I checked back within 20 pages of the most recent posts in the DW thread and couldn't find what I was looking for, so I aplogize if this question has been asked. Anyone have any recommendations for DW with a large guest list? I am going to be working with Beachbum travel but I was hoping to also get some first hand reporting from some of you girls. Our guest list for a local wedding is about 350. I beleive we will get that down to hopefully just over 200 for our DW guest list, but I still expect at least 100 to attend. I am looking for all-inclusive resorts, adults only (not a requirment but I will not be only inviting adults to my wedding), and we want a beach ceremony but open to indoors or other locations within the resort for our reception.
So I am primarily hoping to hear from girls who got married or are still planning their DW with a large guest list and what kind of pricing options you have gotten? How much pp are you having to pay for the reception on top of your all-inclusive stay rate?
I thought I would get alot of backlash from my family about us wanting to have a DW, but surprisingly everyone seems to be really exicited...which is nice but also concerns me that I will still get alot of the guests that I was thinking wouldn't be able to make it because of cost. I understand how insensitive that sounds - but when you have a total of over 175 people just in immediate family between both my fiance and I (this number only includes our parent's siblings and their children - all adults, our immediate families are very large) and still want to be able to have some of our friends on the list, it makes it hard to plan a nice wedding at a reasonable budget.
Looking forward to hearing about where you got married! Thank you so much!