Ellie & Kyle


June 1, 2024

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Our Love Story

Love story
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Hilton La Romana, Dominican Republic

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The Trip

We can't wait to see you!
May 30-June 3, 2024
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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The Ceremony

June 1, 2024
5:00 PM

Please see more details on the dress code in the FAQs section below.

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The Party

Cocktail Hour & Reception
June 1, 2024
Following the ceremony

From Kyle & Ellie

WELCOME TO OUR WEDDING WEBSITE!
 

Get your passports ready…we can’t wait to celebrate in the Dominican Republic with all of you!

 

On this website, you’ll find important details about our wedding including travel instructions, hotel and transportation accommodations, local recs, and the itinerary for our wedding weekend.

 

To be included in the wedding group and receive the discounted rate, you must book your room with our amazing travel agent, Lindsay Barrie, who also happens to be Kyle’s cousin!

 

Please take a look around and don’t forget to RSVP!

 

Thank you so much for your love and support,

 

Ellie and Kyle

The Big Day!

We are very much looking forward to spending time with you in the Dominican Republic.

Please read through all sections below, check the FAQs, and don’t forget to fill out the RSVP form to start getting pricing!  Even if you are still unsure if you can make it, it is very helpful to receive an RSVP.

Tentative schedule for the week of the wedding:

Keep in mind that the arrival and departure dates are suggestions, you can stay as little or as long as you’d like! We will be staying from Wednesday, May 29 – Wednesday, June 5.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024: We will be arriving at the resort!

Thursday, May 30, 2024: Suggested arrival date. We are hoping to plan a group excursion sunset sail for this evening.

Friday, May 31, 2024: Enjoy the beach and resort! There will be a welcome event in the evening.  

Saturday, June 1, 2024: The big day! Wedding ceremony is at 5 pm with cocktail hour and reception to follow.

Sunday, June 2, 2024: Suggested departure date. Though we would love for everyone to stay for an entire week, we understand that some people need to get back for work.

Monday, June 3, 2024:  Relax and enjoy the resort, potential excursion/dive trip.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024: Relax and enjoy the resort, potential excursion/dive trip.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024: We are departing the resort.

 

Note that the wedding itself is adults-only. 

How it works

Even if you’re not 100% sure that you can make the trip, and you just want to get more info, please click here to fill out the RSVP form.  Note that the wedding itself is adults-only. 

 

Reserve your room in 2 easy steps!

 

1. Complete the RSVP form. Click here. You will be able to compare rooms and rates from within the RSVP form. NOTE: Once you successfully submit your RSVP, you will receive a copy of your responses via e-mail. If you have not received this, then you may not have finished submitting your RSVP. 

2. Submit your deposit. Once you’ve completed the RSVP form you will automatically be directed to an optional payment page to submit your deposit. Please remember that pricing and availability are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. If you wish to make occasional or monthly payments, please use the same link.

 

Room deposit: $150.00 per person. If there are two people in your room, then your total deposit will be $300. 

 

Important Dates: 

RSVP Deadline: October 18, 2023

Deposit Deadline ($150 per person): November 1, 2023

Second Deposit due (50% of total): December 1, 2023

Final Payment: March 1, 2024

 

Please note!  submitting an RSVP form does not guarantee your room. You must place a deposit on a room to hold your room & rate.

 

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La Romana Family Resort & Adult Resort

Hilton La Romana Family Resort & Adult Resort, Dominican Republic

The resort is a family-friendly resort that has an adults-only section. 

Resort Quick Facts

Family resort: The newly renovated Hilton La Romana all-inclusive family resort is designed for all ages and features amenities that will surprise and delight. The enchanting Caribbean beach haven is a proud recipient of the Blue Flag Beach Certification, a world-renowned eco-label for meeting strict environmental, educational and safety-related standards. With spectacular, white-sand shoreline and breathtaking views, Hilton La Romana Family Resort is your ideal destination to enjoy an endless array of fun and relaxation. Renovated family-sized guest rooms, all-new restaurants for all tastes, a refurbished lobby, and a brand-new, splash-down water park make Hilton La Romana the perfect family destination.

