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#181 Cherina

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    Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

    Thanks Lori! I live her and she pulls everything into just the perfect place.

    2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!


    #182 JennyAdele

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    Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

    My friend just married there this past November. It was absolutely beautiful! She booked 1 year out but November is low season. July is actually considered high season for Punta Cana which I didn't realize (I guess because it has the least chance of rain). This means that you may want to book sooner rather than later because these resorts are at full capacity in July! My friend also said that the prices for Hard Rock got more steep as time went on...she was happy they booked early or else their guests would have paid hundreds more for flight&stay. Just an FYI!

     

    Jenn

    Originally Posted by Beachgirl1983 

    hey everyone!!!

    planning a wedding for july 2014 at the hard rock in punta cana.  wondering when i should book??



    #183 Lyman

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      Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

      Having lived in the DR for 8 yrs, I can say that Nov is much more comfortable than July........It's different if you're going to be mainly inside in the a/c, but usually in the tropics, you're mostly outside. That's been my experience anyway, so thought I'd share.

       

      WOW Cherina......your dress is exquisite! and I absolutely LUV the colour too.........great choice! 

       

      ........all the best to everyone, and hoping you all have the amazing wedding celebrations you wish for! Enjoy :)



      #184 Bostonbride37

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        Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

        Originally Posted by JennyAdele 

        My friend just married there this past November. It was absolutely beautiful! She booked 1 year out but November is low season. July is actually considered high season for Punta Cana which I didn't realize (I guess because it has the least chance of rain). This means that you may want to book sooner rather than later because these resorts are at full capacity in July! My friend also said that the prices for Hard Rock got more steep as time went on...she was happy they booked early or else their guests would have paid hundreds more for flight&stay. Just an FYI!

         

        Jenn

        I am doing DR in July and this was very helpful!!!! Thank you for posting! Just waiting on the 1 year mark.



        #185 MissJali

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          Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

          Hey Girls,

           

          I went dress shopping this weekend but I haven't found the dress. Cherina, I'm also looking at a Maggie Sottero as the possible "one". My save the dates are 90% done and i already ordered the OOT bags...I couldn't pass up the good deal. I know this isn't the forum for this...but if any of you are thinking of OOT bags...here's the ones I got....

          http://ziggos.com/pr...nvas-tote-bagsĀ 

          Oriental Trading has the same ones $17 for 12....so when i saw .69 each, i snatched it up!!!



          #186 Cherina

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            Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

            MissJali I am on the OOT hunt. I am leaning towards getting handmade local bags to support the economy in Negril, give my guests an authentic local gift to take home and eliminate me having to transport the bags. Lyman I know Jamaica is not DR but I believe the weather is general similar so how's February ??? Oh and ladies thanks for the dress complement! I love it because I am not a tiny girl and she makes me look like a pinup.

            2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!


            #187 MissJali

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              Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

              Hmm that's a good idea Cherina. I however, found them cheaper online. But i am having my family in DR buy bottles of Barcelo and Brugal to give as a gift. B/c let's face it, I'm not carrying those! Lol besides, it's cheaper out there. The bags not so much!



              #188 JennyAdele

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              Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

              I totally agree! If I could, I would definitely book PC in November! Rates are so much more affordable and hurricanes are pretty unlikely! Unfortunately, as a teacher I'm limited to Christmas, Spring Break, & the summer for booking. So...July won that battle hands down!! 

              Having lived in the DR for 8 yrs, I can say that Nov is much more comfortable than July........It's different if you're going to be mainly inside in the a/c, but usually in the tropics, you're mostly outside. That's been my experience anyway, so thought I'd share.

               

              WOW Cherina......your dress is exquisite! and I absolutely LUV the colour too.........great choice! 

               

              ........all the best to everyone, and hoping you all have the amazing wedding celebrations you wish for! Enjoy :)



              #189 JennyAdele

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              Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

              Your Welcome! I think you made a great choice of resort too BTW!!

               

              Jenn

               

               

              Originally Posted by Bostonbride37 

              I am doing DR in July and this was very helpful!!!! Thank you for posting! Just waiting on the 1 year mark.



              #190 Cherina

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                Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

                Reign I am sorry I missed your post I think it was #158 the 50% 6 months in advance and the remaining 30 days in advance is a requirement of the hotel period. Nothing to do with me or the TA. But it is an all villa resort

                2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!





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