Weddings in Punta Cana
Weddings in Punta Cana or simply planning
your honeymoon, you've got the right place.
Why do people plan weddings in Punta Cana?
This is a laid-back exciting way to start off the new chapter of
your lives as a couple. Hey, it also
creates a little mini-vacation
for you and all of your guests as well.
Most conventional weddings are set up so that you
don’t really get to spend any time with your guests at all. You
spend an incredible amount of money and a year planning the event
and it’s over in an instant. Your wedding will be memorable no matter
how you do it. But imagine a Punta Cana wedding, spending a few
days in paradise with your closest group of friends and saying “I
do” with the Caribbean as your backdrop. Weddings in Punta Cana,the
memories of a lifetime!
With the world the way it is today, chances are that
many of the “must invite’ guests that you really want to see and
share the experience with are coming from out of town. They are
going to spend a significant amount of money to attend no matter
where it’s held, attending weddings in Punta Cana make them feel
like they got something out of it.
A conventional wedding costs a fortune. By the time
you invite the hundreds of guests, pay for the church, dinner, entertainment
and whatever else, you’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars. Weddings
in Punta Cana have the potential to create a much more memorable
experience and possibly save you 20 to 30 thousand dollars.
Weddings in Punta Cana are not for everyone, it is
a little more of a relaxed setting; everything runs on “island time”.
The day will not be planned out to the last millisecond, you’ll
need to roll with the punches a little bit. If you are a type A
personality and can’t handle that, don’t plan your wedding in Punta
Cana. If you can imagine yourself letting go of the reigns a little
bit, imagine the time you’ll have, imagine the pictures!
Destination Caribbean Wedding
Victoria K has been the lead wedding planner for All
Inclusive Resorts for years. She's become so popular that she's
leading a new division of All Inclusive Resorts Inc specializing
in Caribbean Destination Weddings. The best part about Victoria K and
All-Inclusive-Weddings.com is that if you book your rooms with them
they take care of your destination Caribbean wedding planning at
NO additional charge. Their group rates are also
better than anything you'll find elsewhere and if something goes
wrong at the hotel it's nice to know you'll have a team of people
working to straighten it out for you.
Victoria K's new All-Inclusive-Weddings.com website isn't
finished yet, but her business is definitely off to the races. It's
very nice to know that if something goes wrong with your arrangements
at the hotel that you'll have a team of planners and all the resources
of All-Inclusive-Resorts.com in your corner. Ask
her to quote your wedding, you won't be disappointed.
Suggested Punta Cana Wedding
Bahia Principe Bavaro Weddings
(Diamond Wedding Resort)
Victoria K's Diamond wedding resort in Punta Cana is
the Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro. This resort is absolutely beautiful
and has the best mix of luxury, service, food and activities. The
resort offers everything you'd expect from a luxury resort at a
very reasonable price. Brides never come back from Bahia Principe
Dreams Punta Cana Weddings
Dreams Punta Cana took over Sunscape the Beach Punta
Cana in February 2008 and has been doing a great job on weddings.
They provide pretty much the same level of service as Bahia Principe
with a little different twist. This is a beautiful resort, but keep
in mind that it runs almost 80% more expensive than Bahia Principe.
4 Star Punta Cana Wedding Resorts
The 4 star Punta Cana wedding resorts that do the
best job of destination weddings are
- Grand Paradise Bavaro Weddings
- Tropical Princess Weddings
- Caribe Club Princess Weddings.
These 3 resorts are really the only 4 star resorts
that we'd recommend for your big day. We've seen weddings at all
3 of them and they really do an excellent job for a four star resort.
Remember to be very careful when selecting Punta Cana wedding resorts.
You definitely don't want to find out once it's too late that a
resort is really not set up to create your perfect Caribbean beach
Planning your own Caribbean
Planning the wedding: most people plan their
own conventional weddings which are a thousand times more work;
you can plan a wedding in Punta Cana yourself. There really isn’t
that much to be done. However, people do tend to overlook some of
the details and dealing with the weddings coordinators at the hotels
can sometimes be a little overwhelming. What
to look for in a Caribbean Wedding planner. Again, I strongly
suggest that you give Victoria K a try: she'll get it right and she
offers free destination wedding planning!
