Hotel Marina El Cid BRIDES
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:14 AM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:31 AM
Located at Hotel Marina El Cid, our breathtaking wedding destination is nestled amid aromatic plants, turquoise waters, ancient Mayan culture, and world-renowned beaches. We provide a captivating setting for intimate gatherings and grand celebrations alike. Exchange vows on our private beach as the sun sets over the sparkling Caribbean. Host elegant candlelit dinners in our oceanfront restaurant. Treat the groomsmen to a round of golf or reward your bridal party with a morning at the luxurious El Cocay Spa. Hosting just one celebration at a time, we guarantee the exclusive attention of our planners and caterers. Discover true romance with a uniquely Mexican flair at this stylish Cancºn wedding hotel.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:43 PM
Hi there! I am getting married at the Marina El Cid on November 12, 2012. I just sent in our 50% deposit on the wedding package. As far as getting info, I have found it best if I email Deyanira (WC) in Spanish by using google translate because my fiance speaks Spanish as well.
I have gotten quite a few things from her so I will try to figure out how to attach them. Any specific questions of things you would like to know? I know of another bride doing her wedding there this spring and I am going to ask her to send pics and tell me about it after the wedding.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:01 AM
First off, congratulations on the fast-approaching wedding day!!!
I did get an email back from the weddings department at the resort, and they sent me photos... but that's it. I will post those here when I get a chance. I do have plans of making this thread very informative... but it's proving difficult lately to find the time to sit down and do that. So far, all I have is a date!!!
We are thinking we will have about 30-40 people there. Do you know the pricing on having the dinner in the restaurant as opposed to outdoors? We are thinking about doing dinner in the restaurant (apparently there's one with 180 degree views of the ocean???) and then having the party outside, if that's possible.... we're hoping that will help keep the costs low...er.
Where are you having your ceremony/reception? I was hoping to get married at a resort with a gazebo... but I did sacrifice that by going to the El Cid. I have walked along the beach at the El Cid before (I stayed next door at the Now Jade) and I have worries about doing a beach ceremony and having people walk by... so I think I am going to go with the jetty, although I hear it is quite windy out there.
I am under the impression that they do 1 wedding only per day... is that right???
Thanks!!! I am so excited that there are two of us on this site!!! And our weddings are a month apart!
Can't wait for it!!!
Are you having a more intimate gathering of people, or a larger group?
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:12 PM
Here are some photos of the ceremony and reception sites
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:14 PM
From the Marina El Cid Website: http://www.elcid.com/weddings/Cancun.cfm
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:44 PM
I'm glad we got to connect through email. If there are any other El Cid brides out there - join this thread!
I just found out that we cannot have a dance in the restaurant We were hoping to do the dinner and dance inside the El Marina restaurant (this is the one with the ocean views). I think this is the wedding day schedule we will do:
4:30 champagne toast
4:30-5:30 cocktail hour at El Scaramanga Beach bar ($20 per person)
5:30-7:30 or longer? dinner at El Marina (the only drawback is that this restaurant looks kind of far away on the resort map)
7:30-10pm dance and cocktails on the beach?
I don't really know costs for having the private dinner at the restaurant (I think $40/person instead of $80 you pay for outside), but then I have not checked on the cost of just a dance outside. Maybe we will just end up doing all of it outside, which I heard is $80 per person over 10 ppl.
We invited over 200 people but are only expecting 40ish.
What are your thoughts on my schedule? Any other questions? I am wondering when all of this will be confirmed. Deyanira told me we just need to know the total number of guests 2 weeks before the wedding.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:48 PM
I'm glad that we were able to connect too! The El Marina is the restaurant that we are planning on having our dinner at too. We haven't figured out a schedule for ours yet, but we were thinking about skipping cocktail hour. We decided we will just let the guests do what they please for about an hour... if they all go to the lounge or whatever they please... and then have dinner at the El Marina (for the view). We were planning on doing the party on the beach.
I like your schedule though!!! Are you guys planning on doing photos during the cocktail hour? Are you using your own photographer? I will email Deyanira about the costs of the dinner and the options available, as well as the cost of the beach party.
Where are you guys traveling from?
I live in BC Canada and we have our group flying using a group quote our TA got for us. We initially had about 150 people on our guest list, but once we saw the cost per person for the dinner/reception, we decided to pull back a bit on our invites. We ended up inviting about 80 people and we anticipate about 40 people to come.
Have you bought your dress yet? I am still looking... planning on looking for one in about a month. I am still trying to decide on colours too... Have you decided on colours or a theme? So many little things that actually seem to influence quite a bit!!!
Nice hearing from you
Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:47 PM
We are traveling from Los Angeles, California, but have a lot of guests coming from Minnesota and Mexico as well. We are using a travel agent as well and going through Delta Vacations. I think we will try to book the photographer to start photos around 3pm so my fiance and I can do a first look and take some photos then. Then we will do a bunch during the cocktail hour as well - but hopefully not miss the whole thing!
After looking at that map I sent you I am actually considering El Alcazar for the reception and El Marina for the Groom's Dinner instead - it seems like it is the farthest restaurant from the hotel. If you do the dinner in a restaurant and then the party on the beach, how much time will you give for dinner and how will you tell everyone to wrap it up and get out to the beach?
I bought my dress a few weeks ago, it is full length, lace and V neck in front and back. It won't come in until August! The length was special ordered, because I am quite short.
For colors, I am doing light green, light yellow, and burnt orange. It was actually very easy for me to decide on these! I sent out my Save the Dates about 1.5 months ago - they looked like passports and I made them myself. What are you going to do for Invitations?
Have your guests started booking?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:08 AM
Hi!!! Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I have been busy, first with guests booking, and then with life!
Well, I am going to email the wedding coordinator today to work out pricing so Jeff and I can make our final decision about how we are going to coordinate the entire day.
I am going to go look at dresses next month. I am looking at a couple right now, and I think I am going with lace as well, but I am thinking strapless and form-fitting.
I think I have decided on colours as well. We are going to do antique gold, blush pink, and seafoam... I want to go for a vintage-y romantic feel. The majority of our guests have paid their deposit for the trip and final payment is due on May 24th. It is a HUGE stress relief now that people have partially committed to the wedding so I have a better idea of numbers. So far, 31 people (including ourselves) have paid their deposit, and we have a few more couples who are waiting until closer to the date to see if they can make it. As for invitations... after we talked to the TA she said we needed people to book ASAP... so we seriously had no time at all for save-the-dates or invites. I still want to send out invites though, seeing as it is part of the wedding planning process so we are going to send some out very very very soon!!!!
Do you have the WC's email? I'd like to email her right away to get more information so we can commit to some more concrete plans regarding the dinner and dance.
Have you guys planned anything else since your last message?
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