Thanks for the feedback! These tables of 9 are mainly our friends, and I figure everyone will be dancing most of the time anyways
Our perks are a little different than yours it sounds like, but for the number of rooms that our guests booked (which for us it was 20 rooms), we received a discount off our room. We received a complimentary event through our travel agency though. However, we are having our reception at Plaza Zavaz by the pool and I think it's just so beautiful! All the pictures I've seen look really, really pretty. We are having our cocktail party at Zocalo Alfresco which I think is a great location too.
For our cocktail party I'm decorating a little bit. I purchased small flower arrangements through Lomas for the cocktail tables. It was $85 for 8 arrangements. I'm bringing my iPod, docking station and sashes to tie bows around the cocktail tables. We have a welcome/ rehearsal dinner the Friday before our wedding, and I am not decorating for that. I like the idea of ice breakers!
I was going to bring glass vases with me to make my own floating candle centerpieces, but I was so worried about the glass breaking. I know some brides brought them with no issues, and others purchased vases at a Walmart or store in Cancun. I decided to just purchase flower arrangements and votive candles through Lomas. However, I am bringing my own chair sashes and a few other decorations for the reception such as paper lanterns, string lights and some other miscellaneous decor.
We were initially looking at the donkey too lol! For the cocktail hour actually... But, I read on the banquet kit menu that the donkey is not allowed at the Azul Sensatori resort. This could have changed though.
No clue about the alcohol but that is a great idea! I love the thought of little bottles of patron at the tables for shots.. So fun!!