Hi! glad you wandered over here. there's a ton of info on the Official thread too.
We chose EDR for the following reasons:
1. Adults only
2. quality of the food (my husband & I are foodies, so food quality was important to us)
3. reviews on trip advisor
1. Working with the Lomas WC (in Cancun) can be frustrating - pretty typical for ANY destination wedding. Slow responses or responses that are difficult to understand. It's the most frustrating part of planning a DW (aside from getting your guests to book...).
2. if you want an elaborately decorated wedding, it could cost big $$. their add ons are pricey. BUT, you can view their prices before making your decision: http://www.weddingsb...l.com/planning/
3. If you choose to bring some of your own decorations, you'll get crazy high quotes for set up from the Cancun WC. It's much easier to negotiate this with the onsite WC when you arrive.
4. Their outside vendor fee is the highest in the area ($800, or having them stay as a guest for 3+ nights).
5. Many brides don't care for their approved photographers, and choose to bring their own photographers (as a guest), or pay the outside vendor fee for a photographer.
6. The EDR beach isn't the best. There are large sandbags along the beach to help prevent erosion. It's pretty rocky in some places too. There are spots where you can get in the water that are really nice.
And now for the Pros (which in my opinion, far outweigh the cons):
1. Gourmet All Inclusive - top shelf liquors, gourmet food (amazing!!), 24 hour room service. All restaurants are included, no a la carte pricing (except for the candlelight beach dinner). House wines are included, but you can also choose to purchase from their extensive wine cellar.
2. Very clean and well kept property
3. Variety of price points for accomodations, and great wedding promos available. Make sure you use/find a Karisma GIVC travel agent - you'll get more amenities and they'll also help make your planning process easier (I recommend using Wright Travel Agency if you're in the US).
4. Size of the property is great for get togethers, OR newlywed privacy.
5. All fruits & veggies grown at the greenhouse on property.
6. All rooms have a conceirge - they will help you with reservations to the two restaurants that require them (Santa Fe Grill and Fuentes), and anything else you may want/need during your stay.
7. Service - the staff is beyond incredible, and will do everything they can to make your stay perfect.
8. The onsite wedding coordinators are angels. They will meet with you after you arrive to go through all of the details of your wedding, and make sure they know how you want it set up, what you expect, etc. And then they take care of it.
9. tons of locations for ceremonys and private cocktails/dinner/receptions - from beach locations, a chapel, poolside events, or ballrooms - there are many choices. The most popular are Gazebo 55 for ceremony, and Tucanes for receptions. The locations are beautiful, and honestly don't need a ton of decorations.
10. being adults only, we found that other guests greatly respected our ceremony and kept their distance (but watched and cheered us on)!
11. The addition of Generations Riviera Maya next door make it an option for guests with families. Adults have access to both EDR and Generations options (restaurants, pools, beaches, etc.).
12. Luxury. it's 5 star, all the way, whether you are on the Casitas side, or Royale side (Casitas are more upscale, larger and more private).
I could go on and on, because I really, really love this resort (and it's why I'm the BDW abassador!). As I mentioned, we're heading back in June - this will be our 3rd trip since our wedding in Nov 2012. We looked at resorts all over the caribbean for the June trip, and felt that EDR offered the best product for the price.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me.
Hey everyone! I'm trying to decide between EDR and another resort? What made you choose EDR? What would you say the cons are?
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