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  1. Dress I didnt steam I had heard they did a good job I just didn't need it - my dress was so heavily beaded .... Songs - We used 4 songs for while people were sitting. Then one for me and my bm's to walk down the aisle (used the same song for all of us) and one at the end to leave to They did a great job of music.
  2. On our tables (you will see in the photos above) we got them to move the large arragements of flowers FROM the ceremony cite to the reception. While we only have 3 I think, and we had 5 tables it was no big deal! Seriously - the setting there is so beautiful, you dont need much "extra". The idea of using the bouquets is a nice idea too. I must say - be picky when choosing your bouquet ... I was dissapointed with my bridemaids - they were all so tiny - while it looks classy and pretty in the photos - when they arrived I almost cried! HAHA. Also - a small tip while they dont hold a "rehersal" for you - go to your wedding cite the day before or the morning of and check out the wind - use that to decide which side you stand on and what side your future husband stands on - the wind was from behind, blowing my hair into my face and my veil ... people even commented on it and how we should have switched sides. So plan that ahead! GO AND HAVE FUN AND RELAX! I promise it will all work out!
  3. I dont know if I posted there or not yet Here are my photos (some) from Claudia - she was AMAZING Picasa Web Albums - Eden - Professional ... Anyway I got my hair and make up done at the Spa at El Dorado and was SO HAPPY with it! My Maid of Honor got hers done too and usually takes up-do's out EVERY TIME she get's them including her OWN wedding, and this was the only one she left becuase it was so well done and she loved it. I TOTALLY TRUST THEM there - they KNEW what they were doing. My dress was beaded and the dry cleaner there could not do it they said - fine. I just brought it home and paid $300 - that said, I did do a trash the dress so it was heavily soiled! hahaha. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I will try to post more. READ MY REVIEW for a TON OF info. I LOVED EL DORADO and was so happy to have had my wedding there!
  4. Natalie Congrats on making the switch. EDR is incredible I thought the money was insane too, but now that its over, it was sooo worth it. They didnt charge me to set things out .... but I have heard different things. I think they try to, but if you take the stuff with you to your wedding meetnig, they will just ofer to put it out, and never charged me (thats how it worked for me anyway). I had planned to have my bridesmaids put it out should EDR want to charge me. So maybe have a back up option like that in case they try to charge you. As for the reception being cool. I think if you want it on the beach, go for it. Most nights it was fine there, but there was one that was pretty windy and cool (cool, not cold by any stretch, you just needed a shawl). (also, I was there in end of Nov, so might be even warmer now). I do have a suggestion if your worried. Since your in Mexico, it would be nie to have it outdoors rather then in a hall (in my opinion) Perhaps having it at the Health Bar or at Tuscanes would be a better option. Then you are still outside (nice) but off the beach (so not as windy if it happens to be a windy night). Just a thought.
  5. Thanks everyone so much for the nice comments! The dinner was at El Cocotal, yes. And yes, I am SO GLAD i did it there. My review is up!!!!! Posted under the Reivews section of this forum! Its long!!!!! Feel free to PM me with any questions at all I hope to be as helpful as everyone was to me (thank you again!)
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by Rhonda Thanks so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear things went great for you! Everything looked/sounded beautiful! You answered many of my concerns. I have some questions... Did you ship any items for your wedding to the resort in advance? We are considering an optional excursion...would you recommend the ones that you did? Also, what was the cost and did you cover it for your guests? I'm sure I'll have more questions later... Thanks! Hey! Thanks! I did not ship any items - I just took them all in my suit case. I had all my out of town bags, and candles, place cards etc., but it worked out fine I would totally recommmend the excursion we did - Talum Extreem it was called. It was so cool for all guests of all ages to go on it. The Ruins provided some culture, and then the extreem stuff was exciting and challenging, and the cenote was amazing ... guests still tell me it was their favorite part of the trip! We booked with the Lomas people once there for the end of our trip ... so that worked well, then we could let people decide if they wanted to come. We had 25 of the 35 guests come, and it was suppsoed to be $100 a person, but I haggled them to $90 per person ... yes, we covered it ..... Any more questions - just ask!!!!!
