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Wow!!!  I knew they were doing renovations but man, they've torn out the entire Superior side!  I'm so sorry to hear you had to rebook your wedding somewhere else.  Which resort did you change to?

 

Also, we're planning our return anniversary stay for AB.  Do you know when the renovations will be finished?



 

Hi taylorwd,

 

Their target date is December 1st to fully reopen.  Congrats on your wedding when's your Anniversary?  I know I couldn't believe it when our TA sent us the pictures (her colleague was just in the area last week)!  We were so bummed, because we had fallen in love with AB, I cried for 2 days!  I mean I'm sure its going to be beautiful and better once the renovations are complete but unfortunately for us they won't be done by October.   And we just can't take the risk that all of our guests won't be at the same resort, so we had to cancel.  The frustrating part about it all is that we had asked them before we booked if there were going to be any off-season construction going on and they completely down played it, telling us/our TA there would only be 10-15 rooms closed for interior renovations.  It was only when we couldn't get two extra rooms that we realized the extent of their renovations.  I also hear that they own the Hidden beach resort next door to AB and that that resort is completely closed for renovations as well.  I just hope that other brides get informed about it, its really unfortunate. 

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Originally Posted by Steve&Julia View Post

 

sorry for the late reply I have been putting my pictures on a web site

and working LOL

 

http://stevenjulia.shutterfly.com/

ROMERO is the password

 

I flew him from NY and put him up in the hotel he took rehearsal, ceremony, and trashing pictures for $2200

gave me over 800 pictures

 

takes direction well and was nice.

 

if you want his info let me know

 

 

Julie - just checked out your pix, love them! You looked gorgeous and you and I had very similar weddings! I got married on the SkyDeck and had our reception on Zocallo al Fresco as well. Was is unbelievably hot for you there? I almost couldnt' handle it.

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Originally Posted by TLGnhci View Post

 

 

 

 

Could you send me this as well, just so I have something to go by?  Thank you!!

 

Could you PM your email address please? Not sure I can send a Word document on the forum.

 

 

 

Originally Posted by savvybride2010 View Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi taylorwd,

 

Their target date is December 1st to fully reopen.  Congrats on your wedding when's your Anniversary?  I know I couldn't believe it when our TA sent us the pictures (her colleague was just in the area last week)!  We were so bummed, because we had fallen in love with AB, I cried for 2 days!  I mean I'm sure its going to be beautiful and better once the renovations are complete but unfortunately for us they won't be done by October.   And we just can't take the risk that all of our guests won't be at the same resort, so we had to cancel.  The frustrating part about it all is that we had asked them before we booked if there were going to be any off-season construction going on and they completely down played it, telling us/our TA there would only be 10-15 rooms closed for interior renovations.  It was only when we couldn't get two extra rooms that we realized the extent of their renovations.  I also hear that they own the Hidden beach resort next door to AB and that that resort is completely closed for renovations as well.  I just hope that other brides get informed about it, its really unfortunate. 

Wow! They are really renovating. I will be in the area mid October, I'll try to take some pictures, so for those that are booked at Azul Beach, they'll have an idea how they are progressing.

 

 

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Hi Girls,  Has anyone ever inquired with their WC why the Lomas website shows Caribe & Royale are the approved photographers for Azul, while the Azul website  shows Caribe & Matias?

 

http://weddings.lomas-travel.com/planning/details.php?category=Photography-and-Video&idc=17

 

I sent an email to my WC asking, but she usually takes a week or so to respond, so I was hoping one of you might know which is correct.

 

 

 

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Hey girls.  Have any of you ever inquired with your WC why the Lomas website shows Caribe and Royale are the approved photographers, while the Azul website shows Caribe and Matias?

 

I sent an email with my WC, but she usually takes a week or so to respond, and I'm anxious to find out!

 

p.s.  sorry if this is another dupe...my last attempt to post this didnt show up :(.  I actually think it has something to do with using a MAC?

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Meredith,

I hope you find something special for your mom. My mom hasn't been the most excited person for me about this whole thing... sad.gif (for many reasons) but I am happy to hear about your mom's support and love. We are probably just getting both our parents a framed wedding picture...

 

I hope you get what you vision for your wedding. We decided to go with just plain chairs - FREE. Sounds like you are looking at every detail to make sure it's perfect. Good luck!!! Don't stress out about it though.

 

Originally Posted by dstinationdrmr View Post

Thanks for all of your gift suggestions! I really appreciate it and I guess you'll find out how that goes if I can ever get a planning thread together.

 

On another note, WARNING...here comes my rant rant.gif

 

So, last week was the first time I spoke to Carolina and I have to say she seems very organized and nice but I think she was brushing me off. We went over all the details of our wedding and she gave me some pointers and sent me some links of helpful info. But now that I look back on it, nothing that I wanted negotiated was she successful with. She kind of shut me down on some things because she said she "knew" they weren't going to budge on them so I let them go. My main gripe, however, was the chiviari chairs!! She emailed me today and said that after a week of negotiating (which I really wonder if she did) they will not come down on the price. I refuse to pay $12/chair ($1200 total for the wedding and reception) BUT I really want them! I even negotiated with myself and said that I would only pay for them to be at one event even if they didn't come down on the price but honestly I'M PISSED! I know for a fact that some of you ladies have gotten the price down on the chairs, therefore I know someone is lying or playing hardball. I'm not an overly pushy person, so I have not pressed the negotiating issue on anything else that they turned me down on but this really makes me mad!!

