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We have had our wedding confirmed as 22nd May 2015 at 12pm !

 

Think I may ask to change it to make it a little later, any one got any ideas what the best time is to get married?

 

We only have 10 people coming with us so we arent having a reception or anything too fancy :)

 

What is the spa like? I'm hoping they can do "Up hair" well !!

 

Thanks

 

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We have had our wedding confirmed as 22nd May 2015 at 12pm !

 

Think I may ask to change it to make it a little later, any one got any ideas what the best time is to get married?

 

We only have 10 people coming with us so we arent having a reception or anything too fancy :)

 

What is the spa like? I'm hoping they can do "Up hair" well !!

 

Thanks

 

Amy

The spa is amazingly beautiful and calming... I definitely plan on spending a few hours there the morning of my wedding to just be in the moment before the madness begins! Everything I have seen has been that the team for hair/makeup is outstanding... So it shouldn't be an issue at all!

 

As for ceremony time- there are only 2 ceremonies a day... I believe they try to do one am/one pm... But with a small wedding like yourself, they can accommodate a little easier. Check with your photographer at a time they think will work if you want to get sundown pics..: if that's not important than I say do it whenever!! Remember noon will be busiest at the beach and people wandering around for lunch at the beach BBQ etc. The staff does a great job deterring people from getting in your pictures/walking behind ceremony... But it will be busy on the beach... It slowly cleared out as the day went on.

 

 

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I'm having such bad luck with the wedding coordinator on Miami. this is the second one I requested and she is just the same as the first one. takes her 2-3 days to reply. my wedding is 6 months away and I just got confirmation on reception location and time. I still don't have information on dj, decorations, etc. if I ask her something she sends md a link instead of helpng guide me. isn't there job to let us know what comes standard and ask if that's ok or if we want something different let them know. she doesn't ever inform me what is "standard" I have to ask her specifically and then it takes 2-3 days to get answers. they does this day in and day out but yet I feel like pulling teeth to get answers from them, more like I'm the coordinator than she is. I've spoken to her once and addressed my concern, I just had to call in again bc having heard back from her. I don't want them to take it out on my complaints and ruin my wedding but I'm so fed up with the poor lack of customer service. any other brides have this problem.

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The "standard" is white folding chairs and linens to a maximum of 40 people. 2-3 days to hear back sounds normal/ many brides have dealt with longer times. Problem is there are 3 or 4 girls working for all Karisma properties out of Miami- so if there are a total of 20 weddings a day across all properties, and girls are planning 365 days a year... Each girl has a TON of weddings on their plate. Hopefully you get the answers you need but rest assured once on site they will make it all come together. This board often gives brides more answers than Miami!

 

 

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I'm getting married in 10 days. If you look back about 2 months ago I posted a rant complaining about the wedding coordinators. I also made the mistake of doing our group reservation directly through Karisma instead of a travel agent. So nightmare x 2. The problem is with Karisma not the agents or coordinators (although that is the person we know so that is who our frustration is directed towards). For Karisma to make as much money as they do on weddings and guest reservations they need to have more staff available.

 

I have since completed all wedding planning and I am now excited about the wedding and spending time with friends and family.  My best advice is to accept that this is how Karisma operates.  At the point I was upset it was too late to change resorts. My best resource has been this site. I've read every post since 2011 and I've learned so much.

 

I'm like you, I wanted to keep my complaints to a minimum so I wouldn't suffer any backlash. After my wedding I plan to formally let Karisma know that their Miami coordinator and reservations department did not meet my expectations.  After reading many reviews I am confidant that my wedding will be wonderful, but I shouldn't have had to deal with the stress in planning it.

 

So, please ask questions on this site, most of us are glad to help.  Trust me that this part will pass and once you have your final detail sheet and final payment made you can kick back and enjoy the bridal showers ( I had surprise one at work today) and preparing for Mexico.

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@@lolita2014. I asked about a dance floor at the large ballroom and was told it was not available. However, the carpet is low nap and quite smooth. We had no trouble at all dancing on it. We had practiced a foxtrot with a little salsa added. No problems at all. My guests like to dance and after dinner, there was hardly a song played without at least a few dancers.

 

Here are a couple of pictures of the ceremony. I should have a couple of the reception tomorrow.

