(Closed) Destination wedding & price gouging

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
3424 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cbgg:  This is sick isn’t it? They nickel and dime the hell out of us!! I went through something similar with our rehearsal dinner we wanted to have it in the beach  at the hotel(venue) we are all staying at over 50 bucks a head!! Really? For a gross BBQ buffet? No thanks… We’re going with a close restaurant. Can you negotiate with them?  

Post # 4
21 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

@cbgg:  After being invested in this idea of getting married away at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Jamaica, I completely gave up on the entire destination wedding.  After planning for a month, choosing a location and all of the bells and whistles, it felt like we were spending WAY to much and the idea of an affordable destination weddins became, to me, more like a myth.


I just couldn’t imagine NOT doing a welcome party for my guests who would have travelled so far, using the resort photography, less than adequate details such as flowers and decor or settling with the basic package that only accommodates 8 guests including yourself.


It was a sad thing to decide…and I cried.  But, I quickly got over it.  I had to realize that it was out of my budget, in the larger scheme of things it was just spilled milk (I am still marrying the man of my dreams), and the wedding industry is a money institution first and foremost. Annoyed by my childhood dream deferred…but life goes on.


So I’m getting married in Brooklyn…a semi destination for this jersey girl and her family.  What did you decide to do?


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