It's funny how everyone thanked Trivera for writing her review and congratulated her but no one thanked me for taking the time out to do the same and congratulated me. My review might've not been as good as her, but it still took me a while to write it all out. I know I was not consistent in posting anything much, but it was still a big post for what I wrote, so it would've been nice to be acknowledged of that. Forgive me if it sounds like I'm PMSing, but that's just my thought. Anyway, I will not let this stop me from continuing to try to help out future brides.
So, if anyone cares...here's a link to some pictures my brother took:
It has some shots of Bar Higuey. I'm still waiting on the professional pictures from my photographer.
A tip for those of you doing a symbolic wedding - after your ceremony is over, and you sign the certificate there, REMEMBER to take it from your master of ceremony or assign someone to take that certificate right away and keep it!! I was so caught up in my ceremony after it was over, the guy gave the certificate back to the wedding coordinator, Marlene, and she kept it. After the reception, she went up to me to ask when will I come by to pick up my cake topper, but DID NOT say anything about the certificate!! I had no idea she had it! I thought, since it was just a cake topper (which I didn't pay for much), and I was so busy, I didn't take my time out the rest of the trip to drop by her office to pick it up. HAD SHE TOLD ME that she also have my certificate, I would've for sure made time to drop by to pick that up along with the cake topper!! Now that I want that certificate back, I have to pay for shipping it back to Toronto. With DHL, it's about $50, with UPS, it's over $70!!
I came close to creating a label to have the thing shipped back to me when I remember to check the wedding package, and under Strawberry Passion package, it states the following for #3:
"Delivery of the marriage certificate by UPS."
I immediately had my friend who speak fluent spanish, to call them up to ask them why we would have to pay for the shipping charge of sending that over when it states that it's part of the package. The idea was to speak to Marlene, but Susana picked up, and according to her, they'll only be responsible for delivering the certificate if we had a legal ceremony, not a symbolic one. The package didn't specify WHAT KIND of marriage certificate!! She said she'll email me with the cost for DHL, but when I was dealing with Marlene, SHE told me that she called DHL, and was told that I have to go to a DHL from my end, and fill out some form and pay for it here first. I called up DHL here in Canada, and they said according to their system, they can't pick something up from Punta Cana to deliver back to Toronto, so I don't know how Susana will give me a quote for the shipping charge.
Quite annoyed at this whole thing right now. Technically, THEY should be incurring the shipping charge since Marlene didn't tell me she had the damn thing in the first place! Had she did, I would've just picked it up there myself when I was still there!!