  • All-Ages
  • Minibars & 24-Hour Room Service
  • 6 Restaurants; 8 bars and lounges
  • Kid’s Club and Teen Club
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • New water park with lazy river 

Adult resort: The newly renovated Hilton La Romana all-inclusive adult resort offers an experience beyond expectation. Set on a pristine, breathtaking beach—and surrounded by lush, tropical jungle—the exquisite coastal resort earned the Blue Flag Beach Certification, a world-renowned eco-label for meeting strict environmental, educational an safety-related standards. Modern and brand new, Hilton La Romana’s guest accommodations are designed for ultimate privacy and Caribbean elegance. From new gourmet dining venues, bars and lounges to a new lobby to activities for all interests, Hilton La Romana offers a truly extraordinary experience.

  • Adults-Only
  • Private Balconies or Terraces
  • Minibars & 24-Hour Room Service
  • 5 Restaurants; 5 Bars & Lounges
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 30 minutes from well renowned Teeth of the Dog Golf Course
 

What's included at the resort?

At La Romana, the amenities include:

  • Unlimited access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • Limitless international and domestic top-shelf spirits served at 8 bars and lounges
  • 24-hour room and concierge services (Room Service delivery fee for standard categories)
  • Daily refreshed minibars with soft drinks, bottled water and beer
  • Fitness Center with cardio and strength training equipment
  • A wide variety of beach, land and water activities including beach volleyball, giant chess, dance lessons, ping-pong
  • Kids Club with fun for kids 4-12 and Teen Club offering entertainment for teens 13-17 (Family resort) 
  • Live nightly entertainment including theme nights, a casino and performances

Room options

The following rooms are included in the room block.  You will find the rates in the rates section.  Don’t see a room you are interested in booking?  Let me know!

Family Resort

*Please note that guests 13+ count as adults in both price & occupancy.

 

Deluxe Garden View

Enjoy beautiful views of the garden from the private furnished balcony or terrace. This 411 sq. ft. (38 m2) room features a king-sized bed with sofa bed or two queen-sized beds.

King: Up to 4 guests (max. of 2 adults).

Queen: Up to 4 guests (max. of 3 adults).

 

 

Premium Club Partial Ocean View

Includes VIP perks and access to exclusive areas. This 411 sq. ft. (38 m2) room features partial ocean views, king-sized bed with sofa bed or two queen-sized beds.

King: Up to 4 guests (max. of 2 adults).

Queen: Up to 4 guests (max. of 3 adults).

 

Premium Club Swim Out Ages 18+

Includes VIP perks and access to exclusive areas. This adults-only 411 sq. ft. (38 m2) room features garden views from the private terrace with direct swim out pool access, king-sized bed or two queen-sized bed and spacious bathroom with rain shower. This room is adults-only even though it is on the family-friendly side of the resort. 

King: Up to 2 guests, adults only.

Queen: Up to 3 guests, adults only.

 

 

Premium Club Garden View Suite

Includes VIP perks and access to exclusive areas. This 828 sq. ft. (77 m2) room features garden views, one king-sized bed, & a sofa bed. Max of 2 adults. 

 

 

Premium Club Family Suite

Includes VIP perks and access to exclusive areas. This 828 sq. ft. (77 m2) family suite features a private terrace with garden views, separate living room with flat-screen TV, powder room, full bathroom with hydro tub, and a king-sized bed. Up to 4 guests (max. of 2 adults).

 

Premium Club Oceanfront Suite, King

Includes VIP perks and access to exclusive areas. This 828 sq. ft. (77 m2) room features garden views, one king-sized bed. Up to 2 guests, adults only.

 

Adults Only Resort

Deluxe Garden View

Enjoy beautiful views of the garden from the private furnished balcony or terrace. This 411 sq. ft. (38 m2) room features a king-sized bed with sofa bed or two queen-sized beds, & spacious bathroom.

King: Up to 2 guests.
Queen : Up to 3 guests.

Premium Club Garden View

Includes VIP perks and access to exclusive areas. This 411 sq. ft. (38 m2) room features garden views, a king-sized bed with sofa bed or two queen-sized beds.

King: Up to 2 guests.
Queen: Up to 3 guests.

Premium Club Swim Out Garden View

Includes VIP perks and access to exclusive areas. This 411 sq. ft. (38 m2) room features garden views from the private terrace with direct swim out pool access, a king-sized bed and spacious bathroom with rain shower.

