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Nathan and Cynthia

Married or going to be married at Grand Palladium Punta Cana?

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Have you managed to get any more info from Isyuney? I have written to her about 6 times each timne asking 2 or 3 questions. She has always replied, albeit anywhere from 1 or 2 days to 3 weeks later, but only answers 1 question and sneds me the attachement for the Vow Renewal Package. (We are having a symbolic ceremony) The page she sends has very little info. I have asked about info and prices on photograpy and also info and prices on any extra costs for options...or are there any other options? I have asked about where we would have our wedding dinner and if there is a minimun number of guests required to reserve...these are the questions that have gone unanswered. Do you have any more info you could pass on to me?

I haven't been able to get a direct quote on the price of this package either, other than what is on the attachement she sends me which is dated 2007.....argh !!!!!

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I have not been able to get her to answer any of my questions and I have written her 3 or 4 times. I think that I might email the WC for the bavaro, and get some answers and then let you know. The info for the photography at the resort is this:

FOTOS ANTILLANA – RATES FOR WEDDINGS

2007

 

 

OFFER Nº 1

Digital Personal Book = 600 USD

+ 50 USD = Photos in our personalized web page

 

 

OFFER Nº 2

Digital Personal Book + DVD = 1000 USD

+ 50 USD = Photos in our personalized web page

 

 

OFFER Nº 3

30 Fotos + CD-R + Album = 300 USD

+ 50 USD = Photos in our personalized web page

 

 

OFFER Nº 4

40 Fotos + CD-R + Album = 350 USD

+ 50 USD = Photos in our personalized web page

 

The Digital Personal Book is in size 12†x 12†(30 x 30 cm), the same that you have got for demonstration, but with the pictures of the clients.

 

The CD-Rom will include all the pictures of the ceremony and the photo session with the wedding couple and the guests.

 

The DVD will contain background music and we offer the systems PAL or NTSC as to the clients needs.

 

The pictures will be printed in the size 8†x 10†(20 x 25 cm).

 

The wedding album has got 40 pages, and its size is 11†x 12†(28 x 31 cm).

 

For 50 USD we can put the pictures with a personalized log-in in our official Web Site: Home

 

Rates are subjects to changes

 

I have booked with a photographer in the Punta Cana area that is from outside the resort. They have awesome pics, and although the price is higher, I still find it reasonable. The ones that I booked with are Photo Souvenir. Check out the website and blog here: Photosouvenir Punta Cana, Wedding Photographer Dominican Republic. Once I get more info, I will post it on here.

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I have written to Carolina, so I am hoping she will write me back even though she is not my WC.

 

As for some of the extras and the costs of them, this is what I have:

 

Musical Trio - $75 US

Horse & Carriage - $45 US

Bridal Bouquet Upgrade - $47 US

Corsage & Bracelets - $15 US each

Buttons Holes - $7 US

Bridesmaids Bouquets - $25 US

 

These prices are approximate, and are actually charged in Dominican Pesos, so it depends on the exchange rate.

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Okay, so I finally got a response back from the WC but it is a different one. Not sure if they have 2 or if there is a new one!? Anyway, I will post all the questions that I have asked over the last few months and the responses I got for everyones FYI.

 

How long must you be in the country before you can be married?

The couples who get married need to arrive 2 days before the wedding

 

How many weddings can be booked per day?

It will depend of the judgeâ€s agenda

 

How far in advance must you book weddings with the hotel?

Between 6 months and 1 year

 

The witnesses for our wedding, do we just have to send a copy of their passport to you ahead of time?

Yes if you want olso you can give us upon our conversation meeting with the rest of the documents. Your witnesses should be not relative (I meant not families)

 

What type of seating arrangements are there for the reception usually? Normally we suggest the clients to do a head table with the bride and groom with minimums 8 or 6 person and the rest of families around this table.

 

Is there a contract or a deposit that we have to pay to confirm our wedding date (symbolic ceremony)?

The ceremony payment is directly here

 

For the beach wedding, are there chair covers?

we have special Chairs for the but we have not Covers

 

Do we get a choice of which restaurant for the reception?

For the Restaurant we have 6 diferent Style: Mexican,Chinesse;Italy,Dominican,Spanis & gourmet

 

Is there any place to have a dance?

We have place where is possible

 

How much does it cost for a day pass? We have hired a photographer that will not be staying at the resort.

for the Day pass ( 50 ) dollars per person

 

Is there a website for the florist that you use?

We have not website for the florist we contact here directly

 

My daughter wants to have hibiscus flowers in her bouquet, is it possible to change the bouquet offered in the package?Can we order additional flowers for the bridesmaids, etc?

Bride bouquet RD$ 1.501.78 (US$ 46.9)

Corsage & bracelets RD$ 465 (each one) (US$ 14.5)

Buttons RD$ 207.14 (each one) (US$ 6.47)

Bridesmaids bouquets RD$ 775.00 each one) (US$ 24.21)

 

The price is in Dominican pesos, the price in dollars depend of the rate change of the day. But normally are between 31 and 33 pesos, so the price in dollars is approximately (can be change)

 

Do you have photographers /videograghers on site? What is their charge?

-This info is listed in an earlier post

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If anyone has any pics that the planners have sent them or the flower options or of the beach cermony location I would really appreciate it. I need help visualizing the whole picture...

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Here is what I was sent from the WC.

 

Beach Ceremony

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This is an upgraded bouquet that you can get.

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Some bridesmaid bouquets or even other upgraded bridal bouquets

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I am so excited to see some Grand Palladium Brides here! :) We are getting married May 2009 at the Bavaro, and I agree, Carolina is awesome. I loved seeing the pictures in this thread, thank you! Great to see some other GP Brides... I don't think there are that many of us around :)

 

Question: I am also having a Renewal of Vows Ceremony (since we are getting married the day before we leave) and the WC mentioned that the ceremony is performed by a Guest Services staff person?? Has anybody seen this done before? what.gif

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We are doing a legal ceremony, but from what I understand, a guest services staff person translates the whole thing to english for our guests because legally the ceremony has to be performed in spanish (plus the judge is spanish speaking) so I imagine they are quite comfortable with performing the ceremony.

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I hope so... I guess I'm just not sure what to expect. :) I just hope that they still take it seriously, eventhough it's not legal in the DR.

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I am doing the vow renewal package. Since it isn't a legal ceremony, we don't need the judge, so they get a staff member from the resort that speaks english to do the ceremony. Then there is no need for translation and you don't have to wait on the judges schedule to confirm your wedding date and time. We were able to book our date right away and I told them what time I wanted the wedding at.

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