Outrageous W South Beach Million Dollar Wedding Package
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How much did or would you spend on your wedding? W South Beach has just introduced a wedding package that includes just about everything you can think of including butlers, honeymoon, spa services and Yacht dinner. Price = One Million Dollars.
Bookings need to be made via phone six to nine months in advance, but here’s a link to SPG’s wedding package page.
According to the official information, here’s what the package includes:
Before the “I do’s”
Four-night stay in a Marvelous Suite and welcome-amenity for the groom – $12,847
Four-night stay in a Cool Corner Suite and welcome-amenity for the bride – $17,819
Dinner at Mr. Chow for the bride & groom – $3,000
Seaplane and Yacht dinner for the bride & groom – $13,396
Prepped and Pampered
Bliss Spa Services — $2,000
“Aisles” Ahead: Complexion-boosting boot camp for brides
The Pre-Nup: for her
The Pre-Nup: for him
All “Maid” Up
M.O.B. (Mother of the Bride) Mentality
Warren Tricomi Salon Services — $3,600
Bridal hair trial
Bridal wedding day hair
Bridal make-up application trial/ eyebrow shaping/ lash and eye brow tinting
Bridal wedding day make-up application
Groom wedding day styling
Wedding day make-up application for two-family members
Wedding day styling for two-family members
Designer wedding dress from Ever After Boutique — $25,000
Designer veil from Ever After Boutique — $3,000
Wedding dress fittings — $1,500
Designer intimates for wedding day and night — $5,000
Designer shoes for the bride — $2,000
Designer jewelry for the bride — $250,000
Custom fit tuxedo and shoes — $5,000
Designer cuff links — $3,000
The Big Day
Wedding ceremony and reception décor and set-up inclusive of florals – $250,000
Personal butlers for the bride and groom (up to eight hours) — $2,000
Seated dinner catered by The Dutch at W South Beach for up to 175 guests — $250,000
Custom wedding cake for up to 175 guests — $26,000
Live entertainment — $7,000
Jazz-saxophone player OR flamenco guitarist during cocktail hour (one-hour)
Seven-piece band and DJ/MC with customized performance (four hours)
Sound system, engineering and labor
Lights set with intelligent system on stage
M Benedicte Verley Photography – Platinum Wedding Package — $35,000
Sunset beach shoot of the couple prior to the wedding day
Full day coverage during wedding day (three photographers – more if needed)
On-location photo booth with lighting and backdrop
Two leather bound proof books
Two 12×12″ formal wedding album, hand bound or flush mount, holding 100 images
Two Coffee Table albums holding 100 images
Custom portfolio box to house the albums
Two Slinky Boxes/Books holding 40 images each
High Resolution Files with Personal Release
Unlimited number of pictures taken throughout wedding weekend
Online Proof Gallery with color corrected images
Low Res proofs as a download link
Coverage of welcome party (two photographers)*
Coverage of rehearsal dinner (two photographers)*
* Events not included in W South Beach Million Dollar Wedding package
The Wedding Night
Penthouse Suite for newlyweds on the wedding night — $11,621
Six-night stay in The Royal Estate at St. Regis Bora Bora — $110,000
Dedicated Wedding Planner – $15,000
125 hand-written calligraphy wedding invitations and table cards – $25,000
Private Airport transfer to/from Miami International Airport for the bride and groom — $1,200
Two-bathroom attendants on the day of the wedding (up to eight-hours) — $642
Three-security officers on the day of the wedding (up to eight-hours) — $963
Total cost = 1 Million dollars, excluding tax. That’s a lot of money.
Breaking down those dollars, it looks like the wedding ceremony and dinner alone is around $500,000. Assuming there are 175 guests, that comes to around $2800 per guest.
Using Starpoints, I could knock down the price some by redeeming 30,000 points per night at the W South Beach. It wouldn’t get me a suite, but 240,000 Starpoints for four nights for the bride and four for the groom sure beats $30,000. Plus if redeeming four nights on points you get the 5th one free.
The six-night honeymoon stay in the Royal Estate at St. Regis Bora Bora sounds great all by itself.
The Royal Estate layout includes three bedrooms, two living rooms, chef’s kitchen and dining room, with the private pool in the middle of the pavilion. Checking the random date of October 25, the price came to $13,500 per night. Cash and points isn’t offered at the St Regis Bora Bora and I doubt this is an upgrade that SPG Platinums get. But for a honeymoon, what would you do with all those extra bedrooms and living rooms anyhow?
The 1500 square foot Overwater villas at the St Regis Bora Bora go for $1,375 for the same date. The amount of Starpoints needed is around double that of a typical redemption because the resort has specialty suites only, so instead of 30,000 a night you’d need much more. In this case it’d make sense to just pay for a room instead of redeeming points.
The only question is, would you earn Starpoints if paying for the wedding package? As a Platinum you’d typically earn 3 points per dollar plus an extra point if using SPG’s credit card so you’d receive at least 4 million Starpoints. I contacted the hotel and they confirmed that Starpoints would be awarded.
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