all inclusive or not???
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:28 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:01 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:37 AM
Great question. In some ways, your style and the type of wedding you hope to have will drive your choice. The AIs tend to have more weddings, even multiple weddings on the same day. Many of them have a lot of rooms, which translates into lots of gawkers at your wedding, maybe even people in beachwear in the photos. Smaller, boutique hotels avoid this and, as Ali and Jonathan said, give you the opportunity to visit a variety of local restaurants.
We have a blog post about the differences between the two on the Riviera Maya. We hope it helps.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:35 AM
Hi Amanda - as you've probably already discussed, there are valid points on both sides of the issue - AI or not. Ali also offers some great factors to consider
One bride posted in these forums about how she'd also been apprehensive about outside on-lookers watching their wedding, but then on the day, found it rather endearing - to have strangers watching + smiling - sharing their joy on their Big Day - so it's really all in your perspective
If the resort you choose charges fees for outside vendors, there are always ways around that. Some of our wedding couples have brought us in as their guests - who also happen to be shooting their wedding. Yes, you would need to pay for a room for them for a night or 2, but it's well worth it - to have a professional photographer capture those magical wedding "moments that matter" of your once-in-a-lifetime wedding celebration !
Wishing you all the best with your debate.......knowing there are no worries - whichever you decide, it will be amazing, as each choice has its' own unique charms
Happy planning and wishing you the perfect wedding of your dreams! Enjoy
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:46 PM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:04 AM
All the best with your decisions, amandances! and hope it all works out Great! and everybody has an awesome time...... Cheers
Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:45 AM
It's definitely about your personal preference. I am booking an all inclusive, but my fi and I love all inclusive. We recently went to a non all inclusive wedding and costs definitely added up, however the bride and groom scheduled a few extra dinners and open bars that they covered. Not necessary but a nice touch! All in all though, we spent much more in food and bev compared to past all inclusive trips. It's tough to please everyone, so we went with our own personal preference!!
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