Looking for an affordable and sophisticated destination wedding experience for just the adults? Then, check out our top five options below
El Dorado Royale
For an adult-only destination wedding, El Dorado Royale is the property for you. Here, the two of you can explore signature wedding collections with a price tag that won’t break the bank. In fact, most couples take advantage of Karisma’s “Always & Forever Package,” which includes everything from the expert wedding designers and décor to your ceremony officiant, a wedding certificate, a semi-private dinner reservation, a honeymoon package, and so much more. Not only that, but it’s the perfect retreat for romance and relaxation!
The authentic touches and attention for detail make Unico 2087 the perfect place to spend your special day. Known for its exceptional value and service, Unico boasts an entirely new standard of inclusion for adult travelers. Here, the wedding couple can select an experiential wedding package to fit both their personalities and budget. The best part? Unico provides a variety of complimentary wedding perks from a gorgeous ceremony location, all the way to a beautiful honeymoon experience.
Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun
At Royalton Riviera Cancun lies Hideaway, a private oasis for the adults with an elevated level of elegance and service. This property gets its name for the beautifully styled suites, world-class dining, and affordable destination weddings. Here, the bride and groom can take advantage of a complimentary wedding package with all the perks and add-on custom experiences as you see fit. Royalton Riviera Cancun is also very versatile, as it has a separate family section for those of your guests with children.
El Dorado Maroma
Just like all of Karisma’s famous properties, couples will receive a “Gourmet Inclusive” experience during their stay, where outstanding dining and service is all included. Speaking of included, what’s a Karisma resort wedding without the signature “Always & Forever Package?” You’ll be fully-equipped with everything you need to pull off the perfect wedding with this complimentary wedding package!
Le Blanc Cancun
Known for its upscale luxury and sophistication, Le Blanc Cancun makes the best adult-only weddings, as it was designed for just that. Enjoy the the resort’s affordable wedding package, which includes everything from a personal wedding coordinator, décor and flowers, bridal perks, a honeymoon experience... the list goes on! Looking for a bit of added luxury? Then, be sure to take advantage of your very own full-service butler!
These affordable wedding packages are perfect for the adult travelers in your group! For assistance getting started, click here to connect with a romance travel expert, today.
Looking for an affordable destination wedding to accommodate your family and friends? Check out our top 5 family-friendly destination wedding resorts below:
With these affordable wedding packages, you really can have your dream wedding without giving up the things you love. Have some questions for us? We’d love to assist! Click here to connect with a romance travel expert, today.
Destination: Negril, Jamaica
Resort: Riu Palace Tropical Bay
The Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel is located on Negril Beach, one of Jamaica's most stunning locations. This 24-Hour All-Inclusive hotel is one of the best hotels in Negril, thanks to its brand new complete renovation, comprehensive facilities and the exclusive services that characterize RIU Hotels & Resorts.
In its more than 400 rooms, you'll find all the comforts you need, like a minibar, satellite TV, a safe, beverage dispensers, a coffee machine, and a balcony or terrace. Plus, the 24-hour room service this all-inclusive hotel in Negril offers means that you'll have everything you need during your stay with them.
Why spend nearly $35k on a traditional wedding, when you can have a unique and intimate destination wedding for under $10k? Here are seven tips for keeping your destination wedding budget in check without sacrificing any of the fun or frills:
Travel During Off-Season
The best rates are found during off-season in September and October. Besides the best room rates, you’ll find that resorts have lower occupancy levels during this time, leaving plenty of pool chairs open for everyone. November and December are also good options, as long as you avoid the holidays (when rates and occupancy goes way up)!
Find an All-Inclusive Option
For the best value, you must go all-inclusive. When all your meals, drinks, entertainment, airport shuttles and taxes are included, guests can gauge their budgets and plan accordingly. This is especially true for wedding groups, as the cost you pay for private dinners and events is significantly reduced. Convenience is also huge reason couples opt for all-inclusive.
