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#1 mimosa123

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    Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:10 PM

    Is anyone willing to share what their wedding is costing them for the ceremony and reception?

    I am a little discouraged by the fact that after you exceed 20 people, you have to pay a per person fee at an all inclusive establishment.

    PM me if you'd like
    Thanks a bunch

    #2 PCBride

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      Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:37 PM

      We are six weeks away from our wedding and so far we have spent over $18,000.00

      We expect to spend an additional $10,000.00USD or so before it's all over, but for the same reason, we have 41 guests at this point and we have to pay extra per person for cake, buy an additional bottle of Champagne for every 6 additional guests over 20...

      Now that we've hit the magic number 40, we have to pay for a private restaurant. Since we are paying for the restaurant, Future Hubby said, let's go ahead and get a DJ and have the dances and toasts and tosses, etc.

      #3 erinsny24

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        Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:41 PM

        We are guessing we are going to be around the $15,000 range, including our travel. We have no idea how many people are actually going to come so that might bump us up a bit. We figure it is still cheaper than doing it here!

        #4 Glamourina

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          Posted 01 July 2009 - 10:13 PM

          I haven't added up the total cost yet, but for 21 people it's looking to be around 14000 travel included... I still have some odds and ends to add that cost, but so far I think it's reasonable..

          #5 Boston Bride 2009

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            Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:53 PM

            We are just about the same as everyone else who has posted...I'll give some more detail of how it's breaking down for us.

            We are spending
            $3500 for travel (including the flight for my MOH)
            $5100 for the wedding/private reception including
            -Reception dinner/drinks 15 additional guests (over the 20)
            -upgraded photog
            -pastor york
            $5300 on everything else including
            -my attire (2 dresses)
            -his attire
            -really nice invitations
            -save the date
            -gifts for our guests (beach towels)
            -gifts for wedding party
            I'm sure there are few things that we will need here and there. We also agreed if we wanted things extra for our attire that wasn't in the budget we would get it on our own...we both have spent quite a bit extra in this area which is not included in our calculation. We are estimating we will have around 35-40 guests. We have 22 booked so far and we are getting married in November.

            Hope this helps


            #6 khomac

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              Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:11 PM

              Trip $2200
              Translation of documents $200.00
              Marriage ceremony & dinner $1,750.00
              Dancing $400.00
              (Bose stereo gift from parents bringing down for music)
              Flowers (DIY) $75.00
              Ring Pillow $3
              Flower Girl Pail $5
              Hair $65.00
              Dress $399.00
              tiara & veil Borrowed
              photographer about $2,500.00
              Invitations $15.00
              Gifts for 21 Dominican's $147
              Gifts for 6 Canadians $80 (I thought it would be more!!)
              Vases (sand ceremony) $5
              Decorations (none needed)
              Rings $500

              My approximate counts.
              Kelly & Pablo

              Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

              #7 **TIFFANY**

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                Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:08 PM

                We're looking at about $10000 which includes our travel for 2 1/2 weeks, photography, ceremony, dress and all the extras. So far we have 30 guests. Our resort only charges $10 per person over 20 for dinner at the ala carte restaurant so that's not too bad.

                #8 march132010

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                  Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:13 PM

                  were doing 10000

                  #9 mimosa123

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                    Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:54 PM

                    I am thankful for your willingness to share. I booked the RIU Palace Punta Cana today. I chose that resort because it was the only one that covered up to 60 people.

                    I hope that I am able to cut down on cost that way. I am going to start working on my Budget so that I can have a realistic understanding of all the expenses.

                    #10 NyBeachBride

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                      Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:26 PM

                      i think 12000 with the photog, and ceremony, reception for 50 people. im not including our attitre, invites, and travel, nor the honeymoon...they prob another 7k

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