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I wondered if anyone wouldn't mind sharing their costs for Cuba. I hear its fairly inexpensive there and they also provide some free wedding packages. It would help a lot!

 

Thanks,

Jenn

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I wondered if anyone wouldn't mind sharing their costs for Cuba. I hear its fairly inexpensive there and they also provide some free wedding packages. It would help a lot!
Hi Jenn,
I am not going to Cuba but I did look into it. Although the airfare and accomodations can be a bit cheaper from Southern Ontario, the wedding packages seem to be more or less the same wherever you go. You just got to find the package that best suits your needs.

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Hmm....okay, let's see if I can keep track of all of this...

 

Accomodations for me and FI--$2100

Wedding fees--$2000

Catering and liquor (AHR)-$4000

Flowers (real touch)-$295 I LOVE THIS PRICE!

DJ-$495 (friend of the family)

Photographer-$500 (BRILLIANT starving photographer just starting his business)

OOT Bags/Favors-$1000

Wedding party gifts-$800

AHR decorations-$1000

 

Total--$12,190 before wedding bands. All wedding attire was paid for by the parents. I guess this isn't too bad considering that we got a lot more for this amount than we would have gotten having a wedding at home.

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Congrads, I see your wedding isnt that expensive, which is a great thing!!! where are you getting married at in Las Vegas? Have you ever been to the venus gardens in Caesars Palace?

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We were wanting to stay under 10k...but it doesn't look possible anymore . Here is our budget hoping it helps others as much as others helped us. ...we still have about 10 months to go so numbers can and will change..hopefully for the cheaper.

 

Expecting about 40 ppl

 

Wedding Package: $2375.00

Boutonnieres (1): $10.00

Bouquets (1): $35.00

DJ 2 hrs: $300.00

Open Bar: $400.00

Room - 6 nights (approx): $4,000.00 (for three people)

Invitations: $175.00 (DIY)

Dress: $250.00 (that's what he's hoping i spend....)

Grooms Attire: 150.00

Photographer: ? (not sure what to do for this yet)

TOTAL $7,695.00

 

 

OTHER EXPENSES

 

Entertainment: $2000.00 (for while on trip..casino..boat trips etc)

OOT Bags: $200.00

Thank You Notes: $100

Wedding Bands: $1000

special item for wedding pictures: $250 (prop)

Marriage License: $135.00

Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup: $250.00 (mine is included in package)

TOTAL: $3935

 

BOTH TOTALED: $11630.00

 

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POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

special reception: $60pp I think... we want to do this IF we can fit it in the budget.

Dog Kennel: $500

Bus To and From Airport: unknown (so guests don't have to park and pay at airport)

Table Covers: $200

Travel Insurance: $ uknown

Flower Girl Dress: $ 100

 

 

 

and i know there will be surprise costs and things i forgot to add.

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I've noticed that a lot of people's beginning budgets were around $10k, which is where mine is currently at. At first glance, some of the packages seem do-able at that rate, but I always end up opting for the everything under the sun.

 

However, I'm going to try sticking to my guns with the $10k budget. I'll let you all know what the final numbers are once we get things under control.

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Thanks for sharing! Our budget is $10K and right now we are at about $5800 with resort for 2 weeks, "free wedding package", flights (FIs mom & dad are getting these for us with flyer miles), invitations, STD, gift bags and a few items for in them. We still have reception, decorations, entertainment, and attire to get.

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