Are you ready to see a stunning wedding at Secrets Cap Cana? This is one of the resorts that I just can’t get enough of. The hotel is beautiful, they offer amazing service, and their weddings are spectacular. Pair that with a beautiful couple like Kelly and Jeff, and we really can’t ask for anything better.
If you’re considering getting married at Secrets Cap Cana, I have some helpful information for you down below. If you’re hoping to see some beautiful wedding photos and a wedding trailer, then scroll right through to the end. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for along the way.
Now, let’s get started with some details about Kelly and Jeff’s wedding venue.
Secrets Cap Cana
This resort is spectacular! You’ll feel like you’ve found paradise on earth. Expect stunning Caribbean-inspired architecture, breathtaking gardens overflowing with tropical flowers and greenery, and access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. What more could you ask for?
Well, let me tell you:
Secrets Cap Cana is an adults-only resort, and it’s all about luxury. There are seven gourmet restaurants and six bars, including a poolside bar with wait staff to bring you any cocktail you desire. The main pool is gorgeous, but I always recommend booking a swim-up room for that little extra level of comfort. Go ahead. Indulge yourself. You deserve it after all these months of wedding planning.
Speaking of your wedding:
Secrets Cap Cana is a beautiful resort for a destination wedding. You’ll be paired with an on-site wedding coordinator to help you plan out all of the details for your special day. From the ceremony location to the decor, flowers, food, and drinks. They’ll take care of all the basics so you can simply enjoy your day. But fair warning: planning a resort wedding isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
What to Expect When Planning a Resort Wedding
While the resorts in Punta Cana are enchanting, there are a few things you should know if you’re considering getting married at one.
First of all, all-inclusive resorts are notorious for being slow to respond. Their wedding planners can take weeks – or months – to reply to your inquiries. Most couples aren’t used to such long wait times so it can be frustrating when you’re planning such a big event like your wedding day. Trust me, it is totally normal here. You have nothing to worry about, and they will get back to you eventually. Your wedding day is still going to be amazing!
Secondly, there can be several weddings going on each day throughout the resort. This doesn’t bother some brides, but if you’d rather be the only bride around, an off-resort venue is probably a better option for you.
Finally, all-inclusive resorts tend to have a lot of hidden fees. They may charge you extra to get married at a certain time of day or for choosing a different ceremony location – like the beach instead of the terrace, for example. One of the biggest fees will be the vendor fee. The resort will charge you extra to bring in outside vendors (like us). They want you to book with their in-house wedding vendors instead. It’s understandable, but sometimes their prices are outrageous…
So what can you do?
How to ensure you have a stress-free resort wedding
The most important tip I can give you is to ask a lot of questions before you book anything. I know you want to get your date locked in right away, and you want to get the wedding planning process going. I get it! It’s an exciting time and it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. But be sure to ask about their extra fees.
Confirm as many details as you can before you’re locked in.
If you know about all of the costs ahead of time, you can plan them into your budget and make it work. You’ll be prepared for what’s to come and won’t have to worry about any surprises down the road. You can find the vendors you want and trust that everything will be amazing on your wedding day. I know it will be.
Just be patient. It’s going to be a slow process. But it will be amazing!
While it’s not always the easiest experience to plan a wedding at an all-inclusive resort, it’s totally worth it if you do! I bet this next couple will tell you the same.
Kelly & Jeff’s Wedding at Secrets Cap Cana
Here we’ve got an adorable couple from the Chicago area. They had never been to the Dominican Republic before but chose Secrets Cap Cana hoping to get married on a beautiful beach. Well, they made a great choice because this place is gorgeous!
Don’t just take my word for it. Check out their wedding video down below.
If you’re still looking for a wedding photographer and videographer for your big day, be sure to get in touch. We’d love to be there for you to capture those special memories.