Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:45 AM
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 02:14 PM
have you gotten useful info about where to plan your wedding for this site or any others ? HELP i know i want to get married in Jamaica but i am having a hard time deciding where
Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:11 AM
Hi Ireyes -
We just got married @ the Iberostar Grand in MBJ in July this year & I think when I started looking, I didn't even know what island at first....so now that you know which Island, the fun now starts with looking up locations & places for your special day.
Here are some recommendations to consider when reading through this website for places for your wedding:
1. Consider whether you want your location at a hotel or off site - in addition, cost to you & to your friends/Family. Is this location going to make YOU happy
2. How many people plan on coming to your wedding. Knowing this, then you can plan on whether you want to be close to the airport for easier travel for a lot of out-of-towners. Also - can your hotel accommodate the amount of folks you have attending? Cost of Wedding to include all guests - or how much per person?
3. Outside vendors allowed? If you plan on outside vendors (flowers, photographers, etc), how much does it cost to work with an outside vendor vs. using the hotel's preferred vendors.
4. Cost to your guests - so once you can narrow down a few choice hotels...consider how much per night it will cost your guest to travel there...so on average, do you want them paying $150pp or $400pp per night? Lots of choices, so if you can calculate the cost of hotel, food & airfare per person....this will help you understand how many folks will be able to afford to come to your wedding. We tried to hit a cost of $250pp (assuming hotels typically cost $100+ a night, Food & Drink cost $75-100 per day, and you then can average out the flight for $50-75....so that was our easy math calculation, but essentially, we just wanted to be realistic with what it would cost if we had them travel to our wedding in North Carolina...but realizing that they can also utilize this as their vacation too!)
Again - if you plan on a wedding at a Hotel, try to get their Wedding packages so that you can start narrowing down your decision once you get an understanding of what each place can offer....I think the piece that took me the longest was getting our date secured with the hotel, but once we got that, everything ran fairly smoothly!!!
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