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#61 FutureMrsShue

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    Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

    So how was your wedding at El Cid?

    It is one of my 2 choices to book my destination wedding.

    I woudl love to hear your feedback and see photos.



    #62 FutureMrsShue

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      Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

      Hello Ladies...

      I need some help making my decision on my resort. I really like El Cid. Al thought I fell in love with Dreams in Cancun, but I realize its a little pricey and allot of my family have 4 to 5 people per family. Can become very expensive.

      Im looking for a place that still nice, great service, great food, great entertainement, for a great price.

      So I happen to come across El Cid.

      I find that the packages are very reasonable. And as i read all the reviews, it looks as if i wont know final balance till the very last minute.

       

      Here are the few questions I have

      Anyone know how the daily enterianment is, or if the beach is rocky ? Is there a trolley or hotel transportation that can take us to Playa del carmen or even Downtown Cancun?

       

      What I had in mind was to have our ceremony out on the Jetty

      Coctail hour

      Dinner ( I havent really checked out the restaurants yet) 

      then Dancing on the beach ...My kids would love the idea of the lit up dance floor with a DJ on the beach. ( ok maybe i love it more than they do , but hey im a big dancing kid at heart :)

       

      So and of you Brides who have already done this with ease, please send me as much info as possible :)

      It will be greatly appreciated!

       

      Estella~



      #63 juliempreston

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        Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

        No surprises - you just have to inquire about costs on most things - the lights/dance floor/dj/sound are not included in the package, and are quite pricy.  Make sure to clarify about ages of children for the cost of the banquet if you don't qualify for free - its worth checking out upgrading rooms vs paying per person outside of the package as described in previous posts.. for us it was about the same so we are paying for the extra guests and children, not to mention the hassle of upgrading rooms. (also - we inquired about a separate menu for kids under 6 as they wouldn't eat a 3 course meal and are getting the kids menu for that age free, but have to pay half price for older kids, which isn't a big deal as there are only a couple)  There are also external vendor charges for hair/makeup/photographer etc - so be careful - we are bringing our photographer but she is a guest, so we are not paying the fee, and we are using the spa at the resort for hair/makeup - we got quotes from external and it was very expensive.  Don't be afraid to ask questions and to clarify costs. 
         



        #64 juliempreston

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          Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

          I haven't had mine yet, its Feb 27



          #65 Ktomash

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            Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

            Hi everyone, it has been a little while since people have wrote on here.  Just hoping to get feedback from any brides who have already had their destination wedding at Marina el Cid.  How is planning going for everyone else?  Only 4 months until my wedding! Yahoo!



            #66 2013Bride

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              Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:44 AM

              Does anyone know the costs of the dance floor and dj?

              I have a price list and thought they were quite pricey but then noticed at the bottom of my list that they are in pesos so wanted to confirm what pricing you all had?

              Thank you!!



              #67 Avborges

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                Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

                Originally Posted by 2013Bride 

                Does anyone know the costs of the dance floor and dj?

                I have a price list and thought they were quite pricey but then noticed at the bottom of my list that they are in pesos so wanted to confirm what pricing you all had?

                Thank you!!

                All the pricing I have is in USD.  If you send me an email, I will send you the PDF with 2013 pricing.  avborges81@gmail.com



                #68 2013Bride

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                  Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

                  Email sent, thanks so much :)

                  #69 Ktomash

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                    Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

                    Has anyone seen pics of the hair and make-up that the resort offers?  Wondering if you will be doing it yourselves or will you be getting it done by the resort?



                    #70 2013Bride

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                      Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:04 AM

                      Hey there fellow brides, 

                       

                      Wanted to give you the heads up that they have finally created a wedding website for Marina El Cid.  It is www.elcidweddings.com






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