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#41 Recy

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    Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:49 AM

    Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

     

    How many people do you have coming to the wedding total?

    I am not sure... I havent sent out anything yet. Does the number of people matter thatr much? Just asking... please keep me in check with reality! I hope it is no more then 25-30 people. I want a SMALL wedding.


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    #42 brownsugarbride

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      Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:31 AM

      Originally Posted by Recy 

      I am not sure... I havent sent out anything yet. Does the number of people matter thatr much? Just asking... please keep me in check with reality! I hope it is no more then 25-30 people. I want a SMALL wedding.

       

      Yes, number of people definitely matters when it comes to your bottom line! (I am watching mine like a hawk!)  What's nice is with the Now Jade packages (the one I looked at the most before deciding to move off-resort) is that you get a lot included in the packages, which range up to $3000 and include up to $25 people.  It just depends on what you want.  I'm not trying to push NJ just because I may be staying there, I promise!  There are lots of other resorts that will give you good value as well.

       

      http://www.nowresort...e/weddings.html



      #43 AnaSteele58

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        Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:38 AM

        I absolutely don't mind you asking! I will be getting married at the Blue Venado Beach Club in Playa del Carmen. Originally, I wanted to do the Grand Coral Beach Club, but the owner or owners decided to institute a brand new $2000 site fee, and my FH said no way! LOL  With Blue Venado, there is no site fee unless you are bringing in outside food. Since from all reports (past brides and wedding planner) the food is delicious, no need for me to do that!

        Ok okay! I've heard great things about that place.

        #44 AnaSteele58

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          Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

          Ladies I need clarification! The $7, 000 budget or $10, 000 budget you are referring to in your post, it that for EVERYTHING (attire, accommodations, airfare, etc)? I saw one bride break her budget down but I'm interested in seeing how others are making out. Right now we are sitting around $4000 for the wedding/reception alone. Our accommodations will run $1000. Whew...things are adding up!

          #45 brownsugarbride

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            Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

            Originally Posted by AnaSteele58 

            Ladies I need clarification! The $7, 000 budget or $10, 000 budget you are referring to in your post, it that for EVERYTHING (attire, accommodations, airfare, etc)?

            I saw one bride break her budget down but I'm interested in seeing how others are making out. Right now we are sitting around $4000 for the wedding/reception alone. Our accommodations will run $1000. Whew...things are adding up!

             

            I have to be honest, while I'm trying to stay on budget, my budget is definitely not in the $7000 range---it's higher and I'm working hard to stay on top of it. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that on this thread.   One big reason is that I am splurging quite a bit with my photographer.  He is not cheap, but he is definitely worth it!



            #46 MrsTobeD

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              Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

              Hi Recy, Moon Palace packages cover up to 30 ppl. A little better than NJ. 

              Originally Posted by Recy 

              I am not sure... I havent sent out anything yet. Does the number of people matter thatr much? Just asking... please keep me in check with reality! I hope it is no more then 25-30 people. I want a SMALL wedding.



              #47 AnaSteele58

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                Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:04 PM

                I have to be honest, while I'm trying to stay on budget, my budget is definitely not in the $7000 range---it's higher and I'm working hard to stay on top of it. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that on this thread. :embarrassed:   One big reason is that I am splurging quite a bit with my photographer.  He is not cheap, but he is definitely worth it!

                Oh okay...lol! No need to feel embarrassed. My budget isn't quite what the title of the thread suggests either. Same as you, my photographer will throw me over the line. I'm still enjoying this thread though ;)

                #48 Recy

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                  Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:10 PM

                  Sounds like I need to get on tracking my budget.

                  "Make or accept no excuses. You are where you are today (and will be tomorrow) as a result of what you did or did not do yesterday."


                  #49 shugapop1

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                    Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:16 PM

                    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

                    #50 TiarraBeautyJ

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                    Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

                    Originally Posted by MrsTobeD 

                    I have stayed at BMP and is quite expensive, how did you get such cheap accommodations cost? 

                    I actually worked out a really good price with my travel agent; My length of stay has a significant impact on my accommodation cost. I found that BMP has some of the lowest all inclusive pricing in the area that offers style that I am looking for. 


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