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Hello All Past and Future Brides!

 

I am having a very difficult time deciding between a Legal and Symbolic wedding because I am concerned about the Judge or Minister not being able to speak very good English.  I have seen a lot of wedding videos (some at Azul) where the judge/minister speaks very bad English and you cannot understand what he/she is saying throughout the entire ceremony.  We are having our ceremony videotaped professionally and it would be so much better if we could understand what is being said at the ceremony.  I really want to do the legal ceremony but now I am leaning more towards the Symbolic ceremony and getting married in US before or after the wedding. 

 

Do you know if the Ministers for the Symbolic Wedding speak better English than the Judges for the Legal Wedding?

 

Is anyone having a friend or family member performing the ceremony instead of hiring a Minister?

 

I was wondering what other brides are doing? 

 

Looking forward to hearing from everyone and thank you!! J

 

Melissa

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Have any of you seen the uncoverd chairs with satin bows?  I have my heart set on satin bows with covered chairs, but just found out its $5/chair just for the cover!  I dont think satin will hang right on their uncovered chair, but I am hoping someone has a picture and can prove me wrong!

 

Less is more...I know you are doing satin bows for the reception...are you doing with or without covers?

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Is there any way you could email me the template you used?  For some reason I can't open attachments on here.  kmasiroff@hotmail.com

Thanks!!

 

Originally Posted by nv+gms View Post


Hi Miriam!

Welcome back!  Did you get delayed by the snowstorm on Wednesday????  Great pics!  Can't wait to see ours! 

XO Natasha
 

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Hello Ladies,

So I am finally back to the real world! Our wedding was stunning-could not have asked for anything better. All of our guests had an amazing time, and the wedding coordinators on site are super. Don't stress too much, they will make everything perfect! I will be trying to get my review and planning journal done in the next week.

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So our photographer has posted a few shots on his blog:

http://www.taylorjacksonphoto.com/blog/destination-wedding-at-azul-sensatori/

I can't wait to see the rest, and the TTD session!



 I had them double as centrepieces.  I loved them. 



Originally Posted by melfaybik View Post

Hi,

 

Where in the reception location did you have the tall glass vases and hanging corsages transferred to?  Thats a great idea!

 

Thanks!

 

Melissa

  


 


 Free wedding pkg worked best for us.  I created a spreadsheet and compared what was offered in each one compared to what I would still have to add.  In the end - the free wedding suited us much better and saved us money.



Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

What wedding package did everyone choose?  I am undecided (on a lot of things), but am not sure if it makes sense to do the "free" pkg, and then add all the private reception pieces we want, or just go for a biggie (gold or whatever its called) and if that will be cheaper in the long run?

Wondering what other brides are going with......

 

:)

**sometimes I avoid coming to this site because I feel so unorganized...you all sound like you know EXACTLY what you want and I am so not there!!!!!!!  undecided.gif



 My bridal studio packed the dress full of tissue paper to keep the overall shape.  My dress was a simple silk gown and it looked like a big ball gown by the time it was fully packed!!  The airline did the best to try an accomodate the dress in the overhead compartment (yuck) but it still was folded in half.  I pulled it out the day after we got to the resort and it looked absolutely perfect!  The bridal studio I used told me not to steam the dress - just to hang it near a bathroom and run the hot shower - I didn't need to do this.  Also - if you are really worried - the resort offers same day steaming/pressing for brides - and I remember thinking it was cheap. 



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Question for the recent brides-- how did you transport your wedding dress? And did you steam it onsite? Starting to worry about how well my dress will hold up during the travel...



 

 I used powerpoint for our brochure:

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Originally Posted by MaggieandJay View Post

Does anyone have a templete for a tri fold bouchure? I am getting ready to start putting together something to send to everyone that booked

Thanks for any help in advance!


 


Natasha_and_ Guys_ pre_ travel_ brochure 2.ppt

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Originally Posted by Nan View Post

 

You sure sound like a very professional electrician Murmel! LOLwoot.gif

LOL! Not at all. But the LED DIY project was easy :)

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by melfaybik View Post

 

Hello All Past and Future Brides!

