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#41 rtswan

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    Posted 07 July 2008 - 09:08 PM

    I booked through a planner (and I beleive she then books with Sunquest travel). I put 300 deposit for ten guests but the 3000 will eventually goes to our room and all guests will call the planner to book their trips (I am not sure if it's group rate, though). The planner wasn't very firm that she could get the same rate for other guests once the ten spots have been filled, but she said she would try her best to get the same rate.

    I also have a question on the vendors. Would any know if we can hire outside vendors for the bouquet and cake?

    Thanks!

    #42 amyc

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      Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:41 PM

      Yeah, it does sound like the group rate would be a pain...I don't have a clue how many people will come and definitely not how long they would stay.

      I'm 99% sure I am booking Azul Senatori for my wedding in April or May of 2009. We are flexible on the date but would prefer a Saturday afternoon (5ish) wedding. We are thinking most people will come in on Thursday, on Friday we'll have the rehearsal (if needed) or maybe a meet and greet, and then the wedding on Saturday.

      Are any of you doing the private reception? The wedding packages Azul provides don't seem to include quite as much as some of the other ones. I'm wondering if the private reception will cost us a fortune but I think it would be wonderful. I guess I don't have to decide that until we know how many guests are coming.

      Sorry for so many questions...I'm a planner and I think this whole process of waiting till right before the wedding to select the details might drive me crazy but I am going to stay optimistic and hope it turns out great.

      I need to discuss it with the fiancee but hopefully I can get booked this week. Picking the location has been a beating so I'm ready for it to be over!

      You have all helped me so much...many thanks! :)

      #43 pepper55

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        Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:41 AM

        We're going to do a private reception too - but you're right, they are so much more $$. We're hoping that we can use the 'dinner for 40' that comes in the Silver Package towards the private event. Don't know if they'll accomodate... We also want to book the Sky Deck package as an add on, but don't understand why that is $1500 more. To me it just seems like you're paying for the space, b/c you don't get anything else (really) included. So you're putting up about $4K before you even get food!

        I'm a planner too - so its hard not to have all the answers immediately. But thankfully theres a few us of now going thru it together!

        #44 lenka14

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          Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:30 PM

          I am a planner as well...and I sooo understand how you girls feel. I've been bombarding Fabio with all sorts of questions, and eventually (after a week or so) he responds to some of them. He told me that you cannot bring any outside vendors, that includes DJ, band, flowers. I am pretty bummed about this. I hope their DJ is decent. I've read some horror stories about the DJ at Azul Beach not speaking English and just pressing play and stop on the IPods the couples brought with them.

          I am still waiting on a response for alcohol - since they do not offer top shelf liquor we were wondering if we could bring our own. If anyone has an answer to this, please let me know.

          #45 rtswan

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            Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:25 PM

            ohh no.... if the DJ only presses Play and Stop, I can have my friends do it and save the $1300.
            I have been doing the budget and we want a private reception as well, and if we get 30 people, I would go for buffet instead of three courses. are we allowed to say how much we paid on the Forum?

            #46 Polly....Prince

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              Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:58 PM

              Hey girls, I don't post here too often but I am also a Azul bride I have spoken with Fabio and Nancy via email a couple of times about some questions I have and it usually takes about a week for them to reply. For the most part it has been great and I have no complaints. My biggest concern is getting my Photographer approved. We have been attempting this for at least 2+ weeks and in every coorespondence I receive from them, this topic is completely overlooked. I finally contacted my TA and she is trying to get somewhere with it. We do know that we can bring her once we get prior approval but its driving me crazy because I want to get her trip booked asap to avoid higher airfare. Thats about as far as I have gone with the planning. I have looked at the flowers but we will bring our own and I think we have picked the cake. Its just confusing at this point because Nancy doesn't offer much guidance other than the wesite for Lomas travel. If anyone further in the planning process can offer any help that would be great! It looks like we will all be heading down there around the same time

              #47 Polly....Prince

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                Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:02 PM

                Oh wow that is huge! sorry about that!

                #48 Polly....Prince

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                  Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:11 PM

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                  #49 milejilo

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                    Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:14 PM

                    [QUOTE=amyc;455816]Yes, I read the same thing about the DJ....makes me nervous. Not sure what we are going to do about music.

                    oooh no, really where have you guys read that about the dj? there's basically two things that make a wedding, the music!!! and the food!!! all this is making me very nervous

                    #50 amyc

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                      Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:44 PM

                      Thanks for the TA recommendation!

                      Here's the review I read about the DJ but keep in mind this is for the Azul Beach resort...I'm not sure if they will use the same vendors for weddings at Azul Sensatori.

                      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t23318

                      I completely agree about food and music making the wedding. My fiancee and I were at a beautiful wedding for one of his co-workers recently. Everything was top notch but the DJ was HORRIBLE so hardly anyone danced and most people left early. I never thought it made a big difference until I went to that wedding.

                      There are a lot of unknowns which I think makes everyone nervous but my friend brought up a good point tonight when we were talking about it at dinner. There are going to be unknowns with any resort...you never know when management might change, or the WC changes, or policies change. It sounds like a lot of people are experiencing similar issues getting answers from the WCs at the other resorts too.

                      I'm seriously considering taking a trip down to the resort right after they open...I think it will be worth it to just set my mind at ease. I never imagined I would get so stressed out over my wedding...my face is breaking out like crazy!!!




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