(Closed) Trying to figure out pros and cons of a dw!!!

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

where are you flying from? Where do you want to go? I know that if you book through an agent you could probably get some sort of group deal.
My FH and I went to Mexico, flying out of Toronto in December 2012 and it cost us $900CDN with all fees and taxes included.

Post # 7
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Nicolesteven1021:  First of all, you can do a big Catholic wedding (a really nice one) for less than that. We are doing 180 people in a major city for $30,000. If you shop around you can get great vendors at decent price points. 

I find DWs to be really expensive for the guests. Depending on where you go and where you are from, I would assume $3000 per couple minimum on flights and lodging. It is a lot and will be more if you aren’t from a big city.

Also, if you do want a Catholic marriage, they can bless your marriage afterwards, but it is a separate step.

Post # 8
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I strongly dislike destination weddings. I usually go, but I almost always resent it. It would be one thing if I could just make that my year’s vacation, but I can barely afford Motel 6 for one night, let alone airfare to Jamaica.

I think you should base your decision on what financial situation your wedding VIPs are in. If they’re broke like me, it might be better to throw a traditional wedding or do a true elopement.

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