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I just looked at my spreadsheet; right now, we're a little over 23k (includes everything but incidentals and spending money); Luckily, we've paid about 15k towards it already.

 

I thought Destination Weddings are supposed to be less expensivehuh.gif :)

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Wow, either I'm doing something really wrong, or really right! lol. I was shocked when I read everyone's budgets!

Our travel to PV for two weeks is $4300, and we're getting married on the resort where the wedding package, which includes almost everything, costs $1100. Add on our photographer for $600 and we're still at a pretty low price. Granted though, we're only having 12 guests, so after dinner we didn't bother planning a dance, too small of a group. We're just going to stroll down the malecon and see what kind of fun we can find!

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I just looked at my spreadsheet; right now, we're a little over 23k (includes everything but incidentals and spending money); Luckily, we've paid about 15k towards it already.

I thought Destination Weddings are supposed to be less expensivehuh.gif :)
According to The Wedding Report - Wedding Statistics and Market Research for the Wedding Industry. , average wedding costs in the U.S. for 2008 are $29,780 so you're still under average. :-)

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we're only having 12 guests, so after dinner we didn't bother planning a dance, too small of a group. We're just going to stroll down the malecon and see what kind of fun we can find!
I think that sounds so fun, we love the malecon at night!! You'll find all kinds of fun :P

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Hey Nicole or any Cabo Dreams bride - can you give me an idea of how much things cost above and beyond the wedding packages?

I know the 'Ultimate' is $2650 and then another $28pp.

Are your estimates above and beyond these costs?

Thanks - I know it's cheaper than NY but it's still daunting!

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Ha! I don't even want to page back to see what I originally posted for our budget, but I know we smashed it to pieces!!! I stopped tracking costs, for the same reasons mentioned above - it's a once-in-a-lifetime (ha, hopefully!) event! Little things keep coming up, we helped our sisters and my brother pay for the trip, I went a lil crazy on my BM gifts wink.gif, and so on...

 

We were hoping for $5k, realistically, I think we're more like $7 or $8k for the Jamaica part - haven't even started thinking about our AHR in July! Argh!

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OMG, Heidi ... I know EXACTLY what you mean.

 

Tom has given me like $13K towards the DW and that doesn't have everything covered. Probably everything except the honeymoon (but that includes the small amount of $$ I've been able to contribute -- a couple hundred here and there plus my tac return).

 

That leaves $3500 for the honeymoon that he is going to flip out about when he realizes it's not included in our current funding. AARRGGHH!!

 

Truthfully, I have gone overboard in our planning (OOT bags, blah blah blah) and totally went over-budget in ssoo many areas.

 

He also thinks (unbeknownst to me WHY) that MY parents are paying for the AHR. I have told him a million times that my parents gavce my the $$ set aside for my wedding years ago to help me get out of stupid college credit card debt -- but he still thinks they should be/are paying it.

 

I hope to cover it on my own ... but with starting a new job ... it's HIGHLY doubtful.

 

All I can say is "oh well". We were watching "How I Met Your Mother" night before last when Lily had to explain why they couldn't get approved for a lower interest rate on their apartment -- b/c of her bad credit. We laughed -- and I told Tom -- "at least you know already that mine sucks. There's still time for you to run." But he just laughed and said we're in it through thick and thin.

 

So, I guess we shall see.... shitfan.gif

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My FI just asked to see our budget...hmmm I think I accidentially deleted it.

 

I have been keeping him in the loop about most stuff, but not the little things I keep on buying.

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Mike thought that a DW would cost us about $5000...ummmm, no! I think we're at about $16,000. I really don't think that's too bad though b/c that includes our trip plus both of our moms and our honeymoon. I've definitely gone overboard with OOT bags and BMs gifts, but you only do it once, right?

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