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#21 Stacy29

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    Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

    Hello Ladies,

     

    I have also been looking to book my wedding in Dominican March 2013 and was looking into Bavaro Punta Cana. I do not want my guests to have to pay more than 1600/person for a week and every other resort I look into is almost 2000 (for march)....but I just looked at the reviews on trip advisor for this resort and they scare me!!! I have a couple young kids coming and that is one reason I liked this resort, for the childrens pool and playground...so I hope someone replies with lots of positive things to say about this resort...I will also look into Bavara Palace and Gran Bahia principe bavaro.....



    #22 Hildalin

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      Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

      Hello Ladies please send me ANY info on these resorts the Barcelo and the Bahia principe.. my email address is hildalin.rojas@ms.com

       

      Right now we are considering holding our reception in Kukua Beach club, and probably just hold a welcome dinner with our guests at the resort.. These resorts are all beautiful and would love to hold the wedding there, but at the same time I dont like the fact that some are not letting us decide, and do what we want, i want to be free to have any outside vendors, until whatever time I want etc.

       

      these two resorts are within walking distance to Kukua, also can you please send me the Contacts for each.. thanks,



      #23 kswereda

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        Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:23 PM

        Hi Trivera, sorry maybe I should have read more closely! That had me second guessing myself for a second, I e-mailed Ariana just to reconfirm! :)

         

        We are doing a private dinner right on the beach for $30/pp. Is is plated! The menu she attached had steak & lobster for the main course. I am not a fan of lobster at all and I know a lot of our guests are not into seafood so I asked if there was an alternative menu and she said that once we get down there we can basically design the menu to our liking! She will also print up menu cards for each place setting. Again you can opt for the buffet which is included in the package prices. The dance part of it will take place in an open air gazebo near by. The only minor issue is we have about 60 guests coming and Ariana is thinking the gazebo might be a bit tight so we may have to move that to the theatre.

        We are actually just going to be taking our ipod which we will make a huge play list for the night. You can rent an ipod dock and speaker sound systems. The reason we opted to go that route is because I spoke with a bride who got married at the Barcelo last year and she did not recommend the dj, she said he didn't have any current music it was all older stuff. We figure this way we can control exactly what is played :) Hope that answered all your questions!

         

        Originally Posted by trivera5521 

        I think the confusion is that Barcelo Bavaro Palace (WC: Marlene) does not allow outside photographers and are contracted with Tropical Pictures. Barcelo Punta Cana (WC: Arianna) do allow outside photographers with a $50 pass. Unless of course your package includes it. Kswereda where are you doing your reception and what did you decide for food? Are you allowed choices or is it a fixed menu where everyone eats the same thing? Also, is it plated or buffet? Oh sorry one more thing what did you do for a DJ?



         



        #24 trivera5521

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          Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:32 PM


          Stacy where are you guys flying from? I do know that March is spring break so prices may be a bit on the higher side. I to am trying to keep my guests under $1000 from Thurs-Sunday. We are flying from NYC and at this point based on May 2012 airfare and hotel prices for 2013 the Barcelo Bavaro Palace is $780, Barcelo Punta Cana $677, Ocean Blue and Sand $747, and Melia Caribe $904. Just to give you a better idea. I guess I just feel like Barcelo Punta Cana is just too cheap and that worries me in consideration to other resorts if that makes sense. I am meeting with Arianna in 2 weeks so will be able to tell you guys first hand!
           

          Originally Posted by Stacy29 

          Hello Ladies,

           

          I have also been looking to book my wedding in Dominican March 2013 and was looking into Bavaro Punta Cana. I do not want my guests to have to pay more than 1600/person for a week and every other resort I look into is almost 2000 (for march)....but I just looked at the reviews on trip advisor for this resort and they scare me!!! I have a couple young kids coming and that is one reason I liked this resort, for the childrens pool and playground...so I hope someone replies with lots of positive things to say about this resort...I will also look into Bavara Palace and Gran Bahia principe bavaro.....



           



          #25 Stacy29

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            Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

            I would be flying from Toronto, ON and going for 7 days



            #26 trivera5521

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              Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:10 AM

              Hi Ladies, has anyone had any recent correspondence with Arianna within the last week or so?I have sent her numerous emails trying to confirm our site visit next week and she has yet to get back to me??? Ugh! I am using puntacana.weddings@barcelo.com. Does anyone have an alternate email address????

               

              Thanks a bunch!!



              #27 Destiny

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                Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

                Hi there .

                 

                that is the same email I have for her as well .. I do also have a contact number for her, however is direct and not toll free, if you are interested



                #28 Destiny

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                  Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

                  Hi there .

                   

                  that is the same email I have for her as well .. I do also have a contact number for her, however is direct and not toll free, if you are interested



                  #29 trivera5521

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                    Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

                    Destiny yes please, can you provide me with her direct phone number? Thanks!!



                    #30 kswereda

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                      Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

                      She e-mailed me about a week ago, I sent one right back asking another question and she hasn't answered me either yet. Maybe she is on vacation or something? She usually is fairly quick to respond!
                       

                      Originally Posted by trivera5521 

                      Hi Ladies, has anyone had any recent correspondence with Arianna within the last week or so?I have sent her numerous emails trying to confirm our site visit next week and she has yet to get back to me??? Ugh! I am using puntacana.weddings@barcelo.com. Does anyone have an alternate email address????

                       

                      Thanks a bunch!!



                       






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