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#61 tracysf

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    Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:14 PM

     

    Congrats on your wedding! Sounds like it was perfect! Quick question--who did you hire to do the Cigar Rolling. My fiance wants to have that as well. Was it through the resort or did you hire a 3rd party?  Thanks!



    #62 daisymable

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      Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:17 AM

      Maroma does just have the one pub.  However, their nightly shows are over by about 10 and then the bar is pretty much yours.  The staff are so accomodating and will play music, let you dance etc.  My fiance and I went last summer for a vacation here, we went up to the pub and met up with some other couples from the resort and always had fun. When they closed at night, the bartender would give us some tequila and wine to take down to the pool area so that we could still sit out and socialize.  It really feels like home here. Maroma is just amazing!!



      #63 Kat&Dan

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        Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:37 AM



        Originally Posted by GCSC212 

        Hi All,

          I had my wedding at El Dorado Maroma a few weeks ago and it turned out amazing.  The on site coordinators were extremely helpful and made sure everything was set up and put together better than I could have thought to do it myself.  The resort is small about 72 rooms.  I had visited it before about three years ago and knew it was the perfect place for what we were looking for.  We had a group of 50 and because of the resorts size we were able to enjoy our wedding and vacation with our family and friends without having to deal with the large groups of people and distractions of a larger resort.  Our group was mostly 20-30 year olds and it worked out perfectly.  There is a bar open at night that will have nightly entertainment on the weekends, but it only last about 45 min to an hour.  Our group was always the only ones at the bar and each night they let us plug in our ipod to their sound system and have our own dance party.  The drinks are all top shelf liquor and they will make you whatever you ask for.  The food is by far the best food I have had at an all inclusive resort and far exceeded all of our expectations.  The rooms are beautiful, the pools and grounds are the perfect back drop and the beach is one of the prettiest I have ever seen.  We had a Mexican Donkey Bar cocktail hour as a welcome event which was a good way to start off the weekend.  We had the ceremony on the beach (the minister they used was amazing and made the ceremony feel very special and personal)  We had a dinner reception at Sabores Restaurant.  I chose this because although the beach is beautiful, I did not want to risk it being the end of October and having to deal with wind/rain/cold.  But the beach would have worked just as well.  We chose to use their Amplifiers with our IPOD instead of the DJ.  This worked out perfectly and we were able to play exactly what we wanted.  The coordinators introduced us when we walked in and their was a microphone for speeches as well.  We also had the cigar roller at the end of the night which  ended up being a great addition to the reception.  The one thing that sets this resort apart from others I have been to is the customer service and personal attention you get from the staff.  It says a lot when you have a large wedding group and the staff makes a point to get to know everyone's name and makes them feel at home.  Even though we had our wedding in Mexico it felt very personal and we were able to spend time together as a group instead of being part of a larger resort. The general manager and head chef both introduced themselves the first day and told us how much they appreciated us having our wedding at their resort.  They made you feel like part of their family at EDM not just another guest.   EDM only has one wedding a day, we were the only wedding that weekend.  There was never a question of being able to have the ceremony on the beach because of another wedding group, this gave you the feeling that your event was given all the care and attention you could ask for.  This is truly an incredible place for a destination wedding and I wouldn't have changed a thing!  We also use Citlalli Rico as our photographer who was incredible.  She was so kind and great to work with.  If you get a chance to look at her website and photos they are amazing!


         

        Wow it sounds wonderful! I am so happy everything worked out perfectly for you!! We are now down to less than 6 months and I am starting to put the pieces all together. I have a few questions..

         

        Did you have a rehersal? And afterwards a rehersal dinner?

         

        With the welcome party, is that something you thought of or does the wedding coordinator help and give ideas on things like that?

         

        How long was the ceremony and what time did you have it?

         

        Did you do a cocktail hour?


        Did you bring any of your decorations?

         

        Were the tables in the reception round or sqaure?

         

        My TA was just there and mentioned the new restaurant as a place to hold the reception. I like the openess it offers but was concerned with size.

         

        Did you have someone controlling the ipod or did you just have a playlist?

         

        And one last questions, did you use their photographer and video?

         

        I am so excited sorry for all the questions!!

         

         


         



        #64 KarismaResorts

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          Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:13 AM

          Hi Kyndall!

