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Dominican Republic Wedding Package Overview

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Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things Dominican Republic wedding packages!

How do weddings in the DR work legally? What is included in a Dominican Republic wedding package? How does an all-inclusive wedding package even work?

After helping thousands of couples plan their daydream destination weddings, we’ve learned a thing or two.

We’re ready to share some of that know-how with you right now!

What is an All-Inclusive Wedding Package and What’s Included?

A wedding set up using a Dominican Republic Wedding Package

A destination wedding package is a pre-curated bundle of amenities and perks for your big day. 

It’s everything you need, saving you both time and money. 

Instead of fielding dozens of calls and emails to different venues for flowers, music, food, and so on, you simply pick your preferred package, and voila – you’re off to the races!

Instead of 10 charges, couples will end up paying for 3 things: their flight, suite, and wedding package.

On average, a wedding package will include the following basic amenities:

  • The venue and wedding location of your choice, with basic décor
  • Table and chair linens
  • Floral arrangements
  • Ceremony music
  • Champagne or sparkling wine toast
  • A semi-private reception venue, such as a restaurant or ballroom at the resort property
  • Catering and open bar service
  • Wedding couple premiums, like a couple’s massage, room upgrade, or a candlelit beach dinner
  • Complimentary honeymoon stay

These all-inclusive packages also typically include the following!

Wedding Planner and Coordinator

Papers being held by a wedding planner that will help you pick out your Dominican Republic Wedding Package

The onsite wedding planner and wedding coordinator is the biggest and best inclusion of destination wedding packages.

These two ensure that every detail of your special day has been thought out and taken care of. 

Instead of biting your nails over whether the catering company will arrive on time until the last minute before your ceremony, you can kick back and sip a mimosa in paradise, knowing that everything has been taken care of!

The resort’s wedding planner will work with you personally to finalize the details of your wedding package and any additional add-ons. 

Your wedding coordinator handles all logistical concerns, like your venue setup, catering deliveries, and many more.

Furniture and Decor

Outdoor ceremony set up with furniture for a Dominican Republic destination wedding

Basic furniture is included as part of all-inclusive wedding packages for your ceremony and reception.

Chairs, tables, linens, and fashionable décor accessories are often included, however it varies depending on the package.

Food and Alcohol

Delicious food is included with Dominican Republic Wedding Package

Couples and their guests won’t go hungry with all-inclusive resorts’ upscale eateries and bars.

Restaurants differ from resort to resort, and some packages include more expensive, upscale dining options, like dessert bars or wagyu burger sliders.

The quality of alcohol served to you and your wedding party will depend on your package.

Beer and wine are typically included in less expensive packages, while open bars and specialty drinks are included in more expensive packages.

Determine the wedding package and food/drink packages that suit you and your guest list by working with the resort’s wedding planner!

Are All-Inclusive Packages in the Dominican Republic Expensive?

Miniature bride and groom next to stacks of quarters

Typically, a destination wedding is less expensive than a local ceremony conducted in the US!

A destination wedding generally costs between $5,000 and $10,000, depending on the facilities and extras you select.

According to a 2021 survey, a US wedding typically costs $28,000. And that’s for the wedding day alone, not accounting for the honeymoon!

One of the many advantages of a destination wedding is that it combines a tropical wedding with a romantic honeymoon and an extraordinary vacation! 

A destination wedding is not only beautiful, but your honeymoon starts the second you say ‘I do!’

How Do Dominican Republic Wedding Packages Work Legally?

Scales of law in front of a book

There are some differences between Dominican Republic weddings and US-based ceremonies.

For one, most onsite Civil Ceremonies are held in Spanish. Therefore, you will receive your marriage certificate in Spanish, which needs to be legalized and translated into English after your ceremony. 

In addition, you will need the following:

  • Birth Record of Bride and Groom or certified copy of the birth certificate. 
  • Notarized Declaration of Single status for the Bride and Groom. (If necessary, you may need to submit two copies of the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate.)
  • Photocopy of Bride/Groom’s Passport
  • Photocopies of Witnesses Passports (can’t be family members)

Best Dominican Republic All-Inclusive Destination Wedding Packages

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

Aerial view of Majestic Elegance Punta Cana that offers Dominican Republic Wedding Package

Receive a $500 Resort Credit On Majestic Resorts in The Dominican Republic!

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana has earned its ‘majestic’ title.

You will find pristine white sands, lush palms, and tropical Caribbean sea breezes. Your first step in this natural wonderland will light your senses up!

Manicured gardens, a 985-foot-long lagoon-style pool, contemporary rooms, and great gastronomic selections like the Argentinian-inspired El Asadito are just a few unrivaled facilities.

We highly recommend the resort’s Colonial Club for adults traveling without kids. This 18+ section is home to over 300 suites and offers exclusive services like the VIP Lounge, premium snack bars, and two private pools. 

In addition, their $1,750 Dominican Republic wedding package becomes complimentary when you and your wedding party book 15 or more rooms for 7 nights!

