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#91 Janet1480

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    Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:47 AM



    Originally Posted by amyUGA 

    Hey Everyone!  Reading these posts have been so helpful. Thanks so much.  

     

    I'm torn between the PPR and the PPC.  If you are/were considering both of these resorts and went with PPC, how did you come to your decision?  Thanks!



    Hi amyUGA

     

    My FI and i have actually been to the PPC. I have travelled a lot and have honestly never been to a resort more beautiful then this one! It was an easy decision for us. We considered other resorts and even looked at PPR but even looking at all the other pics we still werent sold on anything else. The PPC also seems to have better rates so that helps for your guests and for you :)

    Good Luck on your decision. if you have any questions about PPC let me know :)


    Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana


    #92 Janet1480

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      Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:51 AM



      Originally Posted by jillbu11 

      Hey,

      I haven't officially booked my date yet but I am hoping for May 2012.  I have been reading the posts and am getting nervous about the extra costs.  I know the extra cost per person for a reception of over 24 people, but what else is extra, and does anyone maybe have a list from the resort of extras??  Since I haven't even booked my date yet I don't know if they would get back to me. 

      Thanks!



      Hi jillbu1 

       

      I dont have all the info since i am still piecing things together but if you are not happy with any of the packages that come "pre-made" then the extras can start to add up.

      They usually include a bouquet for you which is usually just white or ivory roses and a matching boutoniere for the groom so if you want any other flowers and flowers for the rest of the wedding party then that costs more. Most of these packages dont have centre pieces on the tables. They also sometimes limit the type of alcohol that will be available. I am having my reception on the beach but if i wanted to privatize a restaurant then there are costs for that as well. It really depends what you are looking for i guess. If you have under 24 guests and you are ok with the packages they provide as-is then you wont have to worry about extra expenses :)


      Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana


      #93 jillbu11

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        Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:34 PM

        Thanks Janet!  I know you can privatize a restaurant for a reception (which is read is pretty expensive) but does anyone know if you can have your ceremony and then just have dinner with your wedding party and guests at one of the restaurants without it being like a formal reception, like with decorations, DJ, etc..??  I have read so many of these threads and I thought I remember reading that someone did that before, but maybe they were a small group...



        #94 brownsugar

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          Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:26 AM

          Jillbu11,

           

          I am thinking to do that. I am choosing the fantasy package with the cocktail hour and then go to one of the restaurant in PPC (is an all inclusive resort, why to pay for more food is it is already included). I asked and you can make a reservation in one of the restaurant, off course it wouldn't be privatize. It depends on what you want, if you are looking for something relax or low in cost I think that is a good idea. You don't have to stick to traditional rules.

           

          Anyway I am asking the prizes to privatize a restaurant. I will post that as soon as I get the info.



          #95 jillbu11

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            Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:04 AM

            OK great thanks!  I like the idea of a reception but we want to keep the cost down and just do something simple and not stressful.  Thats kinda why we are not having a wedding and recpeption at home, so it kind of defeats the purpose if we have one down there. 

            I have not been to PPC does anyone have any recommendations for a restaurant that would be good for post wedding dinner? Or descriptions/photos??



            #96 Miss Sunshyne

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              Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:38 PM

              Hey Bridetobe3 :)

               

              I'm getting Married 11/12/11 yaaayy, I guess I'll be there to see your wedding lol... where did you decide to have your ceremony and reception?

              I'm having mine at the Gazebo and I'm privatizing the Restaurant right by the beach (100 guests).. so excited, how has your communication been with Jennifer thus far?


              11.12.2011 "Living for the Love of you" Paradisus Punta Cana

              #97 MrsLamb

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                Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:53 PM


                 

                Originally Posted by megsosborn 

                Hi Ladies!

                 

                It's been awhile since my last post but I just started hammering down some more wedding details since I took a break over the holidays:)

                 

                Questions for everyone:

                 

                1) When do you pay the outside photographer fee?

