Curious what our couples ask us most often during the wedding planning process? We're revealing their questions, below!
How much does a destination wedding cost?
For 7-nights at an all-inclusive resort, expect to spend approximately $3,000 for the both of you. Most resorts charge between $150-$250 per person, per night – but that includes your room, your meals, your drinks, taxes and airport transportation.
For 2 round-trip flights, you’re looking at a total cost of around $1,000. This will also be dependent upon the airline you’re using, the time of year, and of course, your destination of choice.
The wedding usually consists of 4 events; a welcome party, the ceremony, a cocktail hour, and a dinner reception. Wedding packages typically include the ceremony location, bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, officiant, cake, chairs for about 40 guests. Packages range from $0 (you read that right!) to $15,000, but most couples all into the mid-range of $5000 - $7000.
So, for a grand total of about $10,000, you and your fiancé can enjoy a week-long tropical wedding celebration for about a quarter of the cost of a normal wedding! For more on costs, check out our Destination Wedding Cost chart.
Which resorts are the best to get married?
There's a lot to think about! Destinations, budgets, guest count, venue ideas. We cover a lot of this here. But we also suggest going with the resorts that have FREE wedding packages! In addition to your resort’s all-inclusive benefits, wedding packages can include everything from expert wedding designers and basic décor, to sound systems, the ceremony officiant, a wedding certificate, a semi-private dinner, a honeymoon package, and much more! The best part? You can always add on specific customizations to your free package to make it your own! Almost all resorts also offer premium wedding packages for a upcharge to match your specific preferences and personality. Wanna check out some of our favorite resorts with free wedding packages? Then, click here to find out!
Where do we even begin with planning and booking?
We suggest you ask yourself a few things as you dive into planning! Some examples include your budget range, your destination of choice, time of year, and how many guests you have to invite. Then, the next step is to find yourself a destination wedding travel agent to guide you through the process. That's us! We'll help you work through all of these questions, find and recommend the perfect resorts, personally help each guest, and keep you on track so you have a fun and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Ready to begin? Simply click below to get started!
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