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Hello! Any El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Riviera Maya Brides??

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#1 Carmen

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    Posted 05 October 2009 - 12:24 PM

    Hi Ladies,

    I am a newbie and I am in the initial stages of finding a resort. Were leaning towards El Cid Spa & Beach resort in Riviera Maya. Has anyone stayed or held their wedding at this resort? If so, I really would appreciate any information you can provided me so I can make a decision.

    Also, please let me know of any other resorts that meet the following:
    1: Reasonable prices
    2: All inclusive
    3: Children are allowed

    Were planning on doing a site visit, but were not positive yet so any resort suggestions are welcomed.

    We were initially planning for a wedding in June 2010 however we have moved the date to June 2011. This will allow us to be in a better financial position to have a destination wedding and a reception when we return. I have mentioned our plans to several family members who have indicated they don’t get the point of having a reception when we return. I have been told it would be like having two weddings. What do you guys think? Is it common/ok to have a reception after having a destination wedding? Would this be overkill?


    #2 *Meagan*

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      Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:02 PM

      Welcome Carmen! You will find all the answers you are looking for, here on this site!! Happy planning!! and congrats!

      FI and I are basically having 3 weddings. It is your day and you choose how you want to do things. Your family will get over it, we have all been there. No worries!!!

      #3 Sascha Gluck Photography

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        Posted 05 October 2009 - 06:09 PM

        Hi, welcome to the Forum and good luck with everything.....

        #4 YaelM


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          Posted 05 October 2009 - 07:14 PM

          Hi and welcome to teh forum!

          I actually did a site visit at El Cid 1.5 years ago. Its a nice resort but in the lobby it felt kinda like a casino and seemed to have an older vibe...thats just my opinion though! I remember it was reasonably priced and not to huge

          #5 H-Town Liz

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            Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:03 PM

            I am having my wedding at El Cid in January. I never did a site visit but all of the reviews were good. One of the major deciding factors for me was the responsiveness of the wedding coordinator. It was amazing how hard it was to get some of the hotels to email me back when I was inquiring about holding a wedding there.

            Eva (el Cid's WC) has been absolutely wonderful. She have been helping me work out all of the details and has been been on the ball about everything.

            I only hope the ceremony goes as well as all the planning has gone, and I am confident that it will.

            The rooms were reasonably priced for our guests as well. We went through destinationweddings.com to book the package and coordinate travel for everyone.
            Elizabeth [/COLOR]

            #6 mariusz

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              Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:36 PM

              welcome to the forum!

              #7 azulskies

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                Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:45 PM

                Welcome to the forum Carmen! I'm not a Riviera Maya bride but I just wanted to say not to worry about other people's opinions. It's pretty common for destination brides to have an at-home reception to celebrate with those that couldn't make it to the destination wedding. People will complain at first but it normally gets better with time. Happy planning!


                #8 bride2b10

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                  Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:49 PM

                  Hi Carmen,

                  Welcome to the forum. I think it's perfectly fine to have an at home reception, especially if not everybody is able to make it out to the destination wedding. It doesn't have to be a big formal wedding reception (although it could be if you wanted to :) ) but I think it's a great way to celebrate with people who couldn't make it to the DW.

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                  #9 Carmen

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                    Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:02 AM

                    Good morning everyone, thank you for your response.

                    H-Town Liz - I really hope everything goes as you have planned and your day is everything you have wished for. I have also read and seen video's with really good reviews however I have not been able to find many pictures of the wedding setup and decorations. Did the resort provide you with this after you confirmed your reservation.

                    I am also using destinationweddings.com, my wc is Judy.


                    #10 kimberl07

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                      Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:51 PM

                      Congrats on the upcoming wedding and welcome to the Forum! You will find great tips and ideas here.
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