Originally Posted by KRachelB2011
I am recently engaged and looking at Dreams Punta Cana for our wedding. I have a few questions for those brides out there who have had their wedding there!
1) What was the process for reserving your ceremony and reception locations? I am hearing they dont confirm your location until you arrive at the resort. This makes me nervous
2) Has anyone had a band? My fiance is set on a band and NO DJ!
3) I may be paranoid but should i be worried about the Cholera outbreak in haiti?
4) I am having over 50 guests, can this resort handle this capacity without major chaos?
Thanks for your help!!!
I just got married at Dreams Punta Cana about 3 weeks ago....it was perfect. Here is what I can tell you about your questions.
I had 43 people attend our wedding, so we are somewhat close in numbers.
Reception location - I booked this with my WC (wedding coordinator) months before our wedding to ensure we has enough space for dinner and reception/dancing etc. I would recommend the Himitsu terrace. I loved it, it was spacious and I found it private enough for us. The terrace has a nice breeze and washrooms are close by. I would not have wanted anything smaller for our group.
Band - I did not do this as I would not know what kind of band. The only band I am aware of, is the Caribean Trio - and I was only considering using them for the Dinner/Cocktail hour - but changed my mind and went with something on an IPOD for our music and it was perfect and more cost efficient. I made my own playlist on my IPod for the first dance songs as well as the receptions songs and made sure I had over 3.5 hours worth. I wanted music that people would know and would get up and dance to.
Cholera - I don't think you should be too worried, at each restaurant that you go into at DPC, including the buffet - there is staff that is squirting your hand with sanitizer. There is also a product - Dukoral - that you may want to look into. It helps with the issues that can arise with travelling into other countries. I have used it before with no problems and it says that it helps with Cholera as well. I have also heard that the Dominican is taking efforts to ensure that Cholera is not an issue. Also, Punta Cana is a significant distance from Haiti.
Group Size - I had 43 people and they may it look very easy. I loved the resort, and my guests loved the resort and I did not receive any complaints. The food was decent and in some cases excellent, the resort is beautiful, and clean. The drinks are great and service is fantastic as well. I loved every minute.
You should check out the forum called Dreams Punta Cana brides you will find tons of info there for you.
I would keep in contact with your wedding coordinator and ask her about the reception locations and tell her about the things that you would like, she will be able to help you. My experience with my WC is fantastic, she replied fairly quickly and did an awesome job for our wedding, I would not have changed a thing.