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#3541 Darcy

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    Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

    I am using Sarani I have booked for 5.5 hours do you have a big wedding party?  I have 7 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen and she said that 3-4 hour packages are for small weddings with almost no guests and only dinner party unless we didn't really want a lot of pictures with the group and just wanted to focus on bride and groom and and the parents.  We wanted lots of pictures with everyone so we went with the longer package and we are also getting video.



    #3542 jnitschke

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      Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

      Originally Posted by LKocelko 

      Has anyone ever bought/done the private dinner on the beach? I was thinking of giving it as a gift to my MOH, and wanted any input people had. Worth the $140 a couple? That or I was thinking of doing a massage for them, but thought they might just book one themselves.

       

      She's the only person in my bridal party, and she is so hard to shop for because if she wants something she just buys it! So I thought doing something there might be a nice surprise instead of a gift.


      So funny, I was just debating that for my inlaws as a gift.  They're going to be celebrating their 35th anniversary down there too. So they're staying an extra week.  Maybe dinner and couples massages?  Any other good ideas for gifts to give people down there?

       

      I'm pretty sure my MOH is getting a clutch from me.

      http://www.etsy.com/...rch_query=photo

      The best part is that you can personalize it by putting in a silk photo lining for an extra $25.  So that's what I'm going to do.  I think she'll love it, since she's the kind of girl who could have 1000 purses... but always seems to need 1 more.   One of the fabric choices is a black brocade with teal peacock feathers and is just perfect for my theme.  I love giving things that people will use again, and think of you every time they do.  I think the shiny black silk makes it a really nice dressy clutch, that can be used for all kinds of occasions.   

      Silk Clutch/Purse/Bag..Personalized Heirloom Custom Lining from Photo..Luxury Gift..Mother/Grandmother/Bridal/Hochzeit ..Free Monogram

      Peacock Feather Clutch/Purse/Bag.. Silk Brocade..Black/Blue/Torquoise..Wrap available..Free Monogram



      #3543 amanda50388

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        Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

        Darcy- we used Sarani and had 4 girls and 3 guys stand up with 4 hrs and it was perfect. It will all work out because she is very on top of things when doing the wedding. Best of luck!!! :)

        #3544 CanadianLindsey

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          Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

          We had the dinner on the beach b/c it was free with our package. It was a nice setting but by far the worst food of our trip. Lobster cappuccino was our appetizer! Tasted just like it sounds!!!  And the food was cold b/c the restaurant it had to come from was far away. We enjoyed ourselves and it was an experience, but I wouldn't have paid for it. Also we were given another free diner for 2 on beach and a free sky massage for 2 with our wedding package once we got to the resort, so don't pre buy anything...you may get freebies to give away. We gave ours to our parents!



          #3545 AllieH

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          Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

          yeah - Nikki is right - the spa people come by the pools several times a day with specials. not pushy..but always offering! if you'll be there a day or two before the rest of your guests, you may want to try to book it that way. 

           

          ok, the links I promised: 

          Lomas: http://www.lomas-travel.com/tours/

           

          Olympus Tours: http://www.olympus-tours.com

           

          I can't figure out the 3rd company I mentioned - we didn't book with them, so I stopped following them on FB. 

           

          Originally Posted by AllieH 

           

          there are many, MANY companies that offer excursions in RM. Several of them have desks right at EDR and will try to strong arm you into planning your entire stay (that was one of the negatives I had, but I can't blame EDR..it was totally the guy with the tour company that was an annoying sh*t lol).

           

          We went through Lomas for the ease/streamlined process & payment. Some of our friends used Olympus Tours (but this was the annoying guy IMO), and they didn't have any issues with them. Another one I looked into was Riveria Maya Eco Tours. I'm running out of the office to a client meeting right now, but I'll look up the links for you when I get back.

           

          You can use Trip Advisor to research the other companies/tours too - definitely do the legwork.

           

          Quote:
           

           

          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


          #3546 LKocelko

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            Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:47 AM

            Originally Posted by AllieH 

            yeah - Nikki is right - the spa people come by the pools several times a day with specials. not pushy..but always offering! if you'll be there a day or two before the rest of your guests, you may want to try to book it that way. 

             

            ok, the links I promised: 

            Lomas: http://www.lomas-travel.com/tours/

             

            Olympus Tours: http://www.olympus-tours.com

             

            I can't figure out the 3rd company I mentioned - we didn't book with them, so I stopped following them on FB. 

             


            Thanks everyone! I think that we'll for sure get them a massage or excursion, but it sounds like the best thing to do is wait until we're there. That will be hard for me, since I just want to cross it off my list (!), but it sounds like the best choice.



            #3547 nbateman

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              Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

              Originally Posted by LKocelko 


              Thanks everyone! I think that we'll for sure get them a massage or excursion, but it sounds like the best thing to do is wait until we're there. That will be hard for me, since I just want to cross it off my list (!), but it sounds like the best choice.

              Also, you may want to find out how they feel about getting a massage before you book it.  A lot of people feel sort of strange about massages, but if they've gotten one before, then chances are they'd like one again.  : )



              #3548 LKocelko

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                Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:36 AM

                Originally Posted by nbateman 

                Also, you may want to find out how they feel about getting a massage before you book it.  A lot of people feel sort of strange about massages, but if they've gotten one before, then chances are they'd like one again.  : )

                Yeah, I know they love them. When he proposed he took her to Lake Geneva and had a couple's massage in their room beforehand :)



                #3549 mstigger

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                  Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

                  No, I actually only have a MOH and he has a best man.

                  We are only having 16 guests, very small!! But we are still doing the private dinner at the health bar with a sit down dinner and a visit from the donkey :)

                  They do have some longer packages available from Caribe, I just don't know if we need more than 3 hours. 3 hours = 350 unedited pics......that's also a concern. If I go with a larger package I get some retouched photos......I just don't know which way to go

                  I am using Sarani I have booked for 5.5 hours do you have a big wedding party?  I have 7 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen and she said that 3-4 hour packages are for small weddings with almost no guests and only dinner party unless we didn't really want a lot of pictures with the group and just wanted to focus on bride and groom and and the parents.  We wanted lots of pictures with everyone so we went with the longer package and we are also getting video.



                  #3550 LKocelko

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                    Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

                    Speaking of all these excursions, has anyone done any that they'd recommend? I was wanting to go zip-lining, my FI wants to see the ruins. Thanks for your thoughts!




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