Going to Mexico Tuesday to do a tasting and some planning. We went to the bride rehearsal weekend last year but it was before we decided on a location so we weren't looking at individual particulars (ie: filet over lamb, etc etc) so my mom and I are going down this week. We are not staying at edr though, instead at the Hyatt in cancun since I work for the company and was able to use comp rooms there.
Has anyone gone and done a tasting prior to your wedding? Our sis march 29 so we have to have everything decided within the next two weeks. They are trying to be very strict about what we can taste though. Only two app, entree, dessert which I think is kind of not enough. We are having 5 separate private with different food at each. I'm getting really frustrated about this.
Also has anyone ever added something from one menu to another? They are saying if we do that, even if it is only one canapé, it becomes a custom menu and we'd no longer get the 20% off promotion we qualify for.
Also we had been hoping to be able to leave one suitcase of things down there since we wanted to do some shopping down there but edr won't let us. I think Hyatt is going to let me as a professional courtesy so what stores, markets, etc would you suggest????
Thanks so much! I have not been stressed for the whole year (except for people booking last minute and me not being able to plan because. I didn't have a count) now that I can plan I have so much to do!!!!!!
I can understand your frustration of not being able taste everything. We did a bride rehearsal years ago, and got random appies, small tastes of mains and mini desserts. None which we had selected. But we also figured if the samples were good quality and taste, then so should our final choices.
As for adding things from other menus...we got married at the Sensatori (sister resort), and added a extra course for our reception with no issues. That being said I did not have access to a 20%off discount either. Perhaps you can negotiate to add the extra course for a price (which would not get 20% off) but then still receive the discount on the rest? I found most of the time while talking with the WC, both offsite and on site, you tell them what you want and how it will work and usually they will agree. Sometimes it takes a little extra telling...vs. asking.
In terms of buying stuff, it really depends on what did you want to buy? Decoration, treats, wedding favours, etc.? It seems table linens, chair sashes, etc are cheapest online if you choose to buy them. Decor and favours it depends on what you might want. Both Cancun and Playa del Carmen have great local markets.