@AngelaA Paying for a day pass and having your makeup artist come to your room to do your make up is a great idea. I would love to know if any other brides have gotten away with that! The concern I would have with this is that the hotel staff is probably very familiar with most local make up artists/vendors, so I doubt having them sneak in as regular guests will be easy unless your make up person isn't well known to the hotel. I can't afford to pay the vendor fee again either. Like you, I'm already paying it for my photographer so I'm trying to find a way around it. I'm really worried about having my hair and make up done at the hotel.... I just don't know what kind of work they do. I wish my wc had before and after photos for me to see. Has anyone read any reviews about the onsite hair and make up artists?
All the brides I know, or have reviewed the salon have been thrilled with the results! Just make sure to bring pictures of your hairstyle and makeup to help the staff visualize your dreams. Plus a few girls have even stated they were not happy, voiced their concerns and the salon staff would fix it until they were happy. Good products, MAC and something else (sorry forget the other brand). I would not hesitate to use the salon. Just be sure to book yourself enough time, since I have heard they take their time:)
@rebepax Wow! It sounds like you had an amazing time. I'm so happy that you loved the resort...it makes me feel confident that I chose the right place for my wedding.
Thanks for the detailed review. Do you know how many guests are required in order to have the ceremony at the pier gazebo? I didn't realize there were 2 different beach gazebos and now I'm concerned that my ceremony wont be at the more private location. I'm going to have to confirm this with my wc because the last thing I want is a bunch of strangers in my photos!
Also, after reading your post, I'm reconsidering ordering a cake. I had read several posts from previous brides who said the cakes weren't good or very pretty and I was so disappointed because I really want a cake but didn't want to waste my money if they're really that bad. Thanks so much for this VERY helpful info!!
There is no set amount of people required for either beach location. There is a maximum for the Skydeck (I would guess around 60-80...but not sure) The ceremony and reception sites are first come, first serve....you could have a wedding at the pier with 2 people if you wanted to!
The cakes seem to be improving a lot. I think they got a lot of complaints and are now trying to fix the problem. Most of the recent brides have said the cakes were tasty.
My name is Alison and I am just about to make the final decision of having my wedding at Azul Sensatori. One question that I haven't been able to find out on my own is whether or not you can have receptions at the Sky Deck at Azul Sensatori. I'm not interested in the ceremony since we are going to Playa del Carmen for a catholic ceremony. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
The SkyDeck is NOT available for receptions! If you do your ceremony there, they offer a cocktail hour, but that's it. It is mostly due to the fact there are no bathroom facilities available there.
Well ladies, it looks like I'm no longer getting married at Azul Sensatori [/size]
We were able to reserve 30 spots for 90 days with our deposit through Sunwing. We have about 50-60 guests coming. Our travel agent did warn us this was a possibility, although rare, the resort sold out with only 30 of our guests booked in, 2 months before the deposit deadline! [/size]
We were warned that the resort was filling up fast, and did pass the urgency along to our guests, but as I'm sure you all know, getting guests to book so far in advance is tricky![/size]
We've done a lot of planning with the coordinator so far (venues, times, bbq, flowers) so at first we thought the rest of our guests could stay at a resort close by and just get day passes for the wedding. Unfortunately a good chunk of our wedding party didn't get in, plus it's just not the same having half your guests at another resort.[/size]
So our other options were to change the date or the resort. Hard choice, but we decided to change the resort. We went back to our original list and got quotes for a bunch of resorts, then picked the cheapest flight/resort package. Although the wedding package will probably cost a lot more, I'm happy that we were able to accommodate all our guests and even save them some money![/size]
Just wanted to share my little wedding crisis in case someone else goes through this, definitely pick a resort big enough for your group! Even if you think it's big enough (like I did) destination weddings are becoming more popular and resorts are filling up earlier in advance. [/size]
Thank you everyone for helping out so much! Sad I won't be able to keep planning with all of you. Happy planning and Congrats everyone! [/size]
Sorry to hear you made to move resorts! But hopefully it will all work out in the end and you'll have a beautiful wedding surrounded by family and friends. Just curious, what resort are you moving to? Best wishes.