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How much are you spending on other events, besides the wedding day itself?

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#21 cinnagirl

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    Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

    Originally Posted by balibride 

    We're having a welcome dinner, and also possibly a local cookery class but not sure yet if budget will stretch!

    I love the idea of a cooking class. That sounds like so much fun!

    #22 maridr2012

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      Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:20 PM

      We're having a 1 hour cocktail party the day before the wedding (right after the rehearsal dinner since that will only be for immediate family & wedding party).  We may even do that 2 days before the wedding because it may be a bit too much of time-crunching.  That is included as one of the kick-backs we get from the resort, a privatized 1 hour cocktail party, which we will call "Welcome Cocktail Party".  Having a welcome dinner was just too expensive for us.  Our rehearsal dinner is costing us $150 b/c we have more than the allotted qty of quests included in the package we chose (10 people over at $15 pp).  Other than that, we aren't paying anything else for our guests, because #1, it was too costly, and #2, we didn't want our guest's vacations to be dictated only by our wedding events.  I think we'll prob only have 1 excursion, like zip-lining or something which we will work out time, costs, transportation etc but the guests will need to pay themselves if they wish to attend.  

      #23 misbosox

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      Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:59 PM

      We will be paying extra for over head count at reception. For welcome dinner we are just planning on meeting at one of the restaurants than is included with the all inclusive that way we are not paying extra. There we will hand out or welcome bags. Saving us $4 per bag. The other thing we may pay extra for is a cocktail party after the reception

      #24 Jennypert

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      Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

      We are planning a Welcome Mexican Fiesta Party for the evening when most people arrive. It will be a private event with cocktails and will cost a bit for 50 people. We have a dinner reservation for 40 for the day after the wedding and reception but it is optional. I think a lot of people will opt to go to either another on site restaurant or into Playa del Carmen. Most people are only staying 4 nights so we want them to have time for their vacation.

      #25 jordanw0613

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        Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:14 PM

        we are doing a welcome dinner the first night spending $20/person (25ppl including us), plus the reception, the luau the night before will be optional and unhosted by us

        #26 Make2dayAmazing

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        Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:47 AM

        We are not doing anything formal. We will let guests know that we plan on having a casual get together at a set place once we get to the resort. 

        #27 Kyliewylie

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        Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

        I just talked to a bride that got back frok her DW, and her bigegst advise was do not overplan. She said to keep it simple - maybe 2 or 3 total activities tops including the wedding

        #28 Nybride525

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        Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:48 PM

        I don't want to make people spend their whole vaca with wedding related events so we aren't doing welcome dinner or rehearsal...I am contemplating some sort of excursion but may just do a spa day for the bms


        #29 keezy

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        Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:06 AM

        We decided not to plan any other events, just a welcome dinner and then wedding.

        #30 LissaSou

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        Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

        We are also keeping the wedding-related events to a minimum. An informal cocktail meet up once everyone arrives at the resort is all that's planned so far. We are trying to decide if we want to spend the $2500 that was quoted to us for the private catamaran cruise, but if we do go ahead with it we'll nix the cocktail get-together.

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