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#181 QCbride

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    Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:30 AM

    Has anybody been warned by their TA that traveling in late April (transition period b/w seasons) creates the risk that the flight will be rescheduled to the day before or after?

    #182 lgarner83

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      Posted 25 May 2009 - 02:34 PM

      Justgotengaged- I just got back from Majestic Colonial and was surprised that the staff hardly knew english! That being said it wasn't an issue at all...there was never an occurance where the language barrier presented a problem whatsoever. They know enough! :)

      #183 khomac

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        Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:22 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by rtswan
        Hell Majestic Brides, when do you have to pay the wedding costs to the resort? The coordinator I talked to never mentioned the due date and she said I could give her the guest count when we meet at the resort. It looks like they are very flexible and easy going but I wonder if everything could be delivered the way it's planned.
        Booking a dominican destination wedding is so much different than what us Canadians/American's are used to. Here we are used to booking and paying for everything in advance. I don't believe the wedding co-ordinators are concerned about anything other than scheduling a ceremony time with the judge. This allows for flexibility once you get down there as so many brides change their minds about free/private dinner, gazebo/beach ceremony, having/not having a reception.

        You don't have to put deposits down, and you pay I believe upon checkout. (other brides correct me if I'm wrong).

        It's the Dominican, they are so relaxed and care-free there. They have such a different lifestyle, and it reflects in the way they do destination weddings. My fiance is Dominican, and being with him has helped me understand why the co-ordinators do what they do.

        I believe you'll get everything you wanted, plus more that you never even expected :)

        Happy Planning!
        Kelly & Pablo

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        Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

        #184 rtswan

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          Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:10 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by khomac
          Booking a dominican destination wedding is so much different than what us Canadians/American's are used to. Here we are used to booking and paying for everything in advance. I don't believe the wedding co-ordinators are concerned about anything other than scheduling a ceremony time with the judge. This allows for flexibility once you get down there as so many brides change their minds about free/private dinner, gazebo/beach ceremony, having/not having a reception.

          You don't have to put deposits down, and you pay I believe upon checkout. (other brides correct me if I'm wrong).

          It's the Dominican, they are so relaxed and care-free there. They have such a different lifestyle, and it reflects in the way they do destination weddings. My fiance is Dominican, and being with him has helped me understand why the co-ordinators do what they do.

          I believe you'll get everything you wanted, plus more that you never even expected :)

          Happy Planning!

          Thank you khomac! This is actually the reason we wanted a destination wedding instead of having it in Toronto, but while I was planning a Mexico wedding, everything had its deadline and payment due on certain date... DR is different and I love this lay-back style

          #185 khomac

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            Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:22 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by rtswan
            Thank you khomac! This is actually the reason we wanted a destination wedding instead of having it in Toronto, but while I was planning a Mexico wedding, everything had its deadline and payment due on certain date... DR is different and I love this lay-back style
            Oh, really?! I've never been to Mexico and my best friend got married in the Dominican.

            My friend arrived at the resort, got a letter under her door the next morning, and the following day had a 30 minute meeting to discuss details. She never planned anything in advance other than the ceremony time. In the meeting, she picked her flowers, arranged for hair, arranged for resort photographer, choose the dinner location, and that was it. I couldn't believe how relaxed she was! It was incredible!
            Kelly & Pablo

            http://www.michaelsteingard.com
            Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

            #186 anna_c

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              Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:58 PM

              Hi there!

              I just got back from visiting the Majestic Colonial and met with Maritee. I had scheduled the meeting ahead of time with her and although she was about 25 min. late and had 2 weddings that day she still took the time (a little over an hour) to answer all my questions and walk me through both the Colonial and the Elegance. If anyone is trying to decide whether to have your wedding at the Colonial or the Elegance in my opinion, there isn't much of a difference between the locations. They both look very very similar. They both share the same beach ceremony location which is located right in between both hotels. The Sea and See at the Elegance looks pretty much the same as the Tres Carabelas and Rodeo Grill. Which bring me to mention that at the Colonial the Tres Carabelas and the Rodeo Grill are in the same location, the difference is one is to the left and one is to the right. Its all an open area under a Palapa. If you choose a private dinner/reception at either one of these you get the same buffet menu which does include house wine, beer, and champagne. Also if you choose a semi private dinner (included in the package) you are seated on the inner part of the Palapa area of either "restaurants" where the rest of the tables are, the only way to set up on the outside area where the wooden pergolas are and have the curtains separate you from the rest of the tables is to do a private dinner. So I was a little disappointed to learn that because they were setting up a long table of 42 for a semi-private dinner and it was right next to the rest of the tables. But I must clarify that I was not there during their dinner so I'm not sure how many regular hotel guests were actually sitting in that area. I just think that the nicest part about those restaurants are on the outside area, but like I said they only allow that for private dinner/receptions. The Parrots bar is not very big, if you choose one of the pool area bars I recommend the wet bar which for both they do replace the "daytime" table and chairs for nicer ones with chair covers.
              It did rain a lot this weekend there but I'm not sure what they did to accommodate the 2 weddings on Saturday, my mom said that she saw a ceremony being held at the Theater while I was in my room getting ready for dinner. And then I did see that a reception was held at one of their convention rooms.

              Hope this helps someone, if anyone has any questions feel free to ask and I'll try to answer.

              #187 jerzshortstuff

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                Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:18 PM

                anna c- Is the Parrot Bar located close enough to a bar that is open around 7pm-10pm where guests can get their drinks instead of paying for the open bar?

                Is there a bar near the beach open late hours, like around 7pm-10pm?

                This issue may have already been addressed but I'm still looking through all of the threads to find it! Thanks in advance!

                #188 liujessicam

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                  Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:17 PM

                  Hi Anna,
                  you mention the Parrot Bar is "small"
                  how many people would it seat comfortably?

                  thanks!
                  Jess

                  #189 jerzshortstuff

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                    Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:04 AM

                    a few questions... sorry if they have already been addressed:

                    1. is there a limit on the amount of people you can have at the restaurant for your reception dinner?
                    2. do they allow you to just bring an ipod and docking station instead of using the dj or sound system? is there a place to plug it in at the parrot bar?
                    3. is room service an additional fee?
                    4. I read you can only have 2 beers per day in your mini-fridge? is this true for anyone that has actually been there?
                    5. do all rooms have a jacuzzi?
                    6. has anyone used the resort photography? if so, what were your opinions?

                    thanks in advance! I have been looking through the threads but I haven't looked through them all. I didn't find the answers to everything so I figured I would post! Thanks so much, sorry if I am asking questions that have already been answered. Please forgive me!

                    #190 justgotengaged...nowwhat?

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                      Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:35 AM

                      Hey everyone, I am really interested in the Majestic but the open bar fee's seem very outrageous to me. What are most of you brides doing - are you choosing the buffet or doing a plated meal with the open bar? I am fine with the bar being beer and wine only, but I get the impression my fiance is not a fan of that and I LOVE this hotel - I just don't know how I feel about the prices, since it is all inclusive. I was just curious what most of the brides are choosing to do. We are only having 25-40 people at our wedding, and I need to convince my fiance to book this place!




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