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#1281 Giocivs88

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 06:36 PM

@JenniferH114  i just called united airlines( we re flying out of newark airport) and the representative said I'm allowed a carry on and a personal bag so I'm going to put all my stuff in my fiancé s backpack since we each will have a carry on 

cannot believe we will be at ERC in only 2 days! I'm ecstatic :) 



#1282 upstatekj

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:35 AM

@JenniferH114  i just called united airlines( we re flying out of newark airport) and the representative said I'm allowed a carry on and a personal bag so I'm going to put all my stuff in my fiancé s backpack since we each will have a carry on 

cannot believe we will be at ERC in only 2 days! I'm ecstatic :)

have fun! maybe i'll see you there!



#1283 jenniferleigh1122

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    Posted 22 June 2015 - 10:59 AM

    Hi all,

     

    Grateful for some advice - I can't believe how AMAZING this forum is! I'm totally debating over which Excellence property will be the best fit for our wedding in January 2016. I've looked at both EPM and ERC - love so many things about each though both are different in terms of reception options and wedding sites.

     

    What we're trying to keeps things authentic and a great overall experience for everyone (I really don't want remnants of the lunch buffet behind the Mr. and I during our first dance lol).

     

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

     

    Many thanks,

    Jenn

     

    PS: is there a bonfire on the beach package here?



    #1284 upstatekj

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    Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:45 AM

     

    Hi all,

     

     

    Grateful for some advice - I can't believe how AMAZING this forum is! I'm totally debating over which Excellence property will be the best fit for our wedding in January 2016. I've looked at both EPM and ERC - love so many things about each though both are different in terms of reception options and wedding sites.

     

     

    What we're trying to keeps things authentic and a great overall experience for everyone (I really don't want remnants of the lunch buffet behind the Mr. and I during our first dance lol).

     

     

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

     

     

    Many thanks,

     

    Jenn

     

     

    PS: is there a bonfire on the beach package here?

     

    @ jenniferleigh1122 I think some other brides have looked at both properties, too, and have decided on ERC if they are on this thread :) I have been to a wedding at EPM and it was beautiful of course, but I wanted something different for my wedding. I love the gazebo option for the ceremony, and the piers for photos, and EPM does not have those options. I do not believe there is a bonfire package here. EPM is newer, however, they have been updating ERC over the past year as well. I don't think you can go wrong with either choice!



    #1285 JaimeCKL

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    • Wedding Date:September 17, 2016
    • Wedding Location:Excellence Riviera Cancun
    • LocationSycamore, Illinois

    Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:45 AM

    Quick question: Has anyone used Destination Weddings to plan their ERC wedding? We have previously booked with a TA, but just received a new promotion that is amazing for ERC through Destination Wedding. Plus, I have had some concerns with our TA in the short amount of time I have been dealing with her. Also, if we have made a deposit, is it best to cancel the deposit or will Destination Weddings be able to "assume" that reservation?


     
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    #1286 TNT2015

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    • Wedding Date:December 12, 2015
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    Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:04 AM

    Quick question: Has anyone used Destination Weddings to plan their ERC wedding? We have previously booked with a TA, but just received a new promotion that is amazing for ERC through Destination Wedding. Plus, I have had some concerns with our TA in the short amount of time I have been dealing with her. Also, if we have made a deposit, is it best to cancel the deposit or will Destination Weddings be able to "assume" that reservation?


    I'm using them, but I booked too early and missed the promotion. They're okay, I like being able to view exactly who has booked and for what dates on the website. Let me know if you have any specific questions. I'm not sure if they can assume reservations though, you may have to ask about that.

    Excellence Riviera Cancun - 12.12.15 - My Planning Thread


    #1287 JaimeCKL

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    Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:11 AM

    Thanks for the info @TNT2015. I am just anxious if we cancel and re-book we will lose our day. I guess I could speak with Jessica and explain the situation. That's a shame that they won't retro do your package to get you the best deal. It will save us like $2,000 so I need to at least look into it at this point.

     

    Were the room rates good for your guests?


     
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    #1288 victoriasalv

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    • Wedding Date:April 29, 2016
    • Wedding Location:Excellence Riviera Cancun

    Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:35 AM

     

    Hi all,

     

     

    Grateful for some advice - I can't believe how AMAZING this forum is! I'm totally debating over which Excellence property will be the best fit for our wedding in January 2016. I've looked at both EPM and ERC - love so many things about each though both are different in terms of reception options and wedding sites.

     

     

    What we're trying to keeps things authentic and a great overall experience for everyone (I really don't want remnants of the lunch buffet behind the Mr. and I during our first dance lol).

     

     

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

     

     

    Many thanks,

     

    Jenn

     

     

    PS: is there a bonfire on the beach package here?

     

    Welcome! I know, isn't it just the best? So helpful...

     

    I think it depends what you're after. The ERC is more of the "Mediterranian Style" where as the EPM is much more modern. I have not stayed at EPM (yet) but have friends who have gone to both. I've been to ERC, i notice more brides on here that have gotten married at the ERC but I think it's because it's been around longer. Either will be a great selection! Their service is second to none!

     

    I'm not positive about the bonfire. They offer fire shows/tiki torches and a few other items on their add-ons. You can definitely inquire with the resort.


    @Giocivs88 It's so close! Enjoy every second of it.


    Edited by victoriasalv, 23 June 2015 - 07:37 AM.


    #1289 Sabes44

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    • Wedding Date:May 29, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Riviera Cancun
    • LocationSouthern California

    Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:11 AM

    Quick question: Has anyone used Destination Weddings to plan their ERC wedding? We have previously booked with a TA, but just received a new promotion that is amazing for ERC through Destination Wedding. Plus, I have had some concerns with our TA in the short amount of time I have been dealing with her. Also, if we have made a deposit, is it best to cancel the deposit or will Destination Weddings be able to "assume" that reservation?

    We used Destination Weddings and I liked them.  We had a few minor bumps, but overall good service and we got really good pricing through them.  If I didn't use them I would have used the TA's on here. 



    #1290 TA Wendy

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      Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:11 AM

      Hi There All! TA Wendy here... I have booked many wedding groups at and actually stayed at both of the Excellence properties.. they are very similar in the lobby design, and amenities, and rooms are quite similar in design as well. EPM is on a beach that is protected and very small waves due to the island of Isla Mujeres sitting just off the coast.. I find it to be the more swimmable of the two. They are both about the same drive time distance from the Cancun airport, although ERC is going to be just south on the highway and a turn in, whereas with EPM you are going through towns and residential areas and it is a bit more stop and go traffic on the drive, so could potentially make it a bit longer to get there, (and not as pretty of a drive).

      Both have the same great in room, full bottle alcohol set up, and both have many swim up rooms, and also terrace suites that are wonderful for Bride and Groom! Both have great selection of restaurants, and great entertainment in the evenings. My one quibble if you could even call it that is both of their wedding "Gazebos" while beautiful, have in my opinion a backwards set up.. normally bride and groom would have their backs to the ocean, guests looking out towards the beach. This is the opposite in both of their Gazebo settings.. so B&G are looking towards ocean, and guests have their backs to the beach.. still pretty garden background but I would have designed it the opposite way, and indeed I just stayed at their new resort The Finest and they HAVE turned it around on that resort.

      Otherwise Excellence is a great choice no matter which of the two you select and there are actually many locations for wedding set up. If I can answer any questions for anyone, I am glad to.. for the last several years I have been one of the top booking agents in the US for all of the Excellence group, The Beloved and The Finest, and know most details about the resorts. : )

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