(Closed) About to cancel my wedding…help

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
1936 posts
Buzzing bee

You’re saying all the other venues are horrible. Sorry, but you can’t poo-poo cheaper venues then whine about the cost. Either cut your costs down, spend the money, or don’t have the destination wedding. It’s that simple. I’d be stoked to have a Destination Wedding for 20k. 

Post # 3
28 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

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mabreu01 :  How about looking at somewhere inbetween the two locations – that way you still get the destination wedding but it could work out cheaper elsewhere? Or do you have your heart set on Uruguay now?

I’ll admit I was always “I don’t care how much money my dream day costs we’ll figure it out” until we started planning and I REALLY thought about it.. it’s ONE day! 

Post # 4
202 posts
Helper bee

How much will it cost to have the wedding in Miami? 

And how important is it that the family un Uruguay can come?

Post # 5
524 posts
Busy bee

It might be so expensive because you have the wedding planner (personally, coming from a poor country, I know that hiring an event planner would drive costs way up). I suggest ditching the wedding planner and asking your uruguayan family to help find a nice low-cost venue, a hair-dresser and a photographer.

Post # 6
462 posts
Helper bee

We are having a Destination Wedding and won’t be having a wedding planner. If you have one of the best rated venues in town then they should be able to organise a lot of the logistics for you if you request it. 

Post # 7
462 posts
Helper bee

Also you can negotiate with the venue. The Destination Wedding quote we were given was $25k but my partner got it down to $15k plus lots of freebies included. Also you shouldn’t reveal your nationality when you are first negotiating Bec they might charge you must more if you come from a ‘wealthier’ country. We lied to the venue and said that my parents live in the Destination Wedding country so they wouldn’t mess us about or excessively rip us off. (White lie- my parents use to live there but not anymore). 

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