I got the following message from my wedding coordinators at Barcelo PC stating that the government had raised the price for all weddings in the DR, and we would be charged another $270 accordingly. I’m just wondering if anyone from other resorts received the same notification, because if not, I will be challenging them on this. Please let me know!
(this is also posted on the thread for Barcelo PC, but didn’t know if everyone would check it or not) ???
We are contacting you today as we have to inform you about an important increase of the wedding fee. The judge informed us that the Dominican government raised the wedding fee by US$ 270 as of Jan. 26th. That means that we unfortunately have to charge you besides the wedding fee that is stated in the wedding package additionally US$ 270. We are really sorry for any inconveniences this may cause but this situation is out of our hands as this decision was made by the government and applies for all weddings in the Dominican Republic.
As a compromise we could offer you to get legally married back home and then have a symbolic wedding here. The fee for this type of ceremony is US$ 190.