Here is a list of things you should know and think
about when planning weddings in Punta Cana.
- Yes, weddings in Punta Cana are legal everywhere in the world.
- Create a list of “must invite” guests that you wouldn’t get
married without and check that they’d be able to make it. You
might have to be a little forceful with direct family, they’re
always more opinionated than the rest of the guests. You do not
need to invite Aunt Ethel who you haven’t seen in fifteen years!
Weddings on the beach are for direct family and close-knit friends
- Planning a year in advance for weddings in Punta Cana will
insure higher attendance (and get you better deals).
- Guests usually pay their own way to weddings in Punta Cana.
However, you are saving a lot of money by having your wedding
in paradise. If there are a couple “must be there” people who
can’t afford it, contributing to their travel costs is a good
idea (just don’t publicize it).
- Many of the resorts claim to offer free
weddings in Punta Cana, but you usually have to pay notary
and licensing fees. Most of these "free Punta Cana weddings"
also force you into expensive upgrades. Look for the asterisk
beside the offers on their websites. Check out this page to see
why there really is no such thing as Punta Cana free weddings.
- The reason they offer free weddings is because they know they
will make the money back from your guests booking with them and
forcing the wedding couple to book a more expensive suite. Hey,
that’s just smart business! But if they’re trying to charge you
extra and aren’t offering your guests any kind of rebate, look
- Many resorts now offer a deal for groups instead, such as the
21st client in your group is free. This works out to basically
the same thing.
- Usually, the basic wedding package is very “low frills”, you
are probably going to want to make some upgrades, but choose them
carefully. You can very quickly add thousands of dollars in costs.
- Most wedding packages are based on ten guests, with additional
costs for every subsequent guest.
- The upgrades that I suggest are paying a little extra for a
private reception (yes they will put you in a shared area if you
don’t ask) and a photographer’s services. You want to have great
pictures of the event.
- Most resorts have a wedding event planner who will send you
all the information you need. Ask them to e-mail you pictures
of other weddings so you can see how beautiful the backdrops are.
- Do not expect this person to spend a week straight with you
when you get there, they’re busy planning the next day’s events.
Usually, they wait ‘til the day before to walk you through the
sequence of events so don’t get uptight (relax, you’re on vacation).
However, do try to book a little time with this person on the
day you get there just so you know where things will take place.
- Check out what the requirements
to get married in Punta Cana are.
- Booking online is (almost) always cheaper, but some people
like to have a travel agent that all of their guests can speak
to. The further you plan in advance, the easier it is for everyone
to book online, just forward all of the info to your guests. All
Inclusive Resorts offers the best of both worlds. Unbeatable
wholesale prices and you'll have your own wedding rep that will
be available to you and your guests until you get home.
- Booking a package, air and hotel together is easy and a must
for Canadian couples (where Charter flights rule). However, buying
land and air separately is often cheaper for US travelers. Many
of your guests will be flying in from different cities. Ask your
travel agent to find you prices on land-only and a package, it
will give your guests options. Besides, if you plan your wedding
well in advance, you'll be amazed at how many of your guests will
want to fly on points.
- Most of the time, the bride and groom want to hang out with
their guests for the whole wedding vacation. If you really want
to have a private honeymoon, arrange a transfer to another hotel
for a few days after the wedding.
- Hold a party when you get back for all the people that couldn’t
come to your wedding in Punta Cana. This way you don’t miss out
on the best part of a conventional wedding, the presents!
We book everything we do with All
Inclusive Resorts. They have the best prices and offer unbelievable
service. If you're planning a Punta Cana wedding, they're your best
All Inclusive Resorts will deliver great
prices and they'll even build and host your own wedding website
at no charge. They'll be with you every step of the way and put
you at ease whenever the wedding jitters start to kick in.
Awesome wedding tip
- Here’s a Punta Cana wedding tip that you won’t find anywhere
else. Most resorts have a surcharge for a private dinner or reception
after the ceremony, which most couples opt for (who wants to eat
with the rest of the resort after your wedding). My suggestion
is to go by water-taxi to the most romantic spot in Punta Cana
Jellyfish Restaurant. It’s an awesome, romantic setting –
right on the beach and the food is better than anything else around.
Just give Gabriel & Wanda a call and ask them for advice
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