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AllieH last won the day on December 28 2014

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    Atlanta, GA

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  • Wedding Date
    November 05, 2012
  • Wedding Location
    El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya MX
  1. they have definitely changed over time. the last I heard it was around $5pp, but then I've also heard a $250 max. it depends on the coordinator... push them to keep the lowest quote on your spreadsheet. send the email from the coordinator who gave you the lowest price to the current person you're working with. this is a huge pain point with brides - no consistency and lots of changes!
  2. all you can do is ask, and I'd suggest waiting until you get onsite. we had people cancel at the last minute due to weather and health emergencies, and they credited us. I don't think that's their policy, but it never hurts to ask. you could also see if you could use the $$ already paid for their meals/cocktail towards something else. at least you wouldn't completely lose the money in that case.
  3. I always love a chance to post "the dress"! sadly it's hanging in my closet and I need to figure out what in the world to do with it now...
  4. hi @@EriLu11 - typically the gazebo is bare. we did have the poles wrapped, but opted against sheers and flowers. below is a photo of our wedding at Gazebo 55. did you by chance buy a package that includes the flowers & sheers? and keep in mind that things change over time too - so anything is possible! as for escort cards, I did card stock. you could also do the starfish or sand dollars, or a thing of bubbles, glasses, koozies - whatever your favor is. just tie a card stock "tag" to it with the table numbers. we put our numbers in the cheap IKEA white plastic frames, and the
  5. ok this is the salon, and there are a few more in Nikki's gallery and here are some I found for the ballroom - not a wedding, but the GIVC event, all spiffed up and I spy a few more on this pinterest board
  6. @@Tagliatti01 - yes! let me do some digging through the threads. I think one EDR 2013 or 2014 bride had her reception in the Salon, but ballroom pics are pretty scarce. the beach is seriously the prettiest of all of the locations at EDR! definitely look at all of your choices and decide what will work best.
  7. you have to host them on another site like google docs, flickr, or shutter fly. click the little photo icon, and add the link there. that should work!
  8. Mine looked pretty awful on the rack (and hanger) - in fact I almost didn't try it on to begin with. my friend convinced me to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did. It really was perfect. In those days after I bought it and before it arrived, I looked at the photos endlessly. I finally decided that the photos on the model didn't do it justice. If you loved the dress when you tried it on, and felt beautiful in it, then don't worry about what it looks like in someone else's photos on someone else's body.
  9. Hi Tanya - welcme to BDW! Did you put your deposit down and get a confirmation from Lomas Weddings? If so, I'd suggest using the chat feature to try to catch them, or email them directly. It's about the right time to start planning - at least reserve your locations. Since it's just the two of you, I'd suggest D'Italia Casitas gazebo. It's smaller and quieter than many of the other locations. I also like the Fuentes gazebo on the Royale side. another option with a beautiful view is the white gazebo by the salt water pool. you'd probably have quite an audience, even though they would st
  10. @@kfracassi - Miriam is right. I think you would have booked a promo when you booked your wedding group, and your TA should have told you what was available. a lot of times it does require a minimum stay in the Casitas. BUT... when you check in, if they don't automatically upgrade you, have a $20 in your hand and ask if they have any upgrades. tell them you are the bride & groom, and see what they can do for you. they have some discretion to put you over in the casitas. you may not want to cough up the swim up though, if they can't put you into a swim up casita. and we had tons of the
  11. @@kfracassi - No, you don't need their officiant to do a symbolic ceremony. anyone can do it! just let them know you don't need one or they will book someone for you. here's the symbolic ceremony script that another bride posted: Marriage Celebration of Gita and Nick El Dorado Resort, México We have come together, family and friends, to uphold you Gita and Nick as you make your vows of marriage. We celebrate with you the love you have discovered in each other and support your decision to commit yourselves to one another for the rest of your lives. Marriage
  12. YAY Friday!! it will all be ok - keep repeating that to yourself. they will help you figure everything out. insist on it, and it will happen. and I see what you mean about being archived - that's WEIRD. let me work on that....
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