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Well my WC told me its pretty big and not that crowded since its near the lobby, no reservations but I'm sure your WC can save you a certain area so something like that. I am doing this on a Friday so the night before my wedding but before dinner so people can get their goody bags, some drinks and go drop their stuff of at their room then go to dinner and get some rest or wake up with sunglasses and a hangover haha .... We are doing Strikers the day after the wedding since it's Sunday Funday and my FI already has it planned haha

Hello, Carry Bar is very large and usually not crowded. It can probably fit about 150 people or maybe even more. I don't think you can reserve but worth asking. It is a beautifully designed lounge with large selection of drinks, lounge chairs and piano. 

 

My guests met there before the rehearsal dinner and before the wedding activities and it is good place to start a party. 

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Hi! I think there was a past bride who mentioned tipping $100 for WC, dj, whoever else you want to tip. that was of course maybe a wedding last year or two? I don't remember and this thread is def too long too back read. Hehe. I do agree with the current brides to tip 200 for WC and maybe a present. No idea what present yet but just to say thanks :)

We were not sure how much to tip so we tipped WD $60. Sounds like it was too low compared to what others tipped. 

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Hi everyone!

 

My fiance and I are currently choosing between BBPD and two resorts in DR for October/Nov 2014. I was wondering if anyone is planning a huge destination wedding like we are, 100-150 guests, and how it all worked out for you. It seems like since our party is so big we are going to have to use the ballroom for our reception. Any tips on how to lower costs for such a huge wedding but still have a personalized wedding and make guests leave with a lasting impression?

Wow, thats a large wedding! BBPD is great for large groups because it is huge and all the amenities and restaurants can accommodate large groups. We had great time but the general services at the resort is not up to par so you might have a lot of complaints from your guests. 

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Hi everyone!

 

My fiance and I are currently choosing between BBPD and two resorts in DR for October/Nov 2014. I was wondering if anyone is planning a huge destination wedding like we are, 100-150 guests, and how it all worked out for you. It seems like since our party is so big we are going to have to use the ballroom for our reception. Any tips on how to lower costs for such a huge wedding but still have a personalized wedding and make guests leave with a lasting impression?

@Tina G Hey hun!  Congrats and happy planning!  We're getting married at the BBPD November 2014. But our guess list is closer to 50.  We're opting to try and bring a vintage chic theme for our wedding.  So in doing so, instead of paying for expensive centre pieces and decorations we're bringing majority of our own.  Lots of work but I am sure it will definitely create a personal touch and definitely leave a lasting impression.  Hopefully that is.  Haha.

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Thank you all! I would love to upload pictures but cannot figure out how to do it here. Can one of you please provide instructions? :)

@Mary123  in the "reply" section there are two rows of buttons.  Click on the button that looks like 2 mountains and a sun.  If you just hover over the button it will say "insert image".  Hope that helps!  Can't wait to see them!

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Wow, thats a large wedding! BBPD is great for large groups because it is huge and all the amenities and restaurants can accommodate large groups. We had great time but the general services at the resort is not up to par so you might have a lot of complaints from your guests. 

 

 

Hi Mary! Congratulations on your wedding I wish you nothing but the best <3 

 

Yes, our guest list huge and no matter what I do it doesn't diminish. I am Dominican and have a lot of family members. Its a blessing and curse! I am glad to hear that they can truly accommodate such a large wedding, however I am a bit concerned when you mentioned that the general services aren't up to par. What exactly do you mean? Did your guests have any complaints about the resort?

 

Our travel agent just informed us of all the stuff we can get comp'd if we book with Hard Rock, which is newer and fancier, but for some reason I really like BBPD. I guess a lot of it has to do with all the great input from brides like you. 

 

Thanks Mary! 

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@Tina G Hey hun!  Congrats and happy planning!  We're getting married at the BBPD November 2014. But our guess list is closer to 50.  We're opting to try and bring a vintage chic theme for our wedding.  So in doing so, instead of paying for expensive centre pieces and decorations we're bringing majority of our own.  Lots of work but I am sure it will definitely create a personal touch and definitely leave a lasting impression.  Hopefully that is.  Haha.

Hey Tricia! I am glad to hear that we can bring our own stuff/center pieces. I was going back through the threads and was a bit confused. Do you know if they will put the center pieces on the table or will someone from your wedding party do that for you? Originally I wanted to have this modern glamourous wedding but my vision has changed since I bought my dress. My dress is lhas alot of lace detail and is very romantic so I am going to incorporate a lacey romantic feel info our DIY center pieces and decor. Who is your wedding planner? Have you ever been to BBPD?

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Hello, Carry Bar is very large and usually not crowded. It can probably fit about 150 people or maybe even more. I don't think you can reserve but worth asking. It is a beautifully designed lounge with large selection of drinks, lounge chairs and piano. 

 

My guests met there before the rehearsal dinner and before the wedding activities and it is good place to start a party. 

 

Good to know it fits enough people, my WC said she would take care of it and prob hold space for me or something, either way it will be before dinner so everyone can do their own thing.

 

I'm just ready to get a headcount! haha

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Hi Mary! Congratulations on your wedding I wish you nothing but the best <3 

 

Yes, our guest list huge and no matter what I do it doesn't diminish. I am Dominican and have a lot of family members. Its a blessing and curse! I am glad to hear that they can truly accommodate such a large wedding, however I am a bit concerned when you mentioned that the general services aren't up to par. What exactly do you mean? Did your guests have any complaints about the resort?

 

Our travel agent just informed us of all the stuff we can get comp'd if we book with Hard Rock, which is newer and fancier, but for some reason I really like BBPD. I guess a lot of it has to do with all the great input from brides like you. 

 

Thanks Mary! 

 

I looked into the Hard Rock and the amenities are awesome but then your guests will suffer and pay more than any other resort so you might get fewer people to attend!

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I looked into the Hard Rock and the amenities are awesome but then your guests will suffer and pay more than any other resort so you might get fewer people to attend!

I have to agree here, the wedding package doesn't really include much and everything is out of pocket and honestly, i could be a little biased, but the videos I've seen of wedding at the Hard Rock don't appear very special. Stick with BBPD!!!

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