Post # 1
So my FH has given me a budget. Much lower than my dream wedding in my head. But this Budget has to include the honeymoon. I have always had wine taste on a beer budget so to speak (lol). I always wanted to go somewhere exotic for my honeymoon (ex: Bora Bora). He has given me the option of eloping with just us two and I can have the exotic honeymoon or get married at home and cut major corners (as I like to say real hood, nothing classy about it) to have a honeymoon for 5-6 days in exotic locale. Last option to have a wedding for about 90ish people give or take a few around 10k and go to universal studios for honeymoon since FH has never been although I’ve lost count the amount of times I’ve gone.I know It’s a little winded, but I need your help. Please give options if you have any!
Post # 3
@Latrise: I say focus on the wedding and worry less about the honeymoon location. You only get to do the wedding once, and a honeymoon is really just vacation by another name. You guys will have fun no matter where you honeymoon, and you’ll have a whole lifetime for other more exotic locations.
Post # 4
It really depends on what’s most important to you – the wedding or traveling. Also, you didn’t mention if having your family and friends there was important to you. If they’re not that important I would have a lavish elopment.
Post # 5
Why not have a small (less than 90), classy wedding + honeymoon?
Post # 7
Why not have an intimate DW with just immediate fam or really close friends who can make it? There’s your weddingmoon! And then come back and have a restaurant reception with other close family members who couldnt make it to the wedding.
Post # 9
@ Always Sunny: It is important to have some family and friends there. My mom and step dad wouldn’t make it if I have a destination wedding due to him being really ill twice in less than a year. Having major surgery both times and this last time he had a heartattack and triple bypass open heart surgery. And now on dialysis because of it. FH mom is broke and wouldn’t come but I don’t really care about her since we don’t get along.
@ Lindsay l06: One of my bm just found out she’s pregnant and wouldn’t be able to come if it is a destination wedding. Also FH family wouldn’t make it as they cry broke for everything even a 65cent bag of skittles
@ MissCountryGirl727: I’m noit sure how to plan a classy wedding for 90 people on a 10k budget. If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears.
Post # 11
@Latrise: what exactly do you consider classy vs. not. I had an amazing wedding with 200 guests at an incredible venue for about 13k, so it can definitely be done with 10k for 90 guests.
Post # 12
Who don’t you have a cake+punch reception, or a desserts-only evening reception?
Both are pretty classy, and SUPER cheap! Then you could still have your awesome honeymoon!
Post # 14
I’d elope if the honeymoon is that important to you.
Post # 15
I’m not sure if you’ve checked out cheapcarribean.com , but you can definitely find all inclusive honeymoons to the carribean (including airfare) for under $2000 per couple.
It sounds like having a wedding (not eloping) is pretty important so that your friends and family can attend. You can DEFINTELY have a nice wedding for $10k in Alabama. You just have to look for deals. Buy a used dress, go to sample sales, find a venue that lets you bring your own alcohol, etc. Weddingbee and weddingwire will be your best resources for finding reasonable vendors in your area.
Post # 16
@Latrise: DH and I decided to elope and it was the best choice that we had made. We had a big wedding planned for August, but decided to scrap it and elope on the coast! This allowed us to actually have a honeymoon (which we wouldn’t have been able to do) and make the ceremony even more intimate and romantic. We would have made the same choice a million times over.