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#16171 bubblez

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    Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

    Hi, did anyone incorporate sparklers for their ceremony and receptions?  I would like to do it but was warned by my WC that I may encounter some problems at customs.  She suggested that I purchase sparklers through the resort.  Has anyone brought sparklers down for their wedding? Any problems with customs?



    #16172 murmel

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    Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

    Originally Posted by JMK923 

    For those of you who are doing OOT bags, how are you delivering them to your guests? My WC said they can deliver them to each guests room for $4 each but I can't see paying that.

    We met all our guests as they arrived in the lobby and handed out our OOT bags. It added a personal touch, and told them how much we appreciated that they were joining us for our wedding.

     

    Many brides met up with their guests for a dinner drink and do it there. Lots of options that will not cost you a fortune!

    Originally Posted by bubblez 

    Hi, did anyone incorporate sparklers for their ceremony and receptions?  I would like to do it but was warned by my WC that I may encounter some problems at customs.  She suggested that I purchase sparklers through the resort.  Has anyone brought sparklers down for their wedding? Any problems with customs?

    IT IS ILLEGAL TO TRAVEL WITH SPARKLERS /FIREWORKS, ETC. They are considered explosive!!!! DO NOT PACK THEM IN YOUR LUGGAGE!!!!

     

    US traveller:

    http://www.faa.gov/a...fe brochure.pdf

    Canadian traveller:

    http://www.catsa-acs...rticles&lang=en

     

    You could try buying them in town perhaps. I don't know where you would find them, but it might be worth a look. But please, PLEASE do not travel with them!!!


    Married my best friend on January 24, 2011 at Azul Sensatori! :wub:

     

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    #16173 DawnDean

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      Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

      Groupon had a special wedding section today.. did you all see it?  They had chinese sky lanterns and water lanterns.  Do you know if we can use the sky lanterns?  I think i've read that we can't let anything go over the ocean but I can't remember for sure.



      #16174 murmel

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      Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

      Originally Posted by DawnDean 

      Groupon had a special wedding section today.. did you all see it?  They had chinese sky lanterns and water lanterns.  Do you know if we can use the sky lanterns?  I think i've read that we can't let anything go over the ocean but I can't remember for sure.

      Unfortunately, you are NOT allowed to use Sky lanterns. This is due to the fire insurance policy of the Sensatori. There is concern that the lanterns could float and land onto one of the buildings- and many are reed roofs, so very flammable. (and the wind blows off the ocean 90% of the time)


      Married my best friend on January 24, 2011 at Azul Sensatori! :wub:

       

      Ambassador for Azul Sensatori and Karisma resorts

       

      Official Azul Sensatori thread:

      http://www.bestdesti... azul sensatori

       

      Recommended Travel agency: Wright Travel

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      #16175 RachelTX

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        Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

        Originally Posted by DawnDean 

        Groupon had a special wedding section today.. did you all see it?  They had chinese sky lanterns and water lanterns.  Do you know if we can use the sky lanterns?  I think i've read that we can't let anything go over the ocean but I can't remember for sure.

        I bought one thinking that we might walk down the beach a bit and do it anyways...the wind coming off the ocean is WAY too strong...I understand now why they don't allow it :(  Guess we'll save it for our anniversary or something fun like that :)  



        #16176 tkuzma

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        Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

        Originally Posted by bubblez 

        Hi, did anyone incorporate sparklers for their ceremony and receptions?  I would like to do it but was warned by my WC that I may encounter some problems at customs.  She suggested that I purchase sparklers through the resort.  Has anyone brought sparklers down for their wedding? Any problems with customs?

         

        Hi bubblez, I was quoted two prices for sparklers through my WC:

        - 3 ft long sparkler= $8 each

        - Box of 5 small sparklers is $5/box

         

        Well I thought $8 a sparkler was insanity and the box of 5 was a steal! Hopefully you can learn from my mistake- I bought 8 boxes of the small sparklers hoping to take pictures of our guests forming an archway to walk through as well as several long exposure shots; however, the "small" sparklers are so small they last maybe 10 seconds, so I couldn't get the photos I had hoped for. Thankfully I only lost $40 on this endeavour.


        My Mayan Riviera Wedding Planning Journal (February 7, 2013)- http://www.bestdesti...ebruary-7-2013/


        #16177 tkuzma

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        Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

        Originally Posted by bubblez 

        Congratulations tkuzma! Thank you for posting the review.  It helped relieve a lot of stress.  I saw that you flew Sunwing.  I will be flying out of Vancouver on Sunwing as well.  Did you make any prior arrangements to carry on your dress?

