Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Another question:

Welcome BBQ on the beach...I know some of our past brides did this.....did you include anything?  Just a dinner and some dancing after?  I can't think of anything creative to do at this time...as well, is it dark on the beach?  do they provide lighting?

:)


 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Hi!

 

We did a welcome beach BBQ and it included a BBQ buffet and open bar for 4 hours. We did a slide show before dinner and had music but nobody danced.  It was fun but not sure if it was worth the money.  We got married at Azul Beach and the resort is very small and its very easy to have the restaurants set up tables for large parties which worked out well for us.  They provided lighting but the lighting was terrible...Very hard to see anyone or your food after the sun went down.  We asked for more lighting but they didn't provide any additional lighting...

 

Let me know if you have any other questions.
 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

Another question:

Welcome BBQ on the beach...I know some of our past brides did this.....did you include anything?  Just a dinner and some dancing after?  I can't think of anything creative to do at this time...as well, is it dark on the beach?  do they provide lighting?

:)


 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks!

:)

Did you have to rent the AV equipment for the slide show?  Did you have the slide show on the beach?

 


 

Originally Posted by melfaybik View Post


Hi!

 

We did a welcome beach BBQ and it included a BBQ buffet and open bar for 4 hours. We did a slide show before dinner and had music but nobody danced.  It was fun but not sure if it was worth the money.  We got married at Azul Beach and the resort is very small and its very easy to have the restaurants set up tables for large parties which worked out well for us.  They provided lighting but the lighting was terrible...Very hard to see anyone or your food after the sun went down.  We asked for more lighting but they didn't provide any additional lighting...

 

Let me know if you have any other questions.
 



 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I got the idea for mine from orientaltrading.com, I think they turned out great!  cheesy.gif

 

IMAG0071.jpg

Originally Posted by mbowling View Post

is anyone planning on doing fans for the ceremony? i'm considering it but don't know where to begin for ideas/putting together/purchasing, etc.

thanks!



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


We did ours the day before the wedding from 4p-6p had food and brought out Ihome to play background music. 2 hours was perfect because around 6 people who were still hungrey could go eat and we all went to the mojita bar and continued the party!
 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

Another question:

Welcome BBQ on the beach...I know some of our past brides did this.....did you include anything?  Just a dinner and some dancing after?  I can't think of anything creative to do at this time...as well, is it dark on the beach?  do they provide lighting?

:)


 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

 

Ladies.....

 

I am going to have a cocktail hour on the beach (maybe more like a cocktail hour and a half)....but by the looks of past pics, there is no where to sit during this time.  I am worried it is too long to not have seating as an option....is there an option?  was this an issue for any of you that have had the cocktail hour on the beach? 

:)

 

 

 

We did 2 cocktail parties, and there was no seating at either. (one on the beach, one at Zavas Terrace) However they do set up some bar height tables for people to place drinks/food on. I think if you were to simply request the waiter to grab a chair for someone who needed one it would not be a problem. But the time really does fly by and you'll hardly notice that there were no chairs.

 

 

 

Originally Posted by justiner57 View Post

 

Tisha wow these pictures are amazing! I absolutely love them, I'm so happy you wore your actual dress. It looks so great, I was debating between wearing mine and buying a cheaper dress to trash haha. But you totally just confirmed that I will definitely be wearing mine. Just curious, how was the dress after the shoot? Was it completely ruined?

 

Tisha- WOW! Stunning photos. Very sexy and I am sure you are thrilled with the results :)

 

Justine- we did a TTD as well, and my dress was much cleaner after the swim then after the wedding party. It seems the salt and sand got most of the black dirt off the bottom edge of the dress for me! LOL (Keep in mind, depending on the fabric of your dress, it may or may not fare as well in water. Mine was lace over nylon and satin layers)

 

Originally Posted by bride19 View Post

 

Totally forgot to post about the OOT bags!

OK, so we did bags for everyone, when really we should have just done 1 per room. We spent a ton of money on them, and a lot of time as we hand stamped everything. Only two people used them throughout our trip, but people appreciated meds, sunblock, aloe vera, and candies. Really, I'm not sure if it was worth it but you have to get your guests SOMETHING for going through all this trouble and expense. I'm glad I did it but if you could think of something else...

