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Natalie:

 

This vendor sells the small 1 ounce pouches of coffee for $0.99. They however dont have a whole lot in stock now. She said she anticipates getting a big order in the 3rd week of March. Her name is Esmirna and her email is customer.service@dominicancreations.com. I also included the website, they have a bunch of other things that might work for your group. Check em out.  

 

http://dominicancreations.com/Santo-Domingo-Coffee-1-ounce-pouches.html

 

Hope that helps!

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I want to get going on my pre travel info to be mailed to guests that are coming. Few questions to all: Do men have to wear pants and closed toe shoes to the dinner restaurants? I know most girls will wear dresses, but for those that may want to wear nice shorts or a nice top with jeans and heels is that acceptable as well? Were there any items you forgot to bring that you couldn't find or was up charged buying at the hotel? Do we need bug spray? Was the transfer from the airport through the hotels company just to bbpd or dropped off other guests along the way to other hotels? How did you guys describe your wedding day dress code? I don't want people in jean shorts obviously but not black ties either. Thanks in advance!

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I am new to this website, and I have to say, you ladies who have posted are amazing!! I am getting married at BBPD in January 2014, and since I have never been there before, I have tons of questions! One concern I have is my agent just offered the date I want with a wedding time of 11 AM. This seems way too early for me (and the rest of my guests & wedding party). I cannot imagine being ready (hair, makeup, dressed, etc.) that early without feeling super rushed and stressed. Also, what would my guests do during the time between the ceremony & the evening reception! Most posts I've read say the weddings were at 4 or 5 PM.... I would appreciate all and any feedback related to times.

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I am hoping there are some brides willing to share a few pictures of the location of their wedding and reception with me (email?). Without being able to visit BBPD in advance, I am having a very hard time deciding where to hold everything as it is hard to know without seeing. I would love a beach ceremony but am worried about onlookers. Therefore, we are leaning towards the garden gazebo for our ceremony. We are also interested in hearing more about the rooftop deck or even the garden area next to the convention center. For our reception, our first choice is to have it at the Bar Higuey but we are interested in hearing more about the Palapa on the beach. Please help!!!

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Natalie, men do have to wear long pants to dinner. but as far as women, they could wear shorts, dresses, etc. most womem are usually dressed for the night for dinner. so a lot will wear heels, dresses etc. closed toe shoes for men is not a big deal but the pants are. I think for my wedding day dress code, im telling everyone "miami chic" meaning like chinos, khaki pants, linen pants, button down shirt or a polo shirt for men and like nice cool dresses for the women. candacey, you DO NOT want an 11 am ceremony! it's too hot and too crowded on the beach at that time. Iwould ask your wc to change it to the afternoon. Why would your travel agent do that? they shouldhave come to you first regarding a time!

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High ladies, i havent been here in a while, but wanted to share since this forum helped me make so many decisions. (still on honeymoon lol) Just wrote a long review and deleted right before posting.... Ughhh So here is the shorter version. Wedding was Nov 2nd at 5pm Package: tangerine Ceremony: rooftop deck (totally worth the extra $500) Reception: bar higuey (perfect) Susana... Best wedding coordinator in the world! Trust her, she totally knows what she is doing Centerpieces: I paid ($75 a piece times 5 tables) people loved them and couldn't stop talking about the decor (which included the Tiffany chairs at an added cost of $5 per chair) Food: I went with the buffet (it's based on a 40 person minimum). I only had 33, so I paid extra and there was a lot of food left over, but my guests loooved the food, Pictures: I was terrified of using someone I didn't know, but tropical pics was amazing! Malena was our photographer and Santiago our videographer Excursions: zip lining.... Way fun and guests loved! DJ: we used the package with the MC and it was totally worth it. Highly recommend upgrading to club premium... A few perks plus wifi included. Hair/ makeup: it was included, but I used to be in beauty industry so I'm very picky about it (specially for my wedding) Lady at spa was very sweet and tried doing it, but I ended up finishing my hair and makeup which was totally ok with me. They don't have too much variety in colors, so if you have a specific look you want, bring your own makeup. I went to MAC, had my lady do my wedding makeup, then had her teach me to do it just the same. Dinners: have your WC reserve a week ahead of time.... They book fast Can't think of anything else of the top of my head, but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at teamtunner@gmail.com or message me on our Facebook fan page. Tons of pics on (over 200) on our fanpage at www.facebook.com/teamtunner . These are the professional ones by tropical pics Happy planning!
Can you please tell me more about the rooftop ceremony (size, features, etc.)? It sounds cool. Thanks!

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Candacey: I have a few pictures I can share from our site visit last February, whats your email address? Also I would say although there may be a few onlookers for a beach ceremony the gazebo is literally in the middle of the resort. There are a ton of people who are walking through this area to get to and from the beach and resort area. I think the garden area is probably your most private area in terms of ceremony. As you may know I dont believe the rooftop area is an option for the reception but it is an option for the cocktail hour for an additional $500. There is also an additional fee to hold the reception on the beach and keep in mind things such as the dance floor and lighting are all extras. 11:00 is wayyy to early and I would def be up in arms about being forced to do it at that time. Unless your having a catholic ceremony and this is the only time the priest is available I would opt for a 4-5 ceremony. As you mentioned what would your guests do all day long until your evening reception?

 

Natalie: I am also working on our pre-travel brochure and some things I included that you may want to include is that although the reservation is paid in full the resort keeps a card on file for incididentals. They DO NOT however put a hold on it, they just keep it on file. Dont forget the $10 entrance fee into DR as well contacting banking/cc companies to advise of international travel to avoid a hold on the cards. Also encourage guests to make reservations as they check in b/c they get full real quick...FYI:

 

Dinner reservations for the specialty restaurants can be made once guests check in. Barcelo limits the number of dinner reservations made depending on your number of nights stay.

For example:

for 6 & 7 night stay, guests are allowed 4 dinner reservations

for 5 night stay, guests are allowed 3 dinner reservations

for 4 night stay, guests are allowed 2 dinner reservations

 

MissJali: I know your not getting married until next year but I have to tell you airfare from NYC is outrageous, I would jump on it as soon as they go on sale. We brought a few months ago which was still about 5-6 months out and we still paid close to $600rt pp!

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