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#2161 tricia-m

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:37 AM

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You can do everything through your WC, just ask her to do it for you so she can keep up to date on your needs and wants and just reach out to them. I'm bringing someone from NY, family to do my photo/video -

 

Regarding carrying and bringing wedding stuff, I'm sure you can just pay for an extra luggage but you should consider a few closest friends to bring stuff for you to avoid drama at the airport. This is what I'm doing, I mean our guests don't need to bring so much anyway so they can help by helping you with your load.

I will be bringing a lot of my own decos. And I'm banking on my entourage to help with luggage.  Like you said, they don't need to bring a lot anyways. It will just consist of bathing suites! haha.



#2162 tricia-m

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

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Hi Everyone!

New here... My sister is getting married (or hoping to LOL) at the end of this January. I have been helping her plan what started out as a simple 'beach wedding' to what now has become a bigger undertaking than either of us expected! We have gone from Atlantis to Cuba to now Punta Cana, specifically BBPD - and reading this blog has certainly confirmed for me her choice in location. HOWEVER.. we have not yet heard back from a WC and would like to start booking the hotel/flights this week! I know, rediculous as it sounds, we are moving fast and have a lot to cover over the next week. So a confirmation of date would be nice. Quick question for you ladies (as you are all SO informative!): How are you getting your guests to book their rooms/flights? We were thinking of working with Air Canada Vacations (we're in the Toronto area), and they have a package sale on now with really attactive options - offered only until the end of October. The bright side is that most of the guests are immediate family so most booking can be done in one shot. Just not sure if the resort prefers booking through their website? Anyhow, any insight would be most helpful! Thanks!!

We are booking everything with a TA.  And I think it's through Air Canada Vacations. Our guests can just contact out TA and they will set up everything for them.  It makes it easier because he keeps track of everyone calling in and the guests can ask specific questions that I wouldn't have any idea to answer.



#2163 Trish Upshall

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    Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:17 AM

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    Hi Trish... Do you think the trip was cheaper later in April because earlier in the month is spring break for a lot of kids? Mine is April 12th and I'm a little worried about the travel costs and how many people will be traveling at that time. It's the weekend before Easter, and I hear a lot of school aged kids go on spring break that week, so a lot of families tend to vacation around that time.

     

    I also hear there's a convention in town the weekend of my wedding. Not happy. Thinking of moving the date!

    Hey, we looked at dates all throughout april, we originallyw anted the first week but it was still very pricey for what we were looking for so our TA just looked for a bunch of departure dates and we found that leaving on the Monday the 21st was the cheapest for us. Just be very careful when bookin in April because they have Holy week which i believe is the week before i leave which is like the 14th to the 20th or something like that and apparently all of domincain basically shuts down, nota good timet o travel so be sure to look into that.



    #2164 NatJ

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      Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

      Hi Ladies!

       

      Have any of you dealt with LAN airlines? We are waiting on them to open up flights for our wedding date but whenever I call I keep getting different responses on when their flights will be available. We much rather go with them because they are wayyyyyy cheaper than AA and the second piece of luggage is free which is excellent for carrying wedding supplies!

       

      I have my ceremony date already reserved with the resort for June 25, 2014 but have not paid the 30% deposit b/c I'd like to wait until I can actually buy my travel package.



      #2165 SoonMrsD

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        Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

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        Hi Ladies!

         

        Have any of you dealt with LAN airlines? We are waiting on them to open up flights for our wedding date but whenever I call I keep getting different responses on when their flights will be available. We much rather go with them because they are wayyyyyy cheaper than AA and the second piece of luggage is free which is excellent for carrying wedding supplies!

         

        I have my ceremony date already reserved with the resort for June 25, 2014 but have not paid the 30% deposit b/c I'd like to wait until I can actually buy my travel package.

         

        I use LAN to fly to Ecuador all the time and they are pretty good! I had no idea they go to Punta Cana ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

        I'm so happy now if it is cheaper



        #2166 NatJ

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          Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

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          I use LAN to fly to Ecuador all the time and they are pretty good! I had no idea they go to Punta Cana ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

          I'm so happy now if it is cheaper

          They fly out of Miami to Punta Cana every Saturday and Sunday. We used them last year when we went to Punta Cana and they were great, but we purchased those tickets in September of last year for June 2013. This year its already October and their still not available for next June. Has me worried in regards to the deposit for the reception.



