

          $260 girls dresses

          $250 mens pants

          $100 gifts for party

          $50 favors

          $100 centerpeices

          $1000 wedding bands

           

          for a total of $18,200

           

          Those were our major costs, I didn't account for the extras like all the paper and such that I had to purchase for the DIY invites, menu cards, guest book and little things like that, I could probably throw in another $200-$400 to cover those little things. I also did not include my engagement ring as it was a purchase made individually by my husband and I do not know what it cost or anything.

           

          We felt like under $20,000 was a fantastic price for the wedding of our dreams which also included a week of fun with our loved ones and then another week of relaxation for us! Doing it at home would have been a one day deal and people still would have had to pay for travel to the wedding, this way everyone really got their money's worth for traveling! 

          thanks for the breakdown - we are also firm on our guest budget staying at 1500 (possibly 1600). Where is your wedding? We are expecting 35-40 ppl so it's interesting trying to find a locatin that doesn't have huge per plate extra costs for the reception!



          #388 MrsShoreytobe

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            Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:21 AM

            Originally Posted by Mufin1785 

            Here is our final total for our Wedding at Melia Caribe Tropical with reception on La Barcaza

             

            Catholic Wedding Ceremony in Gazebo: $920.00

            Music Trio                                                 $270.00

            Horse and carriage                                    $75.00

            Bouquet                                                      $36.00

            Parasols                                                     $60.00

            Brides Attire:                                              $520.00

            Grooms Attire:                                           $40.00

            Bridesmaids Attire                                     $340.00

            Groomsmen Attire                                     $352.00

            Sand Ceremony Kit                                   $36

            Cake                                                           part of Package

            boutinere                                                    part of package

            Extra guests                                              $96

            Reception                                                  $1820.00

            Photgrapher and Video                             $2450.00

            Reharsal Dinner                                         part of Package

            Airfare for me and hasband                        $1470

            5 night resort Stay                                      $2350

            Welcome Bags                                           $245

            Cake Topper and cake decoations                                                 

            This looks lovely! LOL how many people do you have for guest list?



            #389 Mufin1785

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              Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

              Originally Posted by MrsShoreytobe 

              This looks lovely! LOL how many people do you have for guest list?

              we had 26 guests



              #390 ironman

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                Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

                Here's our approximate budget for our wedding at the Now Jade. This is for 25 adults.

                 

                Wedding dress/alterations/accessories - $2000

                Suit/Mens Accessories - $500

                Wedding Party Attire - $500

                Save the dates/invites/thank-you's/postage - $400

                Photographer - $2800

                Videographer - $3300

                Wedding rings - $1500

                All-inclusive fees - $2900

                Wedding package fees - $3000

                Kids meals at reception - $100

                Additional hour of partying - $500 (only 3 hrs included in our package)

                Welcome bags for guests - $200

                DJ - $1000

                 

                Total: $18,600. (it adds up fast!)

                 

                I didn't include any excursion costs, spa visits, or costs for clothing for a week in the sun. I'm also trying to find my dress used, which will help take another $1000 off the total.






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