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by pryzeless Those who decide against EDR are losing out!!!! I could not agree more! Serously, I LOVED IT! It was amazing!!!!!! Better then I could have imagined!
  8. Wedding was November 26th, 2008 EDR – El Dorado Royale All Inclusive, Adults Only Resort in Mayan Riviera, Mexico. Let me preface this by saying, we have travelled a lot and been to several AI’s as well, and EDR by far wins our vote hands down! This sentiment was echoed by many of our guests also, majority of them travelling lots and feeling EDR was their favorite AI to date. In fact, one of my BM’s had been to the Mayan Riviera like 8 times in the past 4 years and she picked EDR as her absolute favorite too. Also, on our flight home I was siting next to someone who married at a child friendly resort and honeymooned at EDR and loved EDR by far more. So, all in all, it was raved about by many! I must say I was nervous once I chose EDR and then saw the boycott against EDR based on their outside vendor policy … But I’m glad I stuck to my first choice! It was a dream come true and honestly, better then I had even imagined. The review is long and detailed, sorry!!!! IF you are more interested in just seeing some photos, here is a link to some of my non pro pictures (wont get the pros for a month). WEDDINGBELLS Message Board Community: Non Pro Teaser Pics of our Destination Wedding First I will review the hotel in general. Many girls chose this place as a Honeymoon location and I can understand way. EDR was amazing! Check In We all found this to be a breeze. Greeted with cool towels when we got off the bus, and champagne when we entered the lobby. Most guests stayed in standard garden view rooms and they found check in to be hassle free. For us Casita folks, we were taken away in a golf cart to the casita section, and for us as well, sign in was easy! One of our guests did not know you could upgrade so once she learnt she could, she upgraded to ocean view and it was no trouble at all. She was very happy with how her request was handled. (put in block one for the ocean view and she loved it!) Myself , I asked about a free upgrade given it was our wedding, and given we brought so much business with us, but it was not received ... kinda a bummer, but oh well! Rooms (hotel has two types of rooms, regular rooms and Casita’s) Standard Rooms As mentioned, most of our guests were in standard rooms, and they LOVED them. They were so romantic and there were so many nice features: the hammocks, the sinks in the washrooms, the cozy beds, and the large jetted tubs to name a few. All our guests appeared happy. In our opinion, in comparison to other resorts we stayed at, given this was the "basic/standard" room ... they were far superior to any other resort we have been to. They were beautiful, and honestly something you would need to upgrade to get at other resorts. We, and our guests, were thrilled by them. Casitas My husband (I love saying that) and I stayed in block 25 ... the oldest of the blocks. We chose this because it was closest to the resort and to all of our guests. We loved our room and were SO HAPPY to be in Block 25, as it was so convenient to get anywhere and for being close to everyone else. I would say, if your there with a group who are in the main part of the resort, Block 25 is great. If your there for romance and don't mind being a) secluded and walking, the newer ones like block 30 and 31 are nicest. Our uncle was in 30 block and his room was awesome - beautiful! But he felt very secluded. * Id like to say that neither our guests in regular rooms, or us and our guests in Casitas felt treated different then one another. This was a concern of mine given most guests were in standard rooms and I should not have worried about it at all! Seriously, service was the same for all of us. I loved the Casita and I think if you can afford it or if you get a good price on doing so, it is worth it. The room was beautiful and we were so so so happy. Food OMG, this was amazing. At home, we often eat at higher end, pricey restaurants. When we travel, we only eat at the best rated and reviewed places, cost is not a factor for us .... and I can honestly say, the food here did not disappointed. One of my least favorite things about most all inclusive resorts is the food ... I get sick of it, I hate the same old buffets etc. I was thrilled with all of my meals and found the quality and standard to be great! My guests all loved the food too and commented many times about it. We had guests there