I got married at Le Meridien in Cancun which is not an all-inclusive and it was absolutely awesome. I have no regrets. I got such personalized service and the coordinator was attentive, helpful and granted my every wish. I didn't have any of the problems I've heard from other brides about unresponsive planners or surcharges for outside vendors/guests. It was a really, really smooth process. I had the wedding of my dreams. My guests didn't even stay at that resort. We stayed somewhere else entirely and it wasn't even an issue. My wedding was very affordable especially for everything I got. Everyone thinks I spent a hundred thousand dollars when in reality it was less than half of what a hometown wedding would cost:)
So, I'm curious why so many DW brides choose to have their weddings at all-inclusive resorts?
I personally don't like all-inclusives for the following reasons:
- Too many restrictions with vendors
- Too many 'outside fees'
- I was afraid that the cost of all inclusive resorts would scare some of my guests away. Sometimes when people see $250 or $300 per person/per night it's a lot scarier than seeing $105 per night. They'll probably end up spending more money on meals anyway but it's all about initial perception.
- I don't like being restricted to resort meals. I like to go out and explore other restaurants outside of the resort. If I pay for all-inclusive, I just feel like I'm paying double when I go to an outside restaurant.
Why did you choose to have your wedding at an all-inclusive resort??
What do you consider the pros & cons of a wedding in an all-inclusive resort??