Looking into getting married at one of punta cana resorts..I'm ver inrested in the Paradisus resort..please send me more information about your wedding prices
Good morning Veronica,
Congrats on your engagement! Sure, I'd be happy to discuss our services with you. I'll shoot you an e-mail after this as well, but the good news is that we don’t have any fees. We are a unique combination of an event planner and a travel agency. So, we are reimbursed by our suppliers (the hotels, airlines, etc), so we don’t have to charge fees to couples or their guests.
Im looking to get married in Punta Cana. I need more information on wedding prices and packages. Thank you.
I'm looking to get married in Italy in June 2011. Looking for a small group of attendees and a limited budget. Are there budget friendly options in Tuscany or Rome?
My fiance and I are very interested in a destination wedding, and we really liked the Paradisus Punta Cana.
We expect about 250 guests and want to ensure that this wedding is affordable for our guests.We want an all inclusive type arrangement for our guests, and would like to have a reception at the resort.
Can you please send me more information.
Good morning Teenu and Tina,
Thanks for your comments. Because they both touch on budget I figured I'd respond to both of you at the same time. Guest budget is always a concern for couples, as it was for my DW last year. You want to have your wedding in an incredible location and at an incredible resort...but you need it to be affordable so you actually have some guests to enjoy the party with you.
Although costs vary on the destination/hotel you end up choosing, we have found that historically guests tend to purchase a 3-4 night travel package (long weekend), and they usually cost between $750-$1150 per person (including air, hotel, taxes, transfers - and all food and drinks if you choose an all-inclusive property). Tina-we focus mostly on the Caribbean/Mexico, so I don't know about Italy. However, I think it's safe to say that it will be more, and there aren't any all-inclusive resorts there, so everybody will have to add money for food and drink during their stay. You also have to account for the longer flight, so they will probably have to stay longer, which will also increase the price. That's why most people stick closer to home.
Teenu-the above gives you a range for your guests. However, with 250 people you are going to be hit with a big bill for your reception, so don't forget to add that into your budget.
I hope that helps. If you need anything else, or want to learn more about our services and specialists you can e-mail me directly. Happy planning!
Im interested in finding out more about a destination wedding either in punta cana or bahamas please let me know how to find out more
I am interested in a destination wedding. We are planning to invite 50 people. We would like to find the best all inclusive locations for our guest to keep price at a minimum. Would you informing me of the best locations for this?
hi..me n my fiance have been looking alot into having a destination wedding. we were looking into punta cana paradious, but also want to keep in mind $$ for the guest. any ideas in other popular locations in punta cana?
Love the looks and comments about Punta Cana. Can I get more information about costs for wedding and costs for guests?
I am interested in a wedding package for Punta Cana, or other similar caribeean places that you would recommend. Please email me some information with an all inclusive package for our guests, Thank you!
Paradisus Punta Cana is one of my top choices for a DW. I live in Canada. Would you be able to provide some package details? I'm looking at a party of 50.
We are researching for a wedding next June and we would like for someone to contact us. We would really like to talk to someone.
June and Will
I'm interested in the different wedding package you offer in Paradisus Punta Cana. We are looking into getting married next June 2011
Lamont and Ronnetta
Hello, we in finding out about the different wedding packages that is offered in Paradisus Punta Cana. We are planning on getting married May 2012
Can you please give us the wedding package for Paradise, Punta Cana and Puerto Rico? Also, packages for our guests. Can you please email me. Thank you.
Were planning a wedding for April 2011 in Punta Cana and would luv some info on all your packages!!
Mike and I are recently engaged and would like to get married in Mexico in Oct/Nov 2010. We are guestimating approximatley 30-40 guests. This is very short notice. Can it be done? And, on a budget?
Hey, I am very interested in either of the Paradisus' in Dominican Republic. Is it possible for you to contact me ASAP???
Thanks so much. Look forward to speaking with you.
We are looking at coming to punta cana for our wedding but I noticed a lot of your wedding package is stuff that I don't need. For instance, we aren't going to have any guest and won't need our outfits ironed or any flowers. Are there any quotes for just a judge to marry us? We just don't need all of the extras.
Hi, my fiancé and I would like to plan our wedding in Punta Cana for June 2011. We have about 50 guests. We would like an all inclusive, kid-friendly resort that is very reasonable for our guests. Can you send me information about your wedding and private reception packages.
