My fiance and I are newbies and just skimming the site... I'm Janet and my fiance is Dan and he has an 8 year old daughter. We were engaged Christmas 2012 and are planning a beach wedding for April or May 2014.
I am in the early stages here and have no idea where to begin on planning, picking a resort, etc.
We both have very large extended families and will be having a local reception at home (St. Louis, MO) in June 2014 for 225 people. However, we anticipate 30-40 people to actually travel to Mexico for our wedding so we need to do a little more than just a quick free ceremony on the beach. I don't understand how I can pick a package to share with guests when I don't really even know how many would attend. Has anyone else had this problem?
I am interested in hearing from couples who had approximately 20-40 people (a few kids as well) on a minimal budget. What did you spend? What worked? What didn't work? Where did you go?
Any info you can give me for a beginner will be helpful. THANKS SO MUCH!