5 Ways To Make Your Dream Wedding A Reality In The Dominican Republic

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Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort will make all destination wedding dreams a reality.

Close your eyes. When you think of your dream wedding, what do you see? The one you love, of course. Your closest friends and family members all gathered around, naturally. But where exactly do you picture your big day? Perhaps a pristine Caribbean beach, white sand bordering sparkling turquoise water, palm trees swaying gently in the tropical breeze? Now open your eyes – because this isn’t just a daydream. Discover five ways to make your dream wedding a reality in the Dominican Republic.

1. Discover the Dominican Republic
Your destination wedding should be in an exotic and alluring place. But you also don’t want to make it a challenge for your guests to get there. The Dominican Republic is the ideal Caribbean spot – a world away, but easy to get to. According to a recent report from Delta Air Lines, Punta Cana is the second-most popular place for a romantic destination wedding. Offering direct flights from over 28 countries and 96 cities around the world, Punta Cana International Airport is just a short drive from Bávaro, home to some of the Dominican Republic’s greatest all-inclusive luxury resorts. You and your guests will be celebrating in no time.

Before and after the wedding, there’s a world of fun and adventure for you and you guests to uncover. The calm waters of the Caribbean Sea offer unforgettable snorkeling and scuba diving adventures, and the windsurfing and kayaking experiences are unparalleled. Don’t miss the chance to visit the otherworldly Saona Island, where you’ll find crystal clear waters (perfect for snorkeling) and postcard-worthy beaches. Nearby Punta Cana, meanwhile, is filled with shopping options, nightlife excitement and authentic Dominican cuisine.

2. Find the perfect beach for your wedding ceremony
With more than 1,000 miles of sparkling coastline, the Dominican Republic isn’t short on beaches. But if you have to choose just one for your oceanside wedding, try Bávaro Beach. According to millions of TripAdvisor® reviewers across the globe, Bávaro Beach is one of the Top 10 Beaches In The World. For weddings, you have two beachside options: tie the knot in the presence of your friends and family under a beautiful curtained arch, with the sparkling turquoise ocean in the background or plan a ceremony underneath an exquisite white gazebo, the big moment framed by the sand, sky and sea.

3. Elope!
Maybe you’re looking for a more spontaneous wedding? The Dominican Republic is the ultimate place to run away together in an extraordinary fashion – but without all the fuss. Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort has just introduced its “Tropical Love – Just For Two” package. Book your accommodations and for just $500 more, you’ll get:

  • Basic decoration for a ceremony on the beach with a half Huppa and white looms
  • Tropical flowers wedding bouquet for the bride
  • Boutonniere for the groom
  • Centerpiece with tropical flowers for the ceremony table
  • Officiant for the symbolic wedding in Spanish or English
  • Wedding cake
  • Toast
  • Dinner at an a la carte restaurant (subject to availability)
  • Wedding room decoration on your wedding night
  • Romantic breakfast in your room on the morning after your wedding

The new “Tropical Love – Just for Two” package is travel agent commissionable and must be booked by contacting the resort directly at: bavaro.weddings@barcelo.com.

4. Customize your wedding
Your special day should be exactly as you imagine it. Dominican Republic Hotels excel at providing wedding packages and services–including help with marriage certificates, hiring event planners and photographers, booking spa treatments, a personalized wedding cake, catering, music, and flower arrangements, among other details, leaving the bride and groom to focus on enjoying the journey.

“At Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, our goal is simple: we want your wedding to be perfect,” says Margari Llulis Morillo, the property’s Weddings Manager. “Here, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in a Caribbean destination wedding. Brides and grooms at Barceló Bávaro will find everything they always dreamed of here.”

5. Book a romantic suite
Your dream wedding deserves a dream suite – a place where you can relax and unwind. The Barceló Bávaro Palace Panoramic Suite Ocean Front - Premium Level overlooks the sea, providing a stress-free escape for you and the one you love. Or for a deep dive into pure luxury, try the Presidential Suite Ocean Front - Premium Level. This expansive suite offers more than 10,000 square feet of comfort, with spectacular views of the sea. Another option is a Suite Ocean Front - Premium Level at Barceló Bávaro Beach. As an adults-only resort, guests will have an added level of exclusivity and relaxation to a honeymoon and/or destination wedding.

A Dominican Republic destination wedding offers the perfect combination of luxury and romance in one of the most idyllic spots in the world. Start planning now.


About Barceló Hotel Group
Barceló Hotel Group, the hotel division of the Barceló Group, is the second largest hospitality chain in Spain and the 31st largest in the world. It currently operates 251 four- and five-star leisure and city hotels with over 55,000 rooms in 22 countries. Barceló Hotel Group properties are marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels.

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