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Donna - the price I got does not include airfare.  My guests are flying mostly from Chicago and DC, but like I said, that wasn't rolled into the price.  Maybe ask your planner for a breakdown of the price - ie, how much for hotel, airfare, etc.  Also, maybe ask her to go back to the resort and see if she can get a better price....that's what I did.

 

We are going in November 2011.

 

Good luck!

 

Originally Posted by irishdonna View Post

Really? where were you flying from?

 

and i was told that was pp=(  

also when did you go?



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Try checking with Flight Centre or something to confirm that is an accurate price...seems way over to me. If you find cheaper quotes on your own, try telling Luxe you want them to match it.

 

 

Originally Posted by irishdonna View Post

$2300 for everything. Flight A/I from vancouver.

I booked Luxe to help and for less stress, i'm new to BDW and have just read horrible reviews about Luxe =( Now i'm stressed!



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Originally Posted by irishdonna View Post

 

I want AS for my wedding! *pouts* lol

I'm from canada and decided to pay for a wedding planner who will do all the dirty work for me=) Not realizing how simple it is to just work with the planner at the resort i want (should have looked into it a bit :S) So i started off filling out an application with my wedding budget, how many ppl will be attending and how much i want my guests to pay etc...

So my wedding planner comes back with AS for my price range and a reasonable price for my guests. My fiance and i checked AS out and fell in love! Then my planner comes back after going to the supplier with alomst double the price we wanted to pay, personaly and for our guests=( I'm so bummed, but she said to wait till mid december to see if prices go down.

I had to vent lol Just curious if anyone was quoted $2300 pp for a week at AS? when i "book" thru their website it comes to $1505....weird.

When we starting looking for prices a year in advance it was very expensive as well. We were quoted $2100 out of Toronto (including airfare, transfer, and hotel) back in January. We waited til April and the price was $1315 (same deal as before). We are getting married January 24, 2011. So it's likely you just have to wait a little while, and keep asking! 

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Hi ladies!

 

Tisha-- I love love love your engagement photos. Were they taken in Maryland? If so, I would love to know more details. I have been wanting to do them, but wasn't sure where to turn.

 

Gemma-- I am getting married 2 days before you, so we will probably see each other there! I may also do just white for the ceremony decor, with a splash of tan and maybe one color. I figure that my MOH and mom will have pretty colors on. I just can't decide. Feel free to PM anytime and we can chat. Nice to know I have someone so close!

 

Question-- has anyone heard of a steel drum band they have at the resort? I was thinking this would be a great option for the welcome cocktail party. Either that, or we can put reggae on our iPod. I want something different than the reception.

 

How about ceremony music? What is everyone doing?

 

Thanks XOXOXO

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Hi Michelle,

 

Yes, the pics were taken in Alexandria, VA.  The girl who did them is just getting into photography but she did such a great job.  There's a place called Glen Echo Park that looks great for pics too. Not sure where you're located.  It was a bit far for me.  I also liked an area in Georgetown. 

 

I just started working on my ceremony music and all today.  I think I am going to play some soft sax music before the ceremony, and I'm thinking I may walk down the aisle to Can't help falling in love with you, by Ingrid Michelson.  Non-traditional but it's a beautiful song. :) 

 

That's about as far as I've gotten for that. 
 

Originally Posted by Michele4172011 View Post

Hi ladies!

 

Tisha-- I love love love your engagement photos. Were they taken in Maryland? If so, I would love to know more details. I have been wanting to do them, but wasn't sure where to turn.

 

Gemma-- I am getting married 2 days before you, so we will probably see each other there! I may also do just white for the ceremony decor, with a splash of tan and maybe one color. I figure that my MOH and mom will have pretty colors on. I just can't decide. Feel free to PM anytime and we can chat. Nice to know I have someone so close!

 

Question-- has anyone heard of a steel drum band they have at the resort? I was thinking this would be a great option for the welcome cocktail party. Either that, or we can put reggae on our iPod. I want something different than the reception.

 

How about ceremony music? What is everyone doing?

 

Thanks XOXOXO



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First.. Meredith!!! Hope you have a wonderful time in Mexico. You will be a beautiful bride!!! thewave.gif
 

Gemma,

We got married on Oct 10, 2010 at AS. We had 27 guests and both the ceremony & reception were on the beach.

