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#181 Lotty2012

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    Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:17 AM

    @Lotty2012 oooo do  you have any pictures of your wedding? We have been to HRDR for vacation and now want to have our wedding there in 2016 but was trying to get more information. If you dont mind me asking how many people you ended up having and an estimate of how much the wedding ended up costing. Im trying to figure out how much it might cost us for 60 people.

    Any help from anyone is greatly appreciated. thanks a bunch.

     

    Tam

    Tam, we used HDC for our pictures. If you get me an e-mail address I would be glad to share them with you. We got our pictures on CD three days after the wedding. We were totally blown away by the quality of what we received. We had 52 people in attendance and in total it probably cost us $25k. But that is a total budget and a lot of things that most brides and grooms don't pay for. Back that out those costs and it probably would have cost us $20k.....and that was with two free three hour events.


     

    Hi everyone

     

    I am getting Married on may 16 2014 its coming up soon.. the only thing I have to do is the DJ..Di anyone use the hard rock DJ?

    How was it?

    I am getting married at 5 o'clock and cocktail at 6 and dinner at 7? I feel its enough time for picture but I am not sure for the guest is it a to long to wait?? 

     

    What are you guys doing for your time?

     

    And I have the dj book from 6 to 10:30...

     

    Hello Kiki2289!

     

    We used the HR DJ and we felt like we were partying in our favorite clubs in DC or Philly. We were nervous about it but it went as well as could be expected. Just give them the list of songs that your WC will ask you for and they will be able to tell what you like!

     

    We had our wedding at 4pm. The ceremony was over at 4:30 and then we took a group picture with all our guests. By that time it was 4:45 and the guests went to too the cocktail hour. My wife and I started our pictures at around 4:45 and we didn't get done until 5:45 or so. I must admit....I was tired and ready to party but it went well. We used HDC and Milan really helped us capture every shot we wanted! Good luck and let me know if I can be of assistance.

     

    Barry


    Edited by Lotty2012, 12 March 2014 - 06:32 AM.


    #182 bonafidelatina

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    Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

    Hi Everyone - Just curious to know how far in advance did you send Save the Dates...and did you try to get an idea of how many people would be going soon after the save the dates???  Trying to see what would be the best way to get a count before sending formal invites since invites go out about 6 mos in advance but I don't want to wait until 6 mos prior to know final #s

     

     

    Any tips would be appreciated!!!

     

    Thanks



    #183 Julia Eskin

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      Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

      Hello everyone,

       

      We are two Canadian photographers based in Punta Cana and would love to document your wedding day at Hard Rock Punta Cana!  One of our favorite resorts in the Dominican Republic.

       

      In case you are still looking for a wedding photographer, feel free to e-mail me at julia@juliaeskin.com for our packages and prices.


      Creative documentary wedding photographer in Punta Cana!

      www.juliaeskin.com

       


      #184 gameeljary

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        Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:46 AM

        I'm piggy backing on KerriAnn5's response. We did a request form some months ago but never heard back from anyone. So when we asked about it we were told that you would only hear back if your request was denied. But I have been telling my fiancĀ©e that I really think that it comes down to money. Meaning that if I have the Element Terrace approved with my 55 guests and someone comes along with 100 guests......I am going to get bumped. Now that is just my opinion but money talks. When we visit next week I hope to have a firmer commitment on my locations after we meet with our WC.

         

        P.S. I'm a guy....just call me an "active groom"! lol

        hey i would love to see you save the date, that is exactly how i would like to do mine...my email is gameeljary@aol.com.


        Okay for whatever reason my first post never was published..... so lets try this again... lol

         

        HI everyone!!

         

        I am officially going to be getting married at the HRHPC on May 29, 2015!!! I have been looking at this site for answers and it has been a life saver! SO I decided to become a member and participate!! I have a few questions that hopefully you guys can answer for me.

         

        1) When scheduling my wedding and reception plus cocktail hour, I have been curious about if I should wait til my rooms are booked and get the incentives OR pay for everything in advance? ANy ideas which one would be easier? I already have all of my locations picked out along with decore etc. My worry is that if I wait til I get the incentives I may not have the ability to book with creative and the venders to help set up the venues. I am also worried about being guranteed by venue- if I do not pay for the venue ahead of time, that I may not get my requested area.

         

        2) Okay so lets talk about Miami. I LOVE my coordinator but they are very vague and big on you going through them for everything! I have been contacting the individual venders as well as my WC. I know that for weddings over 30 people there is an additional cost per chair and decore. I am doing the Elegant Ivory Collection and found out that people of 30 will be charged an additional $8 per chair and $10 per sash! Thats INSANE FOR JUST CHAIRS AND FABRIC. I had previously read that waiting ti lyou get to the hotel- is the cost effective way to go.Should I just hold off on bringing up the number of people attending the "wedding itself" til I get down to the resort? Will this save me money in the long run? What can I actually hold off on buying/ planning til I get down to the resort? I want to ensure my reception, wedding and cocktail sites are all in order but what else do I need to schedule in advance? Where can I effectively cut costs?

         

        3) Also can someone explain to me why the Allinclusivehotelweddings.com has the exact same PDF for wedding prices as your WC gives you, yet the prices are CHEAPER on this site?! BTW this is a travel agent site, I have access to it and would be glad to send the PDF to anyone else to look at.