for two weeks, who were not sick of it, and myself personally, I wanted to extend my trip in part because I loved the food and wished I could have gone to some places more then once! I was soooo happy with the food. We had guests who are not used to eating fancy, they loved it, we had vegetarian guests, they loved it, and we had some very picky eaters and they loved it - so there is something for everyone. While the 24 hour room service menu is limited, it’s a nice option to have. We all used it a lot for burger and fries and nachos late at night! Here are some of our thoughts: Cocotal - great breakfast, guests loved their dinners there too. Glad our dinner was there for the wedding. Fuentes - most people were disappointed with this for dinner Jo Jos - a crowd favorite for dinner (didn't have it for any other meal sadly), Id say most people rated this as their favorite ... service was kinda slow though, but I wanted to go back there for sure! D'Italia - another crowd favorite and many guests repeated their dinners there! Yumm! I wish I could have went back! Fondue - While I found it to be okay, given I can make this at home, our guests all LOVED it. They found it very romantic and loved the food. Kampai - really liked it, sushi is okay quality. The shrimp is so good! Awesome for breakfast and supper, many of our guests repeated this place. I did not hear great reviews for going here for lunch though. Mexican place - a hidden gem, loved it! SO good! Health Bar - nice lunches, lots of guests raved about it, I personally thought it was just ok! Pizza Lunch Place - Soooo good, we all loved it! Drinks Great. Good strength. Could ask for top shelf and got it no problem at all. They had no problem giving TONS of shooters too. Lots of variety of drinks! I wish I had drunk more but I had so much going on with wedding planning, hahaha. Awesome blended drinks. Beach Really, it is personal opinion. I think the whales (large sand bags filled with sand to help re build the beach) are no big deal. In fact two of the days we were there the waves were massive and you could understand the purpose of them. I have been to resorts where there is a red flag (no swimming in ocean) due to the waves for the majority of the trip and that just sucks! No worry of that here, the "whales" protect the beach making it swimable any time. No you cant frolic in the waves right on the shore, but you can swim outside of them if you really want waves. Our guests LOVED snorkeling right off the beach and said the whales provided awesome snorkel conditions (calm water, and the coolest fish they had seen without going by boat to coral reefs). Some of our guests who like to swim laps, loved that you could "pick a lane" between the whales and do some good ocean swimming! I personally liked jumping off them, climbing on them and having fun! hahaha. I also enjoyed that we could all go sit in the water and hang out casually without being plowed over by the waves. Pools There are so many pools, none of the felt crowded. We basically took over Fuentes pool. Basically there is the main pool is where everyone goes, and its fun and there is lots going on, but the Fuentes pool plays music (more party pool), and no one really goes there, not sure why ... we had so much fun there!!!! We loved the number of pools, total bonus!!!! I think there are like 14 or something like that! You could be totally private (just go to a Casita pool, each block as a whole one) or see people to mix and mingle at the main pools. Beds and Lounges Not as bad as I had expected based on what I read, but again the hotel was only 70% capacity. The main pool, filled up fast. Fuentes, we could always find a bed or lounger. At any casita pool (you don’t have to be a casita guest to use these), you can always find a bed or lounger. The beach, you had to look, but you could always find some! Again, we had a large group and we all always managed to find spots where we wanted and or all group together (so it cant be that bad!!!). Plus, we slept in a lot and often did not try to find loungers till closer to lunch! Nightlife I was worried this place would be dead as it is so couple focused. We had many single guests as part of our wedding group. I should not have worried. The night life here was better then the other AI's I have been to. Often there is a "disco" that is lame and no one goes. Here, at Guacamaya's each night it was packed. The shows were lame, but by 11:00 pm things picked up and stayed busy and fun till atleast 2:00 am! We had a great time here. Better then I