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HELP!! Deciding on a location.....

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#1 krisbahamabride

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    Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:43 PM

    So I've decided to have a destination wedding. I originally thought I wanted to go to the Bahamas. But I'm feeling a little discouraged by some of the comments on here. I was looking for an AI resort and was thinking about RUI on Paradise Islands. My parents stayed there last year and loved it. I would love to hear more reviews. I wanted a wedding in a garden setting which I'm not sure there is a garden setting at this site. I've also thought about Sandals but again, not hearing super great reviews. I've looked at weddings in the Bahamas website also, but I'm afraid it will be more expensive to do that option versus picking the wedding packages at the AI resorts. I then ventured out and looked at RUI in the DR in Punta Cana, it looks beautiful and got great reviews, and seems to be cheaper! However, I think my parents are more comfortable going to the Bahamas. Any thoughts? 

    #2 Keine Dennis

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      Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

      Choosing the perfect resort can be overwhleming, I have been working on a wedding at the Riu Paradise Palace for anther bride and they have been great and accomodating, sometimes a little slow on their replies but the resort looks lovely and I hear good reviews about the whole property.


      The Dreams Palm Beach in The Dominican is very nice too!


      I hope this helps, 

      Petal Keine

      I love destination weddings!

      #3 MissNikki

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        Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:57 PM



        I have stayed at the RUI  Palace in Punta Cana it was really nice with an amazing beach but it didn't seem to have a garden location for a wedding --  It didn't have many garden areas at all!!  


        But it was a beautiful resort!!


        I also would love a garden wedding but I'm having a hard time finding  an AI resort that has a nice ceremony site that is a garden location.


        Are you having kids at your wedding because if your not I would recommend Secrets Capa Cana it has the most beautiful grass outlet over the ocean!!  This would be my resort if we weren't having kids at are wedding! 


        I am now looking at resorts in Mexico but would love to here about other garden areas!


        Happy  searching!

        #4 kristen6212

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          Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:37 PM

          I am getting married at the Riu Palace Punta Cana June 2, 2012, we did a site inspection there last March and like MissNikki said it doesn't not have many or any garden areas at all that I remember.  I believe the ceremony locations are the gazebo or the beach..we wanted to have a beach ceremony which is what we are going with.  Good luck with your decision and if you have any questions feel free to ask!


          Happy Planning!

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