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Originally Posted by Beekmanbride View Post

I wore the heels above and had no problem. they flatten the sand anyway! Hope this helps!



 

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I can't wait for your review angi and for all of the pics!!!
 

Originally Posted by angi111111 View Post

Hello Girls!!

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We just got back from the most AMAZING 10 days EVER!! I can not even begin to tell you how fabulous our Wedding was! My new Hubby and I finally got to watch the video yesterday and we both cried (and he is not a guy that sheds many tears ;) ) Simply beautiful. I have no idea why I was stressing over things. The wedding staff is outstanding! We were married on 11-11-11 which happened to be a record setting day at the resort for weddings ~7 total!!

I was kinda of nervous that some of our details would be missed with that much going on, BUT no! We never knew there was another wedding happening besides ours! We were treated like Royalty! Even up graded to the presidential suite!! AWESOME!! The resort also up graded some of our other guests!! So, please DO NOT Stress! Don't worry about all the details of packing alot of extra decor. This place is beautiful. I packed one smaller suit case with a few extra wedding items and that is it. Then I used the suit case to pack my wedding dress for the trip home. Everything made it fine. We did not have OOT bags. Again did not want to pack all that extra stuff or spend $$ on things our guests brought with them anyway. Instead, we had a welcome dinner at La Isla, at each couples table place, we put a small beach themed photo album with a "Thank you" note inside and a cute gel beach themed candle. The resort makes up a personalized menu card for each guest as well. Very nice! The next day we took all of our guests on a "Reef Snorkel Adventure" thru Lomas travel at Maroma beach. (20 mn bus ride from EDR) It was honestly the best $$ we spent on the wedding! We & Our guest had the time of our lives and the snorkeling was beautiful! And even better....It was completely private!! A perk I did not know about til we arrived! We had our own Catamaran and crew! It was a special afternoon that our guests are still talking about!  I can Highly recommend this!

Gazebo 55 was beautiful! I can highly recommend the Mexican Cocktail Hour with the donkey & the beach BBQ. Our guests said it was the best meal they ever had and the food just kept coming! We did not spend $$ on a wedding cake, but instead just enjoyed all the different dessert options on the BBQ menu. Honestly, I was stressing over the table center pieces as well, but at the last minute decided to save $$$ and the stress of packing items~ I choose a Tiffany blue table runner ($7) over a white table cloth with a rented white beach lantern ($20) and 3 votives around it with flame less LED votives I brought from home. With the table settings it looked sooo pretty! The bartenders & wait staff were great and even joined in the fun! We used our IPOD music for everything. We purchased a wireless BOSE speaker ($299) from Best Buy. It connects to your IPOD with blue tooth and it was perfect for the ceremony & cocktail. At the dinner/reception we rented the amp speaker system with mic and used our IPOD. The staff supplies a guy to help operate it and be the "DJ" ;) if you like.

The photographer was great!!! We used Caribe Photo, which happens to be the resort photographer. They were awesome and took some amazing pictures. To save $$, We choose the $500 dollar package. We ended up with over 350 photos!!! He was suppose to take pics for 90mn total but took pictures for over 2 hours! My husband finally cut him off so we could join in the party, but then he came to our cocktail hour and took a few more of us on the donkey! Soooo much fun!  Tip: Save some $$ and have a friend video the wedding ~ it ended up being so much more personal. Like I said, we cry when we watch it! ;)

These are just a few of the details, I am planning on posting a review with pictures as soon as I have some more time. PLEASE do not hesitate to ask me any questions!! I will be glad to help! ;)

No worries ladies!! :) I'm still floating on cloud 9 one week after!!

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Past EDR brides: do you remember which brands of liquor they keep at the bars?

 

I'll be asking my TA to confirm, but also thought some of you might remember too.

 

I'm working on finalizing our quote, and it looks like I'll be an EDR bride too!!!

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So sorry Allie, don't remember...it wasn't an issue for us our our group. I mainly responded to tell you that you should DEFINITELY get married at EDR...best decision I ever made!
 

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Past EDR brides: do you remember which brands of liquor they keep at the bars?

 

I'll be asking my TA to confirm, but also thought some of you might remember too.

 

I'm working on finalizing our quote, and it looks like I'll be an EDR bride too!!!



 

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Congratulations on getting to the venue/resort selection stage! You picked a great resort!

 

We actually decided on this resort because we made a trip for my cousins wedding and fell in love with the resort!

