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#131 charlong

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    Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:54 PM

    I have a hard time to beleive that they could do this to wedding parties that already have deposits down. It really would not make sense and I sure somewhere that would have to be a way around this. This just sounds absolutely absurd. We only have 1 child coming (7 months), but I am going to e-mail my travel agent and see what it is all about. I don't have time to change resort, etc..I am 2 months away to the big day!



    #132 charlong

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      Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:56 PM

      Ah.. July 1, 2013...That doesn't affect me, I hope it works out for you :)



      #133 StephG2013

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        Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

        Hi Charlong,

         

        I know the feeling those are usually the same responses that i get...except i hear the prices are coming soon...its been like 6 months and i still don't have the "official" prices!! I'm just shy of 5 months away now from the big day so i'm getting to the point where i want to start making some decisions which is difficult with no confirmed prices. Luckily, i just read a review of a bride from the UK on trip advisor and i e-mailed her to ask her some questions. She was extremely helpful and its nice hearing from someone who was just there. SHe said that the hotel has only one wedding a day so you can pick your ceremony for any time. I asked her about what she did between ceremony and and dinner/reception and she said they had drinks at the lobby bar and they were able to stay at their restaurant until 10 p.m. After that the public beach was supposed to be open for the dsico however when they got there it was completely empty. The resort said there was a beach party everynight but she said that was not true its only on Friday. Luckily this didn't impact them and they still had a great time but if this is something that you're counting on for the after party it could be a dissapointment. However, she did say that Simona was amazing and did a fantastic job and she was really happy with everything. She said they do their best once you're there to do everything you want so i'm hoping that she will accomodate whatever we need once we arrive including making sure the disco is open!

         

        I've just e-mailed her a second time with more questions and i will share her responses.



        #134 Meghan M

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          Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:55 PM

          Hello,

           

          We are heading to Cayo Levantado in about 10 days for our wedding! We have had a really hard time getting information from the resort So it is great to hear they take care of everything when you get there.  I'm just wondering what happens for the reception, after dinner, where does the dance take place?  I've been told we have to leave the restaurant by 10 and there is a show at the beach bar??  We are just confused, we would like to have a dance/reception that goes latter into the night, any thoughts?



          #135 Peach

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            Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

            Originally Posted by Meghan M 

            Hello,

             

            We are heading to Cayo Levantado in about 10 days for our wedding! We have had a really hard time getting information from the resort So it is great to hear they take care of everything when you get there.  I'm just wondering what happens for the reception, after dinner, where does the dance take place?  I've been told we have to leave the restaurant by 10 and there is a show at the beach bar??  We are just confused, we would like to have a dance/reception that goes latter into the night, any thoughts?

            CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

            How many guests are you having? Where is your ceremony? Your dinner? So many questions!

            I have heard that the beach bar has dancing late into the night, and they are pretty accommodating, so hopefully that works out alright for you.

            Have a wonderful time, congratulations, and please come on when you get back to tell us all about it!



            #136 saucypantalon

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              Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

              Originally Posted by Meghan M 

              Hello,

               

              We are heading to Cayo Levantado in about 10 days for our wedding! We have had a really hard time getting information from the resort So it is great to hear they take care of everything when you get there.  I'm just wondering what happens for the reception, after dinner, where does the dance take place?  I've been told we have to leave the restaurant by 10 and there is a show at the beach bar??  We are just confused, we would like to have a dance/reception that goes latter into the night, any thoughts?


              Hi there,

               

              I have just been emailing back and forth with the wedding coordinator with regards to this issue.  We too want to have a dance, hence why we asked them to hire a DJ for us a while back.  We have now been told we are only allowed to be in the outdoor space until 10 and are not happy about this.  With dinner not being served until after 7pm, we are likely to get in maybe an hour of dancing?  The DJ costs $400.  This is just unacceptable.  I am waiting for a response on any other possible options and hoping there is something.  She also told us there was a show at the beach bar on the public beach side.  We're not asking our guests to make the trek over there and besides that, it won't be private.  I'm really, really hoping there is something they can do to accommodate us.  I will let you know when I hear back again.



              #137 charlong

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                Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

                Have you had any luck with getting any answers to your questions since this post?

                #138 Meghan M

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                  Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:14 PM

                  Hello,

                  Yes these are the exact same issues we are having and we are leaving in 3 days! basically Im going to deal with it when I get there, and pretty much say we want a private reception and thats not negotiable, Im sure they can find a space for us.

                  I will also let you know what we figure out! 



                  #139 saucypantalon

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                    Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

                    Originally Posted by Meghan M 

                    Hello,

                    Yes these are the exact same issues we are having and we are leaving in 3 days! basically Im going to deal with it when I get there, and pretty much say we want a private reception and thats not negotiable, Im sure they can find a space for us.

                    I will also let you know what we figure out! 


                    Wow!  3 days?!  Exciting!!  Good luck and let us know how everything turned out.  Have a great trip and wedding!



                    #140 Barash

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                      Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

                      Hey, I am new in here and find this forum extremely useful!

                       

                      We are planning our wedding for early April 2013. In fact that's gonna be our 5th anniversary, but we never had a ceremony and celebration with family & friends. As well as the honeymoon. :) I was looking at Punta Cana resorts at first, but when I accidentally saw BP Cayo Levantado, I simply fell in love with it.

                       

                      Since we are already married, I want a really small ceremony, and I don't want any special arrangements for the reception. We want our friend to hold the ceremony. You know, just like Joey in "Friends". :)

                       

                      I was trying to get the information from the wedding coordinator Amaradai (at coordinadorgruposbpcle@bahia-principe.com) regarding our specific needs, but it's been a week, and I haven't received any answer yet. I saw that unfortunately it's normal for them to be very slow to respond.

                       

                      Maybe any of you have the answers?

                      Basically what I'm trying to find out is the price for the bamboo gazebo/arch for the beach.

                      - How much is the bride's make up.

                      - Who is the photographer.

                       

                      Photography is rather important to me. I was looking at HDC photo as an option. But once again, I've got no idea if they take a fee for the photographer you bring on site.

                       

                      Those of you who called the hotel, was it simple and easy? Or is it worth it waiting for their email? From what I've read, the date reservation is made by email anyway...






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