           

          You picked a lovely resort to have your honeymoon at. Looking forward to hosting you! :)



          #65 jesscampbell410

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            Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:02 AM

            I am a sensatori bride but heard there is a church here from my travel agent.  My mom really wants a religious service and my TA told me we could do a private one in the chapel and then move the Azul..is this true?



            #66 GCSC212

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              Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:21 AM

              Hi!

                The cigar roller we used was hired through Lomas travel.  When we chose all of the extras for the wedding the resort directed us to Lomas website to choose all of our decorations ect. and that was one of the options. 

              Kat here are some answers to your questions.  The resort and all the staff are magnificent I can't tell you in words how amazing it was to have our wedding here!  We will be back for sure!

              Did you have a rehersal? And afterwards a rehersal dinner?

              We didn't have a rehearsal before the ceremony, it really wasn't needed.  You meet with the wedding coordinators a few days before the wedding.  This is where we talked to them about how everything was going to be set up and the script for the wedding official (who was amazing!) They talk to you about how the ceremony will be played out and we let them know which songs we wanted to play when.  But in terms of an actual rehearsal, we didn't have one.  After the Welcome cocktail hour we did have a private dinner with just the immediate family and wedding party.  (this dinner was included in the wedding package and was not an extra charge) the resort is very intimate so when you do go to dinner you are surrounded by all your guests anyway. This dinner was set up so we could all sit at the same table.

               

              With the welcome party, is that something you thought of or does the wedding coordinator help and give ideas on things like that?

              We chose to do this, but our lomas wedding coordinator helped us with the details of what food we wanted to serve and gave us a list of all the options and the places on the resort we could have it.

               

              How long was the ceremony and what time did you have it?

              We had it at 4 pm and it was over in about 20 minutes

               

              Did you do a cocktail hour?

              We did do a cocktail hour after the ceremony and I'm glad we did.  We spent most of the time taking pictures with the photographer after the ceremony and this gave our guests a way to all stay together on the beach during sunset and be part of some of the pictures.


              Did you bring any of your decorations?

              I brought quite a few extras to be set up.  Lanterns for centerpieces, place cards, guest book, maracas for the ceremony, gift bags to be given out.  There was an extra charge to have them set up all the extras, but it was easier than having to do it myself that day and they did a great job!

               

              Were the tables in the reception round or sqaure?

              We had the reception in Sabores because we had over 50 people.  These table were square.  But I saw an event on the beach the first day we were there and those tables were round.

               

              My TA was just there and mentioned the new restaurant as a place to hold the reception. I like the openess it offers but was concerned with size.

              The new restaurant would be a perfect place.  It's right on the beach it has a little outdoor patio that walks right onto the beach.  They said the maximum number of people it could hold is 50, so we weren't able to do it there.  I would say it would be perfect for any group under 50.

               

              Did you have someone controlling the ipod or did you just have a playlist?

              I had a playlist set up, but one of the wedding coordinators controlled the volume and turned it on when it was needed ect.  We did have one of our guests play guitar and sing for some of the reception.  So the coordinator would turn on the ipod when he took breaks and such.

               

              And one last questions, did you use their photographer and video?

              I used Citlalli Rico with Claudia Photo.  It was one of the options they provided on their website.  She was wonderful to work with and the pictures on her website were exactly what we were looking for!

               



              #67 Pinkybride

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                Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:34 PM

                 

                I’m planning my wedding hopefully for January 2012 and  it will be in playa del Carmen surroundings, I was thinking about Dorado Maroma, can someone share an experience? I'm new in the forum, but for now I want to share my experience hope it helps :), I’m just returning from my sister’s wedding in a beautiful beach at Mayan Riviera near Playa del Carmen, it was incredible beautiful but the most important thing for her was the wedding decoration because she loves natural flowers and I need to say the floral decoration was amazing, my sister and I went down in a site visit last year to help her to chose the perfect wedding location, ones in town we met a French Florist, his name is Cyrille Ribet, his e-mail address is driada@floreriadriada.com, he showed us a little of his job and we loved it, he did events in different countries around the world, he is events planner, that is why he knew what we were looking for, but no one of the pictures can show his true job, ones you see it a live is much better.  We walked around playa del Carmen looking for a cheap flower shop and we gladly found out he is one of the cheapest, good job-good price from my sister’s bouquet until the wedding reception dinner.

                 

                 



                #68 Kat&Dan

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                  Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:24 PM

                  I just went back and read everything! Thank you so much for all the answers. Did you not have a reception dinner?

