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Sarah & Barry


May 23, 2020

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Sarah & Barry


May 23, 2020

NOW Larimar Plaza

Welcome!

Welcome, family and friends! We are so excited to spend an extended weekend with you in gorgeous Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It means so much to us that loved ones from near and far are making the journey to celebrate our marriage!

Sharon, of Barefoot Bridal, a destination wedding travel agency, has been amazing with helping us arrange all of the booking details. She has worked with our hotel, Dreams Palm Beach, to secure competitive rates and will help all of you book your travel accommodations for our wedding on  May 23, 2020.

Should you have any questions related to travel, please contact Sharon and Barefoot Bridal via the chat button on the bottom right hand corner of this site,  groups@barefootbridal.com, or 866-8-BAREFOOT (866-8-227-3668). 


ACCOMMODATIONS


Dreams Palm Beach, an all-inclusive resort on the beautiful Cabeza de Toro beach in the Dominican Republic, combines understated sophistication with unlimited luxury amenities. Every delicious meal, fine wine and cocktail is included with your stay!

  • Elegant accommodations with incredible views

  • Gourmet dining at eight specialty restaurants with no reservations required

  • 24-hour room service

  • Five festive bars and lounges

  • Day and nighttime activities and entertainment

  • Free WiFi and international calling with Unlimited Connectivity

  • Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks

  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits

  • Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, juices, bottled water and beer

  • Themed parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues

  • Pristine swimming pools

  • Pool and beach wait service

  • Explorer’s Club for kids with supervised activities

  • Core Zone Teens Club with teen activities

  • Fitness center

  • No wristbands required

  • All taxes and gratuities included

We will all be staying in  Preferred Club rooms, which are in a separate section of the resort and include the following  added privileges: personalized check-in and check-out with concierge service, access to private lounge and pool area, upgraded mini-bar and luxury bath amenities, daily continental breakfast and afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres in private lounge, complimentary internet access in rooms and suites, and more. Most importantly, this means we will all be together in one small section of the resort!

The room types below are available through our special wedding group rate, which Barefoot Bridal has worked hard to secure. In order to guarantee these rates, we ask that you book directly through Sharon and not through any other method (even directly with the hotel). There is also a minimum stay requirement of 3-nights to enjoy these discounted rates. This resort sells out fast; to guarantee the room category of your choice, please book ASAP!

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Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View

442 sq ft room in a preferred location with marble floors, contemporary decor, a private, furnished balcony or terrace and lovely tropical or pool views. King or Two Doubles. 

Max Occupancy: 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$243/night for a single person
$153/night per person for 2 in a room
$152/night per person for 3 in a room

Preferred Club Deluxe Jacuzzi Tropical View

442 sq ft room in a preferred location with marble floors, indoor jacuzzi, a private, furnished balcony or terrace and lovely tropical or pool views. King bed only. 

Max Occupancy: 2 adults

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$253/night for a single person
$159/night per person for 2 in a room
$158/night per person for 3 in a room

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Preferred Club Deluxe Ocean View

442 sq ft room in a preferred location with spectacular ocean views, marble floors, and a private, furnished balcony or terrace. Two Doubles only. 

Max Occupancy: 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$317/night for a single person
$199/night per person for 2 in a room
$198/night per person for 3 in a room

Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

884 sq ft room in a preferred location with spectacular ocean views, marble floors, indoor jacuzzi, and a private, furnished balcony or terrace. King bed only. 

Max Occupancy: 2 adults

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$448/night for a single person
$225/night per person for 2 in a room

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PLEASE NOTE: Not every room category in the resort has been added to the room block. If you would like to request a room that is not part of our wedding block (either because it was never included or because there is no remaining inventory), please reach out to Barefoot Bridal directly. Sharon will then submit a request to the hotel asking them to confirm both the availability of that room category and their willingness to honor the group rate. If the hotel is unable to accommodate your request, BFB will ask you to choose another room category.


FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS


Rates: Children 2 and under are free to stay at Dreams Palm Beach. Children 3-12 are $66 per child per night, for all room categories that allow children (see Max Occupancy). 

Childcare: Children are more than welcome to attend all wedding activities except the reception from 7pm-late on Saturday, March 23rd. Dreams Palm Beach provides childcare services, which we’ve listed out below:

  • Explorer’s Club for children 3-12 years of age and Core Zone Teens Club are open from 9:00am to 10:00pm daily at no additional charge

  • Private babysitters (Explorer’s Club staff) are available for in-room childcare at a rate of $15 per hour per child

Accessibility: Dreams Palm Beach hotel towers do NOT have elevators. If you or someone in your party has limited mobility, please request a room on the 1st floor ASAP!


