I am a newbie and I am completely overwhelmed during my search for a resort. I do not know where to begin! Right now I am looking at getting married either in May or August 2016 with approximately 35-50 guests. I am looking at places in Mexico (still trying to decide where).
While looking at wedding packages online, I wanted to know what are some additional costs that you can expect?
I always thought that packages included everything you need (I REALLY WISH!) but I am slowly beginning to notice that some really important items are missing from packages such as photography, videography, DJ, and reception! For those experienced brides, how much did you incur in additional expenses?
It is worth working with a complimentary wedding package and then working to upgrade or input extra costs towards all the extras?
Thanks so much
@Vjohana you have a very common question , lets dive into your answer,
My advise since you want an all inclusive resort, first step identify the things that are a must have for you (such prices point, amenities, family friendly etc). Then get a travel agent. now you might want look for someone who specializes in destination wedding. the owner of this page is TA. ask them to give you hotels that have more benefits. The number of guests also pay a huge part in your wedding packages. some hotels will include certain for up 20 guests.
All inclusive doesn't mean you get everything, as you have found out, but there a number of hotels that cover food, bar and rentals (chairs and tables)
The following are not covered in the wedding packages.
Hair and make up
PS: if you hire the above from outside, be aware the hotel will be charging an outside vendor fee.
(which differs from hotel to hotel)
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