Don't worry everything will plan out great!!! You will looooooove punta Cana! I went to a wedding there this august I decided on dreams La Romana. (Didn't want to look like a copy cat) lol. We are thinking of working with the resort directly hopefully that doesn't come back to bite us later on
I only went with a Travel Agent because I was kind of lazy. I contacted my 1st choice hotel and they told me to do room blocks I'd need a travel agent anyway. The idea of outsourcing something was VERY appealing!! (We ended up deciding on our 2nd choice anyway.) It seems like there are lots of brides on here who do the room block themselves, or don't have a room block at all.
You are too sweet to not be a "copy cat". I doubt your friend would have minded!! ) Isn't immitation the sincerest form of flattery?