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#11 Mufin1785

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    Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:26 AM

    Originally Posted by Asha 


    Where did you do the reception off the resort? I'm considering doing everything at Jellyfish. Reception and Wedding. Trying to gather more info though.

    We had our reception on the la Barcaza



    #12 inloveinkorea

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      Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

      Originally Posted by angiep451 

      Hi Natalie,

       

      I was looking to get some more information about weddings at the Jellyfish. Is it pretty affordable? Do you think it would be possible to have a wedding there under $10,000?

       

      Thanks!

      Angie

       

      Hey Angie! I got married at the Jellyfish a week ago and you HAVE TO do it! We had our reception and ceremony there and I can tell you that our decor and party were nothing like the weddings we saw back at our resort. My total for 29 people at the Jellyfish (including AMAZING food, all drinks, DJ, flowers, all decor, and a show that included stilt walkers, dominican dancers, capoeira dancers, and fire dancers) was almost exactly $6,000. We also hired a videographer ($1,500) and brought our photographer (ended up being $1,500 for travel expenses, he shot for free) All of our guests were raving about how unforgettable the wedding was and now my parents, who had never had a real wedding and never considered getting one, want to come back and finally have a real wedding at the Jellyfish too! The Jellyfish will probably cost a little extra than what you would pay with a resort package but TRUST ME... it's so, sooooooo worth it! 


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      #13 MrsShoreytobe

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        Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:21 AM

        Ohhhhh I'm loving all this chat about keeping budget at $10,000! I am going to look into Bahia and Bavaria palace more :) awaiting quotes from our TA for costs in feb/march 2014!!!

        #14 Asha

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          Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:20 AM

          Hey Angie! I got married at the Jellyfish a week ago and you HAVE TO do it! We had our reception and ceremony there and I can tell you that our decor and party were nothing like the weddings we saw back at our resort. My total for 29 people at the Jellyfish (including AMAZING food, all drinks, DJ, flowers, all decor, and a show that included stilt walkers, dominican dancers, capoeira dancers, and fire dancers) was almost exactly $6,000. We also hired a videographer ($1,500) and brought our photographer (ended up being $1,500 for travel expenses, he shot for free) All of our guests were raving about how unforgettable the wedding was and now my parents, who had never had a real wedding and never considered getting one, want to come back and finally have a real wedding at the Jellyfish too! The Jellyfish will probably cost a little extra than what you would pay with a resort package but TRUST ME... it's so, sooooooo worth it! 

          $6000 sounds really good! If you don't mind sharing... did you do open bar for cocktail hour? and how many hours open bar did you do for the reception? The bar is what seems to eat up a lot of the cost

          #15 Liann03

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            Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

            I'm getting nervous about the cost of my wedding... I feel like the resort is charging so much for each n every little thing;( I wish I had known ahead of time.... I sooo would have booked at jellyfish, sounds like u get a lot more for your money!

            #16 SammyAnna

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              Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:36 PM

              I have heard that Mayte at Jellyfish is great!



              #17 kissta

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              Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

              Originally Posted by Asha 

              Hello,

               

              I'm planning a June 2014 wedding at Bahia in Punta Cana. With Transat Holidays in Canada I'm able to get a package that costs $1500 and covers all the basics plus some extras. I'm just wondering what anyone else has experienced with regards to extra costs associated with their weddings in the DR?

              DJ?

              Extra for a better cake?

              Extra for more pics/video?

              Extra for better decor?

              Extra for Bar/Private Dinner?

               

              I want to make sure my $10k budget isn't unreasonable.

               

               

              Thanks!

              Congratulations!

              I think you will be fine with your $10,000 budget! I am also flying with Transat Holidays from Toronto!

               

              We are staying at the Paradisus Punta Cana. Our package is $3500 for the first 24 people - we have 80 coming - so that's where we will be spending a lot of money as the resort charges $70/per person.

               

              We are aiming for $12,000 max. and that's with photography. It sounds like your resort offers a great package!

               

              We are saving money by making our own centrepieces, and not buying any flowers, etc.

               

              I know some resorts charge for all you can drink booze and that, so we are lucky that is included, but pretty much every single little thing is extra!!

               

              Good luck and happy planning! All the best!



              #18 mairelys

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                Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

                I'm budgeting for $10,000 at the Jellyfish. 

                & just to add.. Mayte is no longer fast at getting back to you (Jellyfish is booked into 2015 so she's super busy!) but I have only heard amazing things about her and the Jellyfish. 
                My favourite part is that she decorates from pictures you send her, and so far every picture I've seen has been gorgeous. 

                 






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