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#1121 trivera5521

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    Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

    Miss Jali, yes I booked with liberty and a big reason why was because my guests were able to put a $50 deposit down and pay it lil by lil which was a huge benefit. They crossed referenced their prices with the barcelo prices so my guests got the early booking rates. I found that cheap carribean.com was only a few dollars cheaper in most cases to what liberty quoted. Also although I did my own StD they offer free personalized ones to all brides and includes the TA contact info. Of course airfare had to be paid in full and I would highly suggest if flying out of NY jumped on anything you see less than $500 rt. I saw airfare for $480 back in November and regretfully didn't jump on it and it cost me nearly $200 more per ticket!

     

    Mvee: they don't allow outside vendors without paying a $1300 fee. You can however bring your photographer with you as long as they are staying at the resort and counted as a guest. They are contracted with Tropical Pictures and you can ck em out on FB. They do allow you to bring your own decorations and offer both buffet and side down dinners. Buffet is what is typically included in the package n the played is at an additional cost. I did a site visit and for me I loved that the resort had so much to offer and was super family friendly. We have a 2 year old so this was important to us. Also everything was well maintained and the grounds were beautiful. The WC was very nice and knowledgable, oh and the resort was one of the more affordable ones on my list. Good luck and happy planning:) 



    #1122 MissJali

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      Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

      Thanks Tamara, I will keep you updated. I'm from DR so there's no way in you know what, that quote was going to fly with me. And that was from destinationweddings.com. I am also waiting to hear back from Apple Vacations. I can't believe she even tried to quote me $1500 pp for 7 nights no air included lol



      #1123 MissJali

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        Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

        Mvee, I originally stayed at BBPD in March 2009 with my parents for my mom's birthday and we just absolutely fell in love. My parents had stayed at this resort back in the early 2000s and they were impressed with the renovations and definitely the premium services. I fell in love with the Club Premium also, definitely a ton of perks and the pier that they have (where I'm having my ceremony) and just knew that I would have my wedding here. It didn't hurt that I got engaged in the Barcelo Punta Cana last year either lol.



        #1124 mvee1025

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          Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

          Thank you both for the feedback. Is this on the same property as riu bambu? 1300 seems a but hi for outside vendors. Is that per vendor? I know a photographer based out of PC that I would live to use.

          #1125 Yarialta

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            Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

            Hi JuliBee Im getting married a few days after you on april 11 @3pm Also having a Catholic ceremony and i wanted to know if your dress was strapless if so are you wearing a cover during the ceremony

            #1126 nykat57

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              Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:12 AM

              Originally Posted by MissJali 

              I am shopping around. I'm waiting for this chick to get back to me. B/c if it doesn't...I definitely rather book people myself through cheapcaribbean.com. Screw that! I know how "plain" those deluxe rooms are!

              Since the deluxe rooms are located near the golf course they are further away from the beach.  A friend of mine stayed here last year and said it was about a 10 minute walk to the beach from the deluxe rooms, but you also have the "Barcelo trolleys" that come around frequently. 



              #1127 natalieblev

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                Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:26 AM

                Miss Jali-

                I will not even go into my situation with having a TA, but I will say the best thing you can do for your guests is not use one!  Online websites like the ones you mentioned, plus resortvacationstogo.com have great deals (and include taxes) and sometimes they have AMAZING deals. Just two weeks ago our resort was the "deal of the week" on cheapcarribean.com and the room we reserved back in August through our TA was 1000 dollars cheaper then what we paid!! TAs make money off of your room bookings so they are always more. Dont do it! It is stressful, your guests have access to a computer and will price compare...you will feel like your guests are being overcharged, you have to fight to get the better price, etc etc. And honestly you are going to look for prices yourself because you care about your guests...you will constantly check the flights, the online resort sites...so in essence you will be the TA...and your guests will end up getting better prices hands down!



                #1128 natalieblev

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                  Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

                  I just have a question for any of you who have been to PC before.

                  For favors I want to do DR chocolate, coffee and cigar. 

                  We are planning on purchasing a box of cigars from the local market when we get down there, and the Tamara provided me with a great website for the DR coffee...but for the chocolates....I got a quote from a PC company for 3 truffles for 5$ (so around 170 for our guests) do you think this is a good price or should i just wait to get down there and buy the chocolate at the local market? I know they will package it nicely and deliver to the hotel so that is a plus! 



                  #1129 MissJali

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                    Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:06 AM

                    Oh thank you for backing me up Natalie. I'm to the point where I feel like telling everyone book whenever they can but how will i get a head count? Most of my family are serial vacationers anyway and will definitely not use a TA. 



                    #1130 candacey

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                    Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

                    I just received my invoice and it's $4200 for the tangerine sunset package. The brochure I have stated $4000. I assume they are upping the price for 2014, but I was wanting to confirm other 2014 brides have been given this amount...?




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