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Does anyone know if EDR has wheelchairs to rent for your stay?  I have a guest who will need one and haven't heard back from my WC or TA

I just got back from a vacation at EDR/EDC.  I did see two different people in wheel chairs.  One person was staying at the casitas section.  I believe that she was unable to walk and was able to get around the resort in the wheel chair.  Some restaurants are not accessible (santa fe) but it seemed most were.  Contact the resort and see what they say about having a wheel chair.

I should also say that Generations is accessible.  There are elevators throughout all of the buildings and ramps leading into the restaurants.  Getting to the beach is not accessibility friendly.  I have some pictures of the Generations rooms and restaurants if anyone is interested.  It is beautiful!  The pier looks like an amazing place to get married.  The view from the sky deck is spectacular!

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@kamelia054

 

Take EVERYTHING with you.  My wedding Coordinator told me not to ship anything to the resort.  She stated that a lot of things get held up in customs and the brides never see them.  I had some family members pick up luggage at different yard sales so that I could just trash them once I was down there since I don't plan on bringing much home with me.  Hope this helps!

Hi everyone!!  I wanted to do my welcome dinner on a Friday since that is when most people are coming to the resort.  However they couldn't accommodate that time.  I have welcome bags I wanted to hand out to everyone so I was thinking of having everyone meet for drinks. 

 

Just wanted an opinion, should I do a day time meet around 3pm for a quick drink or later in the night like 5 or 6pm?  Everyone comes in by 1pm.

 

Any thoughts and ideas would be appreciated :0 

@MrsHK

 

Do you by any chance have a screen and projector to play a short video during the reception?

 

Also, I plan on leaving everything down there once I am done with the wedding.  So anything you want is yours.  I will post some photos in a few weeks.  My wedding is November 16th

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Nicki - I'd suggest around 4:30 or 5pm. Then everyone can have drinks and go to dinner. If your gang is anything like mine, they were exhausted that first night and everyone crashed. 

 

Some of them may not be able to get into their rooms until 3pm... so doing it a little later gives everyone a chance to freshen up. 

 

Just my $.02 worth!

 

 

 


Hi everyone!!  I wanted to do my welcome dinner on a Friday since that is when most people are coming to the resort.  However they couldn't accommodate that time.  I have welcome bags I wanted to hand out to everyone so I was thinking of having everyone meet for drinks. 

 

Just wanted an opinion, should I do a day time meet around 3pm for a quick drink or later in the night like 5 or 6pm?  Everyone comes in by 1pm.

 

Any thoughts and ideas would be appreciated :0 

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I uploaded some pictures of the Generations resort.  If you are able to make a reservation at any of the restaurants there I highly recommend them.  We were able to eat at Habb, Jade, and the Grand Market.  We wanted to try the Wine Kitchen but unfortunately it was closed the night we wanted to go.  Sling bar is a nice place for a cocktail before or after dinner, and the deck that wraps around it is amazing to watch lightning storms.

 

Some photos:

 

Rooms at Generations:

Room in Generations

Room in Generations

 
Habb:

Habb Restaurant.

 
Jade

Jade Restaurant

 
Chef Market and Pier/Deck (Beautiful for weddings.  Also used for Dinner on the beach)

Chef Market and Pier

Pier

Wedding Pier

Pier

From pier looking south

 
Wedding Gazebo in front of D'Italia (between Casitas 31 and 32).

Wedding Gazebo in front of D'Italia - between Casitas 31 and 32.

This location would be very private -aka no gawkers (casitas are not crowded and very spaced out) and it has a wonderful walk way in front of the restaurant) with palm trees and greenery and stone steps.

 

Any questions let me know!

 

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Hi All! Our day is getting closer and we are finalizing a lot of the last minute details!!

 

We were originally thinking about avoiding a DJ...but I am starting to think it may be worth it just to not worry about reading the crowd, scrolling through music thats not fitting the mood. We are having a private reception on the beach from 6-10pm and thought we would just head to the bars/evening entertainment afterward. Does anyone know if the 4 hour DJ is someone you choose in advance, or do you just get whoever is available? We don't really need an emcee I don't think...we will be doing a couple of things like first dances, but by the time dinner is over there will probably only be about 2 hours of dancing/need for an emcee.

 

Does anyone have any strong opinions, or thoughts on this? We are trying to be frugal, but don't want our guests wondering whats next, do we dance...that kind of thing :)

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You'd need to book the DJ ahead of time. If you don't need the emcee, you can see if Mega DJ is available ($1,000).

 

A general rule of weddings is that guests follow the bride's lead (and bridesmaids). So if you don't get up and dance, don't be surprised if your guests don't either... 

 

Many brides have done the iPod DIY version successfully. If you put together a playlist of your favorite dance/party songs, just let it play and don't stress about it.

 

 

Hi All! Our day is getting closer and we are finalizing a lot of the last minute details!!

 

We were originally thinking about avoiding a DJ...but I am starting to think it may be worth it just to not worry about reading the crowd, scrolling through music thats not fitting the mood. We are having a private reception on the beach from 6-10pm and thought we would just head to the bars/evening entertainment afterward. Does anyone know if the 4 hour DJ is someone you choose in advance, or do you just get whoever is available? We don't really need an emcee I don't think...we will be doing a couple of things like first dances, but by the time dinner is over there will probably only be about 2 hours of dancing/need for an emcee.

 

Does anyone have any strong opinions, or thoughts on this? We are trying to be frugal, but don't want our guests wondering whats next, do we dance...that kind of thing :)

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For past EDR brides....

 

Does the resort provide champagne glasses and a cake cutting set?  My WC said that sparkling wine is included in our open bar, but isn't letting me know if guests will be provided with champagne flutes for our toast.

 

Also, what timeline do you suggest for the reception?  Ours is at the Tucanes 6-10.  What time should we do dinner, first dances, speechees, cake, etc.

 

I am using mega DJ for my DJ for those 4 hours.  I did hire a MC.  Is it worth the $250?  Do they get the guests pumped and introduce everyone?

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@@NickiLynn1116 - I would confirm w/ your onsite coordinator when you arrive, so they'll have enough flutes on hand. 

 

We didn't set a strict timeline, but structured it around the dinner. For instance - we did our entrance/intros, said a welcome and thank you to our guests, and then had dinner served immediately. We cut the cake before dessert was served, and I forgot the toast, but that's where I would do it. After dessert we did our dances and then the DJ started the party. 

 

You could fit speeches in between courses, or after you cut the cake & toast. Then dances, then the party.

 

I liked having the MC, because he kept everything moving along and made the announcements. 

 

We didn't use Mega DJ, we had DJ All Music. They had us fill out a spreadsheet with all of the cues for when things were supposed to happen, what we wanted them to announce, our requested play list, etc. If your WC hasn't given you one for Mega DJ, I can share the one we got and you can fill it out to fit you. Then just give it to your onsite WC... let me know - you can PM me your email address and I'll send it. 

 

 

For past EDR brides....

 

Does the resort provide champagne glasses and a cake cutting set?  My WC said that sparkling wine is included in our open bar, but isn't letting me know if guests will be provided with champagne flutes for our toast.

 

Also, what timeline do you suggest for the reception?  Ours is at the Tucanes 6-10.  What time should we do dinner, first dances, speechees, cake, etc.

 

I am using mega DJ for my DJ for those 4 hours.  I did hire a MC.  Is it worth the $250?  Do they get the guests pumped and introduce everyone?

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