Jump to content
bikegirl

Paradisus Punta Cana (PPC) Brides POST HERE!!

Recommended Posts

Ive been going back and forth between hotels and im considering ppc. I just have a some questions I hope someone can answer:

 

Do you have to pay an outside photographer fee? If so, how much is it?

 

How privatized are the reception areas included in the packages?

 

also, ive seen a calculator here but what does it exactly do? I've tried opening it but i don't have the required amount of posts to be able to :(

 

hope someone can help!

Thanks in advance :)

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Outside Photographer fee is $125 but I have heard of it being more expensive at other resorts.

 

Depends on where you want to do your reception. We are doing our poolside terrace and they assure that it is private.

 

The calculator is for people that want to a la carte mainly. Do you want me to send you some info if I can? If so send me over your email address
 

Originally Posted by Tink View Post

Ive been going back and forth between hotels and im considering ppc. I just have a some questions I hope someone can answer:

 

Do you have to pay an outside photographer fee? If so, how much is it?

 

How privatized are the reception areas included in the packages?

 

also, ive seen a calculator here but what does it exactly do? I've tried opening it but i don't have the required amount of posts to be able to :(

 

hope someone can help!

Thanks in advance :)

 

 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am paying $120 for a day pass for my videographer. Because my photographer is also a friend and guest at the resort there is no fee. If you use the resorts photographers then there is no charge. I think you can negotiate this depending on your situation. :)

 

I am also doing the Poolside reception and because the pool is closed by that time, its private although you cant really control people that decide to walk around and check things out. The beach at night is also fairly quiet but again random guests of the hotel may walk by out of curiosity but i think you would get that at any resort.

 

The calculator is if you want additional things added to the packages or if you want to not use a package and pick things a la carte like deesanders33 said below :)
 

 

I have been to PPC and have to say that of all my travels (i have travelled a lot) that PPC was the nicest resort i have been to which is why we chose to get married there.

 

Also the coordinators are fabulous and very accomodating.

 

Good luck!


 

Originally Posted by Tink View Post

Ive been going back and forth between hotels and im considering ppc. I just have a some questions I hope someone can answer:

 

Do you have to pay an outside photographer fee? If so, how much is it?

 

How privatized are the reception areas included in the packages?

 

also, ive seen a calculator here but what does it exactly do? I've tried opening it but i don't have the required amount of posts to be able to :(

 

hope someone can help!

Thanks in advance :)

 

 



 



Originally Posted by deesanders33 View Post


Outside Photographer fee is $125 but I have heard of it being more expensive at other resorts.

 

Depends on where you want to do your reception. We are doing our poolside terrace and they assure that it is private.

 

The calculator is for people that want to a la carte mainly. Do you want me to send you some info if I can? If so send me over your email address
 



 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ladies,

 

Thanks, Miss Sunshyne, for info re: the newly remodeled RS rooms. The sitting area still looks really uncomfortable, but I doubt we'll be there much anyway. Thanks for the tips about the steps ;-)

 

We had our planning calling with Lauren the other day. I have not been impressed with her and our meeting only solidified that point, but she at least got us [most of] the information we needed. She sent me menus today and there were only two buffet options with Chill Out Chic. Has anybody else seen anything different or been able to negotiate something better?  Neither option is bad, but I am surprised at the lack of variety.

 

Also, do you convert most of your cash into DOP before going down there or do you tip in USD and stuff? Lauren mentioned that, by law, folks aren't supposed to accept USD. How did you pay for activities, tips, etc. (I assume DOP, but want to confirm)?

 

Thanks!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have no idea who Lauren is or have ever heard of her....hmmm maybe if you complain and ask for a different WC? I know from my experience with Teresa and from what i hear from other brides (like Miss Sunshyne)  Jennifer is fantastic as well.

 

I have always tipped and brought USD with me. I have never converted.

