Hello! I got married at the Blau Varadero in Cuba January 23rd, thought I'd pass along my two cents
-Flights with Sunwing from Calgary $1400 each
-Invitations - we did an email invitation at first, and then once people started to book they received a postcard invitation from a local print shop 50 cards $40
-Wedding dress $1800 + $300 alterations
-Shoes 2 pairs, wedge sandals $60 and flip flops $20
-Jewellery Earrings from David's Bridal $20, earrings from Stella & Dot (I wore for TTD) $30 Bracelet from Stella $30
-Groom Outfit $100
-Groomsmens shirts $60 x 4 guys Swimco
-Groomsmens Aviator sunglasses $20 x 4
-Bridesmaids flip flops $12 x 5, earrings $5 x 5 (Boxing Day sales!)
-Bridesmaids gifts hand clutch $2, lip gloss $2, sunglasses $5, Mary Kay makup blotting papers $10 (all items except Mary Kay were Boxing Day sales
-OOT bags from Oriental Trading online $200. I shipped the items to my BFF in Boston and she brought them home for me, otherwise shipping would have cost me a fortune
-Jr. Bridesmaid dress $100 + $50 alterations (more than I hoped to spend)
-Flower Girl dress $50 + $50 shipping (thanks US postal service) Flower girl flip flops $12
-Wedding Package at the Blau (legal ceremony) $500. This included all paperwork, decor for ceremony (which wasn't fancy, I chose white ribbon for arch, aisle runner and white chair sashes) cake, champagne toast and appis for all guests. Reception dinner at a la carte restaurant was included for all guests as well. I decided not to do place cards, centrepieces, etc. for the dinner. That was an extra expense and stress we didn't want, and that's one of the reasons we wanted a DW.
-Resort photographer $350
-Resort videographer $150
-Flowers $40 Bride bouquet, $20 bridesmaids, $5 Groom bout (which he didn't wear) and $5 for 4 parents and my Grandmother.
-Hair and makeup for Bride $50, I also paid for hair for my girls Grand total $150
-TTD session at second resort on our honeymoon week $350
GRAND TOTAL (if I added correctly) $6432
That's about it in a nutshell! We are also doing a AHR this coming Saturday, at a pub, we will order some appetizer platters, we're aiming to spend about $300, but that's all! Nothing fancy, we invited everyone to come hang out, see the pics, and celebrate! We aren't a very high maintenance couple (I don't think) LOL
I must admit costs added up, but I wouldn't change a thing!