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#1 tmels

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    Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

    Hi Everyone,

     

    We are in the process of booking our destination wedding in Dominican Republic. We have a quote for Catalonia Bavaro (and Royal) as well as NOW Larimar. I'd like to get some opinions as I haven't been to the DR yet. Any help or suggestions are appreciated!

     

    A few things about our wedding/needs:

    1. Guests are between the age of 25-35 years old.

    2. Approx 30 guests I think

    3. I would assume all coming at the same time/same location

    4. Enjoy activities ie. snorkling, horse riding, boating, etc.

    5. Like a swim up bar & large pool

    6. Need a nice beach for morning walks :)

    7. Good communication with our site contacts (with attention to detail)

    8. Clean

    9. Options for food

    10. Fun & entertainment required

     

    What are your thoughts? Our quotes are about the same so it will come down to the extras (other tips)....



    #2 LuxuryWedding

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      Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

      Catalonia Royal is good. Just for adults people, small, good food, nice atmosphere. It is quiet. If you want animation - you can go for free to Catalonia Bavaro. Also, you can use all Catalonia Bavaro's restaurants plus in Royal.

      They have everything from your list :)

      Even free shuttle to the shopping center Plaza San Juan.

      Just one thing - photo shoot of on board photographers (if you need that) is too expensive! It is amazing how greedy they are! We invited professional photographer Gregory, paid just 300$ and received over  500 nice pictures.



      #3 abbeyRN88

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        Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

        Last year we went to the catalonia bavaro resort for vacation and was planning on getting married there next may. Unfortuneately, they are not a resort that specializes in weddings and after weeks of contacting them for prices, activities,and "extras"available specifically for the wedding I ended up choosing the Now Larimar Resort.  I have been in contact twice with the wedding coordinator and I am much more confident in their capability to do exactly what I want.
         






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