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TinkerSofi

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About TinkerSofi

  • Birthday 06/04/1988

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    Canada
  • Interests
    Dancing, sewing, crafts

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  • Wedding Date
    August 12, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Azul Fives Playa del Carmen
  1. TinkerSofi

    Azul Fives 2016/2017

    I second what @@snswedding2016 said. We booked in May of 2014 so that was a while back. The only company that does chartered flights to AF from Canada is Air Transat so we went with them as well. Sometimes your TA is able to negotiate better promos or deals but it really depends on the time of booking. Who are you using for TA? Does she have a lot of experience with Karisma? Originally we wanted to go with Gran Caribe in Cancun, but our TA hadn't really worked with them and so when we got their quote we didn't like their terms. Among other things, they also only offered every 21st free. That's when our TA suggested AF and she had already worked with them many times. Anyway, when she said they would give us that deal, that was just another things among the many reasons why we chose it. I just got an email from Karisma yesterday saying that every 6th person is free with some conditions. I imagine it's only for US brides, but maybe they're willing to cut you a better deal than the 21st person for free.
  2. I downloaded the video from their website using an app. I believe I used Apowersoft Video downloader for Mac. There should be one for PCs as well if that's what you have. I tried many applications but that was the only one that worked
  3. TinkerSofi

    Post Wedding Sale!

    I think I paid $300 or 350 for set up costs. I can put one hell of a christmas lights display for $2500 here at home haha. I had a lot of decor, but what brings up the set up fee is if they have to hang anything, rather than if they just need to put things on tables and stuff like that. I still don't regret it though
  4. It takes sometime between 40-50 seconds. I know someone had timed it, but honestly when you're there that's the last thing on your mind haha. My song was longer than that, but they just faded it out when I got to the front. You could watch the past videos and get an average from that. That's what I had done
  5. we met I think on the third day we were there. The appointment took a couple of hours and you will really go into all the details then . The main thing for now is for you to have all the things you have to pay for, but then you go over your timeline in detail and you will get a chance to make any last minute changes if you wish. We signed the waiver, but as I was getting my hair done Lucely came over (our coordinator) and told us the forecast was clear so we would go ahead and do everything outside. That was such great news. Then Claudia, the Lomas coordinator, asked me if I wanted to add chair covers from the vintage elegance theme for the ceremony for $100. This was also as I was getting my hair done and I said yes. We had 35 chairs and I thought it was a good deal at the time. I was glad I did that because I didn't have much decor, and it added a nice touch when I got up there .
  6. We did a sweetheart table and then the bridal party sat with their significant others. The reason why we did that was because we only had 30 guests and it would have been 7 of us at the imperial table, so I felt like the rest would have looked a little empty. Certainly give them a call to finalize your details before you pay. I didn't have a final call, I think it's something new that they do now. I would go through your summary in detail and make sure you're paying for the right things. Don't make any payments unless everything is correct. They take a long time to refund your money so you don't want to give them extra. I paid $200 over and they took so long to refund it that I just spent it at the spa at the resort Also, we didn't pay before my deadline. No one was answering my e-mails so I paid about a week late. They didn't say anything. I wouldn't be too worried , especially if you've been trying to get a hold of them and they are the ones not answering.
  7. It is! I found when the center pieces came together that I could finally picture what it all would look like. i'm kind of regretting not using gold haha. it looks so pretty
  8. @@Kjmenden I'm really sorry that you had that experience. However there are certain things that bothered me about your "review". I understand I'm a bit late to the party, but I feel like I need to say what I think. 1- Your bridesmaids "thought things wouldn't get set up on time" so they did it. You forget these guys do this day in and day out. I am sure your wedding would have been set up wonderfully had you let them to their job and not jumped the gun based on when and how you thought things should have been done. 2 - "The reviews from inside bloggers" - I'm sorry, but with only 3 posts and one of them being this super negative one, the one that seems to be getting paid is you, not us, who have planned this wedding down to every detail on these forums. There is no way you can prove that people are getting paid to write reviews and while I am sorry that you had a bad experience, it is not universal. 3 - "The dump of a room that your husband got" - My husband actually got one of the new rooms. It was very nice. So again, your experience is not universal. All you had to do was politely ask for another one, if you were that picky. 4 - Room service - yes, if you call at 1:30 AM it usually takes them longer because, well, you're not the only one who orders room service. 5 - People got sick from the welcome dinner - This seems to me like it should have read "I suspect that it was the food" because you can't prove it. Some of our guests also got sick, but we narrowed it down that it was probably due to us using tap water to brush our teeth. We also can't prove it, but hey, it's what happens when you travel sometimes. I can't blame the resort and neither did my guests. 6 - What exactly do you expect by posting this review? I understand that you are angry, but honestly, just because you had a bad experience it doesn't mean that everyone will. It is also not the place to hijack someone's thread, who by the way, has pretty much her whole wedding planned out, just to voice your opinion and make others second guess their choice. I supposed that had you stopped thinking about yourself for one second and actually checked out the forums you would have realized that. Too much to ask I guess. I could go on, but honestly, what for. I don't expect you will read this, because you're obviously just going around and ranting in random places, but at least know that your kind of negativity is not welcomed here. @@ashhtayy i'm loving the centerpieces. I think the mason jars turned out really well! I also had a bit of a disappointing run with spray paint. it's a lot harder than I thought! haha. I can't wait to see it all with the flowers
  9. Juan has a fade, so yeah, it was totally an issue for him. One of his friends is a barber, so she cut his hair while we were there haha. When we went to Argentina for 2 weeks he ended up walking into this place and he didn't like the haircut. He's very picky and he wanted to just go anywhere in town when we went to Mexico. As someone who is also picky with her hair, I strongly suggested against it haha.
  10. @@ashhtayy it was totally fine for us. No one was using their phones to look at their meal. We didn't rent anything else. The string lights were just for decoration but they don't light up the place much. I didn't feel like it was too dark.
  11. @@calgarybride2015 haha, I thought no one replied to this . It's good until May
  12. We got the memorable moments package and still brought our own decor. I had some string lights to put behind the gazebo and I think that's what brought our set up fee a little higher. We paid $250-300, I can't quite remember. Definitely hanging things up is what brings the cost up haha, otherwise it's not that much. They did explain to us that the money they charge is just divided up between the guys that actually do all the set up (so the hotel doesn't keep that money) and that's why they ask for cas. They did a great job so I didn't feel like it was unfair.
  13. TinkerSofi

