@Kerrierf Thanks so much for that link. Yeah, I agree, I am not very impressed by that vendor so we may have to just pay the extra money to get the pictures that we want. Unfortunately we don't have any guest who are photographers.
So sorry I have been MIA for so long. Things have been very busy but we have been very productive. I found a dress and we have about 60 confirmed guest at this point which is amazing. All of my friends think I am crazy because we have been doing things so early lol. We are also doing a symbolic ceremony like @Meandhim.
Where I am stuck right now is the photographer. What are you guys doing? it is 500 dollars to have an outside vendor to come to the hotel which is crazy! but it is one of the few things that we are okay with paying a bit more for. Is there a website for the hotel photographer?
@Mels84, the big day is coming up soon. Can't wait to hear how it goes for you.
I don't know if you know of us or not.. but we are Canadian wedding photographers from Vancouver. We live here 6 or so months out of the year October - May. There are so many options for amazing wedding photography right here in Punta Cana... my husband and I being one of them. We've shot at Grand Palladium as well... beautiful resort. & As a heads up... we were able to come onto the property to shoot the wedding with a one nights stay booked instead of the vendor fee. I don't know if the rules have changed since last year.. but something to look into with your coordinator for sure. It saved our couple about $200 having us booked into a room instead.
All the best in your planning! If you have any specific questions as well about the ins and outs of having a dominican wedding, please feel free to ask. =)
Enjoy the process!
XOXO - Rob + Mel