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Thanks ladies!! It seems the policies at AS change very often, or each WC tells us something different!

I've asked my WC about this, I'm hoping I can use Fresa!

One more question about Fresa, hoping either of you can help: I can have them provide only certain services, correct? I don't need everyhting for our ceremony & reception, we're looking to have Fresa only do cupcakes, cake, and maybe some decorations.

 

JSAL- Is the resort charging you for having Fresa come in to set up for your wedding? And what is pricing like, on average? I requested info from Fresa, but haven't heard back yet. From what I've read in earlier posts in this forum was that they were way cheaper than Lomas prcies. I feel like everyone is cheaper than Lomas LOL

 

Speaking of which, our cocktail & reception locations, which we thought we reserved & confirmed,  actually weren't available [after I mentioned the location, my WC then decided to tell me about how they changed locations w/o telling me] BC of this we have to do reception on the beach, which is fine, but changed our entire layout & decor! So now we requested sheers to hang around the area and poles for lights, etc. Lomas wants to charge me $100 PER SHEER- for ONE piece of fabric, and they're telling me I need 12!!! Isn't that crazy!! I guess I'll be lugging a bag full of sheers down myself mad.gif

Originally Posted by GinaP View Post

Jenny I was trying to use Fresa but my WC told me they were not allowed however Kristy from Fresa told me she did a wedding there this month! So I resent an email to my WC to try and get her to let me use them. I'm waiting to hear back! I think it's worth try asking your WC and getting price quotes from Fresa!

 

Originally Posted by jsal4 View Post

I am allowed to use Fresa for some reason. I've emailed my WC twice to confirm and both times she said Yes. Maybe their policy has changed? Maybe they are only allowed for 2012 weddings and the policies changed for 2013? They should really give an explanation to you as why the vendor is not allowed.
 

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Hola Future Brides! I would like to add my best friend's name on this list! Nancy D - September 5, 2012. I am her Wedding Planner/Coordinator, Travel Agent, Best Friend, Adviser and More! I live here in Mexico and taking care of everything for her. If anyone have any questions, I would be more than happy to advise with answers to questions that I know. Have a Amazing Time Planning Future Brides! :cool:

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Hola Future Brides! I would like to add my best friend's name on this list! Nancy D - September 5, 2012. I am her Wedding Planner/Coordinator, Travel Agent, Best Friend, Adviser and More! I live here in Mexico and taking care of everything for her. If anyone have any questions, I would be more than happy to advise with answers to questions that I know. Have a Amazing Time Planning Future Brides! :cool:

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Hey Ladies... get this wonderful news I just got... my final payment is due in 17 days and I was just told that to avoid having to pay for day passes for guests staying at El Dorado Royale I needed to have a private dinner not just a private event... I have 6 guests staying at Royale.... and it is going to cost me $480 for all of them to attend my beach cocktail party the evening before my wedding for 2 hours!!!!!! I can not believe this information was not shared with me during the past 18 months of planning my events...Karisma is on my last nerve!!!

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Hola Hola Fresa's!!!!!

 

This is Kristee from Fresa Weddings and I just wanted to let you all know that I am just as confused by the constant changes over there at Azul! I have in fact been allowed to do some beautiful weddings there, and this "No more Outside Vendors" is all new to me too! I am currently working with quite a few couples for their weddings and I believe they are all quite happy! As a matter of fact I jsut had one of my brides send a message this week to confirm and this is a copy of her question and the response she received.

 

This is the response I received from them last month: 


  • I just wanted to confirm that Fresa can drop off some flowers and the cake pops I have ordered. Can you please let me know that this is ok? Yes, Fresa can drop off boutonnieres/corsages and the cake pops. You will need to sign a waiver for the cake pops.

 

 

As you can see it seems it may be a different answer depending on the WC your talking to? Either way Fresa is here to help in any way that we can! I know that it is not in Azul's "Best Intrest" so to speak to have Fresa provide things for your weddings as they have a deal with Lomas.  However It makes me so upset to see that they seem to change their policies to suit themselves, this is not right! I am here to help ensure you all have the very best and most memorable day here in Mexico...PERIOD! I hope this info can help you all in some way! 

