Fernando & Mallory



Are getting married
June 7, 2024

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Our Love Story

Love story
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Dreams Flora, Punta Cana

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The Trip

We can't wait to see you!
June 5-9, 2024
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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The Ceremony

June 7, 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 7, 2024
Following the ceremony

Registry

Click here to view Mallory & Fernando's registry. 

From Fernando & Mallory

WELCOME TO OUR WEDDING WEBSITE!
 
Get your passports ready... We can't wait to say "I do" in front of you!
 
Welcome, family and friends to our wedding website. Find all the details you need to know about our big day here. We've provided travel instructions, hotel and transportation accommodations, local recs and the schedule for our wedding weekend.
 
So have fun, take a look around, and don't forget to RSVP!
 
From Gainesville to South Florida to North Carolina and now to the DR, we can't wait to travel the world with you! Thank you for your ongoing love and support the last 4+ years! 

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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024: Suggested arrival date

Thursday, June 6, 2024:  Enjoy the resort!

Friday, June 7, 2024: The big day! Ceremony at 5:00 with a cocktail hour and reception to follow. Bring your dancing shoes! 

Saturday, June 8, 2024: Relax at the resort. 

Sunday, June 9, 2024: Suggested departure date. 

 

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: August 16, 2023

Deposit Deadline ($150 per person): September 6, 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.

 

You can find the answer to the most frequently asked questions here!

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Dreams Flora

Dreams Flora Punta Cana

Resort Quick Facts

Perfectly situated on a palm-studded beach in Cabeza de Toro in Punta Cana, Dreams Flora Resort & Spa offers the perfect getaway for the whole family. Immersed in beautiful natural foliage, this all-inclusive sanctuary offers luxuriously appointed rooms and suites with a private terrace or balcony. Savor cuisine from around the world at eight dining options while sipping limitless top-shelf drinks and cocktails from eleven bars and lounges. Spend the day relaxing poolside, at the beach or riding the waterslides at the on-site waterpark. An unforgettable, Unlimited-Luxury® getaway awaits at Dreams Flora Resort & Spa.

  • Incredible Accommodations – Retreat to your well-appointed suite and private balcony or terrace. Or treat yourself to an upgraded suite in the Preferred Club for a higher level of luxury and exclusive privileges.
  • Delicious Dining – Explore our restaurants with limitless options where reservations aren’t required. And toast the stunning views from any bar with unlimited top-shelf spirits and beverages. Tips and taxes are always included.
  • Outstanding Activities – Enjoy all the exciting daytime activities and nightly entertainment right at the resort – from tequila tastings and beach volleyball to theme nights and movies under the stars. And try a tour or excursion when you want to explore Playa Mujeres.
  • Sumptuous Spa – Imagine tranquility, serenity, and relaxation in an exquisite setting designed with both of you in mind. Our Secrets® Spa by Pevonia is a haven for rejuvenating body and facial treatments, soothing hydrotherapy, relaxing massages, and pampering salons. And, with award-winning Pevonia® skincare products, you’re treated to an unforgettable spa experience.

What's included at the resort?

At Dreams Flora, the amenities include:

  • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room and concierge services
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water, and beer
  • Daily maid service
  • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars, and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All taxes and gratuities

 

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!

 

Junior Suite Tropical View

  • Living area with sofa bed
  • Furnished terrace
  • 516-582 sq. ft.
  • King room: Up to 3 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 2 adults
  • Doubles room: Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 2 adults

Junior Suite Swim Up

  • Private, furnished terrace with direct access to swim-up pool.
  • Living area with sofa bed
  • 582 sq. ft.
  • King room: Up to 3 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 2 adults
  • Doubles room: Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 2 adults

Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim Up

  • Private, furnished terrace with direct access to swim-up pool.
  • 582 sq. ft. 
  • Living area with sofa bed
  • Preferred Club amenities
  • King room: Up to 3 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 2 adults
  • Doubles room: Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 3 adults

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View

  • Private, furnished terrace or balcony
  • Living area with sofa bed
  • 582 sq. ft.
  • Preferred Club amenities
  • King room: Up to 3 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 2 adults
  • Doubles room: Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 3 adults

Preferred Club Master Suite Oceanfront

  • Private, furnished terrace with exterior whirlpool
  • Living room with dining area
  • 1,076 sq. ft.
  • Preferred Club amenities
  • King room: Up to 3 guests. 
  • No children

ALL SUITES OFFER THE FOLLOWING AMENITIES:

  • Private, furnished patio or balcony
  • Marble floors
  • Marble bathrooms (some with a hydro tub)
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Twice-daily maid service
  • 24-hour room service
  • 42” cable TV minimum with HD channels available
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Ceiling fans
  • Direct-dial telephone with workstation
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with beer, juices, soft drinks, and bottled water
  • CD/DVD players
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Concierge service, located by the lobby
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Electric outlet voltage: 110 watts
  • Unlimited Connectivity
  • In-room tablets
  • All rooms and suites are nonsmoking

ROOMS LABELED “PREFERRED CLUB” WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING UPGRADED AMENITIES: 

• Personalized check-in and check-out with concierge service

• Preferred status and amenities

• Private Preferred Club Lounge

• Private beach area

• Bar area in the lounge

• Indoor Jacuzzi (select rooms) and double vanity sink

• Separate living area

• Upgraded mini-bar service and bath amenities

• Complimentary computer access in Preferred Club Lounge

• Pillow Menu

• Daily continental breakfast service, afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts, and fine liquors in the Preferred Club lounge

• Complimentary newspaper in room every day (English and Spanish)

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

Triple: per/person rate when 3 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 two people sharing a room.

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

Junior Suite Tropical View $165.00 per person per night

Junior Suite Swim-Up $185.00 per person per night

Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim-up $230.00 per person per night

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View $255.00 per person per night

Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front $300.00 per person per night

CHILD RATES

Children 0-1: Free!
Children 2-12: $90 per night*
Children 13-17 are charged as adults and count as adults in the occupancy.

*The child rate of $90 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.

Junior Suite Tropical View $255.75 per person per night

Junior Suite Swim-Up $286.75 per person per night

Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim-up $356.50 per person per night

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View $395.25 per person per night

Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front $465.00 per person per night

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:  A direct airport transfer is 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: August 4, 2023

Deposit Deadline ($150 per person): September 3, 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 details in order to book your transfers. You can submit your flight details 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.

 

 

Travel Insurance and cancellation policy

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

 

COVID FAQ

Please note that these are the policies that are in place as of May 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. Are children invited? 

A. With a few exceptions for the children of immediate family members, the wedding itself will be adults-only. 

 

Q. Do I have to stay at the resort? 

A. The resort has a policy about wedding guests staying at the resort. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to attend the wedding if you do not stay at the resort. 

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

A. Please book 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 Fernando & Mallory to have everyone book with their travel agent. This helps everything stay organized. 

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. 

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 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

Registry

Click here to view Mallory & Fernando's registry. 

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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.