An intimate destination wedding in Punta Cana can be a magical experience!
Picture this: You’re exchanging vows surrounded by the most turquoise ocean color there is, while the Caribbean sun gently caresses your skin. It’s just you, the love of your life and (maybe) your closest friends and family witnessing this perfect moment.
If you’re reading this and thinking “OMG, YES!”, read on as we guide you through the process of planning. You’ll find out the most important things to focus on for a perfect intimate destination wedding.
Choosing a wedding location
First things first.
If you thought that your only option for a wedding in Punta Cana is your hotel – you’re in for a surprise. The real hidden gems are the off-site wedding locations. And we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s not going to be easy to choose!
Sandy white beaches, lush tropical gardens, a boat venue for a dream ceremony on the water… They all have one thing in common – being THE backdrop for a picture-perfect intimate destination wedding.
If you’re worried about the cost, let us reassure you – the private wedding venues in Punta Cana are actually more cost-effective than the ones in the resorts.
This is simply because the private wedding venues are waaay more flexible with your budget. Even more – they will manage to customize your entire wedding experience. Once you set your heart on a location, deciding on decoration, bells and whistles will be much easier to do.
Choosing a wedding planner
If you’re thinking: “I can plan my destination wedding by myself” you may be right, but this will definitely take a GREAT amount of time and energy.
If you’ve never been to the Dominican Republic before and never experienced the culture, it might be best to leave the planning to a professional that can easily connect the best of both worlds.
Especially if you’re detail oriented and strive for perfection – a local wedding planner will be an ally like no other. A good wedding planner will actually help you save budget, while creating the wedding experience of your dreams.
Aim for a planner that lives in Punta Cana full-time, is very well connected with vendors and local companies, and provides plenty of choice on private wedding venues.
Finally, the stay.
Post COVID-19, the Dominican Republic tourism professionals have taken all the important measures to make sure guests are safe and healthy at all times. You will be perfectly safe staying at one of over 100 amazing hotel properties.
If you decide to celebrate your wedding at a private venue, you can stay at a resort that is ideally close to your wedding location. Your wedding planner should be able to give you ideas and make suggestions about hotel options. They should also organize transport for your group on the big day.
Another great accommodation option are private villas, beach apartments or bungalows. This type of accommodation allows you to experience local life even more. Especially when traveling with a small group – private accommodation can be an awesome alternative for your stay.
To sum up:
Planning to get married in the Dominican Republic can be a very easy and relaxing process. Just focus on the important things and use the help of an experienced local wedding planner. It’s a proven recipe for an unforgettable wedding!
For inspiration feel free check out our instagram account or visit our weddings page. Our team can help you plan your destination wedding and will support you from the very first moment you contact us.