Additions to packages and total cost
Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:48 PM
Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:49 PM
We are getting married on the 3rd April this yr at the Riu Ocho Rios, we are coming from England for 2 weeks and the cost of the holiday for me, h2b & our son is £3600. I booked the wedding package directly with Riu, its the Royal package which includes several things, I'll post their link on at the bottom for you to look at.
On top of the wedding package which is costing US$1115, we are also booking their onsite photographer who is the top man & he's costing $1000 for loads of pics + the dvd of the ceremony.
I have also booked the bridal package at the spa in the resort, I have to pay $80 when I get there, but their total is something like $165. I already paid 50% in advance.
Also I have a special bouquet in mind for myself, the florist they use quoted me $110 for that particular one.
As for the ceremony extras, we are planning to be married on the beach gazebo but am not bothered about having floral arrangements or anything, we will prob use the free decoration.
Hope this is enough info you're looking for, feel free to ask any more questions!!
Wedding Packages by Destination. Honeymoon Holidays. Weddings by Riu
Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:18 PM
I would narrow down where you want to get married at and do a cost comparison based on your MUST HAVES and the associated costs. There are tons of posts and threads on every subject imaginable so good luck to you--don't stress.
Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:41 PM
Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:13 PM
We went with the free wedding package at the Riu (which really costs $265). This package included the minister, basic decorations, champage/rum punch afterwards, semi-private dinner at Mammee Bay, the cake, and the wedding coordinators.
In addition we added:
*Bridal hairstyle $100
*Steel drum band for ceremony ($350/hour)
*DJ at reception ($150/hour)
*Poolside reception - open bar and tables ($10-15/person)
We also brought down our own (totally optional):
*Flowers (my bouquet, 3 BM bouquests, and bout ~$300)
*Ceremony decorations + sand ceremony set (~$50)
*Petals and candles for reception tables (~$30)
I would suggest setting your limit and then categorizing things in order of importance. Figure out what you MUST have and go for it. And don't worry so much about the details that aren't important to you.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:34 AM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:24 AM
thanks for the breakdown on prices. We are still waiting for packages for April 2010. I have NO idea what the new packages are going to consist of but it's just nice to see approximate costs.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:54 AM
Do you get the cost and options for all the upgrades and add-ons in the 2010 wedding packet as well?
Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:21 AM
Trips $2950 for 2 weeks, 1950 for 1 week (CDN)
Flowers (fake) $350
"Free" Wedding $350
Aisle Runner $45
DJ $450 (3 hours)
Dinner $500 (private, over 50 ppl)
Beach Reception $700 (70 ppl @ $10 from 9-12pm)
Sound System for Dinner $150 (2 hr x $75)
Hair $100 (with 15% discount)
Favours $250 (we did Jerk Sauce @ 1.50 each and ppl loved them!)
For a grand total of $10,325
We didn't have to pay for the trips they ended up being free because we had so many people so we only paid $4425 for the wedding
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:29 PM
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