Post # 1
We had planned a cruise wedding for OCt. but then 3 of our friends/sisters all got pregnant and will NOT be able to cruise.
Now we are looking into all-inclusive resorts. Club Med in Sandpiper is one. Rates are great right now but not sure on wedding prices. Seems crazy to pay for food at a receiption when it is an All-Inclusive resort and all our guests will be spending the week with us.
ideas, suggestions, advice?
Post # 3
My cousin is getting married at the Melia Caribe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I am really excited about going…the place looks incredible. I know that she’s on a budget and our package was not all that expensive so you may want to check that out. October weather might be crazy though in the Caribbean…Good luck!
Post # 4
We’re getting married at the Riu Palace Paradise Island, Bahamas. It is all-inclusive was was completely renovated in November. It is located next door to the Atlantis, and you can visit the Atlantis (aquarium and waterpark for families and good for those who want casinos and party-life). The prices at the Riu are excellent and the wedding is reasonable too. Good luck with your planning! I think I looked at about 1000 locations before making the decision! We just kept coming back to this resort as the place that met all of our needs.
Post # 5
Hi shoten – I can’t recommend anything from personal experience, but I’d highly recommend you check out ‘Best Destination Weddings Forum.’ There’s a section specific to wedding reviews and it’s wonderful stuff; other Destination Wedding brides post info, pictures, and let others know exactly what their experience was like.
Good luck and happy planning!
Post # 6
I’m getting married at the Melia in Punta Cana as well, and am super excited!! Hotel rates are fair, as well as their wedding package prices.
All of the all-inclusives I looked at in Punta Cana and Montego Bay, Jamaica had separate prices for wedding packages, but most resorts have free packages with some stipulations.
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
Grand Palladium in the Riviera Maya. You can pay a cost per plate and have a private reception (which is what were doing) or they can section off a portion of a restaurant for you for no charge. The terrace at the Italian restaurantthere is BEAUTIFUL and where a lot of brides hold thiers.
Post # 8
We loved our Destination Wedding wedding in beautiful and affordable Jamaica. The resort was terrific, and out guests appreciated the adults-only all-inclusive affordability it offered. Breezes Rio Bueno’s on-staff coordinator was great too.
Post # 9
I got married at the Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana in January. The place is amazing, and affordable. Very good food, and the wedding coordinator who worked with us was very efficient. Check it out.
If you like the pics, remember that none of them do justice to the place.
Post # 10
Grand Palladium in Riviera Maya has an adult-only Suites, the Royal Suites Yucatan (on the same site). They have a private section on the beach for the wedding, and a private à la carte restaurant where the ceremony can take place (private section).
The Wedding Coordination however is 2k$, but they take care of everything…. the JOP, paperwork, blood samples (obligatory in Mexico), etc….
Having been there a few years in a row, watching others getting married, it was a simple choice for us when the question came up…
Post # 11
I am getting married at the Dreams Palm Beach in Punta Cana. I ultimately chose this hotel because Fiance and I wanted to keep the package to join us as reasonable as possible while still having it at a really nice hotel. All inclusive hotel, flight,and transfers for only $800 for 4 nights. That’s pretty good! Most of the places I checked out charge you per head although the guests have the all inclusive package. I don’t understand it or agree with it but I couldn’t really get around it either. Good Luck 🙂