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#1 Mrsgreen2b

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    Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:40 PM

    Hey all!! I have a quick question - were there any brides or grooms with a large number of guests attending ie, 100+? I'm looking into packages, and because all of them are quoted for relatively small groups, less then 25, I find it difficult to find a package that is within my budget. Where are you holding your wedding ceremony and reception? Love to hear from you all!

    #2 J and G 2012

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      Posted 16 December 2011 - 07:25 AM

      Well I don't have 100 guest coming but close to it!

      Ceremony will be at the resort, but very simple.

      We chose to do a Catamran Cocktail party instead of a dinner.

      The cost of the catamaran, transportation to the dock and upgraded menu worked out to about $48/person. so not bad at all, plus it's something different.

      We used Island Routes and they were fabulous to work with! Hopefully it all works out when we are down there!

      #3 Leah22

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        Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:23 PM

        A catamaran cruise is a great idea! 


        You can also looking into renting a private villa.  The wedding party could stay at the villa and your guests would find other hotels nearby (or nearby villas to share).  With this option everything could be hosted on your property.  I looked into this originally and I thought it would be more expensive, but I think it is actually more economical to do it this way if you have a large number of guests.

        #4 SS2012

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          Posted 22 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

          i dont have 100, but i have 75 people joining us! we are doing our wedding at the gran bahia principe punta cana in the dominican republic. the ceremony cost is usually $400 for up to 25 people, and then $25 a person additional! this was a craaaaazy price because for the extra 50 people we have coming would be $1250 (plus the $400 original cost) so our ceremony alone would have been $1650. but the resort decided to waive the cost for the extra guests for the ceremony! so we are having a private dinner in one of the restaurants, its $2500 set price for up to 120 people. its a three course meal and they have quite a few menus to choose from. what will cost A LOT extra is if we do an open bar for after dinner/reception time. that is $40 a person for 3 hours of open bar (absolutely nuts for an all inclusive). so we've decided to not do that see what we can work out. but its up to you! so there are affordable places to go for large groups! good luck with your search :)

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