 

I had about 5 menus to choose from! i was even able to add and change a few things to my selection to accomodate guests with allergies or dietary restrictions.

 

I can always give you Teresa's email so you can maybe ask her some questions

 

Originally Posted by jkweddingday View Post

Hi Ladies,

 

Thanks, Miss Sunshyne, for info re: the newly remodeled RS rooms. The sitting area still looks really uncomfortable, but I doubt we'll be there much anyway. Thanks for the tips about the steps ;-)

 

We had our planning calling with Lauren the other day. I have not been impressed with her and our meeting only solidified that point, but she at least got us [most of] the information we needed. She sent me menus today and there were only two buffet options with Chill Out Chic. Has anybody else seen anything different or been able to negotiate something better?  Neither option is bad, but I am surprised at the lack of variety.

 

Also, do you convert most of your cash into DOP before going down there or do you tip in USD and stuff? Lauren mentioned that, by law, folks aren't supposed to accept USD. How did you pay for activities, tips, etc. (I assume DOP, but want to confirm)?

 

Thanks!!



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok PPC ladies I have a question for you. Are you going with the resort photog or bringing your own in? We are holding our reception on la barcaza wedding boat so I also want the photographer to join us there. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I am bringing my own photog. IMO the resort photographer is very over priced for the amount of pics you get
 

Originally Posted by hatfiehm View Post

Ok PPC ladies I have a question for you. Are you going with the resort photog or bringing your own in? We are holding our reception on la barcaza wedding boat so I also want the photographer to join us there.
Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!


 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, Janet.   We are bringing in Photo Souvenir
 

Originally Posted by Janet1480 View Post


I am bringing my own photog. IMO the resort photographer is very over priced for the amount of pics you get
 



 



 



Originally Posted by hatfiehm View Post

Ok PPC ladies I have a question for you. Are you going with the resort photog or bringing your own in? We are holding our reception on la barcaza wedding boat so I also want the photographer to join us there.
Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!


 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know what are the reception location options at Paradisus? Do they have private banquet halls to have receptions or are the options only restaurants? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


There are a LOT of options! beach, garden, poolside, private gabi beach, several restaurants and they also have banquet halls.
 

Originally Posted by Tink View Post

Does anyone know what are the reception location options at Paradisus? Do they have private banquet halls to have receptions or are the options only restaurants? 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • we ended up using Facebook messenger when we were in Mexico - the hotel had free wifi and at least 1 person from each family/couple had FB on their phone already - it was pretty easy to communicate among guests "hey, we're heading to the beach bbq for lunch." or "everyone is hanging at the small pool today".  a plus was that some people tried to get a hold of me via FB on the day of the wedding and I was totally not checking my phone - they were asking if the wedding was outside given the rain forecast, thankful my mom, MOH and a few other friends were on the group and could respond for me :) 
    • Are you looking for a guide where you’ll find many tips and steps to follow to make your wedding a success? We design a special for you, where you will find: Photography Tips To-Do List Check list How to choose the best dress? Memories and invitations And much more! Download it now for free from: http://emweddings.com/WeddingGuide/index.html     Don’t stress. Enjoy every moment, tomorrow will be your best memories. See you soon!
    • Another option is to find an app that allows for group talk. This Wedding Party App looks pretty neat. https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-party-app/ 
    • Hi Everyone, So, I was cleaning out my closet and realized that I never sold off my extra wedding OOT bag stuff from our wonderful DW.   46 Daily Spanish for Dummies 30 Pool colored OOT fabric bags - approximately 13in x 13in. They lay flat.  I used them for our wedding and they were perfect for everything we needed to fit in each bag. There’s a slight shade variation in the group; I’m guessing some were cut from a different bolt of fabric.  They are also a little wrinkled from storage and will probably be wrinkled from shipping. I have three additional ones, but they somehow got something on them (likely toddler related). If needed, I can try to wash it out and send those as well. 
    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
  • Topics

×