expected. Great times. Honestly, it is what you make of it - if your having fun, doing some shots, getting up dancing etc., it was a blast! (and no, you dont have to drink to have fun, one of our guests doesn't drink and he even had a blast)! ON TO THE WEDDING REVIEW! I was nervous to pick EDR as it meant my guests paid $2,000 per person to come. We had a great turn out though, so people were not too deterred by that. Plus, I want to note, one of my guests has been to two AI weddings this year already and stated she was SO GLAD I asked guests to spend a few hundred more and picked a nicer location (5 star). Again, this may not be the case for everyone, but for her she felt the overall value was great and she was glad to have paid more. EDR has so many options to choose from for weddings; from ceremony locations, to reception locations, to what you want to do! I am totally confident in saying, they know what they are doing! I was nervous, planning a wedding in Mexico, at a resort I had never been to, all the way from Canada. Sometimes the communication is slow, but it all works out! I kept all of my emails in a folder, in case I had troubles once there, but I did not need them at all! Basically you plan everything before you go (they have a nice website for you to make choices from with pictures and descriptions), and once there, you meet with the wedding coordinator to plan everything and verify. PLANNING My wedding planner changed once, both were awesome. I had Monica and then Carolina. Both were totally attentive and answered all my questions. Again, sometimes it took a while (a few days), but nothing extreme. FLOWERS EDR has tons of options, and while I was not totally happy with my pick, it was my fault. Flowers are not important to me and I don’t know one type from the next, so I didn’t know what to expect! Haha. I just wish I had spent a bit more and got a bigger bouquet both for myself, but definitely for my bridesmaids. CAKE So yummy! One tier was chocolate and one vanilla. I spent a little more to have it two tiered because cake is important to me. Of course we did not eat it all, but everyone who ate it loved it! They did a nice job of it and the taste was great! I wish I hade eaten more! CEREMONY EDR has about 12 places to chose from on the resort based on what you want indoor (chaple), ourdoor with lots of trees, beach, a gazebo etc. We picked Gazebo 55. It is at the far end, and there were no sand bags in the pictures. There was also enough room for large wedding groups here. We loved it!!!! The ceremony was awesome! The minister did such a good job. My maid of honor said: I fell in love with your minister. She was just so kind and sincere and the ceremony she read was soooo beautiful. We did a sand ceremony too. I am glad to have included this, and its nice to have brought the product home with us to look at as a memory. The music was great. I was nervous that the Mexican people who did the music would not really understand how I wanted it – nope, they nailed it! It was perfect from the fade in to the fade out! It is nice they had someone running the music, not just pop in a CD and hope for the best. As you can see in some photos, the set up was beautiful. I could have paid to have the chairs covered, but I thought, why, the white chairs looked great as is on the beach! I paid about $300 extra to get the colored fabric, colored aisle runner, and those large flowers. I am glad I did as I think it added. Its so nice, you don’t need much for decoration there as the place itself is so beautiful! I had someone hand out fan programs, and EDR did not mind at all. In fact, they offered to do it for me! PHOTOGRAPHER We hired Claudia Rodriguez. While we have not gotten the photos yet, we were thrilled with how she was to work with. My husband hates getting his pictures taken and he even was raving about her. She made us feel so comfortable and was so sweet and kind to work with. I trust the photos will be great. The few she shoed us on the camera were phenomenal, I couldn’t even believe it was of me. The EDR has a photographer they often work with. I was turned off by their website and seeing as photos were super important to me, I hired Claudia. I did talk to the wedding photographer and looked at his photos while there, and I can honestly say the guy knows what he is doing. He had some great pictures in his portfolio. That said, I am still so glad I used Claudia! LOVED HER! RECEPTION You could do a private dinner, and pay a price per person etc., and we saw one of these going on and LOVED