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#9051 beaz2be

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    Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:22 PM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by murmel
    The pool rules...I didn't see any posted and don't think there will be any issues should you choose to swim late. We used our hottub plenty in the evening watching the moon, sipping a drink and listening to the live music from the adult bar.

    Wines....Ooooo.....so many. Mexican wines: (we had a ton to try while in Mexico, but unfortunately can't get many here) Try L.A. Cetto Nebbiolo Reserva Privada (if you can find it), or any of the Shiraz's L.A. Cetto produce.
    A couple of other current favorites:
    De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir (Australian or New Zealand).
    Sandalford Shiraz (Austraila)
    Trapiche Malbec (Argentina)
    Always love to try new ones! :)

    Also have to tell you girls, my FI 'kidnapped' me yesterday for a Surprise Day. We both worked an early shift and then we got into the car and drove for about 2 hours! Well we checked into a lovely hotel, and went out for a great dinner. And then he lead me to a concert...to my surprise it was...Sting! (And I love Sting!) We sat in the 11th row, as Sting performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra! Hee hee I love Surprise Day!
    mmmmm I love Trapiche Malbec too!! mmmmm wine. Too bad it's only 10am here in Vancouver.

    As for Suprise day, that is sooo wonderfully romantic! What a guy!
    mmmmmm LOVE a Malbec and Tempranillo! LOVE some Italian wine like a Barolo!! Ready for some wine! I haven't drank this week due to the ole wedding diet. Fi and I are hUGE winos. We buy a case of wine every 2-3 weeks! YIKES!!!

    That sounds like SO much fun after the wedding!!!!!! YAY!
    So glad to know that I'm not the only wine-o in the bunch here. I've told FI that we're going to have to cut back when we get closer to the wedding too. hahahah

    speaking of - - - you are soooo close!! YAY Just reading you say "after the wedding' makes me realize that that is so soon for you too! (Exciting)

    #9052 amandamarieb

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      Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:24 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by amybermuda
      Whoever wanted to know about the wine......

      I love wine - I would not call myself a wine snob - but I know a little about it and drink a lot of it. I drink $15 - $20 bottles - which I think is average. Anyhoo, the wine at the resort was GOOD. My Dad and Step mom like good wine too and they all loved it. The Sauvignon Blanc was really good - I wish I could buy it - hint of grapefruit, my fave. The pinot noir was nice and they served it at the correct temperature. I was scared they were going to do room temp/too hot. I also tried the cabernet and that was good too. We stupidly ordered special wine for our wedding from Lomas - DO NOT DO THIS!!!!! No one knew they were drinking anything different from the house wine. Waste of $$$$$!!!!!! We did drink the house sparkling wine too and it was OK, I like mine more like prosecco - so drier - but hey, they poured it like water and we must've drank 12+ bottles at our cocktail reception :)
      FI is a big wine guy actually thinking about doing it professionally...selling it...not making it. but one day I would love to make our own wine.

      Good to know about the champagne. Did you pay for it or did they just bring it to you?

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by chong
      Holy Smokes! You are having 70 people :) That sounds awesome. I have about 35 people... still waiting on few people. It would be fun to see how everything will work out.

      I only have few things put together for OOT. I still have few things to buy for OOT but I figure I will start now. My next thing to work is the pre-travel brochure. I am so not excited about it.

      I am so ready to be done. I don't know how people have years to plan the wedding. With my personality, this is just too much time to make decisions.

      No worries... I am sure everything will come together at the end :) Take a deep breath and start decorating the cup cakes... maybe you are done by now and relaxing!!!
      Thanks for the encouragement. I am going to order our OOT bags this weekend. I am having our monogram printed on the front so I've just been trying to find the cheapest option that'll allow me to digitally print the logo since it is so complicated.

      Do you know what you are putting in yours? Right now we are doing a custom CD, puzzle books for the beach, weekend warrior kits, custom chapsticks and a welcome letter. I would like to do more but with 70+ bags, it's a lot of money and a lot of stuff to bring. Do you have any other suggestions?

