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Are you just doing a visit (a few hours)? Or are you staying for a few days? We stayed for 4 days in April and they gave us a tour of the whole resort, and little taster drinks and a little bite at every restaurant. If you're wondering about the extra menu items for the private events, I don't think you can taste those...but overall everything we tried at the resort was good to excellent, so I am really not worried.
 


We are going for 4 days.  This is actually our second trip :)  The first time we got to do the tour and try all of the restaurants...everything was excellent!  We are interested in trying specific items on the private event menus.  I didnt think it was possible either, but since the WC keeps saying she is still checking, I figured there was a shot.  The dinner presentations in restaurants wasn't always what i expected from reading the menu, so I was really interested to see how private event dinners turned out.  Maybe a better question for the past brides is what items would (and wouldn't) you recommend for your menus??

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love love love your photos!  you were a gorgeous bride!

 

do you mind sharing the pricing? I have been getting quotes from photographers and so far they have all started at 4500!

 

Originally Posted by Steve&Julia View Post

Hi all,

 

so i am very happy with my pictures, he did an amazing job almost look like a photo shot for a magazine the trashing the dress was amazing and he was the most afforable photographer.

 

I put his link on the site (below) it under events my wedding is there.

 

what i liked most is that he took pictures at the reception of all of us hanging out dancing drinking and so on,.  when i was looking up photographers I only found some that would take pictures of the "wedding party"

that upset me.

 

hope you like my pictures

 

http://nievesphotography.com/wp/events/



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Originally Posted by LoveyDovey View Post


Hi Girls!

 

My name is Jenni...been lurking on this site for a few days. 

 

FH & I are planning on getting married at Azul Sensatori or El Dorado Royale, next summer!

 

We are going to visit on Sept 4th!!!!  Leaning more towards Azul because it is kid friendly and I love the sky ceremony.

 

I see a lot of you girls are working with TAs?  is this something we should be doing?

 

we thought about working with a wedding planning co called Luxe...they are TAs and wedding planners in one...but someone who is a TA told me not bother because the staff at the hotel is super helpful.

 

Anyway, Im super excited to chat with you girls!


Hi Jenni!  Yes, you should definitely get a TA.  Planning a wedding is stressful enough without having to deal with all the travel hiccups that will inevitably come up.  Also, the more people in your corner during the planning process the better!  The hotel staff is really helpful but you don't really get to deal with them until you get down there for your wedding.  All the planning goes through the Miami office.  Also, they don't deal with the travel aspect of things.

 

You do not need an outside wedding planner.  Once you've booked your date you'll be assigned a hotel WC.  Having another one would just get in the way.

 

In terms of who to go with for a TA, well the sky's the limit!  I used destinationweddings.com and would recommend my TA.  Others have had questionable experiences with the company.  Also, BDW is built around a travel agency -- Wright Travel Agency.  They're all awesome TA's from what I've heard.  Just click the link at the top of the screen.

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thanks for the help

 

Ill poke around!

 

the company I found apparently works directly with Karisma.

 

do TAs charge you a fee?
 

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Hi Jenni!  Yes, you should definitely get a TA.  Planning a wedding is stressful enough without having to deal with all the travel hiccups that will inevitable come up.  Also, the more people in your corner during the planning process the better!  The hotel staff is really helpful but you don't really get to deal with them until you get down there for your wedding.  All the planning goes through the Miami office.  Also, they don't deal with the travel aspect of things.

 

You do not need an outside wedding planner.  Once you've booked your date you'll be assigned a hotel WC.  Having another one would just get in the way.

 

In terms of who to go with for a TA, well the sky's the limit!  I used destinationweddings.com and would recommend my TA.  Others have had questionable experiences with the company.  Also, BDW is built around a travel agency -- Wright Travel Agency.  They're all awesome TA's from what I've heard.  Just click the link at the top of the screen.

