@calgarybride2015 Our $125 per additional person does NOT include anything special. They gave me the break down - fee for them to be at the ceremony, fee for the dinner at reception, fee for more wedding cake, fee for more finger foods during cocktail hour - all summing up to 125 per additional person. A mariachi band is included in our package too so this we may have during cocktail hour!
@KAT2015 You ladies have some nice ideas for centerpieces! I have no idea what I will do for this but will also likely be using my bridesmaids flowers as centerpieces to save money. That's a great price for chair sashes! I might look into finding cheap ones here to bring with me but I almost rather use whatever I can from the resort just so I don't have to worry bringing it with me - even if it costs me a bit more.
I'm afraid to see what the costs for me with the favors and OOT bags will be (in addition to my additional guest costs It's definitely easy for the charges to start adding up...
@Lia The key to the centrepieces is making sure they pack well!!! I might see if the resort has driftwood but I am concerned with how much they may charge for that. I think we will only have 3 tables, 4 max (10 people to a table), so that keeps our cost down.
I'm not too worried about bringing it with me. I hope to just do a cheap duffel/suitcase. We only have to pay an additional $25 for an extra suitcase on the plane, and if I can leave the old suitcase behind it will work well.
Tip on the OOT bags - as I have been looking. If you use discountmugs.com, you can order all their product without a logo. They have beach bags (which I will do one per family/couple and then a few individuals), acrylic cups and so on. If we go this route, we will make tags for the bags (instead of a logo) and you can order waterproof stickers from etsy with a custom logo for your cups. It depends on how many people you have coming - I estimated for 30 people I think and I got everyone in under $10 per person.
As we move along this will evolve. I may add/subtract things. The OOT bags will be the last thing I do just because I will want my final numbers first, which I won't have until about February!