 

From what I remember of the alcohol, they tend to serve bottom shelf unless you ask for something better, with some upper shelf wines and champagnes being an additional price. I never had an issue where I felt the drinks weren't good and if they weren't as strong as you wanted, you just had to ask them to make it stronger. I came across this and from then on, my drinks were quite potent!

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I thought I would check in since its been a while since there was any activity on this thread!

 

We are about 4.5 months out and things are starting to really pick up! I just had my first dress fitting and finally convinced my fiance that it was time to pick out suits! (We have been engaged for a year now and I think its starting to set in for him that we don't have that much longer to wait!)

 

The center pieces are officially picked out (but with white rose petals): http://weddingscaribbeans.com/images/photo_gallery/wedding_flowers_78.jpg

 

The reception food officially selected: Filet Mignon with Carribbean Lobster and for our second option the Mahi Mahi filet

 

And our formal invitations are set to go out in a couple of weeks! (sample image) http://wpd-images-cache.tp-global.net/product/4990/type/display/width/400/height/400/4990.jpg

 

 

I also FINALLY decided on the reception shoes (I'm going with wedges to combat the sand a bit better): http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/ivanka-trump-doublet-evening-sandals?ID=536830&upc_ID=945753&Quantity=1&seqNo=1&EXTRA_PARAMETER=BAG

 

 

How is everyone else's planning coming along?

 

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Oh yes....you must be getting excited.  Your day will be here in no time!

 

Where are you going to get your fiance's suit?  Are you going with studiosuits.com?  Our wedding isn't until Sept but I'm thinking of ordering my fiance's suit soon so that we have lots of time to make any changes/adjustments.

 

Your centerpieces are gorgeous, great choice!  Who did you choose for your photographer?  I haven't picked any of the small details yet, I've finished all of the major decisions though so I'm not too stressed yet :-)

 

Can't wait to hear more about your details!

 

Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

I thought I would check in since its been a while since there was any activity on this thread!

 

We are about 4.5 months out and things are starting to really pick up! I just had my first dress fitting and finally convinced my fiance that it was time to pick out suits! (We have been engaged for a year now and I think its starting to set in for him that we don't have that much longer to wait!)

 

The center pieces are officially picked out (but with white rose petals): http://weddingscaribbeans.com/images/photo_gallery/wedding_flowers_78.jpg

 

The reception food officially selected: Filet Mignon with Carribbean Lobster and for our second option the Mahi Mahi filet

 

And our formal invitations are set to go out in a couple of weeks! (sample image) http://wpd-images-cache.tp-global.net/product/4990/type/display/width/400/height/400/4990.jpg

 

 

I also FINALLY decided on the reception shoes (I'm going with wedges to combat the sand a bit better): http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/ivanka-trump-doublet-evening-sandals?ID=536830&upc_ID=945753&Quantity=1&seqNo=1&EXTRA_PARAMETER=BAG

 

 

How is everyone else's planning coming along?

 



 

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TheWolforts - thank you so much for the advice (and for confirming our choice!!!). 4.5 months to go - so exciting. Love your centerpieces - are you bringing them with you, or renting them?  and the invites are lovely!! I really like the scroll work on the side, and the starfish too. 

 

Lesli - I think my FI is going to order from studiosuits.com - I sent him that link this weekend. I want him in a gray linen suit (he of course doesn't get a lot of input!). I think you're right about it being good to order early. Just in case... 

 

I have my dress picked out and ordered, and lots of ideas for other details. But mainly waiting to sign the contract for the resort, lock in my wedding date/time, and get the save-the-dates done/sent. My closest girlfriends are pestering me for the details - they won't let me give them any surprises. so that will be tricky to figure out - I don't want to tell them EVERYTHING of course. 

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

Past EDR brides: do you remember which brands of liquor they keep at the bars?

 

I'll be asking my TA to confirm, but also thought some of you might remember too.

 

I'm working on finalizing our quote, and it looks like I'll be an EDR bride too!!!

 

 

Hi!

Congrats on choosing EDR! Our wedding day was amazing! 

No worries about the alcohol! We had top shelf and you can also request, they will do their best to accommodate! Many of our guests like Captain Morgan Rum - yes! They have it at all the bars. If your guests like a particular liquor, tell them just to ask ;) 

We liked the house wines and champagne - we are not real picky tho. But like the other bride said.... Once your guests get to the resort, it's not a big deal what they have! It is such a fun, beautiful place :)

 

On the karisma web site you can download the private events menus. There is an international open bar liquor list... Hope that helps!

 

Have fun! It will be a great day!

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