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United States vs. Punta Cana Wedding



When it comes to wedding receptions, there are many different styles and customs around the world. In this post, we'll take a closer look at some of the main differences between a wedding reception in the United States and one in Punta Cana.


Location and Setting


The main difference is, of course, location and setting. When having a wedding in the US, basically the settings are ballrooms, hotels, or other indoor. In contrast, in Punta Cana you have hundreds of options, whether you decide to have your wedding right next to the beach or on a terrace with a wonderful view to the ocean. There are also some brides who decide to have the ceremony on the beach and the reception indoors for the comfort of their guests. There are a plenty of location options that you can take in Punta Cana wedding celebration and we assure you that in any of them, you and your guests will love the views.



Duration


Another difference between wedding receptions in the US and Punta Cana is the duration of the celebration. In the US, receptions typically last between four and six hours. In Punta Cana, however, it's not uncommon for wedding receptions to last 3 to 4 hours (because of the hotel restrictions) and into the evening, with many couples opting for a sunset ceremony followed by a long dinner and dancing.



Food and Drink


Food and drink are an important part of any wedding reception, there are some notable differences between what's typically served in the US and Punta Cana. In the US, sit-down dinners with several courses are common, while in Punta Cana, many couples opt for a buffet-style meal with a wide range of international and local dishes. For drinks, in the US, an open bar with beer, wine, and cocktails is often included, while in Punta Cana, tropical drinks made with rum and fresh fruit are popular.



Music and Entertainment


Music and entertainment are a key part of any wedding reception, and there are some differences in what's typically played in the US versus Punta Cana. In the US, DJs or live bands are popular, playing a mix of current hits and classic party tunes. In Punta Cana, many couples opt for traditional Latin music, including merengue and salsa, as well as international hits.

Also as part of the entertainment, in Punta Cana there are different live shows for your guests to get involved in the culture. The Hora Loca is an excellent option



Dress Code


Finally, there are some differences in dress code between wedding receptions in the US and Punta Cana. In the US, guests typically dress up in formal attire, with men wearing suits or tuxedos and women wearing formal dresses. In Punta Cana, however, the dress code is often more relaxed, with guests wearing light and airy clothing that's suitable for the warm weather.



In conclusion, while there are some notable differences between wedding receptions in the US and Punta Cana, getting married in Punta Cana has its charm, but it definitely will take you and your guests to adjust to this unique experience.






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By German Cabello

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