King: Up to 2 guests.
Queen: Up to 3 guests.

 

All rooms include the following amenities:

  • Minibar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water, and beer
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room Service (Deluxe room includes delivery free)

ALL PREMIUM ROOMS OFFER THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL AMENITIES AND SERVICES: 

  • Personalized check-in and check-out with concierge service
  • No delivery fee for room service
  • Premium status and amenities
  • Access to Premium VIP Lounge offering daily continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts & fine liquors
  • Private beach area
  • Private pool
  • Access to exclusive restaurant for breakfast
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary computer access in Premium VIP Lounge
  • Pillow Menu

Rates

Rates are per person based on the stated occupancy. Rates include hotel and airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional.

Occupancy Types

Single: nightly rate when only 1 person will stay in the room

Double: per/person rate when 2 guests 13+ will stay in the room

Child: The cost for children aged 2-12. The child rate only applies when there are at least 2 guests aged 13+ in the room.

Double Occupancy Rates 

Rates are per person, based on at least two people 13+ sharing a room.

 

Rates include hotel and airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional.

 

Deluxe Garden View, Family Resort: $206.00 per person

Premium Club Partial Ocean View, Family Resort: $261.00 per person per night

Premium Club Swim Out, Family Resort 18+: $291.00 per person per night

Premium Club Garden View Suite, Family Resort: $309.00 per person per night

Premium Club Family Suite: $312.00 per person per night

Premium Club Oceanfront Suite, Family Resort 18+: $322.00 per person per night

Deluxe Garden View, Adults Only Resort: $231.00 per person per night

Premium Club Garden View, Adults Only Resort: $287.00 per person per night

Premium Club Swim Out Garden View, Adults Only Resort: $356.00 per person per night

 

CHILD RATES

Please note that children are not allowed at the wedding events, please see the FAQs page for more information.

 

Children 0-1: Free
Children 2-12: $112 per night*
Children 13-17 are charged as adults and count as adults in the occupancy.

*The child rate of $112 per night for children aged 2-12 only applies if there are at least 2 adults in the room.

 

Single Occupancy Rates

Rates are based on only one person being in a room by themselves.  Rates include hotel and airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you initially book a room alone, it will be at this single-occupancy rate.  If, at any point before final payment, you add someone to your room; your rate will automatically change to the double-occupancy rate above.

 

Deluxe Garden View, Family Resort: $350.20 per night

Premium Club Partial Ocean View, Family Resort: $443.70 per night

Premium Club Swim Out, Family Resort: $494.70 per night

Premium Club Garden View Suite, Family Resort: $525.30 per night

Deluxe Garden View, Adults Only Resort: $392.70 per night

Premium Club Garden View, Adults Only Resort: $487.90 per night

Premium Club Swim Out Garden View, Adults Only Resort: $605.20

 

If you are viewing this on a cell phone, please double-check that you are looking at the correct rates (double occupancy vs. single occupancy). 

 

Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay required to receive the group discount.

 

Transfers:  Roundtrip private airport transfers are already included in the rates.

RSVP Form & Dates

Please click here to submit the RSVP form.

Can’t make it? We’ll miss you! You can decline and be removed from the email list via the RSVP form.

 

Important Dates: 

 

RSVP Deadline: October 18, 2023

Deposit Deadline ($150 per person): November 1, 2023

Second Deposit due (50% of total): December 1, 2023

Final Payment: March 1, 2024

 

Gmail users frequently find our emails in their spam folders. Please be sure to whitelist Bliss Honeymoons so you don’t miss any important details about the trip

Flight info

You will fly into the Punta Cana airport in the Dominican Republic. The airport code is PUJ. 

We will need your flight information in order to book your flights. Please submit your flight information here.

Given changes in the airline industry and the global pandemic, we encourage you to book your flights directly with the airline. If you want to discuss your flights more or would like us to send you specific flight suggestions, please let me know.

Your reservation includes airport transfers but we cannot book your transfers without your flight details.

Make sure to book your flights for the same days as your hotel reservation. If you plan to extend your stay at a different resort, please let me know so I can book your transfers accordingly.