         

        No special arrangements need to be made! Sunwing is used to DW brides bringing their dresses onto the plane- they reserve overhead bins for wedding dresses. Just be aware that your dress may need to share the space with another bride's dress.


        My Mayan Riviera Wedding Planning Journal (February 7, 2013)- http://www.bestdesti...ebruary-7-2013/


        #16178 amandances

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          Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

          Hi Ladies!

           

          We are in the process of choosing between EDR and Azul Sensataori (deciding if we want to do adults only or family friendly). We did the Bride Rehearsal Weekend last week which was amazing and I highly recommend if you are in the process of choosing.

           

          I do have a question. Is anyone doing the "free unlimited private events" special. We would have enough rooms for that. It is my understanding that if are having a free private event cocktail party or sit down dinner you can not choose the location or the menu until you arrive at the resort. Do you have any say in the choice of location once you get there? For instance if we want the free cocktails as welcome cocktails on the beach can we ask for that? Is the menu one of the "set menus" listed in the private event banquet kit. Also we will have a free cocktail hour because of our travel agent. What would the menu be for that.

          Thanks so much. We are deciding between November and March and the free promotion is only available in November. In March there is a 20% off promotion. If we don't like the free option then having the 20% off is better.

           

          Also for the dinner reservation that is included in the packages (free, pearl, sweet, etc) I understand that that is semi private. Is there a set menu for that or just whatever menu the restaurant has?

           

          Not sure if any of that makes sense but any help would be appreciated!

           

          Amanda



          #16179 murmel

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          Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

          Originally Posted by amandances 

          Hi Ladies!

           

          We are in the process of choosing between EDR and Azul Sensataori (deciding if we want to do adults only or family friendly). We did the Bride Rehearsal Weekend last week which was amazing and I highly recommend if you are in the process of choosing.

           

          I do have a question. Is anyone doing the "free unlimited private events" special. We would have enough rooms for that. It is my understanding that if are having a free private event cocktail party or sit down dinner you can not choose the location or the menu until you arrive at the resort. Do you have any say in the choice of location once you get there? For instance if we want the free cocktails as welcome cocktails on the beach can we ask for that? Is the menu one of the "set menus" listed in the private event banquet kit. Also we will have a free cocktail hour because of our travel agent. What would the menu be for that.

          Thanks so much. We are deciding between November and March and the free promotion is only available in November. In March there is a 20% off promotion. If we don't like the free option then having the 20% off is better.

           

          Also for the dinner reservation that is included in the packages (free, pearl, sweet, etc) I understand that that is semi private. Is there a set menu for that or just whatever menu the restaurant has?

           

          Not sure if any of that makes sense but any help would be appreciated!

           

          Amanda

          Unfortuantely I am not sure of the details for the "free unlimited private events" special. Perhaps ask a TA for details in that regard. If you don't have a TA, you could contact an agent at Wright Travel- the link is below in my signature.

           

          As for the dinner reservation in the packages, the semi-private event is held in Spoon restaurant. There is an area that they section off with a curtain to provide some privacy. You will have waiters that are assigned to just your wedding, and it is a set menu (different than the buffet in the restaurant). Unfortunately, you do not have choice in the set menu, and will see what it is when you met your WC onsite. (also depending on the size of your group be aware the dinner is for 40 people. Any guests above that you will have to pay an additional fee)

           

          You can also view this link for more info and photos: http://www.bestdesti...ensatori-thread


          Married my best friend on January 24, 2011 at Azul Sensatori! :wub:

           

          Ambassador for Azul Sensatori and Karisma resorts

           

          Official Azul Sensatori thread:

          http://www.bestdesti... azul sensatori

           

          Recommended Travel agency: Wright Travel

          http://www.wrighttravelagency.com/


          #16180 JMK923

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          Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

          Wow small world!! I know the Chester Springs area. Where in NJ? I was born there but grew up in ATL but then my parents moved back to NJ and love there now. Oh and thanks! Everything has been so fun to make. I'm excited to be done and see it all come together ... And get married!! But i will miss planning.

          Oh cool! We live in South Jersey... Washington Township. I know I will def miss planning!! I don't know what I'll do haha I'll have so much time on my hands!




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