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LeanneP last won the day on February 17 2017

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    Ontario, Canada

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  • Wedding Date
    March 07, 2017
  • Wedding Location
    Azul Sensatori, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  1. Fear not, I believe Javier is your on site coordinator! Javier was the coordinator for our wedding last year. I worked with him for about a year prior to the big day and I had the opportunity to meet him when we arrived at the resort. I think there was a shift about 2 years ago that moved planning away from Miami and into the hands of each resort instead. With that said, there is an on site team that handles the actual set up so you will be handed over to them once you arrive.
  2. Hi Diane, I am SO, SO sorry for the delaying in responding. I had some issues signing into my account to respond. Unfortunately, the fans and ribbon wands have been sold. I apologize for not updating this posting. I updated my kijiji ad but forgot all about my post on bestdestinationwedding.com. Both items were originally from Oriental Trading company if that helps you at all. I hope your wedding planning is going well and my delay in responding has no cause any additional stress for you. : ) Please note, the raffia fans, ribbon wands and OOT bag items have been sold. All other items are still availble. Offers welcome!
  3. Hi UKbride. Good news, I think there must have been a miscommunication! I married at the Azul in March and had 16 guests. We ended up using the ballroom instead of Plaza Zavas due to questionable weather but I brought sheers, table runners, chair bows, fans, candle holders, etc. and was charged $250US for setup. $2000 does not seem right. Maybe there was some confusion and they quoted the rentals AND setup instead of just setup. Hopefully, an email back to clarify results in a much lower price for you. Please note though that I don't think they commit to a setup only fee until you are on site and they've had the opportunity to review all of your items. Good luck with your planning!
  4. Congratulations! So glad you had such a special day! Just out of curiosity, what did they charge you to extend your reception?
  5. Bumping my post. Any interested brides?
  6. We happily celebrated our marriage at the Azul Sensatori in Mexico on March 7, 2017. I was a major DIY bride and was always on the hunt for good deals and great DIY wedding decor ideas. A huge thanks to all brides, past and present, on the bestdestinationwedding.com forum! Now that we’re back, it’s time to put my office back in order and pass along some of my extra wedding stock. I know as a Canadian bride, it was sometimes difficult to purchase items online as shipping costs were often astronomical. Also, sometime you just need a few more of something and the retailer only sells by the dozen or your local store is out of stock. I remember where I purchased everything as well and am happy to share this information with any buyers in case they need a few more of something down the road or want to colour match! I live in Oshawa, Ontario and can arrange to meet local buyers for pickup or arrange for shipping (at buyer's cost). If you require further information about items or measurements, please email me at lperrier@hotmail.com. I am willing to negotiate prices if bundling several items. DECOR Raffia Hand Fans - $1.00 each 8 - Brand new still with tags 9 - New but with cornflower blue ribbon and white real touch orchid Additional orchids are available. If blue is your wedding colour, some of your DIY work is already done! If not, the ribbon can be removed and replaced to suit your colour scheme. All White Ribbon Wands - $0.50 each 8 - Brand new, never used We ordered white and added a cornflower blue ribbon to each of our wands to coordinate them with our wedding colours. I’m happy to tell you how. The ones for sale are brand new and all white. 12" Blue Chinese Lanterns with Built-In White LED Light - $1.50 each 9 - Brand new, never used, still in original packaging Require two AAA batteries Clear 3 Tier Acrylic Mini Cake/Cupcake Stand - $20.00 Used once but like new Dimensions are as shown in the photo We used this at our wedding to display at small top tier for cutting then mini cakes on the other two tiers. Clear Acrylic Cake Cutting Set - $10.00 set Used once by like new Stainless steel with decorative handles I added white and blue ribbon to the handles. The white ribbon cuff is still in place but I removed the blue ribbon as it had icing on it. Can be easily customized to tie into your wedding motif. OOT BAGS We started buying OOT bag items before our RSVPs were finalized and as a result, ended up with some extra stock. Travel Size First Aid Kits - $1.00 each 9 - Brand new, still in original packaging Travel Size Advil (10 count) - $1.50 each 8 - Brand new, still in original packaging Travel Size Aloe Vera Gel (100ml) - $1.50 each 7 - Brand new, never used APPAREL Rhinestone "Bride" Shirt- $10.00 Rhinestone decal 4" high x 8" wide White v-neck, women’s size 1X Worn once, freshly laundered Tuxedo Shirt - $10.00 Black t-shirt, men’s size L Worn once, freshly laundered We wore these on our plane ride to Mexico. Other passengers thought they were great and we received lots of “congratulations” from random strangers. Ardene Sandal with Jewel Detail - $10.00 Brand new, never worn Size 8 These were my “backup” pair in case of a shoe emergency and were luckily never needed! Rhinestone Necklace & Earring Set - $10.00 Necklace worn once, clip-on style earrings not worn This costume jewelry set really sparkles and looks great on! I wore the necklace on my wedding day and received lots of compliments. I didn’t wear the earrings as I had a set gifted to me by my fiancé that I knew he wanted to see my wearing on our special day.
  7. Hi there. I am just east of Toronto (Oshawa to be precise!). I just had my white, bling and sky/cornflower blue wedding on March 7th in Mexico and will be selling off some items soon. Not chair sashes but other items like raffia fans, chinese lanterns, frames, etc. You may be interested in some items. Let me know what you may be looking for.
  8. Overall, we had an amazingly heartfelt day and a super fun reception with our friends and family. While everyone we dealt with at the resort was super nice, I feel that the onsite wedding department dropped the ball several times. We also feel like there were several attempts to take advantage of us monetarily. Luckily, we still had a great time so I am refusing to let these things tarnish the experience. I plan to write a full, in depth review once I get settled back in.
  9. I am at the Sensatori right now and was married on March 7th, two days ago. I brought most of my own decor due to the ridiculous prices being charged by Lomas. We had two suitcases but it really wasn't that much stuff, just bulky. Table runners, chair bows, gazebo sheers, chinese lanterns, framed signs, candles, raffia fans for the ceremony and maracas for the reception. In the last 1.5 years of planning I had repeatedly heard $5 per person as a typical set up fee so for our group of 16, I assumed about $80 - $100 US for the setup. I couldn't believe it when they advised me just a few hours prior to my wedding that it would be $250 US. I tried to negotiate it down but they would not budge. Any other brides have this happen???
  10. LeanneP

