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#1 La-am

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    Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

    Hello!   I am trying to plan my destination wedding but do not know where to start! I have been reading thread upon thread and bog up blog to find out how much a DW might cost. I have gathered between 10,000 to 20,000 is sufficient which is exactly what my wedding budget is. However, as I am calling travel companies and looking at resort websites I am getting numbers like 800 PER PERSON for just the reception alone (just food and alcohol!). Please please help me! Is my budget of 10 to 20 thousand reasonable for bounty 50 guests? Do I plan through a company or the resort? My dream is to have a beach wedding which is perfect since I cannot afford one where I reside!   Thank you so much to anyone who will help and give any info.   Sincerely,   Desperate bride-to-be

    #2 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

      Congrats La-am! and welcome to the forum - where you'll find tons of really helpful info for your decisions + plans as well as excellent support from everyone on the boards :)

      is that 800/pp in pesos? that would be about $62 dollars......fyi :)

       

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      #3 DiggityDawn

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      Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

      Where are you looking at for your DW? Which countries? I think Mexico is cheapest and most popular, then Jamaica and Dominican Republic. The reasons why so many of us go to these areas for our DW's is because these areas have the all-inclusive resorts. I would highly recommend staying at an all-inclusive. They are cheaper and they are more convenient for group travel, as your price includes your stay and all your food and drinks.

      I would also recommend finding a travel agent to book the trip. This will save you and your guests a lot of headaches with the travel planing and will ensure you all get to the same hotel and are in the same area of the hotel. Many resorts will give you kickbacks on your own room price depending on how many people book with your group.

      Definitely start with an experienced travel agent though. There are a lot out there who specialize in DW's.

       

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      #4 Lyman

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        Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

        Hola La-am......how is your research going ? just wondering whether you're feeling a bit better now, having seen some great advice and getting past the daunting "starting-out" challenges.......wishing you all the best! it's all going to turn out to be Amazing - you'll see :)



        #5 Scarma

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          Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

          Originally Posted by La-am 

          Hello!   I am trying to plan my destination wedding but do not know where to start! I have been reading thread upon thread and bog up blog to find out how much a DW might cost. I have gathered between 10,000 to 20,000 is sufficient which is exactly what my wedding budget is. However, as I am calling travel companies and looking at resort websites I am getting numbers like 800 PER PERSON for just the reception alone (just food and alcohol!). Please please help me! Is my budget of 10 to 20 thousand reasonable for bounty 50 guests? Do I plan through a company or the resort? My dream is to have a beach wedding which is perfect since I cannot afford one where I reside!   Thank you so much to anyone who will help and give any info.   Sincerely,   Desperate bride-to-be

          Hey girl im going through the same thing BUT one important thing you need to ask yourself is what do you and your fiance want to this marriage. Do you want to be married legally there or get married in your country and do a renewal? Also does it matter beach or religious?

          Also I went on The Knot and you can make up your own website to contact and make a guest list. Start emailing the WC at the resorts to see what they offer. What i also found MY own prefrence was i wanted to be the only bride that day. Some resorts do weddings by the hour. We can help eachother out on this journey!! 



          #6 Kristen112808

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            Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

            Congrats and welcome!! :)






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