 

We did OOT bags and our guests loved them! I think we saw almost every guest using the bag at one time or another. We also included some meds, lip balm, small snacks, pen, and welcome booklet.

 

 Quote:

Originally Posted by Meldrum05 View Post

 

Has anyone purchased one of the gazebo packages? We're going to go with the exotic gazebo but haven't seen any pictures from other brides. We might leave out the sheers on the posts though, not quite sure how I feel about them yet.

 

Anyone have pictures or did anyone see different set ups while you were there?

 

Thanks

We did the exotic gazebo package. But when I got to Mexico, I said I didn't want the bouquets hanging from the gazebo. Instead they placed one on the table for the ceremony, and the other was at the dining location. We also asked NOT for the 'candy stripping' and to just hang the sheers instead. (Our WC had no problems doing this, at no extra charge. But I know some girls were not as lucky) (This is the closest photo I have...sorry it doesn't show the table with the flowers on it)

ml_169.jpg

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by brit canuck View Post

 

I live in a small village called Sharon, which is just above Newmarket but I did work in TO at Yonge and Wellesly until recently. 

 

I know it's a far drive, but the TO area girls are getting together June 21 or 22 at Square One Mall. (check out the Toronto Get Together forum)

 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

 

Ladies...I have been looking on etsy at these luminare candle covers....I don't know if they would be too light(with outside winds at Zavas)?

Did anyone have candles?  anyone planning on using candles?  I just don't want to have to pack up all the glass candle holders....will be too heavy to travel with I Think.

??

We had tealights in glass holders and they all blew out. Unless you can find the battery operated ones, I would not bother.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are doing a "welcome s'mores bonfire party" at 8pm on the beach!  It's $12 per person and includes a bonfire, 2-hour open bar, smores, fondues, fruits, etc. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ladies,

 

I was hoping that someone who has already had their wedding or been for a site visit, can put me at ease.  I had planned to have my reception at Zavas Plaza, but unfortunately, it never got reserved and is being used by another bride.  As I don't want the wedding on the beach and or completely inside, my wedding coordinator has reserved Zavas Terrace instead.  I have about 70 guests attending and she has assured me that this space will accommodate all, including a dance floor.  Any observations you have about this location for a reception would be appreciated.  I'm also not crazy about the color scheme (yellow and red) and have heard mixed reviews that there is little or no breeze.  I'll take all the good and the bad, so don't hold back.  I would prefer to be prepared and not completely disappointed.  Am I over thinking the negatives of this location?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



That sounds awesome.  I don't see it listed on their banquet menu :(  I just emailed our wc to ask her about it.

 Thanks for sharing :)

Originally Posted by Mnd3A View Post

We are doing a "welcome s'mores bonfire party" at 8pm on the beach!  It's $12 per person and includes a bonfire, 2-hour open bar, smores, fondues, fruits, etc. 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Congrats to the recent brides, Bryteyedbride and Melissa!!  Can't wait to see more pics.  :)

Originally Posted by jroberts View Post

 

Hi Ladies,

 

I was hoping that someone who has already had their wedding or been for a site visit, can put me at ease.  I had planned to have my reception at Zavas Plaza, but unfortunately, it never got reserved and is being used by another bride.  As I don't want the wedding on the beach and or completely inside, my wedding coordinator has reserved Zavas Terrace instead.  I have about 70 guests attending and she has assured me that this space will accommodate all, including a dance floor.  Any observations you have about this location for a reception would be appreciated.  I'm also not crazy about the color scheme (yellow and red) and have heard mixed reviews that there is little or no breeze.  I'll take all the good and the bad, so don't hold back.  I would prefer to be prepared and not completely disappointed.  Am I over thinking the negatives of this location?

 

 

Is the Zavaz Terrace the one on the outside of the building?  I was thinking it was another spot by the pools.  I know the other bride that got married on my wedding day used that location and she had I believe, 63 guests.  I walked by the set up and it looked really nice.  She hasn't mentioned any negatives and her pics look great. 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×