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I have been reading about decisions of everyone regarding photographer times.  I am so torn on this first look!!  I tried to talk to FI about it, if I really want to he will do it, but he asked me, don't you want to see each other for the first time at the church?!  Which I think I really do.  I have booked our photographer from 2-8, (I am considering it an investment!!), so I want to get all the photos we need and plus we are travelling with our guests from Sensatori to EDR Chapel for ceremony and back, we rented 2 mini buses to transport the guests there and back, so I guess photographer is coming along with us, I guess he can take pics, that will be nice!  We leave Sensatori at 3:30 and ceremony is at 4, then back to AS and reception dinner at 6:30.  I have no idea how long our ceremony is going to be and I am assuming we will do all our pics back at AS, but I really have no idea how it's going to all work but really only leaves about a good hour right after the wedding I would think.  This first look would be a great idea, then we could do pics from 2-3:30.  Also I want some getting ready pics of just the girls, but that won't take an hour and a half!  Hmmm . . . for 6 hours, I would really like to get all the wedding party pics and family pics I need! 

Starting to stress about this!  Any advice would be welcomed!!  = )  thank you!

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Colleen, I plan on using the time before the ceremony to get all the pics I can with family, like me and the bridesmaids, my daughter and I, my mother and I, etc.  And the photographer can also get the shots of the guys altogether before hand.  That way, post ceremony, we should only need some shots of us with our parents and immediate family, then just us. 

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Hey Mahaolo,  just wanted to make one comment... you may want to talk to your photographer.... if you take pictures that early in the day, the lighting may be too bright and the pictures do not come out as well.  I am pretty picky about pictures and a lot of times there will be dark shadows from the sun and squinted eyes.  The best time for picture quality is earlier morning and late afternoon/early evening.  If you have an experienced photog, they should be able to tell you the right amount of time to get all the pics you want... I think I've seen most ceremonies are only about 20 minutes.

 

Personally, I think there is something to be said for having the "first look" at the actual wedding and not before, but that is just me... 

 

Good luck!!!

 

 

Originally Posted by Mahalo79 View Post

Hey,

I have been reading about decisions of everyone regarding photographer times.  I am so torn on this first look!!  I tried to talk to FI about it, if I really want to he will do it, but he asked me, don't you want to see each other for the first time at the church?!  Which I think I really do.  I have booked our photographer from 2-8, (I am considering it an investment!!), so I want to get all the photos we need and plus we are travelling with our guests from Sensatori to EDR Chapel for ceremony and back, we rented 2 mini buses to transport the guests there and back, so I guess photographer is coming along with us, I guess he can take pics, that will be nice!  We leave Sensatori at 3:30 and ceremony is at 4, then back to AS and reception dinner at 6:30.  I have no idea how long our ceremony is going to be and I am assuming we will do all our pics back at AS, but I really have no idea how it's going to all work but really only leaves about a good hour right after the wedding I would think.  This first look would be a great idea, then we could do pics from 2-3:30.  Also I want some getting ready pics of just the girls, but that won't take an hour and a half!  Hmmm . . . for 6 hours, I would really like to get all the wedding party pics and family pics I need! 

Starting to stress about this!  Any advice would be welcomed!!  = )  thank you!



 

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Hey girls!!  I wanted to say as of today, we are officially moved from Azul Sensatori to Azul Fives for our June 4th wedding....  it was a stressful decision, but in the long run, we'll get the discounts and everyone we want can attend.... and I will be the only bride that day!  Just want to offer advice to any new brides - make sure you book a block of rooms if it is important to you that as many people as you want are there... I didn't and they do sell-out!!!! 

 

Azul Fives just opened (grand opening was in January) and the posts are nothing like here... but I have found two brides to help me and it looks beautiful, so it should all work out!  I will probably keep lurking on here for advice, since nobody is on the Fives board!!!

 

So I vote Azul Sensatori the best board, Murmel the best advice giver (THANK YOU!) and lovethebeach10 (my wedding weekend girl) the best of luck!!!

 

Oh and a question, how in the world are you all fitting the OOT bags in your luggage!?!

 

Thanks all!!!

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Originally Posted by ginnigurl View Post

 

Hey girls!!  I wanted to say as of today, we are officially moved from Azul Sensatori to Azul Fives for our June 4th wedding....  it was a stressful decision, but in the long run, we'll get the discounts and everyone we want can attend.... and I will be the only bride that day!  Just want to offer advice to any new brides - make sure you book a block of rooms if it is important to you that as many people as you want are there... I didn't and they do sell-out!!!! 

