Jump to content
jfwolfe72

El Dorado Royale (EDR) Brides - POST HERE!

Recommended Posts

There are a few simple things to help reduce your budget.

First thing, check the Official EDR thread: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/73076-official-el-dorado-royaleel-dorado-casitas-royale-thread/

I believe the lengths of sheers for the gazebo is listed there. The other option to reduce cost is just to do 2 sheers. If you look at most of the photos they have just two draped across the top, which the ends being attached to the corner pole. It is elegant, and classic.

As for the chairs, for the ceremony...it's only 15 minutes...on a beautiful beach! People/guests will likely be looking at you and the ocean, not whether there are chair bows. They set the seats up with white wooden folding chairs. (again view the official thread for photos) Perhaps do a small piece of decor on the chairs right on the aisle if you want some visual interest. But personally I don't think you need to invest in covers/bows for the ceremony.

For the chairs for your reception. If you are hosting a private event (ie. paying for dinner), please know that it is the same white wooden chairs, and they will have a simple white chair cover on them (this is included in the price).

Hope that helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

hi @@EriLu11 - typically the gazebo is bare. 

 

we did have the poles wrapped, but opted against sheers and flowers. below is a photo of our wedding at Gazebo 55. did you by chance buy a package that includes the flowers & sheers? and keep in mind that things change over time too - so anything is possible! 

 

 
 
as for escort cards, I did card stock. you could also do the starfish or sand dollars, or a thing of bubbles, glasses, koozies - whatever your favor is. just tie a card stock "tag" to it with the table numbers. we put our numbers in the cheap IKEA white plastic frames, and they looked just fine! here are some photos of the table numbers and the escort cards. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Thanks!! This helps a lot. Did you rent those glass hurricane vases through Lomas?

Edited by EriLu11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello!!

 

Just got word from my Claudia, My Lomas wedding coordinator that since we will not be having an official "Coccktail hour" between the ceremony and reception, they want to start our reception at 5pm and go til 8pm (!) Seems pretty short to me???  Three hours only for the reception?  IS this normal?

 

Also our ceremony is suppose to start at 330pm, then we will do pictures following... I have 7 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen and 100 people coming to the Wedding, so I anticipate ALOT of pics will be taken following the ceremony (we are NOT doing a first look)... Should I have them start the Reception at 6pm to be safe??

 

Any help from past Brides would be Great!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@Tagliatti01

I am not from your resort but I am a past bride... Ceremony at 330pm and reception at 5pm with that many guests will be hard!! I'd push it back to 6pm. Let's say the ceremony and toast take 30 mins and the group and family shots take 30 mins, then you two only get 30 mins. I know you'll need and want more. If nothing else just to reduce the stress, allow ample time for photos and give everyone time to freshen up if need be. Just my thoughts. We had 1.5 hours but I had 45 guests. We were done a little shorter, maybe 1.25 hours but it was stress less and we weren't trying hard to meet a deadline.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Edited by calgarybride2015

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just got a quote for $273 for airbrush makeup...this is INSANE. Has anyone held off on making an appointment until they arrived and negotiated on site? Marisol is VERY inflexible when it comes to negotiating anything... I am assuming this is because my wedding is still six months away and she wants to wait me out. Any suggestions or tips on how to get numbers down... or are the Lomas rates simply non-negotiable?

 

@@Tagliatti01  My reception is 4 hours... I was told this is standard. We are having 40-50 guests, ceremony at 3:30 (I was told that they run a little late sometimes), reception at 7 with a 1 hr cocktail hour before hand. I was told that the sun sets around 6/6:30 so I made sure the reception will start late enough to get some sunset photos. I know there is a large gap between... but I figure after photos and such there won't be too much spare time and they won't allow us to have a later ceremony. Are you choosing a Memorable Moments menu or a private events menu?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know if the resorts setup fees have changed? I have been quoted different prices by the same coordinator multiple times for table setup (table numbers, placecards, frame).

 

Thanks!!

Edited by EriLu11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they have definitely changed over time. the last I heard it was around $5pp, but then I've also heard a $250 max. it depends on the coordinator... push them to keep the lowest quote on your spreadsheet. send the email from the coordinator who gave you the lowest price to the current person you're working with. this is a huge pain point with brides - no consistency and lots of changes! 

 

Does anyone know if the resorts setup fees have changed? I have been quoted different prices by the same coordinator multiple times for table setup (table numbers, placecards, frame).

 

Thanks!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember reading back which of the DJs people recommend through El Dorado, but I can't remember which one. DJ All Music or Mega DJ.

 

Thanks Girls

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anyone assist with the measurements for Gazeebo 55? Or thoughts on how long sheers would need to be if we were bringing our own fabric?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anyone assist with the measurements for Gazeebo 55? Or thoughts on how long sheers would need to be if we were bringing our own fabric?

@@LoLoJabs

My wedding coordinator quoted me 36ft x 6ft for sheers with a $75 charge for putting them up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • 123weddingcards.com believes in offering soothing and elegant wedding invitations that are available in exquisite designs to complement the style of bride and groom on their wedding day. Our designer wedding cards are highly premium & come with attractive design. Laser Cut Invitations Foil Stamped Invitations Embossed Invitations Glitter Invitations Floral Invitations Peacock Invitations Box Invitations Paisley Invitations Our ultimate goal is to provide the best and impeccable high-quality designs to unite your love with eternal memories by using diverse printing options like embossing, flocking, raised silk screen printing, hot foil stamping, and laser cuttings, to give a new multifaceted look to wedding invitations.  
    • The amazing destination for couples Vietnam is a very beautiful destination for newlyweds. The country is very diverse in terms of culture, nature, city, ethnic ... So come to Vietnam, you will experience all that you like from rural, modern, luxurious with low cost. Newlywed couples are eager to have a wonderful honeymoon without a problem abroad. However, the visa will be a surprise factor that can ruin the trip at any time.  To make sure that everything is ok, please contact us at our company. HGTECH specializes in providing services related to visa, passports, emergency ID, booking air tickets, booking ... Please contact us for a free visa consultation. and related issues. HGTECH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND TRADING COMPANY
      Providing services related to the field of visa, passports, emergency CMT, booking air tickets, booking ...
      Head office: 39 An Trach 1, Dong Da Dist. Hanoi
      Hotline: 0989.496.239 - Mobile: 0243.7326.897
      Email: visa.vn55@gmail.com// info@hgtech.vn
      Website: http://www.visavietnamsupport.com/  
    • Hi I just want to tell you that you don't have to worry about any arrangement for your sister marriage. So many websites are available in the market whose helping you for choosing the beautiful flower arrangement for your sister marriage. You can go to some good websites and solve your problem regarding flower arrangement for your sister marriage.  My brother was getting marriage in last month, I was also facing this problem on that time. I have been searching so many websites that have helped me to getting  wedding arrangement. One of the websites was Asian Venue Guide which helped me for selecting a beautiful flower for reception hall as well as for stage also. I hope this helps you also 
    • look like Is really amazing cloth bag.I like it
    • Hi all, My younger sister is 5 months carrying. She is suffering from hearing loss now. She was perfectly alright before she got conceived. But once she got conceived her hearing ability started getting reduced. Is it quite common now? What would be the reason for hearing loss during the pregnancy period? After scanning the doctor said that the baby is underweight. Since she is suffering from severe vomiting, she is not eating any food. Hence she seems to be very weak. The doctor has prescribed a lot of medicines for her to stay healthy and to deliver a healthy baby. In the midst of all these she is also undergoing the treatment under a hearing aid audiologist in order to improve her hearing ability. Will she completely regain her hearing ability?
  • Topics

×