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