El Dorado Royale (EDR) Brides - POST HERE!
Posted 18 May 2010 - 01:57 PM
a few quick questions for you:
1. was the food as good as we all hoped?
2. did the wedding coordinators get everything right?
3. were most people happy with their accommodations?
i can't wait to see pics!
Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:21 AM
I have written my review and will post it in the reviews section of the website by the end of the day. But....not to keep you guys in suspense, I will answer some of your questions now and also post some pictures!
The dinner at El Cocotal (rehearsal dinner) was really good! We picked the chicken, beef, and ravioli for our entrees. I had the chicken and it was delicious! They set us up in the back of the restaurant and it was really nice!
The BBQ Deluxe (for my reception) was AMAZING!!! It was the best food we had the whole time we were there and all my guests were raving about it! It was definately worth it!
DJ Doremixx was FANTASTIC! We met with him the morning of the rehearsal at the hotel and went over all the last minute stuff (I would definately suggest doing that as it made me feel a lot more comfortable). He spoke very good English and was the best DJ I have ever seen! We definately recommend him if you are looking for a DJ.
Overall, food wise, the restaurants were really really good! Very gourmet! You definately wont find any tacos or burritos!
Oh, and if you are having your hair done at the salon, they do such a good job! I was so happy with my hair and all my girls loved theirs too! I know that was one think I was nervous about but I brought them pictures and they did it beautifully!
Now, comes the not so good part...I did not have a good experience with the onsite wedding coordinators. To make a very long story (which you will be able to read in my review) short, nothing that I had planned (for the past 8 months) went the way I thought it was going to. The coordinators were very hard to work with and I had a really stressful experience. That being said, I spoke to two other brides that were married the day before and after me and they didnt have a bad experience. I am not trying to scare everyone, but I want you to be prepared. Make sure that you print out all of your confirmations and emails from Valeria (or whomever you are working with) and bring them to the resort with you. I worked with Odette and Celena and they were pretty clueless and at some points very rude to me. Keep in mind that I did have A LOT of extra stuff (14 spa appt's the day of the wedding, my own photographer and dj, private reception, my own decorations, my own ceremony script) so I am sure if you are having more of a simple wedding, you will be fine! Like I said, I really am not trying to scare anyone because in the end everything turned out wonderful (it just took a little stress and tears on my part to get it that way!)!
The one big thing that I would do differently was have a real honeymoon. I would have booked a week at a different resort after the wedding or told all my guests that they had to leave on Sunday because I really did not even get to relax or spend any time with my new hubby until the last day that we were there!
Stay tuned for my review!
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