 

We aren't using most of the stuff given in the pearl or the sky ceremony packages. We're bringing our own minister (I know that's like $400 saved right there). The fans they say are "personalized" for the sky aren't that at all. I just found out they're black an white which we can't use, so that's another thing I have to buy. The "personalized" programs aren't that nice IMO, so I'm making my own. They quoted me $300 for bouquets that I wanted so I'm bringing my own and my plan was to use the $50 bouquet that's included in the package as a toss bouquet (which kinda sucks because the person won't be able to keep it) but that was included free with the bouquets I had to purchase so I won't be using that either. Then, I find out from AmyKH that the damn live streaming of the wedding didn't even work for her and that was one of the ways I was able to justify the additional cost of the Sky Wedding to my FI!!

 

I am just so outdone that they won't go down on the chairs for me considering all of this. I haven't gotten a break on anything else price-wise except the cocktail party. I know I signed up for this and these chairs aren't "necessary" but thinking about it just makes me mad. Sorry for the rant but I just had to say something. sad.gif



Welcome! We are having our wedding at AS. You should decide whether or not you want to have kids at your wedding. very important!!!

I have Gayle Hirsch from DestinationWeddings.com and she's been GREAT!

 

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!


Welcome back Mrs. I was thinking about as watching Trisha's (from Clean House) wedding at Le Blanc. Can't wait till to hear more about your wedding. I am so happy that the weather was PERFECT!!!
 

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!!!



I am sorry you don't like Claudia. We are having Erick Claudia for our wedding and he's been great to work with so far. I hope you find what you are looking for.
 

Originally Posted by ROBINBOOSE View Post

Hi, I'm getting married at azul sensatori in March. Does anyone have any recommendations on photographers? Caribe and Claudia are who the hotel is telling me to use but I wasn't impressed with either's portfolio.HELP


Wow. You are definitely making a big progress!!!

 

Originally Posted by MaggieandJay View Post

Hello Ladies! big prgress today!

First my dress is in and I pick it up Sat. I am then going to store it at a friends house till March when I see if we need alterations.

Second Booked my BD shoot for March with Chrstine Tremoulet here is Houston. Very excited about that!

Third All the inviations are stuff, labeled and ready. They just need my TA's booking instruction letter and I am ready to mail these bad boys!

Fourth Deposits on room have been made by all essential family members coming so rooms are booked

Fifth I am really liking my WC Maria Fay - She has been getting back to me so qick and we have most of the detail sheet worked out on details. Just Need numbers :)

Sixth Ordered my Thank you for booking Thank You cards with our monogram on them!
WHEW


LOVE your passport invitation!!! I made my own... and it was a VERY hard work.
 

Originally Posted by JaimeCF2BR View Post

This is my first attempt at posting a picture, so I'm crossing my fingers this works!  I had been meaning to share my STDs (which actually turned into full invitations!).  I know a Passport is old news for us DW pros, but all my guests thought it was a completely original idea (haha...so sneaky).

 

STD Collage.jpg



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Julia,

 

pictures are awesome. where did you get your blue earrings? what is that grow in the dark glasses? did you make them?

my fav picture is the one you and your hubby walking into the water. thanks for sharing!!!
 

Originally Posted by Steve&Julia View Post

sorry for the late reply I have been putting my pictures on a web site

and working LOL

 

http://stevenjulia.shutterfly.com/

ROMERO is the password

 

I flew him from NY and put him up in the hotel he took rehearsal, ceremony, and trashing pictures for $2200

gave me over 800 pictures

 

takes direction well and was nice.

 

if you want his info let me know



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I need help... what are you guys doing for the guest book? I've been the post card, thumb print tree, book, etc... I am really torn between just not having anything to something creative and fun. initially I wanted to have a photo book...always wanted to have the actual photo booth for that's not going to happen. I got less than a month to finish up last minute stuff and I have not decided on what to do. Any suggestions? Am I over-thinking this?

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Originally Posted by chong View Post

 

I need help... what are you guys doing for the guest book? I've been the post card, thumb print tree, book, etc... I am really torn between just not having anything to something creative and fun. initially I wanted to have a photo book...always wanted to have the actual photo booth for that's not going to happen. I got less than a month to finish up last minute stuff and I have not decided on what to do. Any suggestions? Am I over-thinking this?

We are getting postcards to put into our OOT bags with a little note. Please fill in a postcard with your favorite memories of the trip or well wishes for the couple and then have them put it into the mail.

 

If you want the photobooth idea. Get a few cheap one use cameras/or a digital camera and set them up on a little table. Leave a note to ask guests to take a picture of themselves and leave a note with their well wishes. After the fact, you can get the film developed or the photos printed and you'll have a photobook. Good luck.

 

 

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Originally Posted by chong View Post

 

I need help... what are you guys doing for the guest book? I've been the post card, thumb print tree, book, etc... I am really torn between just not having anything to something creative and fun. initially I wanted to have a photo book...always wanted to have the actual photo booth for that's not going to happen. I got less than a month to finish up last minute stuff and I have not decided on what to do. Any suggestions? Am I over-thinking this?

 

I wasn't sure either so I was just going to forgo it

 

 

 

Originally Posted by murmel View Post

 

 

 

We are getting postcards to put into our OOT bags with a little note. Please fill in a postcard with your favorite memories of the trip or well wishes for the couple and then have them put it into the mail.

 

If you want the photobooth idea. Get a few cheap one use cameras/or a digital camera and set them up on a little table. Leave a note to ask guests to take a picture of themselves and leave a note with their well wishes. After the fact, you can get the film developed or the photos printed and you'll have a photobook. Good luck.

 

 

LOVE the postcard Idea!!!!

 

 

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