Here are some tips:

  • Direct flights ensure more seamless and less stressful travel so consider booking a direct flight even if it is a little more expensive.
  • If you do have to book a flight with a layover, please pay close attention to the layover times. Airlines are notorious for allowing short layovers with a very high likelihood of missing the connection. While no one wants to sit around the airport for hours, you also don’t want the headache of missing your layover because of a short connection. I suggest choosing a schedule that has at least 1.5 hours on the way to your destination. On your way home, I suggest at least 2 hours to give extra time to get through immigration.
  • Pick an arriving flight as early in the day as you prefer so that you have more time at your destination.
  • For your returning flight, the ground transportation company will often pick you up three to four hours before your flight time so pick as late a departing flight as your schedule allows
  • Some airlines provide tickets that can be changed or canceled without a fee. This costs more upfront but can be helpful in these uncertain times.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip transportation from the airport is included in the package. Once you have cleared customs and collected your bags, please proceed outside to the shuttle area. Please do not stop inside the terminal and accept assistance from another party. The parties inside the airport are timeshare salespeople.

 

Your transfers are private transfers that will only be shared with other wedding guests. 

Travel Insurance and cancellation policy

If you’re attending a destination wedding, chances are you’re booking several months in advance. While we’re sure you have every intention of making the trip, life can be unpredictable. The months before your travel date could bring a job change, illness, or other circumstances that could prevent you from traveling. Purchasing travel insurance is a smart investment that will protect you from financial loss.  

Cancellation Policy

• Before December 1, 2023: The original deposit is non-refundable

• December 1, 2023-March 1, 2024: 50% penalty for cancellations unless you have travel insurance.

• After March 1, 2024: 100% penalty for cancellations unless you have travel insurance.

• No-Show: 100% penalty regardless of travel insurance

 

Travel insurance will protect you from these cancellation fees if you need to cancel after your reservation is already in penalty.

 

Please note! Once the final payment due date has passed, penalties also apply to a reduction in nights, room category, or the number of people in your room.

I know that you may not be able to think of a reason that you would cancel your trip right now. It may be tempting to not include the cancellation insurance. Keep in mind that the cancellation policy above will not be waived for ANY reason unless you have this cancellation travel insurance. This includes if you get COVID or the flu right before the trip and cannot travel. 

 

How does the Cancellation coverage work? 

  • The travel insurance would cover you with a “cancel for any reason” policy that would give you a refund for any non-refundable portions of your land reservation as long as you cancel at least 2 hours before departure. It does not include coverage for airfare.
  • Price: $150 per adult. $100 per child.
  • The cost of travel insurance is not refundable. 

The insurance also includes the following in-travel coverage. 

 
Still think you don't need insurance? Here are 14 reasons why you do!  These are all real reasons that wedding guests have had to cancel after the penalty period started. 

 

And because most medical insurance policies do not offer coverage outside the United States, we do not recommend traveling without insurance. Our trip insurance covers trip delay, trip cancellation, some medical coverage, lost luggage, and more. 

 

COVID FAQ

Please note that these are the policies that are in place as of September 2023. These rules could change between now and your departure date. Any updates will be posted here. The cancellation policy will not be waived if any of these policies change. 

Q. Is a COVID test required to enter the Dominican Republic?

A. No. 

Q. Am I required to take a test to return to the United States? 

A. Effective June 12, 2022, travelers to the US are no longer required to test the day before flying home. 

Q. Could the COVID travel rules change? 

A. Definitely. It is impossible to know if the testing rules will be reinstated. The DR never required travelers to be vaccinated, but that is technically a possibility. If that would be an issue, we strongly suggest that you get the cancellation insurance offered with your reservation. 

Q. What happens if there is a travel ban?

A. In the event of a travel ban, we would move the date of the wedding. We will make every effort to ensure that everyone in the group is able to keep the same room and number of nights at the current group rate. 

Q. Does the travel insurance cover us if we decide to cancel due to fear of COVID?

A. Yes. Our travel insurance is a ” cancel for any reason” policy. 

Q. If there is a travel ban, aren’t the hotels and airlines required to give us a full refund?

A. No, they are not required to offer a refund for anything that falls under force majeure such as government shutdowns, war, pandemics, or acts of God. We strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance to protect yourself from a financial loss.

