Hey everyone! I have spent the last 6 months on this website reading everyone's posts about the Dominican and the resorts there for weddings. I have decided on the Majestic Elegance, and we set our date for October 27th, 2012. I am just super nervous about this whole process because of everything involved with my guests traveling. Plane tickets to the Dominican are RIDICULOUS right now and I'm worried that we won't have as many guests as I thought. I'm also reading horror stories of brides getting all of these extra fees charged to them, and on top of it the resort website is saying that the ME has no bookings available for my dates, just the Colonial.
Other than that, I am getting married at the gazebo in the evening, and I am thinking of doing a private bar reception with a DJ and the buffet. For alcohol, we are just going to get a bunch of bottles once we get into the country and bring them to the resort. I'm sure the fee for that is much less than the cost pp for the open bar.
I really wanted Phil Steingard for my photographer, but it turns out he won't be in the DR for my date So I think we are going with PhotoSouvenir. Has anyone used them??
If you have gotten married there already this year, please give me some details/tips/advice! I need to be reassured that this was a good decision. If you are getting married next year in 2012, feel free to express your thoughts and concerns!