Hi everyone! I am SO happy I found this thread - because I have been having the same hell of a time. My fiance and I went to Mexico for several days in November 2014 to pick the "perfect" wedding resort! We are planning to get married January 7th, 2016. Our week (January 2-9th) is stuck, mostly because our family and friends are unable to attend most other times of the year.
We narrowed down our choices to 2:
The Dreams Tulum & The Azul Sensatori
We were FINALLY ready to commit this week, when my TA sent me outrageous prices. From Toronto, roundtrip we were quote over $2200 for both places all inclusive with flight. This quote blew my mind!!!! $2200 a person seems outrageous to me. I cannot ask a couple to pay out almost $5000 to come watch me get married.
So, I am back to the drawing board. I have been starting to look at other resorts, and now feel like I am literally back at square 1. I don't know if I should wait it out, and hope the prices drop. Or if I should change resorts completely. I have done extensive research and priced out the Dreams packages and the Azul packages .. do you ladies have any advice on some reasonably priced wedding packages out there? At this point, the pricing for my guests and the wedding package is my biggest concern - seeing how prices jumped $500 per person in just a few weeks.
I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with starting all over. Any help and advice on packages and rates would be REALLY appreciated. We only have about 1 or 2 children coming to the wedding, mostly adults. I want a beach ceremony, and I will be having about 50 guests. Trying to pay less than $10,000 for our wedding .. not sure if that is doable.
Also - a tip from myself to you guys! .. I noticed a few of you mentioned the "Now" properties as good options. When my fiance and I went to visit the Now properties in November, the wedding coordinators were HORRIBLE! I mean, the worst. They didn't have our confirmation for a site visit - although I had confirmed twice with them. They didn't know how many people could fit at each ceremony location. Their answer to all of my questions were "its possible". I would never put my wedding in the hands of someone who doesnt even know where I can have my ceremony on their property. Beware of the Now properties!! They are too new to operate like some of the others out there.
Anyway, looking forward to seeing what you guys think I should do. Kenny and I are beyond frustrated with trying to pick the right place, for the right price! Its sooooooo hard!