Hawaii Wedding – Budget Poll

posted 1 year ago in Money
  • poll: How much money did you spend on your wedding of 150+ guests or more?

    $10,001 - $20,000

    $20,001 - $30,000

    $30,001 - $40,000

    $40,001 - $50,000

    $50,001 - $60,000

    >$60,001

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Hawaii was on the list of choices for our destination wedding but we quickly took it off the list due to how expensive everything was compared to other locations. Most of the quotes came in at between $100 – $150pp for food, beverages and venue. And this was over 5 years ago so can only imagine it has gone up. 

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    pocketfullofsunshine :  

    Post # 3
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    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2021 - Walt Disney World

    Just to give you some context we’re having an all inclusive resort wedding next year, in Florida not Hawaii. Our guest count is 70 people (though we’re are expecting not everyone will make it) and our estimate is $30,000 for everything. We’re not doing any eleborate customization or decore. This doesn’t include my dress and alterations as they are being paid for separate by my mom and grandma. This also doesn’t include airfare and accomidations at the resort.

    Also out of curiosity how certain are you that all 120 guests would be in attendance if you got married in Hawaii? I don’t mean to sound harsh but I think only way you could have Hawaii destination wedding for the budget you described is to slash your guest list by more than half. Then on top of that you would need to be prepared that the people you do invite will decline the invitation because they can’t afford a trip to Hawaii. 

    It really just depends on what kind of experience you and your fiancé want for your wedding: the tropical Hawaii location with a more intimate party, or another location closer to home and the big party with 120-150 people. 

    Post # 5
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    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2021 - Walt Disney World

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    pocketfullofsunshine :  That’s a big game changer that your fiancé’s family lives on the island. I heard the same thing about plane on 85% for a destination wedding. I’m glad that you’ll be able to adjust your budget to meet your needs, it sound like a beautiful wedding! 

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