Hi, I am a professional photographer specializing in weddings. I am looking to expand my portfolio and willing to travel as a primary photographer or assistant if my trip is paid for and will not charge for my services. I am going to Punta Cana Sept 21-28, 2010 and if anyone (photographer, couples) need an assistant/2nd photographer, give me a shout. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hey My Name is Maritza and i will love to have my wedding in Punta Can. I need more info of when is the best time to have a weeding
We are looking for a beautiful, laid-back location for a Spring/Summer 2011 wedding for about 60 guests. Affordability is important for a lot of our friends and family, so could you tell me more about what all-inclusives would be best and how to go about getting our guests set up with travel packages? Thanks so much!
HI..my fiance and I went to punta cana this summer.. (2010).. we stay at the paradisus punta cana.. we fall in love with the place.. and we are planning to do our wedding there.. i want to know what are the different package that paradisus offer, also what is included in package.. i am looking for like a beach wedding.. maybe an outdoor or indoor reception.. so far i am thinking that i would probably would have like 40 to 50 people attending.. not sure yet.. but that is what i am looking at so far.. i am not looking for nothing pricy.. just a simple wedding at the beach with a nice reception.. also would love for all my guess to stay at the paradisus and want to know if they get like a discount for booking there.. i am planning my wedding for august 2012. please email me back with some info i would like to start booking the resort by the end of this year or beginning of next year.
Hi, we are interested in having a DW the at Paradsuis, Punta Cana the first week in Aug. 2012. We would probably have 25 -30 guests. Could you please send me some info. We would like to keep the cost down to a minimum for our guests. Please advise
I am planning a June 2011 wedding in Punta Cana for approximately 50 guests and I am trying to find the best deal for my guests as well as myself needing a kid/teen friendly resort.
Is is too late to book something really nice in Punta Cana for Feb 2011? Please let me know, thanks!
my fiance and I are planning destination wedding. i came across this site and wanted more information on different packages that paradisus offer,and what is included in package.i am looking for a beach wedding with local culture( natives as part of the wedding) with an outdoor reception. we are thinking probably 15-20 people will be attending. we would like all our guests to stay at the paradisus and want to know what are the prices like.we want to get married july 2011. i would appreciate if can email me back with some info.
also would be able recommend any other laid-back location.
Hi, what is the best months to get married in Punta Cana? Including best airplain tickets and Hotel packages? Will love to hear more about how you work.
Hello, we are interested in having a DW the at Paradsuis, Punta Cana in Aug. 2012. We would probably have 25 -30 guests. Could you please send me some info. We would like to keep the cost down to a minimum for our guests. Also what is the best and cheapest month to get married in Punta Cana?
We are trying to plan a destination wedding in PUNTA CANA but we aren't receiving any communication from planners there.
I am going to punta cana in june for vacation, want to know how myuch would it cost for a judge to come to resort and marry us. I have two people as guests. dont need all the extras.
I am looking for prices in 2013, and if unknown can you let me know when they would be made available.
Could you please email me some info regarding wedding packages at your establisment(s)? Thanks in advance!
My wife and I just returned from what we had hoped would be a perfect place to hold our wedding ceremony on May 7th, 2011. We chose the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort as most of the reviews we read were good and the resort itself looked beautiful. At first, everything we heard from their Miami-based wedding coordinator (Lauren Harder) sounded great so we went ahead and booked one of their Royal Service Ocean View Suites and invited our families and friends to the wedding. Once our rooms were booked and our deposit was paid to book the wedding day, everything started to go downhill. It would take days (or weeks in some cases) for the coordinator to respond to our emails and they were almost always 'at lunch' when we would call. The whole planning process became incredibly stressful and difficult to the point where we almost cancelled the whole wedding, although we were told we had already paid and would not get our money back anyway even if we cancelled. Our guests had already booked their flights and rooms as well so we went ahead with the planning.
When we first began our plans we had chosen the beach to hold the wedding ceremony but a few days later decided to change to the gazebo location and communicated that to the coordinator and began planning all the details. Two MONTHS later, she told us the gazebo was booked already and we could not use it. We asked her to contact the other wedding party and see if they would possibly switch with us and we were told that they would not switch. We understood that and started our decoration plans again from scratch. This would have been fine until we arrived at the resort to get married and found out that the gazebo was available (and ALWAYS had been) and that the other couple specifically wanted the beach location! I doubt the coordinator even bothered to contact them. We also asked her to check if they could make a custom made cake for us and sent her all the details. She told us that she checked all the bakeries in Punta Cana and that no one could do it, so my wife and I looked on the internet and found a local bakery who said they would be able to make the cake. When we arrived at the resort we asked the on-site wedding coordinator to help with arranging the delivery for the cake and gave her the details of the local bakery. It turns out, the local bakery we found on our own was the same one the resort uses. Again, I doubt the Miami coordinator even bothered to check to see if anyone could make the cake as it would be extra work for her.
