Jump to content

Photo

My incredible wedding at the Gran Bahia


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 D.R bride to be

D.R bride to be
  • Newbie
  • 20 posts

    Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:00 PM

    Hi ladies,

     

    just had my wedding last month at the Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro. I cannot begin to tell you what a fantastic day we had!!! Everything was better then we could have hoped for.

    We had a beautiful beach ceremony, full reception, and partied it up at the disco after :o)

    Our friends and family are still talking about it.

     

    If any of you ladies are thinking about having your wedding there, or have your date reserved and have questions about anything...feel free to ask!

     

    Happy Planning !



    #2 jarmbruster

    jarmbruster
    • Newbie
    • 5 posts

      Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:08 AM

      Hi! Congratulations! Glad to hear you had such a good time! We are still trying to decide on a resort. We will be travelling during the last week of November, 2011 from Calgary. When was your wedding? One factor that is making it very difficult is cost....we want a beautiful resort with a traditional reception, but we also want something that is affordable for our guests ($1300 range). Can you give some more details about your experience at the gran bahai? I have seen other resorts that are just gran bahai, not gran bahai bavaro. Are these the same resort or affiliated resorts? It kind of confuses me. Anyway, any insight you could provide would be awesome!! Thanks!

      #3 D.R bride to be

      D.R bride to be
      • Newbie
      • 20 posts

        Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

        Hi there!

         

        In Punta Cana, there is only one Gran Bahia. You can kind of think of it as being one resort divided into two...the left side and the right side. They are mirror images of each other. You have the gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana (offered from some travel companies such as Air Transat, Westjet vacations ect) and Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro (offered from Sunquest for example)

         

        We went for 2 weeks from Nov 13-27. We travelled with our friends and family for the first week and then we stayed a 2nd week. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! You will be busy for the first few days, with finalizing details. It goes by so fast, so it was so nice staying a second week for some alone time with your new hubby, and enjoying your honeymoon ;)

         

        We as well wanted to have the feeling of a "real" wedding, with a reception and all. We certainly had that! The coordinators are so helpful and can help you stick within your budget. They gave us options for centerpieces which were gorgeous and not expensive, open bar or not. We had an open bar or we would have had a riot on our hands LOL, full menus, and the service at the reception was simply incredible! We had a few kids and babies, and the staff at our resto and the wedding coordinators entertained and played with the kids, and rocked the baby to sleep so our friends could enjoy themselves... above and beyond!

         

        We as well had the DJ and he was great. We didn't want to have to worry about playing music ourselves, so for us it was well worth it, we even had the staff joining the party and dancing with us, because the music was so good :o)

         

         

        I could go on and on, just wanted to give you an idea of what they offer. Again, if you have any questions at all, just ask away!!

         

        Take good care



        #4 jarmbruster

        jarmbruster
        • Newbie
        • 5 posts

          Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:01 PM

          Thanks so much!!! That's awesome! You travelled to and from on Saturdays? I am seeing everywhere that says Thursday is the departure day.....but were you able to travel on Saturday? Where did you depart from? And (if you don't mind me asking) what was the cost for your guests for the one week?

          Thanks so much for you help, I really appreciate it :) This is so difficult!



          #5 mggiroux

          mggiroux
          • Newbie
          • 2 posts

            Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:45 AM

            I know this is probably a personal question BUT it's also an important question, how much did the total weeding cost?

            Im trying to get an approx so I can save.

             

            Thank you.

            Congrats.



            #6 D.R bride to be

            D.R bride to be
            • Newbie
            • 20 posts

              Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:03 PM

              Hi Girls,

               

              Yes we did travel on Saturday, and we left from Montreal. We were booked with Sunquest vacations in the club diamond section....great section by the way. For our guests it was $1200 per person.

               

              As for the cost of the wedding, it was approx $5700, for everything we paid there (wedding dress, husbands suit ect not included) That would be for the wedding package itself, extra flowers, photography, cocktail hour, private reception for us and our guests, openbar with International drinks, and centerpieces.

               

              I hope that was helpful :)



              #7 Tink

              Tink
              • Jr. Member
              • 160 posts

                Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:30 PM

                Hi Girls,

                 

                Yes we did travel on Saturday, and we left from Montreal. We were booked with Sunquest vacations in the club diamond section....great section by the way. For our guests it was $1200 per person.

                 

                As for the cost of the wedding, it was approx $5700, for everything we paid there (wedding dress, husbands suit ect not included) That would be for the wedding package itself, extra flowers, photography, cocktail hour, private reception for us and our guests, openbar with International drinks, and centerpieces.

                 

                I hope that was helpful :)

                Thank you so much! Knowing how much to buget is important, it's a question not many brides are willing to share :) Thank you again.

                #8 LovesJakeyPoo

                LovesJakeyPoo
                • Jr. Member
                • 160 posts

                  Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:49 PM

                  ljgkjgd/



                  #9 Yendiangie

                  Yendiangie
                  • Newbie
                  • 4 posts

                    Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:35 PM

                    Sounds like your wedding was great! What restaurant did you use for your reception?? Did you use arrecife studios for your pictures? and if so, where you happy with your photographer??

                    I am getting married there in November and am still trying to sort out the details!!

                    thanks!



                    #10 yv017

                    yv017
                    • Newbie
                    • 6 posts

                      Posted 06 April 2011 - 06:17 PM

                      Hi,

                       

                      I am planning to get married there at the gran bahia next year and was wondering if you had the email contact of the WC there as well as did they give you and pictures of possibly ceremony and reception locations? if you have the wedding packages in detail, would you mind sending me a copy? my email is yvonandjc@gmail.com

                       

                      any help would be greatly appreciated....thanks so much!! :)






                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users