Wow- this site is so informative! I have gotten such great ideas from all of my fellow Destination Brides on here! I have been in contact with Mayte for almost a month now. I have reserved my date for Sat, July 21st 2012
I am waiting to book my resort until after labor day, since the flights are not in for next summer just yet. How are some of you girls booking? through a TA or other websites? Do you think it would be cheaper in the long run if i booked the hotel and flight separately?
We are looking at the Excellence Resort in Punta Cana and the Majestic Elegance. I got alot of really good feedback from "Debbies Caribbean Vacation" website. Both resorts are fantastic. I like the Excellence because it is a smaller resort and it is adults only.
I am also stumped on wedding colors and decor for my reception. I think we may stick with the beachy theme.. with the powdery blues, creams, silvers... i like the idea of the sea shells, starfish and lanterns. Mayte does a beautiful job with the set up. She told me to just send her as many pictures of what i want, so that way she has an idea of what we are going for. I am also stumped with flowers.. i always envisioned my bouquet being cream colored roses and possibly some gardenias.. not sure what to do for my bridesmaids yet.
what are some of you doing for wedding favors? i like the idea of a candle, i saw online a soy coconut candle inside an actual shell of a coconut. who doesnt like candles?? lol Not sure if it is too cliche.. maybe some of you can give me a few ideas on the topic.
I have been to Punta Cana about 7 times! and i cannot believe i am now going to be getting married there! it really is surreal.
Cant wait to hear from all you girls and your experiences!