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#1001 JenniferSS

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    Posted 16 January 2010 - 01:47 AM

    Hi Ladies!

    TA Tammy asked me to post this here for all of you! We are having a webinar with Karisma resorts-El Dorado's & Azuls on Tuesday January 19-

    This is for those looking for a great vacation or honeymoon and destination wedding brides! First we'll be discusing the resorts and then we'll get into the Destination weddings and the Promotions that are being offered!

    We may also have the head of weddings join us- if there are enough brides/potential registered!

    For your guests that haven't booked yet this is great for them to get extra perks!

    For everyone that attends & Books within 30 days-
    Free upgrade
    $50usd Spa Credit

    For weddings-
    Free upgrade
    $50usd Spa Credit
    Weddings-(Deposit the wedding before April 15th 2010-Valid for travel through December 22, 2011)
    5-15 Rooms
    20% off the room rate,
    20% off private events

    16-30 Rooms
    Complimentary suite Bride & groom
    20% off the room rate,
    20% off private events

    31 plus rooms
    Complimentary suite Bride & groom
    Additional complimentary suite ( double occupancy) for every 15 paid rooms
    20% off the room rate,
    20% off private events

    For Honeymooners -
    Free upgrade
    $50usd Spa Credit
    Free Honeymoon package - If they are Honeymooners/anniversary*


    For vacations that are traveling before Feb 28
    Free upgrade
    $50usd Spa Credit
    An added value coupon different for each hotel -
    Sensatori -Free mani & Pedi
    Azul Beach- candlelit dinner & two hrs of Free babysitting
    El Dorado maroma- Free horseback riding on the beach

    A Family group -not a wedding
    Free upgrade
    $50usd Spa Credit
    Family and friends vacation planner Complimentary that includes a Dinner for UP to 20 persons Free and guarantee

    Here is the link to register for the webinar! Feel free to share this !

    https://cc.readytalk....c=sq4ikxurim7y


    They do have to attend and book with Sand & Sun Vacations ( and mention BDW) ! Hope to see you there!

    #1002 EDRBride2009

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      Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:08 PM

      Hi ladies
      I didn't really haggle on anything extra, although I know a lot of people have. I was considering doing the wooden runner, but decided against it once I got there. Since we used the iPod station in both locations (cocktail party and reception) they did one for half price - fine by me. I wanted my planning and time there to be as stress free as possible, and by this point the few extra $$ weren't going to make much difference to my already-blown budget :)
      We used the free supper at El Cocotal as our 'welcome' supper. We went with the menu that had carmelized chicken or beef tenderloin as the main entree. Everyone really loved the food and the service was great!
      Our reception supper for the wedding was menu 3B, which gave you a choice of chicken, beef tenderloin or mahi mahi. The food was amazing! Everyone raved about it for days! Also, while the reception was going on, I decided that I wanted a bottle of champagne for every table (there were only 3). They did this and just charged it to my room! So even last minute details are possible!
      As for music, we did consider a DJ, but ended up going with the iPod. Our group was rather small (20 people total) and I think the DJ would have been too much. The iPod worked out just fine for us! We ate at such a leisurely pace that there really wasn't that much time for dancing! We ended up at the bar later that night anyways.
      My biggest stresser about the whole wedding was my TA. She didn't even reply to half of my guests, she refused to reprice the package when she told me originally it was possible, and then could miracuously offer a better price when I told her my guests were booking online, as it was cheaper. All of our guests were there for 7 nights, and most paid about $1800 airfare and tax included.

      #1003 kathrat

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        Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:12 PM

        Good Morning Everyone!

        I just picked up the magazine, "Destination Weddings & Honeymoons" and there is a short article about a wedding that took place at EDR in 2008. It was a beautiful wedding and had some great ideas that I thought I would share with you all:

        For Party Favors: The family went into Playa de Carmen before the wedding and picked up maracas. I thought this was super cute! You could do a lot with them and you wouldn't have to worry about getting them down there since you got them in Mexico.

        For Escort Cards: The bride got sand dollars and put everyone's name on the sand dollar and table number and displayed them in box filled with sand. (Is anyone else doing escort cards?)

        Bring a Polaroid Camera for the reception, which I thought was super cute and their photographer implemented their photos with the Polaroid photos.

        Well I hope this helps! Have a great day!

        #1004 kathrat

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          Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:53 PM

          Family Friendly Resorts nearby for guests who still want to bring kids

          So we picked the EDR due to the fact it was ADULT ONLY...now I have people wanting to bring their kids and are asking about nearby resorts....I know my TA can assist with this, but I wanted to know if anyone else was having to deal with the day passes etc...for those who insist to bring their kids. Any advice would be great!

          Thanks!

          #1005 kathrat

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            Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:22 PM

            Did you do a wedding cake and what kind?

            #1006 JenniferSS

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              Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:44 AM

              Just bumping this up as a reminder to all of you who signed up and anyone who may have missed it! Webinar is tomorrow night at 7pm EST.

