So I am finally back to the real world! Our wedding was stunning-could not have asked for anything better. All of our guests had an amazing time, and the wedding coordinators on site are super. Don't stress too much, they will make everything perfect! I will be trying to get my review and planning journal done in the next week.
Originally Posted by Michele4172011
Double congrats from me too!!
For brides with the Plaza Zavez reception location, I really want to have "Christmas" lights wrapped around the poles. Have you purchased any? Seen pictures? Know how much it costs there?
How about lanterns? I have found the lanterns online, but I think there is some sort of DIY that needs to be done for the lights? I'm not a great DIY-er at all! Can anyone help?
Don't know how much the Xmas lights are to rent, but there are tons on electric outlets so you can just bring some if you want. It does look pretty, but I don't have any photos.
We did laterns. Bought them from Asia Ideas. The LED light project is super easy! If you need help, just email me.
I can not believe its Murmel's wedding day! When I first got involved in this forum, hers still seems so far away...and ours seemed like a century!!
Originally Posted by TLGnhci
Murmel, HAPPY WEDDING DAY!!! Hope things are going great. Arkae, I missed your day, but CONGRATS!!!!
Thanks everyone! Sorry I wasn't online much, we were super busy everyday with our 63 guests! And then we just relaxed as a newly wed couple for our 3 free days after everyone left.
Originally Posted by herbie76
Hi ladies, do any of you have Angie for your WC? If so have you heard from her lately? I've sent emails in the last two weeks and had no response at all, getting frustrated as I need to know answers. Any advice?
I had Angie. I found she usually responsed better when I talked to her over the phone. And also if she tells you no, don't accept that answer. I was told NO constantly and in the end got everything I wanted!
I have Angie. She's super nice on the phone but even MORE selective when it comes to the responses. She replies to 1 of 4 emails I send
She also just told me Doremixx is not allowed at the resort but I've seen numerous brides on here who have booked him/them. I'm going to fight it!
Originally Posted by schmieding
I hate that it now cost $800 to bring in an outside photographer!
Don't let this deter you. If you bring the photographer with you as a guest (ie they stay for 3 days or more, you do not have to pay the vendor fee) Also depending on when your contract was signed it should still be $500! Fight for it. I was amazed at how easily they agree to things, just for me bringing up things.
was this per person ? Its weird the luxury is less than the regular jacuzzi suite
Originally Posted by jcdagl2
Does anyone know if it is cheaper when you put 3 adults in a room instead of 2. My WC quoted me the same price per person with 2 or 3 in a room which doesn't make any sense.
Our quote has been the same for 3 adults in a room as 2 adults in a room. Here is what our guests are quoted on our website for 3 days:
Jacuzzi Junior Suite - 1 Adult - $651.92
Jacuzzi Junior Suite - 2 Adults - $682.08
Luxury Jacuzzi Junior Suite - 1 Adult - $682.08
Luxury Jacuzzi Junior Suite - 2 Adults - $532.44
Luxury Jacuzzi Junior Suite - 3 Adults - $532.44
Don't let the room names trick you. All the rooms are almost identical. The difference of Jacuzzi to Luxury Jacazzi is what building it's in. Also the Jacazzi rooms usually only have one bed (ie queen or king), while the Luxury Jacazzi rooms have the option of 2 double beds. If I remember correctly the Jacuzzi rooms are in the adult building (2) and the family building (4). The Luxury Jacuzzi rooms are in building #3. The premium rooms are also almost identical, the bonus being free wifi, room scents, and if you have the swim unit room, a hot tub.
Do they fly out of Canada? I 've never heard of them?
Originally Posted by MaggieandJay
For sure check out FUNJET, they seem to be the one that is still offering rooms :/
FunJet is charter company similar to Signature vacations or Sunwing. Out of Canada, you can look, I have seen Funjet offer packages, but it's rare. And for Canadian guests, only Signature and Sunwing carry Karisma resorts.
Question for the Canadians... Do you plan to use Canadian Dollars for tipping, shopping, etc.? Or are you planning to get American Dollars or Pesos?
About half of our guests are Canadian, so I wanted to give them the best direction possible.
US dollars for sure! It's super easy.
btw - I think the bug bites are sand flea bites and mosquito repellent is supposed to work against them.
They are sand fleas! Some of our guests got affected, but mostly did not even notice.
Question for you girls doing TTD at Azul... Are you doing it sunrise, sunset, or somewhere in between?
We did the TTD at sunrise 6am!
Thank you sooo much! I have been stressing over this and you know what that is the best advise ever! We will let people know what we are going to do at the welcome party and lave it up to them. We want to take his daughter now our daughter to Xel-ha to swim with dolphins. We need the time to be flexible so a private van sounds wonderful! Thank you I can check that off my list. It sounds like the entrance fees to the parks are much cheaper going that route as well.
Quote:Originally Posted by Less is more
Did you do an excursion? if so what did you decide to do. Did you plan it ahead of time with your group or once you got down there? WOW 15 more days til my turn. Oh did you need bug spray?
Welcome kerry! These ladies are the best! They will be your TA, help you coordinate and support you! They have been heaven sent for me. Trust me those 15 months will fly by so fast! I was upset when we decided to have our wedding 14 months away from our engagement date but now I am so thankful we did. Everything and I mean everything just starts to happen. So buckle up and enjoy the emotional ride to bliss! It will all be worth it!
I can highly recommend LOMAS travel for the transfers. We used them for a number of things and they were wonderful to us. We got a luxury Lincoln Navigator SUV with driver for 4 hours for $120US. He stayed with us the whole time and was super nice. We also used them for drop off services for our guests to go sightseeing, and the vans were always there waiting for them on their return. Adrian was the main guy at the hotel, his desk was up in the Lobby and he was great at arranging things for us, even very last minute.
Originally Posted by TLGnhci
Okay good, so I should stick with the exotic and the onsite people will drape it? That's wonderful news!
We did the exotic gazebo, and the onsite coordinator will drape the fabric for you! Also we had them move the bouquets to the dinner site.
Originally Posted by herbie76
Previous brides can you answer my questions.
What happens to the hanging corsages from your ceremony, are they transfered to your reception area?
If you get chair bows for your ceremony do you have to pay agin to have them at your reception?
It just seems like its all money money money!!!
Does anyone know if the guys have to wear dressy pants to dinner every night?
Guys have to wear pants but, they can totally get away with jeans.
Can anyone recommend any places to get cute destination wedding invitations that aren't super expensive?
We used Vista print and we quite happy.