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz
      AWW he is precious!! AND Baby g!!!


      My TA looked into the free sweet package for us but found out that it does not apply to canadians at azul sensatori....but for some reason it applies at all of their other resorts which totally sucks.

      I think we are going with the pearl package too. I think the 40 people means they will reserve you a section of the restaurant that will seat up to 40 people. You will still need to pay for any chairs you need over the 12 they give you for your ceremony.

      I have Carolina too, how are you finding her? How long does it take before you hear back from her?
      I also have Carolina. She has been so-so. BUT leaps and bounds better than Tiffany was.

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by amcferron
      OK....So, 70 people!! That's a lot!! We are expecting 50+, so my question is: where are you having your reception?? Are the only options the beach or plaza zavaz??
      We are doing it at Plaza Zavaz. That's actually my #1 pick. I didn't want to do it on the beach and I think it should fit my party perfectly from what I hear

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by ~Nicole~
      Yes, they give you a beach towel card. You go get a fresh towel whenever you need it.
      Interesting. Good to know. I am going to make card holds with wrist bungees so that's great for the cards.



      Quote:
      Originally Posted by beaz2be
      Bigbop - re: the reception site. I knew from the get-go that the private reception was important for us and I was concerned the same way that with possibly 2 weddings/day there might be a conflict. I knew we'd want it outside but prefer NOT the beach. So, I booked Plaza Zavas when I booked my date. I wouldn't provide my deposit to Karisma until I had confirmation that I could have BOTH the ceremony date/time as well as the reception location. It took a long time to get confirmation on it and I was worried I'd lose my date entirely - but it worked out.

      Of course now, depending on how big our group gets, it looks like we may have to readjust our planning if we're too large for the space. But I'm not going to worry about that yet. :-)

      Plaza Zavaz will hold 70 people...so not sure how big your group wil be but you'll probably be fine. I am sure if you are just a couple of people over they will work with you. I had that fear about the sky deck and they told me I could have 100 ppl if I wanted. That's 20 more than the site says is allowed
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by KittenHeart
      Haha.. Dr. Rey! Dr. Rey from Dr. 90201?!? That's hilarious! I will definitely check it out. Just like your salon, my designer is recommending to wear a "light" spanx to smooth everything out under the dress. I will have to find something and try it on with the dress to see if it's really necessary. Thanks for the info!

      yeah... 2.5 months to go and I am so exhausted. I am ready to be on the beach, drinking margaritas and get married! I have so much to do and nothing is getting done this week
      The pool rules...I didn't see any posted and don't think there will be any issues should you choose to swim late. We used our hottub plenty in the evening watching the moon, sipping a drink and listening to the live music from the adult bar.

      Wines....Ooooo.....so many. Mexican wines: (we had a ton to try while in Mexico, but unfortunately can't get many here) Try L.A. Cetto Nebbiolo Reserva Privada (if you can find it), or any of the Shiraz's L.A. Cetto produce.
      A couple of other current favorites:
      De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir (Australian or New Zealand).
      Sandalford Shiraz (Austraila)
      Trapiche Malbec (Argentina)
      Always love to try new ones! :)



      All the rooms above the main floor have a view of the ocean, just some might be a bit closer than others. And the resort is small enough that at most you might be a 4 minute walk/elevator ride to your room. The adults only section, is the furtherst from the ocean. The premium section is to the side. Honestly all the rooms are so similar, it will be amazing no matter where you stay! If you like the oceanview...go with it!



      Congratulations!
      Oh that is the sweetest!!!
      Ah I know, right!
      Amanda ~ Marrying Stephen on October 10th 2010 at Azul Sensatori

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      #9053 amandamarieb

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        Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

        Oh ans ladies...i have been dreading coming on here because i knew you all were posting up a storm and it would take me forever to catch up. I am so behind in life (or so it feels) right now that I didn't want to feel bhind here to. But nevertheless I came back and I am caught up.

