Hey! I have been following this thread for the last week. Thank you so much for all of the great tips and info! We are planning our wedding at ERC November 11th. Sadly the 5pm slot was taken and so we are going to be having the ceremony at 3. I'm wondering a few things.
1. Can I book our stay with an outside booking site like hotels.com? I was worried if I do this, they will not consider the reservation number valid to hold my wedding date.
2. Did you guys choose to have a group contract or are you letting guests book their own stay? I don't feel like the group concessions were worth it considering I am finding the hotel for at least $50 cheaper/night at other sites.
3. Did any of you brides get rain? Im not sure I would mind it but want to come prepared for the possible last minute changes.
I'm sure I will have more questions to come! I am super excited for the day to come. The resort looks perfect in every way
I think you can book with an outside vendor. I highly recommend using a travel agent though. I used Lindsey Johnson with Tropics Travel and she was able to match any rates found elsewhere. She was really great and super helpful! I can give you her email if you want. We also did a group booking with her as well and put down a $100 deposit per room which will be rolled over to our reservation as people book through her. If we don't use all the reserved rooms we can cancel beforehand.
We were at the ERC for a week around Nov 12-20th and it rained about 2 of the 7 days we were there. (Weather report said everyday) It's hard to tell. The days it didn't rain it was gorgeous! I'm getting married in Jan and have been watching the weather reports and its predicting a couple days of rain a week and I'm nervous about it too.