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#1 CaribbeanBride

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    Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:36 AM

     

    Hello lovely ladies!  We are interested in getting married at the resorts listed below in Punta Cana. We are expecting about 40-50 guests which seems to be a lot for a destination wedding. I’m concerned because I want to get married outside near the beach but not on the beach. Truth is.. I’m short (5’0”) and I love wearing heels. I don’t think heels will be great on the sand. I know this sounds silly but I’m just not comfortable flat footed. Are there good alternatives to an actual "beach" wedding?

     

    Does anyone have a recommendation regarding any of these resorts? We also want to have the reception at an outdoor restaurant but worry about the size of the party.

     

    Paradisus Punta Cana

    Dreams Palm Beach

    Riu

    Barceló Bavaro Palace

     

    Thanks all!!



    #2 keedon2011

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      Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:37 PM

      I'm in the same boat! 5'0 and not thrilled about being bare foot on my special day. Heels just make you feel complete when your all dressed up;-)

       

      In regards to your selected locations my cousin just had her wedding at the Paradisus May 2010 and it was beautiful. No compliants from her or the guest. Plus the price was within her budget

       

      I'm looking into Punta Cana as well for my wedding plans. But I'm sure which ever one you pick will be beautiful. Good luck with your planning and definitely find some SHARP heels!



      #3 bikegirl

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        Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:45 PM

        I have not been to any of those resorts but I would recommend Dreams Palm Beach.

         

        I'm not a fan of the decor at RIU resorts, Barcelo is okay but I think around the same price for a 4-4.5 star resort and PPC (I'm booked there) is very frustrating to work with and really expensive because they seem to nickle and dime you more than other resorts and make a lot of changes year to year (ex: alcohol incl in cocktail time one year, not in another year. same with unlimited golf 2010, no golf 2011. that's a big difference in $$ value....hundreds!!)

         

        My final 4 were Majestic Elegance, Excellence Punta Cana, Dreams Palm Beach, and PPC. Dreams was the smallest of all but honestly now I feel I should have gone with them. The decor looks beautiful and smaller doesn't mean not as good - I think it would have a more intimate feel than a megaresort and apparently the food is great. Their wedding packages are much cheaper than PPC, too.

         



        #4 CaribbeanBride

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          Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:03 PM

          Thanks for the replies! We decided to go with Dreams Palm Beach. This site helped us make the decision based on all the great reviews and information posted.

           

          Keedon - I think we are going to honeymoon at the Paradisus. It looks so beautiful.

           

          Congrats and good luck wedding planning.



          #5 MysTea

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            Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:10 AM



            Originally Posted by CaribbeanBride 

            Thanks for the replies! We decided to go with Dreams Palm Beach. This site helped us make the decision based on all the great reviews and information posted.

             

            Keedon - I think we are going to honeymoon at the Paradisus. It looks so beautiful.

             

            Congrats and good luck wedding planning.

            YAAYY! another DBP'er!! Congrats!!
             


            **Dreams Palm Beach HERE WE COME!!! 11.01.2010**

            #6 msjesslee

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              Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:53 PM

              There are some great runners to make sand heel friendly

              #7 DanielleMae

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                Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:01 AM

                i am newly engaged and we are strongly considering a destination wedding. dreams palm beach is the first place that i fell for while searching around online. i wanted to get some more feedback on the place from people that have actually had their wedding there. i few family members were concerned with the travel advisory for the domincian, i guess because it is so close to haiti. and feedback you can give me will be very much appreciated!!






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