Resort Features:

  • 24/7 room service
  • 16 Bars 
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 9 Pools
  • Live music in the Plaza bar every evening
  • Free entrance to Coco´s nightclub. Drinks included
  •  Pickleball court, with free group lessons and private lessons ($) available

Resort Features:

  • 24/7 room service
  • 16 Bars 
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 9 Pools
  • Live music in the Plaza bar every evening
  • Free entrance to Coco´s nightclub. Drinks included
  •  Pickleball court, with free group lessons and private lessons ($) available

‘Free Wedding’ Package 2023 Price: FREE to $1,750+

Wedding Package Inclusions:

  • Onsite wedding planners
  • Several ceremony locations
  • Room upgrade for the Bride & Groom
  • Early check-in & late checkout for the Bride and Groom
  • Special bracelet for the Bride and Groom with exclusive access to all 3 resorts
  • Services of a Civil Judge
  • Beautiful wedding cake
  • 1 tropical flower table arrangement
  • Tropical bouquet for the Bride and boutonniere for the Groom
  • Ironing of Groom’s tuxedo and Bride’s gown
  • Sound system and simultaneous translation
  • of the ceremony if needed
  • Marriage certificate in Spanish delivered by DHL
  • Champagne for the group after the ceremony
  • Romantic candlelight dinner with champagne for the couple
  • Romantic breakfast in your suite
  • Complimentary massage for the couple and use of water circuit
  • Basket of fruit in your room during your stay
  • Bottle of champagne in the room, twice during your stay
  • Room service included for the couple

Secrets Royal Beach 

Gorgeous tropical view of Secrets Royal Beach

With kaleidoscopic swathes of color, tranquil gardens of lush local flora, and Caribbean design aesthetics, it’s no secret that this resort is simply exquisite.

This adults-only property provides contemporary, intimate suites, secluded pools, gourmet restaurants, and beaches so white that the sand has been compared to sugar!

With live entertainment and music, pool activity events, and theme night parties, couples and their guests are entertained from sun-up to midnight at Secrets Royal Beach.

Resort Features:

  • 24/7 room service
  • 14 Bars 
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Pools
  • Beach has soft, white sand and warm water (but some seaweed debris).
  • All rooms have romantic balconies or terraces with Jacuzzis.
  • Massive pool features a lively swim-up bar and a lazy river..
  • Extensive dining options: 4 onsite restaurants, access to the restaurants at the Now next door, and 24-hour room service.
  • Tranquil spa with numerous treatment rooms and a sexy pool.
  • Casino

‘Secrets Ultimate’ Package 2023 Price: $3,799+

  • Service of judge or minister
  • Semi-private rehearsal dinner for ten max
  • Wedding organization and personal touch of onsite wedding coordinator
  • Preparation and ironing of couple’s wedding day attire
  • Complimentary room for one member of the wedding couple the night before the wedding (based on availability and upon request)
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
  • Two boutonnieres and two corsages for wedding party
  • Sound system with speaker and microphones
  • Hairstyling and makeup application for one member of the wedding couple on the day of ceremony
  • Ceremony décor (30 chairs with white covers, ceremonial table and aisle runner)
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine (up to 30 guests)
  • Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres (Gold menu, up to 30 guests)
  • Private dinner reception (Gold menu, up to 30 guests)
  • One natural floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table
  • One natural floral centerpiece for ceremonial table
  • Live Mexican music trio (one set, during cocktail hour)
  • Special turndown service night of the wedding
  • 15% discount on all spa treatments (Spa boutique purchases not included)
  • Newlywed Package
  • Late checkout for the couple (based on availability and upon request)
  • 50 full color photos and wedding album
  • Video of ceremony (30 minutes)
  • Choice of one couples spa treatment
  • Free anniversary nights

Dreams Macao Beach

Aerial view of all-inclusive Dreams Macao

Dreams Macao is one of our newest resort properties, built at the tail end of 2020.

In that short time, this new kid on the block has quickly risen to become one of Punta Cana’s best-kept secrets.

This sprawling resort is perfect for families, large guest lists, and intimate wedding groups. 

Guests are pampered throughout the day with highly dedicated pool and beach wait staff, 24-hour concierge services, daily restocked minibars, and no-reservation gourmet restaurants.

Coupled with the fun activities offered to guests of all ages, like a lazy river, a water park, kayaking, ziplining, and much more, a destination wedding at this resort is simply a dream.

Resort Features:

  • 24/7 room service
  • 7 Bars 
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 4 Pools
  • Fitness center
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues.

‘Dreams Ultimate’ Package 2023 Price:$3,899+ (Mon-Wed) $4,199+(Thu-Sun)

Wedding Package Inclusions:

  • Service of judge or minister
  • Semi-private rehearsal dinner for ten max
  • Wedding organization and personal touch of onsite wedding coordinator
  • Preparation and ironing of couple’s wedding day attire
  • Complimentary room for one member of the wedding couple the night before the wedding (based on availability and upon request)
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
  • Two boutonnieres and two corsages for wedding party
  • Sound system with speaker and microphones
  • Hairstyling and makeup application for one member of the wedding couple for day of ceremony
  • Ceremony décor (30 chairs with white covers, ceremonial table and aisle runner)
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine (up to 30 guests)
  • • Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres (Gold menu, up to 30 guests)
  • Private dinner reception (Gold menu, up to 30 guests)
  • One natural floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table
  • One natural floral centerpiece for ceremonial table
  • Live Mexican music trio (one set, during cocktail hour)
  • Special turndown service night of the wedding
  • 15% discount on all spa treatments (Spa boutique purchases not included)
  • Newlywed Package
  • Welcome letter
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Breakfast in bed with mimosas (reservations must be made in advance with concierge)
  • Late checkout for the couple (based on availability and upon request)
  • 50 full color photos and wedding album
  • Video of ceremony (30 minutes)
  • Choice of one couples spa treatment (options to be provided by resort)
  • Free anniversary nights

Book Your Dream Destination Wedding Package Today

Cute toy bride and groom on a wedding cake

Ready to make your fairytale destination wedding dreams come true?

Talk to one of our wedding experts today and let’s make that dream a reality!

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