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#571 TealMarie

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    Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:38 PM

    A couple more questions for you! :)

     

    1. We are going to legally get married in Mexico too. Is it $200 per person or $200 per couple for bloodwork?

    2. Do you have to get your marriage license translated into English? Do you know how much that costs? I'm sure it varies per state. 

    3. How many people did you have attend your wedding? Did you have a Meet and Greet?

    4. How did you win an in-house photographer photoshoot? I would love to see more of those pictures if you don't mind sharing! The one you posted is adorable!

     

    Thanks!!

    Hi Karijean,

     

    1. It's $200 per couple to get the bloodwork. Bring cash to give the Doctor. That makes it sound shady, but it's not.

    2. We do have to get it translated into English (ahem, a task I still have not completed - oops), in order to get a new drivers license and I believe passport. We're in Canada, so the cost to us will be different, I imagine. 

    3. We had 30 guests at our wedding (which was such a perfect amount, btw). We had a 'Welcome dinner' the second night we were there. We ended up having it at the outdoor Carribbean night festival they had at the resort. It was wonderful, but keep in mind we didn't do (or want to do) any speeches or to pick our own menu (it was a delicious buffet). Gloria reserved three tables for us, which was awesome.

    4. They have music trivia every 2 or 3 days by the swim up pool. The prize is a short photo session with the resort photographers and you get five photos. I couldn't pick five photos, so we came to a price and I paid for all of them on a cd. I was so happy with this, especially because we never ended up doing engagement pictures.

     

    More pictures? Sure! Twist my rubber arm, why don't you? I'll be that annoying bride on here ;)

     

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    Thank you so much for this review!  You looked amazing and seemed to have exactly what you were hoping for!  I am getting married in August and think I may change my reception option after reading your review.  We were planning to have it in the foyer but if you were hot in November I cannot imagine how hot it will be in the Foyer in August.  We might have to opt for Barcelona which scares me a bit since I have only seen it as the buffet.

     

    If I were getting married in August, I'd choose the air conditioning. I think people would feel super uncomfortable and grumpy if it was much hotter than what we dealt with. People were taking more breaks from dancing then they wanted because they were just soaked in sweat. Barcelona can look really great. When we were there, they had Chez Isabelle in there because the normal restaurant was being renovated. They made it look really great. I'm sure your guests will thank you for considering their comfort over asthetics in the end.

     

    Another option would be the Lobster House. It's by the beach, super breezy and really pretty, but I think it's only available Friday nights. Not sure on that. It's open to everything though, so people walking by around the resort would see everything. Not a big deal, but it might be to some people.



    #572 JessT

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      Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

      Hello everyone!

       

      I have finally booked my date so now it's planning!

       

      Quick questions:

      1) Can we bring our own ribbon and decreations for the ceremony and reception dinner ? The extra cost for each ribbon is pretty expensive.

      2) what are somethings that you wish you would've included ?

       

      Thanks!



      #573 HNeal

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      Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

      Hi Karijean,

       

      1. It's $200 per couple to get the bloodwork. Bring cash to give the Doctor. That makes it sound shady, but it's not.

      2. We do have to get it translated into English (ahem, a task I still have not completed - oops), in order to get a new drivers license and I believe passport. We're in Canada, so the cost to us will be different, I imagine. 

      3. We had 30 guests at our wedding (which was such a perfect amount, btw). We had a 'Welcome dinner' the second night we were there. We ended up having it at the outdoor Carribbean night festival they had at the resort. It was wonderful, but keep in mind we didn't do (or want to do) any speeches or to pick our own menu (it was a delicious buffet). Gloria reserved three tables for us, which was awesome.

      4. They have music trivia every 2 or 3 days by the swim up pool. The prize is a short photo session with the resort photographers and you get five photos. I couldn't pick five photos, so we came to a price and I paid for all of them on a cd. I was so happy with this, especially because we never ended up doing engagement pictures.

       

      More pictures? Sure! Twist my rubber arm, why don't you? I'll be that annoying bride on here ;)

       

       
       
       
       
       
       

       

      If I were getting married in August, I'd choose the air conditioning. I think people would feel super uncomfortable and grumpy if it was much hotter than what we dealt with. People were taking more breaks from dancing then they wanted because they were just soaked in sweat. Barcelona can look really great. When we were there, they had Chez Isabelle in there because the normal restaurant was being renovated. They made it look really great. I'm sure your guests will thank you for considering their comfort over asthetics in the end.

       

      Another option would be the Lobster House. It's by the beach, super breezy and really pretty, but I think it's only available Friday nights. Not sure on that. It's open to everything though, so people walking by around the resort would see everything. Not a big deal, but it might be to some people.

       

      My first choice was the Lobster House which is already booked for another wedding.  Thanks for your honest feedback!


      Hello everyone!

       

      I have finally booked my date so now it's planning!

       

      Quick questions:

      1) Can we bring our own ribbon and decreations for the ceremony and reception dinner ? The extra cost for each ribbon is pretty expensive.

      2) what are somethings that you wish you would've included ?

       

      Thanks!

