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Regarding sushi...not sure if it's at this resort but on my site visit, we ate at the japanese (sushi) restaurant at both NOW Jade and NOW Sapphire and it just wasn't that good. I know it's not Azul but we walked away thinking to ourselves "ok, we just won't go for sushi when in this part of Mexico" - and we LOVE sushi!! Maybe we're super picky but I don't think it was just that...anyways, maybe AS is smart and knows they can't mass deliver a good sushi product? I would respect them for that. Ok, the end!

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Interesting what you're saying. I'm so nervous about the 190+ we're inviting, I really don't want more than 75 and when we went through our list and highlighted the "most likelys" we came up with 89! I'm getting married on the sky deck (NO DOUBT ABOUT IT)..did it seem like the 80 figure might budge a little if needed? You've given me hope that my actual guest list will stay smaller than I'm thinking!!!

 

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ARe you positive you will have 150 ppl ? we sent out over 300 invitations and had 80 put down deposits and ended up with 60 ppl going...There aren't very many options for parties that large so if you are absolutely positive you're going to have that many ppl, then I believe its just the beach and the ballroom...if you're not sure than I wouldn't worry myself about location until you're pretty positive about the size of your group..I only say this b/c I stressed about this as well in the beginning, worrying we would have over a hundred ppl and I wouldn't get the sky deck...everything worked out in the end =)

 

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Awesome, okay! You obviously had people select beforehand? My WC said I could offer 3 pre-selected choices with 80+ people which I think we'll have but what if I give them 3 options and we only get 70 people? I guess that's a question for her...

 

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We chose the chicken and fish (mahi mahi) menu option. I think it was $18 pp.  Everyone enjoyed it and it was plenty of food. We also figured if anyone was still hungry they could go somewhere else ..its all inclusive...we were trying to stick to our budget.
 

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In addition to the extra 10kg each, is there a limit on the number of suitcases you can take?

 

And do you know how the extra weight is purchased ahead of time? :) thanks so much!!! i've been trying to get this info from our travel agent and off of the sunwing site, but i'm not getting clear answers.

 

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We are flying Sunwing...which is very limiting already for baggage. We upgraded to their Plus section which gives us 10Kg more each. I am just trying to pack very carefully. I plan on packing later this week, and if I find I am over weight I can purchase extra weight from them ahead of time....or upgrade some of my other guests and just give them a bag.

 

 

 

From what we have been told, 2 check in pieces maximum, up to 30kg (split between the 2 total). Plus your carry on. Extra weight we have been told is $10 /kg! It's insane...hence why I am trying to pack very carefully.

 

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Chiming in on the conversation about private meal options!  I just asked our WC how the options worked because I was really confused by their catering packet. Here's what the she said:

 

 For the pick and choose menus, you are able to pick 2 dinner entrees for guests. Everyone gets the same appetizer and dessert that you choose. However, the dinner entrees need to be decided 45 days in advance, meaning youâ€d have to ask your guests if they prefer chicken or steak (or whatever two entrees you choose). They canâ€t decide when they get there.
For the family style, petit gourmet and bbq deluxe menus, you pay a per person rate and you receive everything listed on the menus. You donâ€t have to select anything specific…you get it all!

 

We'll likely go with a private reception because we're going to have only 20-30 people.  It's cheap enough to do a private meal, and we'll likely hover right around the 25-person minimum that Azul Beach has for the semi-private restaurant meal.

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Michele - Check out this thread for ceremony scripts:

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/21660/share-your-ceremony-script
 

There are some really great ones there.  I teared up a little when I read through them!  It's making me seriously rethink our decision to do the legal wedding.
 

Originally Posted by Michele4172011 View Post

Does anyone have any ceremony scripts they can share? Or links I can view on the forum?



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We sent out about 275 invitations and I budgeted for about 100 people. I am 7 weeks from the drop dead booking date my TA and I came up with and we are at about 55 right now and I would Say confidently we will end up at 75 or so. There were 30 or more people that were "WE ARE SO GOING" then emailed or called that they weren't. It's odd but I would talk to your guests and get them to book right away to get a better idea of a final number. GOOD LUCK!

Originally Posted by mzgillis316 View Post


ARe you positive you will have 150 ppl ? we sent out over 300 invitations and had 80 put down deposits and ended up with 60 ppl going...There aren't very many options for parties that large so if you are absolutely positive you're going to have that many ppl, then I believe its just the beach and the ballroom...if you're not sure than I wouldn't worry myself about location until you're pretty positive about the size of your group..I only say this b/c I stressed about this as well in the beginning, worrying we would have over a hundred ppl and I wouldn't get the sky deck...everything worked out in the end =)

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You guys are saying that the 20% they're offering you is off of the website prices. What are the TAs quoting your guests? I'm curious to see what kind of discounts you're getting -- we're expecting 150 people or so; so I'm wondering how much Azul Sensatori's willing to negotiate with us!

