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Sounds crazy, right? Ive never been one to dream of a big wedding and if it were up to me id just elope...but my father would kill me and being daddys little (only) girl I want to give him this day. In fact he is the reason we are getting married and so fast. My FI and I have been a couple for 8 years. We live together and have always known we would one day tie the knot but decided to travel the world first. My fathers health has been on a decline and my FI and I decided its time to give him his chance to see me down the isle and soon after a grandbaby (his first) We have no idea how much this is going to cost but we feel like it would be cheaper to go away...honestly bc it would be huge id we had it at home and we realize only a third of the people will come if its a destination wedding. (Sounds awful, I know) Starting from scratch I have questions.. 1. Can it be done in such a short time? 2. Is 10-15k a reasonable budget for at least 30-45 guest? Plus my and his travel drom DC. 3. Recomendations on a location? 4. Extra adice?

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Sounds crazy, right? Ive never been one to dream of a big wedding and if it were up to me id just elope...but my father would kill me and being daddys little (only) girl I want to give him this day. In fact he is the reason we are getting married and so fast. My FI and I have been a couple for 8 years. We live together and have always known we would one day tie the knot but decided to travel the world first. My fathers health has been on a decline and my FI and I decided its time to give him his chance to see me down the isle and soon after a grandbaby (his first)

We have no idea how much this is going to cost but we feel like it would be cheaper to go away...honestly bc it would be huge id we had it at home and we realize only a third of the people will come if its a destination wedding. (Sounds awful, I know)

Starting from scratch I have questions..

1. Can it be done in such a short time?

2. Is 10-15k a reasonable budget for at least 30-45 guest? Plus my and his travel drom DC.

3. Recomendations on a location?

4. Extra adice?

Hi Minley16, welcome to the forum and congrats!! :)

 

We are planning a DW for the same reason that if we had it at home it would be a huge gongshow! To give you an idea, FI cousin's wedding had over 700 ppl at it! No thanks!! lol I think thats a huge reason why a lot of ppl choose to go the DW route, so I don';t think its awful at all.

 

I think that you still probably have time, but I would really suggest you find a travel agent. The other thing to consider is, are the ppl that you do want there going to be able to afford to come with only 6mths notice? Other than that I think that you may not be able to be overly picky about the exacxt date but I would think that your TA should be able to find you a nice resort around the time you're looking. Also, for buget, 10-15K is very reasonable. We are estimating around 12K right now, and that includes our extra week for our honeymoon, my dress, rings, etc.

 

Best of luck with planning!!

Liz :)

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Congrats Minley16 ! and welcome to the forum :) "where there's a will, there's a way! " ........plus you're off to a great start by joining this forum community filled with tons of great info, advice, support and resources from everyone here :)

 

Best of luck with your research, bookings and have the amazing destination wedding of your dreams - walking down the aisle on your Dad's arm!  ......... priceless!

 

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thank you so much for the reply. any advice on finding a travel agent?

 

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Hi Kimberly,

 

I think it is easily done in six months. If you can't do a site visit, spend time on this forum and look at a lot of web sites. 

 

To understand the differences between big resorts and boutique hotels on the Riviera Maya, take a look at this blog post.

 

Good luck with your search,

Jennifer

 

 

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