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Review of gran bahia principe wedding punta cana

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#1 melitanner

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    Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:51 PM

    Hi guys i want to leave you with a review. I got married there on June 19th it was amazing. Everything went without a hitch. It rained so we xchanged the gazebo for the indoor setting without fail. Here goes:

    I used the photographer on the resort because they charge 500$ to use an outside photgrapher. I initially wanted Michael Weiler.
    I was afraid it wouldnt work out but it ended up being better! They are very condusive to what you want and your budget.
    you can FB them Arrecife Bahia is their FB page. They are extremely friendly and accomodating. Their packages ranged from 699 and up which is good for the quality of photos. We didnt want printed ones so they gave us a dvd slideshow and the cd .

    Word of advice...
    dont do the unforgettable.. its not worth it.. we downgraded to Blissful Love which is just as good.
    The signature cocktail hour is excellent and they add extra liquor in the drink if you want.
    They give you dinner reservations with your whole group throughout your stay together if you give them a list in advance of the guests! The spa discounts does not include hair and nails.

    We checked in, got a letter from the WC at a time to meet.
    She reviewed the contract and pulled out two books.
    1. with flowers a HUGE selection of bouquets
    2.Cake book huge selection of cakes
    3. Extras in the second book too like candles ribbons etc..

    The cake was amazing i had vanilla coconut..
    When you get there they will reconfirm and tell you of extra things they have if your interested but they dont push. Dont do open bar unless you are adamant about it. there is an hour usually of open time after ceremony guests went to lobby and drank. They include wine, beer and with the cocktail hour you can modify it for a time during dinner or dance portion. We took an ipod worked amazing.
    If you pick canapes service, when you get there the WC will be honest and say.. you wont like this so switch it with this.. it doesnt taste good. so dont worry over selections. We ordered personalized shot glasses as favors at discount mugs.com & our fan program we got for 20$ at the knot .com. They decorate everything beautifully for you so dont encumber yourself taking centerpieces etc.

    i dont know how to put some photos on here ...but they were amazing

    #2 glenny05

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      Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:00 AM

      I can't wait for mines in October :)
      Do you have a website where we can go see the pics? I'll love to see Arrecife's work since I'm probably gonna be stuck using them too.
      Glenny & Anthony
      Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana
      October 9th, 2010


      #3 D.R bride to be

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        Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:37 PM

        Thanks for the review. Looking so forward to our date in November! I was actually just trying to decide the other day about centerpieces. They provided something nice for you? were they expensive?


        #4 sebitasalejo

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          Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:56 AM

          I am kindof panicking here. I was not advised of the extra charge for a fotographer and I already booked mine. This sucks.

          #5 MelissaApril2010

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            Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:05 AM

            Hi girls,

            Here is our review of our PERFECT Gran Bahia wedding in April 2010. First off, i think we were the last couple to be able to use an outside photographer. We had Michael Weiler photograph our wedding and he was absolutely amazing! He made us the most incredible wedding album! When he arrived, he received a call from the main lobby informing him that from now on there would be an additional charge of $500 to bring in outside photographers...

            If you would like to check out some of our pictures, visit his website under Weddings - Melissa & Justin

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            #6 Jenni0621

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              Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:55 PM

              I was actually told that there was no extra charge for not taking the photographer. I told them that I have a family member that is doing it as a gift. 

              #7 estephanie

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                Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:10 AM

                I got married last month in Bahia Principe, when I contact the wedding coordinator to request information about photographers ,and ask if I can bring someone from USA, told me that I had to pay the fee if it was a foreign photographer, either local or international. I was very surprised, I decided to tell her that  he was one of our relatives who would take photos and told me that in that case had to bring a copy of passport or the family book to the wedding meeting  to confirm that the photographer was actually a family, if not in all cases would have to pay the fee, I said what if this person  were a very close friend, told me that the fee will only be exempted if they are family,  Even If  he is a close friend , he has to pay the fee ,because they have an exclusive agreement with Arrecife Studio, so As she did not give me many options I decided to take the service of Arrecife, and I checked some photos of their work on Facebook,  and they look nice . What I can say is that they did a beautiful job  in my wedding , the pictures  are  amazing  even when the day was cloudy  they manage very good , excelent photographers very nice people !!! One  thing  ,dont book very late your wedding  If you want to have some pictures on the beach , At 05:00 pm is getting dark very fast .



                Good Luck  !!! Wedding coordinators are very helpful! :)


                #8 mela

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                  Posted 13 February 2011 - 07:58 PM



                  I'm getting married at the GBP Punta Cana in Apr 2011.  Just wanted to see how things went with the hair and make up. Is it necessary to take our own make up or do they have good products there?   

                  #9 mtrudell

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                    Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:56 AM

                     I also am curious about the make-up and hair services at the spa. Did anyone use them? Were they good? Expensive? I would love to hear reviews!  I'm getting married there on May 21, 2011.

                    #10 D.R bride to be

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                      Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:07 PM

                      Hi ladies,


                      I just got married at the GBP in November. I used their spa for my hair and make up. I was also really nervous about this, not knowing what it would look like lol. i actually was really happy with it. My package came with a free hair trial, which helped. They didn't speak English very well, so bring pics and practice your hand gestures :) But they are really good at what they do


                      I had my make up done as well. Did my own touch ups after, but I was happy with what they had done. It was $50 for make up and I think it was $70 for my hair.


                      Good luck!!

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