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#2421 AllieH

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:44 AM

4 months!!!

 

I just ordered a cake topper from mudcards. Totally silly to spend that much $$ on it, but I just love her work, and thought it's the perfect way to have a fantastic keepsake after the wedding. plus I'm having her put my pugs on it, so they'll be "with us" in Mexico.

 

We're trying to decide on cups/travel mugs for our OOT bags next. Oh the fun decisions!!

 

how's everyone else doing?


 

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#2422 ElDorado2012

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    Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:55 AM

    Hi ladies,

     

    We just got back from our wedding at the EDR and we had a FABULOUS time and event. Everything went pretty smoothly so all I really have are positives to share with everyone. Here goes:

     

    Ceremony at Gazebo 55 was perfect. We had great weather, it was hot of course, but it was sunny and didn't rain so we were happy :) The only complaint I had here was that the minister talked REALLY slowly. We got the ceremony script ahead of time from Valeria and luckily had cut out half of the text, leaving only three pages left. I thought the three pages would only take about 5-6 minutes to read. It actually took 15. It was fine, I was just really happy we had at least shortened it to where it was, otherwise it may have been over 30 min. long. Everything was exactly as we asked it to be set up and was perfect.

     

    The reception area (Tucanes Bar) was absolutely amazing. All of the decorations I had brought from home were set up exactly as I wanted. The flowers were beautiful. DJ DOREMIXX was AWESOME. I would definitely recommend him. We actually didn't have Ivan, but another DJ Eliu, and he did a great job. We are super picky with music, so we brought all of the songs we wanted played (for both dinner and the reception) from home for him and he was able to blend the songs together perfectly. We were def. happy with his work.

     

    Dinner service was on time and prompt. We got each course right after the previous one. The bar service was great too. We were ordering tons of shots and drinks and they did great. We had brought $40 to tip the bartenders/wait staff, but they were doing so well and working so hard we ended up giving them $60. Our entire group ended up in the pool which was absolutely hilarious. We had so much fun, I was def. sad when it ended.

     

    As far the the resort as a whole, it is BEAUTIFUL. I've never seen more amazing grounds (trees, gardens, beach, pools, etc.). We first stayed in an ocean view jacuzzi jr. suite and switched to the Casita side after the wedding. The Casitas are awesome. I def. recommend them if you can afford it, however if you are there with a group and you'll want to come back to hang out with them each day, they are a bit far and def. not necessary as the other rooms are totally nice too.

     

    As soon as I have pics I'll send them along!! If you have any questions, let me know!!! You all are going to have an AMAZING time!!! I'm dying to go back!!



    #2423 Jillsepher

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      Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

      Congrats! So glad everything went well! Did you do a "rehearsal" at all beforehand or was the meet up with the onsite coordinators enough? I can't wait to see all the pictures!

      Originally Posted by ElDorado2012 

      Hi ladies,

       

      We just got back from our wedding at the EDR and we had a FABULOUS time and event. Everything went pretty smoothly so all I really have are positives to share with everyone. Here goes:

       

      Ceremony at Gazebo 55 was perfect. We had great weather, it was hot of course, but it was sunny and didn't rain so we were happy :) The only complaint I had here was that the minister talked REALLY slowly. We got the ceremony script ahead of time from Valeria and luckily had cut out half of the text, leaving only three pages left. I thought the three pages would only take about 5-6 minutes to read. It actually took 15. It was fine, I was just really happy we had at least shortened it to where it was, otherwise it may have been over 30 min. long. Everything was exactly as we asked it to be set up and was perfect.

       

      The reception area (Tucanes Bar) was absolutely amazing. All of the decorations I had brought from home were set up exactly as I wanted. The flowers were beautiful. DJ DOREMIXX was AWESOME. I would definitely recommend him. We actually didn't have Ivan, but another DJ Eliu, and he did a great job. We are super picky with music, so we brought all of the songs we wanted played (for both dinner and the reception) from home for him and he was able to blend the songs together perfectly. We were def. happy with his work.

