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Beautiful Set up!  If you don't mind me asking, how much fabric did you bring for the gazebo?  My colors are different, but I want to bring down my own fabric as well!  Where did you buy everything?





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Hi Ladies, sorry I haven't been on in a little while. So I will catch up a little.

I have tried to answer a few posts....my replies are in red.



Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

Jesse...your questions are raising questions of my own.....


1. I recall someone saying on here they don't do a rehersal for the ceremony, they meet up with the groom to go over a few things before hand (which scares me a little, Chris won't be on the most up and up like I would be, you know?)

My wedding party aren freaking out a little...especially my german bridesmaid (they dont' have a wedding party in Germany).  Did any of you ladies just do one of your own?  Will they do one if you request it??  (does that mean you decide who stands/sits where....is there a side the bride is supposed to be on vs. the groom???)


They do no offer a rehersal. However when you sit down with you WC, they run through most things. (ie. who will walk down the aisle, to what music, order, vows, guests seating, etc.) The minister/judge usually meets with the groom about 1 hour prior to the ceremony, to run through the ceremony, and any special requests, vows,etc.. I found it very helpful to have a friend who went to the meeting that reported back to me. That way at least I felt I knew what would happen.


2.  Premium alcohol:  Is it served at any/every bar?  You just have to request it?  (does this include the private functions?)  Is it of extra cost?

No extra cost. You just have to ask, since a lot is behind/below the bar. They had a good selection a the private function, but I really don't remember the brands.


3.  Traveling with Alcohol....how does this work?  Do you just put it in your luggage???  (or did you buy it at the airport?)...I NEVER buy liqour at the airport, nor have traveled with it, so have no clue. huh.gif

If you plan on bring alcohol from at home, you need to pack it very carefully into your luggage, (I would even suggest wrapping it in a few plastic bags, just in case it breaks). If you buy duty-free at the airport, ensure the store has airline/security approved bags that are special sealed. And only purchase them on your last leg of flights, since if you have to transfer flights, you may have to go through security at the airport and will have to give up your alcohol because it would be over the liquid restrictions. You can buy alcohol in Cancun once you have arrived and it's a decent price.


4.  Sunset:  I looked up sunsets in October, and it says 6:15(ISH)  - We are having our cocktail reception on the beach, and the dinner/reception will follow at 7pm......do you there will still be some sort of light at around 7pm?  or does 6:15p sunset mean its gone at that time?   If its dark, do I need to worry about lighting on the beach?????  Does anyone know what the beach lighting options are?  (do they automatically do it for a private function?) - what do they have?

I know you can order torches to be placed around your function on the beach. But really not sure how much light that would provide. Not sure what else they offer.

Originally Posted by 1106wedding View Post

Thanks Maggie - do they not have waiters serving you in other parts of the pool? I just expected there would be, there has been at every other resort I've been to...or are you saying they allowed your guests to be at that pool/cabana? And right now NOBODY is staying in a premium room so we might not be at that pool at all I guess..

The way they quickly figure out if you are premium guests or not,is the towel color. Regular rooms have blue towels, premium have brown towels. When we were there, anyone with a blue towel during the day, was politely asked to move to other pool areas, however after about 3 pm, they didn't seem to care. There are waiters/beach butlers for ALL the pools.  We got drink service everywhere we were on the resort,  however there are more around the premium section. Most times it was just faster to go to the bar yourself for a drink.

Originally Posted by justiner57 View Post

I know this question has been asked a thousand times or more but how many paper lanterns are needed at zavas palace? Also, how many strands of lights? If any past brides has lights you would be willing to sell please PM me.

We ended up using about 12 laterns in assorted sizes for the gazebo at Zavas plaza. Didn't use lights, just the LED throwies. (there is a forum in the DIY threads)


How about the LED lights to go in the Paper lanterns, how does this work?

We ordered the batteries and LED's from dealextreme.com and followed the instructions for LED throwies. Super easy. Then we hung the lights with fishing line into the paper laterns.

Originally Posted by ginnigurl View Post

Hey girls!!!  Things are finally settling down and getting back to normal after our June 4th wedding at Azul Fives... for those of you that remember, we booked and Sensatori, but did not block rooms and it sold out... so we made the choice to switch.  Azul Fives is beautiful and the staff was wonderful.... it went by soooooooo fast!!!!  I would secretly have to stay I still wish we had been at Sensatori, but the wedding would not have been the same without the additonal friends and family, including the photographer!  (We did miss the beach views from our room, but had a 2nd floor penthouse that had good views.... also, the place was only at about 20% capacitiy, nearly deserted - but we did get lots of attention from the staff.....  just a few of the pros/cons)....  I just couldn't bear to leave this AZS Forum, because you have all been so wonderful (Extra kudos to Murmel, Maggie and Jamie!)

