Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by mystique517
So far it looks like I'll have about 40 guests. I'm weary about Plaza Zavas because I don't know how private it will be and didn't want to pick the ballroom because I feel like it takes away from the whole idea of a destination wedding. I think Zocalo would be perfect so long as it's not too narrow.
I'd love to see pics when you get back. and CONGRATS!
We had a reception with 63 guests at Plaza Zavas and it felt very private. No strangers walking around, etc. It's set off from the main area, and people have to actually walk down paths to get to the plaza, so usually people realize it's a wedding and just stay clear!
Check out this thread for photos:
I just read through the Sensatori forum you're working on- one topic made me a bit nervous- sand fleas on the beach!!! eeek
My reception will be on the beach from 7pm-11pm, is this going to be a problem? I don't want my guests being bitten while eating their dinner yikes!
It might sound a little tacky, but I don't know if you'll have a small table with a guest book/seat chart/etc., but perhaps you could buy a few bottles of bug spray and leave them there for your guests to use (with a cute note)? Most of your men will be wearing long pants so they should be okay. And it was only around dusk that it seemed bad. So hopefully later in the night they will have gone to sleep.
Originally Posted by JMK923
I'm so excited to have came across this forum. All the advice and feedback I've read so far is awesome and SO helpful!! Our wedding date is February 8, 2014 at AS. Any other February 2014 brides on here?! I'm in the somewhat early stages of planning... Sending out save the dates, selected ceremony and reception locations, and slowly working through all the details.
You've been added to the offical Bride Roll Call!
I am looking into different venues for the private reception and I think I'm leaning towards zocalo terrace is that the same as alfresco.
I was wondering if any past brides that used this/these location have a picture of what it looks like decorated. Trying to envision what I'd be working with but the pictures I've seen thus far haven't been much help. Please pm me and I'll give u my email as I don't have enough posts to open attachments.
Really appreciate it.
I know there is a Zavas terrace (small stone patio close to the premium section), Zocalo terrace is the backside patio of the Mexican restaurant. For photos see the Official thread:
Beautiful! We are doing trash the dress pics as well. My biggest question is did you literally trash it afterwards or did you take it home? If you took it home how did you get it dry in time? Our TTD pics are Saturday and we leave very very early Sunday am.
I think it really depends on your dress. I had a mostly lace dress and it took a beating and survived the wedding (which included stepping in black gum, and ripping a lot of the lining), trash the dress (salt water, pool water, hot tub), and 2 at home receptions!
My advice is once you are done, wear it straight into the shower and rinse it off in fresh water as best as possible. Then hang it up outside to dry as quick as possible. Then pack it and make sure to take it out at home ASAP to finish drying. Then depending on how it looks take it to a dry cleaner. (my dry cleaning saw my dress 3 times....and couldn't stop laughing the whole time!)
Originally Posted by Azulbride2014
Your not alone I'm 2014 bride!!! Yay xx
What's your wedding date? I will add you to the roll call.
Originally Posted by Nena Martinez Hey,
I was heavily considering the Sensatori, but my main concerns were the beach bugs and seaweed. I am a beach person and I would hate to have to sacrifice these aspects on my wedding get-away. Were you able to go in the water?
Please take a look at the Official thread for more info:
Less than 2 weeks until we leave!
I need your opinions on something....does anyone think it is worth it to stay in the Premium section? We have to decide between a regular Premium room or a Swim Up suite in the adults only section. None of our guests are staying in Premium so us staying there could be a good or bad thing haha. Not sure if the benefits of Premium outweigh having a swim up suite? We have looked at the room types so much but it is just confusing us more. Thanks for your help!!
Ps- we leave on Feb 9th and we had 2 more guests book last week.....ahhhh!
The only real bonus is if you upgrade to the swim up in the premium with the hot tub. Other than that, the rooms inside are identical, and for the most part you'll be at the other pools with your guests, so you will not be taking full advantage of the extra service. Personally I think the swim up room in the adults section will likely be a great choice. And should you be offered the honeymoon suite be aware they are in the middle buildings up high. Room inside the same, but the balcony oceanside is HUGE!
And super exciting to hear you have more guests joining!