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#11 tambo

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    Posted 04 December 2010 - 06:23 PM


    I'm getting married here Feb 15th, 2011. As far as the pictures go, 10 are included the the WP you chose. The photographer will take a lot of photos (like 200), then you and your husband to be will go through them and choose the ones you want. From what I understand, after that, you can choose what type of "Package" you want. You can choose from 3 I think. For us, we are going with the small package. Basically what that means is that they will put the photos we want on CD and that is all. We are going to print them when we come home and do our own album. You can check them out on facebook Arrecife Bahia or on their website http://arrecifestudio.com/.

    Hope this helps!


    #12 Tiffanya21

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      Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:14 AM

      Thanks so much Tambo for the photography information!  Are you providing transportation for your guests from the airport to the hotel?!

      #13 Rosieanne

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        Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:35 PM


        Originally Posted by jennifer1975 

        I got married there in April and stayed in the Esmeralda section and it fantastic! It is beautiful, the staff is great, and it was much quieter than other areas of the resort. There were fewer children and the pool area was never crowded. Compared to what I saw at other areas of the resort I would highly recommend staying at the Esmeralda section over the other sections.

        I'm getting married in 2 weeks at the Esmeralda on Feb 11th!  Is there any advice or tips that you would be willing to share with me?  I'm trying to plan everything, but most happens when you get down there....so anything you have for me would be greatly appreciated. 

        Thank you in advance,



        #14 Aphrodite

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          Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:13 PM

          I got married at the Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana...all the resorts are in one big resort. 

          The Esmeralda is beautiful (although we didn't stay there).  I think all wedding couples get the VIP bracelets too.


          If you click on my name, I have posted a full review (with some pics) on this resort.

          I loved it :)

          #15 principessa

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            Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:33 AM

            I'm getting married at the Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda in July of this year - so excited!  Any other brides getting married at the GBP this year?

            #16 Tatiana

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              Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:48 AM

              I was visiting this hotel last week and decided not to get married there,(the ones tha already booked here dont feel so worried caise is a nice place but not what I was looking for)
              The reasons:
              1- price for a private reception 1000$ for a small part of the restaurant Il capriccio ( max 50 people) more than this you have to do it in the barbacue ( public place with others)
              2- restaurants: if you stay in bavaro or punta cana in 7 nights you can only choose 3 days to dinner at special restaurants (mexican, italian, etc) the other days you eat at the buffet with the rest of the guests of the hotel
              3- transportation, the hotel ia too big, so you have to use different small trains to get to your rpmm, or the lobby or the beach but this is a complete mess, the drivers dont know the hotel so they can be ridding around like 30 min sometimes
              4- outside vendors: my case is specific about the photographer I have to pay for 500$ extras to bring a photographer from outside ( i didint liked arrecife at all because of the excess of photoshop they use in their pics)
              5- beach gazebo be careful with the ceremony time, cause is in the middle of the beach and you have thousands of curious people like naked making a none perfect backgruond to your pics (i think 5pm would be the perfect time
              6- night shows are amazing! Change every day! Dont miss those
              7- the rooms of the bavaro and punta cana are very bad! ( i was at Hard Rock Punta cana the week before and it was perfect!) but the rooms of esmeralda are very good, clean and new.
              8 the service and the workers of the hotel are very poorly prepared ( again cpmparing with hard rock)
              9- an extra 750$ fee for the civil or religious ceremony.
              Ok this is the resume! Feel free to ask any other detail!

              #17 jonasniki

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                Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

                Hey can you tell me if there is locals you can hire to do the music at the ceremony... im wanting more of an island feel.

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