I haven’t been checking these boards in a really long time. Bavarobride - I might be able to help you out as I got married at Bavaro Princess in June 2006 with 50 people attending. I also went to Bavaro Princess back in June 2003. We chose this resort to get married at because I have only heard fantastic things about the wedding coordinator, Francelia. And trust me, they are all true. She is awesome. Bavaro Princess is an older resort but the rooms are huge, the resort if huge and there is plenty of things for your group to do. The pool is great, the strip of beach is beautiful and the staff is so friendly. While I was there for my wedding week, my whole group took advantage of the a la carte restaurants. I think that I only ate at the main buffet once. If you are a meat eater, PLEASE have the Argentinean steak there, it is to die for and all my guests can not stop talking about it. A few people in my group did get sick (upset stomach), but most of the people who were ill were people who drank too much, played out in the sun too long and didn’t have water or were pregnant and didn’t know. You just have to tell your guests to be careful with what they chose to eat.
Everyone in my group had an awesome time. We still talk about it to this day. For many of the older guests, it was their first time to an all-inclusive and they can’t stop raving about it and want to go again. For those who have been, they liked the fact that we had so many people and that we were always having fun - day or night.
I could type a novel here, so if you have any specific questions, just pm me.
Don’t worry about it, it’s not so much the resort you choose, the service, food, etc…it’s the people who you are going with who make the whole trip and wedding fun. You have to make the most of it. Let me tell you this one last thing, we had a guy on our trip and it was his first all-inclusive. He got sunburnt, got a heat rash, had an upset stomach, everything possible, but he was still out and partying with us. It didn’t stop him from enjoying himself. He was just glad to be away relaxing and there for our wedding.
I really should stop now…