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@Huskergirl9 - you could always email Hildebranda whenver you like if you have ideas of things you want included. She should send you a questionnaire to complete before you go as well.

 

We found the Wi-Fi worked fine... sometimes you would get logged out and just have to log back in. Ours was included, however, my mom thinks they paid about $45 for the week.

 

As for the wedding packages, they did go up. We paid $4200 US for the Tangerine Package but the 2013 price was $4000. Also, the prices for Tropical Pictures went up.

 

Best of luck to all future brides!

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Where has everyone purchased there shoes from? Currently looking and can not find anything. Looking for shoes in the color of my bridesmaid dresses possibly

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The world truly is very small! Yesterday I was tagged in a post on Instagram by my sorority sister. Her cousin recently attended a wedding at BBPD and he was a guest at Miss.Jali's wedding! I won't repost the pictures here out of privacy for her and her guest but she looked goregous and from what I saw her guests had an amazing time. Her guest who made the instagram post said "Amazing hotel if you need one in DR. Food, service, and people were great. ZERO complaints." 

 

Since I haven't visited the resort it was comforting to know that an acquaintance had such a great experience with our wedding resort. Just wanted to share since Miss. Jali has been so helpful and active on this forum. I can't wait to read her review.  

Tina who??? Whoo?? I promise to write my review tonight. Just been busy with apartment hunting

Haha nevermind tina, diana is your soror! Her brother went to school with me and her cousin is also getting married at bbpd in July and that's my friend too! Small world indeed! I sent you a follow request in insta

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So here's my long awaited review:

I got married at BBPD on March 8, 2014 on the pier. We had about 55 pple total. We arrived on Thursday March 6, 2014 and had originally booked the jr suite deluxe club premium room and received our automatic upgrade to the master suite oceanview. I met with Ramona that day (Susana was my original WC but she is gone now), dropped off the wedding materials and went over last minute details. We ended up on the pier for the ceremony and Bar Higuey for the reception. I spent the next day just greeting guests and doing my favors. 

 

Wedding Day:

I went to the spa at 1:30 to start getting ready for my big day. I did my manicure as my nails were chipped and my hair and makeup. I was ready by 4pm when HDC Photos walked into the spa and asked my BM to direct them to the bridal suite (where I got ready). I got the photo and video service from them and paid the vendor fee. I can't remember the videographer's name but Merlyn was the photographer. Both were great. Very patient and friendly. My wedding started late as Ramona couldn't find Pastor York (there were 2 other weddings there, so be sure to communicate with Pastor York about where your ceremony is, the resort is huge, and I had to pay a day pass for him). My ceremony on the pier was BEAUTIFUL. People can't stop raving about Pastor York and his service.

 

I did not do a cocktail hour and I am so happy that I didn't pay for it, b/c my guests never left the beach as we did the photo sessions (just like I knew dominicans wouldn't), they stayed and took their own photos. My reception started at 7 at Bar Higuey and I had the DJ/MC package with DJ Mannia. My MC was German the Mexican. He was so great with keeping track of the time and keeping me on schedule and very helpful with some last minute song changes and cutting out the bouquet/garter toss. 

 

Dinner was great, most of my guests chose the beef and were happy for it. Most people who chose chicken wish they chose the beef. The creme brulee is to die for. After dinner, German announced that everyone had to come to the dance floor, or there will be no music played. Everyone came to the dance floor and we danced the night away. We did extend the reception as we did the crazy hour. And I am so happy for the crazy hour. My husband's family is from St. Vincent so we had a mini carnaval! My only regret was I was too busy dancing and didnt eat cake and I didn't pay to keep HDC Photos there the whole time and now i wish i had prof photos of the crazy hour.

 

I have no complaints. I want to get married again next year! Everyone had a blast and I'm a little biased but really you girls did choose the best resort. You get what you pay for and you will not be disappointed I promise!

 

I'm sure there are a million questions I haven't answered. I'm mostly on FB now so you girls can look me up if you have any questions. My FB name is Jalitza Poveda Toussaint.

 

Here is the blog that HDC recently did for me:

http://www.hdcphoto.com/jalitza-shemels-wedding-barcelo-palace-deluxe-punta-cana/

 

and the rest of my photos:

www.jalimelwedding.shutterfly.com

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Thank you so much @@MissJali, I've been anxiously awaiting your review since I'm getting married next month. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us, they are great!

 

Few questions:

 

1) Did you arrange for the day pass prior to Pastor York's arrival or did they add it to your bill?

2) Did your guest need to pick their meals prior to arrival or would they take their order at dinner?

3) Did your vendor fee for HDC cover the TTD session?

 

Congrats again,

 

Vicmary

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 @@DrVic, Thank you so much! I answered your questions in red. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you so much @@MissJali, I've been anxiously awaiting your review since I'm getting married next month. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us, they are great!

 

Few questions:

 

1) Did you arrange for the day pass prior to Pastor York's arrival or did they add it to your bill?   When I finalized everything at my meeting with Ramona, it was added to my invoice.

2) Did your guest need to pick their meals prior to arrival or would they take their order at dinner? They need to know at least a day ahead of time. What I suggest you do is start getting people's choices now and creating an excel sheet with their name and food choice, which made it easier for Ramona to know who wanted what.

3) Did your vendor fee for HDC cover the TTD session? I guess it did. Merlyn just came to the resort and we walked off the resort on the shore for pics and came back to the pool. I had no issues with reception that day. Good thing too!

 

Congrats again,

 

Vicmary

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Hello ladies!

 

My fiancé and I are getting married at BBPD next June - I have just a few questions!

 

Can someone send me the "extras" list with centerpiece options?

 

Also, how much does the DJ cost for 3 hours?

 

This blog has been so helpful - looking forward to chatting with you guys :) 

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Hey ladies,

 

I am back after an amazing two weeks in DR for my wedding and my honeymoon in Aruba!! I promise I have a very lengthy review (and pics!) I'm going to work on and post in a few days. Let me just say, it feels like I'm just waking up from a dream!! :)

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