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#21 nbulldog19

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    Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:33 AM

    Girls-

    Glad to see we are all in the same boat. I have pretty much narrowed my wedding search to the domincan because my FI and I live in San francisco but are from the east coast, mostly boston and New york. So 80% of our guests are comin from the east coast and wanted to make this wedding both affordable and short flight for them. My Fi and I are used to flying to see them anyways, whats another 4 hours:) We have about 60-80 people who I think are coming and are having the hardest time deciding what resort. Here's what we want (ideally)
    -all inclusive (lots of foodies and drinkers comin)
    -pretty good night life
    -somewhat private ceremony area (gazebo or secluded area on beach)
    -about 1000-1500 per person with flight (most people will only stay about 4 nights)

    Any info will help? Excellence, Dreams Punta Cana, Paradissus PUnta cana and palma real all look great to me....HELP!

    #22 Tilly in the Sun

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      Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:00 AM

      It really is so helpful to know that I am not the only one 'freaking out' about the whole process. The only thing we know we want is Punta Cana, and would prefer the first week of May. I have emailed a few resorts that I like (Majestic Colonial, Gran Bahia and Malia...but the Gran Palladium and PPD resorts also look amazing. We are going to talk to a TA today who can hopefully shed some more light on this.

      For the STD's, has anyone put potential prices for guests on them?

      #23 McToasty

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        Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:09 AM

        hey nbulldog19,

        FI and i decided on the Paradisus Punta Cana. We were also on a budget, so I went to redtag.ca and looked into the packages. For august, it came out to around $1600pp. The Paradisus Palma Real is really luxurious but *really* pricey. The one in Punta Cana is also all-inclusive and has a really nice gazebo too. I think someone posted them up in the Paradisus thread. if not PM me and i'll send you all the info I have on it.

        Hope that helps. Msg me if there's anything else I can help with!

        #24 nbulldog19

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          Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:30 PM

          thanks Mctoasty! Its funny cuz I was actually looking at that resort. Foxytv's review a year ago made me want to go with this resort too. Her wedding was affordable and beautiful, she also loved the resort. I just need to stop reading all the tripadvisor reviews on that resort and every other one I am thinkin of, it is driving me crazy. My FI is a firm believer in "you cant please everyone" and thats helping me calm down. I am gonna check out the paradisus thread today but if you could also send me your info so far that would be great 2. my email is nbulldog19@hotmail.com. How hard was it to confirm your date? I am gonna call 2moro. thanks again

          ps My name is Nicole :)

          #25 haskinl

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            Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:43 PM

            Don't worry...you ar not alone!
            I've been trying to plan since our engagement in Nov for our Feb 2010 wedding. only recently have th prices just come out and were in the final stages of narrowing.:)
            The other are right...Pick a destination.
            Second...spend countless amount of hours on BDW site to figure out the best resort and what to expect where your going.
            Third...Go dress shopping:) Keep this fun...you are on your way to the rest of your life!
            Everyone on here is a tremendous help and gives nice comments.
            Fourth...Meet with a travel agent to discuss spacific arrangments and special needs.
            Fifth...Pull together the little things. Packets, brochures, information for guests, ect...

            Believe me I'm still stressing but I think half of the battle is just picking the destination and the resort:)

            #26 foxytv

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              Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:47 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by chantelle
              It really is so helpful to know that I am not the only one 'freaking out' about the whole process. The only thing we know we want is Punta Cana, and would prefer the first week of May. I have emailed a few resorts that I like (Majestic Colonial, Gran Bahia and Malia...but the Gran Palladium and PPD resorts also look amazing. We are going to talk to a TA today who can hopefully shed some more light on this.

              For the STD's, has anyone put potential prices for guests on them?
              Have you decided on where to get married? Were you originally going to get married in Cuba but now changed to Punta Cana? (your info says Cuba/May 2010).

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by McToasty
              hey nbulldog19,

              FI and i decided on the Paradisus Punta Cana. We were also on a budget, so I went to redtag.ca and looked into the packages. For august, it came out to around $1600pp. The Paradisus Palma Real is really luxurious but *really* pricey. The one in Punta Cana is also all-inclusive and has a really nice gazebo too. I think someone posted them up in the Paradisus thread. if not PM me and i'll send you all the info I have on it. Msg me if there's anything else I can help with!
              I got married at PPC and have pics in the links in my siggy. I also started a LOT of threads in the DR section about the resort, etc that should prove helpful. If you can't find them, use the Advanced Search section and search for my username and "threads started by user" and you will get a list ... then just go through those pages til you find the threads of interest to you. Hope that helps!

              #27 karenk77

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                Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:09 PM

                I'm so happy im not alone in the confusion lol
                I have been engaged for a yr wanted a DW since being a little kid and what have i done so far? NOTHING! Maybe because we live together I was in less of a rush..but I want it mar-may of 2010..going in Aug to DR to see some places and im confused.

                #28 lesandlynda

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                  Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:47 PM

                  Hey Dreamy101 - it may sound trite, but so often "getting there" is as important as the destination. You've come to the right place for some great help, so are on the right path.
                  Good luck with all your plans, and enjoying the rest of your life together.....all the best!




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