Hotel Marina El Cid BRIDES
Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:20 AM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:00 AM
Originally Posted by Avborges
Hello everyone! I'm now to this site but I'm actually visiting Mexico and yesterday I did a site inspection at the El Cid among other resorts. The wedding site location is all I ever dreamed of. So private and intimate. We also visited the Royal and I absolutely hated all the blue chairs on site. We are very close to picking out site. Our only concern about el CID is that they only have one pool. Has anyone noticed if they have additional bars? We are concerned our guests might be a little bored. Any thoughts? Good luck to all!
Can I ask which location you liked for the wedding and the reasons behind you liking it?
How is the beach there, did it seem rocky?
The El Cid is one of the resorts on my list...
Hope the rest of your trip is fantastic!
Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:57 AM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:32 AM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:22 AM
To all the ladies, where are you planning to get your hair and makeup done?
Also, who is your photographer?
Also, I have just received our contract and hope to sign it soon. If anyone needs, I have just received an email with bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. Please email me if you need it: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:40 AM
So excited!! We are now booked at the El Cid for June 15, 2013!!!
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:56 AM
Hello El Cid Ladies,
We've had the huge pleasure to tell a gorgeous wedding story at this location and really loved the resort and the staff. Deyanira is spot on and great to work with!!!!
Here are a few images to help you dream about your big day:
Pictures by: Sol - del Sol Photography (http://delsolphotogr...leries/?gal=707)
Flowers by: Eventos Euforia
Guest Count: 80
Good Luck and Happy Planning!!!!
Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:05 PM
Hi ladies! I'm happy to have found this thread - we are planning on booking Feb 27, 2013 (not leaving us much time I know, its just what works best for us and our familes). I just sent Deyanira back the form about our preferences for the wedding - she said that this is what I need to "book" the date? We still have lots of questions at this point as far as ceremony/reception locations costs etc. But are really hoping to keep it very laid back and not worry about all of the little details - from what I've read about Deyanira she is fantastic and I am looking forward to working with her! For those of you who have booked already do you have any suggestions?
At this point we are not working through a travel agent - we are just north of Calgary, Alberta and have found prices through expedia or through CAA/AMA with westjet to be much better than through a TA. I have contacted the hotel and they have lots of rooms available so I'm not too worried - we are sending out hotel/booking info to our guests tonight, with the suggestion that they get on it asap.
Could those of you above with info about flowers/centerpieces/ dance floor rentals etc please send me the info? email@example.com
Thanks so much!
Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:26 PM
I do have a copy of the lights/sound pricelist if anyone would like a copy they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What we have learned so far: You can hold your reception at one of the a la carte restaurants at the resort - the WC indicated that the cost of the meal at one of the restaurants is included? Not certain if this is for all guests that are staying at the resort or if she means the 10 people included in the wedding package. Cost per person outside of the package on the beach is $70 for a 3 course meal, $80 for a 4 course meal. At the a la carte it isn't a private function and she recommended having everything privately on the beach.
She indicated that we can customize the package that we choose, as I am planning on making my own brooch bouquet, and we are bringing our own photographer - I did mention this but she didn't comment if there are additional fees? Does anyone know their policy on outside photographers?
I found that she wasn't responding to my emails at first - then we connected briefly via skype, and now we email back and forth daily - I'll ask some questions and then I'll get an email back the next morning - so this is going well based on what I've read!
Lastly - I also have a link to a lot of pictures of the resort/weddings/restaurants/etc that she sent me that you are welcome to request from me - just send me your email and I will forward it on!
Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:38 AM
El Cid charges $100 outside-vendor fee to use a different photographer. However, if your photographer is also a guest at the resort, this fee is waived.
Also, if you and all your guests stayed a combined 30 nights in a Platinum room, the $70/$80 meals are free - regardless of the number of guest... and it would also include your guests not staying in platinum rooms.
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