       

      Dinner service was on time and prompt. We got each course right after the previous one. The bar service was great too. We were ordering tons of shots and drinks and they did great. We had brought $40 to tip the bartenders/wait staff, but they were doing so well and working so hard we ended up giving them $60. Our entire group ended up in the pool which was absolutely hilarious. We had so much fun, I was def. sad when it ended.

       

      As far the the resort as a whole, it is BEAUTIFUL. I've never seen more amazing grounds (trees, gardens, beach, pools, etc.). We first stayed in an ocean view jacuzzi jr. suite and switched to the Casita side after the wedding. The Casitas are awesome. I def. recommend them if you can afford it, however if you are there with a group and you'll want to come back to hang out with them each day, they are a bit far and def. not necessary as the other rooms are totally nice too.

       

      As soon as I have pics I'll send them along!! If you have any questions, let me know!!! You all are going to have an AMAZING time!!! I'm dying to go back!!



      #2424 amanda50388

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        Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

        Congrats!!!! We ended up in the water to, our whole wedding party stripped down to there undies, it was was great way to end the night. Hope your enjoying married life. :)

        Originally Posted by ElDorado2012 

        Hi ladies,

         

        We just got back from our wedding at the EDR and we had a FABULOUS time and event. Everything went pretty smoothly so all I really have are positives to share with everyone. Here goes:

         

        Ceremony at Gazebo 55 was perfect. We had great weather, it was hot of course, but it was sunny and didn't rain so we were happy :) The only complaint I had here was that the minister talked REALLY slowly. We got the ceremony script ahead of time from Valeria and luckily had cut out half of the text, leaving only three pages left. I thought the three pages would only take about 5-6 minutes to read. It actually took 15. It was fine, I was just really happy we had at least shortened it to where it was, otherwise it may have been over 30 min. long. Everything was exactly as we asked it to be set up and was perfect.

         

        The reception area (Tucanes Bar) was absolutely amazing. All of the decorations I had brought from home were set up exactly as I wanted. The flowers were beautiful. DJ DOREMIXX was AWESOME. I would definitely recommend him. We actually didn't have Ivan, but another DJ Eliu, and he did a great job. We are super picky with music, so we brought all of the songs we wanted played (for both dinner and the reception) from home for him and he was able to blend the songs together perfectly. We were def. happy with his work.

         

        Dinner service was on time and prompt. We got each course right after the previous one. The bar service was great too. We were ordering tons of shots and drinks and they did great. We had brought $40 to tip the bartenders/wait staff, but they were doing so well and working so hard we ended up giving them $60. Our entire group ended up in the pool which was absolutely hilarious. We had so much fun, I was def. sad when it ended.

         

        As far the the resort as a whole, it is BEAUTIFUL. I've never seen more amazing grounds (trees, gardens, beach, pools, etc.). We first stayed in an ocean view jacuzzi jr. suite and switched to the Casita side after the wedding. The Casitas are awesome. I def. recommend them if you can afford it, however if you are there with a group and you'll want to come back to hang out with them each day, they are a bit far and def. not necessary as the other rooms are totally nice too.

         

        As soon as I have pics I'll send them along!! If you have any questions, let me know!!! You all are going to have an AMAZING time!!! I'm dying to go back!!



        #2425 amanda50388

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          Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

          Originally Posted by Jillsepher 

          Congrats! So glad everything went well! Did you do a "rehearsal" at all beforehand or was the meet up with the onsite coordinators enough? I can't wait to see all the pictures!

          We had enough time with them, just take everything you need to have set up and explain it, they write it down and they do a great job of setting up. We spent a while with them going over stuff and adding stuff at the last minute. There were like 3 girls in there helping and listening to what we all wanted. 



          #2426 amanda50388

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            Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

            Jen- I love your dress, I did an Alfred Angelo dress to, it was so nice to have a light weight dress because of the hot weather. Best of luck with the rest of the planning.

