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#371 BeachBrideToBe

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    Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:04 AM

    We too have been finding that everything is way more than we originally thought, although I suppose a lot less than if we were having the wedding in the states.  Our budget is just based off our anticipated costs, we're still over a year away.  We'll be doing whatever we can to cut this down, hopefully closer to $17,000.

     

    For 50 guests at Azul Sensatori (haven't booked but it's our top choice)

     

    Ceremony package: $2500

    Cocktail Hour: $800

    Reception: $1250

    Cake: $600

    DJ: $2000

    Mariachi band (45 min - cocktail hour): $900

    Violin (45 min - ceremony): $600

    Flowers/decorations: $3000

    Photographer: $2600

    Video: $1000

    Make-up/hair: $750 (incl BMs)

    Bridal dress: $3000

    Grooms: $300

    Bridal party gifts and OOT bags for everyone: $1500

    Other misc: $1000

    Flight and hotel for me and FI: $4000

    Total: ~$27,000



    #372 MrsShoreytobe

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      Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:21 PM

      Originally Posted by Heidi 

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      Originally Posted by Debs
      Holy moly, we made our decision on time and date and we haven't even talked budget yet with FI, but I think I better sit down PDQ and figure this stuff out!!

      I was thinking $8K tops but most of your budgets blow this out of the water

      Looks like I got some figuring out to do



      One Question though, do you couples have the cash for this stuff? Or is this going mostly on credit? My FI and I have some debt, but certainly don't have any savings to speak of that we can pay for this thing cash. It's stressing me a bit
      you're not alone with the $8k budget tops... we're trying to stay around $6,000ish.

      my budget so far (assuming 40 guests, which may end up being way too high!):

      Royal Wedding Package: $995.00
      Boutonnieres (2): $12.00
      Bouquets (2): $60.00
      Steel Band 1 hr: $250.00
      DJ 2 hrs: $300.00
      Open Bar: $400.00
      Hall/Disco Rental 2 hrs: $250.00
      Room - 6 nights (approx): $1,776.00
      Flight (approx): $800.00
      STD's: $16.40
      Invitations: $150.00
      Dress: $250.00
      Veil: $40.00
      Photographer: ?
      TOTAL $5,299.40

      (as of now we're paying for it all. If parents can kick in for anything, we'll probably upgrade some things)

      I know this is very old but I was wondering where you got married? I am seeing all of you lovely ladies highligghting budgets under 10 grand, this is amazing! Would love to know what areas you've found this is. I am looking for our wedding in mexico, 2014, for around 50 guests.



      #373 MrsShoreytobe

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        Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:21 PM

        Originally Posted by Heidi 

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Debs
        Holy moly, we made our decision on time and date and we haven't even talked budget yet with FI, but I think I better sit down PDQ and figure this stuff out!!

        I was thinking $8K tops but most of your budgets blow this out of the water

        Looks like I got some figuring out to do



        One Question though, do you couples have the cash for this stuff? Or is this going mostly on credit? My FI and I have some debt, but certainly don't have any savings to speak of that we can pay for this thing cash. It's stressing me a bit
        you're not alone with the $8k budget tops... we're trying to stay around $6,000ish.

        my budget so far (assuming 40 guests, which may end up being way too high!):

        Royal Wedding Package: $995.00
        Boutonnieres (2): $12.00
        Bouquets (2): $60.00
        Steel Band 1 hr: $250.00
        DJ 2 hrs: $300.00
        Open Bar: $400.00
        Hall/Disco Rental 2 hrs: $250.00
        Room - 6 nights (approx): $1,776.00
        Flight (approx): $800.00
        STD's: $16.40
        Invitations: $150.00
        Dress: $250.00
        Veil: $40.00
        Photographer: ?
        TOTAL $5,299.40

        (as of now we're paying for it all. If parents can kick in for anything, we'll probably upgrade some things)

        I know this is very old but I was wondering where you got married? I am seeing all of you lovely ladies highligghting budgets under 10 grand, this is amazing! Would love to know what areas you've found this is. I am looking for our wedding in mexico, 2014, for around 50 guests.



        #374 diadiamond

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        • Wedding Location:Iberostar Varadero
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        Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:52 PM

        Wow!  I too was hoping to stay near the $10,000.00 range.  After seeing this I'm not sure if that is possible.  I didn't even think that I'd have to pay for having chairs on the beach for our ceremony.  



         
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        #375 tygrrlily

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        • Wedding Location:Beach Palace in Cancun, Mexico
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        Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

        This thread is really interesting. When I first thought destination wedding, I thought it'd be under 10k for sure. Now I'm thinking closer to 15-20k looks realistic for us. I didn't realize at first about all the extra add ons either


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        #376 Meandhim

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        Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:10 PM

        This topic is very helpful


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        #377 1BeachBride

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        • Wedding Date:June 21, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Grand Palladium Bavaro Resorts & Spa- Punta Cana, DR
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        Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

        As destination weddings have become more popular, the prices continue to rise.

         

        Friends of ours got married about 10 years ago at the resort where we will wed. Back then, the price for the bride to be brought in horse drawn carriage was $50. It is now $500.

         

        What used to cost about $10,000 in the past 5 years has increased to more like $18,000. Price & demand...


        Edited by 1BeachBride, 25 April 2014 - 08:10 PM.


        #378 malyna

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        Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:10 AM

        I would like to keep it under 10k as well. I hope I can resist getting all the extras!






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