Jump to content



  • Please log in to reply
377 replies to this topic

#231 JennyAdele

  • Jr. Member
  • 150 posts
  • Wedding Date:July 2, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Paradisus Punta Cana
  • LocationDominican

Posted 12 September 2009 - 12:02 AM

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!


#232 inspiredfyre

  • Jr. Member
  • 304 posts

    Posted 12 September 2009 - 01:09 AM

    Travel/Transportation/Resort: 4,009
    Photography (2 different photogs cecilia dumas and pierre violle): 3,000

    :) That's it, because it's just us two!



    #233 SSNM

    • Member
    • 675 posts

      Posted 12 September 2009 - 08:34 AM

      Originally Posted by JennyAdele
      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.

      #234 bearbunny

      • Jr. Member
      • 183 posts

        Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:32 PM

        Our budget is 10K but think it will turn out to be more like 15K - footing the bill ourselves as many others so def not going over 15K - I hope ha ha.

        #235 brandynd

        • Jr. Member
        • 221 posts

          Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:20 PM

          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.
          There is no better gift that can be given than the gift of ones self.

          #236 meseh

          • Jr. Member
          • 194 posts

            Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:40 PM

            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?

            #237 meseh

            • Jr. Member
            • 194 posts

              Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:47 PM

              well really thats all matters, just you and him. Congrads

              #238 Melissa&Todd

              • Newbie
              • 32 posts

                Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:44 PM

                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

                __________________________________________________ _

                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.
                Unlike most .. I never pictured my wedding as a young girl growing up... But now that i met the man of my dreams..i cant stop picturing it

                #239 AnnaBanana

                • Jr. Member
                • 376 posts

                  Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:24 PM

                  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.

                  #240 Girasole

                  • Member
                  • 757 posts

                    Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:59 PM

                    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.
                    Chrissy & Jeremiah's Blog with Pictures...


                    0 user(s) are reading this topic

                    0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users