Originally Posted by DiggityDawn
Which barcelo are you staying at? Are all the Barcelos the same as far as the wedding packages? I have been looking at the packages for both resorts and dreams definitely gives more in the packages for not much more, but their pricing for each additional guest over a 20 person maximum is very high... ;( So we are now thinking Barcelo might be the way to go. How has your experience been so far with them in the planning process?
Almost a month away, you are sooooo close now!!! How exciting! Congrats and best wishes to you!
We are staying at the Palace. One of the big reasons we originally chose Barcelo was because guests could stay at any of the three resorts and choose their price point...but in the end everyone decided to stay at the Palace lol! I think all the wedding packages are the same prices but I thought I read somewhere there was extra charges if you have your ceremony at the gazebo at the Palace and have guests staying at one of the lower Barcelos...
I think Barcelo is the way to go for larger groups. My experience has been great so far. Planning started out a little slow (took a couple weeks for a response) and some times I have had to ask the same question twice but I think this is mostly due to the language barrier. Jacqueline is my wedding coordinator and she has been great. They send you an excel spreadsheet that has all the planning and you fill it out in sections, so easy!
The only negatives I can say (which this could be the same at other resorts) is I thought the price difference in packages to have an outdoor/beach reception was ridiculous! Also, the resort photographer does not look very good and they charge a $500 outside vendor fee if you use someone else.
Feel free to ask me an other questions you have and best wishes to you too!