Post # 1
A Jamaican bridal company is having a ceremony in which multiple couples can get married and thus save money as the cost for the wedding for 8 guests would be 1/5 of the price had the couple gone it alone. So the couple would pay $700 USD versus $3500 USD.
1 Night in a Wyndham Suite
Bachelorette & Bachelor Party
Make Up & Hair
Cocktail Reception (8 guests)
Photography and Videography
Discounted Honeymoon at Wyndham Resorts & Spa
Now while I am not interested in this package, I wondered if the bees ever considered marrying with other couples to save money yet having the wedding stuff they want? I kinda want the day to be mine and my fiance and cannot imagine sharing it with other couples, what about you?
Post # 3
Depends on the definition of “with”. Does that mean you just share the space and use the same room/decorations one after the other? Does it mean you actually have to have the reception together? Do you share a photographer? DJ? If it just means I share the same space and decorations in sequence after/before another couple but I have my own time and photographer and everything, sure, why not. If it means I have to share a dance floor with another party I dont know, with one photographer and stuff… then no. Not worth the savings.
Post # 4
When our friends got engaged, we actually offered to do a double ceremony. Most of our guest list overlaps. But they live 900 miles away so it wouldn’t work out. I’d definitely share with another couple (as long as I liked them) that I knew; I’d have to hear more details before I’d decide to share with strangers.
Post # 5
There are a lot of things I would do to save money on a wedding, but it’s such a personal thing I couldn’t imagine doing it in a group! It’s about 2 people being joined together…
Maybe I’m misunderstanding this though- if it were just a joint reception that wouldn’t be so bad, but I could see there being a lot of conflicts if every bride wants to be the center of attention!
Post # 6
I think it would really depend on who I’m sharing with and how much “sharing” is involved. I’d be much more amenable to sharing with a friend or sister/brother instead of a stranger.
Post # 7
It is with multiple couples for the ceremony and that is something I do not want to do. As Ms. Salamander said, if it was a sister fine, but not with strangers. I am still trying to figure out how the reception would be because I cannot imagine having a general decor that I would have to fit into. Because of the cost, it cannot be that each bride gets their own decor so I guess it would be a general decor. No thanks!
Post # 8
I wanted the chance to celebrate with our friends and family. If I had a shared wedding, I think I really would have felt as though I missed out on that aspect.
Post # 9
I’d never want to share my wedding day with anyone but my FI. I’d rather spend a fortune than have to sacrifice on the meaning of the day for us.
Post # 10
No because how much would you really save? Let’s say you’re having a joint wedding with one other couple. That means that at a minimum you’d have to deal with 4 people’s guest lists. 12 if the parents are involved and all married and even more if there are step parents involved. I could see the catering and bar for a wedding for 2 couples being astronomical. I guess on the other side of that though you’d save almost every where else except the clothes. I don’t think it’d even out the catering though.
Plus, I just feel like it wouldn’t be as special and unless it’s your sibling/FI’s sibling it’s possible that years from now you won’t even spend time with the other couple you got married with.
Post # 11
I am seeing how you would save much because with photographer following my entire day I can get a wedding for 10 for $1500 with my own decor and all that I choose for my wedding, no one else included. I suspect even the photo package here is going to be limited and I cannot imagine a joint wedding that has my mark on it.
Post # 12
Absoluely not. It’s a major life event and I wouldn’t compromise that for anything. Just my opinion.
Post # 13
Absolutely not. To me – that would take away a lot of the specialness of sharing the day with friends and family.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t. If it were different like just sharing the space before/ after another bride that’s a different story because they wouldn’t be a part of your day. But sharing an actual ceremony and/ or reception no way. I do know someone that got married in Jamaca and had a friend also get married there then too, but I think they did one ceremony after the other, not at the same time. That one worked only because they didn’t really have any family or guests, it was just them and like one set of parents.