Originally Posted by kristinalilly
Now that the holiday hangover is over I'm starting to dive into the wedding planning a little more.
We've booked the Secrets of Love package and I'm wondering if that was the best decision...
I mean the extras that you get (that I care about) over the complimentary package are:
- Hair and makeup (which I've heard mixed reviews about)
- Cocktail hour
- Reception dinner
- Photo package
Has anyone priced out or heard of anyone trying to use the basic package and pay upgrade fees for the cocktail hour, private dinner, and photography package (I could do my hair/makeup myself if need be)?
We can cancel the package we booked before the end of the month to get our deposit back so I just wanted to make sure I had really sussed it all out.
Thanks for any advice you ladies can offer.
I guess it would depend on how many guests you will be having.
It is a bit early for my final guest count but we are not expecting more than 20. Right now, we only have 10 confirmed. With 10, we are going to stick with the complimentary package. I have inquired about adding on a beach cocktail hour & I was quoted $10/per person plus taxes. I know if you have less than 15 guests, you can reserve a table at one of the restaurants at no extra charge.
If we go over the 15 & have less than 20, then we are probably going to upgrade to the Secrets of Love package & trade out the hair/makeup & photo package (we are using outside vendors for both) for a Caribbean band to play during the cocktail hour.
At the moment, the only extras we are paying for is the speaker system during the ceremony (we will be using an ipod for both ceremony & reception if we go with a private one) & for the outside vendors we are using. I say if you've already put down the $500 deposit, you may want to consider leaving it so it can go towards your balance if you do add on extras &/or spa services.