Hey guys! I've been lurking on here since I got engaged a couple of weeks ago in Mexico - and wow, there's so much great information and super friendly people on here. Excited to start posting more!
We've talked about doing a destination wedding, because neither one of us want a super huge wedding. I get pretty nervous being the center of attention, so I had a couple of questions for you guys...
We are looking at doing a wedding in Playa Del Carmen sometime in between July and October of 2015. (We're hoping to finalize this in the next couple weeks, we know we're starting this a little late! ) We're hoping for an adults only all inclusive, but we may have a few people that want to bring kids, so we have to keep that option open.
We'd be inviting about 45 guests, and expecting maybe half to show up.
With that being said, we both want a SUPER simple, quick ceremony without a lot of extras, decorations, etc. I think the beach is decoration enough for me.
The only thing that's a must for me, is a private or mostly private reception with dinner, open bar, and music (whether it be from an iPod or DJ). Again, lots of decorations and extras aren't super important, just mainly want an area where our close friends and family can celebrate together and have food and drinks.
Can any of you give me an idea of how much I'd be paying for a private reception, without all the decor, or a band, etc? We are on a budget, and would like to keep the ceremony/reception costs down as much as possible.
And the most important part...can anyone give me any suggestions for a resort that's nice, but isn't outrageously expensive? We'd like our guests to be able to come from Oklahoma to Playa for about $1200 or less for at least 3 days.
I know this is a lot of info, so sorry in advance. I'm already way overwhelmed, and I know this is only the beginning!