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#1 saint1984

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    Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:54 PM

    I have been reading these threads and I see that alot of the resorts charge extra per person fees? now it seems as though it just for private receptions , but is it just me but I find nuts to pay extra at an all inclusive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I mean the whole reason why I want to do a destination wedding is to save money, not end up paying for for all the extras

    I like majestic colonial but it doesn't even look like they include a bouquet in their package and outside of that is 65.00....so what I am I really paying for in a wedding package that cost 1200$

    boy was I wrong when I thought destination weddings would be stress free!!!

    #2 Oryx

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      Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:31 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by saint1984
      I have been reading these threads and I see that alot of the resorts charge extra per person fees? now it seems as though it just for private receptions , but is it just me but I find nuts to pay extra at an all inclusive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I mean the whole reason why I want to do a destination wedding is to save money, not end up paying for for all the extras

      I like majestic colonial but it doesn't even look like they include a bouquet in their package and outside of that is 65.00....so what I am I really paying for in a wedding package that cost 1200$

      boy was I wrong when I thought destination weddings would be stress free!!!
      I'm pretty sure they include a bouquet... but you're right, nothing is as simple as it first seems.



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      - Specialized assistance of our wedding planner
      - Location of your choice: White sand Beach, our Magnificent Gazebo or your own Suite.
      - Room Upgrade (Subject to availability) for the couple.
      - Early Check in and Late check out (subject to availability)
      - Services of a Civil Judge
      - Beautiful decorated wedding cake
      - Bouquet for the table in tropical flowers
      - Bouquet for the Bride and boutonniere for the Groom in tropical flowers
      - Ironing of grooms tuxedo and bride’s gown
      - Sound system and simultaneous translation of the ceremony if needed
      - Marriage Certificate in Spanish
      - Marriage Certificate delivered by DHL
      - Champagne for the group after the Ceremony
      - Candle light romantic dinner for the couple with champagne
      - Romantic breakfast in your suite.
      - Complementary massage for the couple and use of humid area at the Spa
      - Basket of fruits in your room during your stay
      - Bottle of champagne in your room. Twice during your stay.
      - Room Service Included for the couple.

      Majestic Colonial & Elegance Wedding Pkg $1,750.00
      Majestic Symbolic Wedding Pkg (Colonial & Elegance) $1,250.00



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      Boutonni¨res 6 + 16% each
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      #3 autjo

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        Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:12 PM

        This is discussed all the time on this forum. In essence you are paying for private service. Think about it... they are setting up a private area just for you, supplying private waiters, making custom food and waiting on you hand and foot. The average person vacationing at the resort doesn't get private treatment. If you add up everything you are getting, most of the time it is a steal compared to having something local. It might help to make a budget sheet to put things into perspective. No weddings are stress free, but a DW is such an awesome experience and your guests will remember it for a long time! Good luck planning :o)

        #4 NaM

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          Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:16 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by autjo
          This is discussed all the time on this forum. In essence you are paying for private service. Think about it... they are setting up a private are just for you, supplying private waiters, making custom food and waiting on you hand and foot. The average person vacationing at the resort doesn't get private treatment. If you add up everything you are getting, most of the time it is a steal compared to having something local. It might help to make a budget sheet to put things into perspective. No weddings are stress free, but a DW is such an awesome experience and your guests will remember it for a long time! Good luck planning :o)
          I couldn't have said it better myself!! A wedding is above and beyond just a vacation at an AI...it's an event. And while still cheaper in many ways than a traditional at home wedding, you are still paying for a wedding because you are getting more than any other person vacationing at the resort.

          #5 luciel2820

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            Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:37 PM

            Perfectly said autjo and Nam, imagine if the wedding was free and everything else was free, people wouldnt just vacation, they would get married or have a huge PRIVATE event everytime they went to an AI. All together you are def getting a great deal! And you have to do basically nothing, they take care of all of it for you. $1200 for a wedding is a steal compared to the states for $20,000 and you have to take care of everything yourself, unless you want a WC (add $5000 here).

            So like the autjo said make a budget and compare the costs for your DW to an at home wedding.

            #6 ashleed

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              Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:39 PM

              The brides above are right. But if you thought it was going to be stress free....well....its not. :) Communication really stinks but if you get over that then you will be fine. Most of the brides have been more than pleased with there weddings but it can never be compared to what you get in the US because overall you are spending way less.

              Happy Planning!




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