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Hi all

Going to Mexico Tuesday to do a tasting and some planning. We went to the bride rehearsal weekend last year but it was before we decided on a location so we weren't looking at individual particulars (ie: filet over lamb, etc etc) so my mom and I are going down this week. We are not staying at edr though, instead at the Hyatt in cancun since I work for the company and was able to use comp rooms there.

Has anyone gone and done a tasting prior to your wedding? Our sis march 29 so we have to have everything decided within the next two weeks. They are trying to be very strict about what we can taste though. Only two app, entree, dessert which I think is kind of not enough. We are having 5 separate private with different food at each. I'm getting really frustrated about this.

Also has anyone ever added something from one menu to another? They are saying if we do that, even if it is only one canapé, it becomes a custom menu and we'd no longer get the 20% off promotion we qualify for.

Any advice?......

Also we had been hoping to be able to leave one suitcase of things down there since we wanted to do some shopping down there but edr won't let us. I think Hyatt is going to let me as a professional courtesy so what stores, markets, etc would you suggest????

Thanks so much! I have not been stressed for the whole year (except for people booking last minute and me not being able to plan because. I didn't have a count) now that I can plan I have so much to do!!!!!!

Amanda

I can understand your frustration of not being able taste everything. We did a bride rehearsal years ago, and got random appies, small tastes of mains and mini desserts. None which we had selected. But we also figured if the samples were good quality and taste, then so should our final choices.

 

As for adding things from other menus...we got married at the Sensatori (sister resort), and added a extra course for our reception with no issues. That being said I did not have access to a 20%off discount either. Perhaps you can negotiate to add the extra course for a price (which would not get 20% off) but then still receive the discount on the rest? I found most of the time while talking with the WC, both offsite and on site, you tell them what you want and how it will work and usually they will agree. Sometimes it takes a little extra telling...vs. asking.

 

In terms of buying stuff, it really depends on what did you want to buy? Decoration, treats, wedding favours, etc.? It seems table linens, chair sashes, etc are cheapest online if you choose to buy them. Decor and favours it depends on what you might want. Both Cancun and Playa del Carmen have great local markets.

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Hi Ladies!

 

I was wondering about timelines of the day for getting ready. I'm seeming to get kind of vague times on hair and makeup from the coordinator. Our wedding is at 6pm and I have myself, 3 bridesmaids, mob, mob, step-mog. Any suggestions on how your timelines went and how the getting ready process goes? I heard it's not all in one room, that i will be separated?

 

Thanks in advance!!  :)

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Hi there! 

 

We did our hair at noon for a 3pm first look, and 4pm ceremony. Just mom & I got our hair done, at the same time. We *barely* had enough time when we stopped to eat lunch. I did a rehearsal with the stylist, and it took an hour. On my wedding day it took closer to 90 minutes (my hair wasn't MOVING!). So plan at least 90 minutes if you are doing an updo. 

 

You will be split up - there's 3 chairs in the Casitas salon, and you may be in the bridal suite. There are a couple of bridal suites in the Casitas which you can request. but not sure how the set up is in the EDR spa. And I don't know how many stylists they will have at one time for you though. Be sure YOU get yours done first, then your moms and maids. And figure in cushion time - you'll need it. 

 

Hope that helps!! 

 

Hi Ladies!

 

I was wondering about timelines of the day for getting ready. I'm seeming to get kind of vague times on hair and makeup from the coordinator. Our wedding is at 6pm and I have myself, 3 bridesmaids, mob, mob, step-mog. Any suggestions on how your timelines went and how the getting ready process goes? I heard it's not all in one room, that i will be separated?

 

Thanks in advance!!  :)

 

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Do you guys suggest making the appointment for the hair and makeup ahead of time or after I arrive at the resort? I'm arriving on Monday and the wedding is on Saturday. 

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Hi there! 

 

We did our hair at noon for a 3pm first look, and 4pm ceremony. Just mom & I got our hair done, at the same time. We *barely* had enough time when we stopped to eat lunch. I did a rehearsal with the stylist, and it took an hour. On my wedding day it took closer to 90 minutes (my hair wasn't MOVING!). So plan at least 90 minutes if you are doing an updo. 

 

You will be split up - there's 3 chairs in the Casitas salon, and you may be in the bridal suite. There are a couple of bridal suites in the Casitas which you can request. but not sure how the set up is in the EDR spa. And I don't know how many stylists they will have at one time for you though. Be sure YOU get yours done first, then your moms and maids. And figure in cushion time - you'll need it. 

 

Hope that helps!! 

Wow, that's a lot of time! We should be in the casita spa if that's where my room is right? Oi, and you got your makeup done did anyone else?

 

Thanks this helps so much!

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definitely get your WC to make your appointments before you go. that way you can insure you get the times you want. I had ours bumped back an hour from what the WC suggested, and SO glad I did.

 

Do you guys suggest making the appointment for the hair and makeup ahead of time or after I arrive at the resort? I'm arriving on Monday and the wedding is on Saturday. 

 

 

the WC should book you in the Casita spa - it's nicer - but just ask when you're talking with him/her about it. I didn't get my make up done at the spa, just my hair.

 

So we had 3 hours total from the time we started at the spa until the first look was schedule. The hair appointment took 90 minutes, then we got back to my room and ordered lunch. we started on my make up, ate lunch, and then before we knew it 3pm was there. we rushed through getting the dress on and going out for first look - running about 20 minutes late (that was fine - the only thing we were late about was cutting out some pre-ceremony coupls photos of us).

 

the cart was back at our room waiting for me, but had to take my DH to the ceremony site instead, and then she called a 2nd cart. fun times!

 

moral of the story - just leave more time than you really think you need.

 

Wow, that's a lot of time! We should be in the casita spa if that's where my room is right? Oi, and you got your makeup done did anyone else?

 

Thanks this helps so much!

 

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BestDestinationWedding.com & Wright Travel Agency are excited to present a wedding webinar for El Dorado Royale.

 

Gilberto Machain, an Inside Sale Associate and former Wedding Coordinator, will be a panelist and will give a presentation as well as be on hand for a Q & A session.

 

I will also be a panelist to answer your travel questions about rates, group blocks vs. individual packages, etc.

 

This is a great opportunity for current Karisma brides and grooms or those considering the venues for the wedding location to get your questions answered. 

 

Webinar Information and Signup: 

El Dorado Royale Wedding Webinar | Saturday, February 22, 2014 @ 9:00am PST

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yes, absolutely. You'll go over the layout for the reception when you meet with the onsite wedding coordinator. 

 

Thanks Allie!

 

Does anyone know if you give them a plan, will they set up the tables to match the map for the reception?

 

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aaanddd we're going back to EDR! this time in June to celebrate my birthday. Can't wait!!!

Thanks to Tammy at WTA for helping us book!

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