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#1 jammies1234

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    Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:20 PM

    Just thought I'd share this email I received while requesting information on a "symbolic ceremony" at Grand Palladium Punta Cana (1 of 3 resorts in 1)

    I can't seem to copy and paste, so here is the email word for word..."quote"

    Thanks for your kind message, it is always a pleasure to know we have been selected as destination.
    We inform to you that the Judge for the moment is not booking any wedding for 2009; however we have your request and we will be contacting at the Judge, as soon as we get any information we will contact you.
    Please for any additional information do not hesitate to contact us again.

    I know I don't need a judge for a symbolic ceremony, but wondered what this is all about...no judge being available for 2009....??
    Is this just for this resort?

    #2 rodent


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      Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:44 PM

      I think they mean they don't contact them this far in advance. I was trying to schedule my june wedding in july. I was told I couldn't schedule it because the judges don't start schduleing that far out. I told her it was just symbolic so she was able to put me on the schedule.

      #3 Bride010101

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        Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:44 PM

        I agree w/ what Morgan said.

        It took a while for the RIU to have 2009 bookings available... the email said it was because they were still waiting to confirm judges. Hopefully they figure it out soon for you!

        #4 twinkletoes

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          Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:18 AM

          I agree with the above posts. Currently, there is only 1 judge serving the Punta Cana area for weddings, so I am sure they don't wont to book waay to far in advance.

          For just a symbolic ceremony, you just need clarify that will the coordinator. We did that and are just written in the resorts' calendar, for the time we wanted, so the judge is not involved.

          If you decide to do a legal wedding there, be aware that the chances are you will not get a specific time for your ceremony until it is really close to your big day.
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          #5 Copita

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            Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:37 PM

            Yeah I agree with the above posters. He probably isn't booking anything this early. But no worries. I'm sure you will be able to book for your date as soon as he's ready since you're on the ball with it! :)

            #6 LeXiee

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              Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:08 PM

              Yeah.. she just means they are not currently booking the judge for 2009 yet. Explain to her that you want a symbolic so no need for a judge :)

              #7 jammies1234

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                Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:51 PM

                I had stated in the subject of my emial Symbolic ceremony and also repeated this in my email...I'm hoping she just overlooked this. I was able to tentatively book our date at Paradisus Punta Cana, but regretfully have come to the conclusion that it's out of our price range, never mind our guests. (We have 5 kids between us and would love for them to attend, but none of them are in the money so to speak. We'd have to "help" them all.) Anyway, thank you ladies for your reassurances, I'm sure all will work out in the end.

                #8 EricaG

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                  Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:03 PM

                  I have booked at the Grand Palladium Palace for our wedding this Nov. Once we booked, I wrote the WC and told her what day we wanted the wedding and informed her that we were doing the 'vow renewal' ceremony rather than the wedding ceremony which requires the judge. She got back to us and we have our wedding date scheduled. Maybe if you contact her at the Grand Palladium again, let her know that you want the vow renewal ceremony. This resort is beautiful and I am so excited to go back there for our wedding.
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