          #2167 SoonMrsD

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            Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:12 AM

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            They fly out of Miami to Punta Cana every Saturday and Sunday. We used them last year when we went to Punta Cana and they were great, but we purchased those tickets in September of last year for June 2013. This year its already October and their still not available for next June. Has me worried in regards to the deposit for the reception.

             

            Yeah I'm in NY and we were thinking Delta but maybe LAN might do... along with my fanily in Ecuador to fly to Punta Cana would be great! 

            Um I just looked up dates and they have availability until Labor Day next year from NYC-Punta Cana and Ecuador - Punta Cana... girl try again or just call!

             

            I always call it in but the best rates are online so never book over the phone!



            #2168 NatJ

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              Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:25 AM

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              Originally Posted by SoonMrsD 
               

               

              Yeah I'm in NY and we were thinking Delta but maybe LAN might do... along with my fanily in Ecuador to fly to Punta Cana would be great! 

              Um I just looked up dates and they have availability until Labor Day next year from NYC-Punta Cana and Ecuador - Punta Cana... girl try again or just call!

               

              I always call it in but the best rates are online so never book over the phone!


              I've been calling for like three weeks now! They keep changing their answer as to when it will be up. First I was told October now I'm told November. :(



              #2169 SoonMrsD

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                Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

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                I've been calling for like three weeks now! They keep changing their answer as to when it will be up. First I was told October now I'm told November. :(

                 

                Oh wow! That sucks... my wedding is next Sept and I hope they figure it out by the winter!

                Good Luck Girl!

                 

                Try Delta prices?



                #2170 lalalal1z

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                  Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

                  Ladies, 

                  We just came back from our wedding stay at BBPD. Let me tell you. THE BEST WEDDING EVER. Literally, almost every person that came (we had 43 people), said it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. The photographer. AMAZING. We used Tropical Pictures. The whole stay was absolutely amazing and I wish I could do it all over again. 

                   

                  I will say, I was wicked nervous before we left, only because, it's a horrible feeling only talking to the WC through email, but we met with Arise the day after we got to BBPD. We finalized everything that day. Easy. Took an hour at the most. Cake decision. Boom. Photography decision. Boom. Food. Boom. We added the cocktail hour, amazing. It was well worth the money, and we had it right on the beach where we got married. Arise really takes all of the worry off of your shoulders. She really is amazing, and we had absolutely NO issue at all. The only MINOR hiccup was that the judge that married us was a half hour late, which wasn't even a big deal at all, and they just moved the reception time back, so it wasn't affected at all. The professional photos came out AMAZING as well, we had Micelia. Couldn't have asked for a better photographer. I'll post pictures asap, or I can email them to you. And if you want to email me for anything my email is lizabethcaputo@gmail.com

                   

                  There were 3 weddings happening at the same day/same time ish, and you would NOT EVEN KNOW. They take you on the trolley from the ceremony to the reception area. We all WOOOO'd whenever we saw people. Awesome ride. 

                   

                  The food, really good. We got the tomato and goat cheese salad, awesome! The main course was the chicken, I didn't like it too much, but I don't like chicken on the bone. Other people loved it. We got the creme brulee, along with the cake. BOTH AMAZING.  For the cake, we got 3 tiers all different kinds. The first layer we got vanilla cake with strawberry filling, second, vanilla with pineapple filling, and the top was the vanilla with guava filling. ALL AMAZING.

                   

                  The ONLY thing I could say bad about this place is that when we were trying to check out, there was confusion about us paying for the wedding. We paid for it a week before we left the resort at the front desk (they actually charge everything to your room, so you have to pay for it there and not at the wedding department). When we were checking out, they said that money wasn't applied to our room yet, even though we had a receipt. So our only wish is that there was better communication with that kind of stuff. Other than that, it was the best time of our lives and we would definitely recommend this resort.

                   

                  So, ladies. Do NOT WORRY AT ALL. It WILL be the best day of your life.






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