Zainab & Collin

Pros to having an intimate wedding celebration in Punta Cana / Zainab & Collin

“We decided to choose a destination wedding because we wanted something very intimate. We didn’t want a big wedding filled with people we may not know closely. We wanted it to feel like a nice family dinner with our closest family and friends. We were inspired by gatherings that have a long kings table” Zainab – the bride.

And to be honest, their wedding celebration at Secrets Royal Beach was exactly how they planned and everything turned out  great so far!

You must know that nowadays many couples find it to be a meaningful and rewarding choice to have an intimate wedding celebration.

Here are some advantages:

  • Intimacy and Connection: With a smaller guest list, you can create a more intimate and personal atmosphere. You’ll have more time to connect with each guest on a meaningful level. Zainab & Collin got married in a very private spot at the resort : the Royal gazebo (it has an impressive ocean view) and their dinner reception was at Riviera Terrace. Our recommendation: ask for the more private locations into the resort to have your wedding.
  • Cost Savings: Intimate weddings are generally more budget-friendly. With fewer guests, you can save money on venue costs, catering, decorations, and other expenses, allowing you to allocate your budget to other important aspects such as wedding photo & video for example. This time, the couple opted for a lovely wedding theme based in white florals, greenery, and hints of champagne/nude. The entire style was pretty fancy.
  • Reduced Stress: Planning a wedding can be stressful, and a smaller celebration can help alleviate some of that pressure. There are fewer logistics to manage, and the overall planning process can be more straightforward. But, we have to say that the resort did an amazing job helping the couple with every single detail. Also, Zainab was a very good planner so it made everything go in a smooth way.
  • Increased Comfort: Couples and guests may feel more comfortable and relaxed in a smaller setting. Probably, it is a good thing looking for a small resort not a huge one to host your wedding celebration. Secrets Royal Punta Cana was simply the perfect resort (only adults) for the couple and all their guests.
  • Meaningful Inclusions: With a smaller group, you can include only the people who are truly important to you. This can lead to more meaningful and significant moments during the ceremony and reception.

Other resorts that we recommend for an intimate celebration are: Catalonia Royal Bavaro, Sanctuary Capcana, Margaritaville Capcana and Club Med Punta Cana or any off resort wedding venues like Kukua Beach ClubJellyfish Restaurant or Huracan Cafe.

The decision to have an intimate wedding depends on personal preferences and priorities. Many couples find that a smaller celebration aligns more closely with their values and allows for a more memorable and enjoyable experience.