I haven't been online for awhile and that's because i have been at my cousin's DW at the Melia Caribe, Punta Cana.
It was unreal! This is one of the largest resorts I have ever been to. The food is spectacular (even for a vegetarian). If you want a resort that is kid/family friendly, this is the place to go! They have a pool that is Flintstone themed and filled with activities.
I wanted to share her pics with you. She used the photographer from the resort. The photographer took over 400 pics, narrowed it down to 200 to show them and they walked away with 36 - the majority were 5x7's and then there was a few 8x10s and then a huge group photo. http://www.flickr.co...araottenbrite/
Privacy was really important to her, so she was married in the gazebo (vs. the beach). I can see why, the beach was so packed.
My cousin said that the resort mailed her a massive binder with all of her options for the reception and ceremony. She picked everything out in advance; however, ended up changing it the day before. The reason was that some of the prices had changed (some went up and some went down). That was her only complaint - more of a warning than a complaint. Everything was so beautiful and the wedding planner, stayed until the middle of dinner to make sure everything was set-up ad going smoothly.
I feel like I went there with a very critical eye, because we are planning a DW wedding too, and I can honestly say there was nothing bad to say. If you are getting married there you will be well taken care of!
If you want me to ask her anything else, just let me know.
Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Jan 12, 2012