- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Hi, this is my first thread, though I’ve been reading and posting for a while.
I have some questions about all inclusive vendors. I’m estimating about 50 or less wedding guests. I have thrown around a lot of ideas of how I want to do this, but I recently fell in love with a venue–or three. But I narrowed it down to a venue–or two.
I’m leaning toward all inclusive, even though I am the micromanager fom hell. It’s because I’m a micromanager that I know I need an all inclusive. I believe I will worry less and micromanage less if the venue is handling it all.
Anyways, so the one place I’m really in love with told me $5,000 as an estimate. They do:
- chairs, tables, linens, servingware
- bartender (I provide alcohol and it’s $2.50 per serve if I use it.)
- Rain back up, changing rooms
- Caterer, food, one meat two veggies, (I think she said) and cake
I can’t think if I’m missing anything, but if you want to tell me something I have forgotten, so I can add it to the list or confirm that they cover it, please feel free to volunteer what you think. They told me all I had to get was:
I think that’s all.
So this appears to be $100 per person.
I had another venue that I don’t love so much as this first one, but I do like it. They offer 1,2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10. They do not allow alcohol but for a toast. so with them I still need decorations, DJ, photog, officiant, and I think one more thing, but I can’t recall it. they are $3,500.
Both venues say tax and gratuity included.
My question is, have people used All inclusives? For those who have, did the costs go up based on what you wanted? My first place says they just take care of everything to give me my dream within the budget I set. I gave her no budget, but after questioning me, she came up with $5,000. So I’m concerned that she’ll go up once we get into specifics or she won’t go down if I turn out not to need what she thinks.
Are you guys following me?
So how did you deal with your all inclusives and what are your tips and advice? Frankly, the first place, I love it exactly how it is and really don’t need decorations. It’s a beautiful garden that has chandeliers already hanging from the trees.