            Originally Posted by jnitschke 

            I have to gush to you ladies, so pardon me a moment-as I am so excited!!!! I bought my wedding dress!.  I'm so excited.  It's a light shimmer chiffon and covered in beading and crystals.  It's going to glitter in the sunlight, and I can't wait.  It's light weight, yet fitted in just the right spots, I think it'll be perfect on warm sunny day in May.  I love the way it swishes when I walk.  It even looks good sitting down.   I was able to factime my MIL at the salon, which made it extra real, I cried-then she cried.  My MOH cried three times while I had it on, and she's a complete "non-romatic: I don't believe in marriage" type.  I'm putting in some pictures of me in it at the salon, but they don't come close to doing it justice.  I ordered it yesterday and by sheer luck managed to find someone who was selling their sample, at half price.  It's a Disney gown, so the chances of finding it on sale were slim... making this an extra good find. 

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            I'm hiding the pictures from my friends, so it's nice to have some people to gush to about it.  Of course I'll never tell them it's the Princess Jasmine dress, the "Whole New World" jokes would never end.  I can't wait for it to arrive in the mail... not that I'll ever be able to try it on, on my own... all those laces... impossible to do sans help.  The last bit that I want to add to it is a dyed crinoline.  I think having an awesome purple or teal pop of color underneath would be just be the perfect "me" icing on this cake.

            - Thanks for letting me gush!

            -Jen



            #2427 ElDorado2012

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              Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

              We didn't rehearse ahead of time. I was a little nervous about not doing it, but most of the people in our wedding party had been in weddings before, so everyone basically knew the drill. Plus the groomsmen were def. antsy to party the entire time we were there and honestly I'm not even sure I would have been able to get them all to show up for the rehearsal lol. It all worked out fine :) If you are planning on doing something out of the ordinary with your walk down, maybe you might want to practice, but if everyone is simply walking down and lining up I wouldn't worry about it.

               

              Originally Posted by Jillsepher 

              Congrats! So glad everything went well! Did you do a "rehearsal" at all beforehand or was the meet up with the onsite coordinators enough? I can't wait to see all the pictures!



              #2428 AllieH

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              Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

              YAY!! Congrats to you! I'm so glad it all went well, and appreciate that you did a "test run" on the venues for us hehehe

               

              I can't wait to see your pics. and I'm thrilled that everything went just the way you wanted. 

              Originally Posted by ElDorado2012 

              We didn't rehearse ahead of time. I was a little nervous about not doing it, but most of the people in our wedding party had been in weddings before, so everyone basically knew the drill. Plus the groomsmen were def. antsy to party the entire time we were there and honestly I'm not even sure I would have been able to get them all to show up for the rehearsal lol. It all worked out fine :) If you are planning on doing something out of the ordinary with your walk down, maybe you might want to practice, but if everyone is simply walking down and lining up I wouldn't worry about it.

               

               


               

              Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

              Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

              El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

              AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


              #2429 Jillsepher

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                Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:47 PM

                We didn't rehearse ahead of time. I was a little nervous about not doing it, but most of the people in our wedding party had been in weddings before, so everyone basically knew the drill. Plus the groomsmen were def. antsy to party the entire time we were there and honestly I'm not even sure I would have been able to get them all to show up for the rehearsal lol. It all worked out fine :) If you are planning on doing something out of the ordinary with your walk down, maybe you might want to practice, but if everyone is simply walking down and lining up I wouldn't worry about it.

                We had enough time with them, just take everything you need to have set up and explain it, they write it down and they do a great job of setting up. We spent a while with them going over stuff and adding stuff at the last minute. There were like 3 girls in there helping and listening to what we all wanted. 

                Thanks ladies~ I'm planning on doing something a little different towards the end of the ceremony. Strange question but are there any shells on the beach?

                #2430 amanda50388

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                  Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:40 PM

                  Originally Posted by Jillsepher 


                  Thanks ladies~ I'm planning on doing something a little different towards the end of the ceremony. Strange question but are there any shells on the beach?

                  I believe there was or you might have to go into the water to find some because some of our guests did find some, but they do snorkel and scuba dive. 






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