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#1 ChelseaDeepak

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    Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

    Hi Everyone,

     

    My fiance and I are getting married at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites resort in January 2015. I am hoping to save some money where I can, does anybody have any suggestions in terms of 

     

    - wedding favors 

    - DIY center pieces that can be flown to the hotel 

    - bouquet suggestions?

     

    And any cost-savers I may not have thought of! Thanks :)

     



    #2 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

    Hello!

    My wedding package included mine and fiance's flowers. I was going to use pin wheels to save on cost for the BMs but when I asked for a quote it came back at $22 for the BM for 3 Gerbers so I went for it. Hehe my splurge.

    My centerpieces candles are only those mini white pails (people use for favors) and I found at dollarama for $1.25 for 3. Needed 18. I have enough votives at home to put in them. Also blinged them out for $1.50 at michaels.

    Will use pink picture frames for table numbers. $3 each at michaels and then scatter shells on the tables. $1 a bag at dollar store. I got one extra BM bouquet and will use theirs for my centerpiece flowers.

    Super cheap, non breakable and beachy!

    I made my daughters own flower girl pail. $6 pail which I painted while and tied ribbon on. My sons is a shell to hold rings. $5 at michaels.

    For favors we went with maracas which were $1.65 per pair at Amols. Will buy a pen to personalize. Also making luggage tags.

    Anything DIY will be cheaper. Once you have your ideas search on here how to do it/find templates.

    I am not doing OOT bags to save $$. But have decided to do a pre travel letter. I also had a strict budget for bridal party gifts.

    Good luck

    Edit: I'm trying to stick in my budget and be frugal wherever I can but also realize it only happens once. I will bend on things that really matter but not on others. It's a tough balance.


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    Edited by calgarybride2015, 07 August 2014 - 02:36 PM.

    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #3 nadiakat17

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    Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:39 PM

    I am considering doing 3 different sized vases (from dollar tree) with flowers in water inside and those little lights that sit at a bottom of a vase. im not doing traditional favors per say (rather buying maracas while in mexico - heard they are pretty cheap) and also doing raffia program fans- this will probably total 3-4$ per person. Flowers you can buy online, but the really nice ones are almost as expensive as real ones- I would see what your resort offers (like smaller bouquets) or depending on where you are getting married, research markets/flower shops and just buy some the morning of or day before. 

     

    I'm really saving big by using an ipod and song system instead of DJ



    #4 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:41 PM

    I am considering doing 3 different sized vases (from dollar tree) with flowers in water inside and those little lights that sit at a bottom of a vase. im not doing traditional favors per say (rather buying maracas while in mexico - heard they are pretty cheap) and also doing raffia program fans- this will probably total 3-4$ per person. Flowers you can buy online, but the really nice ones are almost as expensive as real ones- I would see what your resort offers (like smaller bouquets) or depending on where you are getting married, research markets/flower shops and just buy some the morning of or day before.

    I'm really saving big by using an ipod and song system instead of DJ


    At our resort the sound system is $42 and the DJ $59 so not much savings!


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    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #5 projecttwayne2015

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    Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:55 PM

    those are great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    #6 fashionleader

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      Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

      I think destination wedding is romantic and money saving,but my parent will not want me to do this! :(

       

      Wisehsbridal.com- the professional online shop for wedding dresses,mother of bride dresses,prom dresses and so on.

       

      Wishesbridal will make the the dresses as you wish.

       

      http://www.wishesbridal.com/


      #7 TNT2015

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      Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:22 AM

      At our resort the sound system is $42 and the DJ $59 so not much savings!


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      Wow! At my resort, the DJ is $1,300 vs $440 for the sound system so it's a considerable savings to go with the sound system. Though I'm debating between paying for the sound system or buying a portable sound system for the same price that I can use after the wedding.


      Excellence Riviera Cancun - 12.12.15 - My Planning Thread


      #8 RitvikSehgal

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        Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:53 PM

        Actually while selecting the wedding destination money savers is not only the problem, the problem is to find the best wedding destination with in less price, as per my view this is what more essential. This is the only reason people like to consult with event management company so that they can suggest the best things within their budget. 



        #9 calgarybride2015

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        Posted 08 April 2015 - 05:03 AM

        Wow! At my resort, the DJ is $1,300 vs $440 for the sound system so it's a considerable savings to go with the sound system. Though I'm debating between paying for the sound system or buying a portable sound system for the same price that I can use after the wedding.

         

        wow that is a large price difference.  In your case I would have probably went for the ipod or buying our own sound system!

        That's what I truly loved about our resort -- they didn't overprice the extras.

        What did you decide on?


        -Kim

        Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

         

        Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

         

        Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

         

        Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

         

         


        #10 TNT2015

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        Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:46 AM

        wow that is a large price difference.  In your case I would have probably went for the ipod or buying our own sound system!

        That's what I truly loved about our resort -- they didn't overprice the extras.

        What did you decide on?

         

        Still deciding between ipod or buying our own. Decided that I can add a lot more money to our photography budget if I don't have a DJ!


        Excellence Riviera Cancun - 12.12.15 - My Planning Thread





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