(Closed) How much did your all-inclusive Jamaica wedding really cost you?

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
Bee
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

$20k really dosn’t seem to be that far out of the ball park if you have a lot of high end items and with that many guests.

We got married in Mexico and came in at about $15K with all of my “wish” items, even though a little less than $4K of it was for the wedding itself (private ceremony location, cocktail hour and private reception with 4 course meal for 25 people). Almost 1/2 of our budget went to phtography and videography (because I totally fell in love with our photographer as soon as I saw her work). Then we had a couple thousand in there for our attire. It was really my wish items that blew my original $6k budget out of the ball park.

Post # 4
Member
2453 posts
Buzzing bee

We had a relatively simple Destination Wedding in Mexico and it cost us $8,000 (which inluded rings and our trip) for a small 12-person affair. 

Just our wedding costs down there were $1,500 I think (for venue, officiant, semi-private reception, food, cake, flowers, hair, makeup and nails). Even if we had, say, 30 guests, the cost would have only increased about $200.

And one of DH’s friend’s is a photographer so he took our photos for free (though we still plan on getting him a gift). 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

my wedding (and you know where it was!) totalled about $14K for everything except rings.  So that includes our 10 night stay in Jamaica, with 4 of them being at Couples Negril and 6 at Sunset Beach in Montego Bay.  The wedding itself was about $3.5K at the resort (ceremony, private dinner and private bonfire beach party), the rest after hotel and flight went to bringing my own decorations as it saved a lot of money on certain things i wanted and comparing it to what the resort cost. then i spent a combined total of $1850 on my photography – which included the TTD session, and my dress with alteration was about $1800.

i think i could have pulled off my entire wedding for $10K if i cut back on some of the decorations, got a cheaper dress, no TTD, things like that. and obviously if you do a semi private versus private dinner reception. 

oh and my wedding had 19 people total.

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