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#1 Born2teachuga

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    Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

    After wedding drama after just a couple months going into the planning, my fiance and I opted to do the destination route and then come back and have a big reception.

     

    We've been looking online trying to find the best places for having a wedding, but can't really get an idea of what we're looking at it costing us to see how to rule out areas. We're getting married in March and everyone we talk to says that we can't really book anything until May, but I'm just trying to get a ballpark idea of what it would cost to do a destination wedding. I've looked at all these prices that people have posted, but I'm not trying to do a wedding and reception at the same time. We just want to have the ceremony and then stay for our honeymoon afterward and do all the things related to a reception when we get back.

     

    Can anyone shed some insight on routes to pursue or what it cost for them to have just the wedding? Hope this makes sense!! Happy Blogging!



    #2 starchild

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      Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:24 AM

      Good question, it's really hard to say as pricing varies depending on venue and inclusions.  Some resorts offer free ceremonies if certain booking minimums are met.  A travel agent familiar with destination weddings can help you navigate all of this. 

       

      If you want to get some ideas of pricing, you might want to try one of the BDW Travel Agents.  They Specialize in Destination weddings.  You can contact them HERE!



      #3 Amanda Gardner

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        Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

        I am getting married March 15, 2013 at excellence playa mujeres. We have already booked our room and reserved our wedding date. I reserved our date almost a month ago and the date I wanted was already taken. Of course this does depend on the resort. Most resort do through in a free wedding package if you stay 7 nights. Excellence has a free wedding package if you stay in the excellence club level and 7 nights is roughly $5000. I would suggest going ahead and reserving your date and picking a resort. Loved having a travel agent to help with this too.

        Originally Posted by Born2teachuga 

        After wedding drama after just a couple months going into the planning, my fiance and I opted to do the destination route and then come back and have a big reception.

         

        We've been looking online trying to find the best places for having a wedding, but can't really get an idea of what we're looking at it costing us to see how to rule out areas. We're getting married in March and everyone we talk to says that we can't really book anything until May, but I'm just trying to get a ballpark idea of what it would cost to do a destination wedding. I've looked at all these prices that people have posted, but I'm not trying to do a wedding and reception at the same time. We just want to have the ceremony and then stay for our honeymoon afterward and do all the things related to a reception when we get back.

         

        Can anyone shed some insight on routes to pursue or what it cost for them to have just the wedding? Hope this makes sense!! Happy Blogging!

         

         



        #4 Martoca

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          Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:54 PM

          Hello,

          My name is Jimmy. I have a wedding venue in Puerto Vallarta and I get requests like yours all the time. I suggest you find a place where you want to spend your honeymoon and just ask the hotel for a romantic dinner set up and get married there next to your table area. They usually can hook something up with the concierge. some hotels have a table set up in the point of a pier for example or a special area for this. 

          If you do not want to do it at your hotel at all, then find a concierge person or ask your travel agent to help you locate one in the area you choose and ask them to handle it for you. It may cost you 200 dollars or so for the person to organize it for you but they will know the best spots and have it done stress free for you. If you want to get married and need a judge or a minister that will be arranged by them as well. 

          Good luck! 

          Jimmy



          #5 Martoca

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            Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:54 PM

            Hello,

            My name is Jimmy. I have a wedding venue in Puerto Vallarta and I get requests like yours all the time. I suggest you find a place where you want to spend your honeymoon and just ask the hotel for a romantic dinner set up and get married there next to your table area. They usually can hook something up with the concierge. some hotels have a table set up in the point of a pier for example or a special area for this. 

            If you do not want to do it at your hotel at all, then find a concierge person or ask your travel agent to help you locate one in the area you choose and ask them to handle it for you. It may cost you 200 dollars or so for the person to organize it for you but they will know the best spots and have it done stress free for you. If you want to get married and need a judge or a minister that will be arranged by them as well. 

            Good luck! 

            Jimmy






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