Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:22 PM
My FI and I want to get married in PV on the beach by the Marina because that is where we met. We are looking at 50-60 guests. We are looking at the Marriott, the Westin and the Velas Vallarta. My friends are in grad school still and I don't want to ask them to spend a lot of money. But most of them are in my bridal party and I want them there for the bachelorette party and to spend time with them (more than like 3 days). So it has to be affordable. But also affordable for us as we have to pay for my family (4 ppl) too. I'd like to stay within $20k including travel, hotel, ceremony, reception, dress, invitations, everything!!! Marriott offered an all inclusive rate and a standard rate which I liked the variety of options. But do you think having two options will split the group into those who will eat on site with AL and those who don't? Also the pricing for the ceremony and reception is ridiculous. It looks like It will cost us over $15,000 just for our 50 guests. Has anyone done a wedding at the Marriott and found the pricing to be different?? This and the Westin is about $700 for flight and 5 nights for standard rooms which isn't bad!! The Westin looks nice and is looking into all inclusive rates too. They have a little bit of a cheaper wedding package, maybe $11,000. And the WC is great. But I still feel like its a lot to spend on a ceremony/reception. The Vellas Vallarta is more expensive for my guests but AL. I believe it'd be around $1300 for flight and 5 nights. It would save us a lot of money for the ceremony/ reception. But the price might scare some away. The ceremony/reception would only cost us about $4000. I really want my guests to stay in the same hotel. We're paying for my family so we want them at an AL. But then I don't want my grad school friends in a different hotel because they can't afford it. Ugh I need help deciding please!!'