 

Azul Fives just opened (grand opening was in January) and the posts are nothing like here... but I have found two brides to help me and it looks beautiful, so it should all work out!  I will probably keep lurking on here for advice, since nobody is on the Fives board!!!

 

So I vote Azul Sensatori the best board, Murmel the best advice giver (THANK YOU!) and lovethebeach10 (my wedding weekend girl) the best of luck!!!

 

Oh and a question, how in the world are you all fitting the OOT bags in your luggage!?!

 

Thanks all!!!

Congrats on making the decision! I am sure everything will work out wonderfully. We took down as little as possible for our OOT bags. We went into Cancun and bought a lot of the smaller items once we arrived. (snacks, toys for the kids,etc.) It also really depends on the number of guests you have coming, we had 63, so I really had to keep the stuff I brought with us at a minimum. I think I only packed the actual bags, name tags and hangover kit (advil, immodium, lipbalm, bandaids, etc.). Everything else we bought there!

 

Thanks for the compliment! embarrest.gif Glad I can help.

 

 

 

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I'm baaacckkk!  Europe was great...but I didnt get to enjoy it much since I was working the whole time :(

 

Then the legal wedding in Vegas was FABULOUS!!  If anyone is planning to have their legal wedding in Vegas, I highly recommend the Wynn.  The wedding coordinators were amazing to deal with!  They took care of every tiny detail and responded to every email within minutes.  I literally planned the whole thing in 24 hours and it turned out so gorgeous.  Here are a couple of pics...  Its kinda funny to see the height differences in our families (my parents are in the top pic, and his are in the 3rd pic down)

 

The white flowers behind me are not in my hair!  They are in a vase behind me, but look like part of my hairdo...hehe.

 

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Walkway between ceremony and reception (at The Country Club Steakhouse)

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At The Country Club Steakhouse

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Soooo sleeepppyyy

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Originally Posted by JaimeCF2BR View Post

 

I'm baaacckkk!  Europe was great...but I didnt get to enjoy it much since I was working the whole time :(

 

Then the legal wedding in Vegas was FABULOUS!!  If anyone is planning to have their legal wedding in Vegas, I highly recommend the Wynn.  The wedding coordinators were amazing to deal with!  They took care of every tiny detail and responded to every email within minutes.  I literally planned the whole thing in 24 hours and it turned out so gorgeous.  Here are a couple of pics...  Its kinda funny to see the height differences in our families (my parents are in the top pic, and his are in the 3rd pic down)

 

The white flowers behind me are not in my hair!  They are in a vase behind me, but look like part of my hairdo...hehe.

 

DSC_0084.jpg

 

 

Walkway between ceremony and reception (at The Country Club Steakhouse)

DSC_0114.jpg

 

At The Country Club Steakhouse

 

 

Soooo sleeepppyyy

 

 

LOOKS FABULOUS!!!!! Congrats! Next stop MEXICO!!!!

 

 

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Ladies getting cakes, I need some advice.

 

We are not getting a cake for the reception but it just so happens that 5 people coming to our wedding have birthdays falling the week we are there.

I was going to get a small cake for the Welcome Party I am having the day before the wedding as a surprise (One of the birthdays is the Groom's Dad)

 

What did everyone else get and did you think the pricing was ok? It seems expensive to me.

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Originally Posted by MaggieandJay View Post

Ladies getting cakes, I need some advice.

 

We are not getting a cake for the reception but it just so happens that 5 people coming to our wedding have birthdays falling the week we are there.

I was going to get a small cake for the Welcome Party I am having the day before the wedding as a surprise (One of the birthdays is the Groom's Dad)

 

What did everyone else get and did you think the pricing was ok? It seems expensive to me.

The wedding cakes are quite expensive. I would almost wonder if you could ask for a birthday cake specifically and see if the prices might be different. Or wait til you get down there and talk to the resort staff specifically?

 

 

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Not a bad idea! Maybe if they don't hear the word wedding it might help!
 

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The wedding cakes are quite expensive. I would almost wonder if you could ask for a birthday cake specifically and see if the prices might be different. Or wait til you get down there and talk to the resort staff specifically?

 

 



 

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