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#2291 jerzshortstuff

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    Posted 28 December 2010 - 03:24 PM


     

    Originally Posted by Manda123 

    Hi Ladies,

    We are looking to get married next December in Punta Cana and we are trying to pick a resort. What made you choose the GP? Any advice here would help :)



    I think the biggest selling points about GP for us were:

     

    1. They don't charge a per person fee like many other all inclusive resorts do. This allows you to have as many people as you want. If you wish to pay extra, you can have a private party on the beach or close the restaurant to just you and your guests. Like I said, these are optional so you are not obligated to pay the extra costs for the extra services.

     

    2. Stay at one, play at 3 (or 4). They offer the Bavaro, Punta Cana, and Palace Sections. This allows guests to choose which type of room they want and how much they wish to spend. They also have The Royal Suites Adult Only Section for people who wish to spend a little more money, but have Adult Only / Royal perks!

     

    3. The wedding coordinator was pretty quick with her response to my wedding inquiry, which surprised me considering some places took over a month to respond!

     

     

    I think everyone has an "idea" of what they dream their wedding day will be. I would look and see what fits your "idea" the best! Good luck and congrats on your engagement!



    #2292 Manda123

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      Posted 28 December 2010 - 07:15 PM



       

      Originally Posted by jerzshortstuff 


       

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Manda123 

      Hi Ladies,

      We are looking to get married next December in Punta Cana and we are trying to pick a resort. What made you choose the GP? Any advice here would help :)



      I think the biggest selling points about GP for us were:

       

      1. They don't charge a per person fee like many other all inclusive resorts do. This allows you to have as many people as you want. If you wish to pay extra, you can have a private party on the beach or close the restaurant to just you and your guests. Like I said, these are optional so you are not obligated to pay the extra costs for the extra services.

       

      2. Stay at one, play at 3 (or 4). They offer the Bavaro, Punta Cana, and Palace Sections. This allows guests to choose which type of room they want and how much they wish to spend. They also have The Royal Suites Adult Only Section for people who wish to spend a little more money, but have Adult Only / Royal perks!

       

      3. The wedding coordinator was pretty quick with her response to my wedding inquiry, which surprised me considering some places took over a month to respond!

       

       

      I think everyone has an "idea" of what they dream their wedding day will be. I would look and see what fits your "idea" the best! Good luck and congrats on your engagement!



      Those are the key reasons why we are leaning towards the GP. I think the "stay at one, play at 4" is the main reason really. It is great to give options at different price points to guests. Unfortunately I can't book anything until our school year calendar for 2011-2012 comes out (I'm a teacher), and with the way the Christmas falls on a weekend, we could either get out Dec 16th or Dec 23rd. Hate to complain when we get summers and holidays off, but not ideal if you are planning a destination wedding. We are looking at booking over the Christmas holidays (after Christmas) next year and I'm sure its gonna be expensive.

       

       



      #2293 jerzshortstuff

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        Posted 28 December 2010 - 07:28 PM


         

        Originally Posted by Manda123 



         

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jerzshortstuff 


         

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Manda123 

        Hi Ladies,

        We are looking to get married next December in Punta Cana and we are trying to pick a resort. What made you choose the GP? Any advice here would help :)



        I think the biggest selling points about GP for us were:

         

        1. They don't charge a per person fee like many other all inclusive resorts do. This allows you to have as many people as you want. If you wish to pay extra, you can have a private party on the beach or close the restaurant to just you and your guests. Like I said, these are optional so you are not obligated to pay the extra costs for the extra services.

         

        2. Stay at one, play at 3 (or 4). They offer the Bavaro, Punta Cana, and Palace Sections. This allows guests to choose which type of room they want and how much they wish to spend. They also have The Royal Suites Adult Only Section for people who wish to spend a little more money, but have Adult Only / Royal perks!

         

        3. The wedding coordinator was pretty quick with her response to my wedding inquiry, which surprised me considering some places took over a month to respond!

         

         

        I think everyone has an "idea" of what they dream their wedding day will be. I would look and see what fits your "idea" the best! Good luck and congrats on your engagement!



        Those are the key reasons why we are leaning towards the GP. I think the "stay at one, play at 4" is the main reason really. It is great to give options at different price points to guests. Unfortunately I can't book anything until our school year calendar for 2011-2012 comes out (I'm a teacher), and with the way the Christmas falls on a weekend, we could either get out Dec 16th or Dec 23rd. Hate to complain when we get summers and holidays off, but not ideal if you are planning a destination wedding. We are looking at booking over the Christmas holidays (after Christmas) next year and I'm sure its gonna be expensive.

         

         



        As a fellow teacher, I can relate! If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to ask! All of us on here are excited to help others since we have all been in your shoes! My wedding isn't until April so I don't have any first hand knowledge, but I the girls on this site are awesome!



        #2294 mellibelli

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          Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:41 AM

          One of my good friends was a bridesmaid at wedding november '09 at the grand palladium. she highly recommended the resort. This helped us make our decision as well as the other points already mentioned.

          #2295 guke30

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            Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:55 PM

            Hey Ladies,

            I am so excited exactly 3 months from today and I will married, So much left to do I am starting to stress hope everyones planning is going well!



            #2296 jerzshortstuff

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              Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:25 PM



              Originally Posted by guke30 

              Hey Ladies,

              I am so excited exactly 3 months from today and I will married, So much left to do I am starting to stress hope everyones planning is going well!

               

              Yay!
               

              I just realized we are less than 4 months away! I still have so much to do lol... I think this month my goal is to get a dress! We don't have many people going, just immediate family (unless people decide to go last minute). Thank goodness because its less to worry about for me! Hope your planning is going well! I can't wait to see pics and reviews when you return!



              #2297 chell44

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                Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:14 PM

                we're all getting so close, it's so exciting!! What are you girls choosing for your menu?



                #2298 chell44

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                  Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:32 PM

                  Hello Ladies, those of you who are doing the symbolic ceremony, could you please let me know the price. I'm trying to decide if it's worth doing a legal or just getting married in the states first. thanks

                   



                  #2299 sheila2011

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                    Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:11 PM


                    The Silver Renewal Package is $650 USD and the Gold Package is $850 USD.

                     

                    It looks like the main differences is that the with the Gold Package there is a 3 tier cake, a red carpet walkway, late check out, a wedding gift, premium flower centerpiece for the head table, and turn down service.

                     

                    Hope this helps!

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by chell44 

                    Hello Ladies, those of you who are doing the symbolic ceremony, could you please let me know the price. I'm trying to decide if it's worth doing a legal or just getting married in the states first. thanks

                     




                    Counting down to January 17th in Punta Cana!

                    #2300 jerzshortstuff

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                      Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:56 PM



                      Originally Posted by chell44 

                      we're all getting so close, it's so exciting!! What are you girls choosing for your menu?



                      I'm not sure. I have to look at the menu's again. I think people were saying the beef was the best choice. I have to look through the options again. I may have less than 14 people so that would make it easier (since the website says you only need a set menu for over 14). Did you decide what you are choosing?  And does anyone know the flavors the cake is and if there are choices of design?




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