I am also planning a Punta Cana wedding for the end of Dec. 2012 and recently went through the "choosing the resort" process. I actually had mine narrowed down to Palladium, Majestic, and Melia. I chose the Palladium because it best fit my and my guests' budget (mostly all teachers). The Majestic is a beautiful resort with great reviews and has beautiful weddings based on their pictures. For what we wanted and the amount of people we are having, the Majestic weddings were very pricey so we went with the Grand Palladium. I really think it has a lot to do with what your budget is for the wedding, and what you want your guests to pay to be there. The Majestic is a more elegant resort than the Palladium, if that is what you are looking for. The weddings also looked more beautiful. If money wasn't an issue, we would have chosen the Majestic over the Palladium. However, the Palladium is a great resort and you can't beat the wedding packages. The wedding coordinator has also been very helpful and quick to respond to my emails. Either way, you can't go wrong. You are going to be on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with your closest friends and family. Everyone will be happy to be on vacation with you! So if you are looking for more luxury and have a bigger budget, go Majestic. If you are just looking for a good time with your family and friends and have a smaller budget, go Palladium.