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About Cj1053

  • Birthday 05/22/1984

Wedding Information

  • Wedding Date
    December 31, 1969
  • Wedding Location
    Azul Sensatori
  1. I was one of the few who were selected when going through Mexico customs. They made my fiancé and the rest if my family keep going. They opened my decorations bags and I told them that I was getting married. I showed them my dress that was in a bag and explained it was all table decorations and they let us move on. I lucked out and didn't have to show receipts or anything.
  2. You don't have to be staying in the adults only section to go over to that side....but obviously no kids allowed in adult only pool. We had many guests stay on the family friendly side but come over to the adult only pool to hang out. My parents stayed on the premier side with a swim up. We went to their room and hung out with them at their pool one day even though we were not in premier. However if you don't know someone in premier I wouldn't go get in their pool as it is more private. As for what room...we booked a basic room but were notified that we were being upgraded to the honeymoon suite for the whole stay. We were there 6 nights I believe. We didn't have to pay a difference and it wasn't based on how many nights our guests were staying. The suite was gorgeous with a beach front view!!!! While we lucked out and were upgraded, my understanding is that upgrades depend on availability. We actually had many of our guests upgraded. I had a friend upgraded to another honeymoon suite and many to swim ups on the adult side. Hope this helps Thank you! We are so happy with how it turned out. We did our photos and video as a package with Sarani Photography. I want to say the video was originally $1,000 but I'm not 100% sure as we did a package. Also, Sarani was great and gave us a discount to try and off set the vendor fee.
  3. I used the on site salon and I felt that she did a good job. I did a trial with her as well a few days before.
  4. No worries. I stressed over this and bought so many different colors to see what I liked before finally deciding. (Side note...we brought fishing line so they could hang the lanterns) I bought pink, mint and white. 12in, 16in, 20in. If I remember correctly I think we decided to not use all of the 20 inch as they were pretty big. I would not go smaller than 12 in. We bought 28 lanterns but I think we only used 24 of them. Sorry it's been a few months so hard to remember. We did not buy lights for the lanterns. The center lantern they put up was on a light, so it lit up. @@lauralc Thank you! We were so happy with how it turned out. We bought the regular paper lanterns. We used icicle lights to wrap around the poles.
  5. @@carrieandsam We went with DJ All Music. Ahead of time our WC provided us with a packet and we filled out songs we wanted for entrance, first dance, cutting cake, during dinner, after dinner, etc. I also told him he could add songs if needed. He did a great job.
  6. Thank you so much! We got the lanterns from http://m.paperlanternstore.com We also went with the DJ. He did a great job. During our first dance he had the bubble machine and it turned out really nice.
  7. I am so sorry I am just seeing this. Haven't been on the site in a while. We let the wedding planners know that we wanted to go there after the reception. We had no idea a live band would be playing. There was not a live band there every night of the week so I guess we lucked out. Yes, they played fun dance music. My brother requested a song when we came in but not sure if other people were requesting songs. It was a blast though! Hello ladies We got our wedding photos and video back and we love them. We went through Sarani but used a photographer from her team. I would highly recommend them. I would also suggest getting a video. I didn't realize how much the video would mean to us until we saw it. I was amazed by how good of a job they did. It did cost more to add the video, but it was worth every penny. Thank you Sarani for this amazing video. It's the perfect way for us to look back on our wedding day. If you ladies want to check out the video Sarani photography did, here is the link...
  8. We didn't do seating place cards at the rehearsal dinner but we did at the reception and I highly recommend it. I heard many stories about people holding seats for others and not having enough seats and couples being split up. We assigned the seats and it worked out great and no issues or complaints with the seating. For the rehearsal we brought hand painted maracas that said Mexico on them and one was at every seat. We brought icicle lights for reception. We had 20 something paper lanterns at different sizes and 3 different colors. Different decorations for each table (they were simple). Vases for tables that we put the bridesmaids flowers in. The only thing I feel like we missed out on was we forgot to do the drinking of the champagne together after we cut the cake. We did the introduction of bridal party and groom/bride, traditional first dance, father daughter/mother son dances, speeches/toasts, cutting the cake, garter, tossing of bouquet...etc. I think the time you do things will depend on what time your ceremony is. Our ceremony was at 6 and sunset was shortly after. The reception started at 7 and went to 11. It has to be done at 11. By 11 a lot of people were done. I feel like it was good timing. My husband and I stayed and did 1 last slow dance by ourselves while everyone else who wanted to keep the party going went up to mojito bar to meet us. It was so nice at the end of the night to do a dance all alone and soak it all in. (Picture attached) We then went to mojito bar and there was a live band. They played a song and we entered and everyone blew bubbles and rang bells. It was a blast. We stayed for an hour or so and danced to the band. quote name="Kimmyc22" post="1871973" timestamp="1410887136"]Did you do any type of seating placecards or decorations? Did you feel like you missed out on any of the traditional receptions stuff? I was thinking dinner at cocktails from 5-6 and dinner at 6:30. What did you have your group do for the rest of the evening?
  9. Hi We used the spoon dinner and it was actually up to 40 ppl. It was then $25pp over 40. The food was wonderful. It was a set menu. Not the same food that is served during the normal spoon dinner. Had a soup, salad, chicken or steak and then dessert. They also made a signature drink for the dinner to serve people as they came in. We got married on a Sunday and did the dinner the night before as a rehearsal dinner.
  10. We did symbolic and the WC sent us a few different versions that are popular and we chose one and slightly changed it. Not sure on whether you can change the legal one or not.
  11. We just had it on the plate it came on and it looked nice. They also provided us with a cutting set.
  12. We didn't use LED lights and I thought it turned out very nice. However, I bet LED lights would look pretty too. We had 20ish lanterns that were 3 different colors and different sizes.
  13. We brought regular plug ones. At the top of the poles they have plugs. We brought 7 strands in case one broke on the way or didn't work.
  14. We got vanilla rum! The flavor was good. Hi Alison, Tres Leches is my husband's favorite and they didn't have it as an option.
  15. Our reception was also at Plaza Zavas and it was more than enough light. They have lights they turn on. The DJ also had some lighting and then we added icicle lights on the poles of the plaza. I would highly suggest adding the Xmas lights on the poles as it looked amazing.
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