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#3991 TheWolferts

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    Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

    Originally Posted by jnitschke 

    Thanks Lindsey!.. I just wrote Alejandro, we'll see what he has to say.  I was pretty shocked too.  One of the things that shocked me so much was that everyone else's days seem to be perfect, but mine was just one miss after another.  I actually looked at this same picture after the wedding and thought to myself "Now see, when they put up my sheers and it looked awful why didn't they just ask to hang them like this instead.".. beautiful, No ratty tassel ends on your gazebo. Oh well.. no sense in harping or regret I suppose.  When I zoom in past the gazebo I love every picture, and I am incredibly happy to be married... that's what counts, right?

    My wedding had quite a few major hiccups as well and it still kinda gets to me, though my annoyance about things that went wrong has lessened LOL So dont worry, you aren't the only bride that didnt have everything work out fantastically.



    #3992 jnitschke

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      Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:31 AM

      Originally Posted by AllieH 

      Awwwww, I got butterflies reading that. I felt the same way on my wedding day - I think it's EXACTLY how a bride should feel!

       

      I'm trying to figure out excuses to haul my dress back down to EDR for a repeat in November so I can feel like that again. TTD? hmmm

      Totally... although traveling with that dress bag was a huge pain in the rear.. but... I was originally planning on trying to sell my dress... but the bottom of my dress was trashed.. pure black almost... so I'm probably not going to be able to sell it... but maybe a TTD next time.. it's not a bad idea... get Sarani to do them, she has awesome TTD pics.. out in the cenotes or in the jungle...very romantic looking.



      #3993 AllieH

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      Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

      Most of the black on my hem came off with dry cleaning - so definitely do that before you decide whether or not you can still sell it!! since it'd be a TTD, I think I'd just roll the dress up in a suitcase, and then have them do a quick steam of it at the resort. no reason to stress quite so much about it this time lol

       

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jnitschke 

      Originally Posted by AllieH 

      Awwwww, I got butterflies reading that. I felt the same way on my wedding day - I think it's EXACTLY how a bride should feel!

       

      I'm trying to figure out excuses to haul my dress back down to EDR for a repeat in November so I can feel like that again. TTD? hmmm

      Totally... although traveling with that dress bag was a huge pain in the rear.. but... I was originally planning on trying to sell my dress... but the bottom of my dress was trashed.. pure black almost... so I'm probably not going to be able to sell it... but maybe a TTD next time.. it's not a bad idea... get Sarani to do them, she has awesome TTD pics.. out in the cenotes or in the jungle...very romantic looking.


       

      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


      #3994 jnitschke

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        Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

        OH MY GOD... this was 2 days after we left!!!!!!!

        Originally Posted by melindagrace 

        link about flooding at EDR this past weekend



        #3995 jnitschke

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          Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:24 PM

          Reading comments on the storm that went through Mexico this past week... feeling very lucky right now...

           

          Jill, did everything work OK for your wedding, this was only the day after it?.. hoping all is ok with you during the end of your stay.  I'll be really interested to hear your story when you return.  Be Safe!



          #3996 kwink

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          Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:50 PM

          Received today. Posted for your reference :)

           

          Group Room Rates
          The below group room rates are quoted based on category. The following group rates by category are in USD and are GI-Gourmet Inclusive,per person per night and inclusive of all taxes and service fees.

           

          Room Type

          Single

          Double

          Single

          Triple

          Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $255.00

          $206.00

          $255.00

          $206.00

          Luxury Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $275.00

          $225.00

          $275.00

          $225.00

          Ocean View Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $275.00

          $225.00

          $275.00

          $225.00

          Ocean Front Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $295.00

          $245.00

          $295.00

          $245.00

          Premium Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $315.00

          $265.00

          $315.00

          N/A 

          Swim Up Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $315.00

          $265.00

          $315.00

          N/A 

          Luxury Swim Up Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $335.00

          $285.00

          $335.00

          N/A 

          Swim Up Oceanfront Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $355.00

          $305.00

          $355.00

          N/A 

          Premium Swim Up Jacuzzi Junior Suite

          $365.00

          $315.00

          $365.00

          $315.00

          *All wedding guests will require non medical (trip cancellation/interruption) insurance to be added to their hotel rates.  Based on a sum insured of $600, for a 3 night duration, the premium will be $60 (based on age 0-54 – those over will be quoted a premium based on their date of birth.



          #3997 JEM236

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            Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:14 AM

            Originally Posted by jnitschke 

            Reading comments on the storm that went through Mexico this past week... feeling very lucky right now...

             

            Jill, did everything work OK for your wedding, this was only the day after it?.. hoping all is ok with you during the end of your stay.  I'll be really interested to hear your story when you return.  Be Safe!

            The wedding was fantastic! The onsite coordinators were very organized, and the whole day went smoothly. I was really impressed with how attentive, organized, friendly and efficient the team was. We were able to have the ceremony on the beach and the reception at the health bar. I loved my hair and makeup, I LOVED the decorations, and the DJ really made the party. Everyone raved about the food too. I have no complaints about the wedding at all and they whole day was perfect! We had a blast and it was everything I wanted and more. 

             

            Then, the day after the wedding, the rain started. There was A LOT of rain and I just felt like the resort wasn't very informative about how to prepare for the bad weather. We stayed in an individual casita with an outdoor shower. The reason our room flooded was because leaves blocked the drain in the outdoor shower and the water poured into the room. We had about two inches of water. If we had a phone call or note telling us to make sure the drain was clear, this would've been avoided.

