The numbers are out and they’re impressive, say Economy and Business writers Erica Pandey and Carly Mallenbaum. The two took a deep dive into the economics of contemporary weddings and renewal ceremonies and declared 2023 to be the era of over-the-top celebrations. How pricey has it become to throw a wedding or renewal bash these days? Around $29,000 (make that closer to $40,000 in major metro areas).
For couples eager to have a renewal affair that’s as splendid (or more so) as their original wedding ceremonies, spending on a grandiose party that costs as much as a new car isn’t resonating. Instead, they’re heading for Belize where the ultra private Manta Island Resort, plus airline tickets, is downright affordable by comparison. Sound sensible? It is—and exotic, too.
The Island of Love has it all
Couples choose the All Inclusive Package that meets their budgets and interests from this eclectic menu. Meals, unlimited local beverages, a private oceanfront cabana plus activities are all included starting at a very affordable $470 per person per night. You structure your stay to suit your budget and time constraints and can further customize your sojourn by adding a la carte tours to your tab.
Because you won’t want to mark this sacred, fun occasion by undertaking all the planning necessary to pull it off, take advantage of Manta Island Resort’s just-announced Vow Renewal deal that runs just $2399 and covers these essentials:
- Help from the resort’s event coordinator starts before you arrive
- A private beachfront ceremony beneath a traditional palm leaf and flower archway
- Tropical decorations that turn this parcel of beach into paradise
- The services of either a Minister or Justice of the Peace
- A bountiful bouquet of tropical flowers and boutonniere for the lucky couple
- A bottle of champagne and cake for a festive conclusion to this renewal event.
You’re sure to generate unforgettable memories
Once you settle on whether or not guests will accompany you, choose a package and request your Vow Renewal add-on, and congratulate yourselves on having a magazine-worthy renewal event that doesn’t come close to costing what other couples are spending back home, thus you’ll find that there’s likely room in your budget for extras, like photography and a meal following your vow renewal—and have it all for under $10,000.
Think about it. You re-take vows on a lush, romantic island, yet you won’t have to empty your portfolio to literally “have your cake and eat it too” on this grand occasion. You may even wish to invite both sets of parents to your affair. If they paid for the wedding extravaganza you enjoyed when you originally tied the knot, they are going to have the time of their lives when you tell them that this one is on you two!
Rates subject to change.