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!!