disazaja Thank you so much for that link. Those pictures are AMAZING. I feel like I have to have the photographers now. They are amazing and take the most gorgeous pictures. I sent them a request and am crossing my fingers they will be in PC when I am. I just got some sample pics from Tropical pictures and they are NOTHING like these, especially for the steep price! Thanks again!
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:57 AM
***** Nova Photography?? Are we able to use them at BBPD with no issue?
Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:00 PM
Hi Girls, It's been a while since I've posted, Happy to see that most of you have been making progress with the wedding planning. I kind of dropped the ball a bit (rare for Bridezilla in the making). I just had a question, has anyone given thought as to how they are going to get most of the programs, centerpieces, etc down to Punta Cana? I thought of carrying everything on the plane with us and perhaps mailing some of the stuff. But my mom has just given me a bright idea since I have family down there, just ship everything to them and trust them to bring it over to the resort while I'm there. What are you girls doing?
Another question, besides the Barcaza boat, has any other brides planned other activities to do with their guests? I'd love to hear your ideas. My main concern now is the rehearsal dinner. Keep it as an informal gathering or actually rent out one of the restaurants/bars etc?
Also, I haven't heard from Susana in a while, has anyone??
Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:35 PM
Congratulations Sunny! Your wedding looked absolutely beautiful. I am new to the forum but have read through most of the posts. We are getting married April 8 2013, We will be holding our ceremony on the Spa roof top and up until a few days ago I was planning a reception on the beach. We stayed at the resort this past March and fell in love,although I wasn't really excited about any of the reception locations. We settled on the beach area. They never showed me the Bar Higuey, it looks beautiful! My concern is the size of the space, we will be a group of about 40 and I think the capacity for the space is about 100. Can anyone tell me if the space is to big for a group our size? Or send me some more pictures of the space?
Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:15 AM
Hi I'm new to the forum, I've been planning for a while but unable to find any good pictures of the Bar Higuey. Our group will be about 40 people, not sure if this space will be to big for us? If you have any would u please post pics?
Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:17 AM
Susan told me that Bar Higuey can hold up to 100 people.
Are you paying extra to have your ceremony on the roof top?
Also, there pics posted of the Bar Higuey..I think around page 17
Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:44 AM
Also, Sunny Did you do the seating arrangements for the reception or did everyone just pretty much sit wherever they want? I'm having a hard time deciding on doing a seating chart/escort cards/etc. How did you manage?
Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:42 PM
This is the wording we used for our single status affidavit. It's a little wordier than necessary, but the one that the DR consulate recommended was like 2 sentences long and I felt silly bringing such a short document for them to notarize.
SINGLE STATUS AFFIDAVIT/SWORN DECLARATION
I, <FULL NAME>, of the City of <YOUR CITY>, in the State of <YOUR STATE>, DO SOLEMNLY AND SINCERELY DECLARE THAT:
-I am <FULL NAME>, born as <FULL NAME> on <BIRTHDATE> in <BIRTH CITY & STATE>
-I am a US citizen with passport number: <PASSPORT NUMBER>, who resides at <CURRENT ADDRESS>
-I intend to marry <FIANCE'S FULL NAME> in the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic during the month of <MONTH & YEAR>.
-I am single and have never been married before. To the best of my knowledge and belief there is no legal impediment or other lawful cause to prevent me from getting married.
-The names of my parents are <MOTHER'S FULL NAME>, Mother and <FATHER'S FULL NAME>, Father.
I make this Solemn Declaration firmly believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.
DECLARED by me, this____of ______, 2012
Signed <FULL NAME> ____________________________
DECLARED in my presence, this (date)____of ______, 2012
Signed as a Public Notary (Commissioner of Oaths)
We extended the reception by an hour, I think it was the cost of the open bar you choose per person for another hour. So, ours was something like $14 x number of guests for the extra hour. Even with the extra hour, our reception ended at 10:30pm so a bunch of us headed over to the Sports Bar to hang out. (also fun to show up there as bride and groom - lots of other resort guests cheering for you
We packed a suitcase full of just "stuff" for the wedding - table cards, gift bag stuff, etc. and checked it. I have status with American Airlines so it didn't cost us anything extra, which was nice. I was a little hesitant to ship stuff. But maybe if you have family down there and are not shipping directly to the resort, it might be worth it.
We had welcome cocktails on the rooftop terrace on Wednesday night, did a lunch cruise on La Barcaza on Thursday afternoon, and had our rehearsal dinner at Jellyfish Restaurant. It was a nice mix of stuff so that our guests felt like we were taking care of them once they were down there, but not bombarding them with wedding activities so that they couldn't enjoy their vacay.
We did seating arrangements for the reception. My husband and I sat down before we left for the DR and figured out who we wanted to sit together at tables, but didn't assign numbers. During our meeting with Marlene, we went over where the specific tables would be located at Bar Higuey. I had bought these little paper punches in the shapes of numbers so that night, we took all of the escort cards we pre-printed at home and punched the corresponding number into them based on where we wanted certain tables. Hope that makes sense.
Thank you for your sweet words! I believe that Bar Higuey officially holds 88 people, according to Marlene. I assume that is 11 tables of 8, leaving room for a dance floor. I'm sure 40 would not be too small of a party to have there - more room for shakin it!
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