                2) We are planning on having an informal welcome/get together dinner and was wondering if any of you had suggestions as to which restaurant might be best for this and

                3) Is anyone trying to organize a lunch for their bridesmaids and other girls the day of the wedding?  I am getting my hair done at the Spa on my wedding day and I thought it would be nice to have lunch for all my girls.  Some of them will be getting ready there with me and others will just come for lunch.  Mayra, at the spa has gotten back with me and said that we can have lunch but is pushing for us to rent out the Garden Villa since there will be around 12 women.  The Villa is $200 an hour - plus the cost for lunch!  If anyone has been to the Spa, can you tell me if there is a room to set up a lunch buffet in or if there is even room to accommodate a request like this?

                 

                Thanks everyone!

                Megan


                Hi, Megan!

                1) No clue. sorry!

                2) I had my wedding at PPC last October and I saw the YHI Spa.  They have a private pool with cabanas, which is probably the area you'd be renting out.  It's beautiful!  If it's worth the $200/hour plus food, go for it-- you probably won't be disappointed.  I'm not sure what the plan B is in case of rain. Perhaps there is an empty cabana that they'd put the tables in?  You'd have to ask Mayra.  But if it's a good day to be outside, there's plenty of room around the pool. (so nice!) 

                 

                If you didn't want to pay for a private lunch at the Spa, another option is to simply show up at one of the restaurants with your crew.  They're super accommodating to guests.  Of course, they're going to want to sell you as much as they can and tell you that you can't reserve for so many people (when I was there the restaurants didn't take any reservations at, but it was never a problem), but everything is already paid for, so if you don't mind not having a privatized event, eating at the restaurants is a great option.  Then you can take the trolley down to the Spa for your appointments.  Just book early!  I didn't book early enough and another bride with 8 bridesmaids took all the availability!  They were great and accommodated me and my mom anyway, but I suggest booking early to avoid any anxiety-- oh, and bring pictures for your hair-do.  Good luck!

                 



                #98 ashleyryan

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                  Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:25 AM

                  Quote:

                  Originally Posted by jillbu11 

                  Thanks Janet!  I know you can privatize a restaurant for a reception (which is read is pretty expensive) but does anyone know if you can have your ceremony and then just have dinner with your wedding party and guests at one of the restaurants without it being like a formal reception, like with decorations, DJ, etc..??  I have read so many of these threads and I thought I remember reading that someone did that before, but maybe they were a small group...


                  You can always have your dinner reception at one of the hotel restaurants without it being privatized. You will have to speak with the resort and ask them if there are specific restaurants that would be able to accommodate a bigger group. I think that would be your biggest concern. Since you will know your wedding date well in advance of your trip, I'm sure you'd be able to make the arrangements to have a few tables reserved for your party and this wouldn't cost extra as they're not privatizing. If your party is bigger than just a few tables, I'm sure they'd be able to accommodate that if it's booked well in advance!

                   

                  You can also always add a little extra flair to your area of the restaurant, even if it's not private, by having someone in your party set up before hand, you know, little things like DIY center pieces or little favors on the plates :)



                  #99 jillbu11

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                    Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:45 AM

                    Thanks girls! I love this site!



                    #100 brownsugar

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                      Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:50 PM

                       

                      Here are the options for restaurant privatization. Add 26% to the totals below for tax and service.

                       

                      Reception and ideas

                       

                       

                      Romantico Restaurant Rental For Private Reception & Open Bar- Capacity 70 people

                      Per 3 hours

                      5,000.00

                      Marino  Restaurant Rental For Private Reception & Open bar - Capacity 200 people

                      Per 3 hours

                      6,000.00

                      Terra  Restaurant Rental For Private Reception & Open Bar - Capacity 50 people

                      Per 3 hours

                      2,700.00

                      Rodizio  Restaurant Rental For Private Reception & Open Bar - Capacity 30 people

                      Per 3 hours

                      2,500.00

                       

                       






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