it! I wish I had the money to have done that!!!! It looked so magical. I however felt like since it is an AI and we paid already for food, why spend more! Haha. Plus the food there was so good. So I used one of the free locations (choice of El Cocotal or Fuentes). I went with El Cocotal, and I am so glad I did. It is so pretty and so classy there! Amazing really. Food was great. We had EDR set up the flowers from the Ceremony on the tables of the Reception (so saved on more decoration), as well we had them set up candles, place cards and menus for us. It worked great. Food was great and the location was perfect. Following dinner I did want some sort of a private deal, so we had a place for speeches and dancing etc. So I booked 2 hours private reception at Tuscanes. EDR did a great job of setting it up and the whole thing was breath taking. We had a table for the cake, and we had another table with a chocolate fondue. They set up several high top tables and had placed out signature pink drink on all the tables for our guests to enjoy when the arrived. We did speeches here, cake cutting, first dance and then dancing. We did not pay for a DJ but rather hooked up our IPOD with the pre selected play list we created. It worked perfect! EDR wait staff took good care of us and eve did some silly things to get everyone involved. At the end of the night , many people jumped/ were thrown, into the pool! It was a fun way to end the night. Following all of this, we went to Guacamayas bar, and kept the party going! So fun! What else can I comment on?! EXTRAS Dress – loved it – it is Phillipa from Maggie Sottero. BM Dresses – I ordered them all from Nordstrom’s from their Maggie London line. We loved them too. BM Gifts – we got them Tiffany starfish bracelets. I loved them. They are dainty, unlike the traditional heart of Tiffany which is a bit chunkier, and they are a nice reminder of the wedding week on the beach! EXCURIONS Oh yea – we did one group excursion (optional for guests) – it was called TULUM EXTREME or something like that. It was a full day (about $100 a person) and we went to the ruins at Tulum, then ziplining, then rappelling down this cliff, and snorkeling in a cenote cave. It was a great day and so nice to get a bit of everything. We also did one group bar excursion (optional for guests) – rented a bus through Lomas to take us to and from Cancun nightclub CoCo Bongo! (from 9 pm to 2:30 am or something like that) This was so fun. The show they put on there was awesome! We had guests of all ages join us and it was enjoyed by all. I was up dancing on the bar with my husbands mother for instance! Haha. It was a total blast! Loved Coco Bongo. Bottom line EDR was great You cant go wrong with picking this place. When I say it was better then I could have even imagined and that it was a dream come true – I mean it! It was PERFECT! I have no reservation suggesting this place to future brides planning a DW or for honeymooners or just those persons taking a vacation. I know I will be back!
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by pryzeless You look beautiful!!! I am so glad it worked out for you. Maybe brides seeing this will realize the Boycott is really not worth it. I hope so! I cannot be clear enough in saying, Im soooo glad I stuck with EDR, Im glad I worked within their outside vendor policies and paid the silly fees. EDR was a dream come true! Better then I could have imagined. The resort itself was great - and the wedding - wow, I could tell they knew what they were doing!
  10. Hair: I was super worried about getting it done there (and make up) ... and I didnt leave myself much time in case I hated it. HAHA. but not to worry - they are AWESOME. I loved my hair. I could tell they knew what they were doing. I just took a picture and they copied it perfect! My one BM got her hair done too and its the FIRST updo she has liked and not ripped out immediately following! They did a great job! BM's: We got the shoes at Le Chateau - that might be a Canadian company only - fo super cheap! I wanted bright pink for myself and once I bought them I thought ... hmm, these would be cute for them too, so we all got them! As for the dresses I ordered them all from Nordstroms online - great price (I think $100 each). They are the Maggie London brand and there are lots of great bright pink ones on there by Maggie London. The girls loved them and even wore them before the wedding for their own honeymoons (hahaha, atleast I know they werent lying when they said they could/would wear them again).
