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#601 FreeRunner

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    Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:39 PM

    Hi Ladies,
    Thanks so much for this wonderful post.
    Perhaps I missed this little detail, so please excuse me if I am asking something that has already been discussed, but how many guests are included in the "Package Price" for the ceremony? or is there no limit for the ceremony and you pay for the "Dinner" and "Reception" per guest?
    thanks,
    - le

    #602 trance_angelx0x

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      Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:30 AM

      khomac I am so sorry you were sick on your wedding, that's terrible. Your pictures are lovely! Congratulations on your wedding!

      #603 Karen Aucoin

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        Posted 25 November 2009 - 09:14 PM

        For any of you that are members of the Majestic Colonial Brides Facebook group you may have already read the review I wrote but I thought that I would post it here as well for anyone who is getting married there. Sorry, it's pretty long...

        I'll start off by saying that we have been to Punta Cana twice before for weddings at other resorts and have had something to compare our resort/wedding to.

        The resort is beautiful and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Our check-in was a breeze and we were able to receive our upgrade and got a suite. This room is HUGE!! It was so nice to have the extra space and we even had a big get-together one night on our terrace with over 20 people. It was also nice for getting ready the day of the wedding with having so many people plus our photographers.

        My wedding coordinator throughout the entire experience was Maritee and she was wonderful to deal with. While communicating by email she was always very quick to respond and I tried to keep my questions brief and right to the point. We had arrived late on Saturday, November 7th and Maritee had arranged to come in on her day off to meet with us in order for us to get married on Monday the 9th. This was so sweet of her and I really appreciated it. Our meeting was set for 9am and went so quickly and easy my fianc© looked at me after and said, "That's it?" as we just went over the location and little details. I had brought a suitcase with things such as our sand ceremony set and chair sashes, table runners, place card holders and decorative shells and starfish and had the rest of our things back up in our room. I had planned to have a couple of our guests arrange things like our fans for the chairs and the cake decorations and topper, guests book etc. but Maritee said to bring it all to her and she would do it all. She added our ribbon to all the fans and had everything arranged perfectly. We did keep our favours and added those to the table just before dinner.

        When we had booked our trip I knew that November was the tail end of hurricane season but in what I had read and experienced in the past I wasn't worried about the weather. Any time I have been there and it's rained it rains hard for 10 mins and then it's done. Well, not the case this time. When we arrived on Sat evening it was pouring...again, all day Sunday and in our meeting Maritee said that the backup plan would be to move things inside. I didn't think much of it assuming that with all the rain surely by Monday it would be done. Not so much, I woke up Monday to more rain!!! I went up to deliver our Ipod to Maritee and she told me that with the forecast saying 60% chance of rain that we would need to move everything inside. I was really disappointed but it's the weather, nothing I can do about it. She told me that our ceremony would be in the lobby where the tour desks are normally set up and that our reception would be in one of the conference rooms. I was supposed to get married in the Gazebo and then have our reception at the Parrot Bar. I went to get my hair done at 11am and hoped that maybe the weather would clear up before the afternoon and maybe we could go back to the original plan.

        Spa appointment - I had booked appointments for my mother and I online and then went to the spa the day before to confirm our appointments. My mother and I had both brought pictures from home and we were both happy with the outcome. I would have liked my hair to be a bit more loose and flowy but with the weather I understand that lots of hairspray is and was required. I had my nails done prior to arriving. Left the hair salon in the rain and went to my room to get ready.

        Room Service - On the recommendation of our photographers I ordered room service for all us girls and our three photographers around 12:30. It arrived after 1:30 which was fine for us but if you're on any kind of a timeline keep that in mind. (I find room service at any hotel to be slow so I wasn't too bothered by this) I can't tell you if it was any good as I didn't eat any of it because I was addicted to the thin-crust pizza from the buffet so grabbed a couple of slices and brought it to the room after my hair appointment.