 



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Hey girls!!!!!  I am back!!!!!!  The past 2 weeks have truly been the most amazing weeks of my life!!!!  Being married is the BEST thing in the entire world.  Ryan and I are on cloud 9!  Everything went perfectly during our wedding weekend, including the weather!!  It was 80-85 and sunny everyday!  We even got chilly at night! Whew!!!!!!!  The wedding planners and staff at Le Blanc were a DREAM to work with and did everything they possibly could to make our weekend super special!!  I will be posting a review very soon!!  A few people have posted some pics and tagged me on facebook, so hopefully you are able to pull them up!  I also set up a kodak account, so I will share that as soon as more pictures get uploaded from the guests.  If you guys are looking for a honeymoon spot, I HIGHLY recommend Le Blanc.  It was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!  The people were so nice and the resort was fabulous!!  I hope all the wedding planning is going great for you girls.  Trust me, as soon as you step foot on the resort, you will not have a worry in the world!!!

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Hi! I HIGHLY recommend Wendy Hicks.  She is a BDW TA!  She was AMAZING to work with!!!!!!!  You should contact her asap.  She will go above and beyond for you and your guests.  After searching and searching and searching for a TA, she was by far the most knowledgeable, honest, and accommodating one I dealt with!  Good luck!

Originally Posted by LoveyDovey View Post


Hi Girls!

 

My name is Jenni...been lurking on this site for a few days. 

 

FH & I are planning on getting married at Azul Sensatori or El Dorado Royale, next summer!

 

We are going to visit on Sept 4th!!!!  Leaning more towards Azul because it is kid friendly and I love the sky ceremony.

 

I see a lot of you girls are working with TAs?  is this something we should be doing?

 

we thought about working with a wedding planning co called Luxe...they are TAs and wedding planners in one...but someone who is a TA told me not bother because the staff at the hotel is super helpful.

 

Anyway, Im super excited to chat with you girls!



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Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz View Post

Hey girls!!!!!  I am back!!!!!!  The past 2 weeks have truly been the most amazing weeks of my life!!!!  Being married is the BEST thing in the entire world.  Ryan and I are on cloud 9!  Everything went perfectly during our wedding weekend, including the weather!!  It was 80-85 and sunny everyday!  We even got chilly at night! Whew!!!!!!!  The wedding planners and staff at Le Blanc were a DREAM to work with and did everything they possibly could to make our weekend super special!!  I will be posting a review very soon!!  A few people have posted some pics and tagged me on facebook, so hopefully you are able to pull them up!  I also set up a kodak account, so I will share that as soon as more pictures get uploaded from the guests.  If you guys are looking for a honeymoon spot, I HIGHLY recommend Le Blanc.  It was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!  The people were so nice and the resort was fabulous!!  I hope all the wedding planning is going great for you girls.  Trust me, as soon as you step foot on the resort, you will not have a worry in the world!!!


YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!  Welcome back MRS!!!!!!!!!!  I'm just so excited and happy for you and CANNOT WAIT to see pictures of your gorgeous day!!!  smile03.gif

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where can i find more info and her contact info?

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Hi! I HIGHLY recommend Wendy Hicks.  She is a BDW TA!  She was AMAZING to work with!!!!!!!  You should contact her asap.  She will go above and beyond for you and your guests.  After searching and searching and searching for a TA, she was by far the most knowledgeable, honest, and accommodating one I dealt with!  Good luck!


 


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Congratulations :) Can't wait to look at the pics!!

 

Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz View Post

Hey girls!!!!!  I am back!!!!!!  The past 2 weeks have truly been the most amazing weeks of my life!!!!  Being married is the BEST thing in the entire world.  Ryan and I are on cloud 9!  Everything went perfectly during our wedding weekend, including the weather!!  It was 80-85 and sunny everyday!  We even got chilly at night! Whew!!!!!!!  The wedding planners and staff at Le Blanc were a DREAM to work with and did everything they possibly could to make our weekend super special!!  I will be posting a review very soon!!  A few people have posted some pics and tagged me on facebook, so hopefully you are able to pull them up!  I also set up a kodak account, so I will share that as soon as more pictures get uploaded from the guests.  If you guys are looking for a honeymoon spot, I HIGHLY recommend Le Blanc.  It was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!  The people were so nice and the resort was fabulous!!  I hope all the wedding planning is going great for you girls.  Trust me, as soon as you step foot on the resort, you will not have a worry in the world!!!



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