Post # 1
We just got engaged in October , which I’m very excited to begin the process of planning my dream wedding! Which may I say I always dreamed of it as a huge catholic ceremony in a beautiful church with a reception to follow with my huge family enjoying great music for dancing and alot of food. But recently my plans have slightly began to shift to choosing a destination wedding. We figured if we planned a wedding at home in a traditional hall and church it would run us around $40,000 with 150 guests but if we do a dw I would defiantly want to pay for some family that I know can’t afford the costs of a vacation so we would end up paying for atleast 15 adults and our selves just wondering what cost of an all inclusive wedding package would cost with airfare ?
Post # 3
where are you flying from? Where do you want to go? I know that if you book through an agent you could probably get some sort of group deal.
My FH and I went to Mexico, flying out of Toronto in December 2012 and it cost us $900CDN with all fees and taxes included.
Post # 4
Sorry didn’t include that lol we are flying out of ny and are considering Bahamas jamaica or donincan republic. Really haven’t chosen a destination yet could use Any suggestions or advice to make this as memorable as possible.
Post # 7
@Nicolesteven1021: First of all, you can do a big Catholic wedding (a really nice one) for less than that. We are doing 180 people in a major city for $30,000. If you shop around you can get great vendors at decent price points.
I find DWs to be really expensive for the guests. Depending on where you go and where you are from, I would assume $3000 per couple minimum on flights and lodging. It is a lot and will be more if you aren’t from a big city.
Also, if you do want a Catholic marriage, they can bless your marriage afterwards, but it is a separate step.
Post # 8
I strongly dislike destination weddings. I usually go, but I almost always resent it. It would be one thing if I could just make that my year’s vacation, but I can barely afford Motel 6 for one night, let alone airfare to Jamaica.
I think you should base your decision on what financial situation your wedding VIPs are in. If they’re broke like me, it might be better to throw a traditional wedding or do a true elopement.