        Thanks for all of your words of encourgament on Tuesday. I needed them. It has been such a rough week. On top of all of the wedding stuff, FI got into a car accident, his family dog was put to sleep this morning and we just found out his aunt is really, really sick. :) So sad.

        All the complaining about the wedding seems silly now. (Even though there is so much to say about my TA... I can get into that at another time.)

        So thanks ladies for listening.
        Amanda ~ Marrying Stephen on October 10th 2010 at Azul Sensatori

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        #9054 amandamarieb

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          Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:35 PM

          Oh and Chong, I forgot to tell you...I know that you are planning to do your pre travel brochures soon. Vista print has 25 for free or 100 for the price of 25 on sale until the end of the month.
          Amanda ~ Marrying Stephen on October 10th 2010 at Azul Sensatori

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          #9055 taylorwd

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            Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by chong

            Someone asked about maracas?!? I bought maracas for our wedding at Click the image to open in full size.
            These maracas are great! We used them as well and had them on all our reception tables. Just some FYI about them though: 1) they come with a really, really strong chemical smell so make sure you unpack them and let them breath for a while, and 2) the paint on them is rather fragile. Even though we packed them in a bunch of newspaper in a suitcase, they got banged up and the paint chipped.

            #9056 mmc1105

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              Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:19 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by bigboponthebeach
              I refer to my DSLR as my second child. LOL I am very protective of it and I keep it nearby at all times. My daughter will tell me to kick back and relax with all of the photos of her. ;-) "Mom, enough please!" is pretty common for her, especially around soccer season when I deploy the rapid shot on her! LOL I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cameras and even tried to enroll in a JC course this past semester but it was full. :-( Do not get me started on my love for DSLR's! LOL
              I ordered them from Invitation Consultants. I am not very DYI :)

              This is so funny because it’s my biggest complaint too. I get carded 99.999999% of the time… I’m talking about cigarettes, rated R movies etc. I always get a laugh or a scoff too if I’m tryin’ to buy alcohol if I’m not done up to the freakin’ 9’s. It’s really annoying when people tell me I look 19… I don’t WANT to look 19!



              I do love saying it! It feels weird whenever I heard it out loud too.

              Hmmm I need to find that video… I was searching for smokey eye tutorials because that’s what I wanted on my wedding day. So the video may not be pertinent to what you’re looking for… AH I found it!
              We are Olympus fans! :)
              We may need to start a DSLR thread lol

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by taylorwd

              I used the spa for both my hair and makeup. I was at AB but the lady who did both my trial and my wedding day (Monica) works at AS as well. In fact, she's more often over there since AS does more weddings. I loved her! You can read my full review of her under my siggy. I brought pics of what I wanted and she did an awesome job of replicating.
              That's great to know, you looked beautiful!

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by KittenHeart




              I just got my Elite Banner!!! Wooo hoooo!!!
              Congrats, very well deserved!!
              Alexander & Marci - May 6, 2011

              #9057 MaggieandJay

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                Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:43 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by amandamarieb
                Oh ans ladies...i have been dreading coming on here because i knew you all were posting up a storm and it would take me forever to catch up. I am so behind in life (or so it feels) right now that I didn't want to feel bhind here to. But nevertheless I came back and I am caught up.

                Thanks for all of your words of encourgament on Tuesday. I needed them. It has been such a rough week. On top of all of the wedding stuff, FI got into a car accident, his family dog was put to sleep this morning and we just found out his aunt is really, really sick. :) So sad.

                All the complaining about the wedding seems silly now. (Even though there is so much to say about my TA... I can get into that at another time.)

                So thanks ladies for listening.
                Sending good thoughts your way. i am so sorry you guys had a rough week! Hang in there!
                Maggie and Jay GOT married on May 15th 2011 at Azul Sensatori. Best International Wedding EVER!