TRANSPORTATION


Barefoot Bridal has secured private round-trip direct transfers from the Punta Cana airport, PUJ, to Dreams Palm Beach at a discounted rate of only $40 per person. This service will be included with your BFB booking unless you opt out. Once you've confirmed your travel, please send your flight details to Sharon and Barefoott Bridal's Transportation Coordinator, April, at transfers@barefootbridal.com. Please expect to see this $40 charge on your invoice unless you indicate that you'll be providing your own transportation. 

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Booking and FAQ


Booking and FAQ


To be considered part of our wedding group, please book through Barefoot Bridal and not through any other method (even directly with the hotel). Sharon has negotiated competitive group rates and secured a room block to make this as easy as possible and we ask that you please book through her. If you choose to stay elsewhere, there is a fee to access the resort for all wedding-related activities. Please expect to pay this at the gate each day and arrange your own transportation.

A refundable deposit in the amount of $100/room is required to reserve your room and book your stay.

  • The deadline for the balance to be paid is January 29, 2020.

  • Cancellations must be received in writing by January 20, 2020 to be refundable.

Changes: Prior to January 29, 2020, you can change the travel dates, room category and travelling parties with no penalty. We recommend you book your room ASAP based on what you think you will need and confirm prior to the balance due date.

Penalties and Fees: Any changes made to your booking after January 29, 2020, will be subject to a $75 change fee and must be paid for in full upfront before the change can be confirmed

Per the hotel, name changes are deemed cancellations of the original booking and new bookings; therefore, bookings are nontransferable after January 29, 2020, and will be charged accordingly. 

All late payments will be assessed a $25 penalty per every 5 business days the payment is late. 


Frequently asked questions


+ Can I Set Up a Payment Plan?

Yes! You can structure your payments in one of 3 ways:

  • You can make a deposit and then let the remaining balance charge automatically on the balance due date: January 29, 2020.
  • You can make a deposit and ask Barefoot Bridal to calculate an even amount to charge every month with the last charge to be made on January 29, 2020. Please reach out to Sharon directly for this option.
  • You can make a deposit and click the "Make a Payment" button on this website whenever you want to make an additional payment in any amount. Any remaining balance will be charged on January 29, 2020.

+ What is the Cancellation Policy?

Any deposit or payments made towards bookings as part of wedding groups are fully refundable if requested in writing to groups@barefootbridal.com by January 20, 2020. If a cancellation request is not made in time, all moneys paid towards travel will be nonrefundable.

+ Is Travel Insurance Available?

Travel Insurance is available and highly recommended. Rates are per person, depending on the cost of the land-only portion of your trip. $69.00/person for trips up to $1,250/person, $79.00/person up to $2,000, and $99.00/person up to $2,500.. and so on. Travel Insurance can be added at any point; however, in order to receive the full benefit of the travel insurance, you must add it within 14 days of booking. Otherwise, the "Cancel For Any Reason" benefit will not apply and the only benefits will be for in-travel issues. Please note that once purchased, travel insurance is nonrefundable.

+ Will I Need a Passport?

Yes! A passport book is needed to fly to and from the U.S., UK, Ireland or Canada and the Dominican Republic - please take the time now to locate your passport and check the expiration date; make sure it is valid for 6 months after your anticipated return date. Check this site for more passport info: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

If you hold a passport issued by a country not listed above, please confirm your documentation needs ASAP!

+ What is the Weather Like?

The weather in the D.R. is hot and humid with averages in the 80s year round. Hurricane season starts in June and continues through November. There is a gentle breeze that comes off the ocean on most days, so make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen because the breeze makes it easy to forget just how hot and strong the sun really is!

+ Do I need an Adapter for my Electronics?

The outlets in the D.R. will accept U.S. plugs / Canadian plugs. If you are travelling from outside of North America, please come prepared with adapters.

+ What if I want to Book Excursions?

Sharon can assist you with booking excursions. Let Barefoot Bridal know what kind of activities you'd like to do, how many people, and the date you'd like to go and they will provide rates.

+ Can You Help Me Book Air Travel?

For those travelling from the U.S., Barefoot Bridal can assist with airfare. Please reach out with your travel dates, departure airport, number of people traveling, and any special requests at groups@barefootbridal.com with the wedding name. Barefoot Bridal cannot guarantee better rates than what you may find on your own.

If you are ready to book your stay, please click BOOK NOW below. When your card is processed, you will receive an e-mail with your invoice. Please check that invoice to confirm that everything is correct. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!