  11. Please see my comments below in bolded purple. These are just my thoughts, stick to whatever you think is best! I think you picked well with El Cocotol - our guests LOVED it! Quote: Originally Posted by Dreamgirl08 Hi everyone, Here are our food choices for EL COCOTAL. Feedback is very much appreciated. Please give us your HONEST thoughts. We haven't finalized anything yet so we can still make changes, depending on what you guys think. Starter: Vegetable tower We didnt like the appies, so did a soup and a salad ...... sorry I cant comment. What I can say is the french onion soup was delicious and everyone raved about it! The Classic Caesar Salad We had another salad, and it was awesome, but many of my guests had this OTHER nights they were at El Cocotal and said it was awesome, so I would go with it! Course 1: Slow roasted pork prime rib We had this and everyone loved it! Course 2: Caramalized Chicken Breast ?? Sounds good - all the chicken I ate at EDR was great! Just think though, do you have anyone who does not eat meat? We did, so I got a fish option as my second choice .... it was the salmon and I didnt like it - it was super dry. Dessert: Creme brulee ?? Up to you, but I have to warn you, that the creme brulee everywhere at EDR was not what you expect from US or Canada, it was just kinda weird. Most poeple did not like it. For the wedding we got the french sytle apple pie and while it was different, it was really good ... it comes with amazing ice cream! yummm What do you guys recommend??
  12. IM BAAAACK! First let me say, as all people who get married here have already, EDR IS AWESOME! INCREDIBLE! I am so happy I stuck with them!!!!!!! It was the BEST! From the resort to the wedding day, it all was better then I could have dreamed! Her are some pics http://boards.weddingbells.ca/showfl...part=1#3330446 If you have any questions, just ask - or pm me or something. (Sometimes I have trouble accessing this site) .... anyway Ill post a review when I have time. Another point I want to make, I am so happy I went with El Cocotal over Fuentes. It is a personal opinion and each to their own. IN MY OPINION El Cocotal is way classier and nice I LOVED the flute player!!!!!! and my guests LOVED THE FOOD. Even outside of the wedding day for th other 10 days - all my guests liked El Cocotal WAYYYY Better then Fuentes. Also - we used Claudia R for photography and LOVED her. She is the nicest, sweetest woman ever! I fell in love with her! So did some of my guests - they were like I love the photographer! hahahahaha Cant wait to see the pictures!
  13. I just did a TTD with Claudia the other day (last week) While I have not got the photos back yet I would say DO IT! Here are some things that come to mind: 1) the price is good I think for what you get. Basically a whole other shoot! Plus she is taking you somewhere in her car (gas), and her car gets pretty messy after it!!!!! 2) since it was a DW, i wanted to use the surroundings. So many of my friends who got married in Canada and didnt get that option are soooo jealous!!!! 3) the photos are AMAZING! Claudia is great! She makes you feel so comfortable and the few picures she showed us through her camera were AWESOME! WOW! I couldnt even beleive it was me they were soooo great! 4) it was the one day DH and I got to spend TOGETHER doing something intimate and special for us. Since it was a DW, we were so busy with our 40 guests all week we had no time together. WE BOTH LOVED IT! (says a lot since DH hates getting his pic taken) We BOTH LOVED CLAUDIA and we thought it was totally worth it (and again, im saying all this without even seeing the pics!) I would say its worth it 100%
  14. Hey Everyone, I want to reassure EDR brides that it is incredible. The resort itself is great (food is awesome, and I am used to GOOD food). And They did an amazing job of the wedding. Better then I could have even dreamed or imagined! Ill write a review in the review section later. But since EDR somtimes gets a bad rep, I wanted to check in now! Click on this link so see some photos. WEDDINGBELLS Message Board Community: Non Pro Teaser Pics of our Destination Wedding Also, I used Claudia and while I have not seen the pro photos, I have no doubt they will be great. She, personally, is incredible to work with. So Sweet and So Kind. I feel blessed to have used her!
  15. Brig How did you get to watch a specific game at the Martini Bar during your wedding? Did you pre schedule it? Did they have satelight? Reason I am asking - Calgary (where I am from) just got into the gry cup which falls next weekend OF COURSE! And many people really really want to see it!!!!!
  16. How many people does the the other ceremony location hold? Now im re thinking Gazebo 55 ...... Help! Where did you see the photos?! Sorry Im losing my mind - one week to go!
