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#31 moodyc82

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

Originally Posted by SammyAnna 

I agree totally! As this is my second marriage, so I wanted something more low-key & inexpensive. Everyone suggested a DW, but I was shocked to find that I am being nickel & dimed for everything. I have 50 guests that are bringing at least $50,000 into their resort for that week & it is an all-inclusive resort, so why do I have to pay $70/pp to sit in a private area to eat for one meal? & decor! Don't even start with that... its outrageous! I am so glad I'm not looking for an extravagant affair... it would be a fortune to pay for!  I am def warning future brides about realistic costs of  dw wedding. I still dont regret my choice but I have given up on alot of things I dreamed of having at my wedding just to stay on budget.


I'm giving up a few things as well....and I love how some of my FI's family thinks we're being selfish and cheap...nothing cheap about a destination wedding



#32 SammyAnna

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    Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:31 AM

    People are shocked when I tell them the costs associated. My FI mom was expecting to use my photographer to do family portraits of her other children's families. I had to explain that we only have him for a few hours, not the whole day.

    #33 moodyc82

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    Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

    Originally Posted by SammyAnna 

    People are shocked when I tell them the costs associated. My FI mom was expecting to use my photographer to do family portraits of her other children's families. I had to explain that we only have him for a few hours, not the whole day.


    Yeah same here



    #34 cdnbanker

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      Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:02 AM

      Same here

      #35 Carlota1981

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      Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

      My friends are shocked at the cost of wedding package! 

       

      Originally Posted by SammyAnna 

      People are shocked when I tell them the costs associated. 


      #36 BeachBride0422

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        Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:25 AM

        Does anyone know if you bring your own decorations do they charge you some kind of fee to have a person set everything up for you?



        #37 MelB2012

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          Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

          Originally Posted by BeachBride0422 

          Does anyone know if you bring your own decorations do they charge you some kind of fee to have a person set everything up for you?

          I hope not!! I'm pretty sure that's what the wedding coordinator is for!!



          #38 Jenny2014

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            Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

            Does anyone know if you bring your own decorations do they charge you some kind of fee to have a person set everything up for you?

            Yeah, i'm getting charged $150 as a set up fee!

            #39 alexisinjamaica

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            Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:08 PM

            Originally Posted by BeachBride0422 

            Does anyone know if you bring your own decorations do they charge you some kind of fee to have a person set everything up for you?


            Most resorts do charge a setup fee. Usually nothing too crazy-- I paid $50 for my wedding, but I think it ranges and can go higher.



            #40 SammyAnna

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              Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:21 PM

              Our resort charges for different deco packages... $400-$900! If you bring your own & want them to set it up, they charge $150-$300 (depending on # of guests) for ceremony, then $190-$350 for reception setup. There is also a venue rental fee for the reception of $500/hr.  I'm using minimal deco (its so beautiful anyway) and having friends set up what I have.






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