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#1 dainfamouswen

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    Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:06 AM

    need some advice on planning a destination wedding in Dominican Republic at a all inclusive resort.we been together for 15 years and have 3 kids together and want to make our wedding a wonderful time the whole family can spent together. need some help with a ideal all inclusive resort at a reasonable price for 7 days including a wedding for 20 people. any thoughts?

    #2 Cassie South

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      Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:59 PM

      Hello Dainfamouswen


      Congratulations on your engagement. I think it's so nice that even though you and your fiance are obviously committed and have built a life together, that you still want to have a wedding and share that with your family! & Dominican Republic is beautiful, I have stayed in Punta Cana and loved it!


      When planning a destination wedding I highly recommend enlisting the services of a travel agent who specializes in DWs. There are so many choices of resorts to stay at and which one you choose really depends on what you are looking for. By going through a TA they will be able to find out what it is you want for your day and what your budget is for you and your guests, and then they will be able to suggest resorts based on what suits your groups needs best. There is a lot to do in terms of finding resorts, negotiating group contracts and organizing all the travel for your guests. Not to mention the wedding itself, if you truly want to enjoy the process I would suggest finding someone to alleviate all that stress for you.


      As far as ideas for resorts go, I stayed at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach and quite enjoyed my stay. There are a few different hotels on the same property and they range in quality and price. This might be a good place to start because assuming you have guests with different budgets and interests, the Barcelo will be able to accommodate a variety of people. There are many other lovely resorts in Dominican to choose from that it really just depends on what you are looking for.


      Hope I was able to lend a little bit of insite, feel free to ask any further questions.

      Happy Planning!!



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      #3 FutureMrsDawson

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        Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:26 PM

        They have a lot of resorts that are kid friendly and/or let your kids stay free.  My best advice is work with a travel agent, and don't go overboard on the extra's.  We are just doing one of the restaurant's on the resort for dinner, because it's included, and then hitting the night club after...will save a bundle on not having a reception and everyone is ok with it  :)

        #4 Moments That Matter

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          Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:29 AM

          Congratulations and welcome to the forums! Best of luck with all your wedding plans with the kids!





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          #5 JayKay

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          Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:42 AM

          Welcome! For us choosing the location was by far the hardest part of everything.  We did tons of research on tons of resorts.  We also made a list of what we wanted ina  resort (size, location, amenities, cost, wedding packages offered ect.)  From there we were able to make our decision.  Good luck!

          #6 KatieJ

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            Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:01 PM

            Good luck!!! I agree with JayKay ..start with a list. Then go to your travel agent and get some quotes!!! Dont worry you'll find the perfect place:) And congrats on 15 years together:) 

            #7 meBonidie2be

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              Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:00 AM

              Wow! Congrats on the time already spent together!!! The best part is you know each other well and will have plenty things that are very "you". Your wedding will be amazing : )


              happy planning

              #8 SweetFire

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                Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:43 AM

                Congratulations and welcome to the forum!!  Sounds like your day is going to be very special!!


                Warmest wishes,


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