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Semi's Paradisus Punta Cana Review


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#1 semiya83

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    Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:55 PM

    I got married at Paradisus Punta Cana On January 17th, 2010. I am so happy to share my experience with all of you. I cant express enough how happy I was with the way Paradisus PC helped make my wedding special.

    FLIGHT: We flew out of Newark and had no problems. I brought a lot of my wedding decor with me which caused us to pay an overweight fee. No big deal considering I was able to make sure that i was going to get the look i wanted.

    CHECK IN: We booked Royal Service which has its own private check in. It was awesome. We were hot and tired but they quickly brought over cold towels and cold champagne! we had a quick bite to eat at the royal service restaurant before we headed to our room.

    ROOM: The room was nice. Nothing fancy or extraordinary. I was hoping to have something a little extra considering the cost we paid with Royal Service but it was good enough.

    RESORT: the resort itself is amazing. The grounds are beautiful and so well kept. Pool was so much fun and always a hot spot near the pool bar.
    The Food was good. We ate at most of the restaurants (there are so many) and they were delicious. My only complaint was the chinese restaurant. Not a good choice.

    WELOME DINNER: We had our welcome dinner at Marino Restaurant. The wedding coordinator helped set this up. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the wait staff was very helpful and attentive to our group.

    WEDDING COORDINATOR:
    My wedding coordinator was Andrea with some help from Miguelina. They were great. Andrea was so helpful with the planning before I arrived. She understood the style and look i was going for and took care of it. I met with her the day before the wedding and she made it all happen! she was great to work with and managed to stay for my entire even to ensure everything went smoothly.

    WEDDING:
    I had my symbolic ceremony on the beach at 5pm. The ceremony itself lasted only 15-20 minutes. It was so perfect. So romantic and emotional. Not a dry eye in the group! It was just what we wanted.
    Once the ceremony was over, we all had champagne and then took a few family and group shots on the beach.

    PHOTOGRAPHER:
    HDC Photo was my photographer and they were the greatest decision I made. Milan took some amazing shots and my friends and family are still raving about them. I would highly recommend HDC Photo to anyone having a Punta Cana wedding. There prices were right on target and the pictures are magnificent! Il let the images speak for themselves.

    After my guests left us on the beach to either freshen up or have some drinks at the lobby bar, my husband and I had our private photo session on the beach and gazebo. so much fun and beautiful.

    RECEPTION:
    We had a private reception in the terrace location. There are 2 terrace locations (the convention terrace and a larger section around the corner) We had it in the bigger space. We only had to tables full of guests and then a sweetheart table for us in the middle but i wanted to also have a small lounge area set up behind the table that people could smoke, relax or get some air. It was a great space and I also paid to have the dance floor lit with lanterns.

    DJ:
    I had DJ Mannia as our music and they were great. I sent Alex my music selections prior to arriving and then had a brief chat with him as we were eating dinner and he kept the party going! everyone was dancing the entire night. he used my music selections as well as throwing in a few dance songs that my guests loved. I would highly recommend DJ MANNIA.

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    I know i didnt get too into detail but if you have any questions please feel free to email me...

    semi

    #2 semiya83

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      Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:56 PM

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      #3 coley88

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        Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:17 PM

        Thank you for posting this review. My FI and I are pretty sure we want Paradisus, but it's such a tough decision...You're review was very helpful...

        I don't want to offend you, but would you mind PMing me some totals for you wedding and reception? If not, I totally understand.

        Congrats!!!! and thanks again.

        #4 McToasty

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          Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:25 PM

          Thanks so much for the review! FI and I are getting married there in August and we want to read every single review possible. You look beautiful in your pics. :)

          #5 semiya83

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            Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:28 PM

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            #6 semiya83

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              Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:29 PM

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              #7 *Nadine*

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                Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:12 PM

                Thanks for sharing! Your dress and photos are beautiful!

                #8 ashleed

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                  Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:14 PM

                  Beautiful pics....please share some more! :)

                  #9 TheFutureMrs.Sears

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                    Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:17 PM

                    Thanks for the review! I'm getting married there in July. You look beautiful in your pictures.
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                    52 booked + The Bride and Groom!!!
                    http://i69.photobuck....s/DSC02673.jpgMe and my Bridesmaids at my Bachelorette Party on a Roof Top with Manhattan in the background.

                    #10 shanelle

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                      Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:21 AM

                      Found your review! May I ask...did you choose the chill out chic package? Thats what it look like in the pics... This is the package I chose. If you wouldnt mind me asking, how much did you end up spending for the wedding part? Im so concerned about getting there & them charging me for little things that i may not be aware of. Did you do centerpeices? The more detail the better!
                      Thanks in advance :)




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