 

I am having a very difficult time deciding between a Legal and Symbolic wedding because I am concerned about the Judge or Minister not being able to speak very good English.  I have seen a lot of wedding videos (some at Azul) where the judge/minister speaks very bad English and you cannot understand what he/she is saying throughout the entire ceremony.  We are having our ceremony videotaped professionally and it would be so much better if we could understand what is being said at the ceremony.  I really want to do the legal ceremony but now I am leaning more towards the Symbolic ceremony and getting married in US before or after the wedding. 

 

Do you know if the Ministers for the Symbolic Wedding speak better English than the Judges for the Legal Wedding?

 

Is anyone having a friend or family member performing the ceremony instead of hiring a Minister?

 

I was wondering what other brides are doing? 

 

Looking forward to hearing from everyone and thank you!! J

 

Melissa

We had the symbolic and our minister spoke really great english. She did a wonderful ceremony.

I know nv+gm  had the legal ceremony, and they asked for an english speaking judge and got one.

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by jazz04 View Post

 

Murmel,

 

When did you do your cocktail party? and where was it?

We had 2 cocktail parties. Our guests arrived on Saturday, so we had a welcome party on Sunday. It was held at the Zavas Terrace (I posted a picture a few pages back). And the wedding was Monday, and directly after the ceremony we had a cocktail party on the beach right beside the wedding gazebo. There is a picture posted in my hotel review.

 

 

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I am doing the satin sashes for the reception.  I was told that the chairs are covered at the privite reception so thats why the satin sounded perfect. I am doing the yellow organza sashes at wedding ceremony to coordinate with the yellow sheers.  I think you will be okay Jaime.  I orginally wanted the satin at the ceremony but i found it difficult to match the tiffany blue sashes with the sheers ( to many shades of blues would through me off).  SO I took the safe way out lol! I do believe another bride did the satin and they looked beautiful.  Just make sure they tie the knots tight so they don't slip! $5/chair cover was away to steep of me. Plus my mom would ruin it for me if they had any wrinkles......don't ask.  Growing up we ironed our bed sheets....why?.......She always said it would make us sleep better. LOL

Originally Posted by JaimeCF2BR View Post

Have any of you seen the uncoverd chairs with satin bows?  I have my heart set on satin bows with covered chairs, but just found out its $5/chair just for the cover!  I dont think satin will hang right on their uncovered chair, but I am hoping someone has a picture and can prove me wrong!

 

Less is more...I know you are doing satin bows for the reception...are you doing with or without covers?



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Jessie:

Thank you so much!!!  I think you are right, I am going to have to compare the actual prices and what I was planning on adding and seeing if it makes sense.  I have a gut feeling I will be going with the free package as most of the others have mentioned.

I am not sure about photographers yet!!??  I am still working on that one!  :)

 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

What wedding package did everyone choose?  I am undecided (on a lot of things), but am not sure if it makes sense to do the "free" pkg, and then add all the private reception pieces we want, or just go for a biggie (gold or whatever its called) and if that will be cheaper in the long run?

Wondering what other brides are going with......

 

:)

**sometimes I avoid coming to this site because I feel so unorganized...you all sound like you know EXACTLY what you want and I am so not there!!!!!!!  undecided.gif



 



Originally Posted by Jessie View Post

I switched to the sweet free package because I compared the packages, and the other packages really offered nothing that the free package offered that I even cared about, except for a bride's bouquet, which certainly isn't going to cost $2500 or more.  What I did is print out a list of all the packages and compared them side by side.  Then I looked at what was offered in the the more expensive package(s) that wasn't offered in the free package, and then figured out if it was worth the extra money.  I figured I was WAY better off starting at zero and building from there than paying a few thousand dollars for basically nothing (and my uncle is a wedding photog, so I don't need that).  The things that are available on the Gold package that are not available on the free package are:  spa hairstyle for bride and haircut for groom, blood test, photographer, logo beach bag, romantic sunset cruise for bride and groom.  If you want all of those things and they are worth $3,500 for you, then go for it.  I think the big thing is the photographer.  Figure out what you want to do for photography and I think you'll have your answer.

 

You can kind of keep looking at it as you are planning and change your package at anytime if it seems like there is one that might fit you better.  Good luck!

 

And keep checking out this site.....it will definitely help you figure out what you want/need and what your options are at the resort.  Everybody on here is at various stages of planning, so no need to feel intimidated!! 

