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Unless you have a really elaborate set up of lights and fabric hung from the ceilings and such - I wouldn't expect to pay more than $250. Anything outside their norm will be a much bigger charge. If it's table settings, aisle markers, etc, the $250 is more the norm.

 

Well this is some disturbing news…. I'm definitely not going to pay $1000 to set up...

 

Out of all the brides who have been married at the Azul how many of you actually paid over $250 to do the set up?

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Hi All;

 

I just was married on February 20, 2014. I am an A type personality, and found planning very stressful because i want to know everything from every angle and be prepared for any mis step. I knew planning a desitination wedding (at a resort i have never been to, in a location i have never visited) was going to be a challenge. I felt my wedding coordinator was lack luster with giving me information, i felt likei had to pull teeth to get anythng - it was STRESSFUL.

 

HOWEVER....once i got to the resort - showed the coordinators pictures of what i wanted, they executed everything amazingly! i had lights inside the gazebo, on the pillars, i had candles and center peices, chinese lanterns etc. all that was $250 USD set up which i was told at the time of our consultant meeting (took 500 just in case).

 

The coordinators on site are great - they balane each other out perfectly - we just dropped our suitcases off with everything we had (they do nickle and dime you, so i made and brought everything) but if i had to do it again, with the number of ppl we had (21) i might have just sucked it up and payed to save my self the head ache of searching online for stuff. The memorable moments packages came out after i bought all my decor - but they quoted to charge me 250/table WITHOUT center pieces - so keep that in mind before falling in love with anything. I planned everything up to the wedding day, i just figured they would tell me the timeline...my mistake..but i loved my wedding, and even without putting thought into the events of the actual wedding day - it turned out FABULOUS!!

 

If you have already booked - have faith, "this is the best vaction ever" "best wedding ever" Best idea ever" "a wedding done right" are things you are going to hear A LOT OF!

 

If you are thinking of booking, keep thinking about it! this is a $$ place, but worth it! (we are all cheap so that is saying something!!). We really kept the "what would this have cost us at home" mentality -that realllly helped (base wedding here for a community hall type wedding runs 20G+) 

 

Just take a breather, go through some past brides wedding photos on a beach and remind yourself why you picked this to begin with!

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@kaleighMCL  we were wondering the same thing about the timeline for the actual ceremony. We are just having a symbolic ceremony and wanted to print some sort of program for our guests but do not know what order things happen.

 



 

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@kaleighMCL  we were wondering the same thing about the timeline for the actual ceremony. We are just having a symbolic ceremony and wanted to print some sort of program for our guests but do not know what order things happen.

 

Where are you having your ceremony? We ha ours on the sky deck, so we actually designed our programs at our meeting in Mexico (part of the package) so they helped us with that - we didnt have a wedding party or anything so i found it challenging lol. We also had fans that are actually really nice as part of the package - i only saw a guest with it breifly (it was so windy i doubt they needed them).

 

We did a symbolic ceremony and the script i was given to review was different than what was performed (which I was happy with, it was way better than the one i looked over). We signed a certificate (fake) and did a sand ceremony.

 

 

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great advice Kaleigh! so glad all went well. can't wait to see your photos.

 

 

Hi All;

 

I just was married on February 20, 2014. I am an A type personality, and found planning very stressful because i want to know everything from every angle and be prepared for any mis step. I knew planning a desitination wedding (at a resort i have never been to, in a location i have never visited) was going to be a challenge. I felt my wedding coordinator was lack luster with giving me information, i felt likei had to pull teeth to get anythng - it was STRESSFUL.

 

HOWEVER....once i got to the resort - showed the coordinators pictures of what i wanted, they executed everything amazingly! i had lights inside the gazebo, on the pillars, i had candles and center peices, chinese lanterns etc. all that was $250 USD set up which i was told at the time of our consultant meeting (took 500 just in case).

 

The coordinators on site are great - they balane each other out perfectly - we just dropped our suitcases off with everything we had (they do nickle and dime you, so i made and brought everything) but if i had to do it again, with the number of ppl we had (21) i might have just sucked it up and payed to save my self the head ache of searching online for stuff. The memorable moments packages came out after i bought all my decor - but they quoted to charge me 250/table WITHOUT center pieces - so keep that in mind before falling in love with anything. I planned everything up to the wedding day, i just figured they would tell me the timeline...my mistake..but i loved my wedding, and even without putting thought into the events of the actual wedding day - it turned out FABULOUS!!

 

If you have already booked - have faith, "this is the best vaction ever" "best wedding ever" Best idea ever" "a wedding done right" are things you are going to hear A LOT OF!

 

If you are thinking of booking, keep thinking about it! this is a $$ place, but worth it! (we are all cheap so that is saying something!!). We really kept the "what would this have cost us at home" mentality -that realllly helped (base wedding here for a community hall type wedding runs 20G+) 

 

Just take a breather, go through some past brides wedding photos on a beach and remind yourself why you picked this to begin with!

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hey y'all-- I freaked out (like i'm sure you all did) when I saw that post about the set-up fee being a LOT more than $250. I emailed my wedding coordinator and said i was bringing stuff from home for both the ceremony and the reception (xmas lights for the reception, sheers for the ceremony) and I asked her to re-confirm that the set up fee was $250 maximum total for all of it. she said yes.

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@CDC-SRW

 

I decided last minute to have programs for our ceremony since they came with our package. We did not have a wedding party either, with the exception of my husbands sisters taking the place of a 'flower girl' and a 'ring bearer'. I searched through this forum as well as other places online for ideas! After it was all said and done I came up a sequence of events for our ceremony programs and they turned out great. There is a picture of our programs in my gallery.

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Hey everyone, I am curious if its not too personal, how much everyone spend for their overall wedding at Azul sensatori? How much was your room block and total wedding cost? I am just trying to get a rough idea here...
 

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@Lilgabri03

It's hard to say exactly the price in the room block. Each room type is a different price....and the time of year will also depend on the cost. We are going in July and for 3 nights/4 days in the luxury jac suite is $644 (might be a little less....going off memory) That also includes transportation to/from the airport. The always and forever wedding package is $950 but we have someone in out wedding group that has booked the required room so that our wedding is actually free. The wedding package also includes romantic candlelit dinner on the beach for 2, breakfast in bed the morning after, a 40 person dinner at spoon, and some other things. So if you are looking to do things cheaper you could do your reception dinner at spoon. We wanted a DJ so we decided to have our reception at Plaza Zavas. When we booked we went with destinationweddings.com and are working with Penny who is absolutely amazing. I would really reccomend this route to anyone. There are extra perks if you work with an agency. Example: We are getting a free room for every 11th room booked, a catamaran for 4 hours and up to 40 ppl, and then all our food/beg for private events at 20% off. So our reception dinner and rehearsal dinner will be 20% off. For 50 guests and the meal packages we chose, each dinner will be about 1,040. We are bringing our own sheeres, paper lanterns, lights and center pieces so set up fee is $250. Hair and makeup trial and day of is total 141 for hair and 141 for makeup. We chose the DJ package that is $1,500. All in all I would say just the expenses for the wedding (not including our hotel room, or dress, etc) is about 4k. But a reminder that we aren't having to pay the 950 for the wedding. Hope this helps

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