When we finally arrived in Punta Cana, we were expecting that everything would finally go smoothly but quickly realized that was not going to happen. Before going to the resort we were asked to send our photos and arrival details so they would be there to welcome us, but when we arrived they had no idea we were even there for our wedding. We had to contact the resort's wedding coordinator to let them know we arrived and to find out how to get in touch with them. A few days later, after telling them we were a bit upset, they had someone make a dove out of bath towels and put some rose petals on our bed, but it was a couple days too late.
The problems continued with our rehearsal dinner. We were sent menus from all the restaurants where we could have it and were told to choose which we wanted. We decided on the Gabi Restaurant and asked if we would be able to order a la carte as it would be for just 12 people. They told us this would be no problem. However, when we arrived, we were told that the Gabi Restaurant would not be open that night and that we would have to go somewhere else, although they still agreed to let us order off the Gabi menu. When we arrived at the restaurant, they began serving us the generic meal rather than let us choose a la carte as promised. It was an embarrassment to have to argue with them again in front of our families after having so many other things go wrong up to that point.
To add to the frustration was our experience with the so-called 'Royal Service' package, which is a complete waste of money. They say there is a 'personal butler' that will be around to help with everything, car service around the resort, local cell-phone use, etc. In actuality, the personal butler is just a couple guys who are responsible for all the Royal Service guests in the entire resort. Service was very slow. As for the car to pick you up, of the ten times we called to get a ride, it only came twice that we know of. After waiting over 30 minutes each time we would finally have to walk as we would be late for our reservations. Also, I have no idea what they mean by having a local cell phone to use. They did not know what we were talking about when we asked about it. We also had issues with the room not being cleaned in a timely manner. My wife had the photographer coming to the room to take photos of her getting ready and the room was barely cleaned in time even after making several calls throughout the day to ask them to come. The room itself was also incredibly noisy due to the wind coming off the ocean and the room was not insulated for the sound so paying up for the Ocean View suite turned out to be the wrong choice.
Also be wary of the Reserve. Although it is a very nice area that some of my guests stayed at, it is as far away from the beach as you can get. If you want to be anywhere close to the beach, do not pay up for the Reserve. If you plan to spend the whole vacation by the pool, the Reserve is nice, but why go all the way to the DR to sit by the pool?
The final frustration was when they tried to be nice and arrange for flower petals to be put on our bed for our wedding night. When we returned to the room we found that they had left a note saying that they decided to take all our valuables out of our room 'for our protection.' Our camera, wallets, jewelry, and anything else that we had not put in the safe were all taken and we had to go to the front desk late at night to retrieve all of it. When we got there, we found that one of my wife's diamond earings was missing. She spent the day after our wedding meeting with security and filling out forms but they basically told her it was not the resort's responsibility even though it was them who took everything out of our room! We have still not heard anything back from them about what they are going to do but based on the overall experience at the resort I am pretty sure they will do nothing.
Now, to be fair, there were a few good things about the resort. Individually, the staff members were very friendly and hard-working, although the overall operation has some severe issues. The on-site wedding coordinators, Miguelina and Jennifer (not to be confused with the absolutely terrible Miami-based coordinator) were very good and helped to make up for a lot of the issues we had. They were able to help us make a last-minute switch to have our ceremony at the gazebo and the decorations were beautiful and organized as planned. The reception we had at the Romantico Restaurant was nice as well. Our photographer, Joaquin, from the studio on the resort was great and very professional (although the pictures were much more expensive than we planned for). Punta Cana itself was also beautiful with incredible beaches and blue water so I would recommend visiting it, although if I were to go back I would definitely choose a different resort if you are looking for a stress free holiday.
The above comment was posted on our blog today.
The unfortunate experiences of this couple highlight why it is better to work through a company like DestinationWeddings.com, and not directly with a resort.
Since DestinationWeddings.com books as many weddings as we do, we are able to resolve issues like these in a timely fashion.
My fiance and I are looking for a Punta Cana wedding, I would love to get any ideas, or information on resorts. Thank you
Hi! I've been working as Punta Cana Wedding Photographer
for the past six years. The top five resorts that I would recomend for a wedding are: Melia Caribe Tropical, Majestic Elegance, Paradisus Palma Real, Paradisus Punta Cana and Now Larimar. We have tons of wedding pictures at these hotels on our web site
I am very interested in having a DW at the Paradsuis, Punta Cana in April/May 2012. I'm looking to have probably 25 -30 guests. Could you please send me some info. We would like to keep the cost down to a minimum for our guests. Please advise.....
