My fiance and I are paying for the wedding ourselves and it was becoming too expensive at home with our huge family, so we decided to do a destination wedding to cut down on the number of guests attending.
I've been researching on these boards about different venues for a ceremony and reception, but it seems like most hotels require you to have a number of guests staying there or to have your guests do an all-inclusive option when staying at their resort. I personally don't like the all-inclusive option because I would prefer to eat at different restaurants in town. I was thinking about hiring a wedding coordinator but I thought that would take up a chunk of my budget.
Ideally I would like to have an ocean view for the ceremony, reception, or both and would like to spend around $5,000 for everything (not including hotel, flight, rings, dress) for 30-40 guests. I wouldn't mind a restaurant for the reception as long as I can have a DJ and dance floor. Preferably I would like to be located in Cabo and not San Jose. Is this doable? Your posts have been super helpful and I'm hoping that you girls can give me some ideas on how to stay around this budget. Thank you so much!!!
(This is my first post, so hopefully I did this right).