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This might be a very silly question.. but for those of you who got married...
are there sand flies in the Mexico sand? When we went to Cozumel, there were sand flies... they BITE! shouldn't be a big deal since we all be sitting on the chair.. but thought i ask. I do have a beach reception at night :)

Chong
Nope, no sand flies. You're in the clear!

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Hi, I'm a newbie and have really enjoyed reading all these posts. I'm getting married at the Azul Beach and will have around 90 people at the wedding. Has anyone ever done a wedding that big there? They said they could handle it, but I'm getting worried because I don't know where this is going to work. They say they can do it at the Blue Restaurant or on the beach, but I'm doubtful.

Any thoughts?
A big welcome4.gif to another AB bride!!! You made a fabulous choice!

I second amyb's thoughts that you definitely run the risk of not having enough rooms. The only way to avoid that is to get a group contract through your TA that sets aside a block of rooms. That has its drawbacks, though, in that a deposit on all the rooms is due a month after signing your contract. Either you have to put down the deposit yourself or you have to get your guests to commit by putting down a deposit. But, it's the only sure-fire way to have enough rooms.

Both the Blue International Restaurant and the Blue Terrace could accommodate your reception. The only place that would accommodate that many people for the ceremony is the beach.

Are you sure you're having 90 guests or is that the number you're inviting?

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What us longer time gals have been doing - or did - was to go on the newbies area and welcome all new girls. I also complimented rings on "show us your ring" post and the "show us your dress" post. Its amazing how quickly you can up your posting count!

 

PS - I just read that its a bannable offense to ask someone to email you something b/c you dont have enough posts to open an attachment. I am not sure if you PM the person if its still bannable. The rules are listed here:

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...k-forum-32313/

Ooooh, thanks. I guess I should read the rules smile35.gif

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I know what you mean! I've been on this forum since September I think, and I still haven't reached Junior level yet! I guess I'm more of a lurker than a poster...gotta start posting more too!

I feel like a lurker sometimes too especially if I haven't been able to check any posts in a while so I finally got tired of not being able to download attachments and paid the $25!!! It's worth it so you don't have to wait, but I need to post more often toopinkie.gif

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They are max of 2 hours (which is what I am doing while FI and I take pictures). They dont provide seating per se, but you can try to have it in a location that offers seating. Or you can have your guests go to a bar and all mingle there without offering the canapaes. I mean, it is an all inclsuive, they should be able to fend for themselves OK!!!

I chose the donkey cocktail hour with 5 of the food selections. I hope people are not full! I think I remember hearing, food is served for 1 hour and drinks are for 2 hours.

Oh, not sure anyone else has children attending their wedding, but they offer a children's menu and they don't charge you for the kids' meals.


Thanks for mentioning that about the kids. My WC and I went back and forth the other day because they are trying to charge me half price for my 4 yr old flower girl to eat at the wedding. If we do the surf and turf that will be $14 for her and she'll be fine with chicken nuggets and fries. Ugh! Once again something that I wasn't offered.

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I feel like a lurker sometimes too especially if I haven't been able to check any posts in a while so I finally got tired of not being able to download attachments and paid the $25!!! It's worth it so you don't have to wait, but I need to post more often toopinkie.gif

Yeah, there's a lot I'm missing out on. I'll probably pay the $25 too. I was lurking for like 2 months! Guess I should have said something huh?

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They are max of 2 hours (which is what I am doing while FI and I take pictures). They dont provide seating per se, but you can try to have it in a location that offers seating. Or you can have your guests go to a bar and all mingle there without offering the canapaes. I mean, it is an all inclsuive, they should be able to fend for themselves OK!!!

I chose the donkey cocktail hour with 5 of the food selections. I hope people are not full! I think I remember hearing, food is served for 1 hour and drinks are for 2 hours.

Oh, not sure anyone else has children attending their wedding, but they offer a children's menu and they don't charge you for the kids' meals.
Thanks for the info on the kids! YOu may have said this before, but where are you having the cocktail reception and where are you having the dinner reception? Kiara just sent me my options and I am trying to get a sense of what the best places are - we are doing the Donkey cocktail hour and the surf and turf dinner. I did hear that Zavas Plaza was good to block the wind for the chillier nights and since we our wedding is in December that may be the way to go but we will have around 25-30 people and I am not sure if that area is too big? Is it better to have them in two different spots? Thanks!

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Yeah, there's a lot I'm missing out on. I'll probably pay the $25 too. I was lurking for like 2 months! Guess I should have said something huh?

Ha, ha! I just realized that I was missing out on too many and didn't want to keep having to go back to posts I had already read (of course I may have to do that anyway since there is so much freakin' information on here I can't keep it all straight!) I know it will be worth it in the long run, right?

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Thanks. I think that's the best advice ever. I am going to get rid of my cocktail hr that I was going to use as "rehearsal dinner" and just have everyone meet at the roof garden lounge (since we have some kids... cant do at the bar) and then go to dinner at the same place (can't sit together but maybe that's OK). I know the resort have shows and everything.. so maybe something exciting is happening on Sat night at the resort to have everyone go see :)

I see that you only got few more days before the big day. I am sooo jealous. Wish I was getting marry soon :) Congratulations!!!
Thanks! Yes it is so exciting and rewarding that my time is finally here! I am excited that that there are so many new Azul brides on this thread too - makes it fun to relive all that planning again.

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Amy, we leave on the 26th!!!!!! FI and I are SOOOOO excited and cannot wait to get down to Mexico!
Thats awesome Renee! I have some guests staying at AS Fri-Sun so I might try to stop by down there and look for you :)

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Thanks for mentioning that about the kids. My WC and I went back and forth the other day because they are trying to charge me half price for my 4 yr old flower girl to eat at the wedding. If we do the surf and turf that will be $14 for her and she'll be fine with chicken nuggets and fries. Ugh! Once again something that I wasn't offered.
My kids were all 3 or younger; that should not make a difference - really - what kid needs surf & turf - LOL! But I would request the kids menu instead. I was only offered the kids menu a week or so ago. I think they forget to tell you things until you get right down to it.... So glad you found this forum, huh!??!!

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Thanks for the info on the kids! YOu may have said this before, but where are you having the cocktail reception and where are you having the dinner reception? Kiara just sent me my options and I am trying to get a sense of what the best places are - we are doing the Donkey cocktail hour and the surf and turf dinner. I did hear that Zavas Plaza was good to block the wind for the chillier nights and since we our wedding is in December that may be the way to go but we will have around 25-30 people and I am not sure if that area is too big? Is it better to have them in two different spots? Thanks!
I am getting married at Azul beach so my options differ. However, I am having my cocktails at the Wave Lounge and dinner at the Blue Terrace - because I want my guests to all leave the cocktail reception, find their name cards, and sit down so that my HUSBAND and I can get introduced going into the reception area. I figure that 1/2 hour will be when FI and I go have our pictures taken, just the 2 of us.

Is that how you did it Wendy? I know you had more time b/c you brought your photog down, but how did you picture schedule go?

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