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#4161 LKocelko

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    Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:11 AM

    Originally Posted by AllieH 

    and oh man, it was beautiful to wake up and watch the sunrise... I loved walking around in the early morning. 

     


    Agreed - that's why we did the sunrise photo shoot! I really liked that it was so mellow, because to me it felt like such a more peaceful vacation. Sometimes at the more partylike AI, you almost feel pressured to go out and and get wild. So we loved the totally laid back feeling. Plus....we're old haha. Even and home we're not crazy clubbers or anything.



    #4162 weddingxixi

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      Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:27 AM

      Hi girls, I just received a quote for the flowers from El Dorado Royale and i found the price to be extremely expensive. Just wondering if anyone had used an external florist for their wedding. How much did the resort charge you to bringing in an external florist? Please share your experience with me!

       

      Thanks a lot^^!

       

      Cat.



      #4163 AllieH

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      Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:29 AM

      Hi Cat,

       

      EDR's fee for any outside vendor is $800, in addition to whatever the vendor charges you. This is the same for photographers, florists, artists, etc.

       

      I had fake (real touch/silk) flowers for my bouquet, our family corsages & bouts and brought those with me to keep costs down. We didn't do any other flowers. And honestly, our guests didn't realize the flowers were fake at all, nor did we miss having elaborate floral decorations. The venues are gorgeous with just a few personal touches/decorations.

       

      Many brides will use a combination of fake & real flowers to cut down on costs. For example - fake flowers for the bouquets, corsages & bouts that you bring down with you, real flowers to hang on the gazebo. EDR will reuse the gazebo flowers as decorations if you also choose to do a private event (cocktail or dinner/reception).

       

      Hope those ideas help!

      Originally Posted by weddingxixi 

      Hi girls, I just received a quote for the flowers from El Dorado Royale and i found the price to be extremely expensive. Just wondering if anyone had used an external florist for their wedding. How much did the resort charge you to bringing in an external florist? Please share your experience with me!

       

      Thanks a lot^^!

       

      Cat.


       

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      #4164 nbateman

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        Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

        Originally Posted by weddingxixi 

        Hi girls, I just received a quote for the flowers from El Dorado Royale and i found the price to be extremely expensive. Just wondering if anyone had used an external florist for their wedding. How much did the resort charge you to bringing in an external florist? Please share your experience with me!

         

        Thanks a lot^^!

         

        Cat.

        I'll second Allie, I used Kate Said Yes on Etsy for my bouquet real touch flowers, they're gorgeous!



        #4165 amanda50388

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          Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:01 PM

          Originally Posted by weddingxixi 

          Hi girls, I just received a quote for the flowers from El Dorado Royale and i found the price to be extremely expensive. Just wondering if anyone had used an external florist for their wedding. How much did the resort charge you to bringing in an external florist? Please share your experience with me!

           

          Thanks a lot^^!

           

          Cat.

          I used the resort flower's because I really wanted real flower's, but they were able to make smaller bridesmaid bouquet's. I had a free wedding package so I only paid an extra $20 for my bouquet since the package included a $50 wedding bouquet and for the ladies I had four of them standing up and only paid $50 a piece which is pretty reasonable if you ask me. I am sure you can ask them what they would charge for a smaller bouquet or maybe single flower's and see what they say. My mom made the groomsmen because I wanted feather's to do something different for them. 



          #4166 pschopen

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            Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

            I'm getting married in January at EDR. I have set up to purchase the boquets through EDR (also being used as decor for private party and dinner), and will be bringing down with me the boutonieres and corsages which I also purchased from Kate Said Yes on Etsy. -Paula

            #4167 weddingxixi

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              Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:13 AM

              Awesome!~ Thank you girls for sharing with me all your ideas^^



              #4168 brownsugarbride

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                Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:23 AM

                Hi girls, I just received a quote for the flowers from El Dorado Royale and i found the price to be extremely expensive. Just wondering if anyone had used an external florist for their wedding. How much did the resort charge you to bringing in an external florist? Please share your experience with me! Thanks a lot^^! Cat.

                I'm not getting married at EDR, but I know that a number of brides at other resorts have gotten around the outside vendor fee for florists by meeting the florist at the entrance of the resort on the day of the wedding. Even with the delivery fee, you'll probably come out better purchasing from e outside vendor. There are a number of different florists that come recommended on the boards if you search for reviews.

                #4169 jnitschke

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                  Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:46 AM

                  Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 


                  I'm not getting married at EDR, but I know that a number of brides at other resorts have gotten around the outside vendor fee for florists by meeting the florist at the entrance of the resort on the day of the wedding. Even with the delivery fee, you'll probably come out better purchasing from e outside vendor. There are a number of different florists that come recommended on the boards if you search for reviews.


                  This would not work at EDR, or at least I think it wouldn't.  EDR is quite large and the resort it self is quite a distance away from the gates.  At the gates they have a check in, and only vehicles on a list are permitted in and out of the gates.  So, so they would not be able to meet you at the front lobby where other services come in and out.



                  #4170 amanda50388

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                    Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

                    Originally Posted by jnitschke 


                    This would not work at EDR, or at least I think it wouldn't.  EDR is quite large and the resort it self is quite a distance away from the gates.  At the gates they have a check in, and only vehicles on a list are permitted in and out of the gates.  So, so they would not be able to meet you at the front lobby where other services come in and out.

                     

                    I agree with you, this for sure would not work at all!!! They try to make sure only the people on the list are allowed in, very secure which is a great thing. 






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