Originally Posted by RachelTX
Has anyone done the Exotic Gazebo? It's a MUCH better deal if you are doing white sheers. You get the sheers (wrapped around the poles), two large floral corsages and rose petals from 48 roses for $250. Just white sheers and 2 large corsages are $320. Murmel you mentioned that you didn't have them wrap the sheers around the posts. I asked my coordinator, even though you said not too , and she said that you had to wrap them. Will it really not be a problem when I get with the onsite coordinators to have them left loose? Also....the exotic gazebo has a thatched roof, is that something they put on the gazebo at Sensatori if you choose the exotic package? Because the gazebo there is plain. If there is no thatched roof added, do you know what the top of the gazebo would look like if you did have them wrap the sheers around?
Also, I want my wedding to be at sunset, so we've scheduled it for 5:00 at the end of January. Sunset begins at 4:50 and is set at 5:30...this will make for amazing wedding photos I figure. My question is....what do you think I should do about pictures of my FI and I? Should we try and do "first look" photos before the wedding to have sunlight, is there enough light at the resort to do the majority of pictures after the wedding? I figure we'll do individual family pictures prior to the wedding just trying to get my head around the timeline of the rest of them and the amount of light there will be and the amount of light required! Has anyone seen "post sunset" pictures taken at the resort? Have any ideas where I might find some?
Someone mentioned, possibly in this thread, or maybe in reviews I read that they purchased bottles of liquor duty free and brought them into the resort to make their drinks stronger. I don't need stronger drinks, I don't think , but my parents have gotten a honeymoon suite and we would like to do a little entertaining on the amazing balcony. I checked with my coordinator to see if we could purchase liquor from them and do it that way but they do not allow that in the rooms. Do you think it would be a decent idea to buy liquor in Mexico and just have it in the room? I'm not talking about throwing a raging party or anything in the room, just a place people could hang out since my sister will have my 6 month old niece with her....and of course when we hang out we would like to have some drinks!
Thanks for any info/advice/direction you've got!
We did the "Exotic Gazebo" and I didn't ask the WC (miami) at all. Just when we got to the resort, I said I just wanted the sheers draped across the top. (we did not have any problems with it-but it's not to say it's a sure thing. I am sure it could vary with who your onsite WC is)
The gazebo in the photo of the Lomas site, is not one from the Sensatori. The gazebos on the beach are always there, not just built up for weddings. So my guess if they do the wrap around the poles, there would be nothing across the top.
I think doing a sunset ceremony is a very romantic idea. Just be aware that the sun does not set over the ocean (you are facing east). Not sure if you were planning to have the sun in the background of the ocean/beach, but that might make you change your plans as to where and when you do some photos. Anyway you can get some pretty shots from the lobby area facing the sunset in the west.
As for buying bottles of booze...having a few bottles in the room is likely a nice idea. Although there are plenty of bars close by, so running over to get a drink is not a huge deal. Also remember that the bar fridge is stocked daily with soda (coke, sprite), water and beer. As for drinks not being strong enough....just ask for a double! LOL