Totally know how you fee about being booking shy! However,I'm really learning towards Couples Swept Away in Negril Jamaica. I want that one mainly because:
1) It offers the most in an all inclusive adults only resort as far as I can tell, including wedding package and activities for the best price. If you book on their site,you can put everything on "layaway" with a $100 deposit Huge help with the budget!
2) While I won't have any guests, and my day will totally be about me, they still offer the option to have guests if you'd like,they even allow children but it's just for the ceremony.
What I don't like is that the photography options are pretty pathetic,and since I didn't have a wedding 25 yrs ago a substantial portion of my budget is going towards photography... they charge you $500 to bring your own photographer and if you hire outside makeup artists and or hairstylist you have to buy day passes for them -unless they are coupled guests for a minimum number of nights..
So long story short... I'm still crunching numbers. While I am thrilled by all the activity options available at the Couples Resorts and the inclusions, if I can find a resort that doesn't charge as much for an outside photographer,(yes, I've found a photographer) I just may compromise on some of the activities... I've also found that many photographers offer discounts if you have a small or non-existent(like me) wedding party/guest list.
And oh yeah,if I'm remembering correctly Couples does include a cocktail/ reception hour in some of their packages. Again, since its just me and the hubby,I didn't pay a lot of attention to that inclusion. Sorry.
Edited by Nissi324, 11 January 2014 - 06:32 PM.