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El Dorado Royale Wedding Review May 2007


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#1 jjwilla220

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    Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:25 PM

    We have just celebrated our daughters wedding at El Dorado Royale on May 26. We had 72 guests, all stayed at the resort and for the most part it was wonderful.

    We used Tammy (gee does she have something to do with this site??) at Wright Travel to work with the resort on room blocks, transportation, collecting everyones money and then mailing all of the travel documents. No small task and it went beautifully. Tammy@wrighttravelagency.com

    The resort had many amenities we wanted, a gorgeous chapel, venues big enough for our guests, and nice rooms at an affordable rate. For the most part EDR did not disappoint. The welcoming dinner, wedding, reception were perfect, great food, service, flowers were awesome and were the only decoration we used. The venues were so pretty that just flowers were all the addition we needed.

    Some things did not go well and came down to the usual, communication. Not between us and them but between departments within EDR. They are working these kinks out. Don't get me wrong it was irritating to have to sit with them for 3 hours upon arrival to go over everything we already had in a signed contract but worth it when it all eventually worked out. Yes, the bride and groom not getting their moonlight beach dinner was unacceptable but again, they stayed focused on the big day and it was great.

    Elizabeth Medina was the photographer. She stayed at the resort with her assistant for two nights. She photographed the welcome dinner and the wedding as part of her 8 hour package. She also took pictures as the bride and bridesmaids were dressing. Elizabeth was fantastic. She is kind, helpful, efficient. About her pictures, can't tell you yet because we won't get them for a couple of weeks.

    I recall that one of the posts mentioned that the EDR was quiet at night. Many guests did not have a problem hanging at the bars until 1 or 2. It was really fun, plenty for everyone to do, eat, drink. The all-inclusive was wonderful as no one had to reach for their wallets.

    This forum was so helpful as we began to plan in December that I hope this posting is helpful to someone else. If you have any questions I will be watching the forum for a few weeks to answer them, or send them privately.

    (the bride and groom honeymooned at Excellence resort, they loved it)

    #2 TATrisha

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    Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:27 PM

    Thanks for the review!!! I hope that you will post some photos so that other EDR brides can see what the reception site and wedding locations will look like.

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    #3 ajncooter

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      Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:28 PM

      great review... thanks

      #4 weez

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        Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:09 PM

        Glad you liked it! My husband and I were married at the EDR this spring and we all had a wonderful time too. It really is an amazing place!

        #5 Nrvsbride

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          Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:14 PM

          Thank you so much for your review. I know this will be very helpful to a lot of EDR brides.

          #6 CourtneyV

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            Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:31 PM

            I'm glad the wedding went well. Thanks for the review!!! :) I love the El Dorado Royale. And yes, Tammy is the host of this forum (or were you just being sarcastic?! lol) and Elizabeth is a member on this forum and has fantastic work!!

            Did the bride and groom stay in the casitas? Do they have anything to add about that? I have never seen the casitas, but they sound beautiful!! Quite worth the upgrade from what I can hear!

            Well, maybe you could post some pictures when you get them back in a few weeks? That'd be great! :)
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            #7 *JillD*

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              Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:42 PM

              courtney, FI & I are staying in the casitas for our honeymoon, so I'll be sure to post all the dirt on the casitas when we get back, if no one else stays there before us! That was our big splurge of the wedding, Steve wanted the lazy river right on our doorstep, lol! I can't wait!

              #8 Elizabeth Medina

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                Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:45 PM

                Hi Julie! I just want to pop in and let you know that I am pushing to have the photographs ready by the end of this week. I can't wait for everyone to be able to see what an absolutely BEAUTIFUL wedding it was, words can't do justice, we need pictures! Thank you and your family once again for all the kindness and hospitality you all showed us, it was such a treat to work with you all.

                best,

                Elizabeth

                #9 TammyWright

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                Posted 05 June 2007 - 10:11 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Elizabeth Medina
                Hi Julie! I just want to pop in and let you know that I am pushing to have the photographs ready by the end of this week. I can't wait for everyone to be able to see what an absolutely BEAUTIFUL wedding it was, words can't do justice, we need pictures! Thank you and your family once again for all the kindness and hospitality you all showed us, it was such a treat to work with you all.

                best,

                Elizabeth
                we need pictures!! what about a sneak preview?!

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                #10 Elizabeth Medina

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                  Posted 05 June 2007 - 10:16 PM

                  Hi Tammy...OK, tomorrow I promise...the hard part is picking just a couple of photos...I want to show them all!




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