Post # 1
What does your Destination Wedding include? The ceremony and the reception? Food and drinks? For instance if you paid lets say $5k, did that include, the hotel (all inclusive), flight and wedding and what did the location do for the wedding? We don’t need a real fancy reception afterwards, we are thinking just whoever can make it we will get dinner and just celebrate at the hotel. I’m knew to this so I’m not sure how any of this works.. thoughts? suggestions?
Post # 3
Ok, so we paid for a 5* hotel, the regular price for the all inclusive.
The wedding cost us 620$USD to make it legal (fee for having the actual JOP officer come and marry us and all the papers).
The rest of the wedding costs were free, because we chose the most basic option, but they also had packages that you could pay.
Here’s the link to their “Romance Packages” to see what the packages include. We actually got more than what was advertised (i.e. a private room for our reception dinner; and we could pick out our menu as well), so it was a nice surprise when we got there!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2015 - The Whitney
I was married in St. Thomas. so everything was basically an al la carte. My wedding coordinator does offer packages, I choose not to use them though.
I booked my hotel with a travel agent (who is a close friend) and she negotiated my group rates down to $125/night from around $300.
I booked my airfare with expedia, which was the cheapest route I could find. I paid $301 for 3 people.
I flew my photographer down and paid for 2 nights in the hotel.
My now husband and I stayed for 7 nights. We had $2000 for spending money.
Our reception was just a dinner that we paid for – I was so exhausted that I’m glad we didn’t have anything more traditional.
Everything came to $4750ish. The only thing not included in this is my wedding band – because I’ve had that since our 1st anniversary (of dating).