       

      Congrats on booking your date!  When are you getting married?  My date is 8/22/14!  I have read on here that some brides did bring down some of their own decorations.  I plan to bring a few odds and ends (a table runner, maybe some ribbons) but I actually like the simplistic look so will not be bringing much! I am not sure if it was suggested to you or not yet but when I first came to this forum I read it from the very beginning and took notes along the way.  There is sooo much helpful info on here in past posts.



      #574 JessT

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        Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:22 PM

        My date is July 8, 2014. That's great suggestion. I should've go back and start reading at pg1 ! :)



        #575 JessT

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          Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

          Apparently my wedding coordinator isn't Gloria anymore, I am working with Jessica Moreno now, she is very sweet and response very quickly. Anyone else notice that? :)



          #576 karijean

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          Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

          Apparently my wedding coordinator isn't Gloria anymore, I am working with Jessica Moreno now, she is very sweet and response very quickly. Anyone else notice that? :)

           

          Oh my gosh! I hope Gloria is still there, I haven't talked to her for a couple weeks ( I haven't had a reason to) Anyone else been switched from Gloria to Jessica?! 

           

          JessT have you chosen your flowers/menu/locations yet?



          #577 JessT

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            Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:25 AM

            Oh my gosh! I hope Gloria is still there, I haven't talked to her for a couple weeks ( I haven't had a reason to) Anyone else been switched from Gloria to Jessica?! 

             

            JessT have you chosen your flowers/menu/locations yet?

            Hello karijean,

             

            Nothing has settled yet. For flower, I want peonies and still waiting for their reply.

            Menu - They sent tme some choices.

            Location - I will have ceremony at pier by the beach, cocktail at Las Olas and reception at Barcelona.

             

            I am just afraid it may rain since my wedding is in July so I picked covered place.

             

            What about you ?Did you pick yours?


            For all brides who has done recepiton at Foyer. Even though I leaning towards Barcelona since it has A/C.  Is it really hot in Foyer?

            Is it a private room or a jsut a hallway ? I can't really tell from pictures.

            I am going to have one long table with aout 20 people.

            Should I set up near the window so there will be breeze~ ?

             

            Any comments are welcome!

             

            JessT.



            #578 karijean

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            Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

            Hello karijean,

             

            Nothing has settled yet. For flower, I want peonies and still waiting for their reply.

            Menu - They sent tme some choices.

            Location - I will have ceremony at pier by the beach, cocktail at Las Olas and reception at Barcelona.

             

            I am just afraid it may rain since my wedding is in July so I picked covered place.

             

            What about you ?Did you pick yours?


            For all brides who has done recepiton at Foyer. Even though I leaning towards Barcelona since it has A/C.  Is it really hot in Foyer?

            Is it a private room or a jsut a hallway ? I can't really tell from pictures.

            I am going to have one long table with aout 20 people.

            Should I set up near the window so there will be breeze~ ?

             

            Any comments are welcome!

             

            JessT.

             

            You are right, Jessica is taking over, Gloria is now her boss.

             

            Menu - Gold option 1, and picked out all cocktail hour appetizers as well. we just went with what sounded good to us.

            Flowers - I have a bouquet picked out, I really want orchids! But they are pricey! The flower pictures they send you are not good! I think it's hard to pick.

            Locations - we chose beach gazebo, X-Lounge (but I think I am going to change to Las Olas) and Barcelona for reception.

             

            It's a shame that more girls don't check out this forum for ERC. They redid the website many months ago and it's wayyy different, hard to find certain forums I think. It used to be way more active :(

             

            JessT:

            Are you getting legally married in Mexico?

            How many people are you expecting to come?

            I am bringing with me chair sashes, OOT bags for our guests, personalized koozies, maracas, starfish napkin rings I made, so far that's it. I'm using their table linens.



            #579 correak0723

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              Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:39 PM

              Hello everyone, I am getting married at the Erc on May 2, 2014.  We are creating a schedule for our guests since we have 50 and we want people to know where we will be in the evenings given that everyone is arriving and leaving on different dates.  I'm having a tough time getting confirmation on what bars at open at night.  So far, I have been told Martini (lobby bar), Stars (by the theatre) and Alegria are open until 1am.  Is this accurate information?  What about the Sports bar?

               

              I was trying to get similar information, i.e., days when restaurants are closed but was not able to get a response from them. 

              Thank you in advance!



              #580 karijean

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              Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:14 AM

              Hello everyone, I am getting married at the Erc on May 2, 2014.  We are creating a schedule for our guests since we have 50 and we want people to know where we will be in the evenings given that everyone is arriving and leaving on different dates.  I'm having a tough time getting confirmation on what bars at open at night.  So far, I have been told Martini (lobby bar), Stars (by the theatre) and Alegria are open until 1am.  Is this accurate information?  What about the Sports bar?

               

              I was trying to get similar information, i.e., days when restaurants are closed but was not able to get a response from them. 

              Thank you in advance!

               

              Hi correak, I wish I could help you with your answers but I can't because our wedding date is 6-12-14. With 50 people did you choose the Gold package? What locations did you choose and have you picked out your flowers yet? I am so confused by Jessica on centerpieces. Any help on that would be appreciated.

              Thanks,

              Kari






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