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ng2015

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  • Wedding Date
    December 31, 2014
  • Wedding Location
    Azul Beach Hotel, Mexico
  1. ng2015

    Tina's Peacock Wedding Planning Blog

    @@talicea7812 I feel your pain about bridesmaids. Unfortunately 2 of mine acted in such selfish terrible ways right before and during my wedding that I haven't spoken to them since we've gotten back from Mexico and that's been 4 months already. They were really such horrible people that were supposed to be my friends but we're too jealous and selfish to look past themselves...on the one hand, I'm glad they're out of my life but on the other, I feel awful that I had to find out during one of the happiest times of my life. I'm glad though that you have your beautiful family! @@KaraEbeth how have things been for you? I miss our fb/bdw chats!
  2. @@dustinmeghan hair and makeup wouldn't be an outside vendor...you just have to pay a daypass for them to come work then leave. as for the DJ, I just had my wedding there 2 weeks ago and used an outside DJ...we paid for a room and put the DJ and Photographers name on it so that we wouldn't have to pay the outside vendor fee for each then just used it as the grooms day of room @@dustinmeghan we used the family style menu for the reception and did the deluxe BBQ on the beach for our welcome event. Everything was delicious! I'll try and upload the menus here
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  4. @@soon2bmrsgrey Congratulations!! This forum is amazing and so useful....there are a few other threads for other Karisma locations and for weddings happening this year at Azul that would also be helpful to read through. Let us know if you have any questions Happy planning!!
  5. Hi ladies, Does anyone remember the dimensions for the tables at Blue Terrace (the square tables)? I'm trying to buy a runner to go across all the tables if I put them in a "U" pattern. Thank you!
  6. @@KaraEbeth Thanks! now I just need to see what sales are like at the end of the summer. Like I said on fb, we might just hit up the costco/walmart there for things like sunscreen and aloe gel instead of bringing it with us. Although I'm scared that they won't have that stuff in January (even though it's Mexico and I would think that they have that stuff year round). @@MariCorrea23 Wow! That's a surprise about Lucy and the flowers!! I would just do what Kara said and say that you're bringing in fake flowers and then make your own accommodation for an outside flower company. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to have them delivered to the door of the hotel. You'll have to do what Talicea said in her blog and have them delivered to the gate and send either the groom and groomsmen to get them or someone else that's trustworthy.
  7. @@MariCorrea23 my wedding is January 2015. I see what you mean about September in the fine print. We're going to have approximately 30 rooms so I just asked to see if they'll work with me. Like I said, you gotta put up a fight sometimes but they usually come around.
  8. @@malika2014 it's "Azul Beach Hotel Brides!" It's a closed group so you can search for it but have to be approved. @@MariCorrea23 My first wc left so I was assigned Lucy Menna. I would just ask to be switched to her. Also, that's not a lie on social media. The link I gave in the previous post is straight from the Karisma website. I just checked and for some reason the direct link isn't working however if you google Karisma Always and Forever, it's the first link that comes up (Memorable Moments...) and it'll take you straight to where it says that it's complimentary if you stay for 7 or more nights and book a minimum of 5 rooms at 3 nights (for your guests). Either your wedding coordinator or your travel agent needs to get with it! I've been dealing directly with Karisma for that stuff and they never said that you can't bring in outside stuff. They're just going to charge depending on what it is. So if you want to bring in decor or favors, they'll charge a set up fee of I think $5 per person up to a max of $250 for everyone (depending on how much stuff you want them to set up). As far as outside vendors like photo/video/dj/flowers you can either pay $800 per vendor or book a room and put the vendors names on it for 3 nights (whichever is cheaper).
  9. @@MariCorrea23 I agree with @@KaraEbeth, I think you should switch coordinators because as long as you fulfill their criteria, the always and forever package should be free. See http://www.memorablemomentsweddings.com/Karisma-Design-Event-AlwaysandForever.cfm Also, I think that that is one of the most frequent and annoying complaints about Karisma, that they are so difficult to deal with. Every wedding coordinator gives you a different answer. I finally got a coordinator that I like and is responsive (usually about a 24 hour turnaround time). Before that (for like 5 months), I had to fight for everything. Every single Azul Beach bride I've spoken with has said the exact same thing...that they had to argue for everything. BUT, all that aside, they say that it was worth it because the on site coordinators make up for everything and are so nice and easy to work with (read accommodating). So with that I say, don't go looking for an off site location. You're flying all that way to have that scenery. Just find creative ways around it. I was told that they can't waive the day pass fee for my 3 out of 70 guests who are staying off resort and coming to our welcome bbq and wedding reception, meanwhile, in some document that was emailed to me earlier this year it says that as long as they are attending a 4 hour private event (which both events are) that they can waive the fee. It's like their head doesn't know what their body is doing. Check out Talicea's blog at http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/76182-tinas-peacock-wedding-planning-blog/ because she went through everything recently and had even thought about going off resort as well until they accommodated her (which they always will). Hope that helps! @@KaraEbeth I want to show you my OOT bags but don't know how to attach pics here so I put it on fb lol
  10. @@KaraEbeth Yes, that's me on facebook I got my bags today from wedding chicks!! So excited. They're simple but pretty. I wanted the "Hola Amigos" bag and the fiance wanted the "Bienvenidos" bag...I figured I'd let him have this one lol. As for what we're putting in it, I figured I'd stuff the bottom with paper to fluff it up then put in: advil packets, pepto packets, emergen C, water bottles from the hotel, sunscreen and aloe vera gel that we are thinking of buying in Cancun at costco or walmart, and sunglasses. I found the sunglass website either here or on the fb azul beach page. I called to request a sample and I got it today also. I requested the cheap $0.63 cents Blues Brothers glasses...the link is http://www.sunglassville.com/BluesBrothers-SunglassesBlack They're cheap in quality (what did I expect for $0.63 honestly, but they'd be great for the weekend) and nice for pictures to see everyone in the same black wayfarer sunglasses. Hopefully I won't break the bank on these bags lol. @@MariCorrea23 I agree with KaraEbeth, take a look at Talicea's planning page. You can bring in fresh flowers from outside but if you want to use a florist (as opposed to buying flowers in town by yourself) they'll try and charge you an outside vendor fee and a setup fee. Talicea figured out how to get around that and not pay the outside vendor fee. If you're bringing some things for your own decorations and/or favors, they'll charge you a setup fee anyway. The amount charged depends on how much you want them to set up but if you have a lot of stuff, it should be a flat fee of $250 total. Hope that helps! Keep us all posted
  11. @@KaraEbeth They look fabulous!!!! Congratulations! I placed my order about 2 weeks ago so I'm still waiting on them. I can't wait. Now begins the hunt for finding what to put in the bags! I feel like no matter what I put in there, it's still going to look empty. Have you had any thoughts on that?
  12. ng2015

    Tina's Peacock Wedding Planning Blog

    @@talicea7812 Congratulations on the little girl! Your pictures are beautiful by the way. She did a great job!!
  13. @@MissJen3 I understand now...gotcha. I was thinking the same thing although my fiance doesn't want to give sample sized sunblock and such but if we don't we'll go broke just on the OOT bag contents lol
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