    Calgary Brides!

    @@ashleynv I sent you a PM! If I had to do it again I wouldn't go to the same place for alterations for me (where I bought my dress). I feel like they way overcharged me. My mom got her dress altered with a lady that lives by our house and she paid a lot less for a lot of work haha and it looked great! I can ask for her name and phone number . I haven't heard anything about Sonia's
  14. Thanks ladies. Yes, it was a lot of fun, partying till the sun came up pretty much haha. @ thanks, I can't take the credit for the decor. My mom and aunt did everything. My aunt has a home decor store and she is very crafty. She teaches painting and crafts classes, so you can imagine haha. It was all on the simple side, but she's awesome at taking a couple of things and making it look beautiful .
  15. @@snswedding2016 yeah, I wish we would have been able to do a honeymoon right after. I agree with you, I didn't feel like we rested much while we were there haha. It was still so awesome to see everyone and i'm so happy we went with a DW. I had totally forgotten about the wedding part too while we were there haha. I think that's what helped me to relax on the day of, that I had been hanging out with these people for almost a week and it was never a dull moment. I knew the wedding would be awesome I don't blame you! I'd be reading those vows every day too ahah. Juan actually wrote his that morning....on a hotel notepad bahaha. I actually burst our laughing when he pulled that out during the ceremony. It was just so him though and I loved it .
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