 

Also, it sounds like for 150 people, the only options we're going to have for ceremony, cocktail, & reception sites will be the beach or ballroom; is that right? Or are there other places in the resort that you think we could do a cocktail hour at?

 

Thanks again -- great help!


 


 



Email me at maggieandjay2012@hotmail.com I can send you the script our WC sent us. She said I could edit it however I wanted since we are doing a symbolic ceremony

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Does anyone have any ceremony scripts they can share? Or links I can view on the forum?



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I think you really have to be honest with who you think is a close family member or friend that will come and base your decision making on that.  We only sent out 40 invites to close family and friends and 30-36 people are coming (6 are still trying to book at other resorts).   We will party with all our other friends when we get back!
 

Originally Posted by 1106wedding View Post

Interesting what you're saying. I'm so nervous about the 190+ we're inviting, I really don't want more than 75 and when we went through our list and highlighted the "most likelys" we came up with 89! I'm getting married on the sky deck (NO DOUBT ABOUT IT)..did it seem like the 80 figure might budge a little if needed? You've given me hope that my actual guest list will stay smaller than I'm thinking!!!

 

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ARe you positive you will have 150 ppl ? we sent out over 300 invitations and had 80 put down deposits and ended up with 60 ppl going...There aren't very many options for parties that large so if you are absolutely positive you're going to have that many ppl, then I believe its just the beach and the ballroom...if you're not sure than I wouldn't worry myself about location until you're pretty positive about the size of your group..I only say this b/c I stressed about this as well in the beginning, worrying we would have over a hundred ppl and I wouldn't get the sky deck...everything worked out in the end =)

 



We travel to the Carribean from Canada quite a bit and always overpack (we've used a variety of air carriers).  They have never charged us for baggage on the way there but will most likely charge you on the way back (they are a lot less tolerant over there - likely b/c they know they stand to make money).   In saying all this - upgrading to a plus package definitely is a good idea and provides ease of mind!

Hardly any more "sleeps" murmel!  woot.gif

 



 

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Originally Posted by arkae View Post

In addition to the extra 10kg each, is there a limit on the number of suitcases you can take?

 

And do you know how the extra weight is purchased ahead of time? :) thanks so much!!! i've been trying to get this info from our travel agent and off of the sunwing site, but i'm not getting clear answers.
 

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Originally Posted by murmel View Post


We are flying Sunwing...which is very limiting already for baggage. We upgraded to their Plus section which gives us 10Kg more each. I am just trying to pack very carefully. I plan on packing later this week, and if I find I am over weight I can purchase extra weight from them ahead of time....or upgrade some of my other guests and just give them a bag.
 


 


From what we have been told, 2 check in pieces maximum, up to 30kg (split between the 2 total). Plus your carry on. Extra weight we have been told is $10 /kg! It's insane...hence why I am trying to pack very carefully.
 



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Updated list, but I think we are missing some people, Gimmie a shout if your not on the list

 

January 2011

Arkae – January 21, 2011

Audrey1281 – January 22, 2011

Murmel – January 24, 2011

NV&GMS – January 26, 2011

 

February 2011

Less is More – February 19, 2011

 

March 2011

gingerlover36 – March 26, 2011 (AB)

 

April 2011

dakotaAZ – April 2, 2011

KristyMichelle - April 3, 2011

Michele4172011  - April 17, 2011

gems2104 - April 19, 2011

Mahalo79 – April 25, 2011 (EDR Chapel/AS)

Chapa – April 30, 2011

 

May 2011

TLGnhci – May 2, 2011

mmc1105 – May 6, 2011

JaimeCF2BR – May 7, 2011

Nikki O – May 7, 2011

amcferron – May 13, 2011

MaggieandJay – May 15, 2011

*Lyndsey* - May 17, 2011

beaz2be – May 27, 2011

Bigboponthebeach – May 28, 2011

bryteyedbride - May 28th 2011

Vic0214 – May 31, 2011

 

June 2011

ginnigurl - June 4, 2011

gom4good - June 9th 2011

jazz04 – June 12, 2011

Mrs Goose - June 25th 2011

 

July 2011

karlaandmark July 19th 2011

LMMDC – July 23, 2011

Lynsey – July 25, 2011 (EDR)

LauraMInn - July 30, 2011 (AB)

 

August 2011

Herbie76 – August 2, 2011

Jwashing - August 6, 2011

 

October 2011

1106wedding - October 22, 2011

mwise17 - October 24,2011

 

November 2011

Jesse Nov 12, 2011

 

 February 2012

msmarmar123 – February 11, 2012 

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