 

Please also keep me informed:)

 

Kristee

 

 

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Originally Posted by JennyBenz View Post

 

Thanks ladies!! It seems the policies at AS change very often, or each WC tells us something different!

I've asked my WC about this, I'm hoping I can use Fresa!

One more question about Fresa, hoping either of you can help: I can have them provide only certain services, correct? I don't need everyhting for our ceremony & reception, we're looking to have Fresa only do cupcakes, cake, and maybe some decorations.

 

JSAL- Is the resort charging you for having Fresa come in to set up for your wedding? And what is pricing like, on average? I requested info from Fresa, but haven't heard back yet. From what I've read in earlier posts in this forum was that they were way cheaper than Lomas prcies. I feel like everyone is cheaper than Lomas LOL

 

Speaking of which, our cocktail & reception locations, which we thought we reserved & confirmed,  actually weren't available [after I mentioned the location, my WC then decided to tell me about how they changed locations w/o telling me] BC of this we have to do reception on the beach, which is fine, but changed our entire layout & decor! So now we requested sheers to hang around the area and poles for lights, etc. Lomas wants to charge me $100 PER SHEER- for ONE piece of fabric, and they're telling me I need 12!!! Isn't that crazy!! I guess I'll be lugging a bag full of sheers down myself mad.gif

 

 Okay, can't help much with Lomas constant changing of policies. However on the beach for the gazebo you need 2 sheers! (So even though it is still stupid, it would be $200 for white. It's $150/sheer for colors) I don't know if it was a typo? There also used to be a package with the sheers, and flowers for $220. Just looked it up....it's the EXOTIC Gazebo http://www.weddingsbylomastravel.com/planning/details1.php?category=Gazebos&cpp=3&pagina=5

It's now $250, but if you want some flowers for decorating this works well. Anyway, don't even mention exactly what you want to your Miami based WC. When you get to the resort, tell on the onsite WC, you don't want the candy wrapped poles and just want the sheers. We also requested the flowers be moved from the ceremony to the reception site. Again no issues once we talked to the onsite WC (but the Miami WC would have no part of it!)

Originally Posted by LauraandBrian View Post

 

Hey Ladies... get this wonderful news I just got... my final payment is due in 17 days and I was just told that to avoid having to pay for day passes for guests staying at El Dorado Royale I needed to have a private dinner not just a private event... I have 6 guests staying at Royale.... and it is going to cost me $480 for all of them to attend my beach cocktail party the evening before my wedding for 2 hours!!!!!! I can not believe this information was not shared with me during the past 18 months of planning my events...Karisma is on my last nerve!!!

 Crazy! sigh....Lomas and karisma are really beginning to push people over the edge! Are you getting this from your Miami WC? I would try calling the hotel directly and asking what the day pass fee for a wedding would be, and explain that you are doing a private event/cocktail party. See what they say!

Good luck!

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Hey Jenny!!!!! This is Kristee from Fresa! You said you requested info and have not heard from us yet? This worries me as i always respond right away! Please let me know here if you are still waiting as I fear I may not have received your message then!

 

Kristee:)

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Kristee - I'm an EDR bride who's had her share of Lomas fun. I found you by watching this thread (being nosey to see if Lomas is tough for everyone..or just EDR). I sent you a PM here a few days ago, as well as a contact via your webpage (yesterday), and haven't heard back. Could you contact me please?

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Hey Jenny!!!!! This is Kristee from Fresa! You said you requested info and have not heard from us yet? This worries me as i always respond right away! Please let me know here if you are still waiting as I fear I may not have received your message then!

 

Kristee:)

 

we now return you to your regularly schedule AS thread. thanks ladies!!

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Do any of you ladies know what flavours are available for wedding cake? Any past brides with feedback on their cake?

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Originally Posted by tkuzma View Post

 

Do any of you ladies know what flavours are available for wedding cake? Any past brides with feedback on their cake?

Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, hazelnut....that's all I know. I would not spend a lot of money on the cakes, I have not heard any good feedback on the cakes. They are not very pretty and usually quite dry.

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