Hi! My fiancé and I are in the early stages of planning a destination wedding. There. Are. So. Many. Resorts.
We have reached out to a travel agent to help us but wanting some input. What do you recommend?
Keep in mind:
We want a wedding near or on a beach and prefer all-inclusive resorts for us and our guests (Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Aruba, Antigua, Hawaii....anything like that)
Ceremony can be on the beach, in a garden, over the water chapel, etc.
Our guests are paying for their stay...we anticipate less than 50 people (probably about 30)
We are budgeting for about $8000 for us 2 for resort, flights, and wedding (IF POSSIBLE)
We have a photographer in the family, an officiant if need be, and someone chosen for hair/make up....all guests
Not picky on dates....November 2022-February 2023 if possible
Want a resort with a lot of natural vegetation and tress...lots of greenery, flowers, "rainforest" or jungle like vibe. We love clean lines, boho vibe, neutrals....
We also want the resort to have a lot of restaurants and bars for our guests and we want a resort with a lot of live entertainment. I would love to steel drum band, fire dancers, bon fire, or a sangria bar, etc for the reception...