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#11 Seven

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    Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:19 PM

    Originally Posted by BlakleyBrideToBe
    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.
    I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for but that thread is about DW's. Are you looking at travel costs only, travel plus wedding packages, travel plus every wedding expense from ceremony to reception and including attire?
    If you are trying to keep travel costs low you want to look at AI resorts in the Dominican Republic, Yucatan Peninsula, and Jamaica. They will be the least expensive and the easiest to get to from NY.
    You should look at resorts that offer free wedding packages so there is no cost there and ones that offer free semi-private reception dinners such as Riu Resorts. Then check out the DIY section and see if you think any of those things are doable for you because that is a great way to keep costs down but still appear to have a very elaborate wedding.
    Thanks, you provided me with some good ideas!

    Originally Posted by hunniebee724
    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.
    My husband and I love cruises. This is a great idea!

    Originally Posted by Jacilynda
    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.
    I will pay for their accomodations, but the airfare is up to them. We would like something with the beach in the background under a gazebo.

    Originally Posted by Ana
    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.
    Thank you so much sweetie!

    #12 tylersgirl

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      Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:41 PM

      I am getting married at the RIU Palace Riviera Maya and I am having the ceremony in a beautiful gazebo with the beach in the background. My guests are paying around $1000 per person and that includes airfare and hotel (an AI). Here is the blog with pics of the wedding gazebo. RIU Weddings Playa del Carmen Mexico I hope this helps you and good luck with your planning.

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