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Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

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#1441 MissJali

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    Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:40 AM

    Originally Posted by trivera5521 

    Thanks for the great review!! Did you see any beach weddings? Thoughts on that location? Do they serve food or apps at Bar Carey? Did she mention anything about the food options and how they handle that at the reception? Did you have any services done at the spa?

    Hi T!!! I didn't see any beach weddings, probably because i was there midweek. Wahh!!! I would've loved to see that and a pier wedding. Towards the back of the Bar Carey, I saw a few trays set up and guests grabbing a few apps from back there but not sure a lot of people knew to go back there. I sure didn't until i saw someone go back there. Susana gave me the menu and told me the same thing we knew...any other food option besides the main one we choose is extra. She did not mention anything about stupid place cards with the guest's food option (I read your post) and actually she probably had just finished speaking with you or something before we walked in. LOL If i were you, i'd say screw the place cards, let her deal with it! I didn't have anything services done at the spa, I decided to be a good girl and not indulge too much as I'm going balls out on everything for the wedding. BBPD won't know what hit them! LOL

    #1442 MissJali

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      Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:40 AM

      Originally Posted by Jcastro0124 

      Hello Ladies!


      I have officially finished reading all of your HELPFUL posts! I'm super excited for my time to come! lol


      I'm a May 2014 bride! Can't wait to share all the planning procedure with all of you girls!


      Congrats to all!

      Congrats JCastro and Welcome!!!!

      #1443 Jcastro0124

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        Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:00 PM



        I'm also having a symbolic ceremony at the pier, so I'm looking forward to seeing your review on everything! I picked the pier because of the many reviews about the beach ceremony not being private enough. I want bar H for my reception, but still waiting on confirmation on that.  


        I'm mainly in contact with Hidelbranda and honestly have had great response time on my million questions! lol

        #1444 SoonMrsD

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          Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

          Is anyone on this thread doing a wedding for a larger party such as 100 people, my Fiance is in love with this place and I'm so scared about picking it before I look elsewhere ha ha


          Thanks , any info would be appreciated.


          He loves the idea of the cocktail reception on the rooftop, any have any info?



          #1445 candacey

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          Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

          MissJali, thanks for the review and the pointers! My FI will be happy to know where to find good calamari! Parrish, congratulations and thank you also! Your pictures are great and you look beautiful!! I love the look of the beach reception! I have a couple questions for you, if you don't mind... Did you book your snorkeling excursion online? Did you supply the blue ribbon on your cake? Did the resort provide the vases filled with water & flowers? Was the champagne toast during the ceremony part of your package or something extra? I like this idea! Thanks again!

          #1446 natalieblev

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            Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:53 PM

            Hi Parrish! Congratulations! Your wedding was beautiful and I love your dress!! THe beach reception is something I really never had any interest in, but seeing your pictures I see just how beautiful and romantic it is!! Thanks so much for your review! I am currently working with Anders and he is so awesome! We had to cancel our private boat excursion because not enough guests will rsvp, but im still hoping once we get down there it will work out! Also I am doing a garden wedding and I am HOPING the peacocks will be there when I am!! So awesome! 

            Thanks again and so glad it all works out great! 

            #1447 natalieblev

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              Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

              Thanks for the review Miss Jali! Sounds like you had a great time!! It is 50 degrees in Chicago right now so I am COUNTING down the days to hit the beaches and pool next month!! Thanks for the description of Bar Carey...that is also where I have decided to do welcome cocktails and Im so glad to hear you loved it. 


              All you ladies are making me so excited! I am almost done with all the details and ready to just relax!! 

              #1448 Parrish

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                Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

                Hey, We did not have place cards. I made a seating chart with table numbers and names listed under them and framed it. They provided the table numbers. They also provided a printed menu with our wedding date and names, and I did not know they were going that so it was a nice surprise. I worked with Marlene through e mail but Hildabranda was with me during out meeting and most of the wedding day. She did great, has just started last month. I brought my own ribbon for the bouquets and the ribbon on the cake looked identical, but I do not know if they did it or if they used the stuff I brought. The glass vases at the ceremoney were provided and I did not know they would be there, so another nice surprise. We used Anders with group palmera for snorkling and booked through e mail before we left. We had a private boat and everyone met in the lobby the day before to pay him. The champaigne toat is provided in the tangerine package. It is usually done after the ceremoney, but we wanted something unique in the ceremoney so we put it in. No charge and they handed it out for us. The three peice band did a nice job. I think they played the theme song to the Godfather as we walked out, but no one really noticed and it sounded nice. The beach reception was not our first choice until we saw pictures of the glowing tables then we fell in love. It turned out better then we thought. Good luck!

                #1449 Reign14

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                Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

                Parrish and MissJali...  Awesome reviews ladies!!! I'm so happy you both had all positive things to say! 



                So you both mentioned it's blazing hot on the rooftop. What time would you say the ceremony would need to be held in order for it not the be unbearable? 6PM? I'm also thinking of maybe having fans and/or parasols for my guests. Think that would work? I just love that location so much. And I figure the ceremony isn't that long.

                #1450 Parrish

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                  Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:53 PM

                  Honestly it really never cooled down at night while we were there. The sun was beating down on the rooftop for the ceremony we watched from bar Carey around 6ish. However it is hot no matter where you are so if you love it I would say go for it. The ceremony does not last hours! Also it called for 40 percent chance of rain the last 3 days we were there and did not rain any of those days. Only one night if rain from about 5-630. There was usually some nice cloud cover that would come and go.

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