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Thanks Ash! Wow that is VERY good value for the money. Other resorts that I have looked at seem to cover 20 people and then charge quite a bit for every additional person. Your answer might have just made my decision for me! :) Do you happen to know how much additional it is over the 40 person limit?

Thanks again!
Hi again Jenna!

Just to clarify this a bit...the dinner reservation included is not a private reception. It is a dinner reservation for up to 40 guests in one of their restaurants called The Spoon. They will try and provide you with an area away from others, but this is not guaranteed and I believe you have a limited time in there (again probably dependant on how busy it is).

If you wanted a private reception area, you pay per person, for every single person.

Most people use the dinner reservation for a rehersal dinner before the wedding or a welcome dinner for guests when they all arrive, or for a farewell dinner for everyone before they leave the bride and groom.

Just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page!!

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HI Jenna & welcome!

 

I am getting married at the Azul Beach but its not as popular, so I stay on the Sensatori thread. The WCs and pricing are all the same. I picked it b/c it was small and allowed kids. Really there is no other choice for these 2 criteria in the Riviera Maya! Plus all of the reviews have been so positive. The planning process is not fabulous, as I think we are all suffering from sticker shock.

 

If you have a small group, then a private affair wont be that expensive - or maybe that necessary? The bigger you go the more money you'll spend - even needing extra chairs at the ceremony and maybe a microphone at dinner for speeches. It all adds up!

 

However girls, I got a great quote for 2 tall glass vases filled with gladiolas to sit at the front of the beach canopy during our ceremony - only $43 each. This is what they would cost if I sent them to someone in the US using proflowers or 1800flowers, etc. So, good value for the money!!

 

Have a good day everyone!

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Katie...Thanks for the clarification! I really appreciate all the info. When doing a private dinner, are you able to use any portion from the silver or gold package towards it? It looks as though you chose a diff resort, Ocean Coral? The reviews I have read on Sensatori on Trip Advisor have me nervous...but the photos and great things I have heard really keep me hoping that it cant be as bad as its worst review!? I will def check out the 3 page of the thread for the Azul Beach info.

 

On the other hand Amy, I have read SO many great things and hardly any bad reviews on Azul Beach. You are right it has been all positive. It does seem to have a lot of great amenities for families, which is super nice. My sister and husband will be traveling with their 4 year old and new baby and she would be over the moon about not having to pack all the extras!

 

I did come across a pricing doc which I believe was for private dinners, cocktails, brunch options etc. Is this the pricing that would be used for the wedding as well?

 

Thanks again ladies! :)

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Hey ladies :) THe countdown begins... for Andrea(soon to be mrs vaughn) and I...

So for those of you who are checkn in on us now and again that have got married at azul sensatori already, Im wondering after ceremony and then a dinner reservation at spoon what is there to do with your wedding partyhuh.gif Any good suggestions?

 

thanks, Amy :)

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Amy, I remember one of the past brides saying that they just went to the mojito bar and hung out. I'm doing the spoons dinner with my guests and we're just going to wing it. Whatever we feel like doing, we'll do :)

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Hi Ladies,

Ok so here's my monogram... which ended up being less of a monogram and more of a... stamp :)

It's to put our personal stamp on things I guess? Sunday in the shower the idea popped in my head... let me know if it's strange.

I am going to have the diveted edge of the stamp outlined lightly so there is no black matting underneath.

Click the image to open in full size.


That is so cool! Did you design it yourself?

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Afrommert,

I am excited we have the same date! Mid- West is represented!! Woohoo!
Ok that might have been a little much! blush2.gif
We should defiantly share ideas.

Andrea-
I'm the same weekend as both of you - just on the Sunday. So exciting! Although I live in New York, I'm originally a Minnesotan - so Midwest represent! Are you guys having any issues getting people to book their room? I was hoping we would have a much more final number but people seem to be so slow to do it!

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Katie...Thanks for the clarification! I really appreciate all the info. When doing a private dinner, are you able to use any portion from the silver or gold package towards it? It looks as though you chose a diff resort, Ocean Coral? The reviews I have read on Sensatori on Trip Advisor have me nervous...but the photos and great things I have heard really keep me hoping that it cant be as bad as its worst review!? I will def check out the 3 page of the thread for the Azul Beach info.

On the other hand Amy, I have read SO many great things and hardly any bad reviews on Azul Beach. You are right it has been all positive. It does seem to have a lot of great amenities for families, which is super nice. My sister and husband will be traveling with their 4 year old and new baby and she would be over the moon about not having to pack all the extras!

I did come across a pricing doc which I believe was for private dinners, cocktails, brunch options etc. Is this the pricing that would be used for the wedding as well?

Thanks again ladies! :)
Hi Jenna.

No you can't use any of your package towards paying for the reception - no substitutions are allowed....you either have something or you don't, no putting it towards something else! The packages don't cover anything to do with the reception (apart from if you opt to have the Spoon restaurant reservation).

I reluctantly had to change due to it not being as cheap as we had planned. gutted really coz the girls on this thread are fab and the hotel is gorgeous. Despite all our moaning on here about the planning, noone's come back with a bad review about their wedding - and that says a lot.

And don't worry about Trip Adviser - apparently there was some guy at the resort earlier this month trying to convince everyone to complain about the hotel on Trip Adviser for NO reason. He's just a nutter, so don't worry about them.

If you want something with more than 10 people, I'd say go for Azul Beach and if you have a bit more than that go with Azul Sensatori. Obvioulsy it's totally your choice lol do what you both want to do!!

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