Post # 1
Hi everyone! I’m just starting to look into destination weddings and have chosen Cancun area (as it’s easiest for all families to get to). I can’t find any resources on how much this would cost all in for about 50+ guests. I want a ballpark price cause if it’s too much we would rather choose somewhere in the states. Please help before we get in too deep!!
Post # 2
flowerpancakes : It’s going to vary a lot depending on the resort you choose and the package you pick. The only way to get a ballpark is to research some resorts and contact them for info/pricing.
Post # 3
Like the PP said, it will vary depending on the resort you choose. Most of the ones we have looked at are around $3500 for their biggset package. That said, that’s only for like 20 guests. After 20, there will be an additional charge per person. Our favorite resort charge for additional guest is $99.
Post # 4
I’m finding upcharges for everything else, too. The extra tables, more for sound system. It’s adding up quickly! And the taxes are high, sometimes 17% Plus another 15%. What else am I forgetting?
Post # 5
We’re getting married in the Cancun area as well this summer at the Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort. I chose to take advantage of the wedding package that they have for Canadians, and it cost $3700 Canadian plus 15% gratuities plus another 17% taxes. So it was almost $5000. That price doesn’t include the $3200 it cost for both of to travel/stay. And like the previous posters stated, it is more per guest when the number goes beyond 20.
I found that even though this resorts’ wedding package was a little more pricey than some of the other chain resorts, the overall price for flights and stay was about $500 less per traveler for the same 5 star quality resort. So, for us, it was a decision of whether or not to have a cheaper ceremony or have less people be able to afford to come. However, everyone’s circumstances are different so it may be a totally different story for you guys. Travel is expensive as it is for us because we live on a secluded island, so airplane tickets hike up our costs before we even start the vaca.
Hope this helps!
Post # 6
flowerpancakes : we chose a Destination Wedding at an AMR Resort in riviera Cancun. Amr offers great deals for brides and grooms, for example, every 6th room booked we get a free room, eventually allowing us to get a bunch of money off. Also certain packages will be a price up front but if you get so many people within your room block they offer you a free wedding package (free packages weren’t for the highest package we chose but we’ll still get $ off through our room block). So even though things may be extra there are a lot of hidden savings and gems though doing destination weddings. I know other resorts offer some cool stuff too, like free cocktail hours, welcome receptions, I even saw one resort had a free sail boat excursion for 40 people if you booked your wedding by said date. It’s worth finding a travel agent who can help point these things out to you! We are inviting a little under 100 and expect 50 people at the most. Our wedding package includes a bunch of really great stuff (a lot of floral, ceremony decor for the beach, chairs , reception dinner etc. like someone mentioned it, for 20 people, so any extra plate is 52$ a person but if we only pay for 30 people on top of the package we purchased (a little over 3000$) it still saves us a significant amount plus we’ll get money off our package through the room block I mentioned above. (Hard to briefly explain) I hope this helps! I’ve been spending the last 3-4 weeks doing crazy research on everything so if u need anything else let me know!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2020 - Cancun, Mexico
lmarcell118 : Dreams Riviera Cancun is my top choice for my destination wedding. How was your wedding? Were the prices what you expected? How big was your wedding? Can I ask how much it cost? We are planning on 60-75 people. Any details and infor are greatly appreciate.