              Warmest Regards-
              Ta Jennifer
               

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by TA Jennifer
              Hi Ladies!

              TA Tammy asked me to post this here for all of you! We are having a webinar with Karisma resorts-El Dorado's & Azuls on Tuesday January 19-

              This is for those looking for a great vacation or honeymoon and destination wedding brides! First we'll be discusing the resorts and then we'll get into the Destination weddings and the Promotions that are being offered!

              We may also have the head of weddings join us- if there are enough brides/potential registered!

              For your guests that haven't booked yet this is great for them to get extra perks!

              For everyone that attends & Books within 30 days-
              Free upgrade
              $50usd Spa Credit

              For weddings-
              Free upgrade
              $50usd Spa Credit
              Weddings-(Deposit the wedding before April 15th 2010-Valid for travel through December 22, 2011)
              5-15 Rooms
              20% off the room rate,
              20% off private events

              16-30 Rooms
              Complimentary suite Bride & groom
              20% off the room rate,
              20% off private events

              31 plus rooms
              Complimentary suite Bride & groom
              Additional complimentary suite ( double occupancy) for every 15 paid rooms
              20% off the room rate,
              20% off private events

              For Honeymooners -
              Free upgrade
              $50usd Spa Credit
              Free Honeymoon package - If they are Honeymooners/anniversary*


              For vacations that are traveling before Feb 28
              Free upgrade
              $50usd Spa Credit
              An added value coupon different for each hotel -
              Sensatori -Free mani & Pedi
              Azul Beach- candlelit dinner & two hrs of Free babysitting
              El Dorado maroma- Free horseback riding on the beach

              A Family group -not a wedding
              Free upgrade
              $50usd Spa Credit
              Family and friends vacation planner Complimentary that includes a Dinner for UP to 20 persons Free and guarantee

              Here is the link to register for the webinar! Feel free to share this !

              https://cc.readytalk....c=sq4ikxurim7y


              They do have to attend and book with Sand & Sun Vacations ( and mention BDW) ! Hope to see you there!

               



              #1007 BagLover21

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                Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:31 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by EDRBride2009
                Hi ladies
                I didn't really haggle on anything extra, although I know a lot of people have. I was considering doing the wooden runner, but decided against it once I got there. Since we used the iPod station in both locations (cocktail party and reception) they did one for half price - fine by me. I wanted my planning and time there to be as stress free as possible, and by this point the few extra $$ weren't going to make much difference to my already-blown budget :)
                We used the free supper at El Cocotal as our 'welcome' supper. We went with the menu that had carmelized chicken or beef tenderloin as the main entree. Everyone really loved the food and the service was great!
                Our reception supper for the wedding was menu 3B, which gave you a choice of chicken, beef tenderloin or mahi mahi. The food was amazing! Everyone raved about it for days! Also, while the reception was going on, I decided that I wanted a bottle of champagne for every table (there were only 3). They did this and just charged it to my room! So even last minute details are possible!
                As for music, we did consider a DJ, but ended up going with the iPod. Our group was rather small (20 people total) and I think the DJ would have been too much. The iPod worked out just fine for us! We ate at such a leisurely pace that there really wasn't that much time for dancing! We ended up at the bar later that night anyways.
                My biggest stresser about the whole wedding was my TA. She didn't even reply to half of my guests, she refused to reprice the package when she told me originally it was possible, and then could miracuously offer a better price when I told her my guests were booking online, as it was cheaper. All of our guests were there for 7 nights, and most paid about $1800 airfare and tax included.

                EDRBride2009- Would love to hear more about your wedding experience and see a couple of photos if you have any!
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                Born: Jasmin Mia Allen on November 21, 1979
                Married: Jasmin Mia Hodge on August 7, 2010
                El Dorado Royale ResortRiviera Maya, Mexico
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                #1008 jennib31

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                  Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:22 PM

                  I did have one person angry at me for picking an adults only resort. I tried to play it off that we picked this location because of the better price (i told her kid friendly was more!) and then that we really wanted everyone to have an adult romantic vacation of their own. I said, 'oh you wouldn't want to drag him all the way to mexico adn have to buy him passport anyway!' It was only one couple that it affected so hopefully it wasn't too bad.

                  I think I agree about the Ipod. I have the classical music for the ceremony and then the ipod for dinner right now. I didn't do a apckage for the private dinner but picked and chose my salad, entree and dessert. I would love any photos please EDR bride!!! :)

                  #1009 JenniferSS

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                    Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:23 PM

                    The webinar is now going on- we have many, many brides from the forum who registered and have not yet signed in. Please sign in and participate.

                    #1010 lzbthlr

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                      Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:47 PM

                      Ok so my travel agent is recommending May over February/early March for me because she says the prices are better. But she is quoted me a complete package (air/hotel/insurance) $1200 for 5days 4 nights. I said i was hoping not to go over $1500 for a week trip for my guests and she says that will be hard at the el dorado. I have read of people getting better prices can anyone let me know what prices they are getting for a week and what time of year it is in?? Thanks bunches!!
                      Lauren




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