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#1 Seven

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    Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:39 PM

    Hello!

    I searched the entire site and cannot find a thread pertaining to the total co$t of a DW. Can you please give me an idea on how much this sort of wedding costs? I know a DW could cost anywhere from $1,000 - $1,000,000+ and that a nice wedding (is relative) varies from couple to couple, but I don't know where to look.

    Also, is there a list of all-inclusive resorts? I want the guests only to pay for airfare. Thank you and I apologize in advance if this thread has been done 50-11 times.

    ETA: DH and I want to come up with a budget tonight and I have an idea of what it will cost but want more information first in case we need to adjust it.

    #2 BillysBride

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      Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:44 PM

      lol...your question is REALLY hard to answer in terms of specifics. Like you said...your options being as limitless as what they are and determined by you guys as a couple really leaves an actual ball park range hard to nail down.

      I've seen everything in it from 3K to 30K, and truth be told? It's not always obvious where the difference is by the list of things that were paid for. Some people just spend more/less on things that have both expensive AND inexpensive options. I've seen wedding albums where the total was fairly "low cost" that looked like the wedding was every bit as nice/elaborate as the expensive ones! I have no idea how it happens:)

      Oh! I see MegaShay found the thread I was thinking of--that may be helpful to you. There are individual threads in each forum by destination. For the Riviera Maya, for Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, etc. Once you nail down just what part of the Caribbean you want to be in, you can go into that forum and look around at the accomodations others have gathered info on.

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      #3 Seven

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        Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:46 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by MegaShay
        I think this is the thread you're looking for: http://bestdestinati....hlight=DW cost
        Thank you sweetie. Um, is there something for DW though?

        #4 Seven

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          Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:46 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by BillysBride
          lol...your question is REALLY hard to answer in terms of specifics. Like you said...your options being as limitless as what they are and determined by you guys as a couple really leaves an actual ball park range hard to nail down.

          I've seen everything in it from 3K to 30K, and truth be told? It's not always obvious where the difference is by the list of things that were paid for. Some people just spend more/less on things that have both expensive AND inexpensive options. I've seen wedding albums where the total was fairly "low cost" that looked like the wedding was every bit as nice/elaborate as the expensive ones! I have no idea how it happens:)

          Oh! I see MegaShay found the thread I was thinking of--that may be helpful to you. There are individual threads in each forum by destination. For the Riviera Maya, for Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, etc. Once you nail down just what part of the Caribbean you want to be in, you can go into that forum and look around at the accomodations others have gathered info on.

          Welcome aboard!
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          #5 BlakleyBrideToBe

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            Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:52 PM

            Check out Excellence in Punta Cana. They're doing my wedding. The wedding coordinator Ana is amazing! The Wedding and Recepetion is free when you book an upgraded room. I'm paying about $1500 pp that's for 7 days Room and Air and the wedding.

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            #6 big3n09

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              Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:33 PM

              There is a thread titled "Budget", if that helps!
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              #7 TATrisha

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              Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:38 PM

              Here ya go!
              http://bestdestinati....com/forum/t933

              If you go to the search function and type in Budget... but then change it so that it seaches post TITLES instead of the stuff within the posts it'll help you out! Good luck!

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              #8 hunniebee724

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                Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:44 PM

                We're doing a cruise wedding. We're going to get married in port in NYC and then sailing to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Our wedding package is about $2200 which includes tax, ceremony and open bar/buffet reception for 1 hour for up to 20 people and photographer. Each additional person we add is $22 per person but that gets paid a few weeks before the cruise. Picture packages are also additional, up to $3,000. Our cruise starts at $859 per person plus tax, so for our room and the ceremony/reception, it will be less than $5,000. We decided on a cruise rather than an AI resort because we have 3 teenage brothers between us, and there will be more for them to do on a cruise.

                #9 Jacilynda

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                  Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:45 PM

                  I'm a bit confused too. Are you paying for your guests hotel and food? If so then thats going to be a big chunk of money. My wedding is $6000 at a non resort in Akumal for 35 people, welcome dinner is included along w/ all wedding stuff in that $6000.

                  I think you should first determine your budget, then talk to one of our ta's and find out where you can go w/ that money. the travel agents on here do DW so they are better choice to talk to. then you can determine if AI is what you want, or private non resort. Do you want beach, do you want jungle, do you want gazebo. make of list of things you'd like and go from there. our ta's can find a place that has the things you want around your budget.

                  #10 Ana

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                  Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:10 PM

                  hm that's a hard question to answer. I can give you a breakdown of our wedding cost...better yet I can post our budget in Excel format. That didn't include money we spent there though, or anything else. Take a look at that sheet + read my review and that should give you a good idea of the cost of something similar to our wedding.

                   

                   

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