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Wedding Review @ Paradisus Punta Cana 4/19/08 -- **LONG but w/ PICS!**

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I did think of a question or two. How was the area outside of the resort? Is there something to see and do? Also did you try out the golf course at all. My FI is a lover of golf and said a good golf course was a must. Did you use a phtographer from the resort or did you hire another vendor?
The area outside of the resort is a small town. We walked to a local bar (Steve's Corner Bar - I have a thread about that on here as well). I woldn't walk at night, but there are little markets and shops so durin the day is fine.

Paradisus includes a golf course - off-site that they will shuttle you to. Just book your tee times in advance. The only cost is the mandatory cart fee. The greens fees are included through the resort.

We hired a photorapher and brought them with us. We did not use the resort photographers.

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OMG! Thanks so much for all of the great information! Your wedding was gorgeous. I read that you had a rehearsal dinner. The WC is telling me that because I have a large group that I would have to pay extra although all of the guests are staying on property. Did they charge you?
We had our rehearsal dinner at Marino (buffett by day ... but a la carte seafood restaurant by night). We did not privatize the rehearsal dinner, so there was no additional charge. She did send us menu options which we had to choose in advance b/c we had so many people. We had an area sectioned off for us, but the rest of the restaurant was still open to other guests. We had 2 long tables that sat 20-people each. Our set-menu included a shrimp casserole appetizer, lobster entree and assorted desserts. We had a few non-seafood eaters, and they accomodated theri requests for other entrees upon arrival at the dinner.

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Thanks Tami! I wanted to ask you if everyone in your wedding stayed at Paradisus and if there was a cost per person and what were the conditions (minimum stay or amount of people staying at the resort etc.) Also, what did you do for music?? Did they have the dominican trio at your wedding? Also, does the 2,500 include your room? Great description! Thank you so much... I was always intrigued by the Paradisus since I visited the one in Puerto Rico.
All of our guests stayed at our resort. There was a 3-night minimum. A few guests stayed for just the 3 nights, but most stayed longer.

We did not use the Trio. I made playlists on my iPod and burned them onto separate CD's ... and gave them to our wedding coordinator along with instructions on when to play which CD and it worked out beautifully.

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I just love your bridesmaid dresses-where did you happen to find them? They would be perefect for my girls but in pink

Great Review!!
My BM dresses are from Bari Jay. They are available in numerous colors. We ordered them from an online site that had lower prices than bridal shops.

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Hey Tami! Thanks for the review! Its great! Your pics look awesome! I was wondering if its not too much to ask for your invoice if you still have it.. just want to see what services you used.. if its TMI no worries! Thanks for the review!
I do not have my invoice - but we did not use any of the wedding packages. We did everything a la carte ... and brought our own decorations and centerpieces. That kept our ceremony and reception costs to a minimum. And allowed us to add our own personal touches.

I hope that answers everyone's questions!smile03.gif

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Congradulations!! I am glad everything worked out so great for you! My FI and I are going to the Paradisus Punta Cana for our honeymoon and we are so excited!

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Tami,

You did an excellent job on this review. What did you as far as a Photographer or Videographer? Did You go with someone in Punta Cana? I need some recommendations:0)

Thank You Jessica
Jessica - I stated this in the thread, but we brought our photogs from home with us. However, there are several recommended photogs in Punta Cana if you search through the other DR thread titles.

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Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for the great review and all the advice! It's super helpful to me as I am still in the planning stages. I'm sure many of us appreciate all the hard work you put into your review. Thanks!

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