(Closed) Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) Destination Wedding—Need Advice!

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
418 posts
Helper bee

Detination weddings in the summer months are the worst if you are doing an outdoor ceremony.  Your guests have to get dressed up and wait in the scorching sun usually with no ventilation for 30min-1hr.  You should keep this in mind when planning the time of your ceremony.

we just got back from a destination wedding in Punta Cana in Feb and it was uncomfrotably hot during the ceremony at 4:30.

The bride spent about 20k and did the ceremony and reception off the resort.  It was a beautiful night and she did get a lot of extras, so your budget seems resonable.

Post # 4
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I got married in Cabo, so a different area but it costed about 10K (excluding trip/rings/dress/honeymoon). I would think 15K is definitely enough. Are you getting married at the hotel? Check out the hotel websites for cost ideas. They should show packages. We got married at a RIU. Are you booking through a travel agent? Maybe they can give you a contact at the hotel for more information. They should have wedding planners onsite. I definitely suggest using a travel agent! By The Way, I got married in August too because two parents are teachers. It was hot but totally fine. The ceremony was only 20 mins. Everyone had a great time.

Post # 6
6 posts
  • Wedding: February 2017

Hi stephflo! Are you part of the Punta Cana Brides FB group? There’s one geared towards the off resort restaurants (Hurucan, Jellyfish, Kukua, etc) and just about vendors in general in Punta Cana. There’s tons of ladies who have had their wedding or are planning it at all of the different off resort venues. We’re doing an on resort wedding but the group is still super helpful.

Majestic is an amazing resort! That’s where we’re staying/having our wedding. We’ve actually been there twice before and get great service every time. Even the most basic room type is still the biggest hotel room we’ve stayed in!

Post # 8
26 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

Dont go with Caribbean Celebrations company for your decor, they charge you an arm and a leg and think they can take advantage of you.

Post # 10
172 posts
Blushing bee

A lot of resorts have a full service option for weddings – you could probably get away with 10k if you look for the most reasonable options. I’ve never stayed at the others but I know the RIU is gorgeous. Alsol and Hard Rock are great, slightly more pricey options as well. 

Post # 11
1511 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe is great (where I’m getting married). I also heard the Jellyfish is a good reception venue.

Post # 12
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2018

I am getting married at Breathless Punta Cana. I love the Dominican Republic. My resort has given me some great oncessions. It also applies to my guest

Post # 13
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2019

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stephflo :  Hi,


I’m looking at doing a destination wedding in Punta Cana. Where did you stay and did you enjoy it?!


Thank you,



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