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thank you for everyones input and support. I really appreciate hearing from all of you. I really don't want to sound like a bridezilla but with the wedding only 6months away and invitations haven't even sent out i'm getting inpatient with the coordinators. I'm trying to decide what I need to buy too and that's why so hard when I don't hear back from them.

 

So I do have a question. for those of you that brought your own sheer, if I bring my own sheer for the wedding gazebo, what is the dimension I need? im getting married at the zocalo gazebo on the beach. I just ask the fabric store to cut that length and bring it with me to hotel and they know what to do with it? I don't have to do anything to that sheer? how much do they charge if you bring your own decorations?

 

i'm also debating to bring my own lanterns to hang from the gazebo for the reception? my reception will be at palapa yoga. anyone had it there and have any input? I don't know if I need to add any additional lighting or if the lighting they provide is enough.

 

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thank you for everyones input and support. I really appreciate hearing from all of you. I really don't want to sound like a bridezilla but with the wedding only 6months away and invitations haven't even sent out i'm getting inpatient with the coordinators. I'm trying to decide what I need to buy too and that's why so hard when I don't hear back from them.

 

So I do have a question. for those of you that brought your own sheer, if I bring my own sheer for the wedding gazebo, what is the dimension I need? im getting married at the zocalo gazebo on the beach. I just ask the fabric store to cut that length and bring it with me to hotel and they know what to do with it? I don't have to do anything to that sheer? how much do they charge if you bring your own decorations?

 

i'm also debating to bring my own lanterns to hang from the gazebo for the reception? my reception will be at palapa yoga. anyone had it there and have any input? I don't know if I need to add any additional lighting or if the lighting they provide is enough.

 

thank you.

I would suggest you read as much of this thread as possible/ at least the last 20-30 pages and most if not all of your questions will be answered. For measurements of any space you can reach out to @@murmel or go to the official azul sensatori thread as they are most all recorded here. (How much fabric you need etc). How many people are you having? The zocalo beach gazebo is the smaller of the two- if you have more than 20 people I would recommend seeing if the pier gazebo is available since it wouldn't feel as crowded.

 

Hope this helps! But in all seriousness, this thread is worth reading through for all your answers. You will find them for sure.

 

 

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I'm having such bad luck with the wedding coordinator on Miami. this is the second one I requested and she is just the same as the first one. takes her 2-3 days to reply. my wedding is 6 months away and I just got confirmation on reception location and time. I still don't have information on dj, decorations, etc. if I ask her something she sends md a link instead of helpng guide me. isn't there job to let us know what comes standard and ask if that's ok or if we want something different let them know. she doesn't ever inform me what is "standard" I have to ask her specifically and then it takes 2-3 days to get answers. they does this day in and day out but yet I feel like pulling teeth to get answers from them, more like I'm the coordinator than she is. I've spoken to her once and addressed my concern, I just had to call in again bc having heard back from her. I don't want them to take it out on my complaints and ruin my wedding but I'm so fed up with the poor lack of customer service. any other brides have this problem.

It can be very frustrating, especially for those of us that are type A (me included lol). So not to downplay it, but 2-3 days for a response is stellar! Most brides go about 4-7 days. Take your time when you put your email together, and make it point form. This way it's easier for the WC to answer questions and not miss something. I have also heard that the online chat or phoning helps sometimes. This is the most difficult part of planning, but know the on site WC are amazing ( and will fix any small issues once you get there).

 

For other helpful info and details, please check out the Official thread: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/72018-official-azul-sensatori-thread/page-10

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I purchased a 54" x 40Y white tulle bolt from Amazon for $18. I plan to use only two sheers. Murmel recommends 2 sheers at 12m x 1.5m each on the Official Azul Sensatori thread. If I did my conversions correctly I should have about 14 extra yards of material.

I left my material as is in the bag. I will ask them to cut it.

I've read that set up fees can be from $0 to $250 max (unless you have extraordinary requests). It sounds like it depends on what you bring and who your working with on-site .

My reception is in the ballroom and I am not doing lanterns. If you check the forum you will see where some ladies have found great deals online .

One tip I can suggest is to use the search option and set it to "this topic" and it will search thisthread for those words . I have insomnia so I've had time to read 3.5 years of threads. I'm also type A and can never have too much info. The search option will help you find your answers faster .

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