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  1. CrystalandTyler

    Photosouvenir - No Response??

    Quote: Originally Posted by blushingbride Thank you ladies for your responses. Well I checked out the 2010 prices, and it looks like they don't offer photo/video combination packages anymore? I know in the 2009 price packages, they did. I would like to book as well, but it doesn't sound like you ladies are having much luck with that either. Happygilmore, how long before your wedding were you able to book your session? I do know they are quite busy from what I've been reading, but that still doesn't appease us brides, lol. Let's hope they get to their emails soon... I have them booked for April 2010 and I'm getting a video package. They weren't getting back to me when I emailed so I called them and had it all booked in 2 days.
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    What would you do??

    We are having a DW and were originally planning on just inviting our parents. That didn't go over so well with a lot of people so we extended it to Aunts and Uncles and a few friends. There's a lot of the family that we didn't invite who would like to be part of our day so we're doing an AHR. It won't be a formal thing. We'll just rent a hall and have a potluck party and show our pictures and video.
  3. Dreams Punta Cana was one of our top 3 resorts. We ended up going with the Gran Bahia Ambar but were pretty set on Dreams for awhile. The price seems very reasonable to me. Our guests will be paying $2000 per person for a week. Like everyone has said, take bad reviews with a grain of salt. I've read reviews for places that i've been before that were awful and I had an amazing time. People are much more likely to write a review when they had a bad time vs a good time.
  4. June 2009 melnb & FI: June 2009 - Paradisius FYB87 & FI: June 2009 - Resort undecided Lisa & Mike: June 9th 2009 - Majestic Colonial Vanessa & Hugo: June 19, 2009 - Paradisus Palma Real Mark and Jessica: June 19, 2009--Dreams Punta Cana Amanda and Tony: June 19, 2009-- Dreams Punta Cana Katy & Will: June 20, 2009 - Occidental Grand Rosanne & Alex: June 24, 2009- Dreams Punta Cana Sue & Steve: June 30th, 2009 - Riu Palace Punta Cana July 2009 Kylie & Chris: July 1, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana Amber & Seth: July 2, 2009 - Excellence Punta Cana Nadia & Julian: July 3, 2009 - Excellence Punta Cana Lori & Justin: July 8, 2009 - Melia Caribe Tropical Nathan & Brianne July 15th- Dreams Punta Cana Jess & Dan: July 27, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana Jenn & Chris: July 31, 2009 - Riu Palace, Punta Cana Cecile & Nord: July 24,2009-Moon Palace, Punta Cana August 2009 Shannon & Rich: August 5, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana Hayley & Nick: August 10, 2009 - Paradisus Punta Cana Ana & Adam: August 15, 2009 - Iberostar Punta Cana September 2009 Clare & Ross: September 7, 2009 - Ocean Blue (date to be confirmed) Chris & Martin: September 9, 2009 - Ocean Blue (date to be confirmed) Lori & Keith: September 9, 2009 - Excellence, Punta Cana Kenya & Eddie Sept. 12, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana Kim & Jason September 18, 2009 - Dreams Palm Beach Kristy & Vince: September 19, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana October 2009 Carmen & Tiny: October 09, 2009 - Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana Jeannie & Jorge: October 10, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana Jen & Dave: October 10, 2009 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Darcy & Dave: October 11, 2009- Melia Caribe Tropical- Punta Cana Angela & Jason: October 20, 2009 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Kelly & Pablo: October 22, 2009 - Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana Jenny & Matthew: October 27, 2009 - Melia Caribe Tropical c & d: October 27, 2009 - Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana November 2009 Veronica & Paul: November 5, 2009 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Lisa & Jim: November 5, 2009 - EdenH Real Arena Punta Cana Sandra & Rob: Novemeber 7, 2009- Ocean Blue/ Sand Golf & Beach Resort Erin & Trent: November, 9, 2009 - Melia Caribe Tropical Rosa & Eddie: November 10, 2009 - Barcelo Bavaro Palace Leslie & Gerry: November 16, 2009- Majestic Colonial Andrea & Chris: November 24, 2009, Majestic Elegance Krista & Dave: November 25, 2009 - Sirenis Tropical December 2009 Julie and Rob: December 4, 2009 - Grand Palladium Punta Cana Amber and Dan: December 5, 2009 - Majestic Colonial Nonnie and Marj: December 10,2009-Grand Palladium Punta Cana Beth and Ian: December 12, 2009- Excellence Punta Cana Lindsay and Tracy: December 31, 2009 - Majestic Colonial August 2009 Tasha & Jamil: August 1, 2009 - Excellence Punta Cana January 2010 Jacqueline & Craig: January 5, 2010 - Sirenis Tropical Nicole & Michael: January 23, 2010 - Bavaro Princess Shelby & Michael: January 23, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana Jocelyn & Michael: January 25, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana Lisa & Adam: January 2010, Dreams Punta Cana Nicole & Chad: January 13, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana February 2010 Amber & John: February 27, 2010, Paradisus Palma Real March 2010 Jennifer & Cory March 13 2010- Palma Real Punta Cana Kim & Ron March 17, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana Diane & Devin March 25 2010 - Paradisus Palma Real Anna & Lawrence March 26 - Majestic Colonial Lindsay & Seth March 28 2010 - Paradisus Palma Real April 2010 Vanessa & Eddie April 16, 2010 - Majestic Colonial Crystal & Tyler April 20, 2010-Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana Helen & Scott April 21, 2010- Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana Jess & Aaron April 22, 2010 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Stacey & Eric April 22, 2010 - Dreams La Romana Erin & Jeremy April 28, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana Amanda & Craig April 28*, 2010 - Grand Palladium Punta Cana May 2010 Jennnifer & Trevor May 11th 2010 - Majestic Colonial Rosa & Larry May 15th, 2010 - Excellence Punta Cana Heather & George May 15th 2010 - Dreams La Romana mary & joey may 21st, 2010- dreams punta cana Lauren & Nate May 18, 2010- Majestic Colonial Sara & Adam May 22nd, 2010 - Indecided, Punta Cana (Palladium, Dreams, Iberostar or Excellence) Valerie & Jake May 29, 2010- Dreams La Romana July 2010 Lynette and Darnel July 13, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana Liz & Miguel - July 26, 2010 - Undecided location {Santiago, Puerto Plata, or Punta Cana James and Jessica- July 17, 2010 -Paradisus Punta Cana August 2010 Jeanette & Julio - undecided Punta Cana, (PPC or PPR) Aug 2010 Linda & Robin: August 3, 2010 - Paradisus Punta Cana July 2011/ 2012 Yvonne and Andrew- last week of july 2011/ 2012 (money dependant), dreams la romana
  5. My wedding date has been officially booked for April 20, 2010 at GBP and Photosouvenir has confirmed that I have them booked. I'm so excited. It's a huge stress that has been lifted now that it's booked. Now onto other planning.
  6. Congrats and happy planning
  7. CrystalandTyler

    Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana

    Quote: Originally Posted by natashakc No problem:) I also have a hard time getting a reply from the co-ordinator at GBP. I heard Gildania is no longer there but I was in contact with her replacement. I recently submitted my completed wedding questionnaire but haven't heard anything back yet. t drives me a little crazy when I don't get ANY response to my questions:) That sucks that everyone is having such a hard time with them. I've been talking to Cynthia and usually get a reply the next day. Sometimes even within a few mins.
  8. I finally got a confirmation that my wedding will be April 20, 2010 at GBP. I had emailed photosouvenir a couple months ago to see if they had the date free and they did at the time. They said they would let me know if people started booking around that time and to get in touch with them as soon as I knew the date for sure. Well I emailed them 2 weeks ago, didn't get a response, so I emailed them again last week and still haven't heard. How long did it take for them to get back to you for those of you that have used them. I don't want to miss out because they take amazing pictures. Should I try calling instead?
  9. We just got our group rate quotes for Gran Bahia Principe and it is $2100 per person after taxes. That's flying from Vancouver and is airfare and hotel (all inclusive) Our guests think it's too expensive too and are backing out. But it's my wedding and I want to stay in a nice hotel. We're only having a small wedding (15 people) and probably half have backed out. That's also quite far in advance, so prices will most likely go down later in the year.
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    Gran Bahia Principe

    I found this in another GBP post: Gildania Pilarte weddings coordinator Hotel Gran Bahía Príncipe-Punta Cana Email:weddingscoordinatorbppuj@bahia-principe.com Tel: 809 552 1444 ·Ext:13013 Fax: 809 468 4780 Carretera Arena Gorda Macao Bavaro Higuey · Provincia La Altagracias Rep. Dom. I haven't done a site visit. It's just not in my budget though i'd love to.
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    Wedding Dress Prices?

    I voted for 600-1000. Mine was originally 1200 but I got it off the rack so they gave me a discount. It ended up being 900. http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/s...ngdress003.jpg
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    Gran Bahia Principe

    My TA told me that prices have not come out for that time next year and won't come out until mid summer most likely. The further in advance you book, the more expensive it is. Which is unfortunate because of course we're going to want to book asap. I want to book my wedding photographer but I can't do that until the hotel and date are confirmed. I'm trying to get group rates which can apparently be locked in at this time. I'd need 10 people but i'm having a small wedding and will only have 10-15 people who don't have a clue what they're going to do in regards to where they are staying. So as of right now, no one will commit to being part of the group rate so as of right now, I can't book anything. It's very frustrating. So what i'm trying to do, is reserve the wedding day I want before booking the package as I may have to wait until prices do come out. I'm waiting to hear back on if I can have the date.
  13. CrystalandTyler

    your opinion is needed =)

    There are so many choices out there. It's super difficult to decide on what resort. FH and I have gone back and forth so many times on where to have it. Price would depend where you're flying from. I'm in Vancouver, BC and the ones that were our top choices were: Dreams PC Majestic Colonial Gran Bahia Principe Melia tropical We chose Gran Bahia because they would allow us to use a local photographer and would be a reasonable price for our guests(approx 2000 for one week). Everyone is going to tell you that the resort they're having their wedding is the best. It really depends on what you like the look of and what factors of it are important to you. Do you want a resort that is a party resort, has a lot of entertainment, has more of a private beach, etc.
  14. CrystalandTyler

    Gran Bahia Principe

    Hi there, I'm planning on getting married there in April 2010 as well. I'm waiting to hear back from my TA about group rates and if the date I want can be reserved. I'm super inpatient so waiting to get replies from everyone is frustrating, haha.
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    Duggars 1st Grandchild

    I've always thought that their family was cult-like.