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Hi Ladies and congrats on your upcoming weddings!!!!!!!! I'm getting married in May 2014 at the Gran Caribe Real and was wondering if there were anymore 2014 Caribe Real Brides out there and what have you guys done so far?!

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Heyyy! I'm getting married at the GCR in April 2014! I fell in love with the chapel at the resort about a year ago and can't believe that it's actually going to happen.  My fiance and I booked our date last September and have been working with Claudy Che.  I'm a teacher, so I chose to book my wedding for the start of school vacation week.  I've been told that April and May temperatures are perfect and it's long before hurricane season hits. I'm enjoying the long engagement and have booked an outside vendor for photography already (Ivan Luckie; his work is amazing and his prices are reasonable).  I wanted to book him ahead of time so that I could pay a few things off before this summer.  I've also decided to have candle-lit lantern centerpieces, as their floral arrangements priced very high and the view from the villas terrace will be gorgeous without any flowers.  I'm heading down for a brief site visit this April, so feel free to forward me any questions that I can ask the on-site staff. 

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Hey! I'm getting married at the GCR on April 12, 2014.  I fell in love with the chapel, and was super-psched when my fiance was just as excited about having a destination wedding there.  I've been checking out some other threads about the GCR, and feel like I know what I'm in for. I have taken care of a few things already: I booked an outside photographer (Ivan Luckie; his work is gorgeous and his prices are within my budget, and based on the luke-warm reviews of the on-site photographers, I'm okay with going with an outside professional), I've already purchased some centerpieces that I will take down with me (some simple, lovely white candle-lit lanterns), and have booked a brief site visit this April.

 At this point, I know that my ceremony is at 4pm at the chapel, followed by a cocktail hour on the beach (which is actually only sparkling wine, unless I want to pay an extra $5 per person...and I don't), and a 3-hour reception on the Villas Terrace.  

My hope is to get save-the-dates out a year ahead of time, and to set up a website with more information.  I'm not convinced that a travel agent is necessary... it seems to me that people are already planning on going down for different lengths of time, and using their air miles from different airlines... but we'll see...

Happy planning!!

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Hi ladies! I just got back from my wedding which was 3/14/13. I am waiting awhile to do my review- but if you have any questions feel free to private message me. I had a catholic ceremony at the chapel at 4pm with the harpist and resort videographer, then a private cocktail hour and reception at the albatros terrace following the ceremony. I had DJ Doremixx and Sascha Gluck was my photographer. (everything else was through the resort or I brought myself) My wedding coordinators were Katia and Elizabeth. We had about 30 guests (half staying at the Gran Caribe and half staying at The Royal). Everything turned out perfect for me! It was the wedding of my dreams!! Let me know if you have any questions! Happy planning :)

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Congrats joannaleigh!!! how wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your Perfect Big Day!!! can't wait to see the photos and read the review......wishing you every happiness going forward......Enjoy :)

 

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team MTM asst, Lynda :)

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Congrats ladies!  I'm still deciding but this resort is my top choice.  Which package did you choose?  We are thinking of going with the "The Classic Wedding".

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I did the Classic Catholic Wedding since I got married in the chapel- I dont think they offer this package anymore- but it is pretty much the same as the Classic Package. We added some extras like a harpist at the ceremony and chair sashes at the reception. It was perfect.
 

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Hi Ladies! My fiancé and I just chose this resort and are very excited to get things rolling. We are getting married August 2014.

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