Fun Things To Do In the DR

We offer a lot of great excursions in this destination! We recommend that you pre-book your excursions. By booking your excursions in advance you won’t have to worry about exchange rates, getting closed out of something that you really want to do, or getting stuck in a timeshare presentation when you thought you were going zip lining! Most of our excursions include transportation.

 

FAQ's

Q. What airport do we fly into? 

A. Punta Cana – PUJ

 

Q. Do we need a passport?

A. YES!

 

Q. What is included in the rate? 

A. The rate is all-inclusive which means lodging, food, and alcohol are included. The rate also includes roundtrip private airport transfers. 

 

Q. Do we have to stay at the resort? 

A. Yes. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to attend the wedding if you do not stay at the resort. 

 

Q. Do we have to book in the room block?

A. It is extremely helpful if everyone books in the room block.

  

Q. Why should we book our travel with Bliss Honeymoons?

A. Great question! By booking with Bliss Honeymoons your travel arrangements will be handled by an experienced agent who not only understands all the details of your travel arrangements but has been to this resort and/or destination. Booking with Bliss Honeymoons also means:

  • You’ll get to take advantage of the great group rate.
  • You will receive all the benefits of the group amenity package.
  • You won’t have to worry about getting bumped to a different resort.
  • We’ll be available to assist you both before and during your trip.
  • You’ll get better trip insurance than what is available from an online site.
  • You get to support a local business.
  • You won’t pay more than booking with an online site.
  • It is extremely helpful for Ellie & Kyle to have everyone book with their travel agent, Lindsay. This helps everything stay organized. 

 

Q. What is the dress code?

A. Beach Dressy. Think of something you would wear to a nice restaurant in the summer. It’s going to be hot, and we want you to be comfortable! Examples could include Hawaiian shirts and linen pants or shorts for men. Jackets or ties not necessary. For women, dresses, a jumpsuit or a dressy separate. Vibrant colors and bold prints are encouraged! 

 

Q. Are children allowed?

A. There will be no children allowed at any wedding events including the wedding ceremony and reception. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate them due to limited space. The resort is kid-friendly so you are more than welcome to bring them for the trip, but they will not be allowed at any wedding events. We hope you understand!

 

Q. Are plus ones allowed?

A. Plus ones are only allowed if specified on your invitation due to limited space.

 

Have questions about flights, rooms, rates, and more? Check out the frequently asked questions here! 

Please contact us with any questions! We’re looking forward to working with you!

Contact Us

For faster service, please complete the RSVP form before contacting us with questions.

If you need to make a change to your RSVP or reservation, please send an email. 

 

Agent: Lindsay Barrie

Email address: lindsay@blisshoneymoons.com

Phone: 614-499-9927

The best time to reach us is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern, Monday through Friday.

We make every effort to provide a same-day response during normal business hours.

Please only utilize text messages in the event of an emergency.

Gmail users frequently find our emails in their spam folders. Please be sure to whitelist Bliss Honeymoons so you don’t miss any important details about the trip

Wedding Registry

Dear loved ones,

 

We are incredibly fortunate to have everything we need for our home. Your presence at our wedding means the world to us and we are truly grateful beyond words. Spending time with you is the greatest gift we could ask for. If you wish to honor us with a gift, we ask that you consider donating to one of our favorite charities listed below. Your generosity will make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Thank you for your love and support.

 

We love you!

Kyle and Ellie

 

Coral Reef Alliance - https://coral.org/en/

 

Feeding America - https://www.feedingamerica.org/

 

Natural Resource Defense Council - https://www.nrdc.org/

 

Oceana - https://oceana.org/

 

Planned Parenthood - https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/

 

Rainforest trust - https://www.rainforesttrust.org/

 

Your local humane society 

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The Resort Gallery

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Contact information

For faster service, please complete the RSVP form before contacting us with questions.

You can find the answers to many frequently asked questions here.

Agent: Lindsay Barrie

Email address: lindsay@blisshoneymoons.com

Phone: 614-499-9927

The best time to reach us is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern, Monday thru Friday.

We make every effort to provide a same-day response during normal business hours.

Please only utilize text messages in the event of an emergency.