Choose a Simple Setting
A big draw to having a destination wedding is the natural and intimate setting it presents. Not only will it save you money on venue costs, but sometimes less really is more. After all, nothing says “I love you” like some swaying palm trees and an ocean view!
Find a Complimentary Wedding Package
Most destination wedding resorts offer a complimentary wedding package, which covers all the elements you’ll need to pull off the perfect wedding. Some even offer an extravagant package that includes more than you’ll ever need. We recommend starting out with the basic package first, then add in where it makes sense!
Bring in Your Own Vendors
Have a photographer friend or hair-stylist BFF? Perhaps a DJ’ing college roomie? Well then, you’re in luck! As long as these pros are staying at the resort with you for three nights, they are not typically considered outside vendors and you won’t have to pay extra to use them. Ask us how you can negotiate travel for these services.
Opt for a Honeymoon Split-Stay
Another great way to cut down on costs is to combine your destination wedding and honeymoon (aka, a split-stay). Most couples stay at the wedding resort for 5-6 nights while guests are there, then move to a new resort where you can honeymoon for 3-4 more nights. This will save you a lot in airfare!
Use a Destination Wedding Expert
Last but not least…use a wedding travel specialist (that’s us!). A good travel pro will make suggestions for you and knows the resorts that offer the most amenities based on what your needs are. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did!
So, there you have it. Our best tips for keeping your destination wedding under $10k. Looking for a little push in the right direction? Then, fill out our wedding request form to get the conversation started. We’ll get back in touch with you soon to chat!
Looking for a destination wedding resort that won’t break the bank? Then we’ve got you covered, here! Keep reading to discover our top five affordable wedding resorts in Mexico
The Grand at Moon Palace
At this lively destination wedding resort, guests can experience a state-of-the-art spa, adventurous tours and excursions, golf trips, and live entertainment for the entire family at an affordable cost. In addition, the bride and groom can take advantage of customized packages and enhancements to elevate their wedding experience that much more. The Grand at Moon Palace is perfect for a laid back yet sophisticated, Mexico wedding!
Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Be prepared to be greeted with natural beauty, inclusive luxury, and legendary Hard Rock entertainment at this rockin’ Mexico resort. Bring the family along for the wedding festivities or escape to Heaven with the adults for a bit of added luxury. This fine property has a strong draw, not only for its Complimentary Wedding Package, but the endless unique activities, like the Music Lab, Woodward Skatepark, and brand-new waterpark, Rockaway Bay!
Royalton Riviera Cancun
Royalton Riviera Cancun “wows” guests with its elegantly styled suites, world-class dining, and breathtaking destination weddings, without the hefty price tag. It’s designed to accommodate guests of all ages and is comprised of three sections: the lively general resort area, the exclusive Diamond Club area, and Hideaway, an elegant adults-only oasis. This Mexico resort is even considered one of the best all-inclusive destination wedding resorts around.
Generations Riviera Maya
Conveniently located 25 minutes from the airport, Generations Resort is the family property that has it all. From Karisma’s signature cuisine, to infinity pool suites and excellent butler service, this is the place to escape from it all. It’s also a great option for destination wedding groups with kids, as it’s just steps away from neighboring resort, El Dorado Royale, an adults-only sanctuary where Generations adult guests can visit at any time. This gives your wedding guests two affordable accommodation options. How sweet is that?
El Dorado Royale
For an adult-only destination wedding, El Dorado Royale is THE Mexico property for you. Karisma's Gourmet Inclusive weddings offer the style, service and setting you crave, at a price you can handle. Here, you and your soon-to-be can explore signature wedding collections in the quiet and romantic setting you’ve always dreamed about. Have children on the guest list? Not to worry! Generations is only a hop skip and a jump away! Guests can easily mingle back and forth.
Not sure how to begin the destination wedding planning process? Well, that’s what we’re here for! Click here to get in touch with a romance travel specialist, today.
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