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#11 Jenn&Kraig

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    Posted 04 July 2009 - 10:55 PM

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    Originally Posted by *~Tara~*
    I feel your frustration! It took me 6 months to decide on a location and I changed my mind only about 500 times! But when I finally signed on the dotted line at my travel agency, it was the best feeling in the world! And now, instead of driving myself crazy with travel books, I'm finally able to plan the fun stuff!

    We're getting married at the Majestic Elegance Resort in Punta Cana, but definitely the RIU palace was a very close second. It came down to budget for us and the Elegance was more economical. One of my coworkers was married at the RIU palace, and has only fabulous things to say about it. The nice thing about the RIU is that I think your guests could stay at one of the other RIU resorts near the palace (like the Bambu), if they want to save money.

    Good luck!
    Tara,

    We are actually considering the Majestic Elagence, do you have and pricing info on the wedding packages?

    #12 *~Tara~*

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      Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:41 PM

      Jenn&Kraig- I have just confirmed my wedding date with the coordinators so far, so I don't have much info. on the costs associated with the reception, photographer, etc.
      Check out the thread called "Majestic Colonial or Elegance Brides post here". The first post gives a breakdown of all the costs for the Colonial. I'm under the impression that the costs will be the same for the Elegance.

      The 2009 pricing info. that I got from the Elegance is as follows:

      Symbolic Wedding-

      • Specialized assistance of our wedding planner
      • Location of your choice: White Sand Beach, our Magnificent Gazebo or
      your own Suite.
      • Room up grade (subject to availability) for the couple.
      • Early Check in and Late check out (subject to availability)
      • Beautiful decorated Wedding Cake for the group
      • Bouquet for the table
      • Ironing of grooms tuxedo and bride’s gown
      • Simultaneous translation of the ceremony if needed
      • Champagne after the Ceremony for the group
      • Candle light romantic dinner for the couple with champagne
      • Romantic breakfast in your suite.
      • 10% Discounts on any SPA treatment for the couple.
      • 15% Discounts on Horseback Riding
      • Basket of fruits on your room during your stay
      • Bottle of champagne in the room. Twice during your Stay.
      • Room service Included for the couple.
      Price for the Package: US$ 1.250

      Legal Ceremony-

      • Specialized assistance of our wedding planner
      • Location of your choice:
      White Sand Beach, our Magnificent Gazebo or your own Suite.
      • Room up grade (subject to availability) for the couple.
      • Early Check in and Late check out (subject to availability)
      • Services of a Civil Judge
      • Beautiful decorated Wedding Cake for the group
      • Bouquet for the table
      • Ironing of grooms tuxedo and bride’s gown
      • Simultaneous translation of the ceremony if needed
      • Marriage Certificate in Spanish
      • Marriage Certificate delivered by DHL
      • Champagne after the Ceremony for the group
      • Candle light romantic dinner for the couple with champagne
      • Romantic breakfast in your suite.
      • 10% Discounts on any SPA treatment for the couple.
      • 15% Discounts on Horseback Riding
      • Basket of fruits on your room during your stay
      • Bottle of champagne in the room. Twice during your Stay.
      • Room service Included for the couple.
      Majestic Wedding Package price: US$ 1.750


      Hope that helps!

      #13 karenk77

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        Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:38 AM

        In regards to mimosa's question...no I thought the same that since its all inclusive its included in the dinner but nope..the minute anyone hears wedding $$ are added on. depending on the hotel they charge up to $100 extra pp. As for deciding which hotel its so hard bcuz all you have are pictures from the internet. And then people give you their suggestions which confuses you more.I was soooo confused I had like 20 websites minimzed comparing pictures and decided the best way to tell is just to go there..I mean its an expense to go for a week but were making a vaca out of it and it will spare me hours of sitting by the computer and going blind. Im going in 2 weeks to see Riu palace and a few others..all I can say is I can let you know which i think is the nicest..but be careful when you reading the packages because it seems cheap because they offer nothing. I heard it should come to like 30k for the whole wedding weekend.

        #14 karenk77

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          Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:41 AM

          And you should opt for the symbolic ceremony because I didn't know but if you want a legal ceremony there you have to bring all your documents birth certificate who knows what then have it translated into spanish so besides it being another expense its a headache that I cant even imagine..I don't even know where anything is. But if you go to cityhall in your town and then they just do a symbolic one which looks real to your guests but spares you a headache. Just my 2 cents..not that you asked for them lol

          #15 ali0284

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            Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:32 AM

            I am trying to decide, and am almost positive i'm going with the Majestic Colonial. Do you know what the difference is between the Colonial and Elegance? Are the weddings in the same place?
            ~*I believe in the sand beneath my toes, the beach gives a feeling an earthy feeling*~

            #16 karenk77

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              Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:20 AM

              The weddings are held in the same place...elegance is supposidly newer & therefore nicer and more chicy.

              #17 Caribe

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                Posted 12 July 2009 - 01:46 PM

                I had a lot of weddings in the Riu Palace Punta Cana !! two different Gazebos(Gazebo in the Riu Bambu and one Gazebo in the Riu Palace Punta Cana ) and is not as expensive !!The steakhaus in the Riu Palace Punta Cana is very beautiful and you have Private Place.Very clean Hotel.(Wedding Cordinator Magnolia ,Juliana ,Joana )

                Or the Fiesta Hotel Group: Fiesta Palladium,Fiesta Bavaro i ts very nice because you have a big Gazebo and good food !!Horse carriage is also available . And many different ways your most important day so spetziel as possible to make ! (Wedding Cordinator Carolina )

                Whom you have questions about another hotel just ask my!

                #18 TA Dina

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                  Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:36 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by ali0284
                  I am trying to decide, and am almost positive i'm going with the Majestic Colonial. Do you know what the difference is between the Colonial and Elegance? Are the weddings in the same place?

                  Elegance is the newer section of the resort. A few more restaurants, pools, and the biggest difference is the adults-only section that is available over there.

                  #19 ali0284

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                    Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:54 PM

                    Thank you! do you know if you can go to both? Like if you stayed at the colonial, could you go to the part of the elegance, since they are sister hotels? Or can only the elegance go to the colonial (since the elegance seems to be the more expensive)?>
                    ~*I believe in the sand beneath my toes, the beach gives a feeling an earthy feeling*~

                    #20 sap

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                      Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Caribe
                      I had a lot of weddings in the Riu Palace Punta Cana !! two different Gazebos(Gazebo in the Riu Bambu and one Gazebo in the Riu Palace Punta Cana ) and is not as expensive !!The steakhaus in the Riu Palace Punta Cana is very beautiful and you have Private Place.Very clean Hotel.(Wedding Cordinator Magnolia ,Juliana ,Joana )

                      Or the Fiesta Hotel Group: Fiesta Palladium,Fiesta Bavaro i ts very nice because you have a big Gazebo and good food !!Horse carriage is also available . And many different ways your most important day so spetziel as possible to make ! (Wedding Cordinator Carolina )

                      Whom you have questions about another hotel just ask my!
                      Thanks! I actually booked for July 11, 2010 (although I need to change it to July 17) at the Grand Palladium Bavaro...I think that is the same resort you are referring to. It seems like a great deal because stay at one hotel play at all 3 and they have nice wedding packages. They also include dinner at a choice of 2 different restaurants. Basically seems like they will be able to offer what I am hoping for at a reasonable cost. :)




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