             

            During the storm (which was heavy rain and crazy thunder and lightening for about 12 hours or more) they didn't deliver room service. Understandable but we had no idea the storm was going to be so bad. A notice or information would've been helpful. We wound up walking to JoJo's and we looked like we had jumped in the pool. We were soaked! We couldn't even really see because they rain was so strong. Not that it would've helped during the evening, but we didn't have an umbrella in our room and it took two days to get one. We needed it to walk around the two days after the big storm. During the earlier party of the evening, a manager stopped by to see our room flooding and said she'd send someone to mop it out. We told her we would do it ourselves if someone brought a squeegee and she insisted someone would come clean it up. Four hours later we called and begged for just a squeege so we could go to bed without the water. 

             

            I just feel like the resort was not prepared or informative during the storm. In regards to the wedding, we didn't get many of the perks we were promised. We didn't get a room upgrade (we were offered an upgrade when it because available but it was the day of the wedding and I wasn't about to change rooms that day) our massage was scheduled at the same time as our meeting with the onsite coordinator so after changing the times around we weren't able to enjoy the entire spa (water journey, sauna etc), and we didn't get the dinner on the beach.

             

            Plus with the weather, we didn't get to enjoy the perks of being in the casitas like the beach butler or any activities. I understand the weather can't be helped but I think we could've been compensated more with either other perks or a reimbursement to supplement the ones we didn't get. After complaining a little and basically begging for an umbrella we did get a free massage and we were told we would get an email regarding a free two night stay (which we haven't received yet) and tickets to a cooking demonstration (which was cancelled and we found out when we showed up for it). I enjoyed the resort and the wedding overall but I felt like we didn't get anything extra, or special. There were so many other weddings, and honeymooners it felt like they didn't really care about each couple. We did have a great wedding but after bringing 31 guests, and having the event, we were given the perk of just a free massage and we finally got an umbrella after two days of asking.

             

            The resort could've done a better job informing and preparing guests about the severity of the storm, and a better job compensating for lost perks. 



            #3998 jnitschke

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              Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

              Jill, I feel like you and I had opposite stays... I loved my room and our stay at the resort and didn't have a single hiccup with the resort itself...but the wedding had one thing go wrong after another. 

               

              I'm surprised about umbrella, when the rain first started they were handing them out left and right on the casita end of the resort.  You would think it wouldn't have taken so long to get just the umbrella.  As far as cleaning out your room, I'm sure that they had their hands full with cleaning to do... or so I imagine after see that video that was posted.  It's still all very aggravating, having to wait on someone else and not being able to take things into your own hands.  I'd keep on them for the free stay, after all the hassle you deserve at least that... and we can't wait to go back to enjoy things more.  I understand the frustration of not being able to enjoy the casita perks.  When they upgraded us, the very next day was rain and it continued raining... well the rest of the time we were there until we flew out.  I also understand them not being able to upgrade you, we waited all day to find out what they were moving us to as a reimbursement for all our wedding mishaps.  When we called around 1ish Urania told me that all the normal Castias were booked but they were still looking into it.  That was how we ended up in a presidential, it was all that was available.. and I imagine that they can't tell a bride in tears about her wedding that there's nothing they can do, not when a lot of the presidential suites were open.  It did seem like they're were hardly any people in our neighboring suites, but it was raining so I could be wrong.   But, they also made a point of telling me that it wasn't really customary to upgrade to those suites. 

               

              I'm really glad to hear your wedding didn't get rained out and that you had such a fun time at your rehearsal.

              Originally Posted by JEM236 

              The wedding was fantastic! The onsite coordinators were very organized, and the whole day went smoothly. I was really impressed with how attentive, organized, friendly and efficient the team was. We were able to have the ceremony on the beach and the reception at the health bar. I loved my hair and makeup, I LOVED the decorations, and the DJ really made the party. Everyone raved about the food too. I have no complaints about the wedding at all and they whole day was perfect! We had a blast and it was everything I wanted and more. 

               

              Then, the day after the wedding, the rain started. There was A LOT of rain and I just felt like the resort wasn't very informative about how to prepare for the bad weather. We stayed in an individual casita with an outdoor shower. The reason our room flooded was because leaves blocked the drain in the outdoor shower and the water poured into the room. We had about two inches of water. If we had a phone call or note telling us to make sure the drain was clear, this would've been avoided.

               



              #3999 TheWolferts

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                Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

                We used Destination Wedings for our travel agent-related things for our wedding, but I was hoping that some of you ladies could recommend some general travel agents that specialize in trips to Mexico. The hubby and I are trying to put together a group trip next winter



                #4000 AllieH

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                Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:37 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

                We used Destination Wedings for our travel agent-related things for our wedding, but I was hoping that some of you ladies could recommend some general travel agents that specialize in trips to Mexico. The hubby and I are trying to put together a group trip next winter

                 

                what about Wright Travel? While yes, they do destination weddings, they also do individual travel, and group travel too. After all, a group trip isn't that much different than a destination wedding, just maybe without all the details/stress about the ceremony/dinner/reception. And you can still get fantastic group perks & discounts.
                 

                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





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