I think $1375 for the Iberostar Varadero is awesome! $1145 is SMOKING!!! awesome!!
I have only been to Cuba once and went at the end of March and it cost us $1700 for the upgraded room, so I think you did well.
We are pretty laid back too and didn't want a lot of fuss. All we did was the bachelorette/bachelor parties.
Since we married in January we decided to do them before Christmas, so I was Nov 15 and Shawn Nov 29. Not that I suggest you do them that far in advance, BUT I think you should do them more than a week before. Your last weekend before you fly out is going to be SUPER busy getting last minute stuff in order and trying to do it with a hangover will not be fun.
Heck, I was fed SO much booze I didn't even make it to the bar. I was a hurting unit. Just my two cents hehehe!!!
September really isn't that far away now!
Like I have said before, Cuba has a special place in my heart and I love you are marrying here.
Hey hun! Thanks. I thought our quote was amazing! I've seen so many other brides have much higher quotes. I know that from Eastern Canada the quotes are pretty much $2,000.00.
Thanks for the advice on the bachelorette! I think I'll take that advice. I'm already starting to feel the stress like there's just so much to do!
I love that there is another Cuba bride! I am getting married November 20 in Cayo Coco
Congrats hun! What resort are you getting married at? I'm so happy to find another Cuban bride too! There aren't that many of us on this site.
I really don’t know what the etiquette is with STD’s (Save the dates) and invitations. I’m not really sure if there are rules for a destination wedding. Dan and I wanted to give our friends and family about a year of notice so that they could save and book the time off. Immediately after booking with our travel agent we scouted for invitations.
During our wedding meeting the month before, aside from discussing the resort and the date we also talked about invitations and save the dates. We decided that we wanted to send “save the date magnets” along with our invitations. We loved the concept of a passport invitation and Wedding Paper Divas had an amazing tri-fold passport style invitation. It was super easy to do and didn’t cost as much as I thought it would even with express shipping! I wanted to get those invites out ASAP! I was really happy with the quality of the product. We paid extra for the pearl shimmer, the style of envelope, and the colour of the envelope. We also bought the burgundy seals separate too (from Staples). We wanted to incorporate travel into our invites.
I can’t remember where we found our save the date template from, but we did our magnets ourselves which saved us a lot of money. We bought business cards and printed what we wanted on them then attached them to magnets. We messed a few of them up, it was difficult to get the placement right.
For the bridesmaids and groomsman we sent little cards with a cute graphic picture on it asking them to be either a bridesmaid/groomsman.
We sent out about 23 invitations and invited about 52 people.
It's been a while since we sent out our invitations. We had 17 people (including ourselves) book with our TA and then we had 12 people book seperately. We may have another 3 people coming as well. So I'm thinking we're going to have a total of 32 guests attend our wedding! We're really happy that our friends and family are able to make it. We really didn't expect that many people.
Edited by diadiamond, 24 June 2015 - 07:06 PM.