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#1 Lauren_Hirshon

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    Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:10 AM

    This is the longest review. I swear I do have a life!! I just didnt want to leave anything out! Hope it all makes sense as I was typing as thoughts came to me head. I can't figure out how to do the whole picture thing but hopefully I will get that worked out soon. Best of luck in your planning :)



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    #2 MrsV-to-be

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      Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:10 AM

      wowsers!! you were right - I think that is officially the longest review! But it was awesome - I read all of it and it was very helpful!!

      I am very glad that in the end it all worked out and you enjoyed your wedding - but I'm sorry about some of the shit that happened along the road. Good for you though, for keeping it all in perspective and not letting it ruin your day.

      Have you already posted pics? I would love to see them!!

      thanks again for an awesome detailed review :)

      #3 pryzeless

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        Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:56 AM

        That was quite the review. Thanks for being so detailed. I am glad you enjoyed the day.

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          Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:27 PM

          Thanks for filling us in with all the details. I am not getting married at EDR but know any of your issues could come up at my resort. So thanks for telling us all about it. It makes me very nervous to think the same could happen to me.

          #5 bre

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            Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

            Lauren, you weren't kidding that was a long review! I feel really bad that you had so many bumps in the road That definitely stinks and I can see why you wouldn't personally recommend EDR.

            For all of the EDR brides reading this review, I just want to say that we had a entirely different experience. I think part of this is that when I came up against obstacles I decided to avoid the situations rather than get them to do things they weren't used to, such as rehearsals. So we skipped the rehearsal which wasn't too big of a deal for us.

            We had also worked out prior to arrival that we were bringing an outside photographer so there was no on-site conflict about this one and the staff was incredibly courteous to Vincent and Diego.

            As for changing locations the day before, I had ready posts that they are very reluctant to make changes once you sign everything b/c in actuality you are signing documents agreeing to locations and what not. That said, I do think that could work on being accommodating to couples but given how many weddings they do I can understand to some extent their reluctance.

            We also had a disappointing site visit there. They basically didn't know we were coming and wouldn't work out any of the details with us. Later I realized this is b/c it is the job of Valeria and Monica to work out details and the on-site coordinators to implement it. We had Valeria and I think that helped account for a better experience. I've heard from many brides that Monica is not organized and your review clearly reinforces that. I would suggest that future brides request Valeria.

            SOOOO, Lauren, sorry that you had to go through so much hassle but hopefully other EDR brides can learn from your experience.

            When do we get to see photos?
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            #6 Melba

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              Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:33 PM

              Thank you so much for the review, it was long but I'm glad you were that detailed.

              I'm also using Berman, so I'm glad to hear that if I have issues I can turn to them. They've been amazing so far.

              Do you think the tiki torches were worth it at Tucanes? Were they around the area of the reception or to the path leading up to it?

              #7 bre

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                Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

                Lauren, I forgot to mention this but I think you should email Faith Wishnie fwishnie@karismahotels.com. she is the director of wedding services at Karisma. My TA pulled her in early on for an issue and it was resolved quickly. Your experience is something she should hear about.
                Bre & Pete
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                #8 SunBride

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                  Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:50 PM

                  I loved your review. I'm expecting mine to be about the same length (when I went to the Punta Cana Princess in November I wrote a review that was a 7 page long word document and that was just a vacation not my wedding!). I find it so helpful to read about all the little issues rather than just reading a one page review that gives an overview without getting into details.

                  I'm sure all the EDR brides will appreciate it a lot.

                  I also think your overall conclusion is very fair, by saying that brides who booked shouldn't worry too much (although be prepared for a few difficulties) but that those who haven't booked may want to consider elsewhere (since there are so many resorts to choose from, why choose a difficult one if you don't have to?)

                  #9 TATrisha


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                  Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:51 PM

                  Dang! That was long, but I really think it will be very helpful, not only to future EDR brides, but to brides currently considering that resort.


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                  #10 tlomlad

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                    Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:21 PM

                    great review it will really help the girls getting married there!

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