Originally Posted by chong
Hello Ladies! I am back!!! Everything went so fast... we got back on Friday night and we've been super lazy
I will post some pictures when I get a chance. Let me know if you have any questions!!!
Great planning journal! Congrats!
Originally Posted by tundeneha
I have been reading this thread for the last few weeks...and have to say all of the information has helped me figure stuff out for my wedding. I am officially going to have my wedding at Azul Sensatori on June 12, 2011!!! It will be interesting planning the wedding because we will have a Hindu wedding ceremony (I am Indian.) Are there any other brides doing an Indian wedding?
I think you made a great decision! I'm not an Indian bride but my TA/wedding coordinator locally (Toronto) coordinated the Indian wedding mentioned ealier. The coordinator from Toronto travelled with the group to act as the liaison between the bride and the resort. She said that everything went smoothly and that it was beautiful. 117 people in attendance.
Originally Posted by dakotaAZ
Hi ladies, I dont post on here a ton but I do read most posting and the info is always great. I have been going back and forth on having a private reception vs the restaurant...I was hoping you all could tell me what you are doing and why? If your doing the restaurant, what are you doing afterwards? Does anyone know if they have live music in the bars? Are you doing a cocktail reception at all?
I keep going back and forth and could use some help sorting out my options! We are going to have 40, maybe more people.
Thanks in advanced for your help!!
I have the same number of people. I am having a private reception at Zavas plaza. #1 I wanted the privacy #2 I like the look of the location #3 its yours for the entire time scheduled #4 private bar = quick service.
Afterwards - I just learned today that the "teen club" transforms at 11pm into an adults only dance club with dj. My coordinator (who was on site for a 10-10-10 wedding) said that it was more lively than the mojito lounge. Mojito lounge has some music/bands but definitely more subdued according to my TA - e.g., no dancing. When I asked if it was "teen like" in appearence - she said no. Maybe brides that have been can give their opinion on the quality of the teen hangout turns adult only after 11???
I am doing a coctail reception but as a welcome cocktail. The time in between my ceremony and the reception will probably be less than 1.5 hrs - I am going to advise people to gather at a bar for a drink in between or go back to their room for a siesta if desired!
Originally Posted by arkae
Does anyone have any opinions on the Beach BBQ option for the reception?
Can anyone who's already been and had bbq let me know what they thought of the food/set up/portions etc? My concern is that the beach bbq menu may be too casual feeling.....any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I am almost 100% certain that we will go with that menu. I think it has something for everyone. That or the Mexican buffet.
Reasons: versitile menu - people can select what they want.
Trade-off: There is no pick and choose menu that allows guests to decide what they want. I don't feel comfortable "choosing" a menu for over 40 people when they have already paid to stay at an all-inclusive resort where every restaurant allows them to choose according to their tastes.
What I would have preferred: a pick an choose menu with some variety that is plated and served. (from what I understand - doesn't exist)
Originally Posted by arkae
Could you tell me about the setup for the buffet option you went with? Do they just put the tables off to the side at some point and everyone can eat whenever they want? Is the food replenished all evening?
My TA told me that many items are placed into warming dishes and then there is a BBQ set up to cook/grill main courses. I'm assuming that they replenish as needed.