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#1 nicole2010

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    Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:33 PM

    I am planning our wedding in Mexico and I recently found out that the meal options are around $85/person. I am planning on having around 50+ ppl attending. At that price the wedding budget is continuing to rise and get out of control. To avoid a supper, I am thinking of having a sunset wedding and than a cocktail party on the beach. Can anyone help me think of some more economical options or, am I going to look cheap by not having a supper
    Please help me out!!!!!

    #2 michellepicksbrent

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      Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:43 PM

      Welcome to the forum! With regards to your question, if I were a guest at your wedding and I had flown down to Mexico, I think I'd be a little disappointed not having a dinner *sorry* Is there a way your wedding coordinator may be able to reduce the price per person? Best of luck with your planning :)

      #3 KLaBate54

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        Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:00 PM

        Congratulations and welcome! In regards to your question, I also agree that all of your guests will probably be expecting some type of reception dinner. Are you pretty set on Dreams? It is a bit pricey to pay that much extra for dinners when it's already an AI resort.

        #4 moepeedy

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          Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:03 PM

          Welcome and congrats!

          I agree with michellepickesbrent. I'm sure they have at least three options of priciing.
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          #5 amygirl1169

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            Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:35 PM

            I'm booked at Dreams LR, and we are going with the free wedding package and then upgrading for a private reception. I know prices at each of the Dreams is different (which I found out the hard way, after basing all of my pricing on Dreams PC and then found out that Dreams LR is more $$) but our total cost for approx 40 people will only be about $2000-2500, which includes a full meal and cocktail reception beforehand.

            Good luck with your planning!

            #6 dinogomez.com

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              Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:43 AM

              Welcome to the forum and congratulations!! You've come to the right place; here you can find all the info you need for a fun, smooth and successful planning!! Enjoy!!!

              #7 Christy335

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                Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:54 AM

                Why don't you look into having a reception at a restaurant that is off-site? You can have the wedding on the beach at Dreams and then hire vans or buses to take everyone to your desired reception site. You can probably find somewhere that will stay way under $85 pp. Plus you may end up with more authentic food, and people may enjoy the opportunity to get off the resort for a little while, since they will probably eat most of their other meals there. Just a thought!

                #8 Mishka Designs

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                  Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:50 AM

                  Felicidades and welcome to the forum!! Does that price include drink? I know, in Vallarta, dinners run about $43 on up pp but that doesn't include beverages (although drinks per hour, depending on the caterer run around $9 pp an hour .... which, combined, is still at $52 pp!!)....

                  Anyway, I think if the cocktail includes some good food and entertainment, it might be just fine.

                  #9 Dmitri_Markine

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                    Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:09 AM

                    Welcome and good luck with planning!!

                    #10 O'Driscoll Photography

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                      Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:40 AM

                      Welcome and congrats, Nicole!

                      Best wishes,

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