        Ceremony - at 2:30pm is finally stopped raining. By this time everything was set up in the lobby and our guests were gathered and ready to get this show on the road. The groomsmen were all going to start grabbing stuff and moving it down to the Gazebo but ended up leaving things as it was maybe because those darn black clouds were still lingering. It was better than I had expected and my only complaint was that the songs we had chosen to walk it to were all now cut so short as it was a much shorter walk than it would have been it we had gotten married in the gazebo. Also, I had seen in someone's photos how they had brought chair sashes and then there were some yellow ones still attached underneath. I actually had one of my guests in charge of taking off the yellow hotel ones if they were still on the chairs with the sashes I had brought and when I walked in I was surprised to see both. I later realized that they are permanently attached and therefore cannot be taken off so it looks like there are two on there. Overall our guests said that they were glad they were inside and had a bit of a breeze and that it was still set up beautiful. I still wish I had had my "outdoor wedding" but it wasn't so bad. In the end I still got married and had my friends and family there to celebrate with us and that's what matters.

        Pastor Rick York - Pastor Rick made our ceremony so personal and I loved having our guests involved in our ceremony by doing readings. We also incorporated the sand ceremony and had so many compliments on how it was such a nice touch. Our ceremony was approximately 20-25 minutes and I could not have been happier with the decision to use Pastor York and do our paper work here at home just before we left.

        Dinner - Our dinner was supposed to be at the Steakhouse and was moved to the other side just in case it was still raining. The Seafood side provides a bit more shelter from the rain blowing it. I hadn't been to these restaurants before so didn't even know the difference. Our meal was great and the table looked awesome. Our table runners were set up and we had shells and starfish that we had brought as well as our sea shell place card holders and our glass starfish plates and seashell and starfish chocolates. The meal was surf and turf with the Chateaubriand and Grouper. From those who had the lobster throughout the trip they actually said that they preferred the grouper. The lobster is very different there than here at home.

        Reception - We were supposed to be at the Parrot Bar and then the conference room was our back-up plan but Maritee had called me earlier in the day to say that our reception would be in the Sports Bar. In the long run this proved to be awesome as they gave us an open bar and a DJ which we hadn't planned on doing. They had it decorated with our lanterns and chair sashes and our cake looked awesome. It was great and I wasn't disappointed to be inside at all.

        Photographers - Based on the reviews and photos on this Facebook group I had booked Phil and Michael Steingard. Anyone who has been on this site knows that their work is unbelievable so I don't need to say much except I was so happy to have had them. I even had one of their co-workers Jamie join them for the day and all three were so great to work with. The time flew by and I can't wait to see all of our amazing pictures. My guests went on and on about them all week and everyone is really excited to see the final outcome of all those shots!

        Flowers - I had decided to go with Enchanting Memories for our flowers again based on the reviews and pictures on this site. I was so happy with them and can't say enough about how easy Pat and Debbie were to work with. They looked so real that one lady on the plane was saying how nice they smelled and my sister handed my mother the bag with her bouquet just as we came into the Punta Cana airport and my poor mother got stuck at customs as they didn't believe her that they were fake! Everyone commented on them and I'm now able to keep my bouquet as a souvenir.

        #604 VBVB

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          Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:12 PM

          I was just wondering if anyone has thought about it, or even gone ahead and gotten legally married at home first, then doing a 'Symbolic Ceremony' at the Majestic?

          My fiance and I are planning on doing it this way, that way we don't have to wait 5+ months for our marriage certificate/documentation to arrive from the D.R..

          Does anyone have any suggestions as to how long before we depart we should be legally married here? We live in Alberta, Canada.


          Thanks!!!
          Venessa & Derek
          February 25, 2011
          Majestic Colonial in sunny Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!

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          #605 Karen Aucoin

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            Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:28 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by VBVB
            I was just wondering if anyone has thought about it, or even gone ahead and gotten legally married at home first, then doing a 'Symbolic Ceremony' at the Majestic?

            My fiance and I are planning on doing it this way, that way we don't have to wait 5+ months for our marriage certificate/documentation to arrive from the D.R..

            Does anyone have any suggestions as to how long before we depart we should be legally married here? We live in Alberta, Canada.


            Thanks!!!
            We did our paperwork here on the 1st, left on the 7th and did the symbolic ceremony on the 9th. I'm glad now that I did it that way. We used Pastor Rick York for our ceremony. He is a pastor from the States that lives there and his ceremony was awesome!