                   

                  Originally Posted by Kat&Dan 



                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by GCSC212 

                  Hi All,

                    I had my wedding at El Dorado Maroma a few weeks ago and it turned out amazing.  The on site coordinators were extremely helpful and made sure everything was set up and put together better than I could have thought to do it myself.  The resort is small about 72 rooms.  I had visited it before about three years ago and knew it was the perfect place for what we were looking for.  We had a group of 50 and because of the resorts size we were able to enjoy our wedding and vacation with our family and friends without having to deal with the large groups of people and distractions of a larger resort.  Our group was mostly 20-30 year olds and it worked out perfectly.  There is a bar open at night that will have nightly entertainment on the weekends, but it only last about 45 min to an hour.  Our group was always the only ones at the bar and each night they let us plug in our ipod to their sound system and have our own dance party.  The drinks are all top shelf liquor and they will make you whatever you ask for.  The food is by far the best food I have had at an all inclusive resort and far exceeded all of our expectations.  The rooms are beautiful, the pools and grounds are the perfect back drop and the beach is one of the prettiest I have ever seen.  We had a Mexican Donkey Bar cocktail hour as a welcome event which was a good way to start off the weekend.  We had the ceremony on the beach (the minister they used was amazing and made the ceremony feel very special and personal)  We had a dinner reception at Sabores Restaurant.  I chose this because although the beach is beautiful, I did not want to risk it being the end of October and having to deal with wind/rain/cold.  But the beach would have worked just as well.  We chose to use their Amplifiers with our IPOD instead of the DJ.  This worked out perfectly and we were able to play exactly what we wanted.  The coordinators introduced us when we walked in and their was a microphone for speeches as well.  We also had the cigar roller at the end of the night which  ended up being a great addition to the reception.  The one thing that sets this resort apart from others I have been to is the customer service and personal attention you get from the staff.  It says a lot when you have a large wedding group and the staff makes a point to get to know everyone's name and makes them feel at home.  Even though we had our wedding in Mexico it felt very personal and we were able to spend time together as a group instead of being part of a larger resort. The general manager and head chef both introduced themselves the first day and told us how much they appreciated us having our wedding at their resort.  They made you feel like part of their family at EDM not just another guest.   EDM only has one wedding a day, we were the only wedding that weekend.  There was never a question of being able to have the ceremony on the beach because of another wedding group, this gave you the feeling that your event was given all the care and attention you could ask for.  This is truly an incredible place for a destination wedding and I wouldn't have changed a thing!  We also use Citlalli Rico as our photographer who was incredible.  She was so kind and great to work with.  If you get a chance to look at her website and photos they are amazing!


                   

                  Wow it sounds wonderful! I am so happy everything worked out perfectly for you!! We are now down to less than 6 months and I am starting to put the pieces all together. I have a few questions..

                   

                  Did you have a rehersal? And afterwards a rehersal dinner?

                   

                  With the welcome party, is that something you thought of or does the wedding coordinator help and give ideas on things like that?

                   

                  How long was the ceremony and what time did you have it?

                   

                  Did you do a cocktail hour?


                  Did you bring any of your decorations?

                   

                  Were the tables in the reception round or sqaure?

                   

                  My TA was just there and mentioned the new restaurant as a place to hold the reception. I like the openess it offers but was concerned with size.

                   

                  Did you have someone controlling the ipod or did you just have a playlist?

                   

                  And one last questions, did you use their photographer and video?

                   

                  I am so excited sorry for all the questions!!

                   

                   


                   





                  #69 GCSC212

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                    Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:25 AM

                    We did have a reception dinner.  We had the ceremony at 4:00 pm, a cocktail hour on the beach from 4:30-6:30 with appetizers and drinks and the dinner reception from 6:30-10:30.  We choose to do the pick and choose dinner with a choice of an entree of Mahi-Mahi or roasted chicken.  The food was great and also came with a choice of soup or salad and a dessert, so there was plenty of food!  You are going to be so happy having your wedding here, we are already planning a trip back for our first wedding anniversary!!



                    #70 missvicky

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                      Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:16 AM

                      Hi Ladies,

                       

                       I see that you had your wedding's already. How were they? I am having mine at El Dorado Maroma on May the 10th.... any advice? What did you guys go with... any food advice would be much appreciated :)

                       

                      Fellow Bride

                       

                      Vicky






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