  17. I HATE how EDR does this Tells people all different things ... Especially when im on the crap side! hahaha. This has happened to me sooo many times - Other people were quoted less for the walkway - so when I confront them they always have an excuse (for the walkway it was they "just" increased their prices). Oh well - this will soon all be over I just sucked it up and wrote my own sand ceremony and have asked a family member to do it - I hate that it is going to feel separate from the actial ceremony this way - but thats how Carolina told me it had to be - the only other way was if I paid money. You guys are lucky!
  18. I forked over the million dollars EDR charges for real ones that will wilt from the heat! hahaha. As for guest bags, there is an option to have them delivered, but I think EDR charges $5 to do this. I am not sure what prizeless chose to do. I personally am giving them the evening of the informal meet and greet. All that said NOW I WANT MUGS, I WISH I GOT THESE! Any tips from anyone how to do this with only 2 weeks to go!??!?!?!!
  19. Thanks for posting your review Its sooo nice to hear! I apprecaite what you said about the negativity and not getting caught up - its easy to do when there is a boycott on this very site even. It has definately stressed me out at times, but with 2 weeks left to go for me ... your review could not have come at a better time. Is there any way you can PLEASE PM me the sand ceremony wording you used (the one that made people cry!) hahaha. I just learnt we have to do our own sand ceremony, and I am soooo swamped with things to do, I am not sure I have a ton of free time to write one! If your willing to share, that would be soooo apprecaited. Thank you again. Your wedding looked beautiful and I am so glad to hear you had a lovely time!
  20. Question ... So the reception speaker set up is great and you can hear your music etc. . . What about the ceremony? Could all your guests hear the ceremony despite if it was windy or whatever?! Thanks!
  21. Well, the sand ceremony is now an option you can BUY and PAY for for them to do. See here: Category Wedding Officials - List of products - Welcome, Guest Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya You pay $45 for it!!!!!! I learnt this now, only 3 weeks before my wedding when I asked if they remembered that I am doing a sand ceremony and to add it to my sheet of choices: We are bringing our sand ceremony stuff. Do you have a script for this (as you do with the wedding ceremony), or do I have to write it?! to which they informed me that I need to write my own sand ceremony: In this case you have to write it since we only provide the sand ceremony script when we sell the ceremony. and I wrote: So whatever I write the wedding commissioner will just read out? And this will follow the wedding ceremony or be included during it? Thanks Their reply was: After the religious ceremony the Minister can stay for a few minutes and read her ceremony. This is going to be a brief speech she will make, after that you can read what you wrote. So essentially - YOU WRITE IT and YOU READ/PRESENT IT! ughhh i wish i knew this before I spend so much money on getting sand ceremony items like vases (engraved) and sand) ..........
  22. Good to know! Sticking with the apple pie!!! Only a few weeks to go!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I really wish I knew how the tables would be at El Cocotal for the dinner - there are some people who CANT sit next to eachother, so I want to do a seating chart, but the resort keeps saying they decide the day of. So I am making about 20 different "scenarios" for seating! hahahaha! ALSO! This is ticking me off if you dont PAY to do EDR's Sand Ceremony (always about money right) they wont do it for you. I WISH I KNEW THIS before buying all my sand ceremoney stuff. So now I need to write my own sand ceremoney and I dont know how it will be performed and or by whom! ANNOYING!
  23. BUMPING Past Brides please add info New brides feel free to ask questions! Any info on the table set up at El Cocotal?? I have 32 guests - how many tables might we have?!
  24. Despite everyone saying Fuentes is better for food, we are going with El Cocotal. I hope its okay. Now I cant decide between creme brulee or french style apple pie for dessert! Help!
  25. Hey! Anyone use the free dinner at El Cocotal? What were the table set ups like? ie: 2 larg tables, lots of small table sof 4 or 6? Just trying to be planful. Any photos would be awesome too! Thanks!
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