I need your help w/ a Plan B
Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:24 PM
We are not real resort people and love having our wedding in the small town of Akumal on the beach and putting everything together. Doing this we have managed to keep a very small budget! FMIL and FFIL paid for our flights and hotel. We are staying for 12 days and the total for flights and hotel for both of us is $2500. Although our guests coming for about a week are averaging about $800 for flight and hotel. I have no idea what to even guess for the cost of food. For our wedding we have spent $2500 (thats ceremony chairs decor, and reception w/ decor, I didn't include photography cause we are bringing them w/ us, and I didn't include flowers cause i have real-touch being done). We NEED to stay close to these numbers.
We are thinking at this point I can't put all of this work into another wedding and know we won't find anything like we have now w/ the small town and quiet wedding. So we have agreed that if we end up following through w/ a plan b that an AI is probably best for everyone. We are coming up w/ a plan b, not necessarily doing plan b. We would just like to have a plan and if things continue to get worse we will follow through, if not then we stay w/ plan A. But until then i need help from you guys on where to go. I have no idea how an AI wedding even works so I need you girls! TIA
Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:45 PM
So I guess we've really just done this all on our own.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:53 PM
i just don't want our guests to end up having to pay a ton more than what they already are, otherwise they'll probably back out due that too
Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:55 PM
For us, we are willing to wait it out until this things clears up. Tommy and I have been together for 10 years and having to wait out another few months or even a year is no biggie for us.
I HATE that the military is now banned from traveling to Mexico, but I can understand that elevated pandemic level mandates it. I hope whatever happens, there will be a happy resolution for not only yourself but all the brides who have been afflicted by the recent events.
I am gonna do some searching later on at work and see if I can find anything for you since I know you're looking for a similar vibe to Akumal. Many hugs sister
Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:04 PM
So, Plan B will only really come into effect if the swine flu (or god forbid something else in Mexico!) is going on in July or if we lose most of our guests, or if the military doesn't lift the ban. So we'll have a plan and hopefully I will hear something from these guests and get some feedback! Crossing my fingers that the rest are ok w/ going regardless!
Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:34 PM
Roatan Beach Resort and PADI 5 Star Dive Center
Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:04 PM
Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:41 PM
Have you thought about staying in the U.S? I live in what I would say is one of the most beautiful places in the world with amazing white sand beaches and deep emerald green water - Destin Florida. They say that it's the home of "Destin-ation Weddings" LOL Cheesy I know but seriously they call it that! I would have never known about this place if I had never moved here - it's actually kinda like a hidden gem.
That way you could have your beautiful beach wedding and your FH can wear his military whites(btw is that what they call them?).
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