I have booked my wedding at the Melia Caribe for Jan 2013, and with this much time to plan I am hoping to get some help because even though I am getting married down south I am not willing to compromise anything for my wedding day!
First question: I have heard mixed reviews about the onsite wedding photographers, does anyone have information on local photographers in the DR that you can hire outside of the resort? I am looking into bringing someone from my home town but not sure if that is affordable. Pictures are a huge concern for me!
Secondly, I have a group size between 40-70 people so does the resort assist with placing people close together on the resort or are people scattered? If our room is upgraded does that change the location of the room at all? What is the difference between royal service and non royal service, like what does that give you??
Where is best to hold the cocktail party, and does the pictures of the bridal party take place while your guests are at the cocktail party?
Has anyone booked their reception at the Tropical Convention center? Any thoughts on the location of that venue and what to do with your guests afterwards to keep the party going? Not sure if I want to invest in a DJ.
Any opinions about the colour of wedding dress? I am having trouble picking between a white ivory and white, because the garden gazebo is white and not sure if the ivory will clash?
Would appreciate any thoughts!!!