    Wedding Website Help

    @@annie271....Yes, I would still recommend weddingwire.com! I didn't end up using the budget function but instead used an excel spreadsheet where I could also track my to do list. However, the website was great for tracking my guestlist, RSVPs and I also do regular "update posts" for all guests to keep them informed. I also used the seating plan (so easy!) and just emailed a .pdf copy to the resort. Obviously, a website is only as good as the content you post but we have received rave reviews from our guests and it had WAY more visits than I ever imagined so it is obviously being used by our friends and family. I haven't used any others so I can only comment on my limited experience with the one site but it was super easy to use, looks greats and totally impressed our invitees. It gets, and continues to get, a glowing recommendation from me! I wish you the best during your research of possible destination wedding locations and resorts! It's one of the first (and hardest!) decisions but this website will be a invaluable to you as you work your way through the planning process.
  11. Hi there. Where are you from? Canadian and US brides have very different promotions. As a Canadian getting married at the Azul Sensatori, I received very little from the resort itself. Even had to pay for the "free" basic package. Their argument is that we see the savings in the packages offered by our tour operators (Sunwing, Transat, etc.). Apparently, our combined flight/hotel/transfers savings are substantial so we lose the right to free cocktail parties, etc. I would highly recommend that you find a GI Certified Travel Agent as they seem to have access to additional promotions. I had my travel agent chosen before deciding on a resort so I didn't have that advantage. She's been fabulous though so I'm not too concerned on what I might have missed out on. LOL
  12. I can't believe there's only three and a half weeks until our wedding day!!! Most of my to-do list is done with the exception of last minute items or things I am still on the hunt to buy, but that if I can't find, is no biggie. No stress!!! I started to haul out my decor, favours and OOT bag items and was a little overwhelmed by the volume of stuff. Not that I bought a lot but it sure does add up quickly! I thought I might have one suitcase of wedding stuff but I think it will more likely be two. That's a little stressful but many of you have done this before, so obviously it can be done! My biggest priority right now is slowly getting organized but also trying to plan a little R&R and non-wedding related couples activities before we leave. The wedding has consumed so much of my life the last year and a half, that I think it's important to reward ourselves with some non-wedding downtime. I've also been trying to access the Sky Deck webcam so that I can share the instructions with guests of ours that were not able to travel with us. I was successful.....once. I sure hope it works on the big day. Are there any previous brides that have experience with this? Is there anyone else getting married at the Azul Sensatori in early to mid March? Any last minutes advice or tips from previous brides? Javier has been my wedding coordinator too. I don't have any major complaints. He's been very pleasant to deal with. I think sometimes he gets me confused with other brides he's dealing with a suggests things we've already discussed but that's hardly a big complaint. I think they've done away with the Miami office so the wait times for responses are very reasonable. Good luck with your planning!
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