This is our predicted budget for Playacar Palace - Complementary Wedding Package Package 25-30 Guests
We had several things that were a priority to spend more money on, rings, photographer, custom kilts for the groomsmen, wedding resort and honeymoon resort.
Officiant Fee - $460
Accessories - $400 (â€˜sandâ€™ ceremony which will be made into a glass sculpture after wards)
Rings - $2,400 (Both custom made by the place that made my engagement ring)
Rehearsal Dinner - Free with group benefits
Food/drinks - Included in wedding package/group benefits (May extend dinner/party 2 hrs for $360)
Decorations - From AHR decorations
Venue - $1,000 (My mother is paying)
Food - $1,000 (Apps and Desserts)
Alcohol/Bar - $1,500 (FIâ€™s Parents paying)
Insurance - $250
Flowers/Decorations/Guest book - $750
Wedding Gown - $1000 (Custom made using grandmothers/mothers dress & cheap cheap dress for the TTD)
Accessories - $200 (Hair Piece, Veil, Shoes, etc)
Hair/Make-up - $85
Flowers - Included in wedding package
Photographer - $3,000 (Wedding & TTD)
STDâ€™s, Invites & Postage - $100 (All DIY, FIâ€™s Parentâ€™s paying)
Thank youâ€™s - $75
Bridal Party - $575 (Custom kilts for the guys, gift for MOH)
Parentâ€™s Gifts - $90 (Glass sculptures made from our â€˜sandâ€™ ceremony)
Favours (AHR) - $200 (Homemade Jams)
OOT Bags (Mexico) - $150
Trip Cost - $4,500 - 8 Days Ocean view room (Group benefits include free room upgrade for us)
Music - Don't know speaker rental price to go with ipod yet.
Grooms outfit - No idea yet
Honeymoon - Donâ€™t have a price on the hotel yet.
Thatâ€™s what we have so far, Iâ€™ve over budgeted on most things, Iâ€™m hoping to come in under on a lot of things, and I am doing a TON of DIY on as much as possible. We are also going to bring down some easy to pack decorations (table cloths, chair ties, paper lanterns, etc.) to mexico and then use them at our AHR when we come back (luckily several guests have offered to use their 'second' bags as decoration carriers).
We get $1,500 resort credits to use on any excursions/spa/rooms upgrades. We are also using our different group benefits (free room nights, free trip based on group size) on the couple guests who need more help financially so that we can have them come. Otherwise our trip would be free....
Our total budget comes to $18,500 not including honeymoon, grooms outfit and speaker rental. Honeymoon will be at Cozumel Palace for 7 days after the wedding, so itâ€™s just the hotel cost added on, plus we will get a $1,500 resort credit there as well. Iâ€™m working hard to keep it under $20,000, but considering we donâ€™t want a huge ceremony at home (30 guests in MX compared to 150+ guests at home), we are having a legal ceremony down there, and we are having a huge AHR (all DIY), itâ€™s not as bad as I thought it would be. A wedding at home would probably cost more than $25,000 without the awesome vacation included