Hi how are you! We leave in 17 days cannot wait . We have 31 people going including myself and my fiancee. We got the Wedding in Paradise Package (for free)(you get this for free when staying 7nights, or having so many rooms booked). We opted to take the free package and just add on from that. We felt the other packages were too expensive for what we were actually getting. Neither of us are huge cake people so we just have the free wedding cake for picture purposes, as well as the champagne toast. We are getting married right on the beach so I emailed the resort of how I wanted everything set up. We aren't doing a reception that is private because we also thought that defeated the purpose of the amount of money everyone paid to even join us. We paid to eat and drink with the all inclusive, so after our ceremony we will have our photo-shoot and then have dinner at one of the restaurants at the resort and then party at the bars after dinner. This was our own personal preference, we wanted something not over the top and crazy expensive. If we wanted that we would have gotten married back home ! My personal opinion is the paradise package is great then just add on from there everything else you may want. Everything we added on is still cheaper than doing one of the more expensive packages. We are spending alot of money on pictures/video since that is the only thing we will have as a keepsake of this adventure. Let me know if you have any other questions I can answer. Happy planning , when is your wedding?
This is exactly what im doing. The free package with some extras, and not having a reception since its all inclusive im just going to one of the resturants then the bars. I gotta splurdge a little on my photographer tho, havent decided on one yet. Im also just making my own bouquets or finding a site online for fake ones, they sound crazy expensive for anything that looks nice.