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Newbies from UK, want to get married july 2011 in Dominican republic

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#1 bailey10

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    Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:23 AM

    hello all,  we're from the uk, trying to get ideas of locations to get married in the dominican republic, we want to get married 4th July 2011, and dont know where to start, so many places, so many choices.


    any ideas and help welcome.


    #2 tgallo

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      Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:58 AM

      Hey there! 

      Welcome and Congrats! 


      The forum has tons of threads that you can read from people who have decided or are still deciding where they want to have their wedding! Browse around and ask tons of questions! 


      Happy reading! 

      #3 JanineA

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        Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:41 PM

        Hello there welcome to the forum and congrats!! Working with a Travel Agent is always a good place to start narrowing down your choice of resort. Also just try browsing around the forum and reading through threads from other brides marrying in DR, you'll definitely stumble upon lots of info. Good luck and happy planning!

        #4 Sallee

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          Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:57 AM

          Congratulations !!!


          Good to see another UK bride here. Have you looked into any resorts?

          #5 bailey10

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            Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:17 AM

            hi there, first i would like to thank you so much for your reply's and warm welcomes


            we have been looking at soooo many and now they seem to look the same. getting really confused. we dont have a very big budget, but the problem we have is its going to cost loads, there is only 4 of us going so that will cut down costs a little.


            The only real things i'm asking for is my wedding to be on the beach, white sand and  turquoise blue sea, oh how i can picture it now, its my dream and so far it seams to be all it is,

            Any ideas of a a nice resort/hotel that will not cost the earth that can offer this would be great.

            #6 bailey10

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              Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:26 AM

              hi all,

              i would first like to say thank you for all your replies and very warm welcomes,

              we have been looking at SO many they are starting to all look the same.

              we don't have a huge budget, but then who does now.

              there are only the 4 of us going to try keep costs down,

              the only thing i am asking is that i can get married on the beach.white sand, turquoise sea, oh how i can picture it now, what a dream,

              any ideas of resorts/hotels that wont cost the earth would be more than welcome

              #7 Sallee

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                Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:39 AM

                have you looked at thomson & thomas cook wedding brochures to get an idea of prices?


                We have booked our holiday through portland and Im organising the wedding direct with the resort as this was my cheapest option. We are only having 2 guests also

                #8 bailey10

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                  Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:39 AM

                  we have looked through thomas cook, first choice and virgin wedding broushers and they have some great ideas.

                  i can get cheaper hotel prices by booking online, and i'm a little unsure about the booking wedding package diret with the hotel/resort. do they sort everything out or is there other people you have to contact.?

                  could i please ask how you do this ? do you just call them or do you have to get intouch with a company. ie thomson, first choice.


                  ive read that you have to book your holiday then arrange the wedding?


                  i was worried if i booked a holiday first, then i could not arrange the wedding.


                   i just dont know where to start lol.


                  thank you for your help and when is your big day?


                  sorry for the 20 questions

                  #9 josietoms

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                    Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:37 PM

                    Just hijacking your thread slightly - I am getting Married in Mexico but if you go thru any of the main high street TA you just book a holiday as you normally would and then they add the wedding on as an addition.  We bkd with Thomson and the deposit was only £50 for the wedding.  It works about £400 more booking thru Thomson than it did bking direct. The only thing I would say is if you book direct with a TA you are covered for any eventualities and they would reschedule it if you had any problems such as the volcano erupting again!!  You wouldnt be if you bkd the wedding direct with the hotel.


                    Maybe search tripadvisor as well as they have honest pictures of the hotels and venues as well.  They will also tell you what is best value.


                    Good luck and happy planning :-)))

                    Josie x

                    #10 bailey10

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                      Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:54 AM

                      thank you Josietoms for your reply and advice,

                      been looking into getting married in the DR but it seems to be coming out more expensive and complicated than some other places, there are loads of legal costs. one TA quoted prices from £650 and another said £1200  but then was told other destinations legal cost were about £500,

                      worried about getting it all booked then finding hidden fees that we just don't have the money for, were are now considering other destinations in the world.


                      please help anyone

                      all we ask is white sand, turquoise sea and to get married on the beach,  but finding it really hard on a budget

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