Post # 1
hello weding bees!!! 🙂
so I’m not toooo familiar with this website yet, but found some awesome tips and advice from fellow brides…thank you GOOGLE! (what would we do without that?!)
My bf of 3.5 years proposed to me Nov 30 2012, just two days after my birthday. since then, the planning has begun!! people are askin for wedding dates and it’s almost been 2 months and still nothing in stone!
We originally thought a wedding here in our city (Toronto) but after going to 4-5 different banquet halls and their OH SO MODEST pricing, we opted for a destination wedding!! 🙂 And we couldn’t be more excited.
At first my fiance was not up to it because he thinks NO ONE will show up…but after running it by a few friends and family, it seems we’ll have quite the party after all!! of course, things can change along the way.
After speaking to a friend of mine, who is having her own wedding this July in Punta Cana, she told me just to do what WE want…and the rest will follow. So if WE don’t feel like spending minimum $25k on a wedding for 5-7 hours here….we sure as hell won’t do it!! We’d much rather enjoy having only our closest friends n fam miles away from this cold canadian weather, and have a vacation and make our wedding memorable!
So that’s how we came about deciding on a DW. We are definitely goin for PUNTA CANA…specifically looking at the BARCELO PUNTA CANA resort.
Any brides in the midst of planning their wedding there?
who’s your coordinator? I JUST received an email back from Evelyn V with all the packages.
I am praying and hoping this journey we are about to embark on will be the least stressful as it possibly can be. (main reason why i’m doin a DW)….and I hope that all you brides out there goin through this can help me out!
happy friday! xoxo
Post # 3
@CantWaitForMyDW: Congrats girl and welcome to the site, You will love it and soon be addicted! Your wedding sounds awesome, you got room for one more?!?
Post # 4
welcome!! you will soon be an addict!
Post # 5
id suggest looking at the bestdestinationwedding.com forum….there are loads of resort reviews, vendor info,+ brides planning at same place =)
eg this thread
you can compare that hotel to other resorts and see what other brides are doing, there si loads of punta cana resort info 🙂 im on the site, but the mexico threads so i cant help much with specifics in the DR!
Post # 6
@CantWaitForMyDW: Congrats! I’m also a Toronto Bee and will be having my wedding in Cuba this April 🙂 I have an amazing destination wedding coordinator and have 58 confirmed guests for our wedding so far! Let me know if you have any questions..I would be happy to help
Post # 7
@CantWaitForMyDW: Welcome! The bee is great – you’ll love it here 🙂 You will also love Punta Cana – we went there for our honeymoon, and it was beautiful and relaxing!
Post # 9
Welcome! Let the craziness begin.
Post # 10
Welcome! Wedding bee is like Facebook addictive and a good procrastinator. In fact I chose between the two I deactivated my Facebook account!
Post # 11
I am also having a DW but not in the Carib :). Happy Planning.
Post # 12
Congrats! I had my wedding in Punta Cana. We had it at the Melia Caribe Tropical. Let me know if you have any questions!
Post # 13
I’m having my wedding at a Barcelo resort, only mines in the Mayan Riveria. Barcelo is awesome!
Post # 14
Wow! I’m so surprised by all the sweet welcomes from all of u! This definitely feels nice! thank u so much for makin me feel welcome.
Well I’d like to fin form u all of my progress! We have a DATE!
Crazy I know cuz just days ago I was stressing n thinking I was moving too slow.
So we went into see a travel agent/planner today at absolutewedsite and they went into detail of how they work and it’s basically a weddin planner that does all the work for u ! There’s not fees. (I asked more than once) and they have great relationships with major resorts. One being with the Barcelo punta Cana resort we were interested in!
Long story short. They found an amazing rate for us and we booked!! Just gotta put a deposit on Monday
Has anyone heard of absolutewedsite?? (Www.absolutewedsite.com) or has anyone worked with them before!? Is there anything I need to know?
i just googled reviews on them but they seem quite legit and scam-free!