I am getting married in May 2012 and would like some more information about destination wedding packages
My fiance and I are planning on having a romantic and symbolic ceremony for our wedding. we are planning on just being the two of us. We are also on the budget so we wanted a place where we could get married and have our honey moon all together. I really like Pradisus in Punta cana but I am not sure what they offer and if they are affordable. Also I want to know if there are any other resorts that you recommend that would be beautiful with excellent service and affordable.
Also we are looking to get married the end of August 2012 to the first or second week of September 2012 preferable September 7th
Hi we are planning on getting married june/july 2012 in Punta Cana. Our top three resorts are Paradius Palm Real, Magestic colonial, and RIU Palace. I think we might have about 50-75 people. What type of packages do you have with these resorts and waht is your opinion about these 3 places?
we are looking to get married in sept 22,2012 can you help me and my future wife to planned our wedding. than you
I am planning a wedding in Punta Cana for Feb, and I am wondering what time of day it is best to have a wedding on the beach. Thanks!
William - Thank you for your interest in DestinationWeddings.com. I just e-mailed you some information on our services, so please be sure to check your inbox! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail me back!
Lily - The time of beach ceremonies are really up to the couple. Some brides and grooms like to get married bright and early at 9 AM so they can enjoy the rest of the day celebrating whereas others enjoy an afternoon ceremony. With many of our past couples, we have seen that late afternoon ceremonies are preferred!
Hi, we just got engaged and would love to have our wedding at paradisus. It will be around 25-30 people attending. We really need help. Can you please send me info on your services? Thanks
Rob and Ellie - I just sent you an e-mail about our services. Please check your inbox! Thanks!
My son and fiancee are planning destination wedding. i came across this site and wanted more information on different packages that paradisus offer,and what is included in package.They are looking for a beach wedding with an outdoor reception. They are thinking probably 20-40 people will be attending. They would like all guests to stay at the paradisus and want to know what are the prices like.They are thinking April 2013 to have the wedding. i would appreciate if can email me back with some info.
also would be able recommend any other laid-back location.
I'm looking for information for a destination wedding in Punta Cana. We will have anywhere between 30-60 people in attendance and would really like to get married on a specific day, but I have a feeling the flights from Calgary don't work well with that date. Can you please contact me about your services? Thank you!
hi, i need some info abt wedding destination. somewhere on a beach (ex, mexico, dominicana republic)i know nothing about them but am interested in one. Would love to get an idea what the cost would be (roughly). for abt 10 people, all inclusive, for 1 week, with the wedding ceremony, pls contact me asap. thank you !!!!!!!!!!
Please check your e-mail for a response to your inquiry.
Paradisus Punta Cana is one of my top choices for a DW. I live in Canada. Would you be able to provide some package details? I'm looking at a party of 50.
Hello :) I am thinking it might be more stress-free to use a company such as yours for our DW...we are interested in Punta Cana for May of 2013. Could you please send me info on how to begin? We will most likely have 20-30 guests.
Thank you so much,
Christina and Mike
We're so glad you're interested in using our services and we would love to help you plan your dream destination wedding! Our specialists have years of travel experience and your specialist will be able to provide you with recommendations and assist you will booking all your travel arrangements for you and your guests. If you're looking for more information on how our services work, call 1-888-536-1923 between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm EST M-F. If you're ready to start planning now, click here
That looks like a beautiful location for a wedding.
Punta Cana is a great place for a wedding. A friend of mines had here wedding on one of the beaches and it was a really beautiful wedding.
Does anybody know what is the best day to get married???
Gary, There are so many factors and much of it comes down to personal preference, your guests, and where/when you are getting married! Please call our hotline at 1-888-536-1923 (between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm EST) and one of our representatives would be happy to give you more information on our services and answer any questions you may have. Thank you!
I was engaged this past April and I am now beginning to look into destination weddings. We are very interested in Mexico-Punta Cana or Riviera Maya. PLEASE send me some info. It will be a very small ceremony, just bride, groom and 3-6 guests.
My fiancé and I are looking for a beautiful and fun beach wedding in Punta Cana. We are looking for something a year from now either October 2013 or November 2013. Our guest list is about 30 people give or take a few numbers. I would love to hear back on details as we are looking to set our date and send out save the dates asap.
Punta Cana is a fabulous place to have a beach wedding! We'd love to help you get started planning. Give our customer service department a call between 9am -9pm EST, from Monday through Friday at at 888-536-1923.