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#1 LauraCL

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    Posted 27 February 2011 - 07:07 PM

    Hi Everyone and Anyone!

     

    I am new to this website and have found a lot of useful advice!!  I am just beginning the plans for our destination wedding.  We have decided on Punta Cana, and the date will be in May 2012....I need some help choosing a resort and if someone could give me some pointers, I would really appreciate it.  We have approximately 20 guests attending, we have a few kid's as well.  We are trying to be as cost affective for our guests as possible.  Has anyone been married in Punta Cana in May?   



    #2 spaterson

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      Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:05 AM

      Congrats! I'm getting married in Punta Cana May 2012 as well! There are so many places to chose from it's slightly overwhelming! In the end we selected the Excellence Punta Cana Resort because it seemed a little more intimate than the other locations. However they don't allow kids so that wouldn't work for you. We were torn between Excellence and Dreams Punta Cana. If you haven't checked out Dreams you should! They allow kids and have amazing packages! From what I read from other brides they also have good group rates!



      #3 farlem311

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        Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:19 PM

        We are getting married this year June in Dreams Punta Cana.  What we did was look up various resorts and asked the wedding coordinators pricing information.  We compared prices and we did go to our site for only a few days to check it out.  We looked for good prices to make the trip. 

        Hope this helps.



        #4 LauraCL

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          Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:13 AM

          Thanks so much to both of you for your advice!!  We will be contacting a few of the wedding coordinators to get some quotes!!

          I really apprciate it!!

           



          #5 winniethepiglet

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            Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:37 PM

            Hi! I'm also a Punta Cana bride and new to the board.  Picking a resort was the most difficult part of this process for me. I got a ton of quotes and information about resorts all over the carribean, before we decided to settle on the DR.  I met a really nice travel agent at a bridal show who helped me narrow down my choices. She's been to almost every resort in Punta Cana and was able to steer me towards those that met my "must haves".  I ended up picking Zoetry Agua and I love it! I can't wait.



            #6 mandys

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              Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

              I spent hours and hours picking and choosing a resort in Punta Cana. I only focused on the 5 star resorts that specialized in doing weddings. At the end of my researching, I decided on Dreams Palm Beach. It is quite new, small enough to not get lost, and has so many wedding options to choose from. The all inclusive price is very fair, and overall I think has the best features. Their website also includes a very detailed price list. You can choose packages or you can customize your wedding. I liked that all the information was so readily available. Also, the wedding planners respond to your questions within a day or two and are very helpful and friendly. Good luck!


              Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
              April 2012

              #7 mandys

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                Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:41 PM

                One more thing.....I might avoid getting married in May. That is the beginning of the wet rainy and humid season. I chose April just for that reason!


                Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
                April 2012

                #8 spaterson

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                  Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:02 AM

                  Congrats on making your selection!!! I'm bummed that my fiancee and I are getting married during their only wet month! AHH!!! But we had to work it around our school schedules which left us with two weeks in May :( I'm keeping my fingers crossed that 2012 will be a relatively dry year!!



                  #9 JLBDSM

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                    Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:04 PM

                    Hi,

                     

                    I am also intrested in Dreams Palm Real....sorry I did not catch your wedding date?  Have you been married already? If so how did it go....it is almost imposible to choose a venue you have never seen! LOl

                     

                    I was wondering if I could get a few tips....did you use the wedding cordinator on site or did you use a outside planner?

                     

                    If you are using the planner on sit how is it going and are u using outside vendors for decorations and setup? 

                     

                    Are you finding it easy to choose the ceremony site?

                     

                    Sorry to bombard you with questions....been at this for two months and losing steam...hope you can help!

                     

                    Thanks



                    #10 mandys

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                      Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:33 AM

                      I would suggest having the resort coordinator arrange everything for you. No need to get outside people - this is just going to stress you out. The resort has everything and will take care of it all for you. They are pros! They plan weddings every day. The only thing I might outsource is the photographer. Personally I want to do the gazebo ceremony (Dreams Palm Beach). Its clean, white and elegant. No sand in your face or any of the guests :) 


                      Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
                      April 2012




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