Originally Posted by SusanMike2013
Right now I am looking at 16 adults.. maybe less/more but for budget I am using 20 Adults
We are getting the complimentary wedding package as we have the Preferred Club Ocean view room booked.
I do have confirmation that there is a sound system included for ceremony all packages ( I have this in a email ) as I want certain songs as the girls and I walk down the aisle.
-This package includes a wedding ceremony for 10 people so I have to add on a cost for chairs, wine and cake for 10 extra ..
-I am also adding on a private dinner (885 +tax Platinum ) and the sound system (350).
total cost taxes included in $1760..
That saves me $989 when comparing to the Now to Eternity package w/sound system...
There so so many extras that I would not use ( Photos, Hair/makeup in the higher packages that it seems better for me to do it this way and save the money.
I am not getting married til the evening so cocktail hour would be a waste for a small group, we are doing most of our pictures before the wedding.. after the ceremony it will be group shots anyhow so why pay for drinks ( which we can free get anyhow) and food when we are going directly to a big dinner...
It makes sense for us to do it this way.. it may not work for all brides though. It depends on what you want and how many guests you have
:-) Now when I get there I may add little things.. but nothing to equal $1000 and that I would have in the higher packages.
Awesome - Thank you very much for clearing that all up! I think it has been your comments that have had me questioning the most... but with 20 people - That definitely makes the most sense! Especially if you aren't using the extras, like cocktail hour, hair/make up etc...
I went through it all again, and I definitely think that it makes the most sense for us... We have about 40-45 ... When I started looking at the meals and the chairs - I was already looking at about $2000... And I definitely want the extras... Hair/makeup + me = Clueless!!
I'm going to play my own music for the ceremony too - But, I've confirmed that it is ok to use the guitarist for the cocktail hour... So, I'm happy with that.
Thanks again Susan... Helpful as usual!