I hear ya...I have a ton of guests that want to know prices ASAP. It will also help me out so I can start sending out my Save The Dates that I just finished putting together. For the ceremony I chose to pay extra and have it at the beach gazebo. At first I wanted it on the beach, but then decided against it because I didn't want people in bathing suits watching and in the background of all of the pictures. So this way we still get the beach view and a more intimate surrounding. I am having my reception at the Agora Grill which walks out to the beach. I haven't heard or read anything about the Barcaza, that sounds awesome and unique, and something people will remember!
For photography I am still at a loss! I have looked at the resort photographers photos and for some reason I'm not 100% impressed. I have researched and found a few outside photographers in Punta Cana that I really like, but paying that extra $1,000 to just get them in the resort is a punch to the budget! I also really want to do a Trash the Dress session, so I have to look into that a little more and see how that will also play into the overall budget. Overall, I feel this will be the most stressful thing of all in the whole process and I feel I need to get it figured out ASAP before they get booked!
What are you planning to do for hair/make-up? I have read a lot of mixed reviews about the one at the resort, but as of right now I think I am going to use them.
Are you bringing anything extra with you for the ceremony/reception or any type of welcome gifts/bags for your guests?