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HELP! Booked at El Dorado Royale but intrigued by Royal Playa Del Carmen


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#1 BagLover21

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    Posted 15 December 2009 - 02:24 PM

    Ladies,

    Until today I have been so excited about EDR. I happened to stumble across pictures and information about weddings at The Royal Playa Del Carmen and I find myself now in turmoil.

    I have 70 guests booked at EDR. They've paid a deposit with destinationweddings.com. I've also paid our wedding deposit (date is August 7, 2010). Even if I wanted to switch, would it be the biggest logistical nightmare ever Does anyone know if the Royal is more expensive than EDR?

    Maybe I'm just getting the "coulda woulda shoulda's." I chose EDR because I loved it. But don't really know how to deal with this new attachment I'm building the Royal.

    Please help!!!
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    Born: Jasmin Mia Allen on November 21, 1979
    Married: Jasmin Mia Hodge on August 7, 2010
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    #2 thefuturemrslutz

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      Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:07 PM

      I wish I could be more help, but I am the SAME way! I have changed my mind a million times! My wedding is August 7th too at Le Blanc!! Maybe make out a pros and cons list and see if it is worth it. I would think that if you booked through an agent you would be able to transfer the down payments. But if the people have booked, I do not know. What about honeymooning at the new place you like? Have you compared them on trip advisor? EDR looks very cool!! It looks like they are very similar in cost. What is drawing you to Royal and what drew you to EDR?

      #3 renee1811

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        Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:29 PM

        I agree with Lindz--what is drawing you to the Royal over the EDR?

        Remember, the grass isn't always greener on the other side :)

        #4 DDBentley15

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          Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:52 PM

          I went back and forth a million times and finally just had to settle. I think that you and your guests will be super happy with your decision in the long run. It's not worth getting all stressed out about it. All of these hotels are really nice all inclusives...so the little differences aren't going to be that noticeable. I've heard awesome things about EDR. I'm sure you'll love it!

          #5 frenchie427

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            Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:13 PM

            Don't switch it!

            I know someone who goes there 2-3X a year and LOVES it! I would so have done EDR but they don't allow kids. She loves the service and people there too! Switching will make things very complicated and confusing to your guests. You've picked a great place!

            #6 BagLover21

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              Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:38 PM

              thanks so much for the words of advice ladies!!! i think that sometimes being a bride can be so overwhelming b/c there are so many options! i just have to remember that i loved EDR for a reason and so did my guests!

              I'm sticking with it.
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              Born: Jasmin Mia Allen on November 21, 1979
              Married: Jasmin Mia Hodge on August 7, 2010
              El Dorado Royale ResortRiviera Maya, Mexico
              www.mywedding.com/jasminanddarius2010

              #7 thefuturemrslutz

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                Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:27 PM

                Congrats on getting 70 people booked!!! That's awesome!! If you don't mind me asking, how much are your guests paying to attend, including rooms and airfare?

                #8 Elizabeth Medina

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                  Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:27 PM

                  No need for cold feet at all! El Dorado Royale is such a fantastic location, I wish I were there right now! Here are a couple of my most recent slideshows from the EDR, hope they remind you what a beautiful wedding location you chose.

                  Linda and John

                  Camille and Chris

                  Lauren and Ryan

                  best wishes!

                  Elizabeth

                  #9 BagLover21

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                    Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:59 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz
                    Congrats on getting 70 people booked!!! That's awesome!! If you don't mind me asking, how much are your guests paying to attend, including rooms and airfare?
                    hi there,

                    i worked with destinationweddings.com and negotiated a discounted group rate b/c of the size of our party. single rooms are $671 total and double/triple rooms are $520 per person. guests are booking their airfare on their own but flights from atlanta to cancun (where i am) were $260 last week. so i would say on average they're paying around $1k.

                    i hope this helps!
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                    Born: Jasmin Mia Allen on November 21, 1979
                    Married: Jasmin Mia Hodge on August 7, 2010
                    El Dorado Royale ResortRiviera Maya, Mexico
                    www.mywedding.com/jasminanddarius2010

                    #10 BagLover21

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                      Posted 17 December 2009 - 03:08 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Elizabeth Medina
                      No need for cold feet at all! El Dorado Royale is such a fantastic location, I wish I were there right now! Here are a couple of my most recent slideshows from the EDR, hope they remind you what a beautiful wedding location you chose.

                      Linda and John

                      Camille and Chris

                      Lauren and Ryan

                      best wishes!

                      Elizabeth
                      Elizabeth these are phenomenal. And truly helped me feel so great about my choice!
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                      Born: Jasmin Mia Allen on November 21, 1979
                      Married: Jasmin Mia Hodge on August 7, 2010
                      El Dorado Royale ResortRiviera Maya, Mexico
                      www.mywedding.com/jasminanddarius2010




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