 

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What wedding package did everyone choose?  I am undecided (on a lot of things), but am not sure if it makes sense to do the "free" pkg, and then add all the private reception pieces we want, or just go for a biggie (gold or whatever its called) and if that will be cheaper in the long run?

Wondering what other brides are going with......

 

:)

**sometimes I avoid coming to this site because I feel so unorganized...you all sound like you know EXACTLY what you want and I am so not there!!!!!!!  undecided.gif


 


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I would like to be cheeky too!  :)

Please PM me too....It sucks to be the new kids on the block sometimes!!!shitfan.gif
 

Originally Posted by gems2104 View Post

Hi can I be checky and ask you to do the same for me as Im still in noob status?

Thanks so much

X
 

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Hi,

 

Can you please PM me your brochure?  I do not have permission to open attacments.  Also, can you send me a picture of your centerpieces?

 

Thanks!!

 

Melissa

 

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 I used powerpoint for our brochure:

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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Does anyone have a templete for a tri fold bouchure? I am getting ready to start putting together something to send to everyone that booked

Thanks for any help in advance!


 

 

 


Natasha_and_ Guys_ pre_ travel_ brochure 2.ppt

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THANKS BIGBOP!!!!

I do feel much better after the really nice messages of how late others are on things
 ( I guess misery really does love company!)   Appreciated....many, MANY more questions to follow...I am going to look up the DJ you are using....any particular reasons why you chose him over some of the others the ladies are going with?

 

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Were just the bride and groom greeted by a waiter with a tray of Mojoitos or were all the guests greeted with the Mojoitos?

All of our guests! cheers.gif

 

Also I have (hopefully) managed to post my resort review.

Here's the link:

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/azul-sensatori-hotel-by-karisma-all-inclusive/reviews#4221

 

If that does not work, it's under Resorts/Villas, Azul Sensatori.

 


Great review, Murmel! Tahnks so much for sharing your thoughts and feedback with all of us B2B's! Your insight answered alot of nagging questions I had and helped me plot and plan a few more things. Quick question:  What was the total cost of the Cocktail Party you held on the beach right next to your ceremony site? That's a great idea and I'm thinking about doing the same...Thanks! 
 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

What wedding package did everyone choose?  I am undecided (on a lot of things), but am not sure if it makes sense to do the "free" pkg, and then add all the private reception pieces we want, or just go for a biggie (gold or whatever its called) and if that will be cheaper in the long run?

Wondering what other brides are going with......

 

:)

**sometimes I avoid coming to this site because I feel so unorganized...you all sound like you know EXACTLY what you want and I am so not there!!!!!!!  undecided.gif

Also, I forgot to mention to you that there is no reason for you to feel unorganized. We are all at different planning stages and we are all here to help each other. I too am REALLY undecided on alot of things re: our wedding, but I find that by coming here and reading up, I'm able to narrow down my desires versus things that don't catch my eye. These ladies are great, so lean on us if you need help! If it makes you feel better, I am 3 months away for our big date and haven't sent out invites yet. ;-)  WELCOME!



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Hello Melissa (I am a Melissa marrying a Chris in October of this year)  cheesy.gif

 

I am unsure of what we are doing for this part either.  Can a minister not perform the legal cermony? 

I didn't even think about their English not being the greatest...hmmmmmm.....

I think I will still have the legal cermony either way, I just feel like it won't feel as special if I do it before...I know a lot do though and say it was great!

Good Luck...it will be awesome either way!

 

Mel
 

Originally Posted by melfaybik View Post

Hello All Past and Future Brides!

 

I am having a very difficult time deciding between a Legal and Symbolic wedding because I am concerned about the Judge or Minister not being able to speak very good English.  I have seen a lot of wedding videos (some at Azul) where the judge/minister speaks very bad English and you cannot understand what he/she is saying throughout the entire ceremony.  We are having our ceremony videotaped professionally and it would be so much better if we could understand what is being said at the ceremony.  I really want to do the legal ceremony but now I am leaning more towards the Symbolic ceremony and getting married in US before or after the wedding. 

 

Do you know if the Ministers for the Symbolic Wedding speak better English than the Judges for the Legal Wedding?

 

Is anyone having a friend or family member performing the ceremony instead of hiring a Minister?

 

I was wondering what other brides are doing? 

 

Looking forward to hearing from everyone and thank you!! J

 

Melissa



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