I agree! We were all into looking at a bunch of stuff to buy...decorations, favors etc. and I finally realized that one of the reasons we decided on a destination wedding was to simplify. Then we turn around and started making it complicated! We will do save the dates and invites. We want to add a little colr with chair sashes and possibly table runners. I am going to do the centerpieces myself...maybe add a few cheaper flowers. We will do some kind of small gift, but otherwise, I feel like we are going to be in a beautiful setting....let it speak for itself! We plan on giving out OOT bags before we leave so we don't have to drag all that stuff with us!
These are such great tips. So far herr is some of my breakdown: 2500.00 for all inclusive resort. All oceanview and privste balconies Fight will be abouy 960.00 Did free pckage at resort with few add ons. Bouquet upgrade for myself, bridesmaids bouquets, guys boutineere, decorated gazebo, private dinner for two on nite of choice and hr long cocktail and hot and cold hors' divers (lol) 860.00 Bought wedding week survival kits from anothet bdw bride 25.00 Only doing oot bags for wedding party. Guest will recievd messsge in as bottle favors 31.00 Save the date /50 for 6.00 (shutterfly) had 20.00 coupon from davids bridal. My dress 199.90 from davids bridal. Only one left lije it in entire chain. For my photos we decided to do custom weddi g disosable cameras. Allkw guest to take picture as they see us and pass around and we go develop.. made it little more personable. U did opt to do cudtom invites. Because I hobedtly didn't want to do. I chose passport invitarions with boardi g pass rsvp.264.00 so I've still kept it pretty low