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#1 PrecisePlans

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    Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:01 PM

    Hi Ladies. Just trying to get my budget in order, so what are we looking at here. Subtracting lodging, outside guest passes, wedding site decor/flowers, and airfare, how much would the basic, complete wedding/reception cost. I am planning on having the following for 65 guests:

    Free Wedding - $250
    Minister & Document Fees - $250
    Cake - $250
    Private Dinner - $500
    Disco - $250
    Steel Band play for 1 hour - $350

    Grand total so far: $1850

    What else am I forgetting?

    #2 Spazz

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      Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:04 PM

      When you book the "free" wedding, it actually costs $250 (I don't know what this charge is for though). Then the cost for fees is $250 I believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I think...

      The disco costs $250 for 2 hours and includes dj and open bar. If you have open bar at dinner, there is a $10 charge per person.

      #3 BrittneyD

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        Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:07 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Lizz
        When you book the "free" wedding, it actually costs $250 (I don't know what this charge is for though). Then the cost for fees is $250 I believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I think...

        The disco costs $250 for 2 hours and includes dj and open bar. If you have open bar at dinner, there is a $10 charge per person.

        All your information is correct.
        Brittney & Peter
        July 12, 2008
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        #4 PrecisePlans

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          Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:16 PM

          so how is this a "free wedding package" when it cost $250 okay, thanks, i'll update my post with the new figures. So after the ceremony, they serve rum punch and drinks for free......right? I"m trying to decide if I want to add on h'ords or not because I will not have that much of a gap between my ceremony and dinner.

          #5 jmhein

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            Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:29 PM

            I was under the impression that the free weddings cost $250 because that is the fee paid to the minister!? So I am confused now too!!
            Rum punch is free after the ceremony. If you wanted to have some champagne on hand as well that is an extra cost. (I might get some champagne for the wedding party as it will look nice in the pics!)
            If you want upgraded decorations to the gazebo or wedding arch, that is an extra cost and it's variable depending on what you want. Also cost for aisle runner and aisle markers if you are interested in those...
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            #6 Spazz

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              Posted 20 September 2007 - 05:04 PM

              Here is a thread where we were talking about this before: http://bestdestinati....ding-fees.html

              And here is a thread with pics and prices of different decorations and flowers: http://bestdestinati....apher-riu.html

              #7 serena

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                Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:57 AM

                hi lizz,
                i thought the steel band was $250 for the hour?, do you know if they play while you walk down the aisle and if you choose the songs they play, i have emailed chandlyn but im still waiting for her to get back to me....

                #8 jmhein

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                  Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:10 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by serena
                  hi lizz,
                  i thought the steel band was $250 for the hour?, do you know if they play while you walk down the aisle and if you choose the songs they play, i have emailed chandlyn but im still waiting for her to get back to me....
                  The steel band will play when you walk down the aisle. Chandlyn gave me a choice of The Wedding March or Canon in D to walk down the aisle to. If you wanted to request a different song they could probably accomodate you but you might want to check in advance.
                  ------------------------------------------------MARRIED at the Riu Ocho Rios - Feb 12, 2008 - Best day of our lives!Honeymooned at Sandals Whitehouse European Village - Feb 16-23


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                  #9 ochoriobride

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                    Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:47 PM

                    I thought the 250$(for the free wedding)was for the minister and documents

                    The steel band was 250$/hr last year but now it 350$/hr
                    Someone can correct me if i'm wrong
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                    #10 Spazz

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                      Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:49 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by ochoriobride
                      I thought the 250$(for the free wedding)was for the minister and documents

                      The steel band was 250$/hr last year but now it 350$/hr
                      Someone can correct me if i'm wrong
                      The $250 is the charge for the "free" wedding. The additional $250 is for the minister and fees. The price of the steel band has gone up in 2008 to $350.




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