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I am just getting started with the planning, and still trying to narrow down a location! I am trying to figure out if we can realisticly afford the wedding I would like to have.


I am trying to set a realistic budget for a wedding in cancun with approx 25 guests, and when I look at the packages they hotels offer, I am not sure what is missing or what to add! What extras would I need? WHat other things should I plan for?


WHat time of year is the best time to be there? The worst?


For those of you that have recently had a wedding about this size in this area, if you dont mind sharing your budget, or at least tips on what range I should plan for! TIA

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I will try and answer some of your questions.


Most hotels wedding packages cover 20 people so each person over 20 will cost per head.


I am personally having around 20 guests and am getting married at Dreams Tulum. They have 3 different packages ranging from $769 to the highest pkg. which is $2650. I'm going with the highest pkg. because it includes everything and I won't have to add on a thing.


Of course if you want a private reception that will cost extra. I'm not sure how much and will differ with each resort.

I'm having an outside photographer come in but you can use the resort photographer which may be included in the wedding package.


Having a welcome dinner/ rehearsal dinner will cost extra.

I'm not having one because we are a small group and we all know eachother so I don't want to spend extra on that.


That's all I can think of for now. I'm sure there are things I'm forgetting about but I hope this helps.

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Thanks for your help! May I aks you some more questions pretty please?!

Now with an all inclusive resort, do you still pay for the reception dinner? Or just set up fees? Will all of your guest be staying at Dreams, or will some stay off site? Are you planning to arrange any outings or anything for them?



THanks again for your help, I am trying to figure all of this out, and its so overwhelming!

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We are getting married at Dreams Cancun and are expecting about 30 people. If you want to have a private reception then yes it is extra. Our reception which is included in the previously mentioned higher price package of $2650 is for 20 people and then we pay extra per person over 20 people. This includes a cocktail hour and nice reception dinner. Most of our guests are planning on staying at Dreams because they have seen the pictures and agree with us as to how awesome it looks. As far as planning outings, no way. Call us selfish but this is not only our wedding but our honeymoon too. To thank our guests for coming we decided to pay for a nice reception but we are making it clear we are not going to be social directors all trip.

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