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I e-mailed the hotel and got a very thorough response.  34 page brochure!  Probably too large to post on here.  If you want to send me your personal e-mail I will forward it.

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Ladies,

 

I'm in need of some assistance!  I have 45-50 people coming to my wedding April 2013 (40 already booked!) but am absolutely lost on what package to use!  My fiance and I are going to do a 'symbolic' ceremony and then were thinking about going on the La Baracaza - the issue I am having is the Melia wants to charge me $864 for the base wedding package (for 12 people) and then $25.00 for all my guests over the 12.  I asked if there was any budge on that price and they said they would take off 10% off any 'additional guests' which is only 2.5 per guest or $80!  It makes me kinda nauseous to spend $2k on a 20 minute ceremony that has no music, no cocktail hour etc. etc.....

 

The La Baracaza is $65 pp so around $3300 without wine... and wine is a must with my family.....

 

I'm trying to keep the wedding ceremony/reception around $5k, am I being unrealistic for 50 people?!  My fiance and I are paying for the wedding ourselves and do not have the funds to have a massive wedding however, I don't want to be disappointed in the big day either.  I know that sounds horrible... I won't be disappointed... but I want to be wowed!

 

The funny thing is I sent out the save the dates for a destination wedding without really looking into the costs... I never realized how much it would be to get what I wanted....

 

Need HELP!

 

Any suggestions?

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Have you looked into doing the ceremony and reception offsite?  There are two venues that I know of - Jellyfish and Kukua Beach Club.  Both have websites if you google them and will detail the costs.

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We booked 5 nights in the romance suite and are getting the symbolic package for free You do get sparkling wine, cake, bouquet in the package The labarcaza will also do a ceremony for you not sure on the cost but I think it is a flat rate

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Originally Posted by alij View Post

 

I e-mailed the hotel and got a very thorough response.  34 page brochure!  Probably too large to post on here.  If you want to send me your personal e-mail I will forward it.

Hi ! can you send it to me aswell please? mparent_charland@hotmail.com

 

thank you :)

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Hi Jadee, 

 

I know exactly what you mean because I feel the same about spending too much at the resort - it's already all inclusive! 

I have booked my wedding for July 2013 at the Iberostar Bavaro. The prices are AMAZING!! And the service I have received so far is awesome! 

Anyway I'll give you a brief breakdown... 

The wedding package for 15ppl is 1250, you can have your reception privatized at one of their restaurants for either $850 or $1000 depending on the restaurant. 

Each additional person is $12 and kids under 13yrs old are $6 

DJ service is $700 for 3 hours 

Cocktail hr ranges from $13 to $24 (they have 4 different packages you can choose from) 

 

This is just the basics - if you or anyone would like the Iberostar Bavaro wedding package info PM me and I will forward everything the WC has given me so far. 

 

I thought about looking into the Melia but seems like the prices are a little out of my league... we are trying our best to pay cash for everything... being that it's my fiance and I paying for it all. 

Iberostar Bavaro may not me modern 100% but everyone I know that has visited it has great things to say about it and the more I think about it the more I know my group will make the best of it no matter where we are. I just have to keep this in mind and STOP looking around bc there's way too much to do now that it's confirmed. 

 

Happy planning ladies! 

xo 

Eva 

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Anyone know the current day pass rate at Melia?  I have booked Pastor Rick myself and the WC said it was OK but she didn't say what they would charge to bring him in.

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