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#1 RZurla

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    Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:27 PM

    Hi - I am having my wedding at the Paradisus Punta Cana on July 4th and am driving myself and my WC crazy I m sure :). I have never been to the resort so location has become an issue for me to decide. The beach reception looks lovely but at the same time I dont want my guests sitting in the wind. I heard it is very windy, so maybe ceremony and coktail hour on the beach and then to a restaurant.

    Has anyone seen the Gabi bar and would they suggest that setting for a reception with a DJ? I am also thinking about the Marino since it has the Ocean View. Any suggestions? Please Help!!!!!

    #2 dragonfly

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      Posted 06 May 2008 - 05:34 PM

      I got married in Punta Cana in August and I had my reception on the beach and it was perfect. We hardly had any wind on our trip, except for hurricain Dean, lol. The beach feels a little cooler(not much though) then away from the beach. I say go for it and have the beach reception there will be no prettier backdrop:)

      #3 RZurla

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        Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:05 PM

        Thank you for the advice - I appreciate it, I was really starting to worry that I did the wrong thing by booking that - I even emailed my WC looking for more options, she must think I am a nut! LOL. Any mre tips would be greatly appreciated ... Thanks

        #4 S2BLennon

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          Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:01 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by dragonfly
          I got married in Punta Cana in August and I had my reception on the beach and it was perfect. We hardly had any wind on our trip, except for hurricain Dean, lol. The beach feels a little cooler(not much though) then away from the beach. I say go for it and have the beach reception there will be no prettier backdrop:)
          Good to hear that you didnt have too much wind- that is what I was concerned about also - But I figured a little was ok =- I mean it is mother nature- it will not be still and air conditioned, but just like a beach around here once the sun goes down I am sure that it is mostly comfortable.

          #5 Copita

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            Posted 07 May 2008 - 08:29 AM

            Rzurla... DR isn't really windy, not like the beaches here.
            It will be fine, I think :)
            We're prob doing a beach reception too.
            My cousin got married in DR and did this and it was perfecto! :)

            #6 SunBride

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              Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:46 AM

              I didn't get married in the DR but wanted to comment anyways. My beach wedding was both hot and windy, but the combination is what made the weather bearable. If we had gotten married elsewhere on teh resort where there was no wind, we would have been way too hot, but on the beach we were fine!

              #7 foxytv

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                Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:21 PM

                Our beach reception at PPC was perfect. Not too windy at all and the temperature was great. it was initally set for 5pm, but our WC suggested that morning that we move it to 6:30 b/c of the heat. We did and it was no problem. We all just hung out in the gabi Beach Bar until it was time for sunset pics and the reception to start.

                I think the beach reception made it for our guests. having it in a restaurant takes away from a DW IMHO.

                #8 S2BLennon

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                  Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:05 PM

                  OK so I am curious because I was researching and it says that the mosquitios carry malaria on DR- did this sway anyones reason to have a beach reception at night after the sun goes down? Did anyone feel like there were a lot of mosquitos out?

                  #9 MrsTrussell2B

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                    Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:08 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by S2BLennon
                    OK so I am curious because I was researching and it says that the mosquitios carry malaria on DR- did this sway anyones reason to have a beach reception at night after the sun goes down? Did anyone feel like there were a lot of mosquitos out?
                    great question! i hope you get an answer. when i 1st picked DR friends started sending me emails about the malaria. it freaked me out. but i definitely want my reception on the beach.




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