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#61 Nic Dragomire

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    Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:04 PM

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    When I was first looking for a dw resort my FI and I were really excited to book at EDR...we were pretty close to signing the contract but when we asked about their outside vendor policies etc... we decided this wasn't the palce for us. We wanted to have 100% control over our own wedding, after all we only get to do it once. I think that its important for us to come together and voice our displeasure with the resort's policies. If we don't then I agree that other resorts might pick up on the idea that this is acceptable, and implement similar policies themselves. I don't view this sticky as an attack on brides that have chosen EDR as their preferred dw resort, nor do I see it as an attack on those brides that in the future might choose it. I think this sticky is important (a)to inform brides about their policies because they might not be aware of them, and (b)to give a voice to those of us who are unhappy with them. The only way to get through to greedy businesses is hurt them where it matters...$$$$$.


    #62 SunBride

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      Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:04 PM

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      dreams tulum allows outside photogs...unless they changed their policy recently they either need to be a guest of the hotel or payu the day pass fee.
      You don't even have to buy the day pass! Unless your photographer is there long enough to be eating a meal, then obviously you would have to buy a pass so that they can eat (why should the resort be feeding them for free?). I asked about this because was planning on hiring Claudia before deciding to fly somebody in with me. Also I hired an external videographer and didn't have to purchase a day pass. And as I posted in the DT thread, you can certainly bring flowers from Angel's, I did without a problem.

      #63 TammyWright

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      Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:45 PM

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      You don't even have to buy the day pass! Unless your photographer is there long enough to be eating a meal, then obviously you would have to buy a pass so that they can eat (why should the resort be feeding them for free?). I asked about this because was planning on hiring Claudia before deciding to fly somebody in with me. Also I hired an external videographer and didn't have to purchase a day pass. And as I posted in the DT thread, you can certainly bring flowers from Angel's, I did without a problem.
      and that is one of the reason's why i recommend dreams. for an AI, they really are really accomodating to give the bride the wedding she deserves.

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      #64 Mandy

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        Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:56 PM

        I am currently planning on getting married at EDR next month. Whether or not we stick with our plans to have our wedding there, we will not be recommending this resort to anyone. I have already told a friend of mine who will possibly be planning a destination wedding later this year to take her business elsewhere.

        However, should the policies change, I would be more than happy to recommend EDR, as they have been accommodating and have a beautiful resort, as long as we are treated well while we're there.

        #65 Martha

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          Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:28 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Mandy
          I am currently planning on getting married at EDR next month. Whether or not we stick with our plans to have our wedding there, we will not be recommending this resort to anyone. I have already told a friend of mine who will possibly be planning a destination wedding later this year to take her business elsewhere.

          However, should the policies change, I would be more than happy to recommend EDR, as they have been accommodating and have a beautiful resort, as long as we are treated well while we're there.
          With about a month to go, you might run out of options...

          #66 Nic Dragomire

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            Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:16 PM

            hope it works out for you Mandy..

            I think the word boycott just sounds funny in general.. Sounds like a beavis and but head moment... "hey Butt Head, lets go boycott something... uhh uh uuhhh ok"

            #67 TammyWright

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            Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:01 PM

            Quote:
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            I am currently planning on getting married at EDR next month. Whether or not we stick with our plans to have our wedding there, we will not be recommending this resort to anyone. I have already told a friend of mine who will possibly be planning a destination wedding later this year to take her business elsewhere.

            However, should the policies change, I would be more than happy to recommend EDR, as they have been accommodating and have a beautiful resort, as long as we are treated well while we're there.
            this is exactly my point...if the vendor policy wasn't in place and constantly changing i would refer El Dorado Royale for weddings again.

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            #68 lambert13

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              Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:07 PM

              Their vendor policy is why they never even got put on our 'possible' list when we were planning our wedding.

              I refused to let a resort blackmail us into using their house services.

              Just say no to resorts that make things difficult for you. Dreams Tulum was more than accommodating as far as using outside vendors.

              #69 nde062010

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                Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:05 PM

                I'm pretty bummed about the whole thing cuz it was my number 1 and I have completely taken it off my list.

                I also emailed the WC letting them know that this is going to hurt their business. I said that I belonged to several bridal forums and most brides that haven't chosen a resort have decided against Karisma because of this crazy policy.

                Maybe if enough of us complain, it will get passed on to upper management ....

                #70 rodent

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                  Posted 14 April 2008 - 10:14 PM

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                  I'm pretty bummed about the whole thing cuz it was my number 1 and I have completely taken it off my list.

                  I also emailed the WC letting them know that this is going to hurt their business. I said that I belonged to several bridal forums and most brides that haven't chosen a resort have decided against Karisma because of this crazy policy.

                  Maybe if enough of us complain, it will get passed on to upper management ....
                  Way to go! I do think it will make an impact.




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