Friend's destination wedding?

posted 1 week ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 46
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I would love to see the price break down of a 12k trip for two people for just a couple days to Mexico if that’s true!! 

I was able to back-pack Europe for over a month and spent less than 5k including flight, accommodations, food, activites, etc. ETA (and I live in the US)

Post # 47
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762 posts
Busy bee

Add me to the list of non-believers of $12k. It MIGHT come out expensive if you look at booking the htoel and flight separately (IDK why but when I look on the hotels websites the costs are always like $1k per night, but when you look at expedia pacakges its like $2k for a week including flights).

However you don’t *have* to go just because they are coming to yours. Unless they’ve shown you the bill for what your wedding is costing them, I wouldn’t be so quick to brush it off either. Be grateful that people are coming to yours vs “its ONLY $1k for them”. Thats kind of a gross attitude.

eta – also about your “were not beach people”, well I bet a ton of guests youre inviting hate disney/theme parks. I would still attend your wedding, but I fucking HATE disney land. It is certainly not where I’d choose to spend my vacation time either. Please realize that about your guests too.

Post # 48
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7405 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

DH spent half that on our entire honeymoon for 2 weeks in italy.

$12000 is insane to expect guests to pay that.

i would decline and not feel bad at all

Post # 49
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2516 posts
Sugar bee

Strange it costs so much? What kind of resort do they want you to go to? Sounds super high end. Can you stay elsewhere? Mexico is supposed to be relatively cheap. I’ve been sensual times but never to a resort. 

Also question, do all your guests have to pay admission to Disney for your wedding? I don’t know how it works. But I’ve been to Disney and you couldn’t pay me too spend the day there dressed up in the heat with the crowds. Please tell me I’m wrong about that image? 

Post # 50
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - My parents' back yard

socalgirl1689 :   zzar45 : 

This is partly on me, because I live in Perth, Australia (the end of the world). I was also cheeky and factored in the money we would be losing for taking unpaid leave from work. It would have taken over 50 hours to get there each way as well as a week away – 2 weeks unpaid for both of us. Sorry if that was misleading!

Flights were $3,500-$4,000 each (which really annoys me actually because with some new airlines there are more reasonable prices now – this was in 2013). This includes overseas flights to get to the main airport, then you needed to stay a night and get a boat or private plane over to the island the next morning. they were staying in luxury villas (there was nothing nearby that was cheaper) and the accomodation would have cost us $4000 for a week to stay. Bride insisted that if I came and was BM I would have to pay for dress as well as professional hair and makeup being brought over. This was $500-$600 in total. Flights+accommocadion+wedding costs+money lost from taking leave = roughly$15,500. Actual price of going to wedding more like $11,000-$12,000. Prices in AUD.

They are now divorced.

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