Post # 1
I’m trying to plan a wedding for around 20-25ish people. We’re still trying to decide between last week of August, and December. SO said he’d like to do West Coast, but it’s still up for discussion. I liked this place because it’s normally between 67-75 year round. Is that too cold for a DW?
I liked this package because it seems to have about everything. We’re not having BMs/GMs as of this moment. I liked that the wedding was at the resort, you pick everything and they take care of it. You pick your private banquet/reception room on site as well.
It just seems so easy…. there’s no cordinating everything with locations, etc… plus I thought I’d use the 2 night suite (2 bedrooms, 1 king & 2 queen, 3 bathrooms) for me and my 2 best girlfriends the 2 days before the wedding. I thought it might be a nice meeting place to get hair and make up done pre-wedding. $5000 … But is this a lot of money for a wedding package?
It’s at a Mandalay Beach resort in Oxnard Cali by the way. (1/2 way between San Diego and San Francisco)
Post # 3
@Paiger8: I think that’s a great deal & the place is gorgeous! =]
Post # 4
The total price comes out to $167 per person. It includes the officiant, ceremony music and flowers BUT no open bar ($28 per bottle of wine opened), NO music for the reception and only 3 passed appetizers & a 2 course meal.
To be honest I don’t think it’s a very good deal, although I am certainly no expert on destination weddings. Have you checked out: http://www.destinationweddingmag.com/
If you tell us what your budget and favorite locations are maybe we can help you find a good deal?
Post # 5
@ArtDecoLisa: I don’t really have a budget currently, I’m just trying to find something beautiful and smart-priced. I’m trying to be cost efficient, plus I live in IA so I won’t be able to track down vendors ahead of time. I’d like everything to be all in one place. I love that the resort is on the beach, has a pool, with lots of stuff for guest to do in town. Plus, it’s not super extravagantly priced. I like under $200 room prices. I don’t want my guest to go broke since I know people my age don’t have a ton of money and will likely have to save for this for awhile.
It’s only going to be family, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, a cousin or two and maybe 5 close friends. I don’t think we need live music for the reception. We’ll probably be talking over it anyway. Maybe just an ipod playlist? I just like that they take care of everything for you, and its all in one place. And I love the warm california coast line. 🙂
Post # 6
I think thats a great deal!
Post # 7
You will need to factor in booze and reception music as a PP mentioned, but it is going to be so nice not to have to worry about all the details and vendors. I would do it. I’m doing something very similar in Mexico for exactly that reason.