            #606 Bride2B2010

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              Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:57 PM

              Hi,

              Is anyone getting married around April 22nd that would like to look into getting a photographer? I am really interested in pursuing an outside photographer but would love to have someone else to do the same for cost effectiveness! Let me know! Thanks and goodluck everyone!

              Andrea

              #607 lscilley

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                Posted 28 November 2009 - 02:13 PM

                Hi Ladies I just posted my review of my wedding at the Majestic click on link to see it
                http://bestdestinati....ew-pics-52423/
                If anyone has any questions feel free to ask away!

                #608 P&B2010

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                  Posted 28 November 2009 - 08:37 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by FreeRunner
                  Hi Ladies,
                  Thanks so much for this wonderful post.
                  Perhaps I missed this little detail, so please excuse me if I am asking something that has already been discussed, but how many guests are included in the "Package Price" for the ceremony? or is there no limit for the ceremony and you pay for the "Dinner" and "Reception" per guest?
                  thanks,
                  - le
                  Hi FreeRunner! The price for the wedding package doesn't include the reception. The dinner/reception price is per guest, and there are a bunch of different options. If you have a private reception, there is a fee per guest. If you have a dinner in the steakhouse, there is no charge per guest, but then if you choose to rent a private area for dancing afterwards, there is a flat fee for that.

                  #609 kimba

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                    Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:01 PM

                    Just got our date....joining Luz_Rene on June 29, 2010. Will send you a PM about potential share of a photographer.

                    NOVEMBER 2009
                    lscilley- Nov 16, 2009
                    andime85- Nov 24, 2009
                    majesticbride - Nov 24, 2009

                    DECEMBER 2009
                    *~Tara~* - December 7, 2009
                    SunnyCherries - Dec 8, 2009
                    xcandilkx-Dec 31, 2009

                    JANUARY 2010
                    mskcard77- January 9,2010
                    lisab - January 12, 2010
                    CityDryms - January 2010
                    chicpea - January 18, 2010
                    trance angelxOx- Jan 19, 2010

                    FEBRUARY 2010
                    newbride - February 3, 2010
                    karldettmann - February 12, 2010

                    MARCH 2010
                    Anna_C - March 26, 2010

                    APRIL 2010
                    livinlife - April 20th, 2010
                    tiggerulz - April 20th, 2010
                    liujessicam - April 22nd, 2010
                    Bride2B2010 - April 22, 2010
                    QCbride-April 28th, 2010

                    MAY 2010
                    lara&mike - May 3 2010
                    JessicaANDJermaine – May 11, 2010
                    Nicoleswrld - May 13, 2010
                    CnC - May 14, 2010
                    Littleone77 - May 17, 2010
                    MexicoBeachBride2010 - May 18, 2010
                    Eslush – Majestic Colonial, May 19, 2010
                    Crystal&Matt2010 - Majestic Elegance, May 19, 2010
                    ali0284- May 26, 2010

                    JUNE 2010
                    Vallarta_2009 - June 2, 2010
                    P&B2010 – Majestic Colonial, Jun 9, 2010
                    Luz_Rene - Majestic Colonial - June 29, 2010
                    Kimba - Majestic Elegance - June 29, 2010


                    JULY 2010
                    Jenny K-W (Jenn and Dave) July 20, 2010
                    Jefiner - Majestic Colonial, July 21, 2010
                    Bronz – Majestic Elegance, July 24, 2010
                    Maigan – Majestic elegance, July 26, 2010
                    Mel4983 - Majestic Colonial, July 27, 2010
                    Maigan & Brad - Majestic Colonial, July 29, 2010

                    SEPTEMBER 2010
                    KMalandro2B - Majestic Elegance, Sept 18, 2010

                    OCTOBER 2010
                    Regine - Majestic Elegance, Oct 9th, 2010
                    BrideMichele - Majestic Colonial, Oct 19th, 2010

                    NOVEMBER 2010
                    T&C - Majestic Elegance, Nov 10, 2010
                    Rhiannonbs - Majestic elegance, November 27th, 2010

                    #610 Oryx

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                      Posted 12 December 2009 - 04:39 PM

                      Hello ladies,

                      I'm thinking of Majestic Colonial for early February 2011. Thanks everyone for the great reviews and information -- it's really helping me narrow things down!




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