                #9058 mmc1105

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                  Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:07 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Mahalo79
                  yay!! We just got our date confirmed! April 25th, 2011 at 4pm. getting married at the catholic chapel at El Dorado Maroma, but reception back at AS. Next I have to tell officially "meet" the WC and tell her what wedding package we want. I am going to be busy reading the older posts tomorrow at work, hope it is not too busy lol, lots to read. also don't know what reception dinner options we have. I would have written back to all of you who were kind enough to welcome me, but I'm not down with multi-quoting yet! Also my ticker is so small! Haha, oh well at least i figured out how to do it. Thanks for listening to me vent!
                  Yayy congrats on setting the date!

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by chong
                  That's so funny that nobody wants to have the reception on the beach. that's where we are having the reception. we are very excited about the beach!!!
                  I think we're doing ours at the beach too! We live in Miami, so i am used to parties and heels on the beach lol.

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by murmel
                  We are thinking about doing our wedding reception at the beach BBQ area. :)

                  Also have to tell you girls, my FI 'kidnapped' me yesterday for a Surprise Day. We both worked an early shift and then we got into the car and drove for about 2 hours! Well we checked into a lovely hotel, and went out for a great dinner. And then he lead me to a concert...to my surprise it was...Sting! (And I love Sting!) We sat in the 11th row, as Sting performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra! Hee hee I love Surprise Day!
                  That is awesome that he planned that for you... Soo thoughtful!

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by TLGnhci
                  Curious ~ Are any of the Bs2B using the resort photographers, or has anyone used them recently? I don't really have the budget to upgrade and I'm just curious if they're descent. I was thinking as long as I have a CD, I could have a company or friend photoshop some pics for me.

                  Thoughts??
                  Welcome! The photographer is one of the most important decisions... and I'm still trying to decide how far from my original budget I'm willing to stray.
                  Oh ans ladies...i have been dreading coming on here because i knew you all were posting up a storm and it would take me forever to catch up. I am so behind in life (or so it feels) right now that I didn't want to feel bhind here to. But nevertheless I came back and I am caught up.

                  Thanks for all of your words of encourgament on Tuesday. I needed them. It has been such a rough week. On top of all of the wedding stuff, FI got into a car accident, his family dog was put to sleep this morning and we just found out his aunt is really, really sick. :) So sad.

                  All the complaining about the wedding seems silly now. (Even though there is so much to say about my TA... I can get into that at another time.)

                  So thanks ladies for listening.
                  So sorry to hear you are going through so much. I love your "so behind in life" comment, because I feel like that a lot too. I always say things like I need to go organize my life, and my friends laugh, but I'm soo serious.

                  You and your FI probably need a date night or something to help with all the stress you've been dealing with. And you can always vent here if you need it!
                  Alexander & Marci - May 6, 2011

                  #9059 beaz2be

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                    Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:42 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by amandamarieb
                    Oh ans ladies...i have been dreading coming on here because i knew you all were posting up a storm and it would take me forever to catch up. I am so behind in life (or so it feels) right now that I didn't want to feel bhind here to. But nevertheless I came back and I am caught up.

                    Thanks for all of your words of encourgament on Tuesday. I needed them. It has been such a rough week. On top of all of the wedding stuff, FI got into a car accident, his family dog was put to sleep this morning and we just found out his aunt is really, really sick. :) So sad.

                    All the complaining about the wedding seems silly now. (Even though there is so much to say about my TA... I can get into that at another time.)

                    So thanks ladies for listening.
                    Amanda, so sorry to hear things are so tough right now. I'm sure things will turn around soon. And I think I can speak for most of the ladies here when I say we love to listen and offer words of support/help when we can.



                    #9060 beaz2be

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                      Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:47 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by taylorwd
                      These maracas are great! We used them as well and had them on all our reception tables. Just some FYI about them though: 1) they come with a really, really strong chemical smell so make sure you unpack them and let them breath for a while, and 2) the paint on them is rather fragile. Even though we packed them in a bunch of newspaper in a suitcase, they got banged up and the paint chipped.
                      hmmmm, I wonder if there's any way to protect the paint so to speak... something to spray on them or anything.

                      Good to know tho. Thanks for the heads up.




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