Just found this forum. We're getting married at Excellence Punta Cana April 25th! Although, now after reading about the Holy Week, I'm concerned the Judge won't be able to sign our papers that day (some places say the Holy Week lasts through Monday) I promptly emailed my WC at the resort (her name is Griselda and she has been really quick with every reply) so hopefully it won't have been an oversight booking us that day.
We set up a wedding website on mywedding.com and sent our STD through there. We're not expecting a huge crowd, mostly family and a couple friends, so we couldn't justify spending tons on invitations. The whole point of the DW for us was to keep it simple and relaxed.
I bought my dress already! I found one I liked at David's Bridal then searched and found it used online for less than half the price! I'm waiting to get it altered though...we've still got 8 months!
My fiance and I are booked (flight and hotel) although we're going to switch to another hotel after the wedding, still procrastinating on booking that. A few family members are booked and a few friends have said they're coming for sure.
So excited! Cannot wait! And glad to be a part of this forum too! If anyone else has any more info on the Holy Week issue, please let me know. As far as I could tell, it just looked like the motorized water sports won't be an option for the first part of our trip. I emailed the hotel directly as well. I'll let you know (of course, every resort probably has different rules)
Congrats to everyone! I would post of pic of my dress, but don't want to take the chance of my FI seeing it!