(Closed) Please Help! A discouraged distination bride-to-be..

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@1dutchie:  I don’t have any help, but please realize that semi-private, resort, and beach wedding do not go together, unless you find somewhere that specializes in beach weddings. 

It sounds like you have a beautiful vision for your wedding and I hope you find something perfect!! Sorry you’re first plan didn’t work out… 

Post # 4
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m getting married at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba in the Mayan riviera in two weeks! I’ve heard great things about it.  I will also be travelling with kids, I can let you know if its kid friendly! We got a really good rate of about $1200 per person, of course it depends where you are flying out of. 

All of our guests came from in Canada, and I think the price ranged from $1200-1600.  They also have great wedding packages.  They do wedding all the time and are apparently pros at it! I can let you know how it goes!

Post # 5
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m getting married at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba in the Mayan riviera in two weeks! I’ve heard great things about it.  I will also be travelling with kids, I can let you know if its kid friendly! We got a really good rate of about $1200 per person, of course it depends where you are flying out of. 

All of our guests came from in Canada, and I think the price ranged from $1200-1600.  They also have great wedding packages.  They do wedding all the time and are apparently pros at it! I can let you know how it goes!

sorry double post, stupid iPad.

Post # 6
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1685 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My sister got married at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba a year ago.  It was about $1,000 for airfare, trasportation, food, alcohol, and room for 7 days per person.  They put us all relatively close together and upgraded us all to platinum status.

The ceremony was a very intimate affair on the beach.  It took place at sunset (sun behind them though being on the peninsula) on a private little alcove with white linens and flowers everywhere.  It was exactly what she wanted πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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2743 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Plan B = Disney πŸ˜€

Post # 11
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1685 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@1dutchie:  We has a reception at one of the restaurants.  Following the ceremony, we had a bartender for an hour who made margaritas and served champagne (her choice).  Then we went to one of the restaurants and went into a private room for the reception.  Total cost for everything: $80.

She had a big reception with 200+ people, plated dinners, and wedding cake at home.  Going to Mexico for the ceremony was something she did in order to ensure it was exactly what she imagined.  There was a lot of drama on his side, so this was her compomise: have the ceremony she always dreamed of, and have the reception everyone else wanted.

When I looked into prices (when I thought we were going to have a destination wedding), the top of the line wedding was $2,000.  That included 5 hours on a private beach, hair, flowers, make up, photography, custom reception dinner, etc.

Post # 13
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3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Have you thought about somewhere closer? I could see places in Florida and North Carolina being private because it is the off season, child friendly, and having the beach. Transport might be a pain, but you could reserve a group bus from Raleigh and  drive over to the outer banks.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@dewingedpixie:  That’s my plan A! lol

Although I’m not getting married on the beach, they do have a beach wedding package that is private from what I’ve read.

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