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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by Trish Upshall Thank you so much Samantha for your review! and congrats! I am so glad your wedding turned out perfect!! I was also wondering about the whole itinerary thing - like did you know in advance of your menu choice and wedding day itinerary, so that you were able to provide an itinerary to guests? I am the WORST wedding planner ever and i am so confused as to how all of this operates etc. Like I dont want to assume an itinerary and create one to hando ut to all my guests and then it change according to what the wedding coordinator says it should be.
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by MissJali Samantha congrats!!!! I'm so happy to hear you used HDC also. I'm using them as well. You look beautiful in your photos. I have a couple of questions if you don't mind. 1. How many guests did you have? 2. Did Aris offer you the option to take down everyone's food choice before the wedding or did you just choose the beef before? 3. Did they print menus for you? Day of Itineraries? 4. Did you use the dj? We had 20 guests (so 22 total with my husband and I). We filled out a questionaire form before we even left for the wedding, you get it about
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by Adrienne Lauren First off, Congratulations! You looked beautiful! Do you know how long the photographer has to stay as a guest? We aren't actually getting married at the resort, so really, all of the pictures the photographer would be taking would mostly be of us getting ready, I think. I would think just the one night but I am not 100% sure. You have a bit of a unique situation so I'm not really sure how that would work for you. If your friend was there with you I don't think you would even need to let the resort know... Sorry I can't be more help!
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by tricia-m @samantha2 CONGRATULATIONS to you and your new husband! Thank you for the wonderful review and beautiful pictures. What a lovely intimate ceremony and reception! Great tip about the welcome drinks on the roof top. By chance, do you know if they allow children there? Hey, We never saw any children there but no one was monitoring who was up there. It is an open area of the resort (not part of the adults only) so I'm sure children would be allowed!
  5. Got back from our wedding week late Sunday night, the trip and the wedding were amazing!! First off we were upgraded to first class on our Calgary to Toronto flight! Best flight ever! We got free drinks, snacks, a three course meal and the seats are way comfier!! We arrived in Punta Cana and did not need to go through customs. Our group had a private bus for our transfer (they did want to take us to stop for a beer, but I just said no we really wanted to get to the resort. Pretty sure they just wanted to make some money off us!) We arrived at the resort and checked in at the Club Premiu
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by Adrienne Lauren I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but does anyone know what the vendor fees are to bring an outside photographer into the resort? Thank you!!!! We got married there last week and used HDC Photography. We did pay the $1000 vendor fee and it was still cheaper to pay the cost of the photographer plus the vendor fee than using Tropical pictures. We are soooo happy that we went with HDC. If your photographer is a guest that you are bringing with you and they are staying at the resort I believe there is no fee.
  7. We leave today for our wedding week at BBPD! Super excited! Will post how everything goes when I am back.
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by DinaQtobe Started seriously packing today. How overwhelming! Our tumbler mugs don't stack overly well, so they are taking up a huge amount of space. I've never had to pack for two weeks before. I made a list so that is helping... Any good tips from brides that are packed already? I packed all my cups into a carry on and am having my parents take it as one of their carry on pieces. My mom packs pretty light so it works out well for us. Maybe there is someone travelling with you that could take and extra carry on bag?
  9. This has been so helpful and full of awesome ideas! Thanks!
  10. Under a month left before our wedding! We received our travel vouchers from our travel agent this week and received a huge surprise! Our entire group received upgraded seats on the flight from Toronto to Punta Cana!!!! I could not be more excited! I will always use a travel agent for all my vacations from here on!!
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by sis of bride Hi Everyone! New here... My sister is getting married (or hoping to LOL) at the end of this January. I have been helping her plan what started out as a simple 'beach wedding' to what now has become a bigger undertaking than either of us expected! We have gone from Atlantis to Cuba to now Punta Cana, specifically BBPD - and reading this blog has certainly confirmed for me her choice in location. HOWEVER.. we have not yet heard back from a WC and would like to start booking the hotel/flights this week! I know, rediculous as it sounds, we are moving
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