 Welcome home Mrs! Beautiful photos, can't wait to see more. You are just beaming in your photos and I really hope it all worked out in the end.pinkie.gif

Originally Posted by justiner57 View Post

Ladies, I need a quick opinion.... I just finalized my seating chart. We have 48 guests coming and were doing 6 tables of 8 people. Since it's a small wedding, I am putting families together instead of doing traditional all wedding party sits together, etc. Plus, my parents recently go a divorce so I am trying to make things as least akward for them and myself lol. But this means putting my dad, his girlfriend with my brother and my in-laws friend with his family. I don't think this should be a problem because my dad knows this guy but doesn't know his family. 


Any thoughts? I just don't think I can set it up any other way to avoid conflict and also to keep everyone else happy. 

We also did not do the traditional wedding party seating. Since most of our wedding party had spouses with them we just arranged the tables so that they could sit together. Our thought to the rest of our guests, as long as at least 2-3 people know each other on each table, they will be fine. For you, keep your parents seperated, but with some familar faces close by, and they should not be able to complain. Plus it's Mexico, nothing is really structured and after dinner, people can mingle, change tables as they please.

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post


Is it pants for men at all restaurants for dinner? or just at Le Chique?

 Technically it's suppose to be all dinner restaurants. However jeans are completely acceptable. And the Mexican, Zoloco and Spoon you could easily get away with nice shorts. However swimtrucks don't count!

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oooooooo...so close, very exciting!!!  You all set?


Originally Posted by karlaandmark View Post

Congrats to all the recent brides - the pictures are just gorgeous!  Less than 3 weeks to go for me, I can't believe it's almost here...


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Thanks for the compliments ladies!


The tall vases were $60 each, including the flowers.  They transferred to the reception for centerpieces.  I was worried they would be too tall on the tables, but they ended up looking really cool! 

I'd actually say that was the best deal I got from Lomas out of the whole wedding!

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post



Did you rent those vases for the ceremony?  (I am assuming they doubled as centre pieces?)

Did you pay for each floral arrangement that sat on them, and the vases for rental?  or was it in a package?  (the $1300 gazebo set up perhaps?)


Congrats again!



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The ocean was good for TTD, but the pool pics just seemed to turn out the best!  Plus, 4 of us in May had the same photographer, so you probably even notice a lot of the same poses.  :)

Originally Posted by justiner57 View Post

Wow your pictures are amazing!! They turned out great, congrats! I see alot of brides doing in the pool pictures for the TTD.... is the ocean not good to take pics in? Just curious.... 


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I'm sure others have given you guys warning...but my onsite WC looked at me like I was crazy when I mentioned the word rehearsal!  At the meeting I kept asking how we should all walk down the aisle and he would tell me "dont worry, i'll tell you what to do when the time comes".  This scared the heck out of me, so I decided on the order of people the day before the wedding, put it on paper, and distributed to everyone (including the WC).

Then I took my girls and my parents the day before to let them practice.

I did your same order except my groomsman went separate, then Talis followed after them.  Then the bridesmaids went alone right before me and my dad.


Also, in case others didnt warn you... the officiant may try to convince your Fiance to face backwards through the entire processional (until you are actually standing there).  If he doesnt want to do this...its OK to say no.  Talis ended up facing backwards through the bridesmaids, then turned around right before I appeared at the top of the ramp.  I wouldve killed him if he missed me walking down the aisle!  :)

Originally Posted by 1106wedding View Post

My guys are walking the ladies down the isle.

I'm thinking:

Groom's Parents

Bride's Mom + 1 groomsmen ( I have one extra guy)

5 Groomsmen + Bridesmaids in pairs

2 Flower girls

Me and my Dad.

Wait, what about the groom? He goes first I guess w/ officiant (who will also hopefully be a friend!)


This is going to be a separate set of research for sure!


I would still like to walk through all of this with the hotel staff, I need them to be on the same page as me.




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Here is the print out I gave to the onsite WC and my friend that stepped in to help if things started slipping.  We stuck pretty close to this timeline.





Originally Posted by 1106wedding View Post

Does anyone have a timeline for their reception?


6:30pm guests seated for dinner

645pm Bride and groom announced

6:45pm Salad served

Etc Etc...





Processional and Reception Order.docx

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