         

        4) My wedding currently without incentives and membership rates is at $16,000 and after rates and bridal incentives it drops down to $6,000. These prices include the hotel and airfare. I am trying to keep my wedding under $10,000 and have done great so far. I have booked my decore through Creative my lighting etc through JVSA (their preferred venders) and cut costs where I can to make it a fantastic event. Any other ideas on cutting costs would be great!

         

        5) The infamous, and whispered about FIRE- DANCERS...... who has them, how do I get them.... cuz I want them for my cockatil reception!!!! LOL. Plus I want to do Chinese wish lanterns (bio degradable ones) you know, if you have seen "The Hangover Part 2" the end of the movie where everyone lights lanterns and watches as they float up into the sky...... yeah I want that too. Anyone know if this is possible? If thats a big "negatory" who said no- "Miami"? Cuz then I want to bring them down with me to the resort and press my luck there! lol

         

        Thanks so much with your answers and if anyone needs to know anything- let me know, Ill try to help the best I can. Thank so much ladies and congrats to everyone!!!!

        Hey, were you able to keep your cost under 10K?


        I'm trying to figure out what to bring with us for decor?. We're getting married at the Hard Rock in April 2014, and they've given us vendor info for decorations but they are both pricey. I know it would be cheaper to get the decorations here at home and bring it with us but will they let us use it? Will they let us set it up? Or will the resort charge us to set it up? Does anyone know?

        Hey are they letting you bring your own decor?


        Hello Ladies! My wife and I just got back from the HRPC. After a year and a half of planning as a couple I am happy to say that our wedding went off without a hitch and everything was perfect. We were both very pleased. 

         

        I am willing to answer any questions and gave guidance because we sure got a lot of information from this blog and those on FB. I

         

        Thank you all for accepting an active groom in he group!

        Congratulations!!!!

         

        I have so many, but my main concern is the cost...i would like to keep this at a reasonable price for me and my guest. how nice are the decorations they hotel offers with the free reception? i am having more than 80 guests and would def qualify for this...i'm not looking for fancy decorations just for my guest to have the best time EVER...

         

        also, is an all inclusive hotel, what type of liquor is served?



        #185 btam

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        Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:39 PM

        i cant speak for the wedding part there at HRDR BUTTTT I did go down a few years ago on vacation and must say i absolutely LOVE this resort. At the time it was bout 6-8months after they opened so the night club wasnt open but they had tons going on in the sun bar each night (Karaoke, dancing, etc) then we headed down to the lounge where we partied all night with DJ Carlo!!!! The liquor is just fine. I vaguely remember decent selections but make sure you specify what you want. The only draw back for HRDR in my opinion was how far the main lobby was compared to your room. It was EXHAUSTING walking back and forth in the heat. A few times we used the carts they had going on around picking people up. Just be aware of that when you go. The staff was FABULOUS. Food was pretty decent.... some better than others. Presentation of food was always nice though but just know that going into an All Inclusive you CANT expect 5 star food. If you can get passed that you will be fine. ooooooo one evening they had a fashion show going on in the lobby... I caught the tail end of it.. so awesome. Because of how amazing our trip was my fiance and I decided this is the perfect place to get married. Yes, HRDR is more expensive than other resorts near by but SOOOO worth your money. Your guests will see what they are paying for!  Any questions on the resort itself I am willing to answer and help if I can. Any other wedding info I cant help with (esp since we arent planning to get married there till about 2016)... If anyone could give me estimated prices of their wedding at HRDR with the total  number of  guests so I can get an idea that would be so helpful. Thanks a bunch!



        #186 nisy718

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          Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:59 PM

          Hi Ladies!! I need help!! I am getting married at the HRPC on May 16 2015. I plan on having 130 guests. I'm confused about the budget, additional cost for larger parties... Can anyone help me out?? Tell me your experience?? I would appreciate it greatly!!!!!!!!!!!!


           

          Hi everyone

           

          I am getting Married on may 16 2014 its coming up soon.. the only thing I have to do is the DJ..Di anyone use the hard rock DJ?

          How was it?

          I am getting married at 5 o'clock and cocktail at 6 and dinner at 7? I feel its enough time for picture but I am not sure for the guest is it a to long to wait?? 

           

          What are you guys doing for your time?

           

          And I have the dj book from 6 to 10:30...

           

          do you mind me asking your budget and amount of guests??? I just booked for may 16 2015. Thanks in advance! 



          #187 kiki2289

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            Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:30 AM

            Hi Ladies!! I need help!! I am getting married at the HRPC on May 16 2015. I plan on having 130 guests. I'm confused about the budget, additional cost for larger parties... Can anyone help me out?? Tell me your experience?? I would appreciate it greatly!!!!!!!!!!!!


            do you mind me asking your budget and amount of guests??? I just booked for may 16 2015. Thanks in advance! 

            Hi 

             

            We have 34 guest coming to the wedding and we book a terrace. we budget around 10 000 dollars but we only spend 2000$ on the wedding itself dj,reception ceremony... and 5000$ to travel " I have 2 kids that's why its higher" and I spend 1200 dollar for the dress and the picture we got a good price I rather not say the price! so we are under our budget! 



            #188 TammyWright

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            Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:00 PM

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            #189 shan0487

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            Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:41 AM

            Does anyone have contacts at the resort to pre book tours and the spa?

             

            Thanks!



            #190 1BeachBride

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            Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:55 AM

            Their weddings look beautiful on the website! This was my first choice but we are paying for our own wedding and wanted to make it affordable for our guests so we chose somewhere else.






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