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#441 KK2013

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:52 AM

Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall 

Ugh Paradisus and their outside vendor fees! We had an outside photog too, but we booked him a room as a guest and they waived the outside vendor fee. You should look into that- it was cheaper for us that way.

 

That's a good idea.  I think they will have 3 people though, so I will have to look into it.  I thought they had to be part of your group to have no fee, as in, 3 nights?  Is that not true?



#442 thurberwedding

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

Package at resort is $3k but each guest over 20 is more for dinner/cocktail hr and we estimate around 30 guests Things added on such as DJ plus the insane taxes will probably be another $2k Air and hotel will be about $3200 - $3500 Not sure on O.O.T. bag costs yet, but probably a few hundred dollars. I also think we will book the airport transfers for our guests. Overall I assume we will land around 10k, maybe a bit more.

#443 EVKnowsitall

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    Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:48 AM

    Originally Posted by KK2013 

     

    That's a good idea.  I think they will have 3 people though, so I will have to look into it.  I thought they had to be part of your group to have no fee, as in, 3 nights?  Is that not true?

    Yes that's what I mean- we booked the photographer as a guest at our wedding. He didn't actually stay at the hotel, but paying for him as a guest was cheaper than paying their astronomical outside vendor fee- but our guy worked alone. Not only do they charge the outside vendor fee but they also want you to pay for a guest pass. This was the only thing I really did not like about them. They need to lower that rate because its really not a fair thing to do to brides who have their hearts set on particular vendors- especially when the quality of their vendors are not as a high as the quality you expect. 


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    #444 NJBride2014

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    Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:42 AM

    Our budget is 15K so far we are sticking to it and coming under budget with some of our must haves.  The number one budget buster is definitely our photography but that was a very important aspect of the wedding to us so we splurged.  I hope we can stick to our budget in the next year. 


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    #445 Jessica Correa

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      Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

      Well it looks like my budget is going to be around 15k... 

      This is the break down of our expenses so far... Some things are estimates (so hopefully we can lower our budget in that way :) )

       

      Hotel Stay for 7 nights  for both in a Jr Suite Ocean Front is $2506

      Our flights are about (for both) $ 1000 

      Photographer/ Videographer will be $4000

      My fiance's grandmother's expenses $1300

      Minister Fee $340

      Dinner (estimate 50 guests) $500

      Per person fee (estimate 50 guests) $525

      Disco after dinner $650

      Invitations/STD/Thank You cards etc. $208

      Marriage licence $50

      Passport (new last name) $140

      Estimate for both our wedding bands $2000

       

      Total so far is about = 13,200

       

      That is without including my wedding dress which will be my parent'd wedding gift, my fiance's outfit (no idea what that will cost), the cake topper, the hair nails and make up, and any small details or decorations I want to use.

      I love photographs and it is extremely important for me to have beautiful pictures and a great video to relive this moment for the rest of our lives which is why we are going to splurge in that aspect of our wedding. 

      I hope that whatever else we decide to do does not go over $2,000. If it does then I am going to have to look into cutting down some expenses...



      #446 MrsTobeD

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        Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:37 AM

        60K for a destination wedding? Are you paying for everyone transportation and accommodations? 

        Ours is REALLY adding up.  Like, painfully so.  If we include everything - rehearsal dinner (which we've invited all guests to), welcome happy hour, champagne brunch the next day...I can't even think about it.  If you include the honeymoon, we're easily over $60k, and that's before my ring, which was expensive.  I think the photography number is typical, airfare/accommodation is very reasonable, ceremony very reasonable.  It's just expensive.  We're expecting 100 guests and aren't at an all inclusive resort, so our accommodations alone are in the 10k range.  Eek.



        #447 LisaJoy

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        Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:57 AM

        Holy crap to spending $60k on a destination wedding!!! But hey, if you have the money to spend.....

        #448 lorcas

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          Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

          Originally Posted by NJBride2014 

          Our budget is 15K so far we are sticking to it and coming under budget with some of our must haves.  The number one budget buster is definitely our photography but that was a very important aspect of the wedding to us so we splurged.  I hope we can stick to our budget in the next year. 

           

          That's out max budget as well, so I feel ya!



          #449 pzl101

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            Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

            Originally Posted by KK2013 

             

            I am paying a little more than that for a photographer in Mexico...plus I have to pay an additional $1000 for an outside vendor fee.  I guess it depends on what is important to you.  I would take a look at area photographers as well for that price.  They give you slideshows for online as well. 

            the outside vendor fee at Paradisus is $1000??? whoa!! I think it's $350 at Secrets + a day pass of $80

             

            i think these fees are so ridiculous



            #450 KK2013

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            Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:16 AM

            Originally Posted by pzl101 

            the outside vendor fee at Paradisus is $1000??? whoa!! I think it's $350 at Secrets + a day pass of $80

             

            i think these fees are so ridiculous


            YUP!  I know, it's brutal!






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