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Parrish,

 

It definitely got breezy at night but still very comfortable.  I think between 6-10pm it will still be very pleasant, even off shore.

 

ncordero,

 

We used these for our invites (hopefully the link shows up - if not, we used weddingpaperdivas.com and the name of the invites were sea stars):  http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/product/1485/signature_white_wedding_invitations_sea_stars.html.  And we used the picture in my avatar as our save the date!

 

disazaja,

 

We bought our tickets about 5 months in advance, in early November.  I think most of our guests started booking after the new year, so within 4 months.  We kept an eye on air fares throughout - they did not seem to go down as it got closer.  In fact, when we first started planning after we got engaged, around September, airfare was even cheaper then.  I would recommend guests booking as soon as they know they want to go.

 

newbride,  

 

Here are some pics that show Bar Higuey from different angles:

 

 

 

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View from the walkway

 

 

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View from Bar Higuey looking back at the walkway and the main hallway

 

 

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View looking toward the bar

 

 

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View from bar looking back toward walkway (and us dancing with our moms!)

 

 

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View looking down walkway into Bar Higuey

 

Hope those help!

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sunny55143, everything you have posted has been a big help!  I am down to only 4 weeks until we leave and still so much to do, ugh.  I just had a couple more questions for you if you don't mind...

 

 - Did you have programs made up for the reception with the menu you chose?  Or ceremony programs also?  

 - Did you also have an itinerary for your guests made up with different events you are doing throughout your stay?

 - If not, how did you let your guests know what you'd be doing each day or arrange group get-togethers?

 

I am torn because I want to spend time with our guests throughout the week, but I also want to make our guests vacation their own, and don't want them to feel forced to do what we do.  I am also hesitant to plan any excursions in advance in case it rains.  Any input would be greatly appreciated!  

 

Thanks!

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mtrevena,

 

We were not planning on having menu cards made up for the reception.  Marlene actually provided them for us, which was unexpected - we hadn't even discussed that with her.  So that was a pleasant surprise when we sat down to dinner.

 

We were also not planning on doing ceremony programs either since it was going to be short and sweet.  We said if we had time the week or two before we left, we would attempt to design some.  Well, I ended up feeling creative at the last minute, we made these fan programs:

 

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We did have an itinerary for our guests.  It was included in our welcome bags.  The itinerary was also up on our website in case we were unable to catch guests as they arrived.  We also struggled with wanting to give our guests free time to enjoy their vacay, as well as have some planned events for them so that they knew we were really excited to have them there.  As I have mentioned in this thread, I felt we had the perfect mix of free time and planned stuff.

 

You must be so excited to leave soon!  Those last few weeks were both so stressful but so filled with anticipation.  Everything will work out and once you are down there, you'll be so enamored by everything that all of those little worries will melt away.

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Parrish,

 

here are the prices for hair and make up. I am attaching the complete file.

 

Hair Styling for Brides: 70 USD - 80 minutes

Hair Styling (short hair): 60 USD 50 minutes

Hair Styling (long hair): 70 USD - 80 minutes

Shampoo & Blow Dry (short hair): 50 USd - 50 minutes

Shampoo & Blow Dry (Long Hair): 70 USD - 80 minutes

Makeup: 60 USD - 50 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

Spa Prices.pdf

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Hello Future BBPD Brides :) I'm next in line, my wedding is on Saturday 9-29-2012 and I'm leaving tomorrow to DR...I'm happy and nervous all at the same time, I'm all packed, I have a meeting tomorrow with Susana...we are suppose to finish all the final details at this meeting ;) I hope everything turns out the way I imagine it...I'm also praying for a beautiful sunny day because the ceremony is at the Gazebo by the beach. I'll take lots of pictures and post them on our wedding Facebook page so if you would like to see them just add me jgwedding2012 on Facebook...just let me know your from the Barceló Bavaro Forum...so I make sure to add you! Wish me luck!!! Thank You for all the information you girls have shared it really helps when planning a destination wedding to share experiences this way we can all learn from each other ;) Take Care and Good Luck... Julissa Corona

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