Hello fellow brides to be!
I am brand new to this site, finding it about 2 hours ago. I got engaged back in October 2011. I've spent the past couple of months planning a local "traditional" wedding. Then we started exploring the idea of a destination wedding and we are completely sold on the idea. My mother? ....not so much yet. She has many concerns about price, planning a wedding from afar, etc. I'm trying to rally up as much information on this subject as I can so I can prove to her that not only is it the best decision for us as a couple, but also that it can be cheaper for us (not necessarily for our guests, but if they decide to come they obviously didn't mind the price too much). We are having our wedding sometime December 2013 so I feel like we're getting a good jump on things. I can't wait to meet you guys and get your input while I'm learning the ropes of what a destination wedding involves. I think my biggest question at the moment is this. Is a reception at an all-inclusive resort pretty similar to a reception we would have at home? As in, is there music provided, dinner, etc? And do you know, if alcohol is included in the resort price, would we have to pay extra for the alcohol served at our reception? Of course it varies between resorts and locations. I was just curious if anyone had any input on this subject? Thank you for any and all information!!