We LOVED our beach ceremony and the reception. We only needed 4 round tables for the guests and the sweetheart table in the middle. We did rent the dance floor for everyone to dance - probably it wasn't necessary. I do not recommend the yoga place as your reception area... depends on the number of tables you need to setup, it's really hard to set it up around the poles. That's why we decided to have the reception on the beach right next to the ceremony area. It's near the BBQ area and the bar. So we were able to use the existing bar and BBQ area was used to cook our food FRESH! It's really up to you what you want. We wanted BEACH everything and we LOVED it.

 

We had Erick Rodriguez for 5 hours. It went by sooo fast. I wish we had him for longer but we got all the pictures we wanted in 5 hours. The more is better... but we couldn't afford additional hours. I would say you need minimum of 5 hours - 30 min getting ready, 30 min ceremony, 30 min family pics, 1-1:30hr two of you, 30 min dance,speech, etc, 1 hr eating, 1hr or more dancing, etc....

 

You can check out my wedding planning journal (link is provided on the signature) for the makeup & hair. I had Amy and she was GREAT! I had no complaints :)

 

Originally Posted by gems2104 View Post

Hi ladies

 

In need of some real help. Have only just started to make plans for my wedding next April 19th. Have got my dress and wedding rings bought but now starting to think about the details for the resort.

 

Started to think about colours but finding it really difficult. Was thinking of having all white (flowers, chair cover, bows and organza over the wedding area) but not sure. Does anyone have any pictures they could forward to me to help? Any colour would give me an idea.

 

I've started looking at the recpetion areas and was thinking of having it on the beach as we're getting married on the beach. Has any had their wedding and reception on the beach? If so what was the layout like and was it ok to be on the beach or would you recommend another area?

 

I was hoping to get a seperate room for the night before the wedding so we didnt see each other on the morning of the wedding. Has anyone done this and how much did you pay?

 

Ive got a package already paid for with the photographer, but was wondering who you would recommend out of the 2 choices the hotel offers? And how long to have them for? As my package only covers and hour and Im not sure how long the wedding etc will take.

 

I was thinking about getting my hair and make up done at the hotel and was wondering if anyone used their services or did it themselves. Which is better?

 

Sorry for so many questions, didnt realise getting married abroad would need so much organising and decision making. Thought it was meant to be easier. I was sooo wrong!

 

Thank in advance for anyones help

 

Gemma

XXXX



 

We had Family Style reception dinner. I am not sure about BBQ but the Family Style dinner was a lot of food. Nobody finish the platter. I posted a picture of our family style dinner platter somewhere page 1060s. We didn't have cocktail hour and we are glad we didn't. We just opened the bar early for everyone to get their drinks (to make sure they stay around the area). We had more than enough food that I would've been MAD if we had cocktail hour where everyone was full from little finger foods and not able to eat our delicious robster tail, steak, shrimp, chicken, ribs, etc. But it's all up to you what you want to do!!!
 

Originally Posted by mzgillis316 View Post

Hey Ladies...I'm sure its been bought up before but has anyone done the BBQ deluxe buffet for their reception or cocktail hour? ...we were thinking about having it for our welcome party...There is a lot of food listed but I'm unsure as to how much food they actually give you... if its a pp rate do they make just one peice  of steak for each person ? I'm confused

 

btw CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE UPCOMING NOVEMBER BRIDES!!!! :)



 

I LOVE steel drum - not too Mexican so we decided not to do it. I thought there was a band that plays steel drum - you can check it out on the LOMAS website.

 

Just a note... the site WC asks you for the following music:

1) Music for bridesmaids entrance

2) Music for bride entrance

3) Music for signing the paper

4) Music for exit

 

We did not consider music for all these... but luckily we had extra music to play. Make sure to have all 4 music ready to go.
 

Originally Posted by Michele4172011 View Post

Hi ladies!

 

Tisha-- I love love love your engagement photos. Were they taken in Maryland? If so, I would love to know more details. I have been wanting to do them, but wasn't sure where to turn.

 

Gemma-- I am getting married 2 days before you, so we will probably see each other there! I may also do just white for the ceremony decor, with a splash of tan and maybe one color. I figure that my MOH and mom will have pretty colors on. I just can't decide. Feel free to PM anytime and we can chat. Nice to know I have someone so close!

 

Question-- has anyone heard of a steel drum band they have at the resort? I was thinking this would be a great option for the welcome cocktail party. Either that, or we can put reggae on our iPod. I want something different than the reception.

 

How about ceremony music? What is everyone doing?

 

Thanks XOXOXO



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