Originally Posted by jjones1309
My name is Jannell and I have been reading your posts for quite some time now and I thought it high time that I put my two cents in.
1. Where can I find out the cost of bouquets for myself and bridesmaids? How can I view the options available? My detail sheet has a listing for flowers but it is empty. Have any of you gone with real touch fake flowers? If so, where do you purchase them and were you happy with the quality/look of them in photos?
2. Our wedding comes with a complimentary dinner reservation for 40 at one of the resort's restaurants... has anyone done this? Should I stick with that option or get a private reception? I am guessing that I cannot do any decorating at the restaurant. I am planning on having a welcome BBQ or S'mores bonfire the day before the wedding so I don't want to spend even more on another private reception if it's not necessary...I just figured we could get married, go to dinner and then to one of the clubs to party...my concern is that I would miss out on the first dance, speeches etc. What are your thoughts?
1) Flower prices and samples you can find here: http://weddings.lomas-travel.com/planning/bouquets.php?category=BOUQUETS-and-Centerpieces&idc=19
I think my flowers were $60, and bridesmaids $50 each.... They were quite nice.
2) If you are doing a welcome BBQ or bonfire, you don't have to do a private event. It really depends on what is important to you. We actually used our "free dinner" as a brunch instead! So you could maybe use your money for a private dinner and then use the "free dinner" as a 'welcome dinner or brunch'. But in case you do want to use Spoon for your wedding night- They put up a curtain in the Spoon restaurant so that you have some privacy from the main area, and they also provide you with separate waiters. I am sure you can do speeches there, and then then do your first dance in the bar. When we first went to the Azul to check it out, there was a newly wed couple in the Mojoito lounge, and the band actually dedicated a song to them, and that was their first dance!
Originally Posted by Mwise17
Ladies that have been to Azul S. recently...
My travel agent said some of the resorts in Mexico are not accepting American Dollars anymore!? I don't know how to find out if Azul is one of them, as I was planning to bring down American with me! (they said the will accept CC but I had a bad experience with that in the Dominican)....
They will accept Pesos....recently traveled there ladies...could you use your American Dollars on the resort?
Melissa- don't panic! We were just down in Mexico (not the Azul, but close by) and US dollars were no problem! The hotel technically can't charge you in US dollars anymore....they still accept them. (it is a new government ruling that everything is suppose to be in Pesos...ie. when you pay for your spa treatment it's 1200 pesos, but they will happily accept 120US) (conversion is about 10 or 11 pesos to 1 dollar....)
So in other words your bill will say pesos! That's all
Also all the markets, taxis and tourist places still accept US dollars, although you might only get pesos for change if you don't have the exact amount.
And don't worry about using your credit card at the hotel! We have been there 3 times, always had stuff charged to our room and no problems whatsoever! I would be careful off the resort, but if you need to pay for extras at the hotel no worries.