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Destination With About 40-50 Guests With Budget Of 7K. Is This Doable?

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#1 Vjohana

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    Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:22 PM

    I just got engaged and I have no idea where to begin. I am open to all places, not just Mexico. However I'm under a pretty tight budget under $10k. Ideally $7k. Is it doable? For an all inclusive ?

    #2 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 02 November 2015 - 09:15 PM

    Welcome and congrats!

    Is your budget of $7k for wedding alone or for your trip as well? For wedding alone that's very doable if your guest list isn't extensive. Ie 100 people.

    Finding the resort is the hardest part and a travel agent will be your best friend. They will help narrow down location and resort based on pricing, your wants list, and wedding packages. Also can get you a group rate and sometimes hotel perks!

    Good luck

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    #3 Vjohana

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      Posted 03 November 2015 - 06:39 PM

      Hi All,


      Last Saturday, I was engaged to the man of my dreams and I couldn't be any happier. Out situation is tough because we have a large family, not much money to spend, and we are in a long distance relationship so we opted for a Destination wedding. I do not really know where to begin and have been trying to do some research on my own. 


      Here are some details:

      - We want to get married end of July/ August 2016 (tight deadline).

      - We are thinking of having about 40 - 50 guests.

      - We really want an all inclusive resort. 

      - We are thinking Mexico but are open to ideas


      Is a $7K budget really doable? This would include our wedding packages, resort, and travel. We would have the guests pay for their travel and resort costs and would ideally love to find something affordable for the, We are young and inlove and unfortunately not rich. :(


      Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. 

      #4 TammyWright


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      Posted 03 November 2015 - 06:50 PM



      $7k is a little tight when you take out your travel costs but it is not impossible because there are some resorts that offer "free" weddings and private events if you have a certain # of rooms/nights booked through a group block.


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        Posted 04 November 2015 - 08:31 AM

        Congrats on your 2016 dw coming up Vjohana and welcome to our forum community!!! you've come to the right place to find lots of helpful info to assist you with your planning decisions - so well done :)


        Mexico is a very popular destination choice for lots of wedding couples, and you can see why when you look at these magical wedding moments that matter we've captured in our magnificent Mayan Riviera......taken from our Cover Photos Album:







        Hope you find all the answers you're looking for, and Enjoy your journey ahead - cheers!!! team MTM :)




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        #6 Vjohana

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          Posted 05 November 2015 - 09:10 AM

          Thank you everyone for the wonderful advice. I think the hardest part is trying to figure out how and where to start my destination wedding planning :) There seems to be a lot of useful information on here!

          #7 malyna

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          Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:03 PM

          Mine is 6k for the wedding alone for 40 people

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          #8 lorishultz2016

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          Posted 08 November 2015 - 03:14 PM

          I would start by getting a,Travel agent they could really help deciding where you want to go.

          #9 Vjohana

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            Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:54 AM

            Thanks! Does anyone have a good recommendation for a travel agent? I have been working with a local one but I am getting the feeling they are not very experienced in DW. 

            #10 snswedding2016

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            Posted 19 November 2015 - 09:42 AM

            @Vjohana where are you located? I have a great TA that I'm working with who is just outside of Toronto. All of our correspondence is via email and phone. She really has been the best decision I've made in planning our wedding. Let me know if you'd like me to give you her contact info. 


            If you're from the US, Wright Travel through this site is great and I'm sure they would be a great asset to have.

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