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I am by no means the most organized bride out there. I have some things done but not nearly enough. And I have a 9 month old which makes getting anything done feel almost impossible. Happy to give you some suggestions but I promise some of the other girls will have much better suggestions. If I were you I would set up a countdown on theknot.com and follow their lists that should help you at least find out what should be working on?

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Good advice, Amanda! I used the timelines in The Knot's Guide to Destination Weddings and they were a lifesaver! It can be hard to know where to start and we all need help knowing what to do when.

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OMG! Your pictures are breathtaking!!!!! LOVED everything about your wedding! What a beautiful couple!!!!
I love your pictures. I heard that if we bring the photographer, he/she has to stay min 3nights at the resort on top of the extra fee. Do you know anything about this? Anyone used the resort recommended photographer?

Thanks for the help!
Chong - 10/10/10 at Azul Sensatori

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Hi Chong,
Calm down, it will all be ok. Just make a list (I've found that this helps me stick to what I need to do). Prioritize by importance, i.e. book your ceremony and reception locations if you're having one, book a photograper if you want one. Make sure the things that can get booked up are taken care of. Also, if you are having guests come for your wedding you may want to get a travel agent. Mine is Jennifer from VIP Travel and so far I have no complaints. She is handling a lot of my stuff and negotiated an exceptional rate for us all.

I am doing the Sky Deck wedding @ 4pm and haven't even booked my reception location yet. Hopefully that will be done this week. Google sunset times if you want it to be sunlight for your reception, if not, go with 5:30. After all, it will give you more time to get dressed, etc.

Let me know if there's anything else you need.

Thanks for the advice!!! I am a very organized person but I am having a log of trouble with the wedding. What I can't see...hard to make the decisions.

I started to make some moves... I am struggling with the location too. I am set on the beach wedding and beach reception... but I also saw some wedding receptions done on the terrace and looks very nice. I am not sure what I want to do... Did you pick a photographer yet? I see many suggestions but I am not sure what to do.

I decided to downgrade my Silver Package to Pearl Package. We really wanted Silver package for the non-private dinner reservation but I decided to have a private cocktail party instead of dinner reservation for "rehearsal dinner". Just an opportunity to mingle and meet everyone...

I see that you are in New Orleans. I am in Houston. I do travel to New Orleans often for my work. Thanks for the help and keep in touch!

Chong

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I've added rkf1046 to the list!

April 2010
daifje - April 10, 2010
taylorwd – April 17, 2010 – Azul Beach
Aneliese26 – April 19, 2010
sunkissed bride - April 22, 2010
May 2010
27 dresses - May 5, 2010
LivandScot - May 7, 2010
KittenHeart - May 8, 2010
Mocashman – May 10, 2010
Erinandbrent2010 – May 14, 2010
Sammyhawk – May 19, 2010
Renee1811 - May 28, 2010
Amybermuda – May 29, 2010
June 2010
July 2010

meghan - July 2, 2010
Meesh – July 10, 2009
momichele – July 24, 2010
Daniepps – July 31, 2010
August 2010
September 2010

Lecreatifbride - Sept 4, 2010
October 2010
amandamarieb – October 10, 2010
November 2010
~Crista-Lee~ - November 10, 2010
dstinationdrmr – November 12, 2010 – 4pm
dirtymartini – November 13, 2010 – Azul Beach
December 2010
mzgillis316 - December 3, 2010
jaimeburns – December 10, 2010
rkf1046 – December 11, 2010

January 2011
cjb0arder13 – January 31, 2011 – Azul Beach
February 2011
Less is More – February 19, 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
JaimeTalis – May 7, 2011
Please add me to October, 10, 2010 wedding!!! Thanks :)

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I love your pictures. I heard that if we bring the photographer, he/she has to stay min 3nights at the resort on top of the extra fee. Do you know anything about this? Anyone used the resort recommended photographer?

Thanks for the help!
Chong - 10/10/10 at Azul Sensatori
It's either a 3 night stay OR the outside vendor fee, but not both. You can find reviews on here of Caribe but as of yet I haven't seen any of Matias Cano.

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PLEASE HELP! Tiffany is pulling the same BS with me as she did with Wendy/Taylor regarding the location of our private event/reception. AGH! Does anyone have the number/name of her supervisor?

I am so livid - they are trying to blame it all on Francisco who is no longer the WC at the hotel. We went on a site visit and they are trying to say that becuase he didn't leave any notes in "our file", etc. that we cannot have this space - um, no. I am livid. My TA is trying to work this out, but I may need to do it myself.

Azul Beach brides - do any of you have a print out of the reception options before they recently changed them? Since I didn't think they would screw with me, I never thought to print out the options that were available back in November! I am supposed to get married in 6 weeks - yes, 36 days. are you freaking kidding me?!
Sorry to hear about your situation. I only have reception options for 2009/2010. Do you need it? I attached it to this email just in case...

What's up with Tiffany? I have her too. I haven't had any issues with her. Is there someone I need to be cautious about? Let me know. Thanks!

Chong

 

 

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Sorry to hear about your situation. I only have reception options for 2009/2010. Do you need it? I attached it to this email just in case...

What's up with Tiffany? I have her too. I haven't had any issues with her. Is there someone I need to be cautious about? Let me know. Thanks!

Chong
I also have Tiffany. She was slow and would often skip over questions I asked but for the past month or so has been so much better. I think maybe she's finally got some help so she gets back to my emails faster. I hope she also steps up for you guys.

Also, I am saving all of my correspondance with her. If she gives you a problem (and assuming you have the original emails promising your details) I would send them back to her and push the issue. If that doesnt work you can always email a supervisor but I would start with her first.

Good luck all.

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Thanks for the advice!!! I am a very organized person but I am having a log of trouble with the wedding. What I can't see...hard to make the decisions.

I started to make some moves... I am struggling with the location too. I am set on the beach wedding and beach reception... but I also saw some wedding receptions done on the terrace and looks very nice. I am not sure what I want to do... Did you pick a photographer yet? I see many suggestions but I am not sure what to do.

I decided to downgrade my Silver Package to Pearl Package. We really wanted Silver package for the non-private dinner reservation but I decided to have a private cocktail party instead of dinner reservation for "rehearsal dinner". Just an opportunity to mingle and meet everyone...

I see that you are in New Orleans. I am in Houston. I do travel to New Orleans often for my work. Thanks for the help and keep in touch!

Chong
Hi Chong -

I am getting married same day but on the Sky Deck and I am having my reception at the Zavaz Plaza (I think that is what it is called). I am also doing a cocktail reception prior to probably in the same area or the pool deck.

The beach receptions look like so much fun. Just not really my style for the ceremony.

I'm not sure what terrace you are talking about. I don't think that they do recpetions on the terrace unless you are talking about a dinner reservation at one of the restaurant's. I think there's an outside area for one.

Also, I am not sure if you have a bridal party but the bridal salon my girls are ordering dresses from need the orders by mid-May to get the dresses to the girls (granted they have be to shipped from Los Angeles to Texas, Mass and Maryland) by September. May be something you want to think about fairly soon.

You have so much time to figure out the menu. I don't think you need to give them your choice on that until 60 days out or so. I would focus on things like invites (if you are sending them), bridal party outfits, flights and passports...those sort of things take far more time.

I hope that helps.

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Suzanne, do you have the emails saved or anything in writing that says you could have the location for the reception you wanted? If you do, I would start talking to Fabio and send this emails to him. I had the resort try to go back on an approved photographer last year, but I once I showed fabio my emails from the resort saying I could have the photographer, he had to let me use her still, even though she was no longer approved.

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