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#1 adhinsa

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    Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:55 PM

    I am trying to do a destination wedding, something I have wanted for a LONG time. I am finding that its pricey for my guests. What is the average cost, or how much did it cost your guests and for what hotel/destination? I am looking to see what is normal. I want to know if I am expecting too much of a deal.

    #2 heartbeat

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      Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:10 PM

      Where are you thinking of having your DW?

      #3 akbeach

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        Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:10 PM

        Figure out what time of year you want to the wedding and do a search on travel sites for cost for 4 and 7 days for those dates. That is the length of time most of our guests are going for. We chose based on guest travel costs instead of what the wedding would cost us. Good luck!
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        #4 CTall119

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          Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:14 PM

          Our guests are paying $3000 for three nights and hardly four days at an all inclusive Sandals resort in St. Lucia. This is for airfare and hotel.

          #5 Butterflyf369

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            Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:44 PM

            Wow, that's pricey. I landed on about $1700 per person at Dreams Tulum, Mexico. In the end it's about you and your FI so go with where you want to be married.

            #6 MC Hicks

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              Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:22 PM

              I agree with the first two posters. Figure out where you want to have it, then start checking fares. I'm hoping to swing some deals with a few hotels around Cabo for my friends who aren't able to spend a ton of money. Really trying to keep it around $1300 or under per person for 3-4 days. Flights are really the main cost for them. From there you can always find great rates, and in Mexico, now is the time to start "negotiating" with hotels, etc. since they really want your business. Good luck!

              #7 saltocoach

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                Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:37 PM

                I've been able to get ours down to $1800/pp for a full week to the Riu in Cabo from Edmonton Canada. Very affordable for a week of all-inclusive if you ask me.

                #8 godaloveme

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                  Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:20 PM

                  I have managed to get it down to 850. PP for 7 days in a puerto vallarta with air
                  but its not on a big resort and it not AI but its right on the beach in are favorite part of town and there are lots of great and cheep places to eat and drink
                  the main thing for us was to make it so as many of are family and friends could afford to come

                  #9 Donie Jordan

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                    Posted 07 June 2009 - 11:06 AM

                    You should also consider looking into villas for your guests in cabo. There are several websites with beautiful villas throughout cabo. If you can get groups to stay together and split the cost it can end up being very affordable. Plus, they have their own kitchen to cook rather than spending money on eating out. cabovillas.com and vrbo.com are great places to start looking. Also, don't forget many airlines offer 10% discounts for groups - not a huge help, but every little bit helps!

                    #10 krebsler

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                      Posted 07 June 2009 - 06:59 PM

                      We are having our wedding In June at Dreams Los Cabos. My FI and I went in April and spent $1800 (7 nts) but it was during spring break. We are planning for $1300-$1400/person (7 nts) and that would include airfare, hotel, food, alcohol, etc. (AI Resort). Personally I would go with an AI resort so your stay is stress-free. It's a great feeling to have everything paid for and you can gorge in all the food and drinks you want! :) This sight has a lot of helpful information! Find out the location and time of year and search on BDW forum for the rest! Enjoy the planning!

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