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Hello all,

 

My fiancé and I decided today that we are going to plan a destination wedding for November 2013. I have never travelled outside of Canada and the US so I have no clue where to go. We are thinking Carribean (resort or cruise) but are open to all suggestions. We are on a pretty tight budget. If it's possible we would like the whole thing (airfare, hotel, wedding) to cost in the 3000$ range. Is that at all realistic? It will only be my fiancé and I, and possibly our son (under 2) depending if we bring him along or have him stay with a family member. We just want something simple; I don't have any specific criteria except that we have some lovely pictures as souvenirs to take back to the family. Oh and we are both picky eaters so wherever we go needs to have lots of choices and have the "basics" lol.

 

Looking forward to some ideas :)

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Hi MrsV2013, Congratulations on your engagement and rest assured that you're in the right place! This site is a treasure chest of information and everyone here is more than willing to help with any questions you may have. I totally think that a budget of 3000 for just you and your fiancé is completely doable, I've been researched wedding venues throughout the Caribbean for the past year and a half and I've found that Mexico and the Dominican Republic are usually the cheapest locations but most resorts have elopement packages that include photography for next to nothing, it really just depends on your style and preference. Personally my fiancé and I tend to shy away from the mega all inclusive resorts but some of those resorts offer free basic wedding packages so that may be something good for you and your fiancé to check into. I have a ton of information from so many resorts and venues that its crazy so if you need any help at all then please don't hesitate to ask. Happy planning!

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Originally Posted by MrsV2013 View Post

 

Hello all,

 

My fiancé and I decided today that we are going to plan a destination wedding for November 2013. I have never travelled outside of Canada and the US so I have no clue where to go. We are thinking Carribean (resort or cruise) but are open to all suggestions. We are on a pretty tight budget. If it's possible we would like the whole thing (airfare, hotel, wedding) to cost in the 3000$ range. Is that at all realistic? It will only be my fiancé and I, and possibly our son (under 2) depending if we bring him along or have him stay with a family member. We just want something simple; I don't have any specific criteria except that we have some lovely pictures as souvenirs to take back to the family. Oh and we are both picky eaters so wherever we go needs to have lots of choices and have the "basics" lol.

 

Looking forward to some ideas :)

Jamaica, Mexico and Punta Cana (dominican republic) are what I've heard that you get the most bang for your buck.  I don't know much about Cuba but I would probably check out these three to get an idea on prices.  Good luck and congrats!!

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Thanks! So we‘ve unofficially narrowed it down to a carnival cruise or beaches/sandals resorts in jamaica. Anyone have any experience with either option??

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I am doing Sandals Montego Bay,but you would need Negril for Beaches